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Healing Sixes-Bluejay Review

Artist: Healing Sixes
Title: Bluejay
Genre: Blues Rock
Label: ItsAboutMusic.com
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I just want to take a second and tell Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa thank you for helping the Healing Sixes do the song, “Fine Time”. The other eight tracks on this album are above average for the normal blues rock album but the addition of “Fine Time” pushes it over the edge...READ MORE...

Fran King-My Sweet Elixir Review

Artist: Fran King
Title: My Sweet Elixir
Genre: Pop-Rock
Label: It's About Music
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I’m going to put forth a bold suggestion that Fran King’s new album My Sweet Elixir should be used to settle arguments. I suggest this because the album is so relaxing and beautiful that no one could possibly remain angry and harbor feelings of resentment while it’s playing...READ MORE...

Mark Clarke-Moving To The Moon Review

Artist: Mark Clarke
Title: Moving To The Moon
Genre: Rock
Label: ItsAboutMusic.com
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Mark Clarke’s new album Moving to the Moon scared the hell out of me when I played the first track. I wasn’t ready for the straight forward balls to the wall rock that starts off like its shot out of a cannon...READ MORE...

Space Opera-Safe At Home Review

Artist: Space Opera
Title: Safe At Home
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: ItsAboutMusic.com
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This album isn’t just an album. It’s an adventure split into 15 parts that takes you into the world of Space Opera. Having said that, I have to be clear and say this is not a concept album unless of course you consider assembling a brilliant album from odds and ends found languishing in the studio a concept...READ MORE...

Natural Gas Review

Artist: Natural Gas
Title: Natural Gas
Genre: Rock
Label: ItsAboutMusic.com
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There is something wonderful about finding an album that has remained hidden from view for years and years. It’s like that moment in The Christmas Story when Ralphie’s dad noticed that Santa left something behind the desk rather than under the tree...READ MORE...

It's About Christmas-Volume II Review

Artist: IAM Artists
Title: It's About Christmas-Volume II
Genre: Holiday
Label: It's About Music
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Everyone has their favorite Christmas album and song, which makes putting out a new album of holiday music difficult – you certainly won't please everyone...READ MORE...

Radio Drive-Life Today Review

Artist: Radio Drive
Title: Life Today
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Interscope Digital Distribution
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There's no denying that an album is successful when almost every song makes you literally dance ridiculously around your house. Life Today, the newest release by Radio Drive, made me do just that, while clearly reaching me with its message to enjoy life...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Kate Bush Classic Sensual World On 180 Gram Vinyl LP

Culver City, CA-November 30, 2010- Marshall Blonstein and his label Audio Fidelity have collectors scrambling once again with the release of the Kate Bush title Sensual World (1989) on gorgeous 180 gram vinyl...READ MORE...

Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band-Brazilian Kicks Review

Artist: Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band
Title: Brazilian Kicks
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Productions
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Sometimes when you add one great thing to another great thing the result is one awful thing. For example, if you add 100 dollar bills to fire you get burnt money which, of course, is useless. If you add diamonds to chocolate chip cookies you get to go to the dentist and you better pray the dentist doesn’t mind those burnt hundred dollar bills you’re trying to use to pay for some new teeth...READ MORE...

Bird Mancini-Tuning In/Tuning Out Review

Artist: Bird Mancini
Title: Tuning In/ Tuning Out
Genre: Rock
Label: Second Story Records
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I can honestly tell you without a trace of shame that I had to look up who Brian Epstein was. His name, being the subject matter of the new Bird Mancini song “(I Want My Own) Brian Epstein”, was vaguely familiar but something'inside wasn’t clicking...READ MORE...

Evan Wish-Forget-Me-Not, Blue Review

Artist: Evan Wish
Title: Forget-Me-Not, Blue
Genre: New Age-Contemporary
Label: Wish 4/4 Music
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Wish is an accomplished concert pianist and obviously well versed in the studio. This is a fine effort punctuated by using quotes from Nobel Prize winners such Gandhi, Mother Theresa and others...READ MORE...

Newest Pop Diva Mandee Releases Hot Single “Vampire”

Orlando, Florida-November 10, 2010- Mandee (Amanda Marie Lloyd) hails from Altamonte Springs Florida but with her new single “Vampire” it is evident the entire world will become her new residence very soon...READ MORE...

Bird Mancini Release Indie Recording Tuning In, Tuning Out On November 16, 2010

Boston, MA-November 9, 2010- It has been three years since the sounds of Bird Manicini have graced our ears. Funny Day was released in 2007 to critical acclaim and now a new release is on the horizon...READ MORE...

