On the 17th April 1970, Paul McCartney stepped out of the shadow of The Beatles with his first solo album McCartney. It was unlike anything he had done before and as a result received a lot of criticism across the board. At the time, of course, the breakup of The Beatles was still fresh in peoples minds and McCartney received (unfairly) a lot of the blame. But this album set him on a course away from The Beatles and their legacy and in my opinion it is one of the best solo albums to be released by any member of The Beatles.
I’m not the biggest fan of the Gallagher brothers, in fact I’d go as far as saying that I detest Oasis. What can I say? It was either Blur or Oasis and I was and will always be 100% Blur. But after hearing Noel Gallagher’s latest single from his upcoming album Who Built The Moon? I may be finally ready to listen to their music. Well, Noel’s solo music anyway. The first single is called Holy Mountain and it is superb. Take a listen:
It’s been three years since Beck’s previous album Morning Phase was released and in many ways it was a perfect sequel to his 2002 album Sea Change. While his new album Colors still features the exceptional songwriting we all know him for, the album couldn’t sounds more different from anything he has ever done. He has injected his music with a huge dose of pop and the result, is brilliant.
The Rentals have long been one of my all time favourite bands and up until 2014 I didn’t think we’d hear from them again. Then, their third album Lost In Alphaville dropped which saw them return to their incredible form of the mid-90’s. Three years later a new song Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad has been released with plans for a fourth album in 2018. Take a listen:
Released as a single in April 1965, Ticket To Ride hit #1 in the UK and USA and remained there for consecutive weeks. When you think of the song it’s probably not Ringo’s drumming that stands out the most, instead perhaps John’s vocals or George’s lead guitar work. But the following isolated track of the drums reveal Ringo’s steady drumming as the concrete foundation that all Beatles songs were built on. Check it out:
The first song from Beck’s new album Colors has been released, and it’s incredible. After his two last songs Wow and Dreams I was worried that he would continue that kind of style, but he hasn’t. There is a lot of pop but not as much as those two songs. Take a listen: