Louise December 12th, 2013
Six years ago, Leona Lewis was a big name. She had recently won the U.K. television series The X Factor and was breaking download records for her cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This.” Next, she gained recognition for an original track, “Bleeding Love,” which reached number one in more than 30 countries, including the U.S. It ended up being the best-selling single of 2008. “Bleeding Love” was on her debut album, Spirit, which sold more than eight million copies. Leona is known for her powerful voice that covers a broad range of four octaves. She is a
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J Frazzetta December 9th, 2013 | Featured Artist
The volcano on the cover of this self-titled album should give you an idea that you are in for an eruption in your ears. Don’t worry, Avid Reader, no one is pouring lava into your brain, but the barrage of sound is an avalanche on your senses. Considering the members of this band came from several different hardcore, doom metal, punk or noise bands, it is very interesting to hear all of those influences merge into a new sound.
- One Direction: Midnight Memories
- Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2
- Garth Brooks:Blame It All On My Roots
- The Robertsons:Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas
- Katy Perry: Prism
- Kelly Clarkson: Wrapped In Red
- Lady Gaga: Artpop
- Luke Bryan: Crash My Party
- Miley Cyrus: Bangerz
- Various Artists: Now 48
Jason Lightner December 11th, 2013 | Album Review
The Civil Wars are back, for the second time this year after putting out their sophomore self-titled album this past August. This time around, Joy Williams and John Paul White are taking the gloves off and demonstrating their acoustic acumen. Taking a page out of Poison & Wine's book, the new extended play, entitled Bare Bones, is a stripped-down, soft tissue compilation of emotionally-charged acoustic folk that is sure to please newcomers and fans alike.
Featuring six acoustic renditions of songs from their August album, The Civil Wars, Bare Bones takes a step back, dusts itself off, and
J Frazzetta December 6th, 2013 | Album Review
When it comes to newer trends in music, I do my best to stay current in case I find myself talking to a bunch of 20-year-old kids that think I’m some kind of dinosaur. They might still think I’m a dinosaur at the tender age of 30, but I do have some kind of an idea about EDM, dubstep stuff. Granted I do own albums by the more popular artists: Deadmau5, Skrillex and David Guetta, but they help break the ice if I ever decide to delve further down. Having that basic knowledge seemed to help me a bit