Album Reviews

Old Boots. New Dirt.

Sometimes you should try to listen to other songs on an album if the first single on the radio doesn’t float your boat. Andy learned his lesson because he didn’t care for “Burnin’ It Down” from Jason Aldean’s latest album, “Old Boots. New Dirt.”, but by the end of this review he’s giving it 93% on the Entertainment Ave! Listenability Scale.


Lady Antebellum - 747Andy is a fan of Lady Antebellum, and their latest album, 747, keeps him in their grasp even though they venture a tad and kick things up a notch. It’s a 91% on the Entertainment Ave! Listenability scale for this review!

The Job

Michael Stanley, and his band, is near and dear to the heart of Andy, so whenever he has new music out, there is sure to be one customer. Andy was not disappointed in Mr. Stanley’s latest offering, “The Job,” and gives it 100% on the Entertainment Ave! listenability scale.

Do You Buy Any Music on CD Anymore?

There’s a new CD by Michael Stanley called “The Job” out, but sadly it doesn’t look like Andy will be listening to it anytime soon because he doesn’t want to wait for a disc to arrive in the mail. He wants to listen now, but it’s not on iTunes yet.

Do You Have Any Desire to See an Opera?

It was a commercial on TV for a show at the Chicago Opera House that reminded Andy of his desire to one day see an opera. That, in turn, reminded him that someday he would like to see the Chicago Symphony perform the works of Carl Orff. He knows most people have heard “O Fortuna,” but have no idea what it is, and also wonders if you want to see an opera.


The Dude on the Right listened to “One,” the debut album from Sarah Miles, for about a week and liked it. Then he finally really “listened” to it and really liked what he heard. You might like, or really like, it, too.

The Soft Addictions

Artist: Michael Stanley Listenability Scale: 95% Released by: Line Level Music A Review by: – The Dude on the Right First an intro… When I moved to Chicago in 1985, the Michael Stanley Band was still big in Cleveland, but…

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Artist: Alabama Listenability Scale: 95% Released by: BMG Entertainment A Review by: – The Dude on the Right One of my favorite country bands of all times is Alabama so it should be no surprise that this is one of…

Yourself or Someone Like You

Artist: Matchbox Twenty Listenability Scale: 100% Released by: Atlantic/Lava Records A Review by: – The Dude on the Right Every now and then you hear a band you just can’t seem to get enough of. You play the CD over…

Here’s Your Sign

Artist: Bill Engvall Listenability Scale: 90% Released by: Warner Bros. Nashville A Review by: – The Dude on the Right Bill Engvall is one funny guy. My appreciation for his humor started when I saw him open for John Michael…