Tag: 2007

Alicia Keys – As I Am

Alicia Keys – As I Am       As I Am is the third studio album by American recording artist Alicia Keys. It was released in the United States on November 13, 2007 by J Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at various recording studios during 2005 to 2007. Production was handled […]

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The Shins – Wincing the Night Away

The Shins – Wincing the Night Away            Heather Phares: “The Shins will change your life!” That kind of proclamation is loaded with expectations when it’s just one friend talking up a band to another, but it’s magnified a thousandfold when Natalie Portman says it in a hit movie. The band’s […]

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Oceansize – Frames

Oceansize – Frames       Alex Henderson: ‘Never let it be said that Oceansize don’t come up with their share of intriguing song titles. On Frames, the song titles include “Sleeping Dogs and Dead Lions,” “Commemorative 9/11 T-Shirt,” “Trail of Fire,” and “Only Twin.” But then, Frames is an intriguing listen even if one […]

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Dave Gahan – Hourglass

Dave Gahan – Hourglass       David Jeffries: ‘After Dave Gahan released his debut solo album, Paper Monsters, in 2003, he landed three of his songs on Depeche Mode’s 2005 album Playing the Angel, meaning Martin Gore was no longer the band’s sole songwriter. Two years later and he’s on a roll with Hourglass, […]

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Alter Bridge – Blackbird

Alter Bridge – Blackbird Sharon Mawer: After the demise of Creed, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips, and Brian Marshall obviously had unfinished business and hired singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy, who quickly formed a writing partnership with Tremonti, and the new band Alter Bridge brought out their debut album One Day Remains in 2004. Three years later in […]

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Blackfield – Blackfield II

Blackfield – Blackfield II     Progarchives: Once again Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen managed to deliver a fine, catchy progressive pop/rock album. Just like Blackfield self titled debut Blackfield II consists out of ten short, poppy rock songs with all great melodies. You could say that the catchy melodies is really what Blackfield is […]

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Velvet Revolver – Libertad

Velvet Revolver – Libertad Libertad is the second and final studio album by American hard rock band Velvet Revolver, released on July 3, 2007. The name is Spanish and translates to “liberty” or “freedom” in English. According to a 2007 interview with Rolling Stone, along with the Stone Temple Pilots albums Core and Stone Temple […]

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Antimatter – Planetary Confinement

Antimatter – Planetary Confinement ‘Eduardo Rivadavia’ : If it doesn’t wind up signaling the very end of Antimatter, Planetary Confinement will, at the very least, close a chapter in the fruitful partnership between core members and songwriters Mick Moss and Duncan Patterson, the latter of whom announced his departure shortly after their third album’s release […]

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Ulver – Shadows of The Sun

Ulver – Shadows of The Sun Shadows of the Sun is the seventh studio album by the Norwegian experimental collective Ulver. Produced by Ulver, the album was issued in October, 2007, via Jester Records and The End Records.Officially announced on July 13, 2007, Shadows of the Sun received critical acclaim on release, and was described […]

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Editors – An End Has A Start

Editors – An End Has A Start AMG Review: To put it plainly, An End Has a Start doesn’t have the electricity of Editors’ first effort. And let’s face it, The Back Room was a tough act to follow — it was a damn near perfect debut, delivering a compelling set of cathartic, nocturnal neo-post-punk […]

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Josh Groban – Noël

Josh Groban – Noël Amazon: The Grammy-nominated, twenty-something, pop-classical phenomenon’s fourth studio album is an expertly accomplished entry to the holiday marketplace. Noël tackles the familiar sounds of holiday music with a charmingly eclectic array of guest vocalists and a wide range of material. The songs range from the sacred to the secular, while Groban–buoyed […]

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Stars Of The Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline

Stars Of The Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline AMG Review: After the near symphonic exercise of engaging the void that was Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid in 2001, it was hard to believe there was anything left to do. Wrong. Brian McBride and Adam Wiltzie emerged from the studio in early […]

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Gazpacho – Night

 Gazpacho – Night Progarchives: Reading the reviews and looking at the posts in several threads on Prog Archives, Gazpacho – Night is a killer CD that will be one of the highlights of 2007! Well, here is my analysis, track by track. 1. Dream of Stone (17:00) : This long composition sounds very compelling featuring […]

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Asura – Life²

Asura – Life² discogs.com: Undoubtedly the most mature Asura release to date, Asura – Life² is a stunning musical journey from beginning to end. The flow of the album is natural and effortless, starting with the massive Golgotha, then seamlessly flowing through relaxing atmospheres (such as the Galaxies) as well as the more aggressive goa-influenced […]

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Little Dragon – Little Dragon

Little Dragon – Little Dragon Review by Vincent Thomas For years now, the world of music has been too global and interconnected for one to truly be surprised at an outfit such as Little Dragon – Little Dragon, but it’s no less a wonder that a sound as American as soul and R&B can infuse […]

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Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

Arcade Fire – Neon Bible AMG Review: When Montreal’s Arcade Fire released Funeral in 2004, it received the kind of critical and commercial acclaim that most bands spend their entire careers trying to attain. Within a year the group was headlining major festivals and sharing the stage with U2 and New York City’s “two Davids” […]

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Klaus Schulze – Kontinuum

Klaus Schulze – Kontinuum Progarchives: On Klaus Schulze – Kontinuum, Schulze reaches back to his 30 year old and defining album Mirage and picks up the trail of lush analogue electronics where he left it since 1978-something. Of course it’s not groundbreaking anymore, but for an artist this late in his career that is no […]

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Pink Martini – Hey Eugene !

Pink Martini – Hey Eugene ! Pink Martini – Hey Eugene ! is the third full-length album from the band Pink Martini. It was released on May 15, 2007 by Pink Martini’s own record label, Heinz Records. The album is named after the track “Hey Eugene”, a fan favorite at the band’s live concerts. Hey Eugene! […]

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Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha

Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha is American singer-songwriter Andrew Bird ‘s fourth studio album and his third post-Bowl of Fire album. The album features more electric guitars, a change from the more acoustic-oriented Eggs, though the songs are similar in character if slightly more straightforward. AMG review:  With Andrew Bird […]

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