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It is a fairly safe fact that Dutch songbird Caro Emerald set the bar pretty high with the release of her debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor. Not being a huge follower of Swing or Jazz, I found myself holding the release with a slight sense of apprehension, wondering what I might...

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Album Review: Alison Moyet – the minutes

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

With a chain of single releases in the eighties and early nineties that included All Cried Out, Love Resurrection and Invisible, Alison Moyet has held firmly on to an iconic position within the international music arena for over 30 years. Her early solo releases were unique, pop infused soundscapes, intriguing to the ear and lyrically...

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Album Review: Blue – Roulette

April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

10 years have passed since UK boy band, Blue, offered us anything new in terms of studio releases with 2003’s Guilty being the group’s last studio effort.  During the early 2000s’ the four-piece enjoyed a very successful stint at the top with hits that included their debut single, All Rise, If You Come Back, One...

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Album Review: Charli XCX – True Romance

April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charlotte Aitchison, or Charli XCX as we have come to know the synth-pop starlet over the past couple of years, has this week released her debut album – and album that has been a very long time in the making. Though the musician has released a series of EP’s and a token promotional record, True...

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There is nothing in this world quite so terrifying as a self-entitled Strokes fan. Given their way they would tie down front-man Julian Casablancas with the laces of their dirty battered converse trainers and force him at gunpoint to write clones of smash-hits Last Night and Reptilia for the rest of his miserable existence. Casablancas...

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Album Review: A.S. – Exile

April 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

A.S. comprises Australian pianist/ lead singer Nick McRoberts, and Algerian lead guitarist Idriss Halfaoui, and Exile is the follow-up to their 2010 debut album Intimate Circles. The album features drums performed by Mass Hysteria‘s Raphaël Mercier and also additional vocals from Juwenn of the group Relay. Everything you need know about this record is laid bare in...

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Album Review: Paula Cole – Raven

April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

When Raven, the brand new album from singer-songwriter Paula Cole, arrived in our inbox a couple of weeks ago, I was a little apprehensive about what I might hear from the Massachusetts-born musician these days. I have to admit – I haven’t kept up with the goings-on of Paula since the late nineties when she...

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Album Review: Angel – About Time

April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the years leading him toward the release of his debut album, Angel has been busy penning hits for fellow hip-hop successes including Roll Deep (Greenlight) and Pixie Lott and Jason Derulo (Coming Home). While success as a songwriter has been generous to the musician, helping launch the careers of others must be a rewarding...

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Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

April 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

It’s mind-boggling to think that it’s been a decade since Yeah Yeah Yeahs emerged from the lightning cloud of buzz and expectation that crackled around their debut. That was in the early noughties, when a holy trinity of NYC saviours – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, & The Rapture – arrived on a splintering NYC music scene to provide CPR...

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There is nothing more that we love here at RenownedforSound.com than a good, meaty slice of country at its best. We also adore all things pop. Back when Shania Twain released her massive multi-million selling studio album, Come On Over, one of the first records to merge both genres into one, well, we were beside...

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Dave Grohl’s standing in the music industry has grown to an iconic status over the past 20 years. Having broken into the mainstream with the legendary grunge outfit Nirvana back in the eighties he was principally known for his drum skills, taking a slight backseat in a three-piece band who became the pioneers and leaders...

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Album Review: Hurts – Exile

March 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you have a sweet-tooth for the sugar coated confection of 80’s inspired synth-pop then the latest release by Hurts should help you get your fix as the duo return this week with their sophomore studio album, Exile. Three years after the release of the outfits debut album, Happiness, Hurts are back to offer some...

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Album Review: Kate Nash – Girl Talk

March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

When singer-songwriter Kate Nash emerged from the London music scene in 2007 she appeared to have the world in her hands following the release of Made of Bricks, her debut record. The collection the fiery red headed musician delivered to us from her prior obscurity unraveled a strings of successful singles including the number two...

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