The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses

Released May 2, 1989 this debut album was not an immediate success but later became a popular due to the bands high-energy performances. They are responsible for creating the “Madchester” music scene (which merged alt.rock with acid house and dance. Other bands that soon joined this scene were The Happy Mondays, The Inspiral Carpets, and…

Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder

Released September 28, 1976 this ambitious double LP with a four-song bonus EP was Wonder’s eighteenth album. Certified 10x Multi-Platinum (Diamond) selling over 10 million copies. It is in the Library of Congress and was #57 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. Prince called this “the best album ever recorded.” Jason:…

Hotel California – The Eagles

Released December 8, 1976 this is one of the best-selling albums of all time. Two of the three singles went to #1 and the album won 2 Grammy Awards but lost Album of the Year to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. . It is certified 26x Platinum selling over 42 million copies world wide. It is #37…

2019 Movies

Always Be My Maybe – B+ (92%) Cute rom-com about two old friends rekindling their romance. Avengers: End Game – B (95%RT) A small indie film about several friends dealing with the aftermath of the death of their loved ones. Depression, MPD, obesity, anger, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. Booksmart – A+ (97%) It doesn’t get…

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…