Tom Waits - Bad as Me Review

Really wonderful album. As so many albums this year, it's a grower (although it's a pretty impressive shower, too!) Don't let the fact that it is sonically similar to Waits' past albums dismay you. These songs are very deep, and reward looking underneath the satisfying surface. My favorites are "Hell Broke Luce" and "Pay Me", as good of a Bastard and Bawler as Waits has ever written. 10/10

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Singer/Songwriter Year: 2011

Common - The Dreamer/The Believer Review

I like Common, and I have for a long time, that's why this cd was just "ok" for me. I like his flow, the beats are fine, but there's something missing for me. I think my expectations for his are so high, a conventional album just won't cut it from him anymore. It's very similar to Finding Forever for me. I did not like Universal Mind Control, but liked the idea of stepping outside of his box and trying something new. 5/10

Genre(s): Rap, Pop/Rock, Alternative Rap, Midwest Rap  Year: 2011

Anthony Hamilton - Back to Love 2011 Review

I got into Anthony Hamilton with "Ain't Nobody Worryin'," which has made it difficult for follow ups, plus "Comin' From Where I'm From" to live up, but this is an excellent new set. Stronger than "The Point of It All" this record is loaded with medium to strong hooks draped in beautiful harmonies and textures with heartfelt lyrics delivered sincerely and soulfully. Lovin' it. I recommend the Deluxe version; the four additional tracks are as strong as the strongest material on the normal version. 8/10

Genre(s): Rap, R&B, Adult Contemporary R&B

Atlas Sound - Parallax Review

The new album of the Deerhunter front-man, Bradford Cox, known as Atlas Sound, differs from the music of his Rock band. As he describes it, this album is more lonely (you can especially see this in the track "Terra Incognita"), no load guitars are with him or drums setting the rhythm (but you will find a delicate percussion). However this is not a sad album: tracks such as "Mona Lisa" and "Te Amo" (which means "I love you" in Spanish) cheer up the atmosphere of this brilliant record. His voice is in most of the song the prominent sound, and really nice arrangements join him. "Parallax" turns out to be a record to relax and take your mind away for some minutes. 9/10

Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Apparat - The Devil's Walk Review

A really sad and emotional affair. Moments of engrossing instrumentation, but not quite enough to displace the droning and uninteresting sounds when it's off. 7/10

Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance

The Best Dressed Celebrities Of 2011

This year, we’ve encountered too many trendsetters and style icons to choose a favorite, so we’ve compiled a list of who we think are the best dressed celebrities of 2011:

Rihanna: The Wild Flower – Rihanna has been known to make the most extreme changes in her appearance, from her cropped bob to her long ruby red hair, and she has pulled it off gracefully. She helped set amazing trends like color blocking and showing off her petite waist. She has taught a lot of women to be daring, sexy and have fun with dressing yourself.

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The Black Keys - El Camino Review

Gone are any and all killer guitar riffs which have always been the backbone of their music. instead we get an overproduced pop album of songs that with the changing of a few lyrics could pass for a katy perry record.

Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist Review

Five Finger Death Punch had a big mountain to climb after their last album. How do you improve on such a record? Easy. Heavier music, deeper lyrics, and ruthless aggression. This album is their best work yet. The title track, "American Capitalist" has the energy of a freight train going 900 miles an hour. The first single is the second track, "Under and Over It." is that head smashing jam that really has some meaning in it.

"The Pride" is the next track, and it is something new for FFDP. This is a list song. This really gives the album that "capitalist" feeling, because it list some of the most American things we have. "Coming Down" is one of those medium songs that FFDP has used before (See "The Bleeding"). "Menace" has that "White Knuckles" vibe to it, and still is very unique. "Generation Dead" kicks off with a bass line that will blow you away, as simple as it is, and will get you in a fighting mood. "Back For More" is a tune that just gets you up on your feet and pumps you up. I can see this song being played in NFL stadiums everywhere. "Remember Everything" is that slow song in the vein of "Far From Home." The lyrics are so deep and personal, you wonder what Ivan went through to write this. This is actually one of the stand-out songs, and looks to be a hit single for the band.

"Wicked Ways" is that "Meet The Monster" song that singles out celebrities for their...well, wicked ways. "If I Fall" is a song that just plain will whack you upside your head and give you that "going down swinging" mentality. The last song on the album is the one that will knock you on your ass and beat you senseless. "100 Ways To Hate" is their heaviest song on the album. It may be even heavier than "Ashes" and "War Is The Answer." There is so much anger and hate behind this song, and you will feel it. This is their best album yet, and you need to listen to it, even if you hate FFDP.

A Very She & Him Christmas - She & Him

"A Very She and Him Christmas" contains a timeless collection of Christmas classics that may add a bit of holiday cheer to one's listening pleasure. Indeed, the set of songs are perennial favorites that have been played and sung for decades by a countless number of performers. However, this is She and Him and any cover or rendition that they perform has a quality of their own but with subtle influences that are heard throughout their music that blend an uncanny resemblance to legendary artists of the past five decades, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and everything in between before that. With Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward as the creative duo that comprises She and Him, these holiday classics come to life once again.

