Sep 2, 2018
SeanPassmore -
80
It’s a rite of passage in many suburban homes throughout North America and beyond, teens and tweens banding together in garages and basements across the nation setting up amplifiers, drum kits, microphones and guitars, plugging in and rocking out. Heck, there’s an entire genre of music dedicated to this very tradition. According to the Oxford Dictionary, garage is defined as: “a style of unpolished, energetic rock music associated with suburban amateur bands.” Oh coarse, ... read more
Aug 7, 2018
SeanPassmore -
95
Who are Parquet Courts and why haven’t you heard of them? In the years following their initial release, the 2011 limited edition American Specialties cassette, subsequent albums by Parquet Courts have had the enviable distinction of not only charting successfully in both the Top 30 (UK) and Top 20 (Scotland) but also cracking the Top 10 too (New Zealand). Earlier this year NME music journalist Ben Homewood called them “one of the most important bands in the world right now.” ... read more
Jul 30, 2018*
SeanPassmore -
90
In an all too brief period of just 18 months between May 1967 and October 1968 Jimi Hendrix released the only three studio albums that would be issued during his lifetime, the explosive stunning debut Are You Experienced, the equally brilliant sophomore effort Axis: Bold As Love and his final masterstroke, the psychedelic opus Electric Ladyland double LP. The years following the Seattle born guitarist’s tragic and untimely death in 1970 at the age of 27 have seen an astonishing number of ... read more
Jul 20, 2018
SeanPassmore -
85
George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, is back, back after a 38-year-old break between Parliament albums and, damn, it’s been worth the wait. With Prince’s tragic and untimely passing leaving an irreplaceable gap in Afrofuturism’s all too narrow field of Psychedelic-R&B-Soul-Rock-Space-Funk, the torch has been passed back up as it were, back to the man who started it all well over 60 years ago as a teenager in the backroom of his Plainfield, New Jersey barbershop singing ... read more
Jul 17, 2018
SeanPassmore -
70
The mid-tempo melodic melancholy of Gorillaz’s 6th album in 17 years (The Now Now) is more akin to the last Blur album (Magic Whip) than last summer’s blockbuster Humanz LP. A wonderfully cohesive addition to Damon Alban’s resume as well as a perfectly respectable way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gorillaz’s formation in 1998. Rating: 7/10 Star Rating: 3/5 www.songofthedayclub.wordpress.com 2018 Song Of The Day Club Album Review 25/52
Jul 9, 2018*
SeanPassmore -
50
This ain’t your Great Granddaddy’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra rising out of the ashes of 1946 war torn England with Sir Thomas Beecham at the helm. Nor is it your Granddaddy’s Brian Wilson era California sun drenched Beach Boys basking in the glow of their early to mid 60’s success some twenty years later. Not even close. Since the unexpected overwhelming success of the RPO’s take on Elvis Presley in 2015 with If I Can Dream (#1 in the UK) and once again the ... read more
Jul 3, 2018
SeanPassmore -
99
55 years ago on March 6th, 1963, 36-year-old American jazz composer and saxophonist John Coltrane entered his favorite vaulted, wood-and-masonry-block recording studio at 445 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for a five-hour long recording session with engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Session producer Bob Thiele had originally scheduled Coltrane (tenor/soprano saxophone) and his quartet McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) from 2:00pm in the afternoon until ... read more
Jun 25, 2018
SeanPassmore -
89
37-year-old pop music diva Christina Aguilera is back with her eighth album in 20 years, sixth when excluding her 2000 Christmas album and the Spanish language Mi Reflejo record from the same year which contained recycled material from her bestselling 1999 self-titled debut. For the better part of a decade now Aguilera has been struggling to maintain interest in her music career while striving to remain relevant in the fickle youth obsessed dollars driven world of high stakes super powered ... read more
Jun 17, 2018
SeanPassmore -
70
With his dreamy rock star good looks, angelic voice and gunslinger guitar chops 27-year-old British singing sensation James Bay lies somewhere between Rick Springfield and Jeff Buckley, perhaps more “Jessie’s Girl” than “Last Goodbye”. Electric Light, the follow up to his 2015 chart topping #1 award winning double platinum debut album, should do much to solidify his standing as one of England’s top rising new stars with its tantalizing mix of edgy modern-day ... read more
Jun 11, 2018
SeanPassmore -
70
In these days of nonstop in-your-face social outrage, twitter wars and bombast there’s something to be said for quiet and unassuming. That’s exactly how Washington State’s The Moondoggies have been going about things for the better part of a decade now and, if the dark textless cover art for their latest LP A Love Sleeps Deep of a small child digging through a crate of Christmas lights is any indication, it’s business as usual. Their fourth album in ten years A Love ... read more
Jun 1, 2018
SeanPassmore -
90
During the past decade Sheffield England’s Arctic Monkeys have firmly established themselves as one of Britain’s most successful bands. Winners of seven Brit Awards including three for Best Album and three for Best Group, they are also recipients of the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize for their 2006 debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, the fastest selling debut album in UK chart history. All six of their albums entered the UK music charts in the ... read more
May 25, 2018
SeanPassmore -
83
In 1962 a short haired, clean shaven 29-year-old songwriter by the name of Willie Nelson appeared on the cover of his very first record …And Then I Wrote wearing a dress shirt, suite jacket and tie, the album’s title alluding to the number of hit songs the young talented twentysomething had already penned for Country music stars Faron Young, Ray Price and Patsy Cline. In the 55 years since the ever prolific red headed stranger has not only substantially altered his image, he has ... read more
Create an account to rate and review albums.
Recent Review Comments
No review comments

May Playlist
Forums