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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Hole: Nobody’s Daughter

Check Our Catalog “Nobody’s Daughter recalls the highlights of the band’s critically acclaimed 1994 album, “Live Through This,” and shows that, as a band, Hole is not one bit damaged.”–Billboard.com

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Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep

Check Our Catalog “Natalie Merchant has used her abiding bibliophilia to inform her songwriting from the inception of her career. So it comes as no surprise that Merchant should embark on a project like Leave Your Sleep, an elaborate and painstaking 2-disc album of poetry set to music that started out as a comparatively simple [...]

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Robyn: Body Talk Pt 1

Check Our Catalog “Capturing the freedom and loneliness of independence, Body Talk, Pt. 1 is a concise set of songs on its own, and an impressive first third of the whole ambitious project.” –All Music Guide

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The Dream: Love King

Check Our Catalog “As bawdy, referential, and effortless-sounding as ever, Terius “The-Dream” Nash takes his long-playing love affair to the next level on this third solo effort, fading snappy summer-jam contenders into seething urban-rock suites.”–Spin Magazine

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The Roots: How I Got Over

Check Our Catalog “Any hip-hop act but the Roots would be bragging about camera time on “How I Got Over,” their first studio album since becoming the supremely flexible house band for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” But there’s no TV-star smugness on the Roots’ ninth studio album, “How I Got Over.” Instead, the group’s [...]

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Check Our Catalog “It’s a kindly, enveloping sound that Ms. McLachlan has long used to conjure passion and empathy laced with melancholy. But now it encompasses a new anguish, deeper and sharper than what she hinted at with “Afterglow” in 2003.”–The New York Times

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Rick Ross: Teflon Don

Check Our Catalog “Losing none of the momentum put in motion by his 2009 effort, Deeper Than Rap, Rick Ross keeps a very good thing going on Teflon Don, arguably his best album to date.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Every track on this superb album is a winner – and, draped in the quiet glamour, fun and stateliness of bygone radio pop-rock, evidence that Ariel has emerged from his bedroom to exact his revenge on Hollywood’s Hills.” –BBC Music

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Check Our Catalog “This unique collaborative project is now a posthumous official release following this year’s tragic suicides of both Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse, and contributor Vic Chesnutt. With a cast (everyone from David Lynch to Iggy Pop) reading like a fantasy pop group…it’s both comforting and sad to hear the audible fun involved in [...]

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Macy Gray: The Sellout

Check Our Catalog “It takes a healthy sense of humor to name an album “The Sellout’’ a decade into your career, long after the hits have dried up. Macy Gray, the saucy singer who gave us “I Try,’’ doesn’t undermine her integrity on her latest — the sellout in question is in service to love.” [...]

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Widespread Panic: Dirty Side Down

Check Our Catalog “At an hour long — which may not bother Spread Heads — Dirty Side Down is a tad long, but when the songs are this good, WP gets a pass. This is easily the band’s finest studio offering in over a decade.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “On Heaven Is Whenever, the Hold Steady don’t just show us how much they love classic rock — they make some of their own. It’s their most polished record, nearly majestic at points, without scrimping on bloodshot angst or exuberance.” –Rolling Stone

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Check Our Catalog “The 13 tracks that populate When Everything Breaks Open juggle genres defiantly but effectively, begging comparisons to everyone from Jason Mraz and James Blunt to Coldplay and Stevie Wonder.” –All Music Guide

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Raul Midon: Synthesis

Check Our Catalog “Midon has a nostalgic, classically mellow heart as he pines “Infinity takes no time at all these days.” Soul-meets-folk-meets-pop-with-a-touch-of-blues.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Unique among rock musicals, the original cast recording actually feels like rock & roll, no doubt because Green Day functioned as the house band for this original cast recording, lending muscle so heavy it’s disarming, particularly when it’s paired with the cast’s ready-for-the-stage vocals…there’s never been a Broadway cast album that sounds [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The likes of Kate Nash and company have flitted through this piano siren/exuberant dance-diva territory, but never mind, because this gorgeous genre starts now.”–The Boston Phoenix

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Los Lobos: Tin Can Trust

Check Our Catalog “On Tin Can Trust, some folks are trying to repair broken love affairs, others are hoping to outrun hatred and bad luck, and a few are struggling to sort out just where their culture and their history have left them. The musicians in Los Lobos are too smart to think they have [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Phosphorescent’s contribution to the new-folk cannon is an impressive and rather lovely addition.” –BBC Music

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Stars: The Five Ghosts

Check Our Catalog</a “The music brims with optimism, full of major chords, sparkling synthetic sounds and tireless electronic beats. Thinking about forever, Stars envision a foreboding but ultimately blissful unknown.” –The New York Times

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The Books: The Way Out

Check Our Catalog</a “If there’s a lesson to be learned from “The Way Out,’’ it’s that we need little more than the sounds of each other’s voices to find comfort — or in the Books’ case, to crank out yet another masterwork.” –The Boston Globe

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