All of the songs on the record are memorable and resonate a nostalgic flare. One never grows tired of hearing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" or "Rocking' Around the Christmas Tree." And with the mention of the Beach Boys, listeners will find "Christmas Day" and "Little Saint Nick" a delight to hear.

It is always a pleasure to see a new generation of musical artists continuing to perform these holiday melodies especially during this day and age. And with the convenience of digital recordings that are released, it is always nice to know that vinyl and CD formats are still available. With the release of "A Very She and Him Christmas" one of the treats of having this CD is that it comes with a few extras that usually does not come with a digital download, brief liner notes that come in the form of a red envelope that looks like a Christmas card.

Rihanna - Talk That Talk Reviews

Based on 6 critics - Overal Score:  63/ 100

Enough with the chains and whips already. Ever since 2009's Rated R, the relentlessly dark, blood-on-your-hands record she released after being assaulted by her then boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna, 23, has equated falling for someone with feeling tortured. On last year's LOUD, she even tried to make pain seem empowering with the hard-pounding single ''S&M.'' But between ''Love the Way You Lie,'' a domestic-violence saga played out with Eminem, and ''Man Down,'' a ragga-tinged murder ballad, she just sounded like she needed a hug. 80/100 Read Full Review,,20545856,00.html

Chris Cornell - Songbook Reviews

Based on 2 critics - Overal Score:  80/ 100

The fact that there is no cover of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' is a surprise as this was always covered at Audioslave shows by a solo Cornell, but the collection here is more than enough to show Chris' amazing vocal talent stripped bare. A must for anyone who has or even hasn't heard of him. 90/100
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Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park Reviews

Based on 5 critics - Overal Score:  57/ 100

It was cool when Miller was wearing snap-backs and sampling Nas, or shouting out Wu-Tang, or rapping over Lord Finesse beats – it sounded good. But Blue Slide Park seems to ditch this approach, while still wearing a snap-back. So now, by some, Mac Miller will likely be labeled by some as a young hipster who is doing Hip-Hop culture wrong. Actually, he’s a real fan of Hip-Hop with under-developed rhymes and mainstream-production problems. Bummer. 65/100 Read Full Review

The Puppini Sisters - Hollywood Reviews

Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  70/ 100

Described as "the Andrews Sisters on acid," Anglo-Italian vocal trio the Puppini Sisters' sound and style are so steeped in the golden era of the silver screen that it's surprising it's taken this long for the concept of their fourth album, Hollywood, to materialize. 70/100
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Next On Top: Kayla Dane

Up-and-comer Kayla Dane, formerly of the female R&B group ‘Bella’, has worked with the likes of Rick Ross, T.I., Yo Gotti, Rodney Jerkins, Raphael Saadiq, Polow Da Don, Andre Harrell and Pharrell Williams. Currently preparing her presently untitled debut album for a 2012 release, Kayla is poised to leave her mark in the industry with her distinctive voice and uptempo tracks like her latest single, the DJ Don Cannon produced, “Fun In the World.” CherryOnTop recently sat down with the singer/songwriter for an exclusive interview on her image, style and musical influences.

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Selena Gomez Standing By Justin Bieber Amidst Paternity Accusations

Despite rumors of a breakup, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still holding strong in the wake of a paternity suit filed by a California woman against the “Baby” singer. Along with a denial that the couple had split from Selena’s rep, the two arrived together at the MTV Voices Dinner in Belfast on Saturday holding hands and looking very much in love.

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All Access: Goapele (Video)

Goapele, whose name means “to move forward” in the South African language of Setswana, has done just that since her 2001 self-released debut album, Closer. In the last 3 to 4 years, the Oakland, California native has become a mother, cut off her signature dreads and truly come into her own as a woman. Currently promoting her latest effort, Break of Dawn, CherryOnTop got a chance to sit down with Goapele during her recent stop in NYC for a show at the legendary B.B. King’s to talk about showing off her sexy side, the pressure to get scantily clad and overly sexual like some of her contemporaries, Rihanna and her possible role in the upcoming Sparkle remake.

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Class Actress - Rapprocher Reviews

Based on 7 critics - Overal Score:  71/ 100

Critic Rating

AllMusic The most impressive thing on Class Actress' debut full-length album Rapprocher is the voice of Elizabeth Harper. Her rich, powerful, not to mention thoroughly enchanting vocals give the retro-synth pop sound a strength and impact that eludes most bands who chart a similar musical course.

Sputnikmusic Whatever the balance, it most definitely works. The track-list is consistent, the melodies catchy and layered, and the vocals lush and textured. Harper’s voice is silky and poised, adding a wash of warmth to the chilling robo-beats with her memorable and anthemic lines. 

