Sunday, November 15, 2009

2009 - Stephen King - Under The Dome !

King's return to supernatural horror is uncomfortably bulky, formidably complex and irresistibly compelling. When the smalltown of Chester's Mill, Maine, is surrounded by an invisible force field, the people inside must exert themselves to survive. The situation deteriorates rapidly due to the dome's ecological effects and the machinations of Big Jim Rennie, an obscenely sanctimonious local politician and drug lord who likes the idea of having an isolated populace to dominate. Opposing him are footloose Iraq veteran Dale “Barbie” Barbara, newspaper editor Julia Shumway, a gaggle of teen skateboarders and others who want to solve the riddle of the dome. King handles the huge cast of characters masterfully but ruthlessly, forcing them to live (or not) with the consequences of hasty decisions. Readers will recognize themes and images from King's earlier fiction, and while this novel doesn't have the moral weight of, say, The Stand, nevertheless, it's a nonstop thrill ride as well as a disturbing, moving meditation on our capacity for good and evil.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

2009 - Crazy Frog - Everybody Dance Now !

2009 release from the annoyingly addictive animated character that began life as a popular ringtone before becoming a bonafide Pop 'star'. After massive hits with 'Axel F', 'Popcorn', 'Ice Ice Baby' and 'We Are The Champions', Crazy Frog is once again ready to make the whole family dance with new froggy versions of old favorites including 'Safety Dance', 'Gonna Make You Sweat', 'Push It', 'Jump' and more! Universal.

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2009 - Collective Soul - Rabbit !

Seven #1 Rock Hits, 4 Platinum Plus albums and 10 million total albums sold, Collective Soul return with their most ambitious album to date, Collective Soul. Recorded in just 45 days in their home studio in Georgia and produced by Ed Roland himself, the album features their most mainstream songs ever recorded. Songs from their last studio album Afterwords were featured in American Idol commercials, The Hills, Woman’s Murder Club, Shark, Celebrity Apprentice, Brothers and Sisters, 90210 and more. Most recently “Tremble For My Beloved” from their album Dosage appears on the Twilight soundtrack.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

2009 - Colbie Caillet - Breakthrough !

"Breakthrough" is the follow up record to the highly successful debut release, "Coco", by Colbie.

Need I say more ?

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2009 - Jet - Shaka Rock !

At the heart of every great rock and roll band lie four essential elements: bass, drums, guitars and vocals. That, in its purest essence, is JET. And JET, in their purest essence, have again captured those elements with their third album, Shaka Rock. With their previous releases- 2003's Get Born and 2006's Shine On- JET broke out of their native Australia and established themselves as a multi-platinum, international success story, merging the charisma and energy of classic rock and roll with just enough punk swagger and contemporary flair to create something uniquely theirs. Here at last is a band that's returning the cool to rock and roll.

2009's Shaka Rock reveals new dimensions of JET while never losing the raw roots of Get Born or the grace and melody of Shine On, which together went on to make JET an international band of style and substance.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

2009 - Coldplay - Left Right Left Right Left - EP !

Brand new "LIVE" EP from Coldplay !

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

2009 - Limp Biskit - The Unquestionable Truth Part 2 !!

No reviews found yet, that is how advanced this release is !!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009 - Dane Cook - Isolated Incident !

After his last two highly rated specials and multi-platinum selling albums, Dane reinvented his act and took it to the stage in front of 400 people at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. This intimate show was performed in a nightclub atmosphere where Dane shared the audience's energy in a real-time performance, without a safety net. Here, he showcases a darker and more personal set with cutting edge material that pushes the envelope.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

2009 - Spyro Gyra - Down The Wire !

For more than three decades, Spyro Gyra have maintained a position at the forefront of modern jazz. This album hits store April 28.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 - Pet Shop Boys - Yes !

