Music

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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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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Miranda Lambert – ‘Four the Record’: A Review

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November 19, 2011
Miranda Lambert - Four the Record

The first single off of Miranda Lambert’s new release ‘Four the Record’ has been available for awhile. “Baggage Claim” has a pretty good beat. It is about carrying the load in a relationship. “Fine Tune” is a slow, lazy Country Blues song. I like this one quite a bit. “All Kinds of Kinds” is a...
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Lost Gems: The Delfonics – ‘Sound of Sexy Soul’

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November 14, 2011
The Delfonics - The Sound of Sexy Soul

With “Ready or Not Here I Come” only getting to #35 for one week in January 1969, The Delfoncs’ Sound of Sexy Soul is a prime example of an overlooked classic by a largely overlooked artist. Sure there was “Didn’t I” on their self titled release, and “La La Means I Love You” on...
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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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Toby Keith – ‘Clancy’s Tavern’ Deluxe Edition: A Review

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November 7, 2011
Toby Keith - Clancy's Tavern

The first single “Made in America” off of Toby Keith’s new release ‘Clancy’s Tavern’ is a pretty good song that has been out awhile. It has a nice sentiment, but I personally cannot buy all American products. “I Need to Hear a Country Song” finds Toby in need of a Country song, and staying mostly...
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