Tones and I: Welcome to the Madhouse (Deluxe)

iTunes $12.99 | Streaming LIVE X LIVE (Album of the Week 7/23/21) | 20 Tracks [73:17] We often see that fresh and unique creates a formula for success. It happened with Sam Smith, Megan Thee Stallion, and Billie Eilish. They hit the scene and people went nuts. Grammy awards piled up. And they exploded allContinue reading “Tones and I: Welcome to the Madhouse (Deluxe)”

J. Cole: The Off-Season

iTunes $9.99 | Streaming LIVE X LIVE (Album of the Week 5/14/21) | 12 Tracks [39:08] As I continue to broaden my musical horizons, J. Cole is another new artist for me. There is great joy to be had by finding new music, even if it’s not 100% what a person would listen to mostContinue reading “J. Cole: The Off-Season”

Weezer: Van Weezer

iTunes $7.99 | Streaming LIVE X LIVE (Album of the Week 5/7/21) | 10 Tracks [30:53] I’m feeling a little Weezer whiplash at the moment. We just got OK Human 2 months ago and now we will do it again for the long-awaited Van Weezer. Hold on a second while I adjust my neck, andContinue reading “Weezer: Van Weezer”

Rob Zombie: The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy

iTunes $10.99 | 17 tracks [41:50] I don’t know if Rob Zombie’s goal was to make an album we could sit around and ‘chill’ to, but ‘Lunar Injection…’ is good for exactly that. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but the early teaser release of ‘The Triumph of King Freak’ had me believing we’d haveContinue reading “Rob Zombie: The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy”

AJR: OK Orchestra, 2021

Streaming Live X Live (AOTW)| 13 Tracks [45:42] AJR released their new album today, March 26, 2021 and Live X Live chose it for the Album of the Week.  I’m grateful for that because AJR is a group of brothers who make a great sound together and have potential to be a reasonably great touring bandContinue reading “AJR: OK Orchestra, 2021”

Taylor Swift: folklore, 2020

Streaming Live X Live (AOW) | Deluxe Edition | 17 Tracks [67:01] Released in July of 2020, folklore is Taylor Swift’s 8th album. Although it is 8 months after release, folklore is Live X Live’s album of the week, which means I can listen to it unlimited times and discover if the music and lyricsContinue reading “Taylor Swift: folklore, 2020”

Megan Thee Stallion: Good News, 2020

Streaming LIVE X LIVE | Explicit (Y) | 17 Tracks [49:42] also featuring Beyonce, DaBaby, Young Thug, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Lil Durk Originally published 11/24/2020      First, let me say this is not music I normally listen to.  However, that’s the joy of the Album of the Week on the App LIVE X LIVE. Continue reading “Megan Thee Stallion: Good News, 2020”

Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965

Streaming LIVE X LIVE | 11 Tracks on the ’65 version [40:25] Originally published 12/23/2020 Christmas time is here! Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call, their favorite time of year      I don’t know about you, but Christmas music is not my favorite part of the season.  But A Charlie Brown ChristmasContinue reading “Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965”