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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Rick Ross: Deeper Than Rap

Check Our Catalog “The Miami-bred MC Rick Ross has faced a number of career obstacles in recent months–from damaged street credibility to a multi-episodic beef–so it’s all the more impressive that on his third album, Deeper Than Rap, he presents his most cohesive work yet.”–Billboard

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Joss Stone: Colour Me Free!

Check Our Catalog “She continues to hit each note with the precise amount of retro pomp that one would expect, and there are again moments when the ’70s soul love affair gets a little carried away.”–Billboard.com

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Norah Jones: The Fall

Check Our Catalog “Here, Jones ties up loose ends, unafraid to sound smooth or sultry, letting in just enough dissonance and discord to give this dimension, creating a subtle but rather extraordinary low-key record that functions as a piece of mood music but lingers longer, thanks to its finely crafted songs.”–All Music Guide

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Florence + The Machine: Lungs

Check Our Catalog “The debut from Britain’s much-fussed-over Florence + the Machine finally hits the States, and Lungs proves they’re worth the adoration.”–Entertainment Weekly

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Bebel Gilberto: All in One

Check Our Catalog “The set features several strongly tropical numbers, like the gentle ‘Cancao de Amor’ and a fine cover of her father’s original bossa nova classic ‘Bim Bom.’”–Billboard.com

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George Jones: Blue & Lonesome

Check Our Catalog “George Jones’ Blue & Lonesome harks back to 1963, when the great country singer was recording for Mercury with producer Pappy Daily. He was well on his way to becoming the great singer of broken love songs and honky tonk ballads from the rockabilly and hillbilly singer of his youth, and these [...]

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Gary Go: Gary Go

Check Our Catalog “Gary Go rose to attention after touring the U.K. with Take That, and his self-titled debut offers the same sort of epic, polished pop that Take That embraced post-reunion.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Cudi turns out to be that rarest of rap phenomena: a hyped upstart who really does represent a promising new phase in the genre’s evolution.”–Entertainment Weekly

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Kris Kristofferson: Closer to the Bone

Check Our Catalog “As the album title suggests, the scale is intimate–confessions and metaphysical ruminations, delivered in a weathered rumble, punctuated by the sound of harmonica and fingers scraping on fretboards.”–Rolling Stone

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Drake: So Far Gone

Check Our Catalog “So Far Gone shows that Drake is for real, and works as a tantalizing teaser for his first full-length record.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “This album is his best yet with his own band, a potent dose of rock and R&B instead of the lighter jazz and world music of past efforts.”–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “Clark wrote or co-wrote every track on The Long Way Home, a rockin’ contemporary country record that sets its own standard for excellence, in her songwriting, in her production, and of course in her absolutely electric and soul-baring performance. It’s a contemporary country record, but one that sets its own standard with [...]

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James Carter: Heaven on Earth

Check Our Catalog “Heaven on Earth finds saxophonist James Carter performing live at the Blue Note Club in N.Y.C. in May of 2009. More than just a live date, Heaven on Earth is a knotty, adventurous document that allows for as much group interplay as it does for spotlighting Carter’s long-recognized virtuosity.”–All Music Guide

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Chris Brown: Graffiti

Check Our Catalog “While listeners can’t help but be reminded of his fall from grace, Brown also shows us on Graffiti that he’s still a formidable talent.”–Billboard.com

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Boyz II Men: Love

Check Our Catalog “The love songs covered on this disc span several decades and styles…Despite the range of the sources, Boyz II Men tie it all together.”–All Music Guide

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A.A. Bondy: When the Devil’s Loose

Check Our Catalog “Bondy‚Äôs supple vocals and the roomy song arrangements let him shake off the world-weary gloom at times for the more peaceful evocations of the piano waltz ‘On the Moon.’”–Boston Globe

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Justin Bieber: My World

Check Our Catalog “Judging by the delivery of those poignant lines, it’s hardly a stretch to imagine Bieber racking up more hits in the next decade to come.”–Billboard.com

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