Few albums have blown me away first listen the same way this album has. Aside from being the album that put Steve Vai on the map as a fantastic guitar player, it pushed the musical boundaries of instrumental guitar music. There weren’t many seven string players during this time, and with some of his tunes using a 7, Passion and Warfare was on it’s way to be a classic. Continue reading Album Of The Week- Steve Vai – Passion And Warfare
The Dave Brubeck Quartet are known for their groundbreaking album “Time Out”, an album that changed the landscape of music in 1959. Odd time signatures, captivating melodies and infectious rhythms riddled the album and it put the entire quartet on the map. In the three years following the iconic release, the group released fifteen projects. One of which that stood out was Brubeck’s “Bossa Nova U.S.A.” . Continue reading Album Of The Week – Bossa Nova U.S.A.
You stormed off to scar the armada
I initially heard of Coheed and Cambria from Rockband. Their song, “Welcome Home” was towards the top for difficult songs. I really liked how layered and big it sounded, so I did what any 14 year old kid did in the mid 2000’s, I downloaded it off of Limewire. At the time, I only downloaded a couple songs by each artist, so I just downloaded whatever I saw. On the bus rides to school, I’d listen to the songs. For some reason with Coheed, I only listened to Welcome Home, I never figured out why. Maybe it’s because of how long it was, or because I didn’t want to tarnish the perfect image I had of them by listening to a potentially bad song. Either way, I eventually let my iPod take me to the next song, and I’m so grateful I let it. It turned out to be “The Suffering”, another single off of the same album. I was addicted to that song for weeks, and I would eventually download the entire album. Continue reading Album Of The Week: Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume I – Coheed And Cambria
Album of the Week was an idea I’ve thought about doing for quite some time. I find that some artists have forgettable discographies, but they usually have at least one fantastic album that put them on the charts. My goal is to bring to light some of my favorite albums over the years and some of the music that I’m currently listening too. For this week, the debut self-titled album by 12 Stones will be highlighted. Continue reading Album Of The Week: 12 Stones – 12 Stones