Ghost – Infestissumam

Are you looking for an album that will scare your mom and make her call her pastor to pray for your soul?  Do you like the idea of evil church music?  You need to buy a Ghost album. Ghost has quickly become one of my favorite bands.  I picked up Meliora a couple months ago and…

The Beach Boys vs J Dilla – Pet Sounds In The Key Of Dee

When was the last time you got disappointed and irrational upset over something trivial?  Did they forget to put extra pickles on your burger?  Did the car in front of you wait too long and now you have to sit through another light?  Or did you buy an album that you thought was going to…

James Taylor – Greatest Hits

There are some artist that you just need to own at least one album from.  James Taylor is one of those artists.  I am not a fan of James Taylor and I don’t know much about him other than a passing knowledge of his legendary musical career and his vast influence.  That being said, I…

The White Stripes: The Complete John Peel Sessions

Have you ever heard of a sports broadcaster being called a “homer”?  It means that they cheer for the home team as they call the game.  They are not indifferent; they are fans as well as reporters.  When it comes to Jack White, I am a homer and I will freely admit that.   Hell,…

Diet Cig – Sleeptalk/Dinner Date

I know that I’m not the only one who loves rock chicks.  Seriously, there is something incredibly sexy about a girl with a guitar.  Diet Cig is a two piece band with a super cute guitar playing girl-singer that bounces around the stage and some dude on drums.   Sleeptalk/Dinner Date is college indie rock; it…

The Righteous Brothers – Some Blue-Eyed Soul

Do you ever pick up an old album in the record store and wonder about how it got to you?  What was its journey?  What decisions by strangers landed this piece of vinyl in your hands?  Maybe I’m a nerd and I’m the only one who thinks like this… This album is 52 years old….

Shaman’s Harvest – Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns

Have you ever been to a minor league baseball game?  Those teams are filled with guys who all have the dream of being a big star in the big leagues.  They want people to chant their name, buy their jerseys, and cheer even when they strike out.  Even though most of those guys will never…

Trivium – Silence in the Snow

How many times have you said to your friends “you really just need to see it in person to truly appreciate it”?  I’ve made that argument about museums, cars, and a neighbor’s hot wife.   It is an argument that I have heard for Trivium, but I don’t think that it is necessary.  First of…

The Heavy – Hurt & The Merciless

Have you ever been to a school dance  or company Christmas party that had a live party band?  My senior prom featured a live party band from Atlanta of what my memory says was 30+ middle aged black musicians absolutely getting down in the funkiest way I had ever witnessed in my young life.  I…

Ranking Roger – Radical Departure

Do you ever daydream about being a famous producer and crate digging for those rare and unknown songs to make into pop beats?  Or is that just me? I don’t have the talent to be a super famous music producer, but that does not stop me from buying random unknown albums in hopes of finding…

The Animals – Animal Tracks

Are you a fan of a band that can do no wrong in your eyes?  No matter what they record you want to own it and will love it?  They could sing the phone book and you would buy it, right? That is how I feel about The Animals.  They embodied talent.  They recorded songs…

Thunderbitch 

How many times have you been stopped in your tracks by an album in a record store?  That happened to me with this album.   As I was walking out of my local record store (Comeback Vinyl) I happened to glance up at the records on display above the racks and I noticed this plain…