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

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

Like An Arrow – Blackberry Smoke

This is the first of the Colossus Guest Time Series. Some weeks will have one, some will have two, others will have none. At Colossus we are commited 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! You’ve heard this album before, just not these songs. And you’ve … Continue reading Like An Arrow – Blackberry Smoke

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

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