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The Very Best Of Enya

Friday, March 29th, 2013
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The Very Best Of Enya (Deluxe) (Amazon Exclusive) by Enya

Album Review:

Enya’s elusive combination of classical inspiration, Celtic atmosphere and pop sensibility is evident throughout ‘The Very Best Of’ as it revisits some of the most exemplary moments from an astonishing career. From her world-conquering international breakthrough ‘Orinoco Flow’ to the sad serenity of ‘Only Time’ that was adopted as a comforting anthem of hope in the face of 9/11, ‘The Very Best Of’ captures Enya’s most beautiful work to date. Featuring 24 songs and over 2 hours of music.
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Greatest by Duran Duran

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Greatest by Duran Duran


While English pop monarchs Duran Duran have remained active for two decades, it’s clear that the indomitable ensemble was at its peak during those mercurial ’80s. This greatest-hits collection documents the band’s ambitious beginnings as a funky glam-rock outfit and follows its gradual transformation into a high-tech pop band with loads of commercial appeal. Featuring now-classic tunes like “Girls on Film,” “Rio,” and “Planet Earth” as well as more recent songs like “Ordinary World,” Greatest focuses on Duran Duran’s unending string of hit singles. Although the young quintet that performs “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “A View to a Kill” has little in common with the posh, aging trio featured on 1997’s “Electric Barbarella,” vocalist Simon Le Bon provides some impressive continuity to these proceedings. –Mitch Myers
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At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Album Review:

The Man in Black was known for his rebelliousness, coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor; and for providing free concerts inside prison wall. Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison is a classic LIVE album recorded in a prison were you hear occasional doors closing, prison announcements and the sound echoing off of the concrete walls. This is not an album you listen to to hear a song or two, this must be experienced from start to finish.
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Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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Born To Run – 30th Anniversary Edition (standard)
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Born To Run – 30th Anniversary Edition (standard) by Bruce Springsteen essential recording

Few albums are as fueled by hope, possibility, and the lure of the open road as Born to Run, a virtual concept album about small-town Jerseyites in search of a better life via hot-rodding out on the turnpike, scoring some small-time hustle, or blowing out of town altogether, either across the river to New York City or west for parts unknown. Songs like “Jungleland,” “Thunder Road,” “Backstreets,” and the title track are epic productions, both sonically and lyrically, borrowing from Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, and West Side Story. When Born to Run was released in 1975, it earned then-unknown Springsteen the rare honor of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek. The attention was warranted then, and it still is now. –Daniel Durchholz
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How To Save A Life by The Fray

Monday, January 14th, 2013


On their full-length debut, Denver quartet the Fray don’t exactly reinvent the wheel, but those looking for melodic, mid-tempo pop could do far worse. That said, the 12 songs on Top 40 hit How To Save a Life are barely distinguishable from each other. If you like one, you’ll probably like the rest (and you’ll be in the company of thousands of other listeners.) If you don’t like one, it’s unlikely the others will change your mind. Formed in 2002 and signed by Epic in 2004, the band consists of Isaac Slade (vocals, piano), Joe King (guitar, vocals), Ben Wysocki (drums), and Dave Welsh (guitar). Since their formation, the Fray have elicited comparisons to British groups like Coldplay and Keane, and American ones like Counting Crows and the Wallflowers. How To Save a Life is polished and professional, bland and inoffensive. It goes down easy, but evaporates into the ether just as quickly. –Kathleen C. Fennessy
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Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson

Sunday, January 13th, 2013
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Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson


