“Cool Album of the Day” is Looking for Contributors

Posted 04 Feb 2012 in Music + TV News


If you follow the Cool Album of the Day website I’m guessing that you are a little bit of a music fan. Excellent!

Have you ever wanted to be published? Well if you are, we at Cool Album of the Day are always looking for contributors.

You know what we do here. Like I mentioned, we’re always looking for people that would like to do a write up on some of their favorite albums. We’d also love people that would be interested in reviewing a concert that they might be seeing in the near future, but we’d really love some people that would like to add some reviews of new releases. In fact, we’d love to start expanding the amount of new releases that we feature on the site.

As of now, all we can offer you is the exposure and the fun knowing that you’re going to be read worldwide. I can also tell you that you’ll have fun. If you’re looking to stay in this field being on a site like ours wouldn’t look to shabby on a resume!

We’re hoping down the line to be able to offer you more than that. Once in a while I get a request from a label to review one of their new releases. In that case, I could push some new titles your way, but for now it’s mostly for fun and exposure.

Also, I should mention, that I’m there to help you as well. I don’t expect you to submit finished product. I can help with things like videos, track listing and personnel for your entry.

One reason that people say that like to write for our site is because we suggest and even encourage our writers to not do normal reviews. This is why you’ll sometimes hear me refer to our pieces as “write-ups” and not “reviews.” Quite often, people are reading about an album that they’ve known for years. We don’t have to be encyclopedic and provide a track by track look-see. No, not us, while we still do that on some pieces, especially new releases, we like to stray from the norm. You can tell us a story revolving around an album or an artist, or maybe tell us how that album fit into your life somehow.  You’ve got the pen and paper, or keyboard… you can take it wherever you wish.

If this has you written all over it, please reach me, Larry at CoolAlbumoftheDay@gmail.com. I’ll get back to you. Promise!! Also, if you could, please mention in your “Hello I’m interested” email a few albums that you’d like to start with. That would be a great place to start! Thank you again so much for your interest.  

— Larry Carta

Here’s some album in the Rock and Roll genre that we’ve covered so far.

  • Dire Straits
  • Alice Cooper "Billion Dollar Babies"
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Big Country
  • Tim Finn 'Escapade'
  • King Crimson 'Discipline'
  • XTC 'Apple Venus (Volume 1)
  • Billy Joel '52nd Street'
  • Brian Setzer 'The Knife Feels Like Justice'
  • Pixies 'Doolittle'
  • The Allman Brothers Band 'Idlewild South'
  • The Outlaws 'Lady in Waiting'
  • Rockpile 'Live at Montreux 1980'
  • Steve Winwood 'Steve Winwood'
  • The Stone Roses 'The Stone Roses'
  • Spinal Tap 'This is Spinal Tap'
  • The Who 'Live at Leeds'
  • Wishbone Ash 'Wishbone Ash'
  • Warren Zevon 'The Wind'
  • Cheap Trick 'In Color'
  • The Power Station 'The Power Station'
  • The Rolling Stones 'Black and Blue'
  • Barrence Whitfield & the Savages 'Dig Thy Savage Soul' - NEW MUSIC REVIEW
  • Bruce Springsteen 'Born to Run'
  • Jefferson Airplane 'Volunteers'
  • The Flaming Groovies 'Teenage Head'
  • Elton John 'Caribou'
  • David Bowie 'Young Americans'
  • Chicago 'VII'
  • Dire Straits 'Making Movies'
  • New Album Sneak Peek: New White Trash
  • The Grateful Dead 'Rare Cuts & Oddities 1966' .. Plus a 'Record Store Day' Recap
  • Tune in Tom Lounges New Show
  • Silver Condors 'Silver Condors'
  • Peter Gabriel 'Rockpalast Live 1978'
  • Montrose 'Paper Money'
  • Original Santana Band to Reunite For New Album.
  • Tommy Bolin 'Teaser'
  • History of the Eagles on Showtime
  • The Who 'Magic Bus: The Who On Tour'
  • Spirit's Ed Cassidy Dead at 89 From Prostate Cancer
  • Hindu Love Gods 'Hindu Love Gods'
  • Scorpions 'Fly To The Rainbow'
  • 801 "Listen Now"
  • Rank and File 'Sundown'
  • Badfinger 'Wish You Were Here'
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  • 10,000 Maniacs 'The Wishing Chair'
  • The Rolling Stones Bring a Bigger Bang to Tinsel Town
  • The Silencers 'A Letter From St. Paul'
  • The Beacon Street Union 'The Eyes of The Beacon Street Union'
  • Simple Minds
  • King Cannons
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  • New Order
  • Mudcrutch "Mudcrutch"
  • The (English) Beat
  • Bonnie Raitt "Nick of Time"
  • Dave Mason
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Tears for Fears
  • Roxy Music
  • The Shadows of Knight
  • Todd Rundgren "The Hermit of Mink Hollow"
  • The Blasters
  • Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • The Smiths
  • Bangles "All Over The Place"
  • Ian Anderson
  • NRBQ
  • Vanilla Fudge
  • Queen
  • Richard and Linda Thompson
  • Crowded House "Woodface"
  • Little Village "Little Village"
  • Keith Richards
  • Mink DeVille
  • Novo Combo
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Joe Jackson "Big World
  • Montrose
  • Bad Company
  • Ringo Starr
  • J. Geils Band
  • The Guess Who
  • The Tubes
  • Springsteen Announces Dates for First Leg of US Tour. European Dates as Well.
  • Bobby & The Midnites
  • Charlie
  • Boz Scaggs
  • John Fogerty
  • Unreleased Thin Lizzy Box Set to Be Coming. As Many as 700 Phil Lynott-era Tracks
  • Freedy Johnston
  • Heart
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears
  • Neil Young
  • The Notorious Cherry Bombs
  • Warren Zevon
Posted by Larry Carta


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