One of the most iconic and influential pop acts in the world, The Pet Shop Boys return with their ninth album Yes, their first release on Astralwerks. In a career spanning over 2 decades, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have created some of the most beloved and recognizable hits in the world (`West End Girls', `It's A Sin', `New York City Boy', etc.), and sold over 30 million records. They've worked with artists like Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Liza Minnelli, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Electronic and Madonna. Filled with sparkling state of the art pop songs, Yes is an affirmation of the duo's knack for mixing innovative artistry with exuberant commercial appeal. Produced by the acclaimed Xenomania (Girls Aloud, Sugerbabes, Cher, Annie, Saint Etienne), the album features guitar work by ex-Smith Johnny Marr and orchestral arrangements by Owen Pallett (Last Shadow Puppets, Final Fantasy).

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Henry Rollins - Provoked !

Henry Rollins Provoked...Quintessentially American Editorializing and Storytelling Recorded live on 11/6/07 at San Franciscos Herbst Theatre and 1/23/08 at Amsterdams Paradiso during Rollins 2007/2008 Provoked spoken word tour. The CD contains over an hour of hilarious and insightful commentary on topics ranging from Larry Craig to the recent Van Halen reunion with pit stops along the way to discuss kids these days, gay marriage, and the current presidents creative use of the English language. Includes a bonus DVD: "Live and Ripped from London" originally aired as a well-received television special on Comedy Central and not previously released on DVD. Track Listing: 1. Sex Ed 2. Kids 3. Indie 103 Party 4. Wide Stance Sitter 5. Horses 6. Van Halen 7. Invasion Force 8. Mandelaism 9. Natures Wild 10. Adrian 11. What I Am

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2009 - U2 - No Line On The Horizon !

No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009. The band’s 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite. Sample it here before buying it in stores. See comments for link !

Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 - Enigmatic Obsession - Secret Of Seduction !

Enigmatic Obsession is Jens Gad, who is one-half of the legendary Enigma (Michael Cretu being the other, more recognizable member of the band), the biggest selling Gregorian Chants/Electronic dance artist ever. This is his album showcasing 13 tracks of quality ambient, chill out and mystic music. This pressing includes a bonus track 'Lifesign' (featuring Fabrizio Levita) and comes packaged in a digipak. Features 'Opening My Eyes', 'Silent Heroes', 'In The Recent Past' and many others.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

2009 - Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream !

2009 album by one of the finest American songwriters of his generation. Working on a Dream was recorded with the E Street Band and features 12 new Springsteen compositions plus a bonus track: 'The Wrestler'. . It is the fourth collaboration between Springsteen and Brendan O'Brien, who produced and mixed the album. Springsteen also wrote an eponymous song for Darren Aronofsky's 2008 film The Wrestler. The song, also titled 'The Wrestler' won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2008 - Katie Melua Collection !

Since finding fame with her debut album 'Call Off The Search' in 2004, Georgian-born singer/songwriter Katie Melua has enjoyed popularity thanks to her blend of easy-listening popand slightly soulful rock. This collection brings together some of the most successful singles and album tracks from across her career, the most notable including 'The Closest Thing To Crazy', 'If You Were A Sailboat' and the posthumous duet with Eva Cassidy, 'What A Wonderful World'. Also includedare three new tracks, as well as a DVD capturing an entire concert staged in Rotterdam in 2008.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

2008 - Jeffery Deaver - The Bodies Left Behind

Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: Nothing is as it seems in The Bodies Left Behind, Jeffrey Deaver's quintessential can't-put-it-down thriller about an off-duty cop who investigates an aborted 911 call from a secluded vacation home and ends up on the run. From the opening scene (that'll keep even the bravest of you at home with the doors locked and the shades drawn), Deaver delivers a clever page-turner that reads like one of his tightly plotted and fast-paced short stories (fans should check out Twisted). Endlessly surprising (there is more than one jaw-dropping plot twist) and supremely gripping (two hours after cracking this stand-alone thriller, I came up for air and took a moment to shake the cramp out of my fingers), The Bodies Left Behind is one of the most entertaining thrillers of the year.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

2008 - Stephen King - Just After Sunset !