Kellylee Evans-Nina Review

Artist: Kellylee Evans
Title: Nina
Genre: Jazz
Label: Plus Lion Music
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Right now, from somewhere high above our heads, the legendary Nina Simone is nodding her head and smiling at the work Kellylee Evans has released. The album, Nina, is a tribute to the one and the only Nina Simone...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases A Double Play-Billy Joel 52nd Street and Stevie Wonder Music of My Mind

Culver City, CA-October 27, 2010- Marshall Blonstien’s reissue label Audio Fidelity has released a set of recordings that are pop and rock classics. Billy Joel’s 52nd Street (1978) and the brilliant Stevie Wonder and his celebration of funk, soul and pop Music of My Mind (1972) make their debut on Audio Fidelity’s 24 karat gold disct...READ MORE...

Woody Russell-Up Against it Review

Artist: Woody Russell
Title: Up Against It
Genre: Contemporary Blues
Label: CUTS Music Group
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If I had to describe Woody Russell’s new album Up Against It in 2 words it would be “GOD DAMN!” This record is like air and blood: necessary for life...READ MORE...

Brian Linne Releases Second Full Length Album Man On The Moon

Port Huron, MI-October 26, 2010- Brian Linne has released an album four years in the making. Man on the Moon is independently released and self produced by Linne. This marks the second full length release by the multitalented Michigan based artist...READ MORE...

Brian Linne-Man on The Moon Review

Artist: Brian Linne
Title: Man on The Moon
Genre: Rock
Label: Independent
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The last album from Brian Linne was the excellent Uniqueness In Me in 2004. Six years later we have another exceptional recording titled Man on The Moon. The CD comes housed in a DVD style case with a large booklet including all the lyrics and artwork relating to each track....READ MORE...

Kirsten Thien-Delicious Review

Artist: Kirsten Thien
Title: Delicious
Genre: Blues-Pop
Label: Screen Door Records
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There is an often ignored golden rule in life that, if used, would vastly improve all of our lives. The rule is simple. It is “Everything is better with horns”...READ MORE...

Dean Shoultz-Suite Emotions Review

Artist: Dean Shoultz
Title: Suite Emotions
Genre: Instrumental Rock
Label: Taylor-Jordan Entertainment
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After listening to Dean Shoultz’s new album Suite Emotions, I am left with only one thing to say. I hate Dean Shoultz. He is just a repulsive individual that makes me, yes I’ll admit it, insanely jealous. I mean come on, no one should be this freaking good in all areas...READ MORE...

Rock Guitarist Dean Shoultz Delivers 5 Free Tracks From His New Solo Album Suite Emotions

New Orleans, LA–September 29, 2010- On October 5th, 2010 rock guitarist Dean Shoultz is set to release his second solo album Suite Emotions on his new label Taylor-Jordan Entertainment. In addition Dean will deliver 5 Tracks from his new album Free of Charge...READ MORE...

Nick Gill EP Review

Artist: Nick Gill
Title: EP
Genre: Rock-Acoustic
Label: Independent
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Standing against a desolate industrial backdrop, Nick Gill, an 18 year-old pop rock singer songwriter from Fairhope, Alabama stands with his guitar ready to divulge the innermost feelings that an 18 year old would have...READ MORE...

Scott Dameron & Jay Ladd V-Walker 904A Review

Artist: Scott Dameron & Jay Ladd V
Title: Walker 904A
Genre: Folk-Americana
Label: Independent
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If you are in the mood for some good folk songs with touching lyrics I have the right medicine for you, Scott Dameron & Jay Ladd V...READ MORE...

Blue Cut Delivers Folk Masterpiece We Walk In Temperatures

September 8, 2010-Bloomington, Indiana- It’s all in the family when it comes to Blue Cut and their music. The father, daughter and son trio are an exceptional combination that produce consistently good traditional and modern folk recordings...READ MORE...

Miles Davis-Bitches Brew Legacy Edition (2 CD/1 DVD)

So where do you start with a recording that created a genre? Bitches Brew and its legendary and iconic status has not waned one iota since the celebrated release of the set in 1970. Miles Davis changed jazz forever more than once from the 50s all the way up to this marvelous concoction of jazz-rock fusion genius.

