That Was The Year That Was – Tom Lehrer

It’s rare that I find a musical comedy album I enjoy, but there’s a reason Tom Lehrer, the man who first set the periodic table to the tune of the “Major-General’s Song” is such a legend. I actually first heard some of this album in a class on the history of the Cold War- notContinue reading “That Was The Year That Was – Tom Lehrer”

Pastel Blues – Nina Simone

Nina Simone is a master and this is an incredible album. It may be an album of covers, but these are the primary versions of these songs. Her singing is incredible and I don’t understand how she does things with her voice that not any other artist could pull off; I wouldn’t say it’s “perfect”Continue reading “Pastel Blues – Nina Simone”

Piano – EP – Yvette Young

A lot of people get mad when you call an EP made in 2019 classical, so it’s nice to be able to call an album of piano and violin something: piano math rock. I’m not going to get into any of the changing time signatures, as the constant rhythmic innovations of these beautiful compositions areContinue reading “Piano – EP – Yvette Young”

Twenty One Pilots – Twenty One Pilots

It was really tough to pick a TOP album to review, because I’m super into Vessel, especially the Kierkegaardian lyrics of “Car Radio” and the Mixolydian mode mixture of “Migraine”, and blurryface, especially the dissonant beat and fast rap of “Heavydirtysoul” and the fun-to-play classic rock ditty, “Tear in My Heart”. I just love theContinue reading “Twenty One Pilots – Twenty One Pilots”