Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jackie Evancho - Awakening

Awakening

Jackie Evancho's new album has many known songs and her voice shines. My favorites are "Think of Me" (from The Phantom of the Opera) and "The Rains of Castamere" (from Game of Thrones). Other highlights are "Je t'aime" (from Pure), "Ave Maria", and "Memories" (from The Silent Force). I also like her O Holy Night, Dream with Me, and Songs from the Silver Screen albums.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Katie Belle Akin - Next Thing in Tennessee

Next Thing in Tennessee

The EP Next Thing in Tennessee by Katie Belle Akin has all good songs in country music, and her voice shines. Songs here are "Next Thing in Tennessee", "Born for This", "Falling for You", "Whatever", and "Invincible". Katie Belle Akin has a big future in music.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lorde - Pure Heroine

Pure Heroine

This debut album by Lorde is one of the best recent albums. With the standout song "Royals", and many others, Lorde's vocals shine on all. Some of my other favorite songs are "Tennis Court", "400 Lux", "Ribs", "Buzzcut Season", and "White Teeth Teens". Pure Heroine is a must hear debut album.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kellie Pickler - The Woman I Am

The Woman I Am

Kellie Pickler's The Woman I Am is a very fun album of country music. Kellie's vocals are good on all songs. Some of my favorites are "Little Bit Gypsy", "Buzzin'", "The Woman I Am", "Closer to Nowhere", "Bonnie and Clyde", "No Cure for Crazy", and "Someone Somewhere Tonight". The Woman I Am is a must hear county album for 2013. I also like her Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler, and 100 Proof albums.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Paul McCartney - New

New

This new album by Paul McCartney has many good songs. The songs have a modern sound to it and also a slight 60s sound; "On My Way to Work", "Early Days", "Appreciate", "Hosanna", and "Road". Some other songs I like are "Save Us" and "Alligator". New fans and Paul McCartney fans will like this album.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pet Shop Boys - Electric

Electric

The Pet Shop Boys have a really good album for 2013 of electronic dance music in Electric. The entire album is high energy and sounds very modern. All the songs are fun to listen to. Some of my favorites are "Axis", "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct", "Fluorescent", and "Vocal".

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Brianna Mazzola - Taking Off

Taking Off

The EP Taking Off by Brianna has all good songs in country music, and her voice shines. My favorite song is "Airplanes" but all are very good. Others here are "Can't Put Out the Fire", "Don't Dissappear", "In My Movie", "Get Back at You", and "Faith Gave Me a Little More Than I Need". This is must hear EP by Brianna, who has a big future in music.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fantasia - Side Effects of You

Side Effects of You

This fourth album by Fantasia is a very stong album of R&B and soul music. Fantasia's vocals shines on all songs. My favorite songs are "Without Me" (feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott), "Side Effects of You", "Get It Right", and "So Much to Prove". All R&B and soul fans will want to hear this album.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Boys & Girls

This debut album by Alabama Shakes has very stong vocals from lead singer Brittany Howard. Some of my favorite songs are "I Found You", "Hang Loose", "Rise to the Sun", "You Ain't Alone", "I Ain't The Same", and "On Your Way". A great debut album of southern rock and blues rock.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jeff Lynne - Long Wave

Long Wave

This album has Jeff Lynne singing many classic rock and roll and pop songs. All the songs on the album sound really good. Some of my favorites are "She", "Running Scared", "Smile", and "At Last". Other songs here are "If I Loved You", "So Sad", "Mercy Mercy", "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", "Let It Rock", and "Beyond the Sea".

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Rolling Stones - GRRR!

GRRR!

This big collection from 2012 has many of The Rolling Stones' songs from the 60s to the 10s; the 2012 new song "Doom and Gloom". Some of my favorite 60s songs are "The Last Time", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Paint It, Black", "Under My Thumb", "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?", "Ruby Tuesday", "Let's Spend the Night Together", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "Gimme Shelter", "Street Fighting Man", and "She's a Rainbow". The 70s songs "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" and "Miss You". The 80s songs "Emotional Rescue", "Start Me Up", and "Mixed Emotions". The 90s songs "Highwire" and "Love Is Strong". The 00s songs "Streets of Love" and "Don't Stop".

