Before I sit down and give everyone the impression that I pompously believe I am a person worthy of offering my opinion on an album released that others haven’t yet heard, I’d like to put a few things out there. I am not a musician, that is unless fifth and sixth grade saxophone combined with a couple years of playing bells in my church choir and vocals for my car choir (myself and occasionally a friend or my dog) counts as being a musician. I don’t intend to imply that my opinions of what I experience from these artists are the end all be all, either. What I will offer to readers, is my ability to be open minded and generally accepting of any genre or band. I’ve found (through recent realization that I lack the balls to admit to any guy I date that I really don’t care for his band) that I do a decent job of finding good things in any bit of music, even if it isn’t my absolute favorite. (I should have just been honest, Jason.) But, enough with the all-too-personal side-barring. I simply finish with the request that you all bear with me as I find my way through this public album review world, as mostly in the past I have only experience in discussing such things in small friend groups. I look forward to learning everything I can from the artists and my readers.