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The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days

Maybe Jakob Dylan’s just spent too much time listening to the Travelling Wilburys. How else to explain why the 32-year-old musician comes across like a hybrid of his father and Tom Petty? The latest Wallflowers’ album—the band’s fourth—is a marked improvement over previous efforts, with a surplus of both thoughtful ballads and rousing rockers that express a belief in better times to come. “This has not been the greatest year for anybody, really,” explains Dylan. “On these songs I really tried to be hopeful.” Sounds more like Tom than Bob, actually.
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Whitney Houston - Just Whitney

Her life has long been the subject of gossip and rumours—about her rocky marriage to Bobby Brown, her alleged drug abuse and massive weight loss—in the tabloid press. But now the troubled diva is battling back. “Whatchulookinat,” the first single from her new album, takes a swipe at the media. “You’re telling lies on me,” she sings over a mid-tempo groove, “trying to dirty up Whitney’s name.” It’s a limp counter-attack. And news that she’s recorded a version of the Debby Boone ballad “You Light Up My Life” doesn’t bode any better. Sad, really.
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David Gray - A New Day at Midnight

The Manchester-born, Welsh-raised Gray has been quietly winning fans for years with his bright, intelligent and tuneful songs. After opening for stadium rockers Radiohead and Dave Matthews Band in the mid-1990s, Gray self-financed his fourth release, White Ladder , a stirring acoustic album that drew rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. His latest is even better: a collection of quiet, unaffected pop gems like the melodic “Caroline,” the slow, soulful “Freedom” and the Dylan-like “Last Boat to America.” Gently delivered, but deeply affecting.
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