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Today´s Report : Recorded live in Milan in 2017 on the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut album, the original line-up of Unruly Child releases their first ever live album "Unhinged".
The performance is faultless, Marcie sings as great as always and the songs are mainly taken from their classic first album except for the superb AOR ballad "Forever".
The production is good but the background vocals on pre-recorded tapes takes down the live-feel a bit, I mean, how weird doesn´t it feel to hear Marcie sing harmonies to her own lead vocals?
This would´ve been a much better live album with real backing vocals and a setlist built on all their albums. Because whenever I want to listen the 1992 album from Unruly Child, I won´t choose "Unhinged - Live from Milan".
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TODAY´S REPORT : Time again to update the best albums of 2018 list (so far).
1.Steve Perry-Traces
2.Ghost-Prequelle
3.LeBrock-Real Thing EP
4.Saxon-Thunderbolt
5.Clif Magness-Lucky dog
6.Blue October-I hope you´re happy
7.Kino-Radio Voltaire
8.The Night Flight Orchestra-Sometimes the world ain´t enough
9.Breaking Benjamin-Ember
10.Mass Sky Raid-Science of fiction
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today´s report : The Canadian band Bend Sinister ain´t the most famous around, in fact - they´re quite unknown outside their country but they´re definitely worth the time listening to.
If you´re a sucker for piano driven powerpop, their 5th album "Foolish Games" should save the day. Imagine Supertramp meets Stereo 360 with a touch of The Feeling and you´ll get Bend Sinister.
They´ve been around releasing albums the past 15 years with just as many EP´s as full-lengths, but I have only heard their latest two releases and they are real good. Favorite song : "Shannon".
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TODAY´s REPORT : Alter Bridge must really love to document their concerts in Europe because all their live albums are recorded over here, where Live At The Royal Albert Hall is their 4th live record.
It´s different compared to the other ones because Alter Bridge did the new one with The Parallax Orchestra led by musical director and conductor Simon Dobson.
It´s rather popular for rockbands to release something like this, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn´t and luckily for us, Alter Bridge and orchestra works!
A year in the making with planning and arranging the songs for an orchestra where we get to hear "Words darker than their wings" and "Lover" for the first time on a live record.
Other highlights are the songs from their latest studio album The Last Hero, "This side of fate", "The end is here", "The last hero". Not to mention the classics "Wonderful life", "In loving memory" and "Open your eyes".
A contender for the best live album of 2018.
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TOday´s repoRT : The 4th official studio album with new songs from Aussie rockers Dead Letter Circus is also self-titled, and I think of their sound anno 2018 as a fresh new start - like Dead Letter Circus 2.0.
The foundation of their music on the new album is still classic Dead Letter Circus-ish progressive/alternative rock, but this time around it´s less progressive and more mainstream.
Frontman Kim Benzie´s voice is reminiscent of Jason Perry of the British band A on these new tracks, I haven´t thought about that before.
Although I really like the new album, I do prefer their previous releases with a more progressive touch.
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today´s report : "I am not afraid of the dark" is the debut album from Melbourne, Australia based pop/rock band Maefire.
It´s a good one that fits just perfect under the genre modern pop/rock, fans of Aussie music will hear traces of bands like Pseudo Echo and Invertigo but also the boyband O-Town.
You could say this album is an updated version of the 80´s, some thirty years ago these songs would be floorfillers on the disco but today they will only get airplay down under.
Anyway, I dig it.
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TODAY´S REPORT : Shimon Moore aka SHIM, releases his first solo album away from his former band Sick Puppies that he left in 2014. He´s been writing songs ever since and now it was time to unleash the new material, standing on his own feet.
SHIM is definitely a rocking album with traces of his former band but also elements of 80´s rock, modern electro metal and even christian rock.
There are singalong choruses on the album that makes me think of Delirious? but overall, the music has more in common with Sick Puppies than Delirious?
SHIM has done a good album, it´s either impressive nor mediocre.
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today´s report : Album no.7 from The Good Charlotte is only 31 minutes long but I don´t mind, in fact - I prefer shorter albums than the lengthy ones around 70 minutes of running time.
"Generation Rx" is the second album after the comeback in 2016 and it´s a solid release of pop-punk and alternative rock. I´m glad that the guitars are high in the mix because in these days of computerized pop, the electric guitars suffer a lot in the hands of the producers.
You can always count on quality from the Madden brothers.
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tOday´s REport : You hardly hear any new bands in alternative progrock music anylonger, except for the Norwegian band Odd Palace that has done a really good album with "Things to place on the moon" so I welcome their rather odd sound.
Imagine Fair To Midland meets Crown The Empire with a touch of My Chemical Romance and you´ll get Odd Palace. Add a trumpet once in a while and we´re right at home with the final result of "Things to place on the moon".
Cool it is.
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TODAy´s REPOrt : Back in 2001, I listened a lot to the album "Atomic" by pop-punk band Lit. Who could´ve thought in 2017, that they would change direction completely and deliver a country rock album in "These are the days".
This is without doubt a solid album that bring thoughts to Paul Laine´s country rock band Darkhorse, I won´t mind but how will their setlists look like from now on? A blend of pop-punk and country?
A charming record anyhow.
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