The Lady Killer
Cee Lo Green: The Lady Killer
For those who are familiar with the man’s work, The Lady Killer is hardly about to change your perspective of what Cee Lo’s capable of. His range is extensive, his ingenuity is plentiful, and his creativity is outstanding. With a soulful R&B/motown sound to the album coupled with his incredible vocal range make this one of my favourite albums in the past year by far! For those of you who have not yet heard the name Cee Lo Green, he is the fantastic voice behind the "Gnarles Barkley" name of a few years ago with the single "Crazy".
Lenny Kravitz: Greatest Hits
More prolific than D'Angelo and Terence Trent D'Arby combined, one-man rock & soul revivalist Lenny Kravitz kept traditional pop values alive through much of the '90s. From the Motown-perfect "It Ain't Over Til It's Over" to the Beatlesesque "Let Love Rule," Kravitz has always inhabited his influences with a genuine spirit that transcends imitation. The 15 tracks found here provide a surprisingly coherent reminder of just how much the artist has accomplished in a relatively short time. And even if his biggest hit, "Are You Gonna Go My Way," falls short of its Hendrix target, Kravitz's cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman" still rocks in a hard-hitting way.
If you like the sound of the bass guitar, you need to check out this album! These three bass players are among the top contemporary, rock, funk, blues and fusion bass-guitarists. They seamlessly mix their, soul and passion for their music with their outstanding technical skill and proficiency!
Chris Cornell: Carry On
This singer has always impressed me. From his first incarnations with Soundgarden through his Audioslave days, and now with his first solo album since 1999, he retains the energy and presence he always had and has added an incredible songwriting ability (not to dismiss the soundgarden days!). Of particular note is his cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat it", but with acoustic guitar and aching vocal lines! This is truly a great album!
Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion
One of the very few pop albums I actually enjoy listening to. Mika's sound is wholeheartedly uplifting on this album and you can't help but feel energized when listening.
Radiohead: OK Computer
One of my favourite albums of all time. This record captures the band in the midst of their transition between their well-established rock sound and their emerging experimentalism with electronics and synthesizers. This is an incredible album to listen to.
Stevie Ray Vaughn: Texas Flood
Blues music suddenly became cool again when Stevie Ray Vaughn came out with this album in 1983. Recommedation for the month of November.