Nada Surf Set to Release New Record, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, January 24, 2012

Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of the new Nada Surf record, The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy, on January 24, 2012. NPR debuted the first track, "When I Was Young," yesterday. Fans can now grab, share and re-post the free download from NPR HERE. Stars is Nada Surf's seventh record, and fourth for Seattle indie Barsuk, following the successful and critically lauded Let Go (2003), The Weight is a Gift (2005), Lucky (2007) and their self-released covers record if i had a hifi (2010). This is their first album of new material in four years. The band will perform a day-of-release show at New York City's Bowery Ballroom.

Nada Surf's lineup for 15 years has been and still is Matthew Caws (vocals, guitar), Daniel Lorca (bass) and Ira Elliot (drums), though this time, as on if i had a hifi and the tour that followed, they invited guitarist Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Death of Samantha) to join in the proceedings. Chris Shaw (Wilco, Brendan Benson, Elvis Perkins in Dearland and Super Furry Animals) was brought in to produce and record, having worked with the band before when he mixed their hit song, "Always Love."

Behind The Scenes: June Ambrose Talks VH1 Show And Rappers Wearing Women's Clothing (Video)

CherryOnTop recently got an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of one of the episodes of June Ambrose’s upcoming VH1 reality series. While on set, we also got a chance to chop it up with the über-fashionable celebrity stylist about the show, Jaleel White (who she styled for the episode) shedding his Steve Urkel past, and male rappers wearing women’s clothing.

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Nicki Minaj Launching OPI Nail Polish Line

Would you like to have Nicki Minaj at your fingertips? Well now you can! The rap superstar has teamed up with nail giant, OPI, to bring us all that shimmers and glitters. The nail collection will feature six lacquers inspired by chart toppers from her multi-platinum album, Pink Friday. A few colors in the collection include “Save Me”, a confetti-like dark metallic, “Did It On ‘Em”, a super bright neon green, and “Pink Friday,” an iridescent lavender pink.

On The Scene: BET's "Black Girls Rock! 2011"

Saturday night at the historic Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY, CherryOnTop was on the scene as BET honored exceptional women of color during the taping of “Black Girls Rock! 2011.” Hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, this year’s honorees include legendary activist Angela Davis, iconic Gospel artist and pastor, Shirley Caesar, Academy Award nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson, actress Tatyana Ali, WNBA President Laurel J. Richie and The Rebecca Project for Human Rights, co-founders Imani Walker and Malika Saada Saa.

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Thousands Attend Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

Reportedly, the claws are out on the set of Thousands Attend Michael Jackson Tribute ConcertThousands of Michael Jackson fans danced along to some of his biggest hits on Saturday during a tribute concert the surviving Jackson brothers hoped would shine a light on his musical legacy rather than the controversy surrounding his death.

During the concert, the King of Pop’s three children took to the stage very briefly to speak to the crowd and dance along to their dad’s 1979 hit, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” alongside of other members of the Jackson clan.

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Are Cameron Diaz And Jennifer Lopez Feuding On The Set Of Their New Movie?

Reportedly, the claws are out on the set of Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez's new movie, What To Expect When You're Expecting. Allegedly, things have gotten so bad, that the two "can't stand each other."

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P.O.D. (Payable On Death) Signs New Multi-Album Artist Deal With Razor & Tie

Razor & Tie is thrilled to announce the addition of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum American Christian metal band P.O.D. (Payable on Death) to its label roster. P.O.D. joins Razor & Tie for an exclusive, multi-album, worldwide deal.

The new, yet-to-be titled album will see the band reunited with long-time Producer Howard Benson who also produced the band’s massive Satellite album alongside major hit albums for 3 Doors Down, Kelly Clarkson, Theory Of A Deadman, Daughtry, All American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance. The new P.O.D. studio album is expected for release in spring of 2012.

“We are really excited to be starting a new chapter of our career with Razor & Tie. We just can’t wait to put out the new album and show everyone what we’ve worked so hard on,” adds P.O.D vocalist Sonny Sandoval.

“P.O.D. is a relevant, legendary, iconic band and we are very excited that they have decided to work with us,” commented Razor & Tie Co-Owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam. “We have made a real commitment to releasing quality music from the best rock bands and signing P.O.D. is a serious statement about how serious and passionate we are.”

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in 1992 has logged a remarkable array of achievements, including worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, a series of chart topping radio hits, and an unprecedented four #1 MTV videos. With a 15-year career under their belts, P.O.D has released seven studio albums, received three Grammy Award nominations, contributed to numerous motion picture soundtracks, and toured the world over many times. With their third studio album, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, they achieved their initial mainstream success - the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2000. Their following studio album, Satellite, continued the band's success with the hit singles, "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation," pushing it to go triple platinum. The band has contributed to countless film soundtracks including: Little Nicky, Lara Croft – Tomb Raider, A Man Apart, Any Given Sunday, Blue Crush, Biker Boyz to name a few. P.O.D. has sold-out international concert tours and supported the likes of Green Day, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Kid Rock, and Cypress Hill. The band's line-up consists of vocalist Sonny Sandoval, drummer Wuv Bernardo, guitarist Marcos Curiel, and bassist Traa Daniels. P.O.D is managed by Jordan Feldstein and Rich Egan of CAM8 and represented for touring by Ron Opaleski and Brian Ahern of WME Entertainment.

