To quote Ian Anderson, "If someone had suggested that I might release a prog-concept album in the year 2012, I would have thought him seriously, dangerously even, off his trolley. But that is precisely what happened."
This is the modern world! Some artists travel the same road day in, day out, while others prefer to throw a fork in that road and change things up. Neil Young, David Bowie and of course, the Beatles, all come to mind. So does Mr. Paul Weller.
Cheers rang out when the advance word came out that Bruce Springsteen's new album, 'Wrecking Ball,' would be a reaction to the ongoing economic hardships in America. After all, for most of his nearly 40-year recording career, Springsteen has been rock's greatest chronicler of those whose lives have been shattered by uncontrollable forces.
Pink Floyd's new massive "Immersion Edition" box set edition of their 1979 album 'The Wall' offers a wealth of new demo material that reveals tantalizing clues as to how the epic concept album was shaped.
Paul McCartney is one of the most famous beings on the planet. He is one of, if not the, most successful songwriters of all time.
His legacy is untouchable, so basically, the man can do whatever he wants! And what he wanted to do at this moment in his life, with his new album 'Kisses on the Bottom,' was to record an album of songs from his youth. Or, 'standards' if you prefer.
After more than two decades apart, the Van Halen brothers and original lead singer David Lee Roth have turned in a thrilling and terrific new album, 'A Different Kind of Truth,' which proves that their chemistry together remains a special and magical thing.
The Marshall Tucker Band's new holiday album, 'Carolina Christmas,' will give listeners a little bit of everything ... the sentimental Christmas classics, family sing-a-longs and flavors of humor to keep everyone grinning from ear to ear this holiday season.
The album's opening number, 'White Christmas,' features MTB's Doug
Sometimes great ingredients can make a pretty mediocre dish. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recorded seven gritty, powerful, electric-blues cuts for 'Kiss My Amps Live' but when played one after the other the album loses focus.
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