Covers of the Week + Holen Magroin’s Top 11 Covers

Hello all. Just yesterday I had the pleasure and the honor of being a part of The Lebrain Train again. As you could reasonably infer by looking at the title of the post, or just being a regular viewer of Lebrain, today we’re doing a follow-up to that. We’ll also be featuring Holen’s covers listContinue reading “Covers of the Week + Holen Magroin’s Top 11 Covers”

The Danny Elfman Quarterly Round-Up #1 (Dual-Reviews)

Greetings everyone. Danny Elfman has been up to his old tricks again, recording a new song every month for a couple of months now. So Holen and I have taken the liberty of not only collating the first batch for you, but also weighed in with our opinions on them, because, you know, we areContinue reading “The Danny Elfman Quarterly Round-Up #1 (Dual-Reviews)”

Judas Priest: Firepower (Dual-Review)

And, at long last, we arrive at the final album (so far) in the Judas Priest discography. And it’s only fair that I let Holen take first crack at it. Welcome once again as we don our Ambiguously Gay Duo outfits and review the latest release from esteemed metal elder statesmen, Judas Fucking Priest. FirecrotchContinue reading “Judas Priest: Firepower (Dual-Review)”

Judas Priest: Redeemer of Souls (Dual-Review)

Yes, we’re back. The Priest dual-review series is still a thing, though at this stage it hardly resembles anything that could be actually called a series. Nevertheless, our second to last entry in the series is here, with 2014’s Redeemer of Souls. A very unassuming album in the Priest discography, and unfortunately for a goodContinue reading “Judas Priest: Redeemer of Souls (Dual-Review)”

Judas Priest: Nostradamus (Dual-Review)

Judas Priest’s first foray into concept albums and double albums occurred at the same time, with this very album in 2008. It was undoubtedly uncharted territory for the band and critical and fan reception at the time was mixed. Of course that’s never stopped me from liking anything before, so let’s see if Nostradamus stoodContinue reading “Judas Priest: Nostradamus (Dual-Review)”

Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Animal (Guest Review)

Welcome everyone, to a second guest review by Holen MaGroin. Never one to rest on his laurels, for better or worse, in 1974 Lou Reed surrounded himself with some of the best musicians he could find in order to reimagine his back catalog. Reimagine by totally transforming the challenging and gritty streetwise noise art rockContinue reading “Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Animal (Guest Review)”

Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 14- Oingo Boingo: Farewell- Live From the Universal Amphitheater (Dual-Review)

Happy Halloween everyone. We finishing the Oingo Boingo series on a high today, with their farewell live album. Let us begin the final immersion into a Boingo album. When Danny Elfman decided to retire Oingo Boingo he made sure to give them the proper send-off. And thankfully he also made sure to capture it onContinue reading “Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 14- Oingo Boingo: Farewell- Live From the Universal Amphitheater (Dual-Review)”

Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 13- Boingo: Boingo (Dual-Review)

Alright, day 13 of the Boingo dual-review series, and- What the hell is this? What have they done? Will somebody please tell me what’s going on? AHHHHH!!!!!!!! They’ve jettisoned the horns! They’re dressed up like skaters! They don’t look like any fun, Danny’s voice is all scratchy now. WHAT THE FUCK!? Where’s the energy, orContinue reading “Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 13- Boingo: Boingo (Dual-Review)”

Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 12- Oingo Boingo: Dark at the End of the Tunnel (Dual-Review)

Good day ladies and gentlemen. For the first time in the history of this Oingo Boingo series, I have beaten Harrison to a review. Yes, you read that correctly. He’s usually the one dragging me along, telling me to get my ass in gear with this series or he’ll slice my dick off with aContinue reading “Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 12- Oingo Boingo: Dark at the End of the Tunnel (Dual-Review)”

Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 11- Oingo Boingo: Boingo Alive (Dual-Review)

We finally get to our first live album, just three posts from the end. As the live album aficionado, I’ll take point. Boingo Alive isn’t really a traditional live album. Really it’s live in the studio, so it’s more of a greatest hits collection of rerecordings. The lack of crowd noise is a little jarring,Continue reading “Harrison and Holen’s Halloween Extravaganza Part 11- Oingo Boingo: Boingo Alive (Dual-Review)”

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