With Christmas around the corner, The Beat listened to some cool music that you might consider for a Christmas present!
It's still hard to believe that Amy's not with us anymore. At least fans can now listen to Lioness: Hidden Treasure - a 12 track CD of previously unreleased songs, alternative versions and a few cover tunes she recorded over the past nine years, including her last recording session with Tony Bennett on Body and Soul. Rolling Stone said it so beautiful: "The songs remind you, first and foremost, of that voice – one of pop music's most instantly recognizable vocal imprints, a sound that leapt out of your speakers and seized you by the ears. Here, as always, Winehouse's singing is both raggedy and dramatic, winking and insouciant, full of high drama and a breezy sense of play – sometimes all those things at the same time."
Robin Thicke take things slow and romantic on his new CD. It's bedroom music baby and it sure to ignite any romantic flame. Love After War delivers old school motown , funk, groovy soul and the lyrics drips with romance. Robin gets to be an artist and make art in the way he wants to make it, so yeah this album doesn’t have a mainstream sound that is going to get the most sales and the most press, but it is truly a piece of art The CD is a great mix of songs that will make you wanna curl up next to your sweetheart.
They said it would never happen, but despite constant in-band fighting, several kidnappings, major mental breakdowns, jail sentences, bankruptcy and some really bad outfits, Gorillaz have made it to double figures. To celebrate, we have The Singles Collection: 2001-2011, the career-spanning best of. It's a 15-track collection of the band’s singles, videos and remixes - call it an audio visual excursion along Gorillaz' very own Memory Lane. To find out more, and to take a look at some of the magical moments that made the most successful virtual band in the world, get hold of the CD today! Brilliant sound.