Low – David Bowie (1977)

**** Few artists in the history of modern music are as diverse as David Bowie was. Most great artists are able to evolve over the course of their careers; Bowie did it over the course of singular albums. Compare the grounded sentimentality of “Be My Wife” with the extraterrestrial wail of “Warszawa.” For the uninitiated,…

Burnes Turns: Nov. 26, 2016-Feb. 15, 2017

My first Burnes’ Turns in months highlights some early Hip-Hop classics, joyfully pissed off Hard Rock riffing and an urgently apocalyptic message from the dearly departed David Bowie that is more pressing than ever. “Five Years” – David Bowie When I was first getting into music and reading Rolling Stone, they published a playlist issue…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 340-281

I took a brief hiatus from posting, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t still listening. So today we have a supersized continuation of the Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Songs series as we edge ever closer to the creation of my own list. 340. “Subterranean Homesick Blues” – Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s offspring has called this…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 490-481

After the last nice collection of tracks, I continue my journey through Rolling Stone‘s Top 500 Songs of All Time with tracks 490-481 below. 490. “Clocks” – Coldplay (2002) My feelings for “Clocks” have shifted considerably over the years. It was one of the first tracks I ever heard from way before I was a music…