The Band’s mythical country rock came to define a genre with its illuminating self-titled second record.
When he wasn’t collaborating with wife Linda, working in Wings, doing a duet, or disguised as the Fireman, Paul McCartney was going at it alone post-Beatles. In honor of his 69th birthday and the recent reissues of McCartney and McCartney II, here’s a look at his best solo work.
On "Amazing", Kanye West creates a whole new level of crazy with his willingness to travel deep inside his own madness.
In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum. Counterbalance wrestled with the album and the album was overcome. U2's The Joshua Tree is next on the Great List—Klinger and Mendelsohn have a listen.
Paul McCartney's effortless musical mastery (with no suffering artist gimmick) robs him of the serious consideration he deserves. But like literature and film's greatest auteurs, he will eventually undergo the Hitchcock / Shakespeare transformation from popular entertainer to century-defining artist.
Lady Gaga preaches acceptance and love. However, her music videos teach that love is only for the beautiful.
If we are going to learn to grin and bear this year's enhanced, prolonged stormy activity, we need an equally stormy playlist to accompany the thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and whatever other maladies Mother Nature might throw our way during this summer season
When not evoking '90s rock giants, the Globes have time to talk about suicidal penguins, the long-awaited Wharf/Ewok fight we're all looking forward to, and the ever-quixotic mystery that is belly button lint . . .
On "Heartless", Kanye West exemplifies his will to both write great pop harmonies and hip-hop that manages to still be successful and poignant.
Hey, ho, let's go—talk quietly in the corner about the Ramones' self-titled debut and entry No. 37 on the Great List in this week's Counterbalance.