Posts Tagged ‘ Kenneth E. Oquist ’

‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

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November 9, 2012
‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

By Kenneth E. Oquist ‘Psychedelic Pill’ by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is nearly perfect at 4 and 3/4 stars. The song “Driftin’ Back” at 27+ minutes is nearly an album in itself. The title track is in original and alternate versions. This song does indeed set the tone for all the songs. The...
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Van Morrison — ‘Born to Sing: No Plan B’: A Review

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November 2, 2012
Born to Sing: No Plan B - Van Morrison

If four years seem like a long time between releases for Van Morrison, that is because this is the longest break ever in Van’s long career. The title tune “Born to Sing” is a jazzy workout for Van’s sound these days. I would starve with my voice. I guess I should stick to the...
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Taylor Swift – ‘Red’: A Review

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October 18, 2012
Taylor Swift – ‘Red’: A Review

“We Are Never Ever Gettting Back Together” explodes of moving on big time. Big hit, great song. What else do we have here?  ”22″ is the do it all and see what happens song. This will have mixed results at best. More rock than country here. “Treacherous” is more laid back, but the edge...
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Green Day’s ‘Uno!’ Kicks Off a Strong Holiday Season: A Review

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September 28, 2012
Green Day

  By Kenneth E. Oquist Yes! It is here. The latest of three new albums from Green Day — ‘Uno!’. Kicking off the Holiday Season with a strong four and a half star release is a major punk player. The already out “Oh, Love” and heard some “Kill the D.J.” get this going strong...
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Owl City’s ‘The Midsummer Station’: A Review

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September 25, 2012
Owl City - The Midsummer Station

By Kenneth E. Oquist The hit single off of Owl City’s new album The Midsummer Station is far more profound than the goofy “Call Me Maybe.” What do I know. Owl City shows how good he is with “Good Time” — taking Carly Rae Jepson to a new level. Maybe there are a few oh...
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New Green Day Album Artwork Released

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August 24, 2012
Green Day - Kill the DJ - album artwork

The new single “Oh Love” from Green Day’s upcoming new release Kill the DJ has been out a few weeks now. It’s  an excellent song will some nice guitar work. The title track “Kill the DJ” as heard on Sirius XM Radio’s BBC Radio 1 channel online, will be available soon. The title is meant to be...
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana: A Review

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July 25, 2012
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana

Some of the songs on Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s new album Americana have been done so many times as the folk songs that they are. This being said, this has got to be heard to be believed. This is by far one of the most intriguing reworking of old folk songs gone garage band...
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Kenny Chesney — ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’: A Review

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July 16, 2012
Kenny Chesney - Welcome to the Fishbowl

The song ”Like a Rock Star”, a duet with Tim McGraw off of Kenny Chesney’s newest release Welcome to the Fishbowl, stands out as an instant big hit. The title track paints the picture of how you can be shown in a bad way quickly in the modern world. Fortunately, there is much more variety on here...
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Saint Etienne – ‘Words and Music’ (Deluxe Edition): A Review

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June 18, 2012
Saint Etienne

By Kenneth E. Oquist It has been seven years since Saint Etienne’s last release. ‘Words and Music’ is absolutely without a doubt worth the wait. If Sarah Cracknell and the guys have slipped by you, this is a fine time to get acquainted. I first heard Sarah solo on her ‘Lipslide’ release. As good...
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Hank Williams III – Attention Deficit Domination: A Review

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May 31, 2012
Hank Williams III - Attention Deficit Domination

I am very glad to finally hear Attention Deficit Domination. This is the best of Hank Williams III in 2011. His transition to metal/punk rock on this release is quite stunning. Hank may do this as well as the best who do this all the time. Not a song on this does not work....
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A Triple Crown Could Happen — ‘I’ll Have Another’ Could Do Just That

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May 30, 2012
I'll Have Another - Belmont Stakes - Triple Crown

By Kenneth E. Oquist There is a lot at stake at The Belmont Stakes this year. If you don’t pay attention, you are missing out on some action. After seeing ‘I’ll Have Another’ win by a nose at The Preakness, this last second win is a very compelling few minutes of edge of your...
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Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts: A Review

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May 16, 2012
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

By Kenneth E. Oquist The title track “Little Broken Hearts” off of Norah Jones’ new release features a shimmering guitar effect. It’s kind of slow, but this does not hurt it, and you just notice it. “Happy Pills” is the single and a good choice, featuring a pop guitar sound. “Out on the Road”...
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The Kentucky Derby Shocker

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May 13, 2012
The Kentucky Derby Shocker

By Kenneth E Oquist The media can be cumbersome, on a good day. This story cannot be overlooked. A body of a man was found dead on Sunday, May 6th, following this year’s Kentucky Derby race, in the stables of Churchill Downs. The details may come out over time, but even the most desensitized...
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