One thing you can say for sure is this sounds like a Skid Row album through and through. None of the flavors has been lost with a new vocalist.
Swifties rejoice! Taylor Swift is back with new music. After two excellent albums, folklore and Evermore, which were artfully crafted while working with Aaron Dessner of The National, Swift returns with another solid collection of pop music with an indie twist.
In short, Thank You for Today is a full-on return to form from one of the great bands of the last twenty years.
For Emma, Forever Ago stands out to me amongst all his work, and I think the story behind its creation is part of that. It remains an integral part of his discography and an essential record in music history.
“I never go far without a little big star,” Paul Westerberg declares in The Replacement’s ode to the genius of the leader of the band Big Star, Alex Chilton.
As renowned rock ‘n’ roll manager Alan Niven recalls, the spark that ignited his immersion in music can be drawn from various sources.
Overall, I feel Lifes Rich Pageant was a major cog in R.E.M.’s transition to more mainstream success. This allowed them to explore themselves further artistically, as such, it’s why I feel it is most likely their most important album.
Looking back, Weezer’s The Blue Album qualifies, in my mind at least, as one of the great albums of the 90s. I return to it often. I expect these songs will be in the public consciousness for a long time to come, and for that, we can be truly thankful.
I think for me, this currently is my second favorite release from Sharon Van Etten behind Are We There. It could possibly rise up and take the top spot. I like it much more than Remind Me Tomorrow, but now I can see how vital that record and her transformation on it were so that she could get to this point, and deliver this very open, raw piece of work.