P.O.D. is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie’s expanding rock roster that includes such artists as All That Remains, Saves The Day, Hit The Lights, For Today, Such Gold, Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin, Attila, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

Howie D (Backstreet Boys) - New Album, Song & More!!

As one-fourth of The Backstreet Boys, Howie D [Howie Dorough] helped build one of the most formidable legacies in pop culture history. With the release of Back To Me, the debut solo album from this talented performer, listeners will hear Howie infuse his sultry and soulful vocals through a myriad of styles to create a stimulating collection of songs that will add to his personal legacy.

Due to the overwhelming demand by fans, Howie is now streaming the infectious new single Lie To Me on Entertainment Weekly. Listen here:

Highlighted by MTV, AOL Music, Artist Direct and more for it's vibrant R&B style, fans can watch the official video for first single "100" here (approved to embed):

Exclusive remixes of "100" can be found on iTunes:

Pop Crush has officially launched the "100 Reasons I Love Howie D" contest. The fan with the best video submission and reason why they love Howie, will win an exclusive Skype session with the singer along with a premium deluxe package of Back To Me bundled with merchandise and a lot more! Read about it here:

Back To Me is now available for pre-order on In addition to the captivating new album, fans can purchase special bundle packages that include an exclusive online concert, limited edition autographed photo books, t-shirts, lithographs and much more. Visit for more info.

The Dreaming Featuring Members of Stabbing Westward, Murderdolls & Living Dead Lights, Premiere New Song Puppet Online

Los Angeles based The Dreaming, which features members of Stabbing Westward, Murderdolls & Living Dead Lights in their ranks, have premiered the title track “Puppet” from their new album online at
The Dreaming’s new album Puppet is set for release on November 1st, 2011 through Epochal Artists Records/EMI.

"Universally 'Puppet' is about losing yourself in another person and allowing them to change you against your will into someone you don't even recognize anymore. It's about finding the strength to stand up and fight and take your life back. 'Puppet' is exorcising those demons for me and taking myself back," commented The Dreaming vocalist Christopher Hall. "Well first of all I think fans will be pleasantly surprised at how much 'Puppet' echoes back to the darker more electronic sounds of Stabbing Westward. It's darkly melodic and uncomfortably personal at times. I went for an epic soundtrack experience throughout the whole album so the listener feels like they are a part of the music. I want them to feel like these are their songs; their feelings, their pain."

Formed in 2005 by frontman Christopher Hall, the voice behind platinum rock outfit Stabbing Westward, The Dreaming assembles and all-star roster of musicians including Johnny Haro on drums (ex-Econoline Crush, Stabbing Westward), guitarist Eric Griffin (ex-Murderdolls/Wednesday 13), and bassist Martin Kelly (Living Dead Lights). Since their inception, The Dreaming have become road warriors relentlessly touring with the likes of Ill Nino, Godhead, RA, Trust Company, Flaw, Julien-K, Powerman 5000 and Wednesday 13.


Melding the best of pop and rock into skillfully crafted songs, Ben Rector's new album SOMETHING LIKE THIS, has been catching the attention of kids across the country with its infectious melodies, lively rhythms and blue-eyed piano-and-guitar soul. Self-released on September 13th, SOMETHING LIKE THIS, was iTunes #1 Singer Songwriter album 5 minutes after its official release, ultimately debuting at #41 on the Billboard Top 200. In support of SOMETHING LIKE THIS, Ben is currently on a five week North American tour that has already included sold out shows in Boston, Washington DC and Atlanta. Dates below.

Building his fan-base the old fashioned way - great songs and steady touring - this Nashville based artist has won over a legion of fans without the help from a label. Instead Ben has relied on his songwriting - a talent that made him the youngest winner of the John Lennon Songwriting contest - and a DIY effort to reach fans using social networks. Both have built Ben an incredible following, one that continually keeps his songs and albums on the top of the charts. Ben's last record INTO THE MORNING debuted at #5 on the iTunes pop chart, #10 on the overall chart, and #11 on Billboard's Heatseekers.

Check out the exuberant new song Let The Good Times Roll here: (approved to embed):

Along with early praise from ABC Music Lounge, Billboard, iTunes and others, Amazon will spotlight Ben in their "Artist On The Rise" program this October and November.


Kanye West Debuts Womenswear Collection In Paris

It’s finally here ladies! Kanye West debuted his much anticipated women’s wear ‘Dw’ line in Paris yesterday, and it was flawless! In true Kanye form, the deets of his spring 2012 collection was kept under wraps up until one day before the show. Judging by the looks that were paraded down the runway, his internship at Fendi and his stint as a designer for Louis Vuitton has paid off tremendously. After months of hard work and plenty of time, West unveiled his edgy, stylish yet very sophicated collection.

