Monday, October 3, 2011


EdMan 9/29/11:

Here is my list of Artists in order of most listened to over the last Month (not very rocky!).

Foster The People: Torches [Best Buy Exclusive]
Genre: Synth Pop
Rating: 4/5
Feedback: Very Good feel good music, great to wake up to and start the day - gets you moving, every song flows with great vibes.  I have not heard an album with this many good songs in a while.
Similar Sound: Banarama, Prefab Sprout, Dandy Warhols, Toto  Cuelo, 80s
Popular Hit Song: Pumped Up Kicks
Personal Favorites:  Helena Beat, Call It What You Want, Houdini, Warrant

Lenny Kravitz: Black And White America
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4/5
Feedback: Great lyrics, one of my favorite albums from Lenny - welcome back!  Love the variety - very solid.  Great Love and Peace messages - 80s, Synthesizer, Guitar, Funk.
Similar Sound: Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Brown
Radio Hit Song: Stand
Personal Favorites: Come and Get it (RHCP) , Rock Star City Life, Life Ain't Ever Been Better Than It is Now (James Brown)

Martin Solveig: Smash
Genre: Synth Pop
Rating: 3/5
Feedback: You ready for driving to Hollywood and hit the dance clubs!  A few good ones but also a few gummy songs.
Similar Sound: Frankie goes to Hollywood, Reflex, Human League, 80s
Popular Hit Song: Hello
Personal Favorites:  Ready 2 Go, The Night Out, Get Away From You, Boys & Girls

Steve Martin: The Crow, Rare Bird Alert
Genre: Blue Grass
Rating: 4/5
Feedback: When I need to get work done fast - these are the ultimate.  I worked 8 hours straight just listening to these 2 albums repeating.  Blazing Banjo songs - really makes you feel good.  Fanstic when fishing in a lake on a wooden bridge - Huck Finn you there?
Similar Sound:
Radio Hit Song:
Personal Favorites: Daddy Played The Banjo, Pitkin County Turnaround, Words Unspoken, Blue River Waltz, Rare Bird Alert, Yellow-Backed Fly, Jubilation Day, Atheists Don't Have No Songs

The Cars
Move Like This
Genre: Synth Pop
Rating: 4/5
Feedback: Very solid album from top to bottom, feels like the Cars have never left.  First time in a long time that I could play an album over and over not get too sick of it.
Similar Sound:
Radio Hit Song: Too Late
Personal Favorites: Blue Tip, Keep On Knocking

Booker T Jones: Potato Hole - featuring Neil Young - wow - now that is an amazing mix!, The Road From Memphis - funky as can be!

Raul Malo: Sinners & Saints
Genre: Country
Feedback: Fantastic album from the ex-Maverick what a voice.

Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now
Feedback: Solid - beyond expectation.

Madeleine Peyroux: Standing On The Rooftop
Genre: Jazz
Feeback: If you are gonna have a nice quiet dinner and wine - this is it.

Neil Young: Le Noise
Feeback: Walk with Me - oh what an angry guitar - sounds like Crazy Horse!

Fred Benedetti: Famenco Dreams
Genre: Jazz Flamingo
Feeback: Play for leisure quiet time...very nice guitar playin...

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