Live From Paris – Sleater-Kinney (2017)

*** I’ve always heard a lot about Sleater-Kinney. From everything I had read about them, I expected to hear an ass-ripping record from an apparently very successful overseas concert that would make me a lifelong fan after years of hype, similarly to what I experienced with The Ramones and their Live Musikladen record that came…

Burnes Turns: April 9-27, 2017

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I listened through several Bruce Springsteen albums and by proxy revisited a significant swath of the greatest music ever recorded. But just as I was planning on publishing an entire list of Springsteen’s best, we received another life-altering sermon from none other than Father Kendrick Lamar.…

Abbey Road – The Beatles (1969)

**** Arguably The Beatles’ most prolific (and one of their most beloved) albums, Abbey Road is an enjoyable collection from a veteran band of hitmakers reaching one last peak before heading separate ways. Rather than phoning it in, though, The Fab Four delivered an excellent set filled with hits, trippy ballads, and sunny harmonies without…

Burnes Turns: March 25-April 8

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks for me as I’ve moved into not only my first house, but a different state. But through it all, I’ve had some great music to accompany me as I’ve trekked through a considerable swath of Bob Dylan’s discography, continued to enjoy the magic of one of music’s most…

Revolver – The Beatles (1966)

**** It’s not uncommon to read that Revolver is not only the greatest Beatles album, but by virtue is the greatest album of all time. Nonsense. While Revolver is a consistently great album that finds The Beatles really delving into the weird, drugged out psychoses of their minds, there’s no way an album with a…

Rubber Soul – The Beatles (1965)

**** Despite my rather substantial knowledge of them and their work, I often have a bit of a difficult time writing about The Beatles. On the one hand, they’re one of the greatest bands of all time with a rich catalog of great songs boasting a startling variety and development over the course of their…