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Are Rappers Getting Too Girly?

The Associated Press is declaring a new trend has hit the hip-hop scene: men wearing clothing intended for women. The article name checks rappers like Lil’ Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, 50 Cent and of course Mr. Kanye West as rap artists who have rocked jewelry (or pants in Wayne’s case, and a shirt in Kanye’s) intended for women.

Elaina Kiam is the owner of Lia Sophia, a jewelry line which has become very popular with many of hip-hop’s leading men. “When we were designing these really beautiful, sparkly necklaces, we thought more for top editors, maybe a celebrity movie star. We really weren’t thinking about hip-hop,” Kiam told the Associated Press.

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Fine-tune your air cushion seat and let the music take you away...

1. Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons

2. Baby Come to Me: Best of by Regina Belle

3. The Promise by Bruce Springsteen

4. High Violet by The National

5. Cyrus DVD - Marisa Tomei

6. Gravity by Westlife

7. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romance

8. Bare Bones by Bryan Adams

9. Lost In Time by Eric Benet

10. ...Featuring Norah Jones by Norah Jones

11. Libra Scale by Ne-Yo

12. Lazy Afternoon by Regina Belle

13. Bare Bones by Madeleine Peyroux

14. Endlessly by Duffy

15. Bird on the Wire/the Songs of Leonard Cohen by Perla Batalla

16. Sound Advice by Patti Austin

17. Jazz in Me by Rossana Casale

18. Get Closer by Keith Urban

19. Born Free by Kid Rock

20. Body Talk by Robyn

21. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West

22. Not Music by Stereolab

23. Strani Frutti by Rossana Casale

24. Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj

25. Just Charlie by Charlie Wilson

26. Let Freedom Reign by Chrisette Michele

27. Riflessi Greatest Hits by Rossana Casale

28. Intimacy by Kem

29. Silver Pony by Cassandra Wilson

30. Floetic Soul by Floacist

31. Reachin Back by Regina Belle

32. Sacrificium by Cecilia Bartoli

33. 21 by Adele

34. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum

35. Lungs by Florence + The Machine

36. Pushing the Envelope by Gerald Albright

37. Second Chance (Deluxe Edition) by El Debarge

38. Now by Linda Eder

39. Moonlight by Steve Cole

40. Frank by Amy Winehouse

Best Female Albums - 2008

"As I look back at my growing collection, 2008 turns out to be a BIG year for music! There was a seemingly never-ending flow of strong female talent.

1. Thirteens by Leona Naess

2. Love Is Dead by Kerli

3. My Someday by Blondfire

4. President Of The LSD Golf Club by Hooverphonic

5. Some People Have Real Problems by Sia

6. Waves & The Both of Us by Charlotte Sometimes

7. A Good Day by Priscilla Ahn

8. Hideaway by The Weepies

9. Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart (2 CD) by Rachael Yamagata

10. Meiko by Meiko

11. Missing Hours by Missing Hours

12. Landing Gear by Ginger Mackenzie

13. Me and Armini by Emiliana Torrini

14. The Hollow of Morning by Gemma Hayes

15. Heavy Circles by The Heavy Circles

16. This Storm by Sonya Kitchell

17. Brooke Barrettsmith by Brooke Barrettsmith

18. Red Balloon by Sandra Mccracken

19. Acid Tongue by Jenny Lewis

20. Limits Of The Sky by The Bridges

21. Addison Road by Addison Road

22. Delta by Delta Goodrem

23. Safe Trip Home by Dido

24. Lenka by Lenka

25. Dark Fades Into the Light by Sandrine

26. Honeysuckle Weeks (Dig) by The Submarines

27. A Beginning A Detour An Open Ending by Tina Dico

28. Unfold by Marié Digby

29. Home by Maple Bee

30. Drama (Dig) by Bitter:Sweet

Music For Dancing That I Do Appreciate It

"Here is a list with songs released by some rock artists/bands from the 90's or 00's that are danceable:

Bulletproof Heart by The Silencers

Mr. Jones by Counting Crows

Remedy by Black Crowes

Buddy Holly by Weezer

Confetti by Lemonheads

Star Sign by Teenage Fanclub

I Touch Myself by Divinyls

Car Song by Elastica

Cannonball by The Breeders

Feed The Tree by Belly

All I Want by Toad The Wet Sprocket

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Proclaimers

Jenny Ondioline by Stereolab

Motorcycle Emptiness by Manic Street Preachers

Animal Instinct by The Cranberries

Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

Trash by Suede

Every You, Every Me by Placebo

Razzmatazz by Pulp

In Our Lifetime by Texas

Where I End And You Begin by Radiohead

This Is The Last Time by Keane

Think by Coldplay

Selfish Jean by Travis

Evil by Interpol

Spitting Games by Snow Patrol

Sky Starts Falling by Doves

Supermassive Black Hole by Muse

I Still Remember by Block Party

Float On by Modest Mouse

Rebellion (Lies) by Arcade Fire

This Is A Song by The Magic Numbers

Golden Age by TV on the Radio

Black Velveteen by Lenny Kravitz

Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall."


