Posts Tagged ‘ release ’

Moby – ‘Destroyed’: A Review

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May 19, 2011
Moby - Destroyed

  Electronic group Moby’s new release Destroyed has a synthesizer sound that is smooth and shimmering. This is quite a departure from Pop music’s obsession with harsh synthesizers that get noisy after awhile. If an electronic sound that swirls and flows appeals to you, the latest from Moby aims to please. “The Broken Places” has...
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Tetsuya Nakashima’s ‘Confessions’

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May 6, 2011
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By Larry McCloskey Confessions (告白 Kokuhaku) is another example to the world that the Far East has taken revenge cinema to a whole new level over the past decade. Following in the elaborate vengeful footsteps of Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy, Confessions sees a teacher exact her punishment on the two pupils responsible for the death of...
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Steve Earle Releases ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive’: A Review

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April 26, 2011
Steve Earle Releases ‘I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive’: A Review

By Kenneth E. Oquist Steve Earle’s tribute to Townes Van Zant I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive hits the street. ”Waiting on the Sky” starts the release out quite infectiously and Townes Van Zant would appreciate it immensely. “Little Emperor” is very Folk sounding, with alot of fiddles and mandolin driving this song. “The...
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Steve Miller Band – ‘Let Your Hair Down’: A Review

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April 23, 2011
Steve Miller Band – ‘Let Your Hair Down’: A Review

The Steve Miller Band’s new release Let Your Hair Down starts out with “Snatch It Back And Hold It” showcasing possibly the finest blues harp on the recording, which is also strong throughout this release. That’s harmonica for the uninformed. The rhythm guitar is really good also. “I Got Love If You Want It”...
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Rise Against Releases ‘Endgame’ March 15th, 2011: A Review

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March 14, 2011
Rise Against Releases ‘Endgame’ March 15th, 2011: A Review

Rise Against, the Punk Rock band from Chicago, Illinois, starts out their latest release ‘Endgame’ with “Wait For Me”, which starts out mellow with some nice sounding vocals and then explodes across right out of the gate. “This Is Letting Go” has boom-boppity-boom drums, heavy chanting — hey! hey! hey! “Survivor Guilt” is a...
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The Mahones Entire Catalogue Released by True North Records

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March 14, 2011
The Mahones Entire Catalogue Released by True North Records

With Saint Patrick’s Day fast approaching, here is a crash course in The Mahones. True North Records has reissued the entire catalogue of the Canadian, Irish Punk Band. ‘The Hellfire Club Sessions’ (1999) is my favorite with a four and 1/2 star rating. Some find this not rowdy enough, like their more edgy work....
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The Mahones: True North Records Releases Collections From Canada’s Gem

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March 13, 2011
The Mahones: True North Records Releases Collections From Canada’s Gem

Canada’s True North Records has released collections containing all off the best songs to hear a glimpse of the edgy Irish Punk band The Mahones. There are two in this category, featuring ‘Paint The Town Red’ with 29 songs and ‘Irish Punk Collection’ with 17 songs. When it comes to value, ‘Paint The Town...
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Avril Lavigne’s ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ to be Released March 8th — Acoustic Pop ‘Til You Drop

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March 7, 2011
Avril Lavigne’s ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ to be Released March 8th — Acoustic Pop ‘Til You Drop

The latest effort from Avril Lavigne is the very acoustic pop driven Goodbye Lullaby, produced by ex-husband Deryck Whimbley of Sum 41 fame. The  first song, short and bittersweet, is most likely about him. “Black Star” has a memorable melody and is a very fine start. “Push” sets the tone for the rest of...
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Noah And the Whale’s ‘Last Night On Earth’ to be Released March 8th, 2011: A Review

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March 4, 2011
Noah And the Whale’s ‘Last Night On Earth’ to be Released March 8th, 2011: A Review

“Life is Life” starts Noah and the Whale’s new album ‘Last Night On Earth’ (scheduled to be released March 8th) out with a booming bass beat, a catchy melody, and chanting background vocals at the end. This gets things started with a bang! “Tonight’s the Kind of Night” has a snappy beat that moves this...
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Dropkick Murphys’ New Release ‘Going Out In Style’ Delivers Five Guinness Rating

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February 28, 2011
Dropkick Murphys’ New Release ‘Going Out In Style’ Delivers Five Guinness Rating

From the title track “Going Out In Style” on through, the latest release from Dropkick Murphys continues to deliver more and more. I hoped this would be good. I was stunned at the reality that this is a classic. All the songs here are Five Star classics. I was not only not disappointed, but stunned...
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Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

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January 11, 2011
Avril Lavigne’s New Single “What The Hell” Released Jan. 11th

If you just can’t wait until March 8th to hear Avril Lavigne’s new album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’, the new single “What the Hell” is available right now. Right away this song emits a good girl gone bad attitude. This is a real good example of the sound we are getting here and now. The unusual keyboard...
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Bruce Cockburn’s New Album ‘Small Source of Comfort’ to be Released March 8th

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January 8, 2011
Bruce Cockburn’s New Album ‘Small Source of Comfort’ to be Released March 8th

Bruce Cockburn’s new album is slated to be released on March 8th, 2011. This highly anticipated release will be Cockburn’s first studio recording since 2006′s ‘Life Short Call Now’. ‘A Small Source of Comfort’ will feature performances from Jenny Scheinman, the accomplished violinist who has previously worked with Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, and Madeleine...
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