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Bonnie Raitt Remains As Consistent As Ever On ‘Dig In Deep’


All in all, ‘Dig In Deep’ is yet another terrific and consistent album from Bonnie Raitt. Continue reading Bonnie Raitt Remains As Consistent As Ever On ‘Dig In Deep’

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Fall Out Boy Remix Album ‘Make America Psycho Again’ is a Pleasant Surprise (Review)


Fall Out Boy • Make America Pscyho Again • Island • Release Date: October 30, 2015  The remix used to be one of the hottest commodities ever. Remember when Diddy once said, “we invented the remix?” Then there’s R. Kelly, definitely a big time proponent of the remix – can you say “Ignition Remix?” These days, remixes still happen, but there isn’t the same allure … Continue reading Fall Out Boy Remix Album ‘Make America Psycho Again’ is a Pleasant Surprise (Review)

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Prince, ‘HitNRun Phase One’ – Short Take Review


Prince’s Eccentricity Lives On Via ‘HitNRun’ Despite Imperfections Prince • HitNRun Phase One • NPG • Release Date: September 14, 2015 Ah, the return of “The Purple One.” These days, Prince doesn’t seem too concerned about a fancy rollout of new material. Then again, who does seem to care about intensive promo? Because of a newfound apathetic demeanor across the board, Prince’s surprise album is … Continue reading Prince, ‘HitNRun Phase One’ – Short Take Review

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If the Grammys Were Held In September… [Part 2]


Pop, Rock, Urban & Country Categories  Let’s keep it short and sweet – if the Grammys were held in August, would these be the nominees. Here are some thoughts on specific categories, including pop, rock, R&B, rap, and country. Cheers! Pop Best Pop Solo Performance:  The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Andy Grammer, “Honey, I’m Good” Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like … Continue reading If the Grammys Were Held In September… [Part 2]

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Tame Impala, Currents [Track-by-Track Review]


  Tame Impala – aka Kevin Parker – takes us on a psychedelic, electro trip throughout ‘Currents‘  Tame Impala • Currents • Interscope • US Release Date: July 17, 2015 Australian alternative band, Tame Impala return with its third album, Currents. Highly anticipated, Tame Impala – aka Kevin Parker’s brainchild – was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for 2012’s Lonerism. Following up … Continue reading Tame Impala, Currents [Track-by-Track Review]

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10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions

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Review: Marilyn Manson Retains Nonconformist Swagger on ‘The Pale Emperor’ 


Marilyn Manson • The Pale Emperor • Loma Vista • US Release Date: January 20, 2015 If you had to choose one artist who’s picture would be listed under the words devil, hell, or any word with a dark connotation, wouldn’t Marilyn Manson be the first choice? That’s not knocking Manson, but over a lengthy career, Manson has become associated with all things blasphemous, atheistic, … Continue reading Review: Marilyn Manson Retains Nonconformist Swagger on ‘The Pale Emperor’ 

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Stevie Nicks Sounds Golden on ‘24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault’


Stevie Nicks • 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault • Reprise • US Release Date: October 7, 2014 Veteran Stevie Nicks might’ve confused people with the title of her latest album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault. The reason being, the new studio album from Nicks is assumed to be a compilation effort rather than a true follow up to Nick’s … Continue reading Stevie Nicks Sounds Golden on ‘24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault’