retroactive: The ’59 Sound

Specifics: title: The '59 Sound artist: The Gaslight Anthem release date: August 19, 2008 runtime: 12 songs, 41 minutes 37 seconds I'm a latecomer to The Gaslight party.  It was only last year, 2018, when I listened to them for the first time.  Ironically, I discovered them via an unusual source.  I normally use The Ringer for sports.  I … Continue reading retroactive: The ’59 Sound

retroactive: Nat Love

Specifics: title: Nat Love artist: Kweku Collins release date: April 8, 2016 runtime: 11 songs, 38 minutes Listening to Kweku Collins is a distinct sonic listening experience. His music can't be nailed down to a particular genre. It's more an amalgam of styles brought together by Kweku Collins' experiences which spill out into his music.  The thing that immediately grabbed … Continue reading retroactive: Nat Love

retroactive: “London Calling” by The Clash

Specifics: release date: December 14, 1979 members: Mick Jones (guitar/vocals), Joe Strummer (vocals/rhythm guitar), Paul Simonon (bass/vocals), Topper Headon (drums/percussion) runtime: 65 minutes ...before we get into the rankings, I want to talk about discovering this album for th first time.  For most of my life, I discovered music on my own. Most of the … Continue reading retroactive: “London Calling” by The Clash