To honor the 40th anniversary of Bitches Brew Sony Legacy has completely outdone everyone else with a remasters series by releasing three different exceedingly tempting configurations. This is the Legacy Edition then there will be the Legacy Collector’s Edition and to follow that, if that wasn’t enough for you jazz enthusiasts, the Super Deluxe 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, which has a previously unissued performance from Tanglewood in August 1970. I happen to have the advance copy of that Tanglewood performance however this edition includes a live performance from Copenhagen in 1969. Confused yet? I guess it depends how much of a Davis fan you are and how many dollars…

Heart: Red Velvet Car. (2010) Legacy Recording

Heart: Red Velvet Car. (2010)Legacy RecordingWow. It’s been 6 years since Heart has released an album, but their chops have never been better. There are 10 solid tunes on this album that will renew your faith in the band, make you a Heart fan all over again, or if you’re lucky enough to be hearing them for the first time, make you a brand new fan. The sisters from Seattle have released 12 previous albums with varying levels of commercial success; but after repeated listens, I am convinced this is their best work to date. Time will tell how well it does in the charts, but it won’t matter.This is the band’s crowning achievement.If there was any doubt that aging rockers could make great albums, forget about it. Red Velvet Car is proof of that they can. It is not just a good album, it is an excellent album.It is not just a collection of great songs either. The songs weave themes, imagery and symbolism together so tightly and artfully you get more than the sum of the parts: you get a maste…

Blue Cut-We Walk In Temperatures Review

Artist: Blue Cut
Title: We Walk In Temperatures
Genre: Folk-Modern Folk
Label: Home Tone Records
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When I first saw the Partridge Family on TV I was fascinated at the thought of starting a band within my family. As it turns out, the wolf pack that raised me were only good at howling at each other and no music can make that sound good...READ MORE...

Heart-Red Velvet Car Review

Artist: Heart
Title: Red Velvet Car
Genre: Rock
Label: Sony Legacy
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It’s hard to believe it has been six years since the release of the fantastic Jupiter’s Darling album. Heart and the sisters Wilson have been very busy...READ MORE...

MuzikReviews.com Introduces Guaranteed Review Service

Boston, MA-August 24, 2010-MuzikReviews.com has been online since 1998 serving Indie Artists and most recently decided that adding an additional service for reviews would benefit the site and the musicians that request reviews from the site...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Kate Bush Classic Hounds of Love on 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl

Culver City, CA-August 18, 2010- Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is one of the world’s recognized leaders in limited edition high fidelity sound releases. With the recent release of the all time Kate Bush classic Hounds of Love on 180 gram marbleized virgin vinyl specially remastered for the LP...READ MORE...

Lisa Brigantino-Wonder Wheel Review

Artist: Lisa Brigantino
Title: Wonder Wheel
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Independent
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It's hard to place Lisa Brigantino in a genre. Maybe it's her rock background (she used to play in an all female Zeppelin cover band), or her phenomenal talent...READ MORE...

Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax-100 Miles To Go Review

Artist: Mitch Kashmar & The Pontiax
Title: 100 Miles To Go
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Productions
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Good Blues music has a lot in common with good BBQ. No matter where you go in this country someone is cooking it and the way they do it is to their own taste and style. Mitch Kashmar & the Pontiax version of the Blues is like a tour of the country...READ MORE...

Bob Corritore and Friends-Harmonica Blues Review

Artist: Bob Corritore and Friends
Title: Harmonica Blues
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Music
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Buying a good harmonica Blues album is like buying a cow that provides you with fresh sweet milk every morning...READ MORE...

Handful of Luvin' Release Eclectic Recording Life In Between

Hollywood, CA-August 10, 2010- Handful of Luvin’ refers to their music as “fiddle driven roots rock” however with their latest offering Life in Between they prove to be all of that and more.Handful of Luvin’ began in Bellingham, WA...READ MORE...

Handful of Luvin’-Life In Between Review

Artist: Handful of Luvin’
Title: Life In Between
Genre: Roots Rock-Celtic
Label: Independent
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Handful of Luvin’ is happy feet music. The diverse four piece from the Seattle area offers up energy filled roots rock Celtic influenced tracks on their new release Life In Between. ...READ MORE...

Skip-Dawg-Trust Me, I'm A Rapper Review

Artist: Skip-Dawg
Title: Trust Me, I'm A Rapper
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label: Independent
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Don't judge an album by it's cover, or it's ridiculous name, because while Skip-Dawg is less of a rapper and more of an R&B artist, Trust Me, I'm A Rapper isn't half bad...READ MORE...

