In this edition of Classc Front-to-Back Albums, our reviewer Greg Kennelty examines Tears for Fears' 1985 mega-hit Songs From the Big Chair.
We've all heard Steve Miller's The Joker so many times that the simple beauty of the production has gotten lost. We take a look at what made this timeless song the mega-hit it is.
In a season of joy, there is nothing worse than bad music. I would rather get socks and a Walgreen's gift card than listen to bad holiday music. So in the spirit of the season, here are my Top Ten Worst Christmas/Holiday Songs Of All Time. Feel free to disagree, but deep down, you know I've pretty much nailed this.
The title pretty much sums this piece up. December is a time for two things: Lists and non-stop Christmas music. For your convenience I have combined the two in my Definitive List of the Top Ten Christmas Songs. Ever. It is likely that you will disagree with every song on this list, and that's okay...enjoy your holiday season anyway!
Maybe it’s okay to take a step back once in a while and revel in the good rather than constantly immersing in the bad, if only for the thirty-four minutes it takes to listen to this record. This is the great magic of music – it’s a respite from the world, or a reminder of it, it’s our choice. In the case of A Christmas Gift For You, I’ll choose to immerse myself in a world that probably never existed in real life, but I think we’d all be much better off if it had.