Weezer – Weezer (White Album)

Everything Will Be Alright in the End in many ways could have been Weezer’s last album. Asides from the very resolute sounding title, the album neatly rounded off a 20 year career, featured Ric Ocasek production like their debut, and featured a sound that was a frank and honest reminder to their fans that had stuck by them for so many years and been let down so many times. The message was that Weezer still understood their fans, and could still make a good album. Not to mention, the album concluded with the phenomenal The Futurescope Trilogy, which was a pretty damn high note to finish on. It would have been sad, but if 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End had been the final Weezer album, it would have made sense. But here we, two years later and we find Weezer shattering that legendary ‘could-have-been’ story with their 10th album…Weezer (The White Album). Did it deserve to be shattered? Let’s take a look. Continue reading

The Top 30 Best Legend of Zelda Songs

While it is true that 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of Pokemon (see list dedicated to that here), it also marks the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series. Perhaps even more so than Nintendo’s famous plumber and his games, The Legend of Zelda have consistently provided high quality titles that have proven to be essential touchstones in not only the gaming industry, but in wider pop culture and the arts in general. One of the greatest joys of The Legend of Zelda is that it provides so many amazing experiences and emotions, whether it the sheer elation of solving a hard puzzle or defeating a hard boss, or absolute frustration that you can’t ever make your way through the Water Temple without getting lost. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have fun, that is the brilliance of The Legend of Zelda. Action/adventure style gameplay may be one thing, but The Legend of Zelda series has always strived to include the finest music it can into its games, with many titles in the series featuring music as an essential component of the main core gameplay and story. So, to commemorate the series’ 30 years of existence and its marvelous treatment of music (not to mention the hopeful 2016 release of the new Zelda game currently in the works), here is The Top 30 Best Legend of Zelda Songs. Enjoy! Continue reading