Rosalia “Motomami” (2022) & Fontaines D.C. “Skinty Fia” (2022)

     After more than a year and a half, we have arrived at the 536th and last album(s) review of my blog journey.  It has been more rewarding than I could possibly imagine, and I will follow up this post with two more posts.  The first will be my parting thoughts on this entire process,Continue reading “Rosalia “Motomami” (2022) & Fontaines D.C. “Skinty Fia” (2022)”

Ed Sheeran “=” (2021) & Harry Styles “Harry’s House” (2022)

     Starting with Harry Belafonte and “Calypso” in 1956, one of the criteria I have included for my list is the top selling album of every year.  A select number of artists have even seen their album be #1 in sales for two years in a row.  The music has evolved greatly since then, butContinue reading “Ed Sheeran “=” (2021) & Harry Styles “Harry’s House” (2022)”

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Raise The Roof” (2021)

     As I mentioned previously, two of my biggest musical influences in life couldn’t think of an appropriate new album to include in my blog, so I told both of them I would pick one in their honor.  Today’s selection includes the vocalist I have listened to more than any other singer in my 55Continue reading “Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Raise The Roof” (2021)”

Zac Brown Band “The Comeback” (2021)

     One sub-genre that has been somewhat overlooked in my blog is modern country music.  I included the Top 10 Country albums of all time as selected by, but the last of those 10 albums was released in 1986.  Country music today is a massive industry, particularly when it comes to live performances andContinue reading “Zac Brown Band “The Comeback” (2021)”

Imagine Dragons “Mercury – Acts 1 & 2” (2021/2022)

     I am frequently reminded why I began this project.  The core purpose was to learn and expose myself to music I would never have listened to otherwise, and today is a shining example of why we should never stop searching for new music.  The albums “Mercury – Act 1 &2” were suggested by myContinue reading “Imagine Dragons “Mercury – Acts 1 & 2” (2021/2022)”

Danny Elfman “Big Mess” & Hans Zimmer “The Art and Soul of Dune” (2021)

     My friend David is one of a kind.  He is one of the most unique people I have ever met, but even more so, he is one of the kindest, most selfless, and genuinely good people I have ever encountered.  I discussed him previously when we listened to Oingo Boingo, and as a fellowContinue reading “Danny Elfman “Big Mess” & Hans Zimmer “The Art and Soul of Dune” (2021)”

Lord Huron “Long Lost” (2021)

     Sometimes people come in and out of our lives for inexplicable reasons.  One of the greatest gifts of my adult life is rekindling my friendship with my friend Mike.  We first met in McCowen Hall in 1985, as two clueless college freshmen trying to figure out life as “adults”.  Within this community, Mike becameContinue reading “Lord Huron “Long Lost” (2021)”

Viagra Boys “Welfare Jazz” (2021)

     Music is something that has been shared between friends and family as long as I can remember.  As many different influences as I have had in my life, nobody has ever challenged my tastes and preferences for as long and as consistently as my dear friend Jim.  We first met in junior high school,Continue reading “Viagra Boys “Welfare Jazz” (2021)”

The Struts “Strange Days” & The Foo Fighters “Dee Gees – Hail Satin” (2021)

     As you may recall, I left the last few album slots open for 2021 & 2022 releases that didn’t even exist when I started writing this blog.  To be consistent, I included the 2021 best seller (Adele and her record “30”) and another personal favorite of mine and will also include whatever is theContinue reading “The Struts “Strange Days” & The Foo Fighters “Dee Gees – Hail Satin” (2021)”