1. Brothers by The Black Keys

2. Rock Garden by Ty Tabor

3. Moonflower Lane by Ty Tabor

4. Lungs by Florence + The Machine

5. Memento Mori by Flyleaf

6. Awake (Deluxe) by Skillet

7. Between the Devil & The Deep Blue Sea by Black Stone Cherry

8. Bon Iver by Bon Iver

9. Born This Way (Special Edition) by Lady Gaga

10. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

11. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes

12. Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj

13. /\/\ /\ Y /\ [Deluxe Edition] by M.I.A.

14. XV by King's X

15. Somewhere In The Stratosphere (2CD/2DVD) by Shinedown

16. Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li

17. Vices & Virtues by Panic! at the Disco

18. Pretty. Odd. by Panic! at the Disco

19. Is This Hyperreal by Atari Teenage Riot

20. Good News for People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse

21. Remember To Live by Flyleaf

22. Comatose by Skillet

23. Pala by Friendly Fires

24. Come Around Sundown by Kings of Leon

25. Only by the Night by Kings of Leon

26. Brand New Eyes by Paramore

27. Strum Sum Up by Doug Pinnick

28. Codes And Keys by Death Cab for Cutie

29. Green Naugahyde by Primus

30. Live Love in London by King's X

Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time Reviews (Critic Reviews for Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time at Underground Music)

Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  20/ 100

If only they had skipped the second disc..... which I refer to as "Feels like the Worst Time". The first CD of unplugged treatments of mostly classic foreigner songs is good...some of the arrangements different enough to even be called fresh and sadly the last track ...the Elvis tune "That's All Right" is so good it makes me wish they would have not retreaded Foreigner songs but attacked classic tunes. The third disc...the DVD is not the previous Sound Stage show but a more recent one...that said...its starting to get old...the same set the same licks on the previous Sound Stage, the Ryman Theatre and now this....but its a nice hour and a half. Now together these are worth the 12bucks it will cost you at Walmart. I should add... I like the new singer and band...I'm seeing them in a few weeks in concert.

Critic Reviews for 'George Benson - Guitar Man' at Underground Music

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Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  70/ 100

All Music - 70/100: Guitar Man, George Benson's second offering for Concord stands in contrast to 2009's Songs and Stories, though is not an about face. While the earlier album focused on Benson's proven, decades-long formula for pop and smooth jazz -- a group of of easy grooving tunes featuring his silky voice and shimmering guitar work -- this set focuses (primarily) on Benson as a contemporary jazz guitarist.

Thrice - Major/Minor Review and Yellow Belly Lyrics

I can't think of a reason why Thrice shouldn't be my favorite group in the world right now. Major/Minor leaves next to nothing to be desired in a modern rock record. (Alternative/Indie Rock) Everything that Thrice has done well in the past is present on this disc in droves upon droves. While not being overly progressive in the vein of 'The Alchemy Index' EP's, (atmospheric) and seeming slightly more filled out than the unabashed minimalism of 'Beggars', 'Major/Minor' succeeds at being both raw and sonic and captures the sound of a band that has reached its summit. Lyrically, Dustin Kensrue is without equal.

That's not to say he simply parrots SAT words one after the other but there's a careful, poetic quality (screamo) to his words that seems to extend far beyond his years. As if that weren't enough, (cathartic) Kensrue puts forth a vocal effort that is both singular and powerful. on 'Disarmed' he croons and moves softly through watery moments while on 'Blur' he manages to unleash some of the buzz-saw ferocity that helped put Thrice on the map years ago. While Kensrue is arguably the greatest (confrontational) front man in modern rock, 'Major/Minor' does not solely belong to him. Teppei Teranishi has come a long way from post-hardcore (aggressive) shredding and he drives that point home on gems like (rousing) 'Treading Paper' and 'Call it in the Air'. His playing is calculated & is less about mach 3 soloing than crafting ambient, mood inducing leads.

Annie Crane - Jump With A Child’s Heart Lyrics

Some come here prepared to fail, some with delusions of success
But no workmen's confidence.
They swarm the restaurants and with their swollen feet they over dramatize their beat.
After one year of bitchin’, they return to their home state with silken hands.
And for those who’ve been here for years working it and trying it,
Their hands show the rough, rugged course.
And in early fall when the sun hits the leaves just right,
Is when our tables house the rich Hamptonites.
Now pockets a little greener, our hearts a little younger,
We'll work through the slow and make bank with the flow.
I don’t mean to be crude and I don’t mean to be rude,
But if you put in the time she’ll give you wine.
We’ll keep up the heart until she shows us the next course to chart
And in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.
Ooooh, in truth we’ll jump with a child’s heart.

Bjork - Biophilia CD Covers

"What I always wanted to do was to reconnect musicology with nature," Icelandic composer and performer Björk recently told the New York Times. "I always wanted to make bass lines behave like gravity."
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Biophilia is the Icelandic singer and composer's most ambitious undertaking in a 20-year career distinguished by continuous innovation and artistic evolution. The album title refers to a love of all living things, and in every aspect of this game-changing multi-media effort, Björk brilliantly connects nature, music, and technology.

