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Nightwish – ‘Imaginaerum’: A Review

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December 29, 2011
Nightwish - Imaginaerum

If you like a sound like Roxette on steroids, give the new release from Nightwish ‘Imaginaerum’ a try. Europe seems willing to take more of a musical chance than the USA. The group is from Kitee, Finland. Nightwish is a hidden gem, indeed. “Taikatalvi” is a nice introduction to this release. It feels somewhat...
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Popular Releases: Florence + the Machine’s ‘Ceremonials’ and Coldplay’s ‘Mylo Xyloto’

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December 23, 2011
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials

Florence + the Machine’s new release ‘Ceremonials’ (Deluxe Edition) features the song “Heartlines” in a jungle beat form with a mind blowing ambient sound and a bonus acoustic version which is vastly different. This is about the lines on your palm. “Bedroom Hymns” has a killer ambience along with an intriguing beat. “Shake it Out”...
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Cage Rages With ‘Supremacy of Steel’: A Review

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December 20, 2011
Cage - Supremacy of Steel

Eye popping album artwork still lives, and the cover of Cage’s new release ‘Supremacy of Steel’ is a fine example. The standout  track “Braindead Woman”, apparently a previously unreleased song now revived, is fast paced, quirky, and excellent Metal. If Metal is dead, Cage doesn’t know or care. Powered with some hot lead guitar, ”Blood Steel”...
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Michael Franks – ‘Objects of Desire’ and Others Reissued

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December 17, 2011
Michael Franks - Objects of Desire

Having been unavailable for a long while, the reissue of Michael Franks’ ‘Objects of Desire’ is a welcome surprise. While songs such as “Tahitian Moon” and “Love Duet” have been available for some time, and are spectacular examples of how good this is, they leave you wanting more. Now ‘Objects of Desire’ is here...
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The Black Keys – El Camino: A Review

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December 7, 2011
The Black Keys

By Kenneth E. Oquist Just in time for the end of the holiday releases is the latest from the Black Keys — El Camino. “Lonely Boy” is the first single. This is too good to get overlooked by radio. This song has rockin’ guitars, funky drums, and an infectious chorus of background singers bleating...
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Hot Chelle Rae – ‘Whatever’: A Review

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December 2, 2011
Hot Chelle Rae - Whatever

“Tonight, Tonight” from Hot Chelle Rae’s new release ‘Whatever’ has been available in several different versions for awhile. It has also been a chart favorite this year. Following in those footsteps could be the match up with New Boyz’ “I Like it Like That”. “Tonight, Tonight” is a great example of rap being good...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) to Give Away $25,000 on “12 Days of The Phone Show”

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November 30, 2011
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - The Phone Show

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch “12 Days of The Phone Show,” a twelve-day special series on its Raw Dog Comedy (Sirius and XM channel 99). This special series will begin on Thursday, December 1st at 1:00 pm ET. Every weekday between Thursday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 14th...
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Nickelback – ‘Here and Now’: A Review

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November 27, 2011
Nickelback

By Kenneth E. Oquist Starting out this mad rush to the holidays is Nickelback with their latest release ‘Here and Now’. “This Means War” has an “unable to get along” mentality to it. The Pop/Rock of “Lullaby” shows the mass appeal of Nickelback and is just simply a really good song. “Midnight Queen” is...
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Kate Bush – ’50 Words For Snow’: A Review

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November 26, 2011
Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow

By Kenneth E. Oquist You know you are in for a treat when the shortest song from Kate Bush on her new release ’50 Words For Snow’ is 6:49. That would be the song “Among Angels”. Piano, vocals and strings added on the second half pretty much sum up this track. The title track...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) To Broadcast Wiz Khalifa Concert On Hip-Hop Nation November 26th

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November 23, 2011
Wiz Khalifa Concert on Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)

By Demian Russian SiriusXM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Hip-Hop Nation channel will broadcast a Wiz Khalifa concert from the Sound Academy in Toronto, Canada. The concert will feature the Pittsburgh based hip-hop star and 2011 American Music Award Nominee performing his platinum hits “Black & Yellow” and “Roll Up,” as well other songs from his smash debut album Rolling Papers. Wiz...
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart To Present Annual ‘Stewie Awards’ Live On Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)

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November 22, 2011
Tony Stewart - Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) NASCAR

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart will host the fifth annual ‘Stewie Awards’ show on December 1st live from Las Vegas on Sirius XM’s NASCAR Radio channel. Hosting the ‘Stewies’ is always one of the highlights of Champions Week for me and...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI): It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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November 8, 2011
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Holiday Channels

By Demian Russian It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI ) has announced the launch of seven commercial-free specialty channels to celebrate the holiday season. Sirius XM Radio’s limited-run holiday music channel lineup offers Satellite Radio listeners expansive variety, including traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics,...
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Lou Reed and Metallica – ‘Lulu’: A Review

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November 3, 2011
Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu

By Kenneth E. Oquist The new release from Lou Reed and Metallica ‘Lulu’ is one of the most intriguing collaborations of the year. I think this could be a possible Grammy Awards winner. Ten songs have to be put on two discs. ”Brandenberg Gate” is a song that starts out acoustic then kicks into high gear.”The View”...
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