Posts Tagged ‘ release ’

Green Day’s ‘Uno!’ Kicks Off a Strong Holiday Season: A Review

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September 28, 2012
Green Day

  By Kenneth E. Oquist Yes! It is here. The latest of three new albums from Green Day — ‘Uno!’. Kicking off the Holiday Season with a strong four and a half star release is a major punk player. The already out “Oh, Love” and heard some “Kill the D.J.” get this going strong...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) Launches Dave Matthews Band Radio

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August 29, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Dave Mattthews Band Radio

By Demian Russian Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI), the only North American satellite radio service provider, will launch a new and exclusive channel dedicated solely to the music of the Dave Matthews Band. Sirius XM’s ‘Dave Matthews Band Radio’ will feature commercial-free music, live recordings and interviews from the band’s extensive archives. The channel will also feature special segments...
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New Green Day Album Artwork Released

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August 24, 2012
Green Day - Kill the DJ - album artwork

The new single “Oh Love” from Green Day’s upcoming new release Kill the DJ has been out a few weeks now. It’s  an excellent song will some nice guitar work. The title track “Kill the DJ” as heard on Sirius XM Radio’s BBC Radio 1 channel online, will be available soon. The title is meant to be...
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Kenny Chesney — ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’: A Review

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July 16, 2012
Kenny Chesney - Welcome to the Fishbowl

The song ”Like a Rock Star”, a duet with Tim McGraw off of Kenny Chesney’s newest release Welcome to the Fishbowl, stands out as an instant big hit. The title track paints the picture of how you can be shown in a bad way quickly in the modern world. Fortunately, there is much more variety on here...
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Saint Etienne – ‘Words and Music’ (Deluxe Edition): A Review

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June 18, 2012
Saint Etienne

By Kenneth E. Oquist It has been seven years since Saint Etienne’s last release. ‘Words and Music’ is absolutely without a doubt worth the wait. If Sarah Cracknell and the guys have slipped by you, this is a fine time to get acquainted. I first heard Sarah solo on her ‘Lipslide’ release. As good...
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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Wrecking Ball’: The Bonus Tracks

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March 12, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball - Bonus Tracks

By Kenneth E. Oquist The bonus tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s new release Wrecking Ball are intriguing. If you are bonus track cuckoo, such as I am, you will consider these tracks essential. Artists such as Alan Parsons Project, Electric Light Orchestra, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and in Elton John’s case b-side mania, have made available to...
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Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth: A Review

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February 11, 2012
Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth

David Lee Roth is back in the line up on Van Halen’s new release A Different Kind of Truth, and this rocks! Some people don’t know what to think about the song “Tattoo”. It sounds like Van Halen to me. It will sneak up on you. “She’s the Woman” is a great rockin’ tune —...
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Preview: Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Studio Album ‘Wrecking Ball’

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January 29, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Song titles for the March 6th, 2012 release of Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album ‘Wrecking Ball’ are the new single “We Take Care of Our Own”, which sounds haunting — like a song from Springtsteen’s earlier releases ‘Born to Run’ or ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’. After hearing this, I can say I...
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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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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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