Tag: 2010

Fourplay – Let’s Touch The Sky

Fourplay – Let’s Touch The Sky Thom Jurek: It would be incorrect to say that not much has changed Fourplay’s sound since they began recording together in 1991. That said, while these musicians — who were all successful artists individually — have continued to evolve, as a group they’ve stayed remarkably focused on what they […]

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The radio dept. – Clinging to a scheme

      Tim Sendra: ‘The run-up to the release of the Radio Dept.’s third album, Clinging to a Scheme, seemed endless by the time it finally came out in the spring of 2010. It seemed that every few months a release date was announced and then passed, with only a couple singles to show […]

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Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans Tim Sendra ‘Bruno Mars was riding high when his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in late 2010. He was also writing songs as part of the successful production team the Smeezingtons, and doing some hook singing (for huge hits by Travie McCoy and B.o.B.), Mars seemed to […]

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The Script – Science & Faith

The Script – Science & Faith ‘Jon O’Brien’  Despite bursting onto the scene in 2008 with endorsements from Pharrell Williams and a history of working with R&B producers Teddy Riley and Rodney Jerkins, Dublin three-piece the Script have since become one of the biggest bands in the U.K. thanks instead to their MOR brand of […]

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LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening ‘ Tim Sendra ‘ Following up Sound of Silver was never going to be easy for LCD Soundsystem. There was so much positive reaction from music fans, the press, from everywhere, really, that almost any move James Murphy made was bound to be seen as inferior, or at the very least, flawed […]

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Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown

Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown AMG Review: Kings of Leon have always acted like rock & roll royalty, even before Only by the Night went platinum in 12 different countries. What started off as good-natured posturing turned into the real deal in 2008, though, when “Sex on Fire” and “Use Somebody” helped redefine […]

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Mimicking Birds – Mimicking Birds

Mimicking Birds – Mimicking Birds Amazon: Mimicking Birds play lachrymose songs that synchronously evoke warm-heartedness and an overall compassion for life without coming off dilettante or sending you an invitation to a pity party. It’s the band you find out about, listen to incessantly, want so much to keep a secret, but can’t resist the […]

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Asaf Avidan – Through The Gale

Asaf Avidan – Through The Gale Amazon.com: Asaf Avidan – Through The Gale is the story of a captain leading his crew over troubled water is told here by Asaf Avidan and The Mojos in their new 2010 concept album. The songs, accordingly are dealing with the difficulties and full of images taked from the […]

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Tindersticks – Falling Down A Mountain

Tindersticks – Falling Down A Mountain Tindersticks – Falling Down A Mountain is an album by Tindersticks, released in 2010 on 4AD/Constellation Records. Although the album failed to chart in their homeland, it still became a commercial success in Greece, by charting at #2 spending 5 weeks on the international artist charts.The album was released […]

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Jónsi – Go

Jónsi – Go AMG review:  Anyone expecting Jónsi’s solo debut to sound anything much like his work as vocalist with Sigur Rós might be a little shocked. (Only a little, though.) Unlike the sound of the band, which is akin to being enveloped in a great misty cloud of shifting tones and textures, listening to […]

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The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers

The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers AMG review: For his fifth album, A Chorus of Storytellers, the Album Leaf mastermind Jimmy LaValle decided to make some changes to the old formula his solo project stuck with. Most notably, LaValle recorded the album with a live band, rather than going at it alone with the […]

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The Black Keys – Brothers

 The Black Keys – Brothers AMG review: Retreating from the hazy Danger Mouse-fueled pot dream of Attack & Release, the Black Keys headed down to the legendary Muscle Shoals, recording their third album on their own and dubbing it Brothers. The studio, not to mention the artwork patterned after such disregarded Chess psychedelic-era relics as […]

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