Slaughtering the Sacred Cows: An Abbreviated Look at the Most Over-Rated Records Ever

(Note: This article originally appeared on jericsmith.com, copyright 2005, J. Eric Smith. All rights reserved). Slaughtering the Sacred Cows? So here’s a thought for sequel to “Best of the Blockbusters” . . . instead of looking at the best of the commercially popular records (which are expected to be bad), how about trying identify the … Continue reading Slaughtering the Sacred Cows: An Abbreviated Look at the Most Over-Rated Records Ever

Beneath the Radar: Rock’s Greatest Secret Bands

(Note: Originally published at jericsmith.com, copyright 2004, J. Eric Smith. All rights reserved). Beneath the Radar: Rock’s Greatest Secret Bands (Part One) It’s time now to begin the second in our series of periodic music geek essays, structured head-to-head style. (The first was the Worst Rock Band Ever survey in January). Let’s review the ground … Continue reading Beneath the Radar: Rock’s Greatest Secret Bands