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Album Essentials: ENO "Here Come The Warm Jets"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor New York. London. Paris, and of course, Munich. Everybody, go on now, talk about Pop Music! What is Pop Music? Certainly, one would think pop, being short for popular…however, so much amazing pop music had nothing to do with popularity contests. It was meant to define music in […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor No lying, no pretense, no hype sheet, just the facts! The Pretenders self-titled debut album stands as one of the greatest, most fully formed debut's in rock and roll! Way back upon its release in 1980, every note, every guitar chord, and every word rang true, and all […]
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Album Essentials: Twenty One Pilots - "Blurryface"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Straight outta Columbus, Ohio, Twenty One Pilots have certainly made, and maintained, a name for themselves over the past fifteen years or so. After entering the game with a couple of independently released albums, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun got snapped up by a Warner […]
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Album Essentials: Norah Jones - "Come Away With Me"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Robert Plant Looks Back While Moving Forward On 1988's 'Now And Zen' Norah Jones is not your average, everyday performer. People picked up on that fact from the start, as her 2002 debut album, 'Come Away with Me,' proved in numbers. Born Geethali Norah Jones Shankar, in 1979, […]
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Album Essentials: Robert Plant - "Now and Zen"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Robert Plant Looks Back While Moving Forward On 1988's 'Now And Zen' When Led Zeppelin fell apart following the death of drummer John Bonham, in 1980, there was little, if any, serious talk about continuing. The brotherhood that was Led Zeppelin was done. A new decade always presents […]
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Album Essentials: Ben Folds Five

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Ben Folds Five Make Their Debut LP Back In 1995 29 years ago, during that post-Alt Rock hangover, there seemed to be room for just about any style of music, from the angst soaked leftovers and hip hop mongers, to disposable pop music and the imminent rise of […]
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Album Essentials: Oasis - "Definitely Maybe"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Oasis Hit The Ground Running 30 Years Ago With ‘Definitely Maybe’ This is not news, but just to make clear, years do indeed evaporate before our very eyes and ears. How is it possible that this summer will signal the 30th (yeah, count 'em!) anniversary of the debut […]
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Album Essentials: David Gray - "White Ladder"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Initially released in November of 1998, 'White Ladder' proved to solidify everything David Gray had been working towards since the early part of the decade. With three albums under his belt, Gray settled in at his home studio to record his fourth album in the spring of 1998. […]
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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor Consider this for a moment if you will, in 1970, Stevie Wonder released his 12th album, the now classic 'Signed, Sealed & Delivered.' At the time of release, he had only recently turned 20, 12 albums into his career, and just two years out of his teens?! That's […]
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Album Essentials: Tori Amos - "Little Earthquakes"

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By Dave Swanson - Summit FM Contributor "Who wants some sniveling female all the time?" asked Tori Amos, in a 1991 interview to promote her debut album, 'Little Earthquakes.’ "After all, just because something happened to me, and it was traumatic, doesn't make it interesting. I have to get my scissors out and make sure […]
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