CD Review: Whitechapel “Our Endless War”

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The newest album from Whitechapel is everything you have come to love about the band while taking it a step further.

CD Review: Saliva “Rise Up”

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“Rise Up” marks the true revival of Saliva, presenting the band doing what they do best true, gritty, heavy rock n roll

CD Review: Jonny Two Bags “Salvation Town”

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Though very different from the hard and fast punk music Johnny is normally associated with, “Salvation Town” does a great job showcasing a completely different side of Johnny’s musical style

CD Review: Steel Panther “All You Can Eat”

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“All You Can Eat” is certainly a stepping stone for the band musically however I feel they still have yet to capture the power and appeal of their over the top live performances.

CD Review: The Pretty Reckless “Going to Hell”

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Throw any preconceived notions about actress/lead vocalist Taylor Momsen out the window as the latest from The Pretty Reckless is a mixture of styles ranging from full on heavy metal to pop tinged dance tracks…

CD Review: Black Label Society “Catacombs of the Black Vatican”

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Wylde and his crew of hooligans are by no means reinventing the wheel with the songs found on “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” however they are revisiting their deep seated roots while expanding musically

CD Review “Ronnie James Dio- This is Your Life” Various Artists

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The album includes contributions by such metal heavyweights as Metallica, Motörhead and Anthrax, as well as appearances by many of the musicians who performed with Dio over the years.

CD Review “Disney Junior: DJ Shuffle”

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“DJ Shuffle” is a really fantastic collection of classic and (most importantly) NEW songs that have never been released before on an album

CD Review: “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Original Game Soundtrack”

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A must listen for any “Castlevania” fan

CD Review: Babymetal “Babymetal”

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It’s heavy and catchy with whatever style it’s blending. It feels like you’re about to watch a violent, cheery anime.

CD Review: “Knight of Badassdom: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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This album is dripping with amazing talent. It is also quickly becoming one of my favorite albums to listen to.

CD Review: Monty Pittman “The Power of Three”

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Double bass filled breakdowns, ripping solos and crushing rhythms made this album a great listen.

CD Review: Chiodos “Devil”

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Though “Devil” lacked cohesiveness and is a bit schizophrenic in its approach each song is carefully crafted to give the listener the best experience possible.

CD Review “The Zero Theorem: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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This is already one my favorite scores of 2014.

CD Review “Sofia the First: Songs From Enchancia”

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My daughter has had it on loop since we received it and I have a feeling we are going to burn it out quickly!

CD Review: Tom Keifer “The Way Life Goes”

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Tracks like “It’s Not Enough” and “Cold Day in Hell” do a great job setting the tone of the album as they snake back and forth with driving, upbeat instrumentation which captures and holds the listeners attention.

CD Review: Red Dragon Cartel “Red Dragon Cartel”

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Though I found portions of the album sounding a bit dated there was nothing on the album that made me want to stop listening.

CD Review: Reverend Horton Heat “REV”

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As the album progresses you hear everything from classic rockabilly to country and all stops in between.

CD Review: Mathew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs “Under the Covers Vol. 3″

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…each track is given a fresh spin featuring bubbling pop type arrangements making the album one of those that you can throw on and kick back to while looking through your old year book

CD Review: Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Black Beehive”

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Filled with classic blues based instrumentation that blends several other genres such as country, rock and folk music “Black Beehive” is a melting pot of styles and sounds which will appeal to a variety of listeners both young and old

CD Review: Against Me! “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”

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Tracks like “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” and “True Trans Soul Rebel” contain the bands signature punk driven sound while the lyrics give us a glimpse inside the tumultuous thoughts of Laura Jane pre-transformation.

CD Review: Lamb of God “As the Palaces Burn: 10th Anniversary Edition”

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Hardcore Lamb of God fans will certainly want to check this out merely for the bonus DVD content however if you have the original version and are content with that then I would say this new release is a necessity.

CD Review: A Day To Remember “Common Courtesy”

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The latest from A Day To Remember is more than just another album. “Common Courtesy” is a testament to the DIY attitude which has been present since the early days of Rock and Roll and only further proves that you don’t need a big label to make a great sounding record.

CD Review: Stryper “No More Hell to Pay”

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Dust off those bibles and stretch out that black and yellow spandex because the boys in Stryper are back with a brand new album titled “No More Hell to Pay”.

CD Review: Five Finger Death Punch “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2″

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If you already have “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1” then “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2” is a no brainer.

CD Review “Thriller: A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson”

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“Thriller: A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson” features 13 reworked versions of some of Jackson’s most memorable songs heard as they never have been heard before.

