Posts Tagged ‘ USA ’

Sergio Mendes – Confetti: A Retro Review

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January 8, 2012
Sergio Mendes - Confetti

Sergio Mendes’ classic release ‘Confetti’ has been much under appreciated due to the heavy Adult Contemporary focus. To some it is not Latin enough. Most of the airplay he gets in the U.S. is from Easy Listening or Adult Contemporary stations, so this thinking makes little sense. The minor Top 40 hit, featuring Joe...
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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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Weird Al Yankovic’s New Release ‘Alpocalypse’: A Review

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June 20, 2011
Weird Al Yankovic - Alpocalypse

Weird Al Yankovic’s new release ‘Apocalypse’ hits the streets tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21st. From “Polka Face”, which finds Weird Al doing Lady Gaga Polka style, to the hard rock of “CNA”, Weird Al Yankovic still gets laughs. Having met him in a shopping mall in Minnesota, in person he is very bizarre. I asked...
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Charlie: An Obscure Band to Explore

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June 20, 2011
Charlie

Maybe you have heard the song “It’s Inevitable”. If you haven’t, give it a whirl. Available for viewing on YouTube, the video has a great pie fight. A band that should have been much bigger, Charlie is worth a listen. Terry Thomas, if you don’t know the name, co-wrote and produced the Brian Howe...
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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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Green Day Releases ‘Awesome As F#%!’: A Review

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March 23, 2011
Green Day Releases ‘Awesome As F#%!’: A Review

Punk Rockers Green Day chose to comprise ‘Awesome As F#%!’ of performances from all over the world instead of just one or a few concerts. From East Bay, California, they have established themselves as a major presence on the music scene. Starting things off is “21st Century Breakdown” (London, England), and it shows the...
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