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Former The Czars lead singer John Grant's captivating solo debut

Queen Of Denmark marked the long-awaited return of John Grant, the former lead singer of the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful Denver-based Alternative...

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The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson creates his ambitious, legendary masterpiece

To fully understand and appreciate the scope and grandeur of the album Pet Sounds and mastermind Brian Wilson's remarkable...

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The most comprehensive compilation of Dean Martin's Italian love songs

In 1962, Dean Martin released his charming, critically acclaimed Dino: Italian Love Songs album, an homage to his Italian heritage, and an instant fan favorite. Dino: Italian Love Songs consisted of...

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The soulful American singer/songwriter's debut album is a modern Folk classic

When Ray LaMontagne's debut album Trouble was released to great critical acclaim, the new artist was frequently compared to none other than the old, Irish master Van Morrison. But as...

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An excellent comeback by the kings of Southern California Country-Rock

In 1980, upon The Eagles’ acrimonious break-up, Glenn Frey proclaimed: “The Eagles will get back together, when hell freezes over!” After 10 years, six albums (including three...

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Solid solo album by The Church's distinguished guitarist

The otherworldly and fascinating music of guitarist Marty willson-Piper's long-time band, excellent Australian cult legends The Church, tends to be a lot more adventurous than his own solo...

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Dean Martin's lovely tribute to his Italian heritage

Italian-American singer Dean Martin was born and raised in America, but due to his non-English speaking Italian immigrant parents he spoke only Italian until he started...

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The Carpenters' 40th anniversary compilation

The brother/sister duo of legendary '70s band The Carpenters, Richard and Karen Carpenter, were/are unfairly labeled as “Easy Listening” or worse still, “Elevator Music”,...

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The best of John Denver's 1970s recordings

In the 1970s, the era of the sensitive singer/songwriter, John Denver was one of the most recognizable and highly beloved of them all, racking up an impressive number of hit albums and singles throughout...

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Duran Duran works with super-producer Timbaland to stunning effect

In an attempt to satisfy both older and younger generations, the legendary 80's band recorded an album that married the traditional Duran Duran sound with more modern beats...

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Iconic Soul/Funk legends Earth, Wind & Fire creates magic with much younger R&B artists

After 2003’s return to form, The Promise (which received critical acclaim and reached No. 19 on the R&B Chart), original Earth, Wind & Fire members...

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Hall & Oates pay tribute to the Soul artists that inspired them

Possibly taking a cue from Michael McDonald’s Motown albums, Hall & Oates recorded a tribute album of their own. As the title Our Kind Of Soul indicates, this is Hall & Oates...

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Kenny Rogers' greatest single-disc compilation

Kenny Rogers, Country superstar, beloved icon of American entertainment and a worldwide legend, has sold in excess of 120 million records. Between 1978 and 1984, every album he released went gold or platinum...

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Dan Fogelberg's ambitious masterpiece

In 1972, at the age of 21, Folk/Country-Rock artist Dan Fogelberg released his critically acclaimed (if commercially unsuccessful) debut album Home Free. One of its compositions,...

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Crosby, Stills & Nash's classic debut album contains the classics "Suite:Judy Blue Eyes" and "Helpessly Hoping"

Three talented songwriters from three different legendary bands join forces to create an iconic super group and a classic...

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The Eagles' greatest creative and commercial succes

When The Eagles reconvened in 1976 to write songs for their next album, 1977’s Hotel California, main songwriters Don Henley and Glenn Frey were fully intent on creating the band...

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The Eagles' lofty ambitions take them to new heights

By the time The Eagles commenced the recording process for 1975’s One Of These Nights album, session guitarist Don Felder – who played on the previous LP On The Border – had become an official member...

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An atmospheric and accomplished album by The Church

With the release of After Everything Now This, Australian Alternative Rock legends The Church proved that the previous album, 1998’s return to form Hologram Of Baal, wasn’t...

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Ryan Adam's fan-pleasing return after a lenghty absence

To many critics and Ryan Adams fans, both casual and devoted, 2012’s Ashes & Fire album was what they had been hoping and waiting for: a collection of songs that was as consistent and...

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