Archive for July, 2009

Jimmy Somerville – Suddenly Last Summer CD Review

July 14, 2009


Jimmy Somerville’s new CD ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ was released as a download-only CD in May 2009.  I purchased this recently (July 2009).  I am happy to add this CD to my collection.  The CD is a collection of acoustic covers.  Very nice.  Very calm.  His version of ‘I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself’ ranks up there with Tina Arena’s version.  This disc introduces me to classic songs I was not familiar with.  And I am all about being exposed to new things so this disc is right up my alley.  I would rather have a store-bought CD so I could have the booklet/artwork but I’ll take what I can get when it comes to quality music from my favorite artists.  As you already know, Jimmy used to be in Bronski Beat and The Communards.  I am a late fan of Jimmy’s.  I became a fan with the release of ‘Home’ which was released in Germany only and let me tell you, I was blown away at the quality – the voice, the melodies, the song-writing, and the producing.  Perfection.  All house music.  No filler.  Pure heaven.  Though SLS contains no house music, it is still a welcome addition to my CD collection.  10 out of 10

Maxwell – Black Summer’s Night CD Review

July 13, 2009


The new Maxwell CD blackSUMMERSnight hit stores on July 7, 2009.  I claim to be the first one to purchase the much-anticipated disc.  I have been waiting since 2001 when Maxwell’s last cd came out (entitled ‘Now’).  Eight years is a long time to make your fans wait and I have been quite unhappy with Max but now that his new CD is in my hands, I will put the past behind me and move forward.  The best song on the CD is “Pretty Wings.”  The other eight songs are nice.  Good quality soul music with thought-provoking lyrics.  No hip-hop crap here.  Sony is suppose to release two more Maxwell CDs in 2010 and 2011.  We’ll see…  10 out of 10

Kristine W Power Of Music CD Review

July 13, 2009


The new CD by Kristine W hit stores June 16, 2009.  I am so excited to get it.  Kristine W is one of my favorite house artists because 1) her music is fantastic and 2) she releases full-length CDs consistently.  The stand out hits on this disc are The Boss and Never.  Kristine transitioned from RCA Records to Fly Again Music (her own label) a couple CDs ago.  I still remember the day she released her first single back in the 90s – Feel What You Want.  I was instantly a loyal fan.  Love To Infinity lends a hand on Power of Music and if you are like me, you love their sweet house music style.  10 out 10

Hello world!

July 13, 2009

This is my first blog.  You will find my views on music, movies, & food.  Enjoy.  I hope to be insightful in a unique way.  -B (July 2009)