Category: Music

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Birth of Rock and Roll Music

Billboard magazine – and their accompanying music charts—have been the defining music industry trade magazine since 1894. Any musician who believes they have made look at the Billboard charts for recognition in the music business. Of the top ten albums on the Billboard Rock Albums chart as of August 2012,…

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Top 10 Albums That Inspired Me

This was a meme a while back. These are the albums that had an impact on and/or influenced me over the years. I kind of wanted to build on why I chose them as the original meme didn't allow you to explain yourself. Unforgettable with Love I've written in the…

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Cover Me!

My favorite covers of songs made popular by other artists. "After the Love Has Gone" - Jay R"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Dionne Bromfield featuring Zalon"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" - Spice Girls featuring Luther Vandross"American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz"Baby I'm Yours" - Arctic Monkeys"Betcha, By Golly Wow" -…

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Artwork from the Song Diaries era

The Song Diaries by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Of all the pop girls that I've listened to from the U.K., she has consistently put out high-quality music since she went solo from her band, theaudience, in 2001. Hit after hit. My favorite song of hers is If You Go from the "Trip the Light Fantastic" album. It's sonic…

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seven sins mixtape

Seven Sins of the Sisters: The Companion Mixtape

The mixtape I made for Seven Sins of the Sisters. The Fallen by Franz Ferdinand20 Dollar by M.I.A.Overrated by Siobhan DonaghyWonderwall by OasisMixed Up World by Sophie Ellis-BextorMy Song by Mutya BuenaIf I Ruled the World by Nas featuring Lauryn HillHuman by The KillersPoster of a Girl by MetricDown and…

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end of the year mixtape for 2012 featuring roisin murphy

The Year of Living Dangerously

2012 was a very strange year for me. I had high hopes, but there were several events that made it a very trying year for me. As part of my annual end-of-year wrap-up, these are the top ten tracks of 2012 for me. I think the tracks say a lot…

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the vintage classics cover of the bloody chamber

Little Lady Love: Music from and Inspired by The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The official soundtrack for Little Lady Love: A Moving Storyboard. "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" by Florence + The Machine"Dreamboat Annie" by Heart"The Earth Shook the Devil's Hand" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor"Together) by The Raconteurs"With Every Heartbeat" by Robyn"Take a Bow" by Muse"Everything is Everything" by Phoenix"Little Lady Love (About 2…

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2013 mixtape

A Swimming Pool to Remember

My end of the year mixtape, which was culled from my "Top Track of 2013" list on last.fm. Lay Down in Swimming Pools by Mutya Keisha SiobhanA Belle to Remember by Hayley KiyokoPrimitive by Róisín MurphyCabaret (featuring Drake) by Justin TimberlakeOn the Metro by Girls AloudSomething New by Girls AloudBeat…

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Stars in Concert

Stars in Concert (Boulevard Theater)

Vegas is never short on entertainment. We boast some of the most diverse types of entertainment: musicals, Cirque du Soleil, magic, and so forth. One that sticks out to me is impersonator shows, or even shows co-opt another style, like Human Nature or Rock of Ages. My friend and her…

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Mutya Keisha Siobhan

Crossroads

Saying goodbye to 2014 with my annual end-of-the-year mixtape. G.U.Y. by Lady GagaCabaret (featuring Drake) by Justin TimberlakeLay Down in Swimming Pools by Mutya Keisha SiobhanBarely Standing (featuring Datsik & Sabi) by DiploGust of Wind by Pharrell WilliamsLove Will Tell Us Where to Go by Bridgit MendlerExpress Yourself (featuring Nicky…

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