Bryan Wawzenek is a freelance journalist who writes for Diffuser.fm and Ultimate Classic Rock. He learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. His mind is racing, as it always will. Don't start him talking, he could talk all night. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Don't touch him, he's a real live wire. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
Top 10 ‘Leftovers’ Albums
These records typically arrived in moments of creative inertia or of deep sadness, when artists have split up – or worse.
55 Years Ago: The Kinks’ Beloved ‘Village Green’ Somehow Flops
It's become well respected as time passed. So, what went wrong?
60 Years Ago: ‘With the Beatles’ Marks a Career Milestone
Nobody had ever reached this level.
How Neil Young’s Final Album of the ’70s Distilled Everything
Faced with becoming an elder statesman amid shiny disco and raw punk rock, he decided it was time for a new beginning.
How Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Debut Slowly Built Momentum
He blamed the record company’s lack of promotion; he also blamed the album cover.
How David Bowie Found Himself on His Second Self-Titled LP
At this point, he'd been kicking around the London music scene for five years.
50 Years Ago: Jim Croce Dies in a Plane Crash
"I Got a Name" was released, as planned, a day later and became a Top 10 hit.
22 Best Rock Album Sequels
Returning to the genre's most memorable second chapters – and sometimes third and fourth.
Rolling Stones Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They really are a band of wealth and taste.
40 Years Ago: Jackson Browne Starts Getting Political on ‘Lawyers in Love’
His third Top 10 LP in a row featured a noted lyrical change.