February 19, 2007

Music Rotation — 12 Feb

Posted in music at 5:49 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Catherine Wheel “Ferment” (1992)
David Gray “White Ladder” (2000)
Dire Straits “Love Over Gold” (1982) — my favorite by Dire Straits. I wish I could play guitar like Mark Knopfler.
I wish I could play guitar, period.
Kiss “Paul Stanley” (1978) — each of the Kiss solo albums has something good going for it. “Ace Frehley” is by far the best one. Paul Stanley comes in second for his efforts. This is a good 70’s rock record. Surprisingly, Gene Simmons is the worst of the lot — by a long shot. In fact, everyone else lapped him. Sadly, Cher’s cameo was probably the highlight.
Missing Persons “Spring Session M” (1982)
Scissor Sisters “Ta-Dah!” (2006) — I predict this band will make a Broadway musical someday. “Ta-Dah!” is not as good as the first. There are no clear winners like “Comfortably Numb” or “Take Your Mama.” But I’ll give it a few more listens to see if anything jumps out.
Manic Street Preachers “The Holy Bible” (1994)
The Who “Quadrophenia” (1973)
The Delays “Faded Seaside Glamour” (2004)
Juan Luis Guerra y 440 “Bachata Rosa” (1990)

February 11, 2007

Music Rotation — 5 Feb

Posted in music at 1:49 pm by berzerkeleyan

Very few albums from my collection were heard this week. Instead, I spent the time listening to a lot of 70’s music on internet radio. They brought back a lot of good memories. I’ll have to start compiling a lot of it.

For the week:

The Arcade Fire “Funeral” (2004)
Queen “Queen II” (1974)
Nickel Creek “Why Should the Fire Die?” (2005)
June And The Exit Wounds “Color Harmony Jewels” (2001)

February 4, 2007

Music Rotation — 29 Jan

Posted in music at 4:04 pm by berzerkeleyan

For the week:

Razorlight “Razorlight” (2006)
Joy Division “Substance 1977-1980” (1988)
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins “Rabbit Fur Coat” (2005)
The Band “Music From Big Pink” (1967)
Peter Gabriel “Up” (2002)
Shelby Lynne “I Am Shelby Lynne” (2000)
Gene “Libertine” (2001)
Richard Ashcroft “Keys To The World” (2006)
Blur “Parklife” (1994)
Alec R. Costandinos “Romeo and Juliet” (1977)
James Blunt “Back To Bedlam” (2004)
Magnet “The Tourniquet” (2005)
Mansun “Attack Of The Grey Lantern [UK]” (1996)
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions “Easy Pieces” (1985)