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Ella Henderson - Chapter One

Henderson hails from the tiny English village of Tetney, “a place where you had to use your imagination to have fun.” That imagination shines through on the 19-year-old’s debut album, which features the hit single “Ghost, co-written with Adele songwriter Ryan Tedder. “ I keep going to the river to pray, ’cause I need something that can wash all the pain,” she sings on the gospel-tinged track, conjuring up images of the Deep South. On the slow-burning “Glow,” Henderson draws pictures of golden sea treasures and shooting flames to express an undying love. But she also gets deeply personal on the touching ballad “Yours” and the r&b-inspired “Mirror Man,” dishing on a self-absorbed lover. Wi...
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Various artists - Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

A concert to salute the Coen Brothers’ movie is now a documentary and a soundtrack, featuring classic Sixties songs performed by Elvis Costello and Joan Baez (“Which Side Are You On”), Conor Oberst (“Four Strong Winds”), Marcus Mumford (“The Auld Triangle”) and his actress-wife Carey Mulligan (“Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby”).
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Various artists - Grammy 2015 Nominees

Next month’s Grammy Awards will be wildly diverse, judging by these 21 tracks. From Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” to Sia’s “Chandelier” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” it’s an eclectic collection, topped off by Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” both strong Song of the Year contenders.
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Donny Osmond - The Soundtrack of My Life

It’s been quite a ride for Osmond, from making his TV debut at age five to his current Las Vegas residency with sister Marie. To celebrate 50 years in show business, Osmond has recorded a series of personally meaningful songs. It opens with Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour,” the first record he ever bought, on which Stevie plays harmonica. He then performs a tender rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song,” which he heard Elton perform when he realized he was going marry his wife. The album closes with the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road,” which neatly summarizes the talented artist’s personal and professional journey.
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Bryan Adams - Reckless 30th Anniversary Edition

Adams would have remained a Top 20 opening act if it hadn’t been for this 1984 breakthrough, which featured six massive hits, including the timeless “Summer of ’69” and “It’s Only Love,” his duet with Tina Turner. Now reissued with bonus tracks and a concert DVD, it’s the Canadian superstar’s game-changing classic.
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David Guetta- Listen

This is a dramatic reinvention. The French EDM DJ has crafted a genre-crossing pop record, ranging from the soulful “What I Did for Love” with Emeli Sandé and the powerhouse ballad “Bang My Head” with Sia to the propulsive “Hey Mama” with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack and the soaring title track with John Legend.
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James Blunt - Smoke Signals

The ex-British Army officer has personified romantic pop ever since topping the charts worldwide with his 2005 song “You’re Personified.” He’s also been linked to several supermodels and was living la vida loca on the Spanish island of Ibiza, the party capital of the world, where he owns a nightclub called Blunty’s. That all changed in September, when the five-time Grammy nominee married British socialite Sofia Wellesley. Now Blunt has released this EP taken from the deluxe Apollo Edition of his fourth studio album, Moon Landing . There’s a confessional quality to the five featured songs, especially “Working It Out” and “Trail of Broken Hearts.” And when Blunt sings “I’ll be much better than...
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