Essays Archive

25 Apr 2008

R.E.M. vs. U2, Part 1

Who’s better: R.E.M. or U2? It may not seem like it now, but for most of the 80s and part of the 90s both groups seemed to stare eyeball to eyeball, releasing one album after another. And
21 Apr 2008

Desert Island Discs: Purple Rain – Prince

Year: 1984 Top chart position: #1 If Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, then Prince Rogers Nelson was definitely the Prince of Pop. And Rock. And Funk. Prince followed a similar path as his contemporary, releasing
18 Apr 2008

There is Hope: The Nines

I’ve been at this blog for a few weeks now. The other day, my friend Paula asked, “So why haven’t you mentioned the Nines yet?” I think she was asking tongue-in-cheek, knowing how much I’ve flipped over