Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums: 496 Shakira – Dónde Estan Los Ladrones?

I would imagine I am not the only American music fan who didn’t know Shakira existed until her single “Whenever, Whenever” was on repeat on every music station in 2001. Whenever, Whenever was the lead single for Shakira’s English language album Laundry Service, which was her 5th studio album. I didn’t know of any ofContinue reading “Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums: 496 Shakira – Dónde Estan Los Ladrones?”

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums #497 – The Indestructible Beat of Soweto Volume One

This compilation album is full of heart. I really enjoyed the different voices and instrumentation choices. Because this album is not in English I don’t know what they were saying. However, that doesn’t keep one from enjoying the music. This Album was originally released in 1985. Several of the artists have been featured with popularContinue reading “Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums #497 – The Indestructible Beat of Soweto Volume One”

500 Greatest Albums – 498 “Suicide” by Suicide

I really didn’t know what to expect from this album. I had never heard of them before, so I decided to do a little background reading on the Wikipedia machine. The band consists of two members, Alan Vega and Martin Rev. This debut album is best described as a electro-punk. The themes they tackle inContinue reading “500 Greatest Albums – 498 “Suicide” by Suicide”

Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.

As I’ve stated before, I’m working on a chapter for my thesis that examines Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report.  I cam across an article from Rolling Stone and Colbert Talked about losing and finding his faith again, and I thought I should share this.  So here: Did you ever go through a period whereContinue reading “Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.”