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Rock Rewind: Billy Joel “Uptown Girl”

We’ve featured Billy Joel before on the Rock Rewind, but seeing how this week it was announced that the Piano Man will be receiving the coveted Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (an honor shared by the likes of Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Carole King), it seemed appropriate to pull another of his many landmark hits from the vault. The second single off of 1983’s […]

Coldplay Midnight

Check Out Coldplay’s Unusual New Track “Midnight”

When Coldplay released their album Mylo Xyloto, it raised concerns among some long-time fans that the band might be getting too “poppy” for their own good.  Last fall, their song “Atlas” from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack was a breath of fresh air, a clear step back toward their brooding, piano-rock roots. Now, with the surprise release of their new single “Midnight”…well, let’s just say a lot of us […]

Elton John The Diving Board

Elton John Jumps In With Both Feet with “The Diving Board” (Album Review)

Mercury Records Limited (2013)

Ironic thought of the day: it turns out that Sir Elton John—you know, the piano rock icon?—despite having created a public image that indelibly associates him with the piano, has never actually made a piano-driven record before now. That’s right: it has taken the 66-year-old thirty studio albums before he finally released one that brings his primary instrument front-and-center. This definitely adds a deeper level of meaning to the title […]