Broad Street Playlist Recap (for 3/13-3/19)
Another week done on the project, welcome back to the Broad Street Playlist recap! Click on this link to read last week’s recap! Also, have you checked out the new menu page for the Weekly Recaps? If not, click here! As always, here is your weekly recap for each day, a special Spotify playlist, and a preview of next week! Let’s get started!
Monday, March 13th 2017
On Monday, we took a look and listened to some loud and local music stylings and flavor with The Loved Ones‘ Build & Burn. A blue-collar and passionate pop-punk Philadelphia presence, Burn & Burn is a sincere and original album that leaves similar albums behind. A set of ten undeniably catchy and memorable that capture the underdog spirit of Philadelphia. Click here to read more about Build & Burn!
Tuesday, March 14th 2017
On Tuesday, we looked at one of the heavy hitting albums of 1990’s grunge, Dirt, by Alice in Chains. A hauntingly and morbidly beautiful album that tackles the issues of the band the music scene during the time. It’s almost as if the album drags you into the music scene and it’s problems with drugs and addiction and then eventual helps break those chains and frees you from the demons. Click here to read more about Dirt!
Wednesday, March 15th 2017
I was actually sick this day, so I apologize for the crappy quality. I just wanted to get it out there. In the eight years under Bush, there was a need for more politics in music. More and more bands got political. And then there’s Anti-Flag who cornered the market on political punk rock. For Blood and Empire is an album whose bark matches it’s bite. It’s a scathing indictment of American and global politics. An album whose passion is only matches by it’s intensity… click here to read more about For Blood and Empire!
Thursday, March 16th 2017
Thursday brought the High Voltage from AC/DC to the project. This album is the blueprint for almost all AC/DC albums. A simple formula of heavy guitar riffs and booming drums. A simple formula of sleaze rock and heavy hard rock and roll mixed with blues and metal. The album that started it all internationally for AC/DC, check out High Voltage!
Friday, March 17th 2017
Top o’the mornin’ to ye, lads and lasses and Happy Saint Paddy’s Day! On St. Patrick’s Day we took a listen to The Undertones‘ self-titled debut album. The Undertones. An album that was seeming overshadowed by similar of the era and genre. The album follows a simple formula: keeping it simple. It’s father of simple three/four chord pop-punk. The album serves as a blueprint for many pop-punk and punk bands of today. Check out The Undertones!
Saturday, March 18th 2017
Straightforward rock is the only way I can describe The Soundtrack Of Our Lives‘ Behind the Music. A play off the VH-1 show, the album almost mimics the show in that it takes the listener on a journey through music (as well as possibly space and time itself, who knows?). A heady album that weighs in at just under an hour long, combines many different musical influences ranging from 1970s Detroit rock and roll to neo-psychedelia. It definitely won’t dave rock and roll if it needs saving, but it is a brilliant piece of music. Check out Behind the Music!
Previewing next week!
Let’s bring back some Hall & Oates! And while we’re at it, crank the volume up to 11 with some Metallica and Pearl Jam. Everyone has a favorite Hall & Oates song, what’s yours?
Spotify Playist of the Week
See you all next week!