Hang Loose- Alabama Shakes

The aptly named Alabama Shakes serve up a lighthearted blend of blues-inspired roots rock and touch of soul that harken back to The Band, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers, and the like. From the first riffs, “Hang Loose” verges on an almost country, gospel-esque medley, with infectious Joplin-like vocals that doesn’t leave one lacking. No, they’re not … [Read more...]

Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.

I am so close to school ending that it is teasing me. There are two days left until I am free to, well, work all day every day. Exciting isn't it, that old life of mine. Anyway, the track that has been driving me through these final days that seem to go on forever is Gary Clark Jr's Bright Lights. … [Read more...]

Pony – Ginuwine

It's my birthday today!! That's right, I am finally allowed to drink and go clubbing legally. It is somewhat ironic/annoying that when I go to college in Chicago next year both of these things will immediately become illegal again until I reach the ripe old age of 21. If you know this song, you might think it's an inappropriate one to  feature on my birthday. In fact, you might … [Read more...]

Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse

By now, every aspect of Amy Winehouse's life, downward trajectory and death has been pored over, analysed and commented upon. As such, it's difficult to add anything that hasn't been said. However, I believe it is worth adding support to those who praise Winehouse's wonderful body of work and her obvious amiability rather than those who focus upon her excessive drug taking and … [Read more...]

Maggot Brain – Funkadelic

I've said again and again that there are those times when I feel like I can't do a song justice by describing it in words. Indeed this is one of those times. Funkadelic's Maggot Brain is probably definitely one of the best songs I have ever heard in my life. There are just no real words to describe the way the sound is. It's a simple song; just a guy shredding with his guitar, … [Read more...]