In the introduction to his first collection of short fiction since Everything's Eventual (2002), King credits editing Best American Short Stories (2007) with reigniting his interest in the short form and inducing some of this volume's contents. Most of these 13 tales show him at the top of his game, molding the themes and set pieces of horror and suspense fiction into richly nuanced blends of fantasy and psychological realism. The Things They Left Behind, a powerful study of survivor guilt, is one of several supernatural disaster stories that evoke the horrors of 9/11. Like the crime thrillers The Gingerbread Girl and A Very Tight Place, both of which feature protagonists struggling with apparently insuperable threats to life, it is laced with moving ruminations on mortality that King attributes to his own well-publicized near-death experience. Even the smattering of genre-oriented works shows King trying out provocative new vehicles for his trademark thrills, notably N., a creepy character study of an obsessive-compulsive that subtly blossoms into a tale of cosmic terror in the tradition of Arthur Machen and H.P. Lovecraft. Culled almost entirely from leading mainstream periodicals, these stories are a testament to the literary merits of the well-told macabre tale.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

2008 - Red Buddha - China Exotic !

Titles such as White Bamboo, Ground Opera, Forbidden City or even Tongli Water Garden, Stone Buddha with the Lind Wong Ensemble, give this production an authentic contemporary musical felling from China.

"China Exotic" reflects the complexity of China and is thus another musical journey through the exotic of China.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

2008 - Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces !

Seven Lives Many Faces is Enigma's seventh album. This album expands the sound catalogue of previous releases and it is expected to lead to a new Omni-Cultural wave. The lead single "Seven Lives" is a powerful fusion of modern and classical elements. Enigma is an Electronic musical project founded by Michael Cretu, David Fairstein and Frank Peterson in 1990. Cretu is both the composer and the producer; his former wife Sandra often provided vocals on Enigma tracks. Jens Gad co-produced and played guitar on three of the Enigma albums.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

2008 - Lewis Black - Anticipation !

Back from his Grammy Award win for Best Comedy Album 2006 for "The Carnegie Hall Performance", Lewis has a whole new set of what's setting him off. From the insanity of golf and losing his virginity to a skipping album to his favorite time of year - Christmas in Vegas - "Anticipation" could just be his best album yet.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2008 - Lady Ga Ga - The Fame !!

Import pressing of the debut album from the New York singer. On The Fame, it’s as if Gaga took two parts Dance-Pop, one part Electro-Pop, and one part Rock with a splash of Disco and burlesque and generously poured it into the figurative martini glasses of the world in an effort to get everyone drunk with her Fame. 'The Fame is about how anyone can feel famous,' she explains. 'Pop culture is art. It doesn’t make you cool to hate pop culture, so I embraced it and you hear it all over The Fame. But, it’s a sharable fame. I want to invite you all to the party. I want people to feel a part of this lifestyle.' Universal. 2008.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2008 - Christopher Reich - Rules Of Deception !

This is the first book I've read by Christopher Reich, and it is very good. I was prompted to buy it by all the critics and famous authors who compare it to Ludlum, Follett, Forsyth, Trevanian, etc.--all my favorite writers of globe-trotting espionage. RULES OF DECEPTION closely follows the formula set down by those masters, with the idealistic doctor/mountain climber being drawn into a frightening, ever-growing conspiracy and racing the clock to find his enemies and beat them, with plenty of fights, chases, and surprise revelations along the way. I read the book in a matter of hours, and I think most thriller fans will, too.

My one reservation that keeps this from being a 5-star recommendation is the fact that RULES seems to resemble a lot of other big thrillers a bit too much--Reich never quite seems to make this material his own. He has clearly been "inspired" by EYE OF THE NEEDLE, DAY OF THE JACKAL, THE EIGER SANCTION, and the complete works of Robert Ludlum. But, hey, that's a small complaint from a reader who counts all those as faves. If you're looking for a fast, satisfying summer read along these lines, RULES follows the rules as well as any book I've read in a long time. Try it.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

2008 - Robin Cook - Foreign Body (audiobook) !!

Jennifer Hernandez is a fourth-year medical student at UCLA, just completing an elective in general surgery, whose world is shattered during a break in an otherwise ordinary day. While relaxing in the surgical lounge of L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, she half-listens to a piece on medical tourism, where first-world citizens travel to third-world countries for surgery. But when she hears her beloved grandmother's name mentioned, her own heart nearly stops: the CNN reporter says Maria Suarez-Hernandez had died, a day after undergoing a hip replacement in New Delhi's Queen Victoria Hospital.

