Fire and Fury: 7 Kick-Ass Songs About the Business of Music

Fire and Fury: 7 Kick-Ass Songs About the Business of Music

If you've ever found yourself wishing that your favorite bands had written more songs about the infuriating, restrictive bureaucracy of the music industry then ... well, there might be something wrong with you. But in spite of the fact that business is usually, at best, a necessary evil for most musicians, it does occasionally inspire [...]

The Craziness of Karma Police

First some disclaimers: I like to think that I once offered one of the finer defenses of Panic! At the Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. (An album released back when they still rocked the exclamation point.) I really enjoy Brendon Urie's voice. Aside from A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, his performance on Forgive Durden's [...]

In Defense of…

Let me describe an album to you. It's not really a concept album but most of its tracks are thematically linked. It's divided into two separate sonic halves, the first based around simple, poppy instrumentation and the second around more complex compositions and arrangements. Between the two halves is a segue track that, during its [...]