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Monthly Archive for November, 2016

“…the compilation remains a stellar showcase of Led Zeppelin in ascendancy…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker

“Given the subject matter addressed in the title and other tracks on You Want It Darker and Leonard Cohen’s advanced age (82), it’s tempting to hear this as a last album.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Bob Weir: Blue Mountain

“…Blue Mountain is very much an extension of his work with the Grateful Dead, particularly Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty: he’s tapping into legends, then spinning them for the present day.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Pentatonix: A Pentatonix Christmas

“… A Pentatonix Christmas delivers a colorful set of Yuletide emissions with ample amounts of spirit and a truly impressive command of harmony.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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John Prine: For Better, Or Worse

“…For Better, or Worse shows John Prine hasn’t lost his spirit as a performer.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Pink Floyd: Cre/ation

“…on its own terms, The Early Years 1967-1972 is absorbing: it illustrates how Pink Floyd became Pink Floyd.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Amos Lee-Spirit

“…Spirit…feels like a new beginning, with Lee bringing more of his contemporary R&B and ’70s soul influences to the fore.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Common: Black America Again

“Filled with love, grief, and rage, Common traces institutionalized racism back to Christopher Columbus and covers many of the after effects, from slavery to police shootings, from housing projects to gentrification.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Alicia Keys: Here

“These songs, like a fair portion of the album’s remainder, are not lacking in energy or conviction, but they’re raw as in crude.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Pretenders: Alone

“Attitude counts for a lot with Chrissie Hynde, but the true appeal of Alone is how it marries solid songwriting with a sympathetic, surprising production, all of which amounts to a very satisfying Pretenders album.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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David Bowie: Legacy

“Not the first posthumous compilation from David Bowie — that would be the lavish box Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976), which was planned prior to his January 10, 2016 death — Legacy is nevertheless the first designed with his, well, legacy in mind.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Sting: 57th & 9th

“…through its modest nature, 57th & 9th stands as a testament to Sting’s inherent gifts as a songwriter and record-maker.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Phish: Big Boat

“Instead of the five-year gaps that preceded their last two studio LPs, Big Boat arrives a mere two years after Fuego and rides a similar sonic wave with its focus on streamlined songwriting and more concise lyrics.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Michael Bublé: Nobody But Me

“Blessed with a warm, inviting voice and attractively louche stage presence, Bublé is a 21st century Bobby Darin; a mutable lounge act who knows when to swing, when to play it straight, and when to pepper a lyric with just enough tongue-in-cheek to let the hipsters know that you smell the cheese too.” -Allmusic.com Check […]

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Sully Erna: Hometown Life

“Like light shining through the clouds after a storm, Sully Erna’s solo sophomore outing Hometown Life is bright, comforting, and uplifting.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Dawes: We’re All Gonna Die

“The fifth studio album from Dawes, 2016’s cheekily titled We’re All Gonna Die, finds the rootsy Los Angeles outfit pushing its melodic, literate roots rock in an artsier, more sonically experimental direction.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Loretta Lynn: White Christmas Blue

“…White Christmas Blue showcases Lynn’s enduring skills in a somewhat more appealing fashion than Full Circle.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“…a blend of the secular and the sacred, the new and the old, is a signature for Rascal Flatts, and it works well here, on a holiday album that delivers precisely what fans would expect.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Frankie Valli: ‘Tis the Seasons

“If you like Frankie Valli and you like Christmas music, chances are you’ll like ‘Tis the Seasons just fine…” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Reckless Kelly: Sunset Motel

“…Sunset Motel sounds as strong as most of the records the band have released over the years.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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