Maria had raised Jennifer and her brothers from infancy, and their bond was unshakable. Still, the news that Maria had traveled to India was a shock to Jennifer, until she realized that it was the only viable option for the hardworking yet uninsured woman. Devastated, and desperate for answers, Jennifer takes emergency leave from school and heads to India, where relations with local officials go from sympathetic to sour as she presses for more information. With the discovery of other unexplained deaths followed by hasty cremations, Jennifer reaches out to her mentor, New York City medical examiner Dr. Laurie Montgomery, who has her own deep connection to Maria.

Laurie, along with her husband, Dr. Jack Stapleton, rushes to the younger woman's side, discovering a sophisticated medical facility with little margin for error. As the death count grows, so do the questions, leadingLaurie and Jennifer to unveil a sinister, multilayered conspiracy of global proportions.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

2008 - Buddha-bar - Ocean !!

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Friday, July 4, 2008

2008 - Lewis Black - Me Of Little Faith !!

Starred Review. Readers already familiar with Black as a loud-mouthed regular on The Daily Show will be delighted to find he rants just as well on the page as he does in person. Here, he homes in on religion, which he thinks is taken too seriously and therefore is open to ridicule. Black may not care a whit about propriety, but he's serious about waxing comedic about every religion-related angle he can dig up. No one is safe from his dark humor—the Catholic Church, Mormons, people who commit suicide in the name of faith, Jews, and of course Jesus and God are popular topics. Black's essays consistently deliver zingers, like his speculation in The Rapture about how, If Jesus returns to earth... he better have one hell of a website, since he'd have to compete with all the drug-addled young starlets—not to mention online porn. For those not easily offended, who can stomach the F-word every other paragraph or so, Black's irreverence is laugh-out-loud funny. The chapters are short, some extremely so, and perfect for a good laugh—before bedtime prayers, of course. (June 3)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Praise for Lewis Black: “Whenever I’m asked, ‘Who makes you laugh?’ or ‘Who would you pay to see?’ I don’t hesitate for a moment. Lewis Black! Period. He’s got it all: brains, balls, and chops. And he sees through all the bullshit.”
—George Carlin

“Lewis Black is the only person I know who can actually yell in print form.”
—Jon Stewart

“Lewis Black—the most engagingly pissed-off comedian ever.”

—Stephen King

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2008 - Yoga Mantra !!

Music for Deep Relaxation and Meditation !

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Friday, June 13, 2008

2008 - Jamie Lidell - Jim !!

The record sounds simply wonderful: alternately nubby and spangled, it s like a cashmere throw that turns intermittently into a showman s cape. Lidell's voice has never sounded better than it does here. --Pitchfork

Product Description
Recorded in Berlin, Los Angeles and Paris, Jim takes even further what was started with Multiply, finding the balance between the spontaneous
creativity of his raw ideas and the careful craft and polish of a great record. Jim will switch you on in the morning, move you on the dance-floor and take you down in the small hours. It s a bold, promiscuously diverse album, mixing up gospel grooves, sweetly sung and fiercely passionate
soul, delicately moving ballads, thumping early R & B, synthed-up disco,
and even a touch of hillbilly funk. I haven t tried to hide the influences,
says Jamie Lidell ''This is the music I love.'' But, listen closely and you can
hear Jamie moving in new directions, creating a sound and style that is
entirely his own.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

2008 - The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace !!

Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, the eighth studio album from the OC punksters, is an impressive new set of songs from one of rock's most exciting and enduring bands. The Offspring entered the studio with legendary producer Bob Rock (Metallica, The Cult) to record 12 new songs culled from the most productive songwriting period in the band's history. This is the band's first full-length studio release in four and a half years, the longest gap between The Offspring's studio albums to date. 'Hammerhead' the 1st single from Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace debuted at #5 on the U.S Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and #18 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks respectively. The Offspring has performed over 1000 shows and they have sold more than 34 million albums worldwide, including their 1994 release "Smash," which more than a decade after its release remains the highest-selling album of all time on an independent label.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

2008 - Coldplay - Viva La Vida !

