Illmatic – Nas

Jason: Okay, Nas. I don’t know any songs by him, I don’t think. This album didn’t ring any bells. Brad: I feel like you may have heard a couple of these songs before. Like “Life’s A Bitch” or “The World Is Yours”. Jason: Maaaaaaaybe? I recognized the Michael Jackson sample in “It Ain’t Hard to…

The Chronic – Dr. Dre

Jason: First of all, my spellcheck hated me when I was typing the track listing. Every third word had a red squiggly line under it. Brad: Not surprising. Lots of deliberate misspellings in these titles.  Jason: Also, Spotify doesn’t have this album so I had to find it on YouTube and I hope it was…

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John

Jason: Hey, this is our 50th album review. We are halfway through the list. Brad: I’m proud we got this far! Did you enjoy this one? Jason: I usually think I don’t like Elton John but then I listen to his older stuff and i do like it. I think I just got irritated with…

Legend – The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers

Jason: Are we jamming? Brad: Yes, we are. Jason: You would never know it’s 80°F outside right now because it’s about 60°F in my office. Brad: It is so nice outside. Also, chilly in my office. Jason: Fortunately, this album puts me in a tropical mood so I can pretend that I don’t need to…

Parklife – Blur

Jason: The first song on this album, “Girls & Boys” (sometimes written as “Girls and Boys”) really reminds me of college. Brad: Same here. I liked Blur before that song but as soon as I heard that song, I became obsessed with Blur. Not to mention, I developed a huge crush on Damon Albarn.  Jason:…

Quadrophenia – The Who

Jason: I  wasn’t sure what to expect from The Who. No, I take that back. I was expecting a lot of loud screeching based on my limit familiarity with all of the opening credit sequences for the CSI shows. Brad: I’ve never been a fan of The Who and I have to admit this is…

Hounds of Love – Kate Bush

Jason: Up until this point I only knew one Kate Bush song (“Running Up That Hill”) – which you still hear on alternative radio stations or at Starbucks. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from Hounds of Love. Wow! I was pleasantly surprised by this album! Brad: I’m glad to hear that. I was…