Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll Epic

Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll is a dance-hall-love-is-a-battlefield-epic-emo-versed  saga sprinkled with Patrick Stump’s catchy whoa’s, nah-nah-nah’s, ewws and ahhs to keep you singing along at the next concert you attend (like at The Fillmore Miami June 5th:)).  Pete Wentz’s lyrical contribution delivered again with thought-provoking, angsty, dark and dysfunctional relationship  prose.  These guys […]

Band of Skulls – Bruises is my song of the day

Wow, solid minimalist drums and instrumentals.  Crystal clear vocals and lyrics.  Cool harmonies.  I really dig this multi-vocalist lead band.  These guys are possibly the answer to The White Stripes and The Black Keys from London.  Band of Skulls supplies just as much raw blues grit as the two American modern blues bands do and […]

Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City for the Intelligent Listener

This album delivers exactly what you would expect from Vampire Weekend.  Their smart and sophisticated lyrics definitely puts them in a unique place in modern rock.  The only real lyricist that can compete with frontman Ezra Kienig’s prose is Dashboard Confessional and The Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard.  Some of my favorite lyrics on the […]

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories Sizzles

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories feels like the 70s disco era come back and I’m welcoming it with open arms.  You can’t help but tap your foot, pop your hip and nod your head to the grooves of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.  The French duo originally set out recording a largely computer generated […]

#Beautiful By Mariah Carey and Miguel

This song is certain to run up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and quickly as summer nears.  A catchy guitar rift invites you right into the dreamy lyrics of Mariah Carey and Miguel as big ole’ drums and a phat bass back the track.  I can’t help but put this song on repeat.  Mariah’s 13th […]