Save Rock and Roll – Fall Out Boy

I always think of this as a rock opera because I first experienced this album by watching The Young Blood Chronicles (their hour-long music video for every song on the album), and that’s actually my recommendation of how to experience Save Rock and Roll, because it’s cool. That’s not really what I’m here to talkContinue reading “Save Rock and Roll – Fall Out Boy”

American Idiot – Green Day

You’ve heard a lot of this album, but you probably haven’t heard the awesome jam that is “Letterbomb” or dissected “Homecoming” down to specific notes. Yes, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is great, but this album really shines where it eschews the four-chord progression and just plays some loud chords, finds something else to do, andContinue reading “American Idiot – Green Day”

All We Know Is Falling – Paramore

“All We Know” is my favorite song Paramore have ever put out for its incredible guitar grooves, Hayley Williams’ wonderful wails, and for focusing so heavily on the iv chord that it feels like a temporary resolution, creating a memorable and interesting harmonic effect. The guitar on this album is awesome, not just due toContinue reading “All We Know Is Falling – Paramore”