Yeah this post might rile you up. I list and explain my biggest disappointments from some of my favorite musicians.
Jonny Polonsky “Intergalactic Messenger of Divine Light and Love”
OK I get it, the center of the universe is in your crotch – are we overcompensating here? After listening to this mess, I can point out one good tune, “See Your Lies” – but it’s a far cry from 2005 EP There is Something Wrong With You. I miss the old Jonny… this album proves “there is something wrong” with Jonny.
Jeff Lynne “Long Wave”
Sigh. It’s been so long since we heard from Mr. Blue Sky that the anticipation had me salivating. And we get a cover album. It’s a very good cover album – Don Covay’s “Mercy, Mercy” is pure Wilbury-styled magic and other tracks like “Smile” are just lovely. But can we get some new songs Jeff? I expect this stuff from Brian Wilson – not you.
Paul McCartney “Kisses On The Bottom”
I love Sir Paul, but this just isn’t his style of music. Maybe he just decided to “cash in” on these oldies like Rod Stewart has been making off his great American songbook albums. At least Jeff Lynne made a good covers album, this reduces Paul to a cheap lounge singer. And a boring one at that – kiss my bottom, goo goo gajoob.