Tag: 100 miles from memphis
You’ve seen the list of the Worst Songs of 2010 (see it here), and the best 30 songs of 2010 (see 30-16 here, and 15-1 here), so now it’s time to do the best albums of 2010. I love albums. It’s one thing to make one good song, or even a couple good songs. But to make a great collection of songs for an album is a difficult task. Each song has to stand on its own merit, but also be connected to the rest of the album in a cohesive way, without all the songs sounding the same. Difficult eh?
Here’s the artists that did it the best this year: (continue reading…)
July 20, 2010
There’s not many artists that I love their whole discography. For the most part, I like albums, as opposed to artists. But Sheryl Crow is one of those artists that bucks that trend. Outside of one clunker (2005′s Wildflower), Crow has created excellent albums all throughout her career. They have a cohesive feel to them while each song still has its own identity. With her new album, 100 Miles To Memphis, Crow continues this trend by going for a more 1960s-Motown sound as she grew up listening to R&B music. Justin Timberlake, Citizen Cope, and Keith Richards drop by to help out on a collection of new songs and covers including Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” (Crow was a backup singer for MJ back in the 1980s). Listen to Crow’s awesome cover of “Sign Your Name” with JT:
You’d never know that Cop Out is Kevin Smith’s latest flick. After movies like Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, Smith goes mainstream big-time directing this buddy-cop comedy with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan. The movie wasn’t a big enough hit to make Morgan a movie star, but it gives Seann William Scott another paycheque to pay the bills for a couple more years.
The Twilight actors continue to try new roles in their down time between the vampire saga, and none of them have been able to have a hit movie when they aren’t performing awkward teen angst. Kristen Stewart had a blooming career going for herself before Twilight happened and she could end up on top at the end of the day. The Runaways didn’t make much of an impact this Spring in theatres, but she got some decent reviews for her performance as rocker Joan Jett. Check it out on Blu-Ray/DVD today.
Ne-Yo is back with a kickin new track called “Beautiful Monster”. There’s an extended version of this video that probably makes a little bit more sense. It sets up that Ne-Yo is a superhero getting drunk in a bar, and his ex is his nemesis who calls him out to save the city. MJ’s influence is all over this one: