Nowhere, New Mexico is the September 1, 2016, album by Zak Sloan, a pop artist from Denver, Colorado released on the Sloan Music Records label. I loved this album from start to finish and even listened to the commentary on tracks eleven through eighteen. Zak has a great voice and how he makes every song his own on such tracks as Light My Fuse, Trophy Life, Cheshire Smile, Come Get Me Smile and so much more. This amazing album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You will definitely want to add this album to your music library. You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Muse is my second review for award-winning International singer/songwriter Amiena released May 4, 2013, on the Amiena Music Records label. This album showcases her great voice and how she makes a song her own. This nine track album features such great songs as Write This Down, 8281 Miles, Still In Love, Burn and so much more. I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to your music library. You can purchase this album from Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and everywhere else CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Man of the Woods is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter and former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake released February 2, 2018, on the RCA Records label. This 16 track album has spawned three singles so far Filthy (which features his wife Jessica Biel), Supplies, and my favorite track Say Something (featuring Chris Stapleton). Also on this album is a great duet with Alicia Keys called Morning Light, other tracks such as Flannel, and much more. Chris Stapleton wrote three songs on the album Say Something, Morning Light, and The Hard Stuff. The rest of the tracks were mainly written by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo. This album was well performed, recorded and produced. Check out this album then purchase it from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s, Vinyl and digital downloads are sold.
For my 688th review, I am proud to announce Electric Eyes, a 1979 album by metal legends Thor which was released January 26, 2017 on the Deadline Music Records label and distributed by Cleopatra Records. This album shows how great classic rock was in that day. I enjoyed listening to this album and loved the powerful vocals and great guitar riffs. This ten track album features such great songs as She’s A Fancy Lady, their cover of the great classic Wild Thing, Twitch (Let’s Go), The Door (Face Behind The Mask) and so much more. This is an album I got to see if it is available on vinyl. This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You need to add this great album to your record library. You can find this great album for purchase from Cleopatra Records, Amazon, Bandcamp, and everywhere where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Sequel is a January 31, 2015, album by Mark Stone And The Dirty Country Band released on the Doiturself Records label. This is my second review for this band which was recorded in Austin, Texas and features such country/country rock tracks as My Neck Of The Woods, Mudder Trucker, Whiskey Talkin’, She Likes Dixie and much more. This album was well written, performed and recorded. This release is available for purchase from Amazon, CD baby and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Rocks is the debut album by the rock band HEADLight and have been together since 2017. Their influences span over the decades from classics such as Beatles, Floyd, and Zeppelin to less recent yet super influential as Soundgarden, Alice n Chains, Pearl Jam, to Greenday, This great band features some amazing vocals and heavy guitar riffs as seen in such great tracks as Hey Mama, Over And Over, Somebody, Turn Around and so much more. I was impressed with how well this album was written, performed and recorded. Take a listen to this album on Spotify and then can be purchased on Itunes.
The Sound Of The Furys is a 2016 release by The Furys, a veteran Los Angeles rock band which started out as a punk band on the Beat Records label. This nine-track promo sampler contains such great songs as Say Goodbye To The Black Sheep, Tear It Down, Waiting to Surrender, What Done Is Done and much more. This band was started in 1977 and still is going strong. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. It is only available from their website and at their shows.
I normally do not write reviews for singles but the song Love Is Stronger Than Smoke And Fire by San Francisco based soloist Sydney Brown is an exception. This great song produced by the great Narada Michael Walden is one I feel you will be hearing on Top 40 radio soon and can hit the number one spot. I am impressed by her vocals and her backup instrumentation. This song was well written, performed and recorded. All profits on this single will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to directly support the Victims of the Northern and Southern California wildfires. You can purchase this single from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else digital music downloads are sold.
In 1987, Jeannie Taylore, an actress and singer went into a studio in London for the all-day recording session that became Rough Diamond. This album features her great voice and her jazzy style with such classics as What A Difference A Day Makes, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Dreams (one of my favorites originally done by the Pied Pipers), You Will Never Walk Alone and so much more. This album that was released on January 12, 2018, on the Dietetic Music Records label was well performed and recorded. You can purchase this album from Itunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 684th review, I am proud to review the album Cheater by Washington state-based rock band One Bloody Reason which was released July 14, 2017, on their own label. I was impressed with the various rock styles on this album with influences ranging from blues and country to grunge and good ol’ punk rock. as was shown with such tracks as Walk, Curse, the title track Cheater, Empty Tunnel and so much more. This album has great vocals and instrumentation and also was well written, performed and recorded. I am looking forward to hearing more from this band. Please take a listen to this album on Spotify and if you like this album as much as I did, you will want to purchase this album from CD Baby, Amazon, and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.