The pantheon of rock and metal music has served as a litmus test for a great many rock soldiers who have come and gone. While many remain relegated, the recent groundswell of nostalgia and reverence for the bygone eras of rock music has given some credence to rise again. Todd Poole of Roxy Blue is one of those soldiers.
In listening to Wilson’s latest effort, one cannot help but reminisce, if not overtly bask in the glory of the singer’s 70s and 80s heyday, all the while being simultaneously overjoyed by the fact that this new record, Fierce Bliss, is an undisguised call to attention, that Ann Wilson, at the young age of seventy-one, is quiet truly, just getting started.
Turn Out the Lights is an album of great lyrical and musical depth and is an important record for all to hear. It’s one of my all-time favorites, which I return to frequently.