Posts Tagged ‘ new release ’

Tony Bennett – ‘Duets II’: A Review

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September 28, 2011
Tony Bennett - Duets II

How things can change in the five years since ‘Duets: An American Classic’. The most obvious difference on Tony Bennett’s new release ‘Duets II’  is the duet with Lady GaGa, the coy ‘The Lady is a Tramp”. This is a fun song and a splash this should make. Of course, five years ago Lady...
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Jeff Bridges’ New Self-Titled Release: A Review

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August 25, 2011
Jeff Bridges releases Jeff Bridges

Although Jeff Bridges’ new self titled release is a strong release for the here and now in importance, the reality is not so good in the must have department. I had  reservations going into this. If actors do releases, they get judged by artists of genre. This falls far short. The singing is okay,...
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The Horrors – ‘Skying’: A Review

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August 11, 2011
The Horrors - Skying

If a droning sound reminiscent of early Psychedelic Furs appeals to you, The Horrors new release Skying is for you. There are a few exceptions, but drone is the emphasis. “Dive In” is a good example of this. I like the drum beat on this track in particular, although the drums are excellent throughout...
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America – ‘Back Pages’: A Review

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August 4, 2011
America - Back Pages

You may say “Oh no, not another cover release!”, but outside of  the Christmas release ”Holiday Harmony” or “California Dreaming”, previous America efforts contain mostly the band’s own self penned songs. Back Pages starts out intriguing from the start. Joining Bad Company with a song named the same as the artist, “America” is really very well...
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Falling in Reverse – ‘The Drug in Me is You’: A Review

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July 27, 2011
Falling in Reverse - The Drug in Me is You

The new release from Falling in Reverse ‘The Drug in Me is You‘ sounds like Hardcore and Pop crashed together to become Hardcore Pop. Does this mean a Hardcore sound smoothed over? Not a chance. It simply means there are Pop sounds on a Hardcore recording. Much like Nine Inch Nails created the genre...
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They Might Be Giants – ‘Join Us’: A Review

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July 22, 2011
They Might Be Giants - Join Us

If you have already heard enough great music this year do not listen to this. They Might Be Giants’ new release Join Us is quirky off the wall fun. Amazon has this for only $4. Utilizing many different song styles, They Might be Giants are not stale. Not by a long shot. “Can’t Keep...
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311 – ‘Universal Pulse’: A Review

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July 19, 2011
311 - Universal Pulse

Starting off with the snappy tune “Time Bomb” 311 gets things going right off the bat in a hurry on their new release Universal Pulse. Catchy at the same time, I must say. “Wild Nights” has a tougher guitar sound. I like the variety right from the start. Although short with only eight songs, I...
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Incubus – ‘If Not Now, When?’: A Review

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July 15, 2011
Incubus - 'If Not Now, When?'

The title track on Incubus’ new release asks the question “If Not Now, When?” The mid-tempo song pretty much states that now is the right time. “Adolescents” has a nice Alternative Rock sound with catchy guitars, and I like the drum beat on on this track as well. “Defiance” has an acoustic sound which...
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Colbie Caillat – ‘All Of You’: A Review

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July 13, 2011
Colbie Caillat - All of You

Things get going right away with the beat driven “Brighter Than the Sun”, one of the best on Colbie Caillat’s new release All of You. Establishing herself as an Adult Contemporary artist with her unique and breezy California Pop sound, the third release is showing her ability to continue to produce really good songs. “I...
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Sublime With Rome – ‘Yours Truly’: A Review

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July 10, 2011
Sublime With Rome

  With releases stacking to the moon, after a quick listen to Sublime With Rome’s new release ’Yours Truly’ I was definitely not disappointed. My first impression finds them less edgy and their new release seems more likely to have some major interest because of its “more accessible to the masses” Pop sound. This is...
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Taking Back Sunday’s Original Lineup Back Together On New Release: A Review

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July 2, 2011
Taking Back Sunday - Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday’s original lineup gathers back together on their new self-titled release Taking Back Sunday. Starting out with a shout, the song “El Paso” has some excellent guitar sounds on it. I like the the middle fizzling out and kicking back up again. A really great Alternative Rock sounding song is the marvelous...
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Brad Paisley – ‘This is Country Music’: A Review

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May 26, 2011
Brad Paisley - This is Country Music

It may be Brad Paisley is too good on the guitar. Never shy about doing blazing hot solos, they are in abundance on his brand new album This is Country Music. He really does shine on “Eastwood” which features Clint Eastwood. Western it is, and features a jaw dropping solo in the middle of the...
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