Glass Houses – Billy Joel

Jason: I have been looking forward to this one for over a year. Brad: I bet you have! I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this album. It reminds me of Elvis Costello. Jason: Interesting. This isn’t my favorite Billy Joel album, that’d be Turnstiles, but this is a pretty good one. There are a…

At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash

Jason: You have been to a lot of concerts but never one in prison, thankfully. What do you think of this? Brad: I think it is brilliant for someone like Johnny Cash with his outlaw image to record a live album at a prison. I appreciate this album more than I actually enjoy it.  Jason:…

Spice – Spice Girls

Released September 19, 1996, it is considered to be the album that brought teen pop back and introduced a new wave of teen artists. The hype around the band and album was comparable to Beatlemania. The album went to #1 in 17 countries. Is certified multi-platinum in 27 countries. The lead single “Wannabe” is one of the best-selling singles of all time. Two other singles went to #1 in 53 countries.

Is This It – The Strokes

Jason: Before we review the album itself can we talk about the album cover? I like the US version (above) but the reason for the change is soooo ridiculous. Brad: I agree. I don’t think the original album cover was explicit at all.  Jason: It’s basically a black gloved hand on a latex hip. I…

Ready to Die – Notorious B.I.G.

Jason: People LOOOOOOOVE The Notorious B.I.G. Brad: They do and I’m slightly afraid to say…I think he’s just meh. Jason: There are about 2 maybe 3 tolerable songs on this album. Brad: I always liked his big singles but listening to a full album is a bit much. This album feels so long! Jason: Soooo…

The Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest

Jason: I listened to this a few times last week and then today I was relistening I kept hearing all these unfamiliar songs and I realized that I spent 2 hours with it on shuffle and it was their whole catalog. Brad: Hmmm… so are you prepared to talk about this album or are you…