Kelly Clarkson could have played her American Idol-propelled career much differently, languishing in the role of dippy ingĂ©nue or shunting her musical development by leaning too heavily on overnight stardom. Instead she dug in her heels and allowed good sense (or a good manager) to steer, and somewhere Simon Fuller and the rest of the TV gang ought to be smiling. Credit Breakaway, which couldn’t be more aptly titled–the sophomore effort represents a seismic split from the thin if pretty debut, Thankful. Here we encounter Clarkson as superstar, with the humility that made her likable on the first disc tucked tightly under her arm. First single and leadoff track “Breakaway” topped the pop charts on arrival, and its rock-friendly thumps, dips, and rolls don’t wear out their welcome. Instead,they blend into the firestorm of beats and guitars that is “Since U Been Gone,” another shout-it-out rocker. Those songs set the tone for the rest of the disc in all its fury: The innocence is long gone, “Addicted” and “Hear Me” say. The big, expressive voice ringed by the occasional high-pitch trill–the one that prompted millions to get behind her on Idol–doesn’t dip entirely off the radar, though. On “Where Is Your Heart” and the stunning live closer “Beautiful Disaster,” it’s there in full force–a hint, maybe, that despite the wide, smart career step Breakaway represents, her fans come first. -Tammy La Gorce
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New AutoRip from

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

To sum up the new Amazon AutoRip program in two words: Game Changer. On select music album purchases from, you will receive a FREE MP3 version of this album as well. That’s not all, if you have purchased CD albums from Amazon in the past, check your cloud player for copies of select albums that you previously purchased from Amazon. Keep in mind the following listed on the page: AutoRip update: due to high demand, we are experiencing delays. We will email you when we have added your music.

There are times that a CD album is cheaper than it’s MP3 counterpart and now you might be able to get both CD album and MP3 download for less than the digital price. Take for instance the recent Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush, 12 of their studio albums are available for $4.99 each and include AutoRIP for less than many of the album’s digital prices. If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can leverage AutoRIP even more as you have free shipping on thousands of CD albums, many of which qualify for the AutoRIP program. For a list of participating AutoRIP albums, click here.

Greatest Hits – We Will Rock You Edition by Queen

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Excerpt from Amazon Reviewer barry

The music of Queen is legendary and the untimely death of Freddie Mercury was an end to a great life and great music. Sadly, it has been difficult to get a full cohesive collection of all the best music Queen made due to copywriting issues etc. There is no collection out there that will satisfy everyone but this one is the most inclusive and has most of the major hits.

The remastering is perfection… Standout tracks [include] BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, DON’T STOP ME NOW, SAVE ME, SOMEBODY TO LOVE, PLAY THE GAME, WE WILL ROCK YOU plus [many more].
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Fearless by Taylor Swift

Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Fearless by Taylor Swift

Album Review:

St. Petersburg Times, November 2008

Why we care: There’s never been a more cynical time in pop music, at least from a critic’s point of view. Not only do we assume most Top 40 tartlets aren’t doing their own singing — we’ve accepted it, grading on cultural impact, art and integrity be damned. The 18-year-old Swift’s pop-country pirouettes have all the weight of a dandelion crown, but she can sing and write a bit and flash a genuine smile. Ultimately, though, the Pennsylvania gal is one of the hottest things in music more for what she’s not. Why we like it: With feet-on-dashboard beats and innocent guitar strums, Swift’s sophomore helping of country fluff (see first single Love Story) details the kind of drama and heartbreak crescendo that can devastate a kid…at least until after recess. Her voice is strong when it has to be, wispy and lilty in those quiet times. She knows catchy, that’s for sure.
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The Definitive Collection by Stevie Wonder

Friday, December 7th, 2012


Like the Beatles’ The Beatles 1, this rundown of Stevie Wonder chestnuts is merciless in cutting a huge list of classic tracks down to a single disc’s worth of the most recognizable. Anyone who’s treasured even one or two of these songs and yet never bought a Wonder record will be more than pleased with the acquisition of The Definitive Collection. These records continue to ring with importance and history, but more important, all except two or three remain fresh and capable of surprising even veteran fans. Those listeners may note, though, that Wonder is among the few performers who could release a retrospective containing 15 No. 1 R&B hits and still invite the complaint that the album felt incomplete–not least in explaining how the man transformed himself from a multitalented teenage hitmaker into the funk-pop visionary of Talking Book, Innervisions, and Songs in the Key of Life. –Rickey Wright
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