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 Anniversary 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.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Madonna - Sticky & Sweet Tour

Sticky & Sweet Tour

From 2008 in Buenos Aries, Argentina, Madonna's Sticky & Sweet Tour has many of her popular songs from the 80s to the 00s. Songs from her 2008 album Hard Candy are also here. Some of my favorites are "Candy Shop" (Medley), "Human Nature", "Into the Groove", "Vogue" (2008), "Borderline", "La Isla Bonita" (Medley), and "Like a Virgin".

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Beach Boys - SMiLE


The never completed SMiLE album by The Beach Boys, from the 1966-1967 sessions, has some of the best songs in pop music, with many psychedelic songs. Some of my favorites are "Heroes and Villains", "Gee", "I'm in Great Shape", "Barnyard", "Good Vibrations", "Do You Like Worms? (Roll Plymouth Rock)", and "The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)". I also like their album That's Why God Made the Radio.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lauren Alaina - Wildflower


Lauren Alaina's debut album Wildflower is a fun to listen to country music album with strong vocals. "Georgia Peaches" is my favorite song. Others here are "Growing Her Wings", "Tupelo", "The Middle", "Like My Mother Does", "She's a Wildflower", "I'm Not One of Them", "The Locket", "Eighteen Inches", "One of Those Boys", "Funny Thing About Love", and "Dirt Road Prayer".

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ximena Sariñana

Ximena Sariñana

Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana's 2011 album of pop and Latin pop has good vocals on all songs. Some of my favorites are "Shine Down", "Echo Park", "Bringing Us Down", "Tomorrow", and "Wrong Miracle". The Spanish song "Tú Y Yo" is also very good.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sia - We Are Born

We Are Born

Australian singer Sia's album We Are Born is a fun album of pop and dance-pop music. Some of my favorite songs are "Clap Your Hands", "Stop Trying", "Be Good to Me", "Bring Night", "Cloud", and "Big Girl, Little Girl". I also like her Some People Have Real Problems, 1000 Forms of Fear, and This Is Acting albums.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Symphony X - Iconoclast


The new metal album by Symphony X is really good and has a lot of great guitar playing. Songs here are "Iconoclast", "The End of Innocence", "Dehumanized", "Bastards of the Machine", "Heretic", "Children of a Faceless God", "Electric Messiah", "Prometheus (I Am Alive)", and "When All is Lost".

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Anthrax - Worship Music

Worship Music

Worship Music is a great new thrash metal album by Anthrax. Some of my favorite songs are "Earth On Hell", "Fight 'Em Til You Can't", "I'm Alive", "In the End", "Judas Priest", and "Revolution Screams". A very strong album all thrash metal fans will want to hear.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Christina Perri - lovestrong.


Christina has a great voice. The songs on lovestrong. are mostly pop and are all very good. "Mine" is my favorite. Other songs here are "Bluebird", "Arms", "Bang Bang Bang", "Distance", "Jar of Hearts", "Interlude", "Penguin", "Miles", "The Lonely", "Sad Song", and "Tragedy". A very strong debut album.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Selena Gomez and the Scene - When the Sun Goes Down

When the Sun Goes Down

This new album by Selena Gomez and the Scene has very fun to listen to songs. The songs are dance pop and electropop. My favorites are "Love You Like a Love Song", "Who Says", "Hit the Lights", "Whiplash", "My Dilemma", and "Outlaw".

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jackie Evancho - Dream with Me

Dream with Me

Jackie Evancho's new album has amazing vocals. The standout song on the album is "Nessun Dorma". "Nessun Dorma" is an aria from Puccini's 1926 opera Turandot. My other favorites songs are "When You Wish Upon a Star", "Nella Fantasia", "O Mio Babbino Caro", and "Imaginer". I also like her O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen, and Awakening albums

Friday, May 20, 2011

Il Volo

Il Volo

These young Italian singers have amazing voices. All of the songs on the album show their vocals. Some of my favorites are "E Piu' Ti Penso", "'o Sole Mio", "Smile", "Per Te", and "Painfully Beautiful", but all of the songs are very good. Il Volo has a giant future in music.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Britney Spears' new album Femme Fatale is a very strong album of pop, dance-pop, and electropop music. It seems that any track on the album can be a hit song, since they are all equally good. Some of my favorite songs are "Gasoline" and "Criminal". A fun album to listen to, and her best album to date. Femme Fatale will be a big seller. The deluxe version of the album has four extra songs. I also like her Blackout and Circus albums, and her Femme Fatale Tour concert. Her 90s album ...Baby One More Time is on my 90s Music blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Esperanza Spalding - Chamber Music Society

Chamber Music Society

This is a wonderful jazz album by Esperanza Spalding. Esperanza's style of singing and the songs will make you a jazz fan. Some of my favorites are "Really Very Small", "Chacarera", "Winter Sun", and "Inutil Paisagem". Other songs here are "Little Fly", "Knowledge of Good and Evil", "Wild Is the Wind", "Apple Blossom", "As a Sprout", "What a Friend", and "Short and Sweet".