Counterbalance is Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn’s attempt to make sense of the Great Rock & Roll Canon, the albums that have been deemed indispensable by the critical cognoscenti. They’re taking on the Top 3000 albums of all time (as compiled by the mathematical genius at www.acclaimedmusic.net), examining them one by one until someone finally shuts down the internet. Look for them on the Face-Book at www.facebook.com/CounterbalanceMusic.
Friday, December 13 2013
You'll never live like common people. You'll never do what common people do. You'll never fail like common people. You'll never watch your life slide out of view and then dance and drink and screw, because there's nothing else to do. You can listen to the 156th most acclaimed album of all time.
Friday, December 6 2013
There is a long hair who doesn’t like the short hair for being such a rich one that will not help the poor one—but they can all listen to the 155th most acclaimed album of all time. So should you.
Friday, November 22 2013
Freak out and give in. Doesn't matter what you believe in. Stay cool and be somebody's fool this year—possibly while listening to the 154th most acclaimed album of all time. I want a walk-in humidor!
Friday, November 15 2013
It's the same for any hippie, bum, or hillbilly out on the street. Just remember the 153 most acclaimed album of all time, and never carry more than you can eat. A 1969 country-rock classic is this week's Counterbalance.
Friday, November 8 2013
It could all be so simple, but you'd rather make it hard. Loving the 152nd most acclaimed album of all time is like a battle and we both end up with scars. Or maybe not. Counterbalance investigates.