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, or its short name Viva la Vida, is the fourth studio album by British band Coldplay. It is scheduled to be released on 12 June 2008 in the UK and 17 June 2008 in North America. The project is largely produced by Brian Eno. Coldplay have released two singles from the record, "Violet Hill" and "Viva la Vida".

Viva la Vida takes its name from a painting by Frida Kahlo, the acclaimed 20th century Mexican artist; the title's literal translation is "live the life". The album's artwork features the painting Liberty Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) by French painter Eugène Delacroix, commemorating the July Revolution of 1830.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

2008 - Sara Melson - Dirty Mind !!

Sara Melson is an original, an artist intent on expressing complex feelings with a unique emotional honesty and quietly soulful vocal style. On her self-produced full-length debut, Dirty Mind, due out February 26th on Nettwerk Records, she delivers 12 songs graced by flowing melodies, vigorous grooves, and plainspoken poetry.

Dirty Mind developed slowly over the past few years while Melson held down day jobs as a kids’ music teacher and a yoga instructor. “I didn’t have the luxury of being able to hole up in a studio,” she explains. “This record was made guerrilla style, in fits and starts. It wasn’t a long soak in a bath. More like a cold shower. But it kept the music fresh, because we'd have to go in on off hours and crank out six songs in a night.”

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

2008 - Alanis Morrissette - Flavors of Entanglement !

Flavors of Entanglement is the seventh studio album and fifth international release by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette. The album, which was originally set for an April release, will be released May 30 in Germany, Benelux and Brazil, internationally on June 2 and in the United States on June 10 (per an announcement from Morissette's official Web site).

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2007 - Elvis - The King !!

52-track collection includes two bonus tracks, 'Welcome to My World' on disc one and 'If I Can Dream' on disc two. Sony/BMG. 2007

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Waterbone - Tibet !!

Producer-musicians Jimmy Waldo and D. Kendall Jones traveled to Kathmandu to record the raw sample material for this trip-hop collage of Nepali singing, street chat, and instrumental performances. Recalling similar experiments like those of Deep Forest, Loop Guru, Transglobal Underground, and others, Waterbone's mosaic is pieced together over surging dance beats, albeit with more breath than straight house or techno grooves, and processed through shiny reverbs and cloudburst echoes. The cool "Eastern Girl" fits Tibetan bells into a Tangerine Dream-style rhythm pattern, while "Tantra" undulates to Nepali monk group chants, Euro-pop synthesizer melodies, and the charming voice of Lobsang, a Kathmandu girl, whose quarter-tone inflections soar over Waterbone's relentless house beat. Ethno-techno with a tuneful flair.

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

2008 - Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs !!

Yes,it's been long awaited ! No, this is not the "FAKE" one released on other sites. This is the real McCoy and you got it here first ! Be quick while link is still hot !!

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Friday, April 25, 2008

2008 - Def Leppard - Songs From The Sparkle Lounge !!


Album Release Kicks Off With U.S. Spring Concert Tour!

Album Contains 11 NEW Original Songs Including the Single
"Nine Lives" Featuring Tim McGraw

Def Leppard, Great Britain's premiere arena rock band, is back with a bang--kicking off 2008 with the release of their 14th studio album and a U.S. arena concert tour scheduled for this spring. Entitled Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (Bludgeon Riffola/Island/UMe), the album contains 11 new songs including the highly-anticipated single "Nine Lives" featuring a groundbreaking collaboration with country music superstar Tim McGraw. Songs From The Sparkle Lounge is Def Leppard's first album of brand new material since 2002's X and begins yet another remarkable new chapter in the band's 30-year recording career.

Recorded last year during month-long stints at lead singer Joe Elliott's Dublin studio, the album's title refers to a backstage area called "The Sparkle Lounge" on Def Leppard's 2006 tour where the band would go to write songs. Tracks from the album have been described by the group as written in the style of Hysteria, with the production of High 'n' Dry.

