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Album Review: Ann Scott – Flo

June 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Irish musician Ann Scott is back with her latest and most melancholic album to date, Flo which is released this week. Flo sets the scene for a poetic journey through folk/indie at its depressive extreme. Gentle finger picking overlapped with some deep, haunting strings is the mood on this record. Ann clearly has a gift for...

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Album Review: Lights – The Listening

May 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Rising from the streets of the Toronto new wave scene, Lights (or Valerie Anne Poxleitner as her folks know her) is about to explode into the UK charts with her recently released debut album titled The Listening. The record is a strong collection of crisp and excellently composed original retro synth numbers which propels Lights...

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Sweet About Us diva Gabriella Cilmi hits the right notes with her new dance fueled disco gem Hearts Don’t Lie. With a sound usually cherry-picked by camp quartet Scissor Sisters or Kylie Minogue, Gabriella takes a dive into the dance pool with a very impressive and invigorating outcome. From the first beat the track is...

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It’s not that often that a giant of rap and a reggae legend get together to collaborate on a shared headline album. Usually it’s for a one-off track with a ‘featuring’ connection to the title, but when U.S rapper Nas and Jamaican reggae star Damian Marley decided to do just that, the result – Distant...

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Album Review: Pendulum – Immersion

May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Australian six piece Pendulum have become near leaders of the underground drum & bass genre over the short space of 5 years. Their breakthrough debut Hold Your Colour got them international attention while sophomore juggernaut In Silico added justification to the bands rise in popularity. Pendulum are now back with new bass monster Immersion and...

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Single Review: Rihanna – ‘Te Amo’

May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Our favorite Barbadian RnB singer Rihanna is back this month and this time with new single Te Amo from her 2009 album Rated R. The song takes a sidestep from roping in the blokes on the dancefloor to soft and gentle same-sex seduction though always remaining slightly ambiguous. Lyrically the song is strong. It’s quite...

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The big film of the moment in the spirit of previous hits such as Save The Last Dance and Honey is new dance flick StreetDance and the highly anticipated 3D extravaganza is paired with an equally impressive soundtrack which hits the record stores today. The soundtrack is a collection of well fitting floor fillers from...

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UK hip hop favorites N-Dubz release their new single We Dance On this week to coincide with the release of the parent soundtrack of the much hyped Streetdance 3D. Sampling German baroque composer Johann Pachelbel’s famous Canon in D Major, the track is given an orchestral instrumentation and choir backing that works well with female...

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Wet Wet Wet front man Marti Pellow is back this month with a new album and a lead single, both titled Devil and the Monkey. With a successful 28 year career in music as a solo artist as well as with super group Wet Wet Wet , most notable for the mammoth record breaking single...

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Marti Pellow is in a league of true and undeniably talented British entertainers known the world over. Suave, charming, handsome and versatile he is a man who has done it all – Front-man of the hugely successful and record breaking band Wet Wet Wet, West End and Broadway lead in shows including Chicago and The...

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Alicia Keys is one of the true greats of the current music scene. Not only being visually stunning she is the meaning of talent not only having a powerful set of lungs together with the voice of an RnB soul angel but she also plays piano with classical brilliance and has written some of the...

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Album Review: Faithless – The Dance

May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sister Bliss, Maxi-Jazz and back seat guru Rollo bring their invigorating and electro charged stylings back to the UK dance scene in the form of The Dance which sees its physical release through Tesco stores nationwide this week. I’ve always wondered what that was about. First The Eagles and Woolworths then Paul McCartney and Starbucks...

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Teignmouth 4-piece The Quails have already churned out some pretty decent produce in the form of 2008’s I’ve Heard Its All Rumours making a reasonable dent in the indie market as well as being given the honor of supporting rock legends Muse in 2009 and the bands album Master of Imperfection hits the record store...

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