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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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Tony Bennett & k.d. lang - A Wonderful World

Everyone remembers how sweet k.d. lang and Roy Orbison sounded on the spine-tingling “Crying.” Well, lang’s duets with Tony Bennett, performing the Louis Armstrong songbook, may be the sweetest music this side of heaven. Highlights include a tender “If We Never Meet Again” and a charming rendition of the old Satchmo chestnut “What a Wonderful World.” But nothing quite prepares for the velvety version of “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” in which lang and Bennett harmonize like a pair of angels. Exquisite.
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