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Jackie Evancho - Songs from the Silver Screen

Songs from the Silver Screen

Jackie Evancho's new album has many popular songs from films. Jackie's voice sounds great on all songs. Some of my favorites are "Pure Imagination" (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), "The Music of the Night" (from The Phantom of the Opera), "What a Wonderful World" (from Good Morning, Vietnam), and "Some Enchanted Evening" (from South Pacific). I also like her O Holy Night, Dream with Me, and Awakening albums.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Beach Boys - That's Why God Made the Radio

That's Why God Made the Radio

This new 2012 album has the 60s sound of The Beach Boys, with many songs in Baroque pop. Some of my favorites are "Think About the Days", "That's Why God Made the Radio", "Spring Vacation", "Beaches in Mind", "Strange World", and "Pacific Coast Highway". I also like their SMiLE album.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby

Goodbye Lullaby

Avril Lavigne's latest album Goodbye Lullaby is a fun to listen to album with very good songs. My favorites are "Black Star", "What the Hell", "Wish You Were Here", "Smile", "Stop Standing There", "Darlin", and "Alice" (Extended Version).

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Adele - 21

21

Adele's album 21 is one of the best recent albums. Adele has great vocals on all songs. My favorites are "Rolling in the Deep", "Rumour Has It", "Turning Tables", "Don't You Remember", "Set Fire to the Rain", "He Won't Go", and "Someone Like You". 21 is a must hear album.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

The most famous musical ever, The Phantom of the Opera has a great story and music. From London's Royal Albert Hall in 2011, the 25th Anniversay has a great cast and performances. The show has a large orchestra which is behind and above the stage. The stage is also used for the sets. The costumes for all the characters are extremely well done and very colorful. The Phantom of the Opera is set in 1911 in Paris, France, with the time then rolling back to 1881. The main characters are the mysterious Phantom of the Opera and his love for singer Christine Daaé. Raoul is also in love with Christine and attempts to capture the Phantom. Some of my favorite songs are "Overture", "Angel of Music", "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Music of the Night", and "Why Have You Brought Me Here?/Raoul, I've Been There". The original 1986 cast is also here, including Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford. They are brought on stage after the show ends and perform many songs with the current cast. This 25th Anniversary performance of this musical is a must see.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me

I Remember Me

Jennifer Hudson has a great voice and shines on all songs on her album I Remember Me. Some of my favorite songs are "No One Gonna Love You", "Where You At", "I Remember Me", "Everybody Needs Love", and "Feeling Good" on this album of soul, pop, and R&B.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kellie Pickler - 100 Proof

100 Proof

Kellie Pickler's 100 Proof is a very strong album of country music. Some of my favorite songs are "Where's Tammy Wynette", "Stop Cheatin' On Me", "Tough", "Turn On the Radio and Dance", and "Little House On the Highway". I also like her Small Town Girl, Kellie Pickler, and The Woman I Am albums.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert

Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert

Les Misérables is one of the best musicals ever. From London's O2 Arena in October 2010, the 25th Anniversay Concert has a great cast with all wonderful performances. The show has a very big chorus and three video screens. The stage is also used for some sets. Les Misérables is set in 1815 in France, and follows the stories of Jean Valjean (who is first shown being released from imprisonment after serving 19 years) and many other characters in their struggle for redemption and revolution. Some of my favorite songs are "Prologue: Work Song", "Prologue: What Have I Done?", "I Dreamed a Dream", "The Confrontation", "Castle on a Cloud", and "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables". The original 1985 cast is also here. They are brought on stage after the show ends and perform many songs with the current cast.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour

Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour

This Britney Spears concert from Canada is from 2011 and has many of her popular songs. The concert has lots of dancing and very nice sets. Some of my favorite performances are "Piece of Me", "Big Fat Bass", "Gimme More", "Baby One More Time", "I'm a Slave for You", and "Womanizer". The music videos "Hold It Against Me", "Till the World Ends", "I Wanna Go", and "Criminal" are also here. I also like her Blackout, Circus, and Femme Fatale albums. Her 90s album ...Baby One More Time is on my 90s Music blog.

Tony Bennett - Duets II

Duets II

This jazz album has many duets with Tony Bennet and other singers. Some of my favorite songs are "The Lady Is a Tramp" (with Lady Gaga), "Body and Soul" (with Amy Winehouse), "Blue Velvet" (with k.d. lang), "This Is All I Ask" (with Josh Groban), "It Had to Be You" (with Carrie Underwood), and "When Do the Bells Ring for Me" (with Mariah Carey).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Shakira - En Vivo Desde Paris

En Vivo Desde Paris

This Shakira concert from Paris, France is from 2011. The show is very lively and has lots of dancing by Shakira. Some of my favorite performances are "Whenever, Wherever", "Gypsy", "La Tortura", "Loca", "She Wolf", "Ojos Así", "Hips Don't Lie", and "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)". Many others are here including many Spanish songs. Some of the extras include rehearsals and Shakira golfing.