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Album Review: After Laughter

For quite some time, I have been fond of the music of Paramore [1], and when I found they had a new album out, and that even people who did not think of themselves as fans of the album were … Continue reading

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Album Review: Icon: The Best Of Vanessa Carlton

Icon:  The Best Of Vanessa Carlton, by Vanessa Carlton There are a lot of people who have read what I have said about the career of Vanessa Carlton [1] and thought that I was not fond of her music.  This … Continue reading

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Album Review: Hopeless Romantic

Hopeless Romantic, by Michelle Branch I’m a big fan of Michelle Branch [1], and have followed her since she broke into the pop world as a young woman with her major label debut The Spirit Room, which exploded into the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Breathe (EP)

The second single from Michelle Branch’s Hotel Paper album was the song Breathe.  In this particular EP, eight versions of this song are available, making this a worthwhile if moderately obscure release for the talented singer, and making the EP … Continue reading

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Album Review: Brahms: The Symphonies

Brahms:  The Sympohonies, by the Gewandhausorchester directed by Riccardo Chailly Released by Decca Classics, this three-cd collection of some of the most notable parts of the Brahms repertoire in addition to his four symphonies is a worthwhile and wonderful example … Continue reading

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Album Review: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major & Cello Sonata, Op. 78

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major & Cello Sonata, Op. 78, by Emmanuel Ax, the Boston Symphony Orchestra directed by Bernard Haitink, and Yo-Yo Ma Rappers get a lot of criticism for inviting their friends on their records to … Continue reading

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Album Review: Brahams Viola

Brahams Viola, by Maxim Rysanov This glorious two-disc set of what may be termed as fairly ordinary Brahams music where the central role is played the viola is the sort of music I can honestly say I am surprised I … Continue reading

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Album Review: Everything Comes And Goes (EP)

Four years after recording her one and only album as one half of the country duo the Wreckers, Michelle Branch [1] released this six-song EP in 2010 that shows the influence of her time in Nashville and a stripped-down acoustic … Continue reading

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Album Review: Stand Still, Look Pretty (2006)

Stand Still, Look Pretty, by the Wreckers At this point in looking at the discography of Michelle Branch [1] it is time to look at her country period.  The first sign of the Wreckers was their appearance (along with Michelle … Continue reading

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Album Review: Hotel Paper

Hotel Paper, by Michelle Branch Hotel Paper, released in 2003, was the second major-label album [1] released by Michelle Branch.  At the time it was released I was a college student and had been a fan of her since her … Continue reading

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