CD Review: Saxon “Unplugged and Strung Up”

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Lush instrumentation and arrangements are what you will find on “Unplugged and Strung Up” the latest release from the legendary metal group Saxon

CD/DVD Review: Devin Townsend “Retinal Circus”

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Jam packed with impressive visuals and sound “Retinal Circus” delivers on all levels.

CD Review “Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – A Klok Opera”

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If you were already a fan of the television show or only caught the recent “Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera” one hour special the accompanying soundtrack is a must.

CD Review: Tech N9ne “Something Else”

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A massive and brilliant collection of songs that show a maturation in the styles and messages delivered by the artist.

CD Review: Motorhead “Aftershock”

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From the word go “Aftershock” hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until well after the finish line

CD Review: Emerson Lake & Palmer “Live In Montreal, 1977”

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Emerson Lake & Palmer’s “Live in Montreal, 1977 is cluttered mix of crowd noise and over instrumentation

CD Review: Korn “The Paradigm Shift”

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I listened to the album about 10 times over before writing this and I just wasn’t blown away. I liked it but it didn’t really stand out to me

CD Review: Alter Bridge “Fortress”

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Hardcore Alter Bridge fans will certainly want to pick this release up as will any true fan of hard rock music.

CD Review: Panic! at the Disco “Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die”

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“Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die” still doesn’t top the band’s 2005 album either but I feel that it comes the closest since and has been a blast to listen to.

CD Review: Satyricon “Satyricon”

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A haunting piece of work that blends Black Sabbath type guitar lines, bombastic double bass beats and Nordic themed vocal lines

CD Review: Leslie West “Still Climbing”

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Fans of Leslies work will certainly want to pick up “Still Climbing” as part of their collection however the album is more than just for West’s devoted fans…

CD Review: “Gravity” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Already one of my favorite scores of the year, no question.

CD Review “Insidious: Chapter 2″ Music by Joseph Bishara

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Despite whether or not you liked the film, I would still recommend this CD because it really delivers what a horror score should sound like!

Blu-ray/CD Review: Black Label Society “Unblackened”

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The two disc CD/one disc Blu-Ray album showcases the bands reworking of some of Black Label Society’s most iconic tracks in a way they have never been performed before.

CD Review: GWAR “Battle Maximus”

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All the performances on “Battle Maximus” are well crafted and executed flawlessly.

CD Review: Hank3 “Brothers of the 4X4″

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“Brothers of the 4×4” is a down home traditional country album packed full of banjo’s, acoustic guitar, slide guitar and Hank3’s signature voice

CD Review: Hank3 “A Fiendish Threat”

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“A Fiendish Threat” is an interesting take on punk rock.

CD Review: Revocation “Revocation”

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Probably the bands most ambitious release yet “Revocation” fires on all cylinders and delivers nothing but death metal goodness over the course of the albums 10 tracks.

CD Review: Nekrogoblikon “Power”

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The band blends everything from dub beats and synth tracks to polka like rhythms mixed with brutal death metal riffs.

CD Review: Nine Inch Nails “Hesitation Marks”

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“Hesitation Marks” is easily the band’s best album in the last decade, no question

CD Review: Jimmy Buffett “Songs From St. Somewhere”

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This is some of his best work to date and really delivers for his fans

CD/DVD Review “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Deluxe Edition)”

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“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is a mix of dialogue tracks, written by King with music by some amazing musicians including Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Bingam, Kristofferson and Rosanne Cash.

CD Review: Newsted “Heavy Metal Music”

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This definitely added to the appeal of this release being that it was being put out in such close proximity to the subsequent EP.

CD Review: Five Finger Death Punch “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell – Volume 1″

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Solid from start to finish “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1” delivers.

CD Review: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals “Walk Through the Exits”

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I was left extremely confused and a bit disappointed. Every song seemed to lack direction and structure leaving nothing but a chaotic mess of noise.

CD Review “The Conjuring: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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This score is terrifying and guaranteed to make you jump! A must for any horror fan!

CD Review: Otis Redding “The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection”

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I was blow away by the overall mix of the tracks

CD Review: “Pacific Rim: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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Easily one of my favorite scores of the year!

CD Review: Queensrÿche “Queensrÿche”

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“Queensrÿche” is an amazing return to form that (gasp!) actually sounds like a Queensrÿche album

CD Review: Jimmy Eat World “Damage”

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It doesn’t have the pop and energy of “Bleed American”, but it packs some good songs and certainly grows on you over time.

