Composition and Couture – Rock Stars and their Clothing Lines Pt. 1

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Composition and Couture – Rock Stars and their Clothing Lines Pt. 1

Many critics sneer at rockers attempting fashion design, however the intelligence behind the poetic lyrics, widely recognizable riffs and subsequent worldwide success of many rock bands is also the driving force behind their successful clothing lines.

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Top 10 Audiophile Vinyl Albums

Here are 10 phenomenal recordings, to be treasured for their inherent musical performances just as much as for their sound quality.

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Essentials: Glenn Gould ‘A State Of Wonder’

4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5

Whenever Glenn Gould played Bach’s music it was magic. Gould is to performing what Bach is to composing, so it’s no surprise that classical aficionados consider Gould’s interpretation the standard.

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Sam Cooke ‘The Complete Remastered Keen Collection’

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Imitated but never equalled, influential beyond comparison, Cooke was the model for Otis Redding, Brook Benton, Marvin Gaye and countless others.

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Stan Rogers ‘Between The Breaks…Live!’

Stan Rogers, the great Canadian folksinger, died more than 30 years ago in a Cincinnati plane crash, but his legacy lives on and is nowhere better represented than on his spectacular live album from 1979 .

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Dion’s Lost Masterpiece ‘Wonder Where I’m Bound’

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

While his instrumental skills are a revelation on this record, equally astounding is how dramatically Dion reinvented himself from being one of the great pop singers to being perhaps the best white blues singer alive.

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Essentials: Gryphon Trio ‘Broken Hearts & Madmen’

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

Long regarded as one of the finest chamber music groups in the world, with ‘Broken Hearts & Madmen’, Gryphon Trio widened their audience considerably and burnished their enviable reputation.

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Album of the Week: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell ‘The Traveling Kind’

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

The songs are deep, philosophical and yet retain that mordant wit whereby Crowell earned his reputation, all backed by Emmylou’s eternally ethereal vocals and some of the sweetest instrumental playing you’ll ever hear.

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Essentials: INXS: Kick out the Jams

Kick, by INXS, is an amalgam of disco trash, pop decadence, rock strut and glam visage; it’s also a tightly written, studiously produced product of the decade. Its primal nature has not grassed over with time.

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Johnny Cash ‘Out Among The Stars’ Album Review

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Johnny Cash’s new album of unreleased tracks is a collection of aural delights – it’s near perfection for Cash and non-Cash fans alike (as if there were such a thing).

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