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  • Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas

    Like any crossover star, Andrea Bocelli has his detractors, particularly opera purists who dismiss him for vocal deficiencies. But the Italian tenor is laughing all the way to the bank: his pop and light classical albums have sold more than 70 million cop...
  • The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out

    Stones fans often rank this recording of the band’s two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in 1969 as the greatest live rock album of all time. Now remastered with extra unreleased tracks, performances by opening acts B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner a...
  • Bruce Cockburn - Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws

    Rounding out the 1970s and completing a trilogy of acoustic jazz-folk albums that included In the Falling Dark and Further Adventures Of, Bruce Cockburn’s Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws stands as both an era-ending album and a cumulative release that ne...
  • Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom

    With his gruff voice and often dark musical accompaniment, this idiosyncratic American legend is certainly a master of doom of sorts. But Tom is also a dazzling performer, conjuring up a modern homage to vaudeville, carnivals and old-time minstrel ...
  • Il Divo - Live in Barcelona

    The Armani boys brigade is back with another collection of operatic-pop weepers, just in time for Christmas. Recorded on their worldwide tour of 81 cities and 32 countries, this CD-DVD package includes the handsome, multinational quartet’s typical...

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Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 22 June 2014

Del Rey channeled sad beauty queens and mystery on her darkly cinematic Born to Die. Here, the modern-day torch siren evokes twisted valley girls and atmospheric jazz on songs like...

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Lady Antebellum - Golden

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 13 May 2013

Lady A specializes in harmony-rich ballads with a country backbeat. It’s a formula that has won the Nashville darlings multiple Grammys—and is repeated here with sunny numbers like “Downtown.” The...

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Molly Ringwald - Except Sometimes

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 21 April 2013

She’s famous as a star of the Brat Pack teen movies. Now the Pretty in Pink actress has turned her attention to jazz. Ringwald’s debut is filled with lush standards,...

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Nikki Yanofsky- Little Secret

2014 | Nicholas Jennings | Monday, 19 May 2014

We all knew little Nikki was destined for greatness. The Montreal jazz wonder, just 20, had already been hailed for her note-perfect Ella Fitzgerald tributes. Now, on her sophomore release,...

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Passing the Torch

2012 | Nicholas Jennings | Sunday, 9 September 2012

When Dustin Bentall was 12, he spent the summer with his parents at a cabin they bought in Cariboo Country, in British Columbia’s interior. There...

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The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2012 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

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The Messengers

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 13 March 2013

For Adam Messinger and Nasri Atweh, success has come from having the right songs at the right time.             Within a month of relocating to...

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Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2012 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...