Posts Tagged ‘ new release ’

Dia Frampton – Red: A Review

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January 12, 2012
Dia Frampton - Red

If January is weighing heavy on you, perhaps you should lighten the load with Dia Frampton. I had her new release ‘Red’ on the back burner, but when I heard  it, I wanted to analyze this further.  Move this up on the playlist in a hurry if you know what is good for you....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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