The Beach Boys & U2 Deliver Timeless Classics With 45 Years Of History Between Them In This Week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

Last week I said I wouldn’t be reviewing any compilations or greatest hits releases as part of the RDIO column, but after listening to U2’s incredible reissue celebrating the 20th … Continue reading The Beach Boys & U2 Deliver Timeless Classics With 45 Years Of History Between Them In This Week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

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Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Kelly Clarkson Gets Stronger and Brian Wilson Gets Disney

Not a particularly stellar week of new material to cover.  At this time of year many of the new releases are compilations, greatest hits packages and holiday records.  Nothing wrong … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Kelly Clarkson Gets Stronger and Brian Wilson Gets Disney

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Stump Puts His Stamp On R&B While Joe Jonas Misses The Mark

There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world today. So sometimes, music just needs to be fun.  Forget about the deep lyrics and challenging melodies and just go … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Stump Puts His Stamp On R&B While Joe Jonas Misses The Mark

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Idol vs. Idol vs. Icon

Idol vs. Idol… A few weeks back I made mention of the first single from American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and how I found it less than impressive. … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Idol vs. Idol vs. Icon

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – How do you take your metal? Mastodon, Dream Theater and Chickenfoot keep fists pumping with three distinct styles of metal

This week’s new releases weren’t all that exciting to me so I decided instead to take a listen to some recent releases on the harder side of things.  While metal’s … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – How do you take your metal? Mastodon, Dream Theater and Chickenfoot keep fists pumping with three distinct styles of metal

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Roots Rock Four Ways – Ryan Adams, Jim Cuddy, Dawes and The Bangles…That’s Right Those Bangles

Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Americana, Folk Rock or Country Rock – whatever you call it, I’m a fan.  There’s just something about the combination of great song writing, soaring harmonies and … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Roots Rock Four Ways – Ryan Adams, Jim Cuddy, Dawes and The Bangles…That’s Right Those Bangles

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Special Feature on Wilco’s The Whole Love

Halfway through Wilco’s eighth studio album, Jeff Tweedy proclaims, “I would love to be the one to open up your mind.”  The lyric is found at the heart of “Open … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Special Feature on Wilco’s The Whole Love

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – What do Mick Jagger, Nick Lowe and The Jayhawks have in common? New Releases For One Thing!

This week I found myself listening to new music by veteran artists.  It’s hard not to measure an artist against his/her/their prior works, especially when it comes to pop music.  … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – What do Mick Jagger, Nick Lowe and The Jayhawks have in common? New Releases For One Thing!