2019 Movies

Bumblebee – B (93%RT) – This is basically E.T. but with a giant robot. So …the Iron Giant? Cold War – A- (94%RT) – Sparse and spellbinding. Greta – B- (57%RT) – The acting lifts this otherwise by-the-books thriller. The most unrealistic part is when Chloe leaves her 10-speed propped outside a building in Brooklyn…

Imagine – John Lennon

Released September 9, 1971 this is Lennon’s second album after leaving The Beatles. It is considered his greatest solo work and is #80 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Certified Gold at the time, several remastered re-releases have propelled it to 2x Platinum (selling more than 2 million). Jason: We are…

Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! – Frank Sinatra

Released March 5, 1965 this album was the first ever to reach #1 on the UK Albums Chart. Often considered Frank’s best album and one of the greatest of its era. It’s certified Gold and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 and is #306 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of…

Pixies – Doolittle

Released April 17, 1989 (Brad’s 16th birthday) this, their second studio album, is often considered their best work. It combines offbeat and dark subject material with a clean production sound. It is certified Platinum, selling over a million copies worldwide and its two singles landed in the Billboard Top Ten. Rolling Stone has it as…

The Doors – The Doors

Released January 4, 1967 this debut album was the core push forward of psychedelic rock. With themes addressing civil rights, anti-war, sex-positive, women’s reproductive rights and more in their lyrics, The Doors were considered controversial and part of the popular counter-culture movement of the era. Due in part to that, this album has sold 20…

Purple Rain – Prince

Released June 25, 1984 this was Prince’s sixth studio album and his first to feature his band the Revolution. It’s the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. Nominated for several Grammys, including Album of the Year, it won two. The album is certified 13-times platinum selling over 25 million copies worldwide making…