Well, four years can go by quickly. That’s how long it’s been since the last Music of the Day post. But as I was looking at options for adding more content, it seemed a good place to start, since it’s pretty fun and new music pretty much comes out every week – whether it’s good or not, it can still be a blast to blast… or blast. Here’s how it works. I’ll pick out five albums that have recently hit the shelves and they will be subject to my rigorous evaluations. I’ll sum my thoughts up on each album in 25 words or less (usually 25 exactly), point out two key songs, offer two similar artists that may give you a reference point, and for whimsy, I label each album with a random comparison (this week, it will be NFL quarterbacks).

Your part is to let me know in the comments if I’m on or if I’m on something. Yeah, I think that about covers it. We start in five… four… yeah, now.

Matthew West – All In
http://amzn.to/2ynZLUT | http://amzn.to/2fL3S6B (mp3)

Walking a candy aisle, knowing what to expect from each bar – some sort of chocolate with some sort of filling. That’s Matthew West to me. Kirk Cousins

GRADING KEYS: Something Greater, Never Ever Give Up
EXTRA CREDIT: Brandon Heath, Andy Grammer

The Killers – Wonderful, Wonderful
http://amzn.to/2fKUr7t | http://amzn.to/2xEtpYX (mp3)

Cover art references Lord of the Flies. Album references the alt-rock energy of the late 80s. Please don’t ever take the conch away from them. Aaron Rodgers.

GRADING KEYS: Tyson vs. Douglas, Have All the Songs Been Written?
EXTRA CREDIT: Midnight Oil, Arcade Fire

Lecrae – All Things Work Together
http://amzn.to/2xEcAxk | http://amzn.to/2y2VWIC (mp3)

If life’s a journey, perspective comprises bruises, controversies, and impressions from earlier stops along the path. All these things work together… Oh I get it. Cam Newton.

GRADING KEYS: Come and Get Me, Facts
EXTRA CREDIT: Propaganda, Grits

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – ”The Long Awaited Album”
http://amzn.to/2y1JvwL | http://amzn.to/2y31EdH (mp3)

Not exactly comedy, but a banjo-based bonanza. Either you like bluegrass (or Steve Martin) or you won’t enjoy this. A good pick though, get it?. Blake Bortles.

GRADING KEYS: Office Supplies, So Familiar
EXTRA CREDIT: Brad Paisley, Annie Moses Band

Jillian Jacqueline – Side A (EP)
http://amzn.to/2xzdhHJ (mp3)

Country isn’t for everyone, but the influences and talent here extends beyond the genre. Soulful, sweet, and soothing, there’s something here for all to appreciate. Joe Flacco.

GRADING KEYS: God Bless This Mess, Sugar and Salt
EXTRA CREDIT: Lindsay Ell, Cam

Okay, that should do it. Now it’s your turn to chime in.
peace… love… bdg…