Archive for January, 2012

2cellos by 2cellos (Sulic & Hauser)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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2cellos
 by 
2Cellos

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2cellos by 2Cellos

Album Review:

2 Countries, 2 Artists, and 2Cellos and now an appearance on Glee. Luka Šuli? from Slovenia and Stjepan Hauser from Croatia met at a masters class and after uploading a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” on YouTube were discovered and signed to Sony Masterworks. Their self-titled debut album features a great collection of cover songs from such artists as U2, Kings of Leon, Michael Jackson, Sting, Muse, Guns N’ Roses, Coldplay, and Nirvana. The cello is making quite the revival as many of you have probably also seen the great videos by ThePianoGuys featuring the cello work of Steven Sharp Nelson highlighted in their Star Wars video titled Cello Wars. If you like covers of great songs on classical instruments, be sure to get the debut album from 2cellos.
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Crazy by Candy Dulfer

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Album Review – Available 01/31/2012:

Dutch musician Candy Dulfer began playing the sax at age six following in the footsteps of her father Hans, and learned from one of the best. Her Debut album Saxuality (Available for $9.99) was released over 21 years ago and her latest album Crazy marks her ninth studio album featuring a unique pop sound melting beautifully with her alto sax. Don’t knock it until you try it as this album is not your typical Kenny G saxophone music, thank goodness. New and old fans of Candy will find something to like on Crazy.
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The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces (Full Works Edition)

Sunday, January 29th, 2012
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The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces (Full Works Edition) by Various artists

Album Review: (Available 01/30/2012)

The latest collection to be released from X5 Music Group’s new Full Works Edition line is The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces. No longer are you forced to hear bits and pieces of the works but can now enjoy full sets of music as they were intended to be heard. And at over 15 hours of music, you would not be able to make it through the album twice in one day.
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Break The Spell by Daughtry

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Album Review:

The latest album Break the Spell from Daughtry follows in the footsteps of their 2009 platinum selling Leave This Town (Available for $9.99) but with a more positive and upbeat sound. There a chance that you heard one of the singles “Renegade”, “Louder Than Ever” or “Outta My Head” even before the album’s release as it was used by ESPN. It’s nice to see a strong album that seems to be well liked by both fans and new comers.
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100 Must-Have Bach Masterpieces

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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100 Must-Have Bach Masterpieces
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Various Artists & Johann Sebastian Bach

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100 Must-Have Bach Masterpieces by Various Artists & Johann Sebastian Bach

Album Review:

January must be the month of Bach. We have already featured a number of Bach collections recently but want to make sure to highlight them all. The most recent is 100 Must-Have Bach Masterpieces featuring, you guessed it, 100 of his “best Known” masterpieces. I imagine there are a number of music collectors out there like me that seem to purchase any of the new collections released. For those of you that have not purchased Bach, this is a decent starter set of close to seven hours of music. Alternatively, Bach – 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces: Rise of the Masters (Available for $2.19) is a similar collection and has received great reviews.
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Red by Dia Frampton

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Album Review:

The debut album from the first runner-up on NBC’s The Voice in 2011, Red by Dia Frampton is a great collection of pop folk songs that received a little help for supporting artists including Isabella Summers of Florence + the Machine, Chris Seefried, Kid Cudi, to name a few. While the 10 track album might run a little short in time, it showcases various styles and influences including a great duet “I Will” with Blake Shelton.
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Love After War by Robin Thicke

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Album Review:

It’s not often that you come across a new release with 17 tracks and even more unusual that they are all decent length songs. Love After War by Robin Thicke is a smash R&B hit album released at the end of 2011 and features guest appearance from Lil Wayne. A silky smooth voice and great track selection makes Love After War the best we have seen from Robin Thicke.
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Emotional Traffic by Tim McGraw

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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Emotional Traffic
 by 
Tim McGraw

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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Emotional Traffic by Tim McGraw

Album Review:

With some of the issues Tim McGraw has faced recently with Curb Records, his new album Emotional Traffic hit the streets sooner than many thought and it returns with the his brand of country music that fans have come to expect. Some standouts on the album are Felt Good on My Lips, Touchdown Jesus, and a couple collaborative songs including I Will Not Fall Down (Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brad Warren, Brett Warren) and Only Human with Ne-Yo.
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50 Must-Have Mystic Gregorian Pop Remixes

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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50 Must-Have Mystic Gregorian Pop Remixes
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Gregorian Prayers & Traditional

$1.09

3.6 out of 5 stars

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50 Must-Have Mystic Gregorian Pop Remixes by Gregorian Prayers & Traditional

Album Review:

Looking at the international success of the 1990’s song Sadness Part 1 by the Enigma music project, Cobra Entertainment has put together a collection of 50 Must-Have Mystic Gregorian Pop Remixes in a similar style. (Sadness Part 1 is not on this collection) Enjoy over five hours of the relaxing sound of chants mixed with various pop beats for a listening like no other. Some of the songs are hit and miss, but overall a decent collection for only less than $0.05 per track.
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33 Must-Have Great American Hymns

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
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33 Must-Have Great American Hymns
 by 
Christian Gospel Choir

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33 Must-Have Great American Hymns by Christian Gospel Choir

Album Review:

With the election year and with today being a Sunday, I thought that it would be a good time to feature an American Hymn collection. 33 Must-Have Great American Hymns contains over an hour and a half of traditional gospel hymns that have been sung countless times in numerous locations.
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