New Album Releases – February 17, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NEW ALBUM RELEASES   Ryan Adams Prisoner 3 1/2 STARS There’s little doubt that at only 42, Ryan Adams has broader horizons than most artists twice his age. The follow-up to his 2015 version of Taylor Swift’s entire 1989 album takes...

HBO’s Vinyl Series: The Good & the Bad

It’s a damn shame HBO’s Vinyl Series didn’t get a chance to dive into a second season. Where would Jerry Seinfeld be right now if he hadn’t gotten a second season after a very questionable first one? I had heard the hype long before having the...

New Album Releases – February 10, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NEW ALBUM RELEASES   Chuck Prophet Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins 3 STARS Prophet’s 12th studio record builds on his image as the consummate storytelling musician. He covers a lot of ground on the 13 tracks including the state of the...

New Album Releases – February 3, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NEW ALBUM RELEASES   Black Star Riders Heavy Fire 3 1/2 STARS The 21st Century’s spin-off of Thin Lizzy turns things up a notch with their third studio album. It’s easy to imagine Phil Lynott singing songs like “Dancing With...

New Album Releases – January 27, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NEW ALBUM RELEASES   Stephen Pearcy Smash 3 1/2 STARS It’s hard to understand if Ratt is back together right now. They might be, kind of. Maybe they’ll even have new material in the near future. For now, though, this solo effort from...

New Album Releases – January 20, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NEW ALBUM RELEASES   AFI The Blood Album 2 1/2 STARS After nine albums you’d expect a band like AFI to have lost themselves, at least somewhat. And you’d be correct. A few tracks (see “Pink Eyes”) are still able to...