Neil Diamond

Nine down, one to go. And please forgive the delay between posts.  It seems the higher up this list I go, the more difficult these narratives are to write. (Not because I don’t have enough to say about each song, but because, in many cases, I have too much.  The hard part, I guess, is determining what to […]


As this list grows I become more aware of some of the great songs that didn’t make the cut. Perhaps I’ll do a post at some point down the road of the best of the rest. Regardless, please enjoy Part 4 of my personal favorite 300 singles from, if not the greatest, then at least […]


Over the course of the past few years, many pop music insiders, fans and geeks have done their best to label them as the Wrecking Crew; the stable of ferociously talented studio musicians and sidemen that producers Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Lou Adler, Lee Hazelwood, Brian Wilson and their ilk used to regularly use on […]


Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart and the Road More Traveled

by M.C. Antil on September 9, 2010

One of the advantages of living through any era is that you can watch an artist’s career play out in real time, without obscuring filters like hindsight and historical perspective.  And if you’re the kind who really pays attention as a career unfolds, you can note the subtle shifts that occur, shifts that years later become more difficult, if […]