Tag: Doo Wop

2016, Music

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine (2016) by Hamilton Leithauser, Rostam

I have never listened to the Walkmen or Vampire Weekend yet here I am listening to an album that is a collaboration of two of their members. I’d ask “How did I get here?” and tell you but you don’t care about that.

1965, Music

The Temptations Sing Smokey (1965)

The Temptations’ second album has a couple of really iconic songs and an overall quality of material that I feel like is relatively uncommon in Motown records. (That opinion isn’t the most informed, but I have listened to the odd Motown.) But there are some problems with the record, too.

1963, Music

Surfin’ USA (1963) by The Beach Boys

I know this record is supposed to be the Beach Boys’ best album of their early years – hell, at least one writer is on record claiming it as the best record by an American rock band released before the British invasion, which is one tall order – but I prefer their debut album. I’m …

1962, Music

Surfin’ Safari (1962) by The Beach Boys

I listened to the Beach Boys a lot growing up, along with a lot of other music from this period. I had some Greatest Hits tapes and such, I believe. So when I discovered actually interesting music, the Beach Boys went the way of nearly all oldies bands and artists I listened to – I …