Stevie Wonder-Talking Book (24 Karat Gold) Review

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Title: Talking Book (24 Karat Gold)
Genre: Pop-R & B
Label: Audio Fidelity
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When one speaks the word legend in music how many times does it really fit? In the case of Stevie Wonder, he defines the true meaning of the word. He stands tall amongst his peers such as Elton John, The Beatles, and all the other hit makers of his time....READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Release Stevie Wonder and Laura Nyro Classic Recordings on Gold Discs

Culver City, CA-July 15, 2010- Marshall Blonstein and Audio Fidelity has just released another dynamite double shot of gold discs. The Stevie Wonder classic Talking Book (1972) and Laura Nyro’s prolific rendering of timeless tracks Time and Love: The Essential Masters (2000)...READ MORE...

The Blood of Heroes Review

Artist: The Blood of Heroes
Title: The Blood of Heroes
Genre: Doom, Electronic, Metal
Label: Ohm Resistance
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The Blood of Heroes’ self-titled release is the veritable soundtrack of the post-apocalypse; a post-modern meltdown of genre and form where chaotic soundscapes reign...READ MORE...

The Sunset Curse-Artificial Heart Review

Artist: The Sunset Curse
Title: Artificial Heart
Genre: Electronic-Thrash-Rock
Label: Helmet Room
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The Sunset Curse calls their music electronic-thrash-rock. I can agree with that description for the most part. The thrash element is apparent however it’s not one that stands out too much...READ MORE...

Elvin Bishop-Red Dog Speaks Review

Artist: Elvin Bishop
Title: Red Dog Speaks
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Productions
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These days, true blues-men are in short supply. The music that was so influential in spawning rock and roll has left the limelight, but Elvin Bishop’s latest release Red Dog Speaks...READ MORE...

Downtown Mystic-Standing Still Review

Artist: Downtown Mystic
Title: Standing Still
Genre: Rock-Americana
Label: Sha-La-Music, Inc.
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Music serves many purposes but mainly it is a good mood changer or suitable for creating a specific atmosphere. With all of that considered, when was the last time you threw a CD into the stereo and knew right from the start...READ MORE...

Donna Loren-Love It Away Review

Artist: Donna Loren
Title: Love It Away
Genre: Pop
Label: Swinging Sixties Productions
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Donna Loren is a sixties girl that made appearances on all kinds of TV shows and movies. That work carried her a long way and now so many years later, her voice still resonates and touches those within earshot...READ MORE...

Kate Cosco-Soul Eyes Review

Artist: Kate Cosco
Title: Soul Eyes
Genre: Instrumental-Jazz
Label: Kate Cosco Music
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When I received Kate Cosco’s CD I was surprised to find that the entire recording was all instrumental. You paint a picture of what the music might be by looking at the cover of an album and this time I was totally off base...READ MORE...

International Guitar Expert Lance Reegan-Diehl Designs The Loop 5X System

Seoul, Korea-June 1, 2010- Lance Reegan Diehl has introduced many products relating to the guitar over the years. Most recently the innovative accessory The Loop 5x System was introduced by the artist. ...READ MORE...

Indie Artist Jhameel Releases Self Titled Alternative Orchestral Pop Album

San Francisco, CA-May 11, 2010- What does one do when they are compelled to change a life decision and go in an entirely new direction? For most the answer is right in front of them but unfortunately a large number do not have the vision to create their own true destiny...READ MORE...

Marier-Marier’s Variety Pack Review

Artist: Marier
Title: Marier’s Variety Pack
Genre: Rock-Pop
Label: Business Man Records USA
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Marier’s story is one you probably heard before, a 10 year old kid gets a Sears Silverton guitar and the rest is history, well it’s actually true....READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Release Classic Styx and Simon & Garfunkel Albums on 24 Karat Gold CDs

Culver City, CA-April 20, 2010- Marshall Blonstein and Audio Fidelity are releasing two classic albums on 24 karat gold CDs series today. The 1977 release that made Styx international superstars Grand Illusion gets the 24 karat gold treatment and another Simon & Garfunkel folk rock bookend Sounds of Silence...READ MORE...

The Quakers On Probation Release Indie CD Every Living Thing

April 6, 2010-Seattle, Washington- Along with their thought provoking name the Seattle based band Quakers on Probation have released an equally interesting and eclectic CD titled Every Living Thing...READ MORE...

The Mannish Boys-Shake For Me Review

Artist: The Mannish Boys
Title: Shake For Me
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Productions
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The Mannish Boys are less of a band and more of a royal jam session. Every big name around today in blues is (or has been) involved with the band......READ MORE...