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Amy Grant: How Mercy Looks From Here

“How Mercy Looks from Here is Amy Grant’s first full studio album in ten years. Grant wrote all but one of the songs for the set, which features guest spots from James Taylor, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, Eric Paslay, Will Hoge, and Grant’s husband Vince Gill, and the songs glow with the gentle redemptive wisdom […]

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Tom Jones: Spirit in the Room

“Spirit in the Room is another solid, very welcome set of stripped-back interpretations from Tom Jones, produced once again by Ethan Johns, making those comparisons to Johnny Cash’s late-period recordings with Rick Rubin all the more fitting.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Michael Bublé: To Be Loved

“To Be Loved, is a slick and classy Bob Rock-produced affair that follows up his hit 2011 holiday album, Christmas, and once again showcases the Canadian crooner’s take on swinging pop music…. To Be Loved isn’t just a perfect showcase for Bublé’s voice, it’s also one of his most diverse and enjoyable albums.” –All Music […]

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Mark Knopfler: Privateering

“Knopfler is that rare gunslinger who can make even the wildest shot look like it was completely intentional, and his steady voice, mercurial lyrics, and instantly recognizable guitar tone, that latter of which falls somewhere between the rich, lucid beauty of David Gilmour and the Pan-like spell-casting of Richard Thompson, provide just the right amount […]

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“[N]othing here is subpar; everything serves as testimony to Kelly’s considerable vocal chops and potent charisma. She can sing like no other yet feels like the girl next door, a quality that grounds her poppiest songs and helped her transcend her made-for-TV diva persona.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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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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“Ranging from 1967 to 2011, Release Me…provide[s] as pretty a picture of Streisand’s talents and interests as the best compilation ever could. All of the varied pop scenes she touched over the years are represented here… although of course, her long and varied career makes her able to do no more than dip a toe […]

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“[T]wo new recordings, ‘Dance Again’ and ‘Goin’ In,’ tracks that feature Pitbull and Flo Rida, respectively, [are] cuts designed for the dancefloors of 2012. …These hard, cold constructions feel especially steely when paired with the fizzy, glitzy turn-of-the-millennium hits that turned Lopez into a pop star. Not all of her charting singles are here but… […]

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Eric Benét: The One

“Throughout the 2010 album Lost in Time, Eric Benét referenced a number of ’70s sources, from the Philly soul of the O’Jays to the disco of Cheryl Lynn… The lush arrangements and openhearted sincerity in some of the ballads, such as ‘Real Love’ and ‘Runnin,’ recall the same decade.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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