Monday, March 31, 2008

Gnarls Barkley are the 'Odd Couple' & Gracin goes 'Crazy'


Riding high on the success of its single, "Crazy" duo Gnarls Barkley return with the album The Odd Couple (Atlantic Records) and the result is no sophomore slump here. The album only continue where St. Elsewhere leaves off.

The song to listen to over and over is "Run" because of its music and those lyrics.

Rating: 4 out of 5


After delivering a gold-selling debut and three consecutive top 5 singles to country radio, "American Idol" favorite Josh Gracin will release his much anticipated sophomore album, We Weren't Crazy (Lyric Street).

Gracin's new CD, allows audiences to take a more personal look inside the life of the "American Idol" season 2 finalist and former Marine. Josh worked with producers Marty Williams and Brett James on the CD's 11 tracks.

Gracin is admittedly most excited about his newest single, the title track, "We Weren't Crazy." The autobiographical song was written by Gracin, Tony Lopacinski, and Bobby Pinson about Gracin's personal journey from childhood to raising children and having a family of his own.

Gracin's debut album is certified gold by the RIAA and has sold more than 695,000 copies. He's one of only three new male country singers to be introduced in the last four years to earn a gold album. Gracin is also the only male solo country artist in recent years to release a debut album with three consecutive Top 5 country hits, including his first #1, "Nothin' To Lose."

Rating: 3 out of 5

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Miley Cryus wants to 'See You Again'


Here is something I thought I would NEVER say. I actually like a Miley Cryus song and this being the latest single, "See You Again" from The Best of Both Worlds Concert (CD + DVD)Soundtrack (Disney Records). What is it? Basically it is Cryus' solo chorus through this lyrics:

I got my sights set on you, and I'm ready to aim
I have a heart that will never be tamed
I knew you were somethin' special, when you spoke my name
Now I can't wait to see you again

((Verse 2))
I've got a way of knowin' when something is right
I feel like a must of known you in another life
Cause I felt this deep connection, when you looked in my eyes
Now I can't wait to see you again



If the verses don't get to you then once you heard this song, it WILL. I thought that the singing and dancing will get to me. There is a general flow to the song, and with the lyrics what person doesn't want to this for someone whom gets them? Liar, if you say not you.

Rating: 4 out of 5

A review of Madonna's Hard Candy is coming...


Ladies and Gentlemen a review of the most anticipated album of 2008 (at least I think) by Madonna, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and music icon.

Is it sticky and sweet? Find out soon...

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Madonna's '4 Minutes' into 30 seconds


Here is an instrumental version of Madonna's latest single, "4 Minutes" in 30 seconds.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Check Campus Correspondent Blog

Hello everyone! I know that I haven't updated this blog often. However, it doesn't mean that I'm NOT writing. I am. So, if there is no update on this blog check the Campus Correspondent blog.

Thank you,
Norma

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A week off to recharge

Next week is Spring Break at Cerritos College but I will return and have more review of any song album or otherwise for you...

Thanx and see you in a week.

Norma

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Madonna and Justin only have '4 minutes'


The first time that I listened to the Madonna and Justin Timberlake duet for the Queen of Pop's new song, "4 Minutes (To Save the World)" off her April 29 released album Hard Candy (Warner Bros. Records) I had to admit that I love the other song, "The Beat Goes On" and "Candy Store." Yet, (as always) after having several listens to the new song, "4 Minutes" is dance friendly and different.

The 49-year-old star who will release the last LP under the Warner label before embarking for a 10-year committment to Live Nation, sounds better than she more than 25 years old. Gone is the helium voice, thanks in large part to the vocal training for the 1996 film, "Evita." Enter now, and you have a woman who is confident and nearly untouchable in the music relm of her career.

There is a share of the spotlight between Timberlake and Madonna throughout the song and its lyrics:

M: Hey boy, now what, you are not that bad
anticipating to get what i want (and I ain't gonna stop)

J: Hey Girl, i m whatcha want, i'm alone
and waiting to make you my own (i will make you my own)

M: Everybody, come and go,
i hope you stay for a while
i know that smile

J: Heygirl, I m ok with that,you and me, that's what
I am ready to go
Are you ready to go

(Bridge)
If you want it
You already got it
If you’ve got it
It better be what you want
If you feel it
It must be real, just
Say the word and
Imma give you what you want

It is the song, following the smash hit, "Hung Up" and yet, with a urban style...I love it.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Just to let you know...

Sorry been super busy but I will have a review here soon....

My apologizes

Norma

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Black Crowes 'Warpaint'


The Black Crowes have returned with its album Warpaint (Silver Arrow).On a special run of “One Night Only” shows beginning March 2 and wrapping March 20, fans will experience Warpaint – the group’s first album of all-new studio material in seven years, due out March 4 – in its entirety onstage, after which the band will perform songs from their catalog and selected surprises.

• Chris Robinson – vocals, harmonica
• Rich Robinson – guitars
• Luther Dickinson – guitar
• Steve Gorman – drums
• Adam MacDougall – keyboards
• Sven Pipien – bass guitar


The Black Crowes will launch a world tour March 24 when they headline the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Australia. The band will continue its Down Under trek--the first since 1992--through April 5, and conclude with exclusive performances in London, UK at Brixton Academy April 9 and The Amsterdam Music Hall April 11. A major-market multiple-night U.S. tour will begin in May, with cities and venues to be announced in the near future.

Rating: 4 out of 5