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Heaven & Hell will be perfect for filling the playlists of the stores and hairdressers of a shopping mall with generic songs that could all become singles at any time. After all, there's enough for everyone. But the worst thing about it is that this album also has that weird feeling that it's all a charade.

It's time for the first review for Ava Max, who is now in the top 50 most popular artists on streaming platforms, so Heaven & Hell is a highly anticipated album. It's all the same ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°224

[I invite you to read my previous review on The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke's album, in order to better understand his life and this one]. Los Angeles, Hacienda Motel, on the night of December 11, 1964, the police found the body of Sam Cooke, victim of a murder in a sordid story, which moreover never found answers. Since I'm only going into the purely musical aspect, I'll say that the world lost at that time one of the pioneers of Soul and one of the most ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°223

Today I want you to be particularly relaxed, that nothing could spoil this moment. I want you to sit in this chair. Don't hesitate to slouch down, until you're stuck. Lovers of gluttony, let yourself go. We have Cuban cigars and a good bottle of 30-year-old whiskey. It's good, are you relaxed? Perfectly. In this case, you are ready to discover or rediscover, for those who have already had the chance, a true jazz vocal classic from the 60s. And it's not ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 222

Have you ever imagined what paradise looks like, or at least the place that could be called ideal? To be honest I've asked myself this question hundreds of times, always making up different scenarios. And then one fine day, at the dawn of autumn, by dint of scratching my head to think, which by the way accelerated my baldness, I found the answer. What if The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady were the set, and the orchestra led by Charles Mingus were ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 221 [I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Toots Hibbert of The Maytals, who has just left us today.... R.I.P]

Today we are going to take our zeppellin for a trip to Jamaica, a small country in the Caribbean known mainly for scuba diving, athletes or reggea, however in reality we still retain its stupid but funny stereotypes, that is to say Bob Marley and the flavored smoke. Of course, in reality it's not only that. Being a very ... read more
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It's no surprise that this new album is dreadfully good, but it's always surprising to see how Everything Everything has always pushed the limits of their creativity, without ever losing its flavor. Intelligently written, Re-Animator is electrically powerful through the guitars, deeply touching to the beat of the synthesizers.

For those of you familiar with the Manchester-based band, you'll know that musically, although they've evolved over the course of albums without really getting off the ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 220

It's no secret that the beginning of the 60's was marked by the strong domination of soul in the charts, becoming one of the main inspirations for the Pop-rock artists/groups of this decade. When we finally analyze the number of brilliant artists and the huge amount of cult singles from this period, we quickly understand why. In previous episodes, I have often cited Ray Charles, Clyde McPhatters, James Brown, Sam Cookes, Aretha Franklin and Etta ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 219

Not being systematically cited as one of the best saxophonists in history (more specifically alto saxophone), Jackie McLean is nevertheless one of the most gifted saxophonists in the world, with a very impressive record, which should in my opinion deserve more praise. For that, let yourself be gently but surely carried away in some of his works, such as Let Freedom King, released in 1963, which remains one of his first albums that we would describe ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 218

Among all the great stars of Brazilian popular music (MPB), it is impossible not to mention the name of Jorge Ben (now Jorge Ben Jor). The reasons are quite simple, Jorge Ben is clearly one of the most innovative and one of the best Samba music performers/composers of all time. We will be studying several albums from his discography in this series. Best known notably for his more experimental prowess in the late 60's and throughout the 70's, Jorge ... read more
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CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre : Sludge Metal
Night has long since fallen, only the moon serving as a landmark through its luminosity. You are tied up, trapped. Hanging from your tree, struggling. Panic-stricken, you cry for help, but without success. By dint of persevering to wriggle like an earthworm, you finally reach your liberation. Very well, but what to do? In which direction to go? How did I get there? You walk without knowing where to go, trying to find your way through the mud and trees ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 217 [Thank you very much for the 900 followers ! Im very grateful to you ! Your support and encouragement warms my heart, Love]

Although he was never as innovative as Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall or his main influences Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt, Kenny Burrell remains one of the most atypical and brilliant jazz guitarists with a phenomenal track record. Beginning his career in the early 50's, Kenny Burrell has not only influenced Jazz artists, ... read more
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If TattleTales will probably be a great commercial success, this new album looks like a failed parody of its own character, supporting the same stereotypes, using the same stupid formulas, all that with no possible relevance anymore.

By dint of trying too hard to find the buzz, 6ix9ine burned his own wings and we all saw how it led his to his so-called "loss". A not interesting situation in my opinion that I won't comment on. However, the only thing that needs to be said today is ... read more
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The History of the Albums – n° 216

If The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan is still as breathtaking today as it was then, just imagine for a few seconds the momumental slap that the listeners of that time took when he came out. It's like the effect of a veritable seismic event, forever changing the landscape of music. When you think about it, it was hard to predict, if not impossible. Dylan had just released a seductive debut album, which could suit both the more traditional as well as the new ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°215

Appearing in the 1940s in the Appalachia region, bluegrass is a mixture of traditional folk music, with elements of Blues, Jazz and of course Country which remains the genre in which it is classified according to opinions. This musical style stands out for its very intense tempo, its often impressive technique and the traditional instruments used. It is better known in the only instrumental forms, than accompanied by singing, because it mainly emphasizes ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°214

October 24, 1962, a packed theater, fans bubbling with impatience on bright red seats in the dark, the tension is at its height. We are almost there. The famous Apollo Hall, which had known many stars until then, will go to know his first live recording with a popular Soul star of the moment, who was still far at the time to have acquired this legendary status, a man named James Brown. Accompanied by his famous band Flames, Brown was preparing against all ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n’213

For many, the beginning of the Beatles' career was a group from Liverpool that became known in The Cavern Club and overnight became the most popular band in the country and then the world. Very often, the Beatles' debut is subject to criticism, sometimes justified, blaming them for being too popular, too simplistic, or even overrated. However, despite the flaws and small mistakes of the beginning, if the Beatles have become the symbol of pop music, it is ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°212

After a year a little less rich, 1963 is a return to grace, marked by major changes and reference albums. And believe me, it's exciting. If I have to redraw the context of the time, I will say that for the first time Jazz will not be as dominant compared to other musical genres/styles, although one of the greatest wonders of the genre is to be found in Charles Mingus' The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady. It's not the level of jazz that is in decline, it's ... read more
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As is the case in her albums, Smile is boring, marked by a mechanical, predictable and generic interpretation, without the few interesting subjects reaching you. To top it all off, this new album shows how Katy Perry has remained stuck in another era, without having reinvented herself, not even a little.

It's been a long time since Katy Perry became a woman, also comforted by the latest events in progress. When she conquered her star status around the theme of the teenager, Katy hadn't ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°211 [My list of 1962 bellow]

It's time to prepare to say goodbye to the year 1962. What better occasion to revisit a memorable album, which has left its mark through its charisma and its cast of legends: I'm talking of course about Money Jungle. This album is like ringing the end of recess, and it's time to sit down and listen to the wise man who comes to teach you a lesson in life. There is strictly everything from Money Jungle that deserves your attention. ... read more
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The History of the Albums - n°210

Have you ever been in admiration of an artist's immense career? Today's analysis doesn't tell the career of a very popular international star, nor of an absolute genius who has all revolutionised along the way, nor of an artist who has such a crazy story that it goes beyond music itself, no. Today I'm going to talk about an excellent album, illustrating a career, still in activity today, remarkable for its inexhaustible longevity and of course also for its ... read more
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