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!


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


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. I also like her 25 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 Anniversary 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 DaaƩ. 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.