Our Shining Hour
Our Shining Hour

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Our Shining Hour

March, 1965

Cast Recordings

This is one of popular entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr's best jazz-oriented albums, featuring Davis with the Count Basie Orchestra performing arrangements by Quincy Jones. The singer is heard in top form on "Teach Me Tonight," "Work Song," and "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" and adding a bit of tap dancing to a lighthearted "Bill Basie Won't You Please Come Home."

- Scott Yanow

Babymetal
Babymetal

Babymetal

Babymetal

February 26, 2014

Alternative Metal

Mixing pummeling heavy metal and bubblegummy J-pop, the band's debut should be a joke but turns out to be a work of genius instead. Whatever the magical quality producer Kobametal sprinkles liberally over the mix, he's clearly tapped into the same kind of cosmic, comic stream of unconsciousness that made Andrew W.K.'s first album so brilliant.

- Tim Sendra