You, my reader, are going to pick an album for me to review each month. It is really simple…first, I will give you 5 albums to choose from and second, you will tell me which one of those you would like to see reviewed on the site. See…simple!
There are a few simple rules I have put in to place in my selections. They are…
- One has to be a new release (within the last month)
- One has to be one I have never heard before (new releases don’t count for this one)
- One has to be from a genre I don’t normally listen to at all or very often
- And the last two are choices from my collection that I haven’t reviewed before
What are the 5 albums you ask? Funny you should ask because I have those right here…
New Release – Durbin – ‘The Beast Awakens
Never Heard Before – Joni Mitchell – ‘Blue’
Not My Normal Genre – Outkast – ‘Stankonia’
From My Collection – Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Bark at the Moon’
From My Collection – Phil Collins – ‘Face Value’
Let me know which one you would like to see and sometime in March, I will post a review of the album that gets the most votes. You have one week to decide and from there I will start listening to the album and do a review.
Thanks for participating!!
Quiet Riot isn’t really Quiet Riot as there are absolutely ZERO original members in the band. The closest thing they have is Frankie Banali who was in the band during their 80’s heyday. For starters, this is not a good thing. Next, the album was supposed to be released back on April 21st with then lead singer Seann Nichols, however, Seann left the band (or fired) in March prior to its release.
So Quiet Riot needed a new lead singer. They quickly added former American Idol alum, Jason Durbin to be the new singer. They smartly decided to delay the album release and re-record it with their new lead singer. All that is fine as James has released a couple good solo albums; however, his last one was a little subpar. Despite that, I had a little bit of hope as I do like James Durbin.
Now here is something weird. They went back in an actually re-wrote all the songs, but kept the same song titles probably because the artwork and design of the album was already done and Frontier Records didn’t want to spend anymore money. My first question is how bad were the original songs that you had to completely re-write them. That definitely doesn’t bode well.
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