KISS' first attempt at harnessing the raw power of their live shows. It's been overlooked for many years by fans and non-fans of the band.
See the full review, "The Older It Gets, The Better It Sounds".
In a genre that has been killed by over-production and out-and-out pop musicians posing as country singers, Alan Jackson has remained true to his roots. He's one of the few neo-traditionalists still alive in country music today.
See the full review, "Thank The Gods".
Out of all the rock albums listed here, this one was probably the toughest to record. Rebounding from the death of Bon Scott, AC/DC picked themselves up by their bootstraps and made an album that has made countless lists of greatest albums, songs, etc. If you own only one rock album, this is the one to have.
See the full review, "1980 Still Hasn't Recovered From This One".
Johnny Cash proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that a man can make great music no matter how old he is and no matter what he's singing. This particular album, chock full of covers, shows Cash taking songs from all genres and making them his own.
See the full review, "Perhaps His Best Work".
Christian artists are often shunned due to the fact that most of them are really only copycats of secular artists. DC Talk became a strong catalyst for Christian artists who wanted to tackle music on their own terms and not try to be the Christian equivalent of another (and usually much better) secular band. This was God rock's kick in the teeth to the secular world, and it was great.
See the full review, "A Shocker".
Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more