Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 380-371

380. “I Can’t Explain” – The Who This catchy tune is the original single from one of the biggest bands in the history of the world: The Who. It’s interesting to me that they’ve been around for so long, but they never really got to be considered in the same league as other British invaders…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 440-431

After a couple of months spent “working” on other things, I return to my countdown of Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs as I continue curating my own list of comparable girth (though also of much less weight in the music community). There’s nothing like cold weather to make an overly thoughtful music critic want to…

The Clash – London Calling (1979)

***** I hate double albums. One of the worst trends in music since the fall of vinyl is the over-lengthening of LPs. The best ones are typically about 10 songs long and no more than 40 minutes in length; just enough time to hook the listener and deliver memorable songs before tiring with a litany…

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…