Next up in our fallback album series – new writer Tom: Daft Punk – Homework When it comes to the issue of musical timelessness, electronic music gets bum rap. Not that the singles-dominated genre doesn't ask for it, but there are some classic albums. Homework is one of them. Daft member Thomas Bangalter said he wanted to create happy timeless music like Brian Wilson did with … [Read more...] about Fallback Albums: Tom
Next up in our fallback album series – new writer Schroeder: The Beatles - Let It Be This is my original fallback album. Let It Be is considered the black sheep of late-Beatles; slapped together by Phil Spector after the band split, it doesn't have the ambition of Sgt. Pepper or The White Album. The band coasted through this one, but boy is it great to hear the best band ever … [Read more...] about Fallback Albums: Schroeder
After seeking out Velocity Girl's Simpatico! album for the umpteenth time at work, I wondered why I often go back to it, forsaking so many other tracks on my iTunes. And I started to think about my other fallback albums -- those albums that I go back to from time to time, knowing what I can expect and sometimes use them for a particular purpose. While I pondered those, I … [Read more...] about Fallback Albums: Courtney
So you have a couple of days until Christmas, the malls are almost reaching capacity, unlike your patience that has already hit capacity level. You are stuck for gift ideas, what do you do. What do you do? You hit up Popgurls.com for ideas. And if you're looking for a present for someone who is head over heels in love with music, may I make some suggestions? Does your friend … [Read more...] about Give the Gift of Music!
You'll get no argument from me when I say that fans of Tori Amos' work are nothing short of dedicated. Borderline obsessive? Maybe. Regardless, I know that there are a lot of happy fans right now who are in possession of the new Tori Amos box set, A Piano: A Collection. While not Amos' first box set (she's previously released a collection of live CDs), this is her first … [Read more...] about Tori’s All Boxed Up