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Gorillaz: Plastic Beach

December 14, 2010

I am always skeptical of new bands that the main stream immediately accepts. This is especially true when I see the term hip-hop associated with it (not a big fan). However, I have been hearing some interesting things about Gorillaz. The whole virtual band thing is enough, but Mick Jones and Paul Simonon are in […]

Tom Jones: Praise & Blame

September 3, 2010

If you have heard anything about Tom Jone’s latest album, it was probably the story of Island Records V.P. David Sharpe calling it a “sick joke,” and wanting to halt the project. Apparently he didn’t like the musical direction of “Praise and Blame.” Instead of anther “Reload” or “24 Hours,” Tom chose a different path, […]

Tom Jones & Jools Holland

September 3, 2010

Tom Jones is basically known for two things musically. The first is keeping current by covering contemporary music. This often involves collaboration with some established hit makers as on 1999’s “Reload.” The other is stepping out of his comfort zone (or what the general public sees as such), and experimenting. Obvious examples of this are […]