I have been listening to Jackson Browne's new album Standing in the Breach. One of the things I like about Jackson Browne and Roy Harper is their criticism of the ugly politics in the world. If songs like “Cloud Cuckooland” "The Monster" "The Fourth World" etc.. speaks your language of how disgusted you feel then you might like the content of Browne's new album which has a more relaxing groove. Anyway the emotional response of disgust has produced a lot of songs from Roy and Jackson. If you are grumpy and disgusted then please write me a song because I love that kind of music. I also enjoyed the album Popular Problems last month from 80 year old Leonard Cohen. Humanity is a heavy issue from Browne and Cohen on their latest records. However I don't feel like Cohen is being something of a politically motivated moral police (I don't mean that a strictly negative way) like Browne. instead he just presents the problems. Some people criticized Cohen in comment forums for his rather retro sound particularly from the song “Never Mind”. Maybe I am quirky but I like the retro the sound. I also like the fact that the album is only 35 minutes long. It is my opinion that albums are too long. Jonathan Wilson's album was way to long. I would rather have him been break the 118 minutes into two albums. I think it makes more sense to release shorter albums more frequently if you want to promote yourself and I have never liked an album more just because it's longer. Unlike Jackson Browne I was unable to tell what kind of political attitude Cohen has from his songs, I am curious though if "Never Mind" has anything to do with Israeli spies. Those were some juicy sounding lyrics. I have also enjoyed Opeth's latest album Pale Communion. Opeth's latest album is a progressive folk/rock album unlike their previous metal albums. I am also going to check out Yusuf or Cat Steven's album along with Pink Floyd's as soon as they are released I have also just recently feel in love with the Incredible Sting Band from the the 60's and 70's I am having the urge to play the October Song right now.