Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses (1987)

***** By the time Guns N’ Roses arrived at the final tracklist for their landmark debut LP Appetite for Destruction, it already sounded like a best of compilation. The group had already recorded a number of tracks that would later appear across the Use Your Illusion albums, but narrowed its focus to the best of…

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…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 210-191

210. “Bye Bye Love” – The Everly Brothers This is another Everly Brothers song that I spent a lot of time listening to when I was four with my step-grandma, but unlike “Wake up, Little Suzie” this one is not historically interesting, nor was it badass and controversial in its day. How could it have…

Burnes’ Turns: October 1-5

This week’s Burnes’ Turns is easily the longest as I included an entire album in addition to four other songs I’ve enjoyed throughout the week thus far. There isn’t really much of a common threat this week except that I think every single one is great. “11 p.m.” –┬áKazumi Totaka, Asuka Ohta There are times…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs 460-451

460. “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison (1970) Even though The Beatles were mainly focused on McCartney and Lennon, George Harrison penned some of their greatest work, most notably “Something,” the best track on the acclaimed Abbey Road. But this song, which I had never heard before now, may top them all. This is simply…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 480-471

After a good first batch, the last 10 tracks weren’t particularly impressive. But as we continue our journey down the list, things should only get better as we move along. 480. “Sabotage” – Beastie Boys (1994) I remember being absolutely blown away the first time I heard this chaotic Punk track. It surprised me; this…

Chris Jericho – The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea

****1/2 It’s a testament to not only Chris Jericho’s abilities as a storyteller, but also the intrigue of his life, that he’s managed to write three self-reflective books that have not only remained interesting, they’ve continually gotten better. True to form, The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea is Jericho’s best…