Archive for December 9th, 2013

Lily and Madeleine – Lily and Madeleine (2013)

The American sister-duo of Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz from Indianiapolis, at the tender age of 16 and 18, already have a terrific new self-titled album out.

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, “Stream of Stars” from American Hustle (2013)

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, “Stream of Stars” from American Hustle (2013)

Jeff Lynne’s first new music in ages isn’t another ode to Beatle-y goodness, or another orchestral maneuver with ELO. Instead, it’s a soundtrack instrumental for American Hustle. Listen in here!

David Ackles – David Ackles (1968; 2013 reissue)

As the world is gearing up for the annual shopping and eating spree that we call Christmas, a remarkable album is set to be reissued: the moody debut of David Ackles, first issued by Elektra Records in 1968.

‘It’s never been ruled out’: With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion

‘It’s never been ruled out’: With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion

Peter Gabriel admits he’s thrilled that former bandmate Phil Collins is considering a return to musicmaking. That doesn’t mean Gabriel has stopped hedging on the idea of a Genesis reunion, however.

‘2014 is going to be wild’: For Adam Lambert, next year could be even bigger

‘2014 is going to be wild’: For Adam Lambert, next year could be even bigger

The next musical project for Adam Lambert is drawing ever closer, he confirms. The Idol finalist is riding momentum from his U.S. debut with Queen right back into the studio.

The Jigsaw Seen – For The Discriminating Completist (2013)

The Jigsaw Seen – For The Discriminating Completist (2013)

For nearly a quarter of a century, the Jigsaw Seen has been making music fueled by fascinating and forward thinking strategies.

On Second Thought: Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata (BRO) – The Hills Are Alive (2011)

Hollywood has the unfortunate habit of taking an success and grinding it into the ground but remaking it until the essence of what made it successful dissolves.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Lonesome Day” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Lonesome Day” (2002)

I can’t honestly remember if I had expectations of Bruce’s reactions to the events of September 11, 2001. While many Americans views had hardened into position, mine had yet to take shape.

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