CD Review: Queens of the Stone Age “…Like Clockwork”

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Each track is epic and very kick-ass, with each one out doing the next.

CD/DVD Review “Richard Pryor: No Pryor Restraint – Life In Concert”

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Easily one of the best compilation sets ever decided to this great comedian.

CD Review “Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Limited Deluxe Edition”

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When I hear a score and it literally gives me chills when listening to it, that is how I know that I am in love with it.

CD Reveiw: Doyle “Abominator”

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From start to finish “Abominator” is pedal to the metal energy!

CD Review: HIM “Tears on Tape”

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Both long time listeners and more casual fans of the band will easily be able to pick this album up and find something if not everything to like

CD Review: Face to Face “Three Chords and Half a Truth”

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From casual listener to fanatical fan “Three Chords and Half a Truth” has a little something for everyone.

CD Review “Evil Dead: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Deluxe Extended Edition”

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I am not embarrassed that this score made my ass jump off my chair when I was listening

CD Review: Volbeat “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies”

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Don’t get me wrong “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies” is not a bad album per say. However it caught me a little off guard as I was not expecting such a fluffy, pop laced album.

CD Review “Mark Twain: Words & Music”

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Voices on this project include Jimmy Buffett (as Huck Finn), Garrison Keillor (as the narrator), Clint Eastwood (as Mark Twain) and Angela Lovell (as Susy Clemens).

CD Review: Michael Bublé “To Be Loved”

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If you are a fan of Bublé, you will not be disappointed at all

CD Review: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas & Mark Stone “The Runaway Bunny, The Story of Babar and Goodnight Moon”

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I can see this CD being a must-listen with my daughter as she grows up.

CD Review: Alan Cumming “The Head that Wears a Crown”

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Allan Cumming delivers Shakespeare’s words so flawlessly and with such force that he knocks it out of the park track after track.

CD Review: Newsted “Metal” EP

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All four tracks featured on “Metal” are blistering rock tunes over flowing with Motorhead like grit

CD Review: Skid Row “United World Rebellion- Chapter One” EP

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Though the band may look a little different these days their style and attitude remains the same.

CD Review: Terror “Live By The Code”

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Honest and in your face Terror pulls no punches with their latest release.

CD Review: Sevendust “Black Out The Sun”

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A much darker sounding and heavier hitting album than we have heard from Sevendust in the past.

CD Review: Oleander “Something Beautiful”

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Each of the 11 tracks on “Something Beautiful” seems to be on the verge of being a hit.

CD Review: Brad Paisley “Wheelhouse”

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I can’t believe I am about to say this but I really hated this album

CD Review: A Sound of Thunder “Time’s Arrow”

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Holy shit! Those are the first words that came through my head when listening to this album.

CD Review “Jurassic Park: 20th Anniversary” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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John Williams’ score for “Jurassic Park” was always one of my all-time favorite score…and now it sounds ever better than it ever has.

CD Review: Blake Shelton “Based on a True Story…”

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He should start getting ready to clean up the Grammy awards with this new album for sure!

CD Review: Rob Zombie “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”

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Though the title “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is quite a mouth full the album continues the long tradition of Zombie albums that date back to the late 80’s

CD Review: Buckcherry “Confessions”

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Progression and change can be good as long as it doesn’t alienate your core fans at the same time and sadly I have a feeling “Confessions” may leave a few people disappointed.

CD Review: The Tossers “The Emerald City”

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This will be the bands first studio album in 4 years and is packed with 14 upbeat numbers that will have you up on your feet in no time

CD Review: Bullet For My Valentine “Temper Temper”

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This album is the band’s best attempt to date!

CD Review: Black Veil Brides “Wretched and Divine- The Story of the Wild Ones”

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Maybe be too much of a departure from the sound that brought the band in to the mainstream it shouldn’t be totally discredited

CD Review: Hatebreed “The Divinity of Purpose”

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“The Divinity of Purpose” features 12 all new tracks that are bubbling over with brutality.

CD Review: Anthrax “Anthems” EP

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I was quite pleased with what I heard on “Anthems”

CD Review: Dropkick Murphys “Signed and Sealed in Blood”

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“Signed and Sealed in Blood” may be a bit too much of a departure from the bands punk rock roots for some listeners however; it’s great to watch a band like Dropkick Murphys progress with the ever changing musical climate.

CD Review: A Sound of Thunder “Queen of Hell EP”

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If you are a metal fan, there is no way in hell that this album won’t get you rocking out! Get those devil horns because you are going to need them!

