Album Review: “Kisses on the Bottom” by Paul McCartney

Artist: Paul McCartney Title: Kisses on the Bottom Label: Mercury Release Date: 2/07/12 Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars Sir Paul McCartney has released his first album since 2007 titled “Kisses on the Bottom.” Aspiring to make an easy-listening mood album, McCartney hired a team of professionals that showcased jazz pianist Diana Krall and her…

Album Review: “Path of Totality” by Korn

Artist: Korn Title: Path of Totality Label: Roadrunner Records Release Date: 12/06/11 Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars Korn’s 10th studio album, “Path of Totality” introduces a brave new side of Korn. Korn does dubstep. Wait…what? Teaming up with various dubstep artists, Korn made an attempt to swirl their own sound with electronic drums and…

Album Review: “El Camino” by The Black Keys

Artist: The Black Keys Title: El Camino Label: Nonesuch Records Release Date: 12/06/11 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars El Camino is the seventh album by The Black Keys, and I can honestly say that it is their first album I have actually listened to. I may be at the tail end of the bandwagon,…

Gear Review: G & L S-500 Guitar

Most people are familiar with top-tier guitar makers such as Fender, Gibson, and Taylor. But there are some smaller companies that are making instruments that rival and in some cases, surpass those made by the big boys. G&L Musical Instruments is one such company. G&L was started over 30 years ago when Leo Fender partnered…

CD Review: “A Life of Song” by Ella Jenkins

by Mocha Dad Artist: Ella Jenkins Title: A Life of Song Release Date: 2/22/11 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars for Cultural/Historical significance and 3 out of 5 Stars for listenability As the father of three children, I’m always seeking some interesting and appropriate music for my kids to listen to. My kids are at…