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Musiqinthemagig ~ Musiq (Soulchild)
Musiqinthemagig ~ Musiq (Soulchild)
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
For his sixth album's lead single, Musiq went back to his "club 1981" playlist, where he pulled Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" for the basis of "B.U.D.D.Y." -- a 2007 Top 40 single -- and picks "Walking into Sunshine".
"Anything" replays much of the Central Line classic, with Musiq delivering another one of his feel-good, relatively wholesome spring/summer R&B radio hits.
It sets the tone for Musiqinthemagiq, which does not stray far from Musiq's past but features some developments, such as the singer's increased comfort with falsetto deployment ("Sayido", "Waitingstill") and a charming mid-'60s soul throwback ("Love Contract").
There's also something of a successor to… Read more
Songs From The Chateau ~ Kyle Eastwood
Songs From The Chateau ~ Kyle Eastwood
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Kyle Eastwood's career encompasses the writing of film soundtracks, as well as the life of a jazz composer, bandleader and bassist.
On those seemingly rare occasions when he isn't working, Eastwood spends much of his time in France. Songs From The Chateau is his fifth album since 1998's debut, From There to Here (Sony), and his fourth for British Candid label.
It finds Eastwood recording in the country he loves, at the 15th century Chateau Couronneau in the Bordeaux region.
From drummer Martyn Kaine's first emphatic beats on "Marciac", this album simply bursts with energy and, to maintain the French theme, joie de… Read more
NELSON ~ Paolo Conte
NELSON ~ Paolo Conte
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A true original. Enjoy!, 18 April 2011
Paolo Conte is one of those rare musicians who remain inventive and surprising as they get older.
He's now 73, and he has a new album that provides a reminder of his ability to constantly change musical direction in his gruff, highly personal and emotional songs.
He's been described as Italy's answer to everyone from Jacques Brel to Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, but he inhabits a world of his own, in which he can switch, often within the same song, from echoes of French chanson to jazz-edged swing, with occasional excursions into stomping R&B or Latin styles, and with his piano work matched by an equally versatile band, which features the remarkable multi-instrumentalist Massimo… Read more