2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.
by John M. Borack the dB’s Falling Off the Sky Reunion albums are generally hit and miss propositions, particularly when the band in question has been relatively dormant for a long period of time. Of course there are exceptions …
OHMYGODTHISSONGISGREAT. That’s what Nelson Bragg calls his publishing company, and it’s the phrase we uttered after hearing Bragg’s new LP, “We Get What We Want.”
It was nearly as hard for John Borack pick the Top 10 Paul McCartney solo songs as it was to choose the 10 best Beatles’ songs. Did your favorites make his list?
Wonder which pop albums make the grade? Get John Borack’s take on releases by The Bangles, Lannie Flowers, Vinnie Zummo, Yep, Vegas With Randolph, The Ditchflowers, The Handcuffs, Maxi Dunn and more.
As a card-carrying music geek, John Borack is well aware of the importance of lists — and folks love to read, debate, dissect and often ridicule these sorts of lists. So get ready to read, debate, dissect and ridicule another one as he proudly presents his personal list of the top 10 songs by the Beatles.
There was so much great pop music released in 2011 — both by established artists and newcomers — that I had a tough time whittling my favorites down to just 20.
Overall, IPO 13 is a damned fine collection, with the many high points making it a more-than-welcome addition to any pop fans’ music library.
by John M. Borack There are plenty of under-the-radar singer/songwriters who should/could be enjoying mainstream success, and Kelley Ryan – who has been flying under said radar under the nom-de-disc astroPuppees for well over a decade – is one of …
Pop fans have been eagerly anticipating The Red Button’s sophomore release, As Far As Yesterday Goes, and the new 12-track disc definitely does not disappoint.