This year in music seems defined not by the return of highly anticipated musicians, but instead by the breakout of some lesser-known talents. Here are my picks for the best music of 2014.
Back when I was younger, I was brought up on whatever was playing in my family’s car radio. Normally, it was the “oldies.” These oldies, including The Beatles’ “Elanor Rigby,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Boston’s “More Than A Feeling,” contributed to not only my personal tastes in music, but some of my first memories of music period. This thought got me thinking; what does it actually take for a band or artist to be considered classic now? Music is an ever evolving form of art, and the standards to be classic back then don’t exactly bring a comparison to what it takes now. And even if we stayed at those standards, can anyone nowadays match them? Continue reading Musical Opinion: Will Anyone Become A Real “Classic?”
Let me make something clear before I continue on with this review; I will be indirectly comparing Queen, who are one of the greatest bands of all time, to the Cincinnati sextet Foxy Shazam. Now, I am in no way saying that the two bands are equal to another: there is only one Queen after all. But Foxy Shazam’s new album, The Church of Rock and Roll, is their attempt to step into some of the biggest shoes of all time. Continue reading Music Review: Foxy Shazam’s ‘The Church of Rock and Roll’