In addition to the music itself, this project will offer interactive iPad apps, designed by the industry's most creative minds, that feature games, music, and editorial content-allowing listeners to explore more deeply the concepts and sounds of each of Biophilia's 13 songs.

Music Releases - October 2011

Annie Crane - Jump With a Child's Heart CD Covers and Track Listing

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 Americana singer/songwriter Annie Crane calls to mind folk legends Joni Mitchell, Gillian Welch and Sandy Denny and is, according to Nashville documentarian and music writer Craig Havighurst, "refashioning folk music in a modernist and urbane guise." She writes of immigrant histories and of personal love. She has toured internationally, spreading her voice and poetry from Copenhagen to Kentucky, from Berlin to New York, and from Paris to Nashville where she shared the stage with folk icon Emmylou Harris at the inaugural Music City Roots' Live from the Loveless Cafe. Based in NYC, Crane has played some of the city's most celebrated venues such as Rockwood Musichall, The Bitter End, Sidewalk Cafe, and The Living Room and has shared the stage with The Bowmans, The Wowz, Jill Andrews of the Everybody Fields, Au Revoir Simone, Jean Ritchie, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, and Emmylou Harris.

Needtobreathe Debut @ #6 on the Billboard Top 200!

Atlantic Records is excited to announce NEEDTOBREATHE's new album The Reckoning debuted at #6 on this weeks Billboard Top 200. Released last Tuesday, this memorable collection of rock songs has been catching the attention of both critics and fans. Along with USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and more, The New York Times raves "this gifted band makes anthemic Southern rock that, on it's fourth album, The Reckoning, is beginning to reach for the far seats of the arena."

NEEDTOBREATHE recently played their song "Drive All Night" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Watch here:
USA Today spotlighted Drive All Night as their "Pick Of The Week" and "more than just a search for a fresh start, it's an ode to the redemptive qualities of romance and a full tank of gas." Entertainment Weekly adds "Drive All Night is sharp enough to inspire both lighter waving and moonshine chugging" while The Washington Times raves "Drive All Night has the epic sweep of a Bruce Springsteen tune ... The Reckoning is rock 'n' roll music with a moral compass." The Salt Lake Tribune simply called The Reckoning "The best rock album of 2011 ... full of passionate anthems poised to fill arenas."

Give Me Everything Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer Lyrics

Give Me Everything Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer Lyrics

tonight i will love love you tonight
give me everything tonight
for all we know we might not get tomorrow
lets do it tonight
i will love love you tonight
give me everything tonight
for all we know we might not get tomorrow
lets do it tonight

lets do it tonight

Selena Gomez & The Scene - LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG lyrics, Selena Gomez & The Scene - LOVE YOU LIKE A LOVE SONG Lyrics and Song

Selena Gomez & The Scene "Love You Like A Love Song" Lyrics

It's been said and done
Every beautiful thought's been already sung
And I guess right now here's another one
So your melody will play on and on, with the best of 'em
You are beautiful, like a dream come alive, incredible
A centerfold miracle, lyrical
You've saved my life again
And I want you to know baby

Jason Mraz - The World As I See It Lyrics, Jason Mraz - The World As I See It Lyrics and Listen Song

Jason Mraz - The World As I See It Lyrics

the world as i see it, is a remarkable place
a beautiful house in a forest, of stars in outer space.
from a birds eye view, i can see it has a well-rounded personality
from a birds eye view, i can see we are family.
it’s not hard for me to love you
hard for me to love you
no it’s not a difficult thing.
it’s not hard for me to love you
hard for me to love you because you are the world to me.
yeah the world as i see it, is a remarkable place every man makes a difference and every mothers child is a saint
from a birds eye view i can see, we are spiralling down in gravity
from a birds eye view i can see, you are just like me.
it’s not hard for me to love you hard for me to love you no it’s not a difficult thing. it’s not hard for me to love you hard for me to love you unconditionally.
no it’s not hard for me to love you hard for me to love you no it’s not a difficult thing. it’s not hard for me to love you hard for me to love you because you are the world to me.

Tori Amos - Night of Hunters Album CD Covers, Shattering Sea and Snowblind Lyrics

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Shattering Sea
That is not my blood on the bedroom floor
That is not the glass that I threw before

He gets his power from tide and wave
The grains of sand are my domain
His tempest surged and angry flesh
And through my arms formed a sea of glass

Panda Bear Remixes Swedish Duo Korallreven's Single "As Young As Yesterday" feat. Victoria Bergsman

Swedish duo Korallreven aka Marcus Joons and Daniel Tjäder (of The Radio Dept) have released Panda Bear's remix of their third single, "As Young as Yesterday," featuring Victoria Bergsman (Taken By Trees, The Concretes). Featured as one of Pitchfork's "Best New Tracks" the single has been holding steady at #1 on the Hype Machine charts and comes in advance of the duo's forthcoming debut, An Album By Korallreven, slated for a November 15th worldwide release through Acéphale and November 16th release in Scandinavia through Hybris. A limited edition 12" of "As Young As Yesterday" is available through Acéphale.

