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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

“Joined by an array of backing singers and an orchestra, the songs are re-imagined in ways that bring out the underlying emotions behind the glittery pop facades….The album stands as both as a reminder of all the classic pop songs Kylie has released and of her fearless nature. She’s always been willing to take risks, [...]

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Christina Aguilera: Lotus

“Christina may not pushing at her limits here — a safeness underscored by the presence of not one but two Voice co-stars…but it’s hard to blame her for playing it safe, particularly because she wound up with such a strong pop album, one that reconfirms her gifts as a singer and savviness as a pop [...]

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Tony Bennett: Viva Duets

“The dean of American pop vocalists took a different and exciting fork in the road for his third Duets album, recruiting the best Latin vocalists in the world….[C]rossover fans will note that Bennett’s English gives way to his duet partners’ Spanish, an intriguing and successful choice.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Green Day: ¡Dos!

“On ¡Dos!, the second installment in their ongoing album trilogy, the band serves up a short but sweet platter of 13 tracks that rock hard and fast…. Green Day never look back, cramming…the record full of garage-rock snarl (‘Makeout Party’), vintage pop-punk (‘Ashley’) and bubblegum hooks (single ‘Stray Heart’). ¡Dos! may be over quickly, but [...]

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Cream: Live Cream, Vol. II

“On its face, Live Cream, Vol. 2 is a more ambitious album that its predecessor, offering more songs and including concert versions of two of the group’s AM radio hits…. And it is just about essential listening for anyone who wants to understand what Cream was about, which was live performance…. [T]he album is a [...]

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Fleetwood Mac: Mystery to Me

“With the majority of the blues and psychedelic behind them, Mystery to Me finds Fleetwood Mac in a more ruminative vein…. This effort is custom-made for those who like thoughtful offerings and is a valuable set in the scheme of the band.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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