Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: "Clockwork Angels" by Rush

What?! 3 posts in 3 days?! Jake, you're burning us out!

Yeah I know, I know. But I wanted to write my review for this album while it was still fresh on my mind. Bear with me!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

2012 So Far

Since I've started this music blog in the middle of the year, I figured I would catch things up with a post about some of my favorite music that's been released so far this year, but before I go on, let me make a quick suggestion that you, the reader, (Yes, you) download the free and perfectly legal program Spotify which will let you listen to most of the music I post about absolutely free on your PC and/or mobile device (Phone).

So!  First, here's a look at some of my favorite albums I've seen so far this year.

Monday, June 25, 2012


Hey there! Hello there! Welcome one and all to Jake's Minorly (Majorly) Obsessive Music Blog as written by me, Jake Smith, for your enjoyment (or sheer boredom. Whichever the case may be) So here's basically what's gonna happen here: I will blog about music. What? You gathered that? Oh, sorry. To elaborate, I'll post reviews of new albums, compile lists of important (important as defined by me, that is) musical info, rave about past masterpieces, bash past pieces o' crap, talk about the beauty of music in general, and maybe even post links!!!!!! SO! Thank you, reader, for coming to this blog. I sincerely hope you enjoy your time here. (Even if for a moment) And here's a list that will be a good reference for anyone who doesn't know much about my musical tastes to kick things off.
My Favorite Bands/Musicians (In no particular order):
The Beatles
The Decemberists
The White Stripes
Pearl Jam
Explosions In the Sky
David Crowder Band
Led Zeppelin
Miles Davis
Smashing Pumpkins
Jimi Hendrix
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Arctic Monkeys
Foo Fighters
The Who
The Dead Weather
Norah Jones
The Black Keys
Arcade Fire
Vampire Weekend
TV On the Radio
Iron Maiden
The Strokes
Bob Dylan
Queens of the Stone Age
Elton John
Gillian Welch
Hans Zimmer
John Coltrane
Josh Garrels
The Kills
The Mars Volta
Killswitch Engage
Dream Theater
The Eagles
Michael Giachinno
Phil Keaggy
The Pixies
Rage Against the Machine
Alice in Chains
Relient K
Robert Johnson
The Rolling Stones
Stevie Ray Vaughan
System of a Down
Toad the Wet Sprocket
The Flaming Lips
The Wombats
30 Seconds to Mars
Band of Horses
Brian Eno

Just to name a few! I realize that many of these names will be turn-offs to some readers; however, I implore you to focus on the names here that you DO enjoy listening to. My tastes are broad and include MANY more artists than just these. Odds are, something I like you will approve of! Thanks for reading!