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Judie Tzuke's 'The Chrysalis Recordings' Highlights Her Early ‘80s Transition to Synthpop

One day, perhaps, the collected works of Judie Tzuke, one of the United Kingdom's most prolific, long-serving, and interesting singer-songwriters, may be seriously reappraised. Until then, dive into The Chrysalis Recordings.

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Will Downing: Black Pearls

Smooth R&B vocalist Will Downing maintains the utmost consistency on his latest project, covers album Black Pearls.

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Natalie Merchant: Natalie Merchant

Get past the former Maniac's slick and tasteful adult contemporary sound and you'll find her most personal and compelling album in nearly two decades.

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Carrie Underwood: Blown Away

Underwood's fourth album cements her pop music divinity; this has its downside.

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Dave Barnes: Stories to Tell

There are some stories for Barnes that aren’t simply worth telling. At least not here.

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Great Big Sea: Safe Upon the Shore

Great Big Sea is, at its heart, a party band, and there is pretty much one thing that its music is a soundtrack to in Canada: drinking your face off.

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Exploring Chicago: 'Chicago X'

If it were possible to both love a song for its beauty and hate it for its oversaturation and slushiness at the same time, “If You Leave Me Now” would be Exhibit A.

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Exploring Chicago: 'Chicago VII'

Chicago VII is a crucial addition to Chicago's catalogue, despite its commercial overture. It was the sound of a band exploring their origins through the inclusion of jazz-like pieces, while simultaneously refining their pop sound to a polished sheen.

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Suzy Bogguss: Sweet Danger

While old fans may be disappointed, this should find Bogguss a new audience that enjoys sophisticated tunes that would seem at home in classy nightclub.


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