Friday, October 24, 2008

Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things Review

I'm back after a long time of vacation... :) And I'm also back to make reviews of my favorite albums that I listen to. I'm really impressed with Jason Mraz' new album "We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things"! He's really a good musician and it reflects on his album. His album peaked at no.3 in the Billboard 200, Jason's highest peaking album ever. The song "I'm Yours", which has a "hawaiian-folk style" melody (as I define it) sparked my curiousity on the album. The music video for that song, which shows different beach sceneries also suits the song. I also liked his collaboration with Colbie Caillat on the song "Lucky". The duet sounds perfect as it goes well with the acoustic tune. His single "Make It Mine" also sounds good that it "makes me dance" while listening to it! :)

Jason Mraz' third album really lived up to my expectations. I rate it as one of my favorite album in my collection. If you like to relax, to sing, to dance (but not to still though) along with the music, then you should consider listening to this album!

Album Track Listing

1. "Make It Mine"
2. "I'm Yours"
3. "Lucky"
4. "Butterfly"
5. "Live High"
6. "Love for a Child"
7. "Details in the Fabric"
8. "Coyotes"
9. "Only Human"
10. "The Dynamo of Volition"
11. "If It Kills Me"
12. "A Beautiful Mess"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Maroon 5 will "Make you Wonder"

Ever heard the songs "This Love", "She will be love", "I won't go home without you" and "If I Never See Your Face"? Just in case you're not even aware of it (I suggest you should start listening to the radio.. lol), those are the songs popularized by Maroon 5! It makes me wonder though what kind of band Maroon 5 is (I'm not talking about colors here)... Maroon 5 is an American Pop/Alternative Rock Band which was formed somewhere in LA. The band is composed of Adam Levine, James Valentine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, and Matt Flynn. The band won several awards for its debut album "Songs About Jane" which was released in June 2002. The album was successful going 3x Platinum in many parts of the world! The album charted at NO.1 in Australia and UK.

Their second album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" also enjoyed a worldwide success. Levine himself said that this album is "sexier and stronger" than their previous album. The album is inspired by artists like Shabba Ranks, Michael Jackson, Prince and Talking Heads thus, the members described the songs as having a very "retro feel". I guess I have to agree with that! Songs like "If I Never See Your Face Again" and "Makes Me Wonder" would really make you dance and groove with the music! :)

Even the critics agree that its a good album! Billboard and Allmusic rated the album 4.5 stars out of 5, commenting that the album "is so immaculate that it glistens". Before its release, the song "Makes Me Wonder" was the no.1 selling single on iTunes. It was also the no.1 selling album, with more than fifty thousand digital pre-sales. Upon it's release the album breaks the iTunes sales records for its week of release, selling over a hundred thousand albums. As of today, the album has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

So what do you think about Maroon 5? Do they still make you wonder why they had great success? If you still don't know then just check out their songs and enjoy... :)

MP3 Downloads
Can't get enough of Maroon 5? Well, you can download some of their songs by clicking on the link (right click then "save target as" for IE7 or "save link as" for firefox). Do you still have problems on downloading? Then please read the FAQ.

Sunday Morning
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This Love
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I Won't Go Home Without You
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Makes Me Wonder
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Wake Up Call
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If I Never See Your Face Again (feat. Rihanna)
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Goodnight Goodnight
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Nothing Lasts Forever
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Leona Lewis gets "better in time"

I recently bought her album and I really liked her songs and I really admire the quality of her voice. But it's not just me who admire her voice, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh (X Factor judges) liked it also. Leona Lewis is an English Pop and RNB singer who won the third series of the United Kingdom's T.V talent show The X Factor. Leona proves that she deserves to be the winner and that she really has the X Factor. No wonder why most of Leona Lewis' fans describe her as the "The New Mariah Carey".

Her singles also highlighted the success of her career. Her songs such as "Bleeding Love", "Footprints in the sand" and "Better in Time" topped the international singles charts, including the Australia, France, Canada, Germany and United States. Interestingly, her debut single ""A Moment Like This", broke a world record because it was downloaded for over 50,000 times within thirty minutes! I personally like her version than Kelly Clarkson's. Her remake of Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" also amazed me; the light piano background suits her powerful voice.

Leona's debut album "Spirit" also dominated the charts. The album was released on November 12, 2007 in the UK, where it entered the UK Albums Chart at No.1. "Spirit" also broke another record being the UK's fastest selling debut album. It also charted at number one in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Taiwan, Netherlands, Canada and United States. The album is also "the fourth fastest selling album of all time" selling over 3 Million copies worldwide. So what do you think, will Leona Lewis replace divas like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion? I guess not, but her talents makes her not just a good singer, but an outstanding superstar as well. Well-suited for being the next diva. :)

MP3 Downloads
Do you also like Leona Lewis? Well, you can download some of her songs by clicking on the link (right click then "save target as" for IE7 or "save link as" for firefox). Do you still have problems on downloading? Then please read the FAQ.

Bleeding Love (Radio Edit)
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Bleeding Love (Dance Remix)
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Bleeding Love (Album Version) - Left click the link
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Footprints in the Sand - Left click the link
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Better In Time - Left click the link
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A Moment Like This - Left click the link
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Footprints in the sand - Left click the link
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Homeless - Left click the link
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Yesterday - Left click the link
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Friday, October 3, 2008

Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing Review

As I've said earlier, I am really an Avril Lavigne fan. And this album really proves that she's the best damn thing! The tracks that I personally like in the album are "when you're gone", "The Best Damn Thing" and "Keep Holding On", which was included on the Eragon soundtrack. Those songs are well-written and has good choice of words. The MTV for the track "When You're Gone" suited well for the lyrics. I find the Music video very similar to Greenday's "Wake Me Up When September Ends". However, I found the track "girlfriend" quite crappy because of profane languages used (most of the tracks used "shit", "bitch" etc etc...). It's not surprising though because Avril Lavigne herself described the album as "bratty, fast, young, fun, confident, aggressive, cocky in a playful way...all the good stuff."

Good stuff huh? Well, I have to agree with that! It's not good for kids though, because the album bears the Parental Advisory label. Because of this, some children's radio stations such as Radio Disney do not play her new singles anymore. The album did well on the charts though. For example, it ranked no. 1 on Austrian, UK, US, Japanese album charts! The album is also certified 3x platinum selling over 6 Million copies worldwide! So what do you think about the album? As for me, I'm ranking it as the "best damn thing".

MP3 Download
You can download the song compilation by clicking the links below. By downloading the songs, you agree to the “Terms of Use”. The file is enclosed in a zip file. If you have problems downloading or extracting the file, just read the FAQ.


The Best Damn Thing

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Avril Lavigne - Keep Holding On (MTV)

Yeah, it's true... I'm a certified avril lavigne fan! And as for me, this is one of Avril's best song so far, aside from "when You're gone"(I like the video for that song). I hope to post more of her videos in my blog but unfortunately... How unfortunate..,that it's disabled for embedding "by request"... Oh boy! Anyway, here is the mtv of the song. I think this is not the original though, it just contain clips from the movie "Eragon" (a perfect soundtrack for the movie)... So here's the clip, enjoy! :)

Keep Holding On (Eragon OST)