Download the original track for "As Young As Yesterday" here

Pixie Lott - All About Tonight Video and Lyric

I bought a new pair of shoes
I got a new attitude, when I walk
'Cause I'm so over you
And it's all about tonight

I'm going out with the girls
Ready to show all the boys what I got
I'm letting go of the hurt
'Cause it's all about tonight

Yeah the night is alive
You can feel the heartbeat
Let's just go with the flow
We've been working all week
Tomorrow doesn't matter
When you're moving your feet
It's all about tonight

Big Star with John Davis - Live Tribute at The Levitt Shell

We will also have some great Big Star bundles in the Ardent Music Store starting September 20th including signed copies of the Big Star with John Davis - Tribute to Alex Chilton 7" Vinyl EP with a Big Star Neon T-shirt!
Even in the city of Elvis and Beale Street, Big Star may be Memphis’ strangest musical story. The iconic band released three great records, all of which are on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, but Big Star’s success would be measured in critical acclaim and fan loyalty, not in sales. Featuring Alex Chilton, former lead singer for the million-selling Box Tops, singer/guitarist Chris Bell, bassist Andy Hummel and drummer Jody Stephens, Big Star released its ironically moniker debut, #1 Record, in 1972. Bell left for a solo career shortly after its release, but buoyed by the support of the national music community, including pioneering rock journalists Dave Marsh, Cameron Crowe, Bud Scoppa and Lester Bangs, Big Star, as a trio, released Radio City in 1974. Hummel left after its completion and Chilton and Stephens enlisted sidemen and Memphis producing legend Jim Dickinson to make Big Star Third/Sister Lovers, the band’s darkest album. Chilton and Stephens parted ways after its completion in early 1975.

Urbanworld 2011 Opens This Week, 50 Cent’s All Things Fall Apart Will Screen

The 15th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival will take place September 14 - 18 at AMC Theater on 34th Street in midtown Manhattan. Presented by BET Networks, the opening night selection will be the world premiere of Diane Paragas’ and Nelson George’s Brooklyn Boheme, a historical documentary about a Brooklyn neighborhood that was home to a plethora of black and Hispanic talent in the 80s and 90s. The film features Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Bradford Marsalis, Chris Rock and more.

The festival will also feature a screening of director Mario Van Peebles’ film, All Things Fall Apart, starring 50 Cent. The hip-hop star lost 54 pounds in preparation for his role in the film. The screening takes place on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm and will be followed by a Q&A with Peebles and actress Lynn Whitfield.

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The Music Of Summer 2011: The Good, The Bad And The Forgettable

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the summer is sadly over.

As we prepare for cooler weather, let's take a complete look at the songs our musical heroes produced this summer. Here is an unscientific grouping, from best to worst, of this summer’s most noteworthy pop songs:

Adele – "Someone Like You"

This song is not a hit yet, but it needs to be acknowledged that Adele is on a higher level than all of her competitors. She's in her own category.

Paul Young - The Secret of Association (Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave) (1985) Reviews and CD Covers

Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  80/ 100

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The Secret of Association is the second album by the British singer Paul Young. Released in 1985, it reached number one on the UK album charts and the Top 20 in the US. The album spawned the hit singles "Everytime You Go Away" (a #1 hit in the US and #4 in the UK), "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" (#9 UK, #13 US), "Everything Must Change" (#9 UK, #56 US), and "Tomb of Memories" (UK #16).

The album has been certified Double Platinum (600,000 copies sold) by the BPI in the UK, and Gold (500,000 copies sold) in the US by the RIAA.

Stephen Duffy & the Lilac Time - Keep Going Album Reviews and Preview Songs

Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  80/ 100

Mercury-nominated album by legendary a singer-songwriter who has recently co-written a Robbie Williams album and has contributed tracks to most of the Barenaked Ladies' albums.

Chrysta Bell And Filmmaker David Lynch Set To Release Collaborative Album 'This Train' On September 29th

World-renowned filmmaker David Lynch and long-time music collaborator and vocalist Chrysta Bell, have forged a remarkable 11 song album titled This Train, which will be released from La Rose Noire Records, on September 29, 2011. David Lynch is best known for legendary films such as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

Gorillaz - The Fall (2011) CD Covers

The Fall is an album from British virtual band Gorillaz. The album was officially announced on 20 December 2010 and soon after released on 25 December 2010 as a "free" download on the Gorillaz website, exclusively to fans in the band's Sub-Division fan club. The entire album was recorded on group founder Damon Albarn's iPad during the American leg of the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour in October 2010 and mixed in England by Stephen Sedgwick. The album features fewer guest artists than previous Gorillaz albums; collaborators include Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash and Bobby Womack.