"The whole record's got a great '70s feel," said lead singer Joe Elliott. "By our standards, it's a very different album as we've been very adventurous, musically, on certain numbers. On the album there are classic Def Leppard songs and then there's also tracks that are very new-wave influenced while others sound like middle-to-late '70s AC/DC. There will definitely be some moments on it where anybody that's familiar with our music will go, 'Whoa! I wasn't expecting that!'"

The foundation for the album's collaboration with country music superstar Tim McGraw was layed at Def Leppard's 2006 Hollywood Bowl show where McGraw joined the band on stage for an encore performance of "Pour Some Sugar on Me." The artists stayed in touch following the performance, and when the band started writing the song "Nine Lives" they immediately thought of reaching out to McGraw to sing on it. Guitarist Phil Collen flew to Nashville to play it for McGraw who loved it and recorded the song in Nashville shortly after. Other standout tracks on the album include "Go," reminiscent of the band's classic track "Rocket" in its power and aggressive tribal beat; "Love," an emotive and moving epic song; and the anthemic "Tomorrow," a song written by guitarist Collen about the death of his father.

With more than 65 million albums sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard--Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)--continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career, the band has produced a series of classic groundbreaking albums that set the sound for generations of music fans and artists. The group's spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, have become synonymous with their name and they are an institution in the touring industry as they continue to sell out arenas worldwide.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 - Moby - Last Night !!

This sixth studio album from the unassuming studio genius follows 2005’s ‘Hotel’ and has been described by the man himself as a return to a more electronic and dancefloor orientedfeel. Produced and recorded at his home studio in Manhattan, the record includes the single ‘Alice’ and features a variety of guest vocalists including the UK’s MC Aynzli, Sylvia Gordon of Brooklyn indie-dance outfit Kudu, the Yoruba-speaking Nigerian 419 Crew, and Grandmaster Caz, one of the writers of the seminal hip-hop anthem ‘Rapper’s Delight’.

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2008 - The B 52's - Funplex !!

Like a time capsule, the B-52s' first album in 16 years reanimates that familiar fusion of danceable post-punk and bizarrely conceived songs of the oldest new wave. After sitting out 1992’s Good Stuff, Cindy Wilson returns to the love shack, joining fellow bee-hiver Kate Pierson on mouth-watering vocals and harmonies circa Wild Planet. Colossal hooks jostle relentless rhythms, oddball lyrics, and the outrageous voice of Fred Schneider, who struts like a peacock through this infectious 11-track mix of frolic and frivolity. The songs are inspired by Fellini movies ("Juliet of the Spirits"), Athens, Georgia lore ("Hot Corner"), and the shopping mall ("Funplex"), and thanks to the band’s melody creator, Keith Strickland, they shimmy, shake, and house-quake all night long. Out of the blue and virtually as fun as a party out of bounds, Funplex is a dee-lightful reunion record.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

2008 - R.EM. - Accelerate !!

Accelerate, the first studio album in four years from R.E.M., finds modern rock’s most acclaimed band returning to the stripped-down, guitar-driven power that first enraptured fans. Helmed by the band and, for the first time, Jacknife Lee (co-producer of U2’s ’05 Grammy® Album Of The Year How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, The Hives and Snow Patrol), Accelerate puts the 2007 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group once again firmly behind the wheel of alternative rock, a genre R.E.M. helped invent.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

2008 - The High Kings - The High Kings !!

FROM THE CREATORS AND PRODUCERS OF THE IRISH PHENOMENON CELTIC WOMAN COMES THE NEXT GENERATION IN IRISH BALLAD MUSIC, THE HIGH KINGS. Finbarr Clancy, Martin Furey, Brian Dunphy and Darren Holden - renowned vocalists and musicians - have come together to form the hottest Irish folk and ballad group to emerge since The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem electrified the worldwide folk revival of the 1960s. The musical producer is the highly acclaimed David Downes, who is the musical genius behind Celtic Woman and formerly the musical director of Riverdance. He brings intricate harmonies and driving rhythms to The High Kings songbook, giving them a freshness and sparkle that is infectious. A rousing TV special was filmed in Dublin and is available on DVD (The High Kings: Live in Dublin).

