Live After Death – Iron Maiden

This review is part of the Colossus Guest Time Series. Some weeks will have one, some will have two, others will have none. At Colossus we are committed to be for the people and by the people! If you are interested in writing a review of your favorite album, DM us on Twitter at @music_colossus! Cleaning the garage calls for cranking Iron Maiden loud and this … Continue reading Live After Death – Iron Maiden

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Last week I sent Leo my review for Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited at 3 o’clock on Thursday. Maybe he was too busy listening to that boring new Mac Miller album. Anyways, thought I’d take the chance to hit you guys with a double whammy this Friday, throwing it back twice in one day, this time to 1982. Michael Jackson was at the top of … Continue reading Thriller – Michael Jackson

Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan

This week for Flashback Friday, I’ve decided to throw it way back, all the way to August 30th, 1965, when Bob Dylan released his sixth studio album, Highway 61 Revisited. Bob Dylan is sort of a shapeshifter in a sense, in that each of his albums has a completely different feel and tone. On this record, Dylan puts his folk music past on a shelf … Continue reading Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan

Back In Black – AC/DC

In 1980, AC/DC released Back in Black, the band’s first album with new lead singer Brian Johnson. Its all black cover and the title track were meant to mourn the passing of former frontman Bon Scott following his untimely death just months earlier. AC/DC perfected the art of minimalist rock with slick riffs, hard power chords, and even harder vocals, and Back in Black is … Continue reading Back In Black – AC/DC

Never Mind The Bullocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols – The Sex Pistols

Released in 1977, Never Mind the Bullocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols is credited with igniting the punk era and inspiring countless artists to come along with the ride. My plan all week for this post was to choose an album that wasn’t one of my favorites, and I chose this album because I hate the Sex Pistols. Or so I thought… This is a very highly … Continue reading Never Mind The Bullocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols – The Sex Pistols

Rumors – Fleetwood Mac

Back again for week two, and I got a doozie for you people. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors is the band’s eleventh studio album, but only the second with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. It was recorded following the breakup of Nicks and Buckingham as well as the divorce of John and Christine McVie, and that tension really contributes a lot to each of these tracks. Another … Continue reading Rumors – Fleetwood Mac

Beggar’s Banquet – The Rolling Stones

Hey, my name’s Drew, and I’ll be taking over Throwback Thursday for Heff. It took some thought to figure out which album would take my blogging virginity, and I decided I’d start out with a band that’s very special to me. This December marks the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stone’s Beggars Banquet, the band’s ninth studio album. All Stones projects tend to reveal the … Continue reading Beggar’s Banquet – The Rolling Stones

Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin

I have been looking to review this album on Throwback Thursday all week long. Houses of the Holy is one of the most iconic pieces from Led Zeppelin. Released in 1973, it did not get very good reviews with Gordan Fletcher of Rolling Stone stating that it was, “one of the dullest and most confusing albums I’ve heard this year.” However, like a fine French wine, … Continue reading Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin