Every album deserves a great opener. But not every album, great or less than great as the case may sometimes be, has an opening track that actually makes sense. Sometimes the first song is the weakest—not a terrible strategy if you’re building up to something, but you still need to keep your listeners’ attention. Sometimes […]
A more concise, orderly request.
We live in an internet-powered age of tubes and torrents bringing us content from the farthest reaches of history and imagination. We use not just effective transportation but cables, satellites, and screens to reposition ourselves across great distances. Fifteen-plus years ago Foo Fighters told us, via album title, “There is nothing left to lose.” It […]
Elvis Costello, Phoenix and Chic also performing.
The damage that the '80s can do to a band.