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Airbourne - Runnin Wild !!

Debut album from the Australian hard rockers. Airbourne are the most exciting band to emerge from the Oz Rock scene in decades! Bred on a healthy diet of Rose Tattoo, The Angels and AC/DC, these boys know how to rock...HARD!! Running Wild, recorded in L.A. and mixed by the legendary Andy Wallace, takes us back to the good ol' days when booze, girls and bangin' your head was all that mattered. Riff upon riff, Airbourne build upon their Aussie Hard Rock heritage and bringing it screaming and stomping into the modern age!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wanda Sykes - Sick And Tired !!

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. She won an Emmy in 2003 for her work on Inside the NFL and was showcased for 5 years on HBO's The Chis Rock Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Now catch her hilarious stand up skills in this side-splitting program where she serves up comic truth and turns common sense into thought-provoking humor.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Brain-Sync - Kelly Howell Cds !!

After years of extensive research and development, Brain Sync have created a series of extraordinary audio programs that trigger peak performance mental states. This makes behaviour modification easier, accelerates learning, increases productivity, enhances memory and more!

Using various combinations of Alpha, Beta, Theta, and Delta brainwaves, Brain Sync tapes and CDs work directly on your brain centers to help you make the breakthroughs you want.

Brain Sync tapes and CDs have been clinically tested with a record-breaking 95% success rate and are offered to patients at Americas most prestigious cancer treatment hospitals, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Dana Farber. EEG studies conducted at Harvard Body Mind Medical School and UCLA concluded that our exclusive Brain Wave Audio Technology® prompts brain activity into extraordinary body-mind states. After almost two decades of clinical research, Brain Sync is revealing itself to be one of the worlds greatest breakthroughs in healing and mind expansion. With this technology you can reach states of being that directly nurture your sense of self, your creativity, and the dynamic expression of your power. These are states that will enhance your ability to give and receive love, direct your will to achieve new goals, and generate vibrant states of health and well being.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Dean Koontz - The Door To December (audiobook) !!

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a truly suspenseful novel of a mother who must save her daughter from a threat she can hardly understand. What happened to nine-year-old Melanie during the six years she was subjected to terrifying experiments? And what is the unstoppable power that she can unleash from behind the "Door to December"?

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Monday, February 11, 2008

2008 - Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful Of Sunshine !!

On Pocketful of Sunshine, Natasha Bedingfield sounds like Joss Stone only bouncier. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, the brightness and buoyancy of this record will keep it spinning long after CDs that shoot for hipster credibility--with funked-up bells and fancy production whistles--have been deposited back into their jewel cases for all eternity. Check it out: "Love Like This," with Sean Kingston, puts its hands in the air for puppy love--the kind that'll bring you back to your "middle school kiss"--and a couple of other songs follow the youth-themed suit. "Backyard" time-travels to an idyllic childhood, while "Freckles" fleshes out, for the benefit of the insecure, the beauty in imperfections. Elsewhere, Bedingfield is her indomitably upbeat self. Opener "Put Your Arms Around Me" reeks of reassurance and tenderness. "Happy" implores would-be gloom-and-doomers to snap out of it, and while the title track doesn't wander all that far lyrically, it benefits from a chanted verse brimmed in (positive) attitude. The vibe, overall, is beach-blanket warm and blue-sky ready. Sunshine earns a pocketful, if not more, of pop-music props.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

2008 - John Legend - Live From Philadelphia !!

If there's anything at all disappointing about John Legend's Live From Philadelphia, it's that the album, which was released in the U.S. on Jan. 15, 2008, is only available at Target stores. This is a solid album that deserves widespread release and publicity instead of being snuck into the marketplace under the radar. The release, which consists mainly of songs from Legend's two studio albums, (2004's Grammy-winning Get Lifted and 2006's Once Again), is a high quality, well-produced release that further cements Legend's well-deserved reputation as a great live performer.

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2008 - Sarah Brightman - Symphony !!

