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, March 7 2014
Lo they did rejoice, the bright and pure of voice. And the wrong shall fail and the right prevail. A 1978 (or 1974) cult classic is this week's Counterbalance.
Friday, February 28 2014
Keep that list of who to thank in mind, and don’t forget the rich ones that are kind. A critically acclaimed 2013 LP from New York indie rockers is this week’s Counterbalance.
Friday, February 14 2014
After more than three years of covering the Great List, Mendelsohn and Klinger have decided to shake things up. See what they’re planning, why they’re doing it, and what they’ve learned in this week’s Counterbalance.
Friday, February 7 2014
You can't start a fire without a spark. This gun's for hire, even if it's the 162 most acclaimed album of all time. A misunderstood blockbuster from 1984 is this week's Counterbalance.
Friday, January 31 2014
The 161st most acclaimed album of all time is going to use its arms. It’s going to use its legs. It’s going to use its style. It’s going to use its sidestep. A New Wave statement of purpose is this week's Counterbalance.