The 50 greatest albums of the 1950s, as picked by yours truly. Continue reading The 50 Greatest Albums of the 1950s
Probably the “worst,” or least exciting, episode of True Detective’s first season.
8.6 / 10 Continue reading True Detective S1E3: “The Locked Room”
A slow-moving, piece-moving episode that remains quite engrossing.
8.8 / 10 Continue reading True Detective S1E2: “Seeing Things”
The Smashing Pumpkins’ 1991 debut showed tremendous potential, but wasn’t perfect.
Grade: B+ Continue reading Gish – The Smashing Pumpkins
A quick rundown of the classical music of 1951. Continue reading Classical Check-Up – 1951
An introspective episode finds Tony Soprano flashing back to the not-so-distant past.
9.0 / 10 Continue reading The Sopranos S3E10: “…To Save Us All from Satan’s Power”
Olde English folk by an Appalachian American.
Grade: B+ Continue reading The Unquiet Grave – Andrew Rowan Summers
Three mediocre soundtracks from an American legend. Continue reading Doris Day in 1951
Old-time country that even a hipster could love.
Grade: B+ Continue reading Songs of Jimmie Rodgers (Lefty Frizzell)
Links to my reviews of the music of 1951. Continue reading The Music of 1951
The 10 best albums of 1950. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 1950
The “Why doesn’t Stan Kenton get the credit he deserves?” campaign.
Grade: A Continue reading Innovations in Modern Music – Stan Kenton
A great inventor, an even better musician.
Grade: A- Continue reading The New Sound – Les Paul