Symphony — Sarah’s eagerly-anticipated studio recording — luminously exemplifies the meaning of that word. Symphony is defined as “a harmonious combination of elements, especially an effective combination of colors”. Exploring a bold range of styles, Sarah has created another collection of material that cannot be easily categorized, but remains entirely accessible to lovers of various musical genres. From the Gothic tempestuousness of “Fleurs du Mal,” to the pleading “Let It Rain,” Symphony is teeming with both audacious defiance and vulnerable sensuality.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

2008 - Sheryl Crow - Detours !!

Thematically, Detours may not seem like much of a detour to Sheryl Crow fans. Her politics pour out of these songs the way you might expect them to if you caught wind of her epic cross-country bus trip, with the activist Laurie David, to promote environmental awareness months prior to this release. From the quiet, faraway-sounding opener "God Bless This Mess"--a novel in a song--to the catchy but thought-provoking "Gasoline," it's clear that Crow has more on her mind these days than soaking up the sun or having a little fun, à la the Tuesday Night Music Club era. Yet there's not a groan-worthy song on this standout rock/pop/folk/blues album. If the themes are heavy (in addition to the political songs, there's an almost painfully tender lullaby for her son Wyatt and one, "Make It Go Away [Radiation Song]," that touches on her breast-cancer experience), the mood is cathartic, determined, hopeful at times and sad at others. "Now That You're Gone" grabs at clarity through the clouds of a devastating love affair and gets it, and "Peace Be Upon Us" picks apart pettiness and arrives at a wide-minded beauty. George Harrison seems present in some of these songs, especially the more personal ones ("Drunk with the Thought of You," "Love Is All There Is"). And that may be the highest compliment that Sheryl Crow, who seems to admire his gentle soul and shares his big heart, could ask for.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

2008 - Jack Johnson - Sleeping Through Static !!

'Sleep Through The Static' is the fifth album from former pro-surfer, filmmaker and singer songwriter Jack Johnson. Recorded in LA's Solar Powered Plastic Plant the album sees Johnson stick to his signature laidback rock sound while picking up the electric guitar in favour of his acoustic which hasdominated his previous recordings. The single 'If I Had Eyes' is also included.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

2008 - Al Jarreau - Love Songs !!

One of contemporary music's premiere vocalists, Al Jarreau is the only singer ever to win GRAMMY® Awards in three distinct genre categories-R&B, pop, and jazz-a testament to his remarkable and enduring cross-over appeal. Jarreau's most recent GRAMMY came at the 2007 ceremony, when he was honored with Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. With many of his biggest hits coming during his long Warner Bros. era, Jarreau's career now spans five decades-but until now, has not included a LOVE SONGS release among its wealth of treasures. Possessed of a voice suited to the rhythm of romance and language of the heart, Jarreau's genius shines on this stirring new collection.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

2008 - Metallica - Upcoming Album !!

Metallica's upcoming ninth studio album will possibly be released in mid 2008 through Warner Bros. Records, the band's first record release by that label (but still remaining with Warner Music Group, which owned their previous label, Elektra Records). This will be Metallica's first studio album in 5 years, since St. Anger in 2003. It is currently unknown if a title has even been decided upon by the band. The record will be the band's first studio album to feature current bassist Robert Trujillo as well as the group's first to be produced by Rick Rubin.[2] It has been described as more progressive and, at times, melodic, featuring a number of guitar solos, and has been called the "missing link" between 1988's ...And Justice for All and 1991's Metallica.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

2008 - Duma Key - Stephen King - audiobook !!

It would be impossible to convey the wonder and the horror of Stephen King's latest novel in just a few words. Suffice it to say that Duma Key, the story of Edgar Freemantle and his recovery from the terrible nightmare-inducing accident that stole his arm and ended his marriage, is Stephen King's most brilliant novel to date (outside of the Dark Tower novels, in which case each is arguably his best work). Duma Key is as rich and rewarding as Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (yes, that Shawshank Redemption), and as truly scary as anything King has written (and that's saying a lot). Readers who have "always wanted to try Stephen King" but never known where to start should try a few pages of Duma Key--the frankness with which Edgar reveals his desperate, sputtering rages and thoughts of suicide is King at the top of his game. And that's just the first thirty pages...

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