Music

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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Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger’ Deluxe Edition: A Review

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October 27, 2011
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

Just released from Kelly Clarkson: ‘Stronger’. The single “Mr. Know it All” can be heard on her Official website or watch the embedded video below. It is good, but there is a lot better on here than that. “Dark Side”  has a music box sound for the intro. This is a really solid sounding Pop...
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Wilco – The Whole Love: A Review

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October 25, 2011
Wilco - The Whole Love

“I Might”  has an old school organ with a good mix of guitar sounds both acoustic and electric. “Sunloathe” starts off beautifully, and building to finish strong. It has nice variety, sounding like three songs in one. “Standing O” has a more Rockin’ sound and the beat is very good. This has an upbeat...
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Evanescence – Self Titled New Release: A Review

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October 19, 2011
Evanescence - self titled new release

If you like Rock with a chick singing, this is right up your alley. “What You Want” has some nifty percussion and a pretty good vocal perfomance. This is one of the best songs. “Made of Stone” has power chords that are quite good. One of my favorites on here. “The Change” has a...
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Five Finger Death Punch – ‘American Capitalist’: A Review

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October 18, 2011
American Capitalist - Five Finger Death Punch

Okay you caught me with my guard down. I have liked Five Finger Death Punch for awhile. If you have a bitter friend on your Christmas list, give this a try. They have a unique ability to blend good singing with gritty vocals mixed in. “Menace” is a nice example of how Five Finger...
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Sirius XM Releases New Satellite Radio 2.0 Edge Dock and Play Radio

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October 17, 2011
Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) Edge Satellite Radio.

By Amy Gilroy Sirius XM Radio (NASDQ:SIRI) announced a new Edge Dock and Play Radio that works with a vehicle kit to provide access to new extra SiriusXM channels that went live Monday. At $139.99, the Edge comes with a PowerConnect car kit. It’s already shown on sale at Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) on Bestbuy.com. Edge...
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New Sirius XM Radio Extra 2.0 Channels

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October 17, 2011
Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) Satellite Radio 2.0 Channels

By William Damsky We’ve heard a lot about Sirius XM’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Satellite Radio  2.0 adding Spanish channels, but according to our brothers at Satellite Radio Playground, there will be a number of new rock stations and even a George Carlin comedy channel added as well. The listings were apparently posted on Sirius XM’s site...
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Switchfoot – Vice Verses: A Review

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October 11, 2011
Switchfoot - Vice Verses

We are right at the beginning of a busy major release season. I have heard the track “Dark Horses” from Switchfoot’s new release Vice Verses during a football game, so it has received major exposure to a large audience. It’s also an excellent song with nice guitar work. “Selling the News” is an unusual...
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A Personal Tribute to Steve Jobs: A Music and Entertainment Innovator – Chapter 1

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October 11, 2011
Steve Jobs

By Kenneth E. Oquist I do not think it is a stretch to say that longtime Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs’ products have changed my life in the last 6+ years. At times it seems they were pricey, but I appreciated the quality. Cadillac style if you need terminology. I purchased my first Apple Computer, a...
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Matthew Sweet – ‘Modern Art’: A Review

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September 30, 2011
Matthew Sweet - Modern Art

The title track on Matthew Sweet’s new release Modern Art sounds like  the title suggests, but in a good way. A cool mellow piano song with synthesizers is not business as usual, but is sweet like his name. It is a favorite of mine on this, and very beautiful also. “A Little Death” has...
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The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time: A Review

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September 30, 2011
The Jayhawks - Mockingbird Time

The stand out track “Cinnamon Love” on The Jayhawks’ new release Mockingbird Time shows in a hurry  how Gary Louris returning after fifteen years is a pretty big deal. They sing so well together on this, as well as on all of the songs. The title track is a mellow, slower piano song with...
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Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Exclusive Partnership with New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Brings Fifth Consecutive Season of Live Broadcasts

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September 30, 2011
Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Exclusive Partnership with New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Brings Fifth Consecutive Season of Live Broadcasts

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ SIRI) will launch its fifth consecutive season of live broadcasts created as part of its exclusive partnership with New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center beginning Saturday, October 1st at 8:00 pm ET on its Real Jazz channel (Sirius and XM channel 67).
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LeAnn Rimes – ‘Lady & Gentlemen’: A Review

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September 30, 2011
LeAnn Rimes - Lady & Gentlemen

LeAnn Rimes’ new release ‘Lady & Gentemen’ contains a very nice laid back version of Merle Haggard’s “The Bottle Let Me Down” and it’s an excellent reason why covers can be good. This is a very nice version of this song. There is no doubt LeAnn singing the classic by Kris Kristofferson “Help me...
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