Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon

It’s Friday again, and it’s time to flashback. I missed last week as I was in the midst of a midterm marathon, but I’m coming back with one of my favorites. In January of 1978, Warren Zevon released his classic album Excitable Boy. Zevon is one of my favorite artists, combining an unmistakable rock and roll structure with folk song type lyrics. My dad showed … Continue reading Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon

Rubber Soul – The Beatles

It’s Friday, and you know what that means. We’re flashing back to 1965 to, for the first time in Colossus music history, take a look at a Beatles album. In December of 1965, The Beatles were coming off a very successful American tour, and that prolonged exposure to America’s Motown, Soul, and Folk music helped the band to create Rubber Soul. The name of the … Continue reading Rubber Soul – The Beatles

Hunky Dory – David Bowie

It’s Friday, and therefore time for another flashback in music history. Today we’re looking into the work of music icon David Bowie, who released an astonishing 27 studio albums over the course of his career. We’ll be focusing in on his fourth album, Hunky Dory, the first album he released after signing his first record deal with RCA in 1971. David Bowie has a very … Continue reading Hunky Dory – David Bowie

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