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A truly beautiful piece of art AND a real kick with pure, pure harmonies AND a capitalist manifesto of sorts....

Beggars Banquet- The Rolling Stones

Rating: A+

Beggars Banquet - CD Cover

 

A truly beautiful piece of art, this is the album that brought the Stones truly unto the level of legends. After a live album, a pop compilation, and a psychedelic album, people began to doubt that the Stones could last.

This album, Beggars Banquet, brought the Stones back, highlighting everything that makes the Stones the Stones. With a great mix of country (Dear Doctor), blues (Parachute Women) and the theme for the Devil himself (Sympathy for the Devil), the Stones showed why they were the greatest rock & roll band of all time, and began a span of unprecedented musical output.

KeyTracks: “Sympathy For The Devil”, “Dear Doctor”, “Street Fighting Man”, “Prodigal Son”.

Have a listen to Dear Doctor:

 

Sweetheart of the Rodeo-The Byrds

Rating: A

I must start this review off with a disclaimer: if you don’t like country music, don’t listen to this album. This is an album of pure, pure country and pure, pure harmonies. This is the album that created the country-rock hybrid genre. Gram Parsons (country-rock pioneer) was hired to give a real kick to the country sound, and it proved to be the right thing to do.  With more pedal steel, less Roger McGuinn electric-guitar-jangle, and a couple Bobby Dylan and Woody Guthrie tunes, Sweetheart of the Rodeo proves to be the last truly influential Byrds album.

Key Tracks: “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”, “Hickory Wind”, “Blue Canadian Rockies”, “Nothing Was Delivered”.

Have a listen to Nothing Was Delivered:

 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad-Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

Rating: B+

Rich Dad Poor Dad - book coverA capitalist manifesto of sorts, this book puts forth the idea of “financial independence” that can be achieved through a particular mixture of financial knowledge and a winning mindset. Among the pieces of knowledge addressed throughout the book are:

- the value of financial intelligence

- that corporations spend first, and then pay taxes, while individuals must pay taxes first

-that corporations are artifical entities that anyone can use.

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens- book coverUnless a certain degree of interest is in place, this book is useless, because the ideas put forth are truly helpful, but you must work towards them, which would take time, money and effort.

There is also a book: Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens

 

Reviews by Zachary, Teen Blogger

 

  • The Lie Tree
  • The way he lived
  • A drop of night
  • Thief of lies
  • Defender
  • Character, driven
  • Every young adult's break-up survival guide
  • Hidden gold
  • The heart of stone
  • The last boy and girl in the world
  • The epidemic
  • I see reality
  • Finding Hope
  • Under the Dusty Moon
  • Flawd
  • Dark energy
  • Hot pterodactyl boyfriend
  • Harmony House
  • Burning
  • See no color
  • One of us
  • A tangle of gold
  • It should have been a #GoodDay
  • Beautiful broken things
  • The radiant road
  • Speak a word for freedom
  • When we collided
  • Hit count
  • Fig
  • The beast of Cretacea
  • Essential maps for the lost
  • Queen
  • Exit, pursued by a bear
  • The Raven King
  • Breakaway
  • The forbidden orchid
  • The young adult's guide to public speaking