So I’ve decided to round up this year’s entertainment and what my favourites were. Some of you (most of you) may disagree and you’re welcome to let me know what yours were. Artist of the Year: I had real difficulty choosing this one because I’ve based it on the strength of releases and play count. […]Read more "Marvin’s Corridor Awards – The MCA Awards"
Since I didn’t do an ‘Album of the Week‘ post this week, I thought I’d take to Twitter and ask people what albums are worth listening to. I won’t review them but these are some recommendations from people I follow on Twitter: Q-Tip – The Renaissance: Lana Del Rey – Born to Die (The Paradise […]Read more "Albums Worth Listening To If You Haven’t Already"
Fire We Make comes off of Alicia Keys upcoming album (November 27th) Girl On Fire. Instantly, this song delivers what are great vocals and a smooth, soulful beat. Produced by Swizz Beatz, probably free of charge, the smooth bass line and guitars set the song up to be great. Alicia Keys’ soft vocals and pitch are […]Read more "New Music: Alicia Keys & Maxwell – Fire We Make"
Okay, so not quite an album as such but this extended play from X Factor contestant, James Arthur is a great taster of what his career will hopefully be like. The EP Collection is actually recorded by The James Arthur Band and not just James Arthur himself, although all the vocals are performed himself. The […]Read more "Album Of The Week: The James Arthur Band – The EP Collection (2012)"
Maxwell is considered to be one of the leading artists of the mid-90’s Neo-soul movement and his fourth studio album BLACKsummers’night, which was long overdue may I add, is a testimony to that movement. The album was not only a critical success but a commercial success as well. BLACKsummers’night won Maxwell two Grammy Awards, became […]Read more "Album Of The Week: Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night (2009)"
Baduizm is the debut album released by Erykah Badu in 1997 and it has since cemented her as one of the leading figures in the neo-soul genre along with Maxwell, D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill. The album went on to Badu the ‘Best R&B Album’ and ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’ at the 1998 Grammy Awards, […]Read more "Album Of The Week: Erykah Badu – Baduizm (1997)"