Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 350-341

350. “The Harder They Come” – Jimmy Cliff While I enjoy listening to Reggae (though, I’ll admit, my experience with the genre mainly consists of Bob Marley’s work), I find the majority of the stuff I’ve heard to be a bit too formulaic and laid-back to be considered among the greatest music of all time.…

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…

Burnes’ Turns: Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Burnes’ Turns is often an all-inclusive affair, but this may be the most varied edition yet. From Heavy Metal anthems to greedy, lusty Punk feasts, to a Japanese-tinged suite of four tracks composed by three different men that clocks in at only around 4 minutes, there’s something here for everyone. A reminder that you never…

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

***** There have been many so-called “revolutionaries” across music history, but none, I would argue, more prolific than Bob Dylan. His early Folk albums were classics, no doubt, but when he plugged in and alienated his musically conservative fans, he opened the door to a new world of influence.¬†Highway 61 Revisited,¬†the first of Bob Dylan’s…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 450-441

450. “I Shot the Sheriff” – Bob Marley (1973) Since I became an instant Bob Marley fan the first time I listened to Legend (like millions of others, probably) “I Shot the Sheriff” was one of my least favorite tunes. It doesn’t retain the easy-listening quality that makes Bob Marley the artist that he was…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 500-491

You may have noticed as of late that, while I’ve been posting plenty of content on this site, not a whole lot of it has been music-related. That’s because I’ve been forgoing album-listening (at least when compared to my regular pace) in order to work on a project that I’ve been wanting to create for…