Archive for April, 2012

Mozart’s Best Operas

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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Mozart’s Best Operas
 by 
Various artists

$2.19

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Mozart’s Best Operas by Various artists

Album Review:

As a slight deviation of the classical collection, the latest deal is 137 tracks of Mozart’s Best Operas. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote over 20 operas in his lifetime which is quite an accomplishment, even for a musical genius. The nine and a half hours of music on the collection comes from four of his last six operas: The Magic Flute, The Marriage Of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutte. Currently this translates to about $0.50 per opera, a deal that is truly as good as it sounds.
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Wincing The Night Away by The Shins

Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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Wincing The Night Away [Explicit]
 by 
The Shins

$9.49

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Wincing The Night Away [Explicit] by The Shins

Album Review:

Wincing The Night Away by The Shins was their third and final album under the Sub Pop label and at the time was called their best album by some critics. Most sources indicate that this album is going to be digitally re-released on April 29th, 2012 and is the probable Deal of the day. Originally leaked before their January 2007 release, Wincing The Night Away became an Internet hot topic and put Sub Pop in a difficult position. All that now behind us, Wincing The Night Away by The Shins is a great Indie album and would be a welcomed addition to many collections.
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Simply Red 25 The Greatest Hits

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Album Review:

At first glance, Simply Red 25 The Greatest Hits might imply that the album contains 25 tracks. The 25 refers to the years that Simply Red was together, so while it would be nice to have 25 tracks, 17 tracks is decent and represents some of the best Soul Pop to come out of England and the 80’s. Mick Hucknall’s voice has that smooth sound coupled with a wide range on hits such as Holding Back The Years, Stars, Something Got Me Started, If You Don’t Know Me By Now and many more that have made his works so well known over the years.
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Children’s 101

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Children’s 101
 by 
Various artists

$1.99

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Children’s 101 by Various artists

Album Review:

Even though we have a new edition to our family born earlier this month, I waited a little while to post the Children’s 101 deal. Not because it isn’t a good deal, but because sometimes listening to non-stop children’s music, 3 hours to be exact, can be a little too much. In addition, I personally remember the song as Ten Little Monkeys, but they have shortened it to Five Little Monkeys on this album. Having said that, this is still a great collection of songs that you might remember when you were a kid and is at least one for the archive.
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Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival, A Benefit For The Kokua Hawaii Foundation by Jack Johnson

Album Review:

Jack Johnson has put on the Kokua Music Festival for the past six years to benefit Hawaiian schools and to focus on environmental issues. Along the way, he has invited great performers to join him and Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival features some of the best from these live performances. Jack Johnson headlines on this release beside the likes of Ziggy Marley, Jackson Browne, John Cruz, Taj Mahal, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Ben Harper, Willie Nelson, and Eddie Vedder. If you like live performances, you won’t want to pass on this new release.
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$3.99 Compilation or Hip-Hop Albums

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The $3.99 albums featured this week is split between tow collections. One group features various compilation albums from today and years past including 2012 Grammy Nominees, Massive Reggae Hits, and DGC Rarities Vol. 1. The other group is selections from Hip-Hop fundamentals. While Hip-Hop is not a genre that I prefer, some of our subscribers may enjoy the deals currently available. Like the other collections, these prices will last about a week.

  

Price: $9.49

Stax Number Ones
 by 
Various artists

 4.1 out of 5 stars 

Price: $10.49

DGC Rarities Vol. 1
 by 
Various artists

  

Price: $7.99

10 Years Of Bling Vol. 1 [Explicit]
 by 
Various artists

  

Price: 

Mas Flow 2
 by 
Luny Tunes & Baby Ranks

  

Price: $7.99

Release Therapy [Explicit]
 by 
Ludacris

  

Price: $6.99

Gift Of Gab (Hosted by DJ Scream) [Explicit]
 by 
Rocko

  

Price: $7.99

Twin Towers 2 “No Fly Zone” [Explicit]
 by 
Slim Dunkin & Waka Flocka

  

Price: $12.99

Cloud 9 [Explicit]
 by 
B.o.B.

 4.4 out of 5 stars 

Price: $6.99

Deliverance [Explicit]
 by 
Bubba Sparxxx

  

Price: $7.99

A S.W.A.T. Healin’ Ritual [Explicit]
 by 
Witchdoctor

  

Price: $9.49

Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 [Explicit]
 by 
Young Jeezy

  

Price: $6.99

Last Man Standing [Explicit]
 by 
Hitman Sammy Sam

  

Price: $6.99

Straight From The Dec [Explicit]
 by 
Ghetto Mafia

  

Price: $8.99

Club Going Crazy [Explicit]
 by 
Travis Porter

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Glorious Majesty-Music for English Kings & Queens

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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Glorious Majesty
 by 
Various artists

$14.49

3.8 out of 5 stars

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Glorious Majesty by Various artists

Album Review:

If thou would fancy to enjoy some English Royalty music, gander no further than Glorious Majesty-Music for English Kings & Queens. The 3-Disc set is also being released today from EMI Records Glorious Majesty (Available for $15.05) but it is a much better bargain on MP3 download today. You’ll find everything from “Anthem: O Lord make thy servant Elizabeth” to “Zadok the Priest: God save the King” and at a running time of about 3 hours and 45 minutes, you’ll have just the right piece of music for any occasion… well, any British Royal occasion any road.
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Another Taste by A Taste Of Honey

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
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Another Taste (Expanded Edition)
 by 
A Taste Of Honey

$5.99

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Another Taste (Expanded Edition) by A Taste Of Honey

Album Review:

Best known for their hit “Boogie Oogie Oogie”, A Taste Of Honey’s follow up album Another Taste looked to build on their success. It might be time to find those platform shoes and groove to the disco beats that accompany the vocal harmonies of Janice Marie Johnson and Hazel Payne. Even though Another Taste never received critical attention and was unavailable for a number of years, the Expanded Edition contains the Single Edits of “Do It Good” and “I Love You” makes this a great retro addition to your collection.
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150 Classical Essential Masters

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

150 Classical Essential Masters
 by 
Various artists

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Album Review:

Classical Music compilations are popping up from many different record labels. So many in fact that these large collections are becoming a dime a dozen. In this particular case, the 150 Classical Essential Masters from Unchained Melodíe Records actually works out to be about $0.16 per dozen which is a still quite a bargain. This collection is truly an ecliptic collection as it features traditional classical pieces along side vocal and operatic works and even some music typically heard around the holidays. I also like that they have the almost 10 hours of music divided into 2 discs which I guess would make it easier to separate for burning onto CDs If you haven’t already used you $2 MP3 Credit, this album would make a decent addition to any music library.
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A Different Kind Of Truth by Van Halen

Friday, April 20th, 2012
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A Different Kind Of Truth [Explicit]
 by 
Van Halen

$7.99

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A Different Kind Of Truth [Explicit] by Van Halen

Album Review:

Van Halen latest release A Different Kind Of Truth is the first album since the reuniting of David Lee Roth and is also key in that it is the first album to feature bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Many long time fans of VH were patiently awaiting this release and initial customer reviews were intriguing. Some said that it sounded like the Van Halen of old while others claimed it was much more modern sounding. I am reminded of the old adage, “To each his own”, so have a listen and decide for yourself.
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