Dion ‘Drip Drop’ 1963

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Dion ‘Drip Drop’ 1963

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

“Drip Drop’ is the way guys talk when they‘re jiving themselves or each other, and it is delicious to hear Dion sing it. He never sang in such an uninhibited fashion again for years.

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Robert Plant ‘Band of Joy’ Album Review

This now classic album from Robert Plant is aptly named, since this work ‘Band of Joy’ is an absolute delight – a revelation that grows with repeated listening.

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Aretha Franklin ‘The Queen of Soul': “A Song For You”

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

With Aretha, popular music achieves the status of high art and “A Song For You” is one of her finest, yet overlooked performances.

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Harry Nilsson: Loved, Admired, Underrated

Harry Nilsson possessed the finest singing voice of his generation. In fact, he was the most underrated singer of the last half of the twentieth century.

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Shonen Knife: Greatest Girl Band Ever

Going on thirty- five years later and going strong. Here’s why Shonen Knife has to be considered as The Greatest Girl Group Ever”.

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Maria Callas ‘Un Bel Di Vedremo’

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

Maria Callas was the was the finest singer of the twentieth century, bar none; the finest singer in any language, in any genre of music.

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Howlin’ Wolf: Where The Soul of Man Never Dies

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Few individuals in Blues have the same force of personality and raw talent, the myth-like presence and long-ranging influence of Howlin’ Wolf.

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‘Getz / Gilberto’ Spans The Decades

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

If there were a word for “beyond essential” that word would describe this album perfectly. ‘Getz/Gilberto’ was a great album when it was released in 1963, and it is a great album today.

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Kanye West ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Album Review

4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5

This Kanye West classic is a seductive and thrilling ride from beginning to end: dark, deep, and satisfyingly demented.

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The Beatles ‘A Day In The Life’

5 out of 5
Rating: 5

Straight from the BBC: “We have listened to this song over and over again. And we have decided that it appears to go just a little too far, and could encourage a permissive attitude to drug-taking.” Ya think?

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