CD Review “Les Misérables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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The best part of this entire soundtrack is Russell Crowe

CD Review: Hollywood Undead “Notes from the Underground”

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Hollywood Undead “Notes from the Underground” A&M Records/Octone Producers: Griffin Boice, Danny Lohner, S*A*M, Sluggo Tracks: 11 Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars The masked rock/rap group known as Hollywood Undead is back with their latest offering titled “Notes From The Underground”. The album is the follow up to the groups 2011 release “American […]

CD Review “TRON: Uprising” (Music from and Inspired by the Series)

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Composer: Joseph Trapanese Release Date: January 8, 2013 Label: Walt Disney Records Total Length: 1:15:42 Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars If you are looking expecting Daft Punk’s score from “TRON: Legacy”, you might be disappointed, but this is the closest thing to it.  The composer for “TRON: Uprising” is Joseph Trapanese, who worked with […]

CD Review “Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained” – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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“Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained” Various Artists Release Date: December 18, 2012 Tracks: 23 Label: Universal Republic Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars I have been a Quentin Tarantino fan film since day one.  His films also come with the most interesting music and his soundtracks never let down.  “Django Unchained” is definitely no different. It […]

CD Review “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Special Edition)

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Composer: Howard Shore: Original Release Date: December 11, 2012 Number of Discs: 2 Format: Special Edition Label: WaterTower Music Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars If you are a fan of “The Lord of the Rings” scores, then I am sure that you do not even need my thoughts for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. […]

CD Review: Ernest James Zydeco “3 Steps From La La”

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Ernest James Zydeco 3 Steps From La La Jam Rat Records 11 tracks Running Time 44 Minutes Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars Ernest James Zydeco’s 3rd Album “3 Steps From La La” is a rhythm heavy upbeat album that hits on all tracks with its Big Easy Cajun roots music. Ernest James Zydeco […]

CD Review: James Taylor “James Taylor At Christmas (Extra Tracks)”

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James Taylor “James Taylor At Christmas” Label: Universal Music Enterprises Tracks: 14 Release Date: October 30, 2012 Running Time: 50 minutes Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars “James Taylor At Christmas” was released back in 2006 and it is being released this year with two new tracks.  The first track is Taylor’s French rendition […]

CD Review: John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John “This Christmas”

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John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John “This Christmas” Label: Universal Music Enterprises Tracks: 13 Release Date: November 13, 2012 Running Time: 44 minutes Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John are back.  It has been 35 years since their last duet “You’re The One That I Want” in “Grease”. The track in […]

CD Review “Skyfall: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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Author: Thomas Newman Release Date: October 22, 2012 Label: Sony Classical Tracks: 30 Running Time: 77 minutes Our Score: 2 out of 5 stars 2012 brings us the 50th anniversary of 007 James Bond.  When it comes to James Bond, the music have always been so important.  The theme songs are always memorable and epic. But […]

CD Review “Lincoln: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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Composer: John Williams Release Date: November 6, 2012 Label: Sony Classical Tracks: 17 Running Time: 55 minutes Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars “Lincoln” is composed and conducted by the legendary John Williams, also long time collaborator with Steven Spielberg. I feel that the album really captures the essence of the movie. It is […]

CD Review: MxPx “Plans Within Plans”

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MxPx “Plans Within Plans” Rock City Records Tracks: 13 Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Plans Within Plans” is the 9th studio album by the pop punk band MxPx. The album is the follow up release to the bands 2007 release “Secret Weapon”. The album features 13 new tracks and is the band’s debut […]

CD Review “Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

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Composer(s): Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil Release Date: November 6, 2012 Label: Water Tower Music Tracks: 23 Running Time: 78 minutes Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars I have been following this film since day 1 of its production. I had a buddy of mine that worked on the film, so I have […]

CD Review: Dethklok “The Dethlabum III”

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Dethklok “The Dethlabum III” Label: Williams Street Producer: Brendon Small, Ulrich Wild Release Date: October 16, 2012 Tracks: 12 Running Time: 51 minutes Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars If you are a fan of Adult Swim’s animated series “Metalocalypse”, then like myself, you should be eagerly anticipating this album. “Dethalbum II” was released […]

CD Review: Blake Shelton “Cheers, it’s Christmas”

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Blake Shelton “Cheers, it’s Christmas” Release Date: October 2, 2012 Label: Warner Bros. Running Time: 42 minutes Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars In my early years, I would never be caught dead listening to country music.  In the last five years or so though, I have changed that tune quite a bit. Blake […]