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Monthly Archive for October, 2015

The Game: The Documentary 2

“…mid-song beat switches, segues, and well-placed samples make The Documentary 2 sound like a record that was conceptualized in advance rather than the usual ‘failed singles + Lil Wayne features’ conglomeration.” -Pitchfork.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“Throw in superb sound from perhaps the premier American recording venue, Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, and you have an exceptional package that should rightly put Ma and Stott back at the top of the charts.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“Often, The Silver Lining features little more than just the singer and the pianist — when they’re augmented by other musicians, it’s just bass and drums, offering a bit of rhythm and color — and this sparseness never seems austere due to the inherent warmth of the musicians’ easy interplay, not to mention their individual […]

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Clint Black: On Purpose

“The opening song ‘Time For That’ might be the album’s best, and seems to be Clint’s explanation for his extended hiatus through song. A spirited mandolin and good melody draw you in, but almost immediately you get the sense this album is going to be safe and straightforward in the production.” -Savingcountrymusic.com Check our Catalog

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Avicii: Stories

“The pleasing, alive, and diverse Stories is a fine reason to think of Avicii as a producer of attractive music, with EDM, pop, and all other genres on a sliding scale.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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James Bay: Chaos and the Calm

“Often compared to Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard, Chaos and the Calm shows James Bay has the style and the ability to stand on his own, and it’s the work of a new performer with an impressive potential.’ -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin

“Many of the songs are sturdy, constructed to support these grand ambitions, but these individual pieces are not as consequential as the big, big picture. No, what matters is that gigantic, sparkling rush, a sound that seems destined to fill a vast, empty sky.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Bon Jovi: Burning Bridges

“Not since Graham Parker snarled about ‘Mercury Poisoning’ has a rocker not bothered with parting niceties to his benefactors, and the venom invigorates Jon Bon Jovi, allowing him to write a nagging melody that immediately hooks under the skin and revealing just what a slog the rest of this fare-thee-well actually is.” -Allmusic.com Check our […]

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Fidlar: Too

“While parts of Too show FIDLAR trying to find their footing, it’s all part of their evolution and is not without its charms.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Fred Hersch: Solo

“Fred Hersch Solo is a set that puts the pianist’s technical expertise front and center. His is an approach rich in emotion, with a nimble delicacy of touch.” -Allaboutjazz.com/Dan McClenaghan Check our Catalog

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Janet Jackson: Unbreakable

“There are dashes of classic Philly soul and Minneapolis funk, and it ends with a more explicit link to the past — a whirlwind funk blast liable to prompt Jackson 5 and Sly & the Family Stone flashbacks, all the way down to Tommy McClendon’s Larry Graham-style low-end interjections. No one but Jackson can directly […]

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Tame Impala: Currents

“While Currents would have made a decent Kevin Parker solo album, people coming to the album and expecting to hear the Tame Impala they are used to will most likely end up quite disappointed.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Joe Jackson: Fast Forward

“If this isn’t quite up to the standards of his ’80s high-water marks like Night and Day and Big World, it comes close enough that longtime fans will find plenty to enjoy, and some bits that will challenge them.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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John Mayall: Find a Way to Care

“Mayall is still actively seeking the depths of the music he’s been playing for nearly 70 years. His vast experience as a bandleader has made him hungrier; he still pursues the music with the fervor of a man less than half his age. If you’re a fan, you need to grab this one.” -Allmusic.com Check […]

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Matt Nathanson: Show Me Your Fangs

“…longtime Nathanson fans will also be happy to find that he hasn’t abandoned his singer/songwriter soul, and tracks like the confessional ‘Washington State Fight Song’ and the sweetly fantastical ‘Bill Murray,’ in which he dreams that he and the ghostbustin’ actor take a bonding road trip ‘from Boston to Japan/Blasting old Van Halen,’ retain all […]

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Hanni El Khatib: Moonlight

“He (Khatib) works hard to build his gritty sonic patina, but as a songwriter, it remains hard to identify his uniqueness. Moonlight is a step in the right direction, though, and it’s nice to hear him stretch out creatively.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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JR JR: JR JR

“Light on ballads, the song mix is much more frolicking than disjointed, all stamped with JR JR’s blend of classic songcraft and contemporary, electronic-infused sound, and choruses that manage not to get too chanty or overcooked while still easy to digest. With all proper attention on the music, the rebranding will also likely go down […]

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Prince: HITnRUN

“Underneath its aggressive opening and occasional woozy electronics, it is anchored by two or three songs (the exuberant ‘Fallinlove2nite,’ the recycled ‘This Could B Us,’ maybe the Graffiti Bridge throwback ‘Million $ Show’) that wind up revealing how the rest of the record feels like little more than nimble calisthenics.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Don Henley: Cass County

“…the nice thing about the record is that he’s not calling attention to himself, not in the way he did when he loaded up albums with somber six-minute anthems.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“In the end, the street-worthy effort seems more influenced by Maybach Music than Minaj, as it forsakes the paparazzi and gossip pages for the better and continues on the path first laid out on the man’s mixtapes.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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