Working Out (2013) Top Seller
Taking a cue from like-minded purveyors of moody, shape-shifting modern rock like Wild Beasts, the XX, and Alt-J, London four-piece Arthur Beatrice cast a seductive shadow on their major-label debut, the icy and elegant Working Out. Choosing the band's moniker ...
THE PAYBACK was originally released in 1974 as a 2-LP set. For this reissue, the album was digitally remastered from the original master tapes, including a recently discovered longer version of "Mind Power", which is included here for the first ...
Magic Hour (2012)
Scissor Sisters followed Night Work's dancefloor triumphs with Magic Hour, a set of songs that seem more comfortable when they don't feel like dancing. Not that the group doesn't try to keep Night Work's momentum going: Jake Shears, Ana Matronic, ...
Best of Polka Party (1998)
German polka king James Last is showcased on this best-of. The set provides plenty of traditional polka flavor and oom-pah punch to satisfy any fan of the style.
The greatest of the German party meister at his beer-barrelling best to make ...
Greatest Hits & More (2010)
Track Listing: DISC 1: I Can't Explain; My Generation; Kids Are Alright, The; Substitute; Happy Jack; Pictures of Lily; I Can See for Miles; Magic Bus; Pinball Wizard; Behind Blue Eyes; Baba O'Riley; Won't Get Fooled Again; Love Reign O'er ...
Spirit Indestructible (2012)
It takes a moment to realize just how long it took for Nelly Furtado to deliver a full-fledged follow-up to her blockbuster 2006 makeover Loose. That Timbaland-assisted shift toward the club arrived six years after her 2000 debut, and that's ...
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Everybody Loves the Sunshine (1976)
The story goes that Lionel Hampton gave a five-year-old Roy Ayers his first set of mallets, a monumental occasion that eventually led to Ayers's mastery of the vibraphone. Sometimes called the "Godfather of Acid Jazz," Ayers revolutionized his instrument as ...
Gold (2007) Top Seller
The first major James Brown anthology to be released after the Godfather of Soul's passing in December 2006, the two-disc GOLD set spans the legendary performer's peak years, from his rise to fame in the mid 1950s as an R&B ...
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Emerson, Lake & Powell (1987)
A rather courageous offshoot/reunion effort, considering the period in which it was done. There's more energy and purpose here than there was on any post-Works ELP album, and that makes it worthwhile for interested fans, though it wasn't going to ...
Country Roads (1998)
Orchestral music has seldom sounded as fun as it does in the hands of German conductor James Last, who hear lends his ear to country classics like "Jolene" and "Take Me Home Country Roads."
UK edition of the easy listening legend's ...
The release of the 4-CD box set CROSSROADS is the perfect package to commemorate Eric Clapton's first 25 years of making music. Starting out as a blues purist with the like-minded Yardbirds, Clapton left after the band moved in a ...
Recording information: Nemo Studios, London GB (1978).
Photographer: Veronique Skawinska.
Personnel: Stathis Zalidis, Sotiris Zalidis (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Irene Papas.
Country, God or the Girl (2012)
"See, my blood's on fire, I can't help but survive" declares K'NAAN on "The Seed," the kinetic opener to this Canadian singer's 2012 effort, Country, God or the Girl, another grand step down the Wyclef and U2 road where you'll ...
Out of Control (2008)
Despite their nakedly commercial inception on the British reality TV talent competition POPSTARS, U.K. tabloid mainstay Girls Aloud have consistently defied expectations, offering slyly referential, smart, and sassy dance-pop alternatives to the anodyne and carefully scrubbed polish of their POP ...
James Brown's Funky People (1986)
The first in the wildly popular three-disc series, James Brown's Funky People is an outstandingly chunky collection that spotlights some of the many talented musicians associated with James Brown and his early- to mid-'70s People Records imprint. The material comprising ...
After his days as the leader of the highly successful fusion group Return To Forever, Chick Corea turned to a more traditional style in his solo career. FRIENDS from 1978 features elements of swing, Latin music and the sensitive intimacy ...
Night Flight (1980)
The smooth, gentle rock sounds of Moody Blues figurehead Justin Hayward are represented by 12 tracks on this 1980 album.
Night Flight was a direct outgrowth of Justin Hayward's involvement as a singer with Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, and ...
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Arguably one of the finest British pop albums of the '80s, 1984's RATTLESNAKES is the brilliant debut of one of the finest singer-songwriters of the decade. Coming right at a point when synth-pop's domination of the UK charts was ending ...
Icon 2 (2011)
This two-disc version of Cream's Icon entry gathers 14 tracks featuring "the best" of the seminal power trio's recordings from 1966-1969. All the usual suspects are contained on the studio disc, including "Sunshine of Your Love," "Strange Brew," "White Room," ...
Recorded in Paris and Los Angeles and produced by Garbage sound engineer Billy Bush, Sunset is the fifth studio album from French rock five-piece Superbus. An eclectic mix of grunge, '80s pop, and synth rock, the follow-up to 2009's Lova ...
Messy Little Raindrops (2010)
Impressively managing to achieve what every solo Spice Girl, All Saint, or Sugababe has failed to do, permanent tabloid fixture Cheryl Cole scored a number one album with her debut solo release Three Words, not to mention a huge-selling chart ...
Postcards from Heaven (1997)
Although Postcards from Heaven, the second album from the Lighthouse Family, lacks any single as effortlessly graceful as its predcessors' "Lifted" or "Ocean Drive," it's a stronger record, demonstrating that the group has a talented for well-crafted, complex pop. It's ...
Although they had a handful of solid hits in the 1960s, the Righteous Brothers will always be remembered for the masterful "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" from 1964. Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and produced by Phil Spector ...
Art of Doing Nothing (2013)
The Art Of Doing Nothing is Mark Owen's fourth solo album and most collaborative today, and his first since Take That reunited in 2006. Recorded in The Rabbit Hutch--the studio at the bottom of Owen's garden--the album features the tracks ...
3 Words (2009)
International pressing. 2010 debut solo album (released in 2009 for the UK market) from the Girls Aloud member and UK TV personality. Cheryl, who has been working on Three Words since the start of this year, recorded the album in ...