Posts Tagged ‘ Rock ’

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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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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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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John Hiatt – ‘Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns’: A Review

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August 10, 2011
John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns

John Hiatt is better known as a songwriter covered by Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Three Dog Night. Jeff Healy Band’s version of Hiatt’s “Angel Eyes” is well known as well. The straight forward rocker “Damn This Town” is a pretty awesome start to John Hiatt’s latest release Dirty Jeans and Mudlside Hymns....
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Yes – ‘Fly From Here’: A Review

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July 15, 2011
Yes - Fly From Here

Starting out with “Fly From Here-Overture” it’s Yes alright. How often is this enough? Let’s find out. There is alot to this introduction song for the length. “Fly From Here Part I-We Can Fly” is a pretty marvelous and timeless song. Yes always has achieved that. “Fly From Here-Part II-Sad Day at The Airfield”...
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Uriah Heep – ‘Into the Wild’: A Review

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May 3, 2011
Uriah Heep - Into the Wild

Long time rockers Uriah Heep from England prove Rock is not dead right from the start of their new release Into the Wild. The first song “Nail on the Head” gets things going great. This is one of the best tracks on the album. This is a wonderful cruising song. “I Can See You”...
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Mike and The Mechanics Release ‘The Road’: A Review

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April 28, 2011
Mike + the Mechanics - The Road

With two new vocalists, UK’s R&B vocal sensation Andrew Roachford and Canadian-born (now residing in the UK) Tim Howar, there is a fresh new sound for Mike + The Mechanics. ”Background Noise” starts things off with a silky smooth vocal delivery. Excellent guitar playing begins here and is found on several tracks. “Heaven Doesn’t Care” starts...
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Colin Hay’s ‘Gathering Mercury’: A Review

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April 5, 2011
Colin Hay’s ‘Gathering Mercury’: A Review

The new release from Colin Hay of Men At Work fame, ‘Gathering Mercury’, kicks off with ”Send Somebody”. It’s a really good start and a fine example of Colin Hay on the lighter side. It’s also a great sounding song! “Family Man” starts out mellow with a more rock sound further into the song. “Invisible”...
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Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

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January 25, 2011
Social Distortion — ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’: Polished Without Compromising the Edge

Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes finds Social Distortion, the long time Punk Rock group, in fine form. The group was formed in Fullerton, California in 1978. The single “Machine Gun Blues” is a fine example of how catchy Punk Rock can be. The song “Bakerfield” is slower, yet hard driving, with a stellar guitar....
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Sneaker’s Debut Album Reissued

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January 7, 2011
Sneaker’s Debut Album Reissued

Sneaker’s debut album is a sensational under the radar classic. Having the album for years, I purchased this as soon as I found out it was available as a digital download. The stand out song is the single “More Than Just The Two Of Us”, which peaked at #34 in 1981. “Looking For Someone...
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