Shady’s Corner – Review of Rockpango…

 

Welcome back to another CD review from the one and only Shady the Biker. During this review Shady shares his thoughts on the latest CD from the group Los Lonely Boys. The tile of the album is Rockpango. Listen and watch as he shares his thoughts about the following songs:

American Idle

Porn Star

16 Monkeys

To help out just a bit here are some links to help purchase the Rockpango CD on Amazon or in iTunes.

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Shady’s Corner – Incubus Review…

 

In this installment of Sandy’s Corner we get to hear what Shady thinks of the new CD from Incubus, ‘If Not Now, When?‘.

Let us know what you think, do you agree with Shady or did he get it wrong. Leave us comment below.

 

Shady’s Corner – the first…

Welcome to the first Shady’s Corner right here on Entertainment for the Rest of Us!

We are so excited to be launching this segment on the EftRoU website. Shady the Biker has been talking about doing his own reviews of music, movies and what ever else he can think of for over a year! Well, he’s finally done it.

In this Shady’s Corner, Shady will be sharing his thoughts on Move Like This the latest CD from The Cars.

It has been over 24 years since The Cars put out a CD, so if you want to pick up Move Like This you can purchases it on Amazon or iTunes. Watch and listen to the video below as Shady talks about the songs he likes and the songs he doesn’t. For example:

Blue Tip
Keep on Knocking
Sad Song
Drag On Forever
Free
It’s Only

Tell us what you think of the first Shady’s Corner or what you think of Move Like This by leaving a comment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time…

A Music Review of “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift…

Big Machine Records 2010

Lets face it, there is a lot of talent in the music industry out there. Sometimes so much that it is hard to catch everything without feeling like you have missed something. Its amazing how many artists begin their careers so young and do so well in the music industry. Taylor Swift is one of these artists, who starting off at a young age, and after three releases is already a big star.

I am generally not a big fan of country music, and that is probably one of the genres that it has been hard for me to get into. I will however say that there is a couple of artists in the genre that I do like, and deserve attention. Taylor does a great job at blending country and pop music into a sound that makes it very easy to enjoy on some level.

Taylor is back with her brand new release Speak Now. The title of the album really reflects not only her own voice, but her growth as an artist. Her first single off the album “Be Mine” has a very similar vibe to some of her other hits like “Love Story” or “Fifteen.”  It is a catchy, but basic song with a good melody, and lyrics. Other songs on the album such as “Sparks Fly” and “Back to December” reflect this same vibe. I think where she really through me for a loop were with songs like “Mean” and “Better than Revenge.” Mean though a well written and truthful song reflects an attitude from Taylor that we haven’t seen before, as even more so does Revenge. Revenge has a vibrant rock feel to it, and almost reminds me of Katy Perry in a way, this is definitely a heavier style for Taylor and one at which I think she did a great job with. Not only was it unexpected but a success in my eyes.

The album consists of 14 songs, and I don’t think there is one song on there which I disliked or got bored with. As a matter of fact, after getting this album I went back and listened to her last album Fearless and realized that album was also starting to grow on me more along with the new album.

Speak Now is a great album which talks about things people may see or feel everyday. There is at least one song someone can relate too from a period in their life at one point or another, if not more than one song. I think if Taylor continues on the path she is, she will continue to grow not only as an artist but also expand her fan base even more than she already has. Excellent job Taylor and crew!

I give it FOUR out of FIVE Stars.

-Warren

A Music Review of “Hands All Over” by Maroon 5…

A&M Records 2010

It seems as though Fall of 2010 is bringing a lot of new music to the masses. Many big artists have slated releases for October and November of this year. This makes avid music lovers like myself very happy.

Early November brought the release of Maroon 5’s new album Hands All Over. I have to admit that it took me a while to latch on to this band. I have always been a fan of their music when they were known as Kara’s Flowers back in the late 90’s, but I had a hard time when they changed their name to Maroon 5 and their music style changed. I however eventually realized after giving them a chance, that the majority of their songs are quite good and quite catchy. They blend a great mix of Rock, Pop, with some other styles lingering in there music such as R&B and Blues at times.
Their style change obviously was a good one for the band, as with the release of their debut album “Songs About Jane” the band grew a big fan following and very quickly made a name for themselves.

On Hands All Over the band brings us the same catchy and versatile songs that we know and love from previous efforts, but also ads a new appeal. While I am a fan of their prior two releases as well, because their style is so unique, a lot of their material tends to blend together and almost sound the same at times. On this new release though, they have kept their signature style and sound but have added an energy back into their music that perhaps was missing. Songs such as; “Misery”, “Give a Little More”, and “Stutter” have a great energy to them which almost takes me back to the days of Kara’s Flowers and the fun Power Pop appeal in their music. Whereas tracks like “I Cant Lie”, “Just a Feeling” have a very soothing and mellow vibe to them. These are great songs to turn on when you want to relax and chill out at home. In other words, when you put the entire album together, you really do have something for everybody.

As a whole I think they did a great job with this album. They reflect not only their growth as a band, but as  song writers as well. I would have to suggest the Deluxe Version of the CD which not only has some great bonus tracks, but a great cover of Alicia Keys, “If I Ain’t Got You.” The additional songs are definitely worth the extra couple of bucks.

If you are looking for a great album to turn up and have fun too, or chill out and relax with, Hands All Over by Maroon 5 is highly recommended.

I give it FOUR out of FIVE Stars!!!

-Warren