The 50 greatest albums of the 1950s, as picked by yours truly. Continue reading The 50 Greatest Albums of the 1950s
The latest album from Chief Keef finds him neither declining nor improving.
Grade: B Continue reading Dedication – Chief Keef
“Songs of Experience” contains both the best and worst of latter-day U2.
Grade: B+ Continue reading Songs of Experience – U2
Good storyteller with a story that needs work.
Grade: B- Continue reading No Shame – Hopsin
Half-assed trap-rap boom-bap.
Grade: C+ Continue reading Friday on Elm Street – Fabolous & Jadakiss
An at times confounding film, but one I look forward to seeing again.
Grade: A- Continue reading The Lobster (2014)
Ranting and raving; rhyme and reason. Continue reading A quick thought on the recent Louis C.K. allegations
Stronger than dirt.
8.8 / 10 Continue reading The Sopranos S3E3: “Fortunate Son”
One of The Sopranos’ patented Spooky Meditation on Death episodes.
9.1 / 10 Continue reading The Sopranos S3E2: “Proshai, Livushka”
The Coens’ latest is another lite affair, but that doesn’t stop it from being immensely entertaining.
Grade: A- Continue reading A very good movie about making bad movies
A short review (333-words, in fact) of seminal novel, “White Noise” by Don DeLillo.
Grade: A Continue reading 333-word book reviews: “White Noise” by Don DeLillo
A sepia-toned retelling of Homer’s “Odyssey.”
Grade: A- Continue reading The Coen brothers’ “Odyssey”
The Sopranos’ third season opens with a fun, yet uncharacteristic, premiere.
9.2 / 10 Continue reading The Sopranos S3E1: “Mr. Ruggerio’s Neighborhood”