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Actived: Saturday Feb 15, 2020
Yuletide Soiree Party Pack - Various Artists | Songs
In a binder, the folks at Rhino pack a holiday party planner, coupons and two discs of Christmas music. The suggested menus look mighty tasty and the music is great fun, with all the requisite nuggets like Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" and Chuck Berry's "Run Rudolph." To top it off, one disc features a sing-along section for party caroling.
Popera - Bella Sorella | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
This debut is rough going for the listener. It consists mostly of operatic material, and the two singers' voices just aren't up to the job. Even in semi-popular compositions like the Pie Jesu of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the top registers range from unsteady to downright off-putting.
Bizet: Carmen - Claudio Abbado, Teresa Berganza | Release
Even his emergence in the final act as a rival to José comes off as more than just a convenient (or inconvenient if you're José) plot twist. He seems genuinely smitten with Carmen. Ileana Cotrubas is unusually convincing as Micaëla -- a role that in the wrong hands can seem like just an excuse for one more aria. Her innocence, her devotion
En Garde, Society! - Eugene Mirman | Songs, Reviews
New York comedian, film-maker, and writer Eugene Mirman performs his off-kilter comedy live, with hilarious observations on topics from Scottish homeless people, to swearing in Russian, to teen-oriented updates of the New Testament. Subtly subversive, Mirman's appeal lies in his sane responses to an insane world.
Half Mad Moon - The Damnations TX | Songs - AllMusic
It was once said that the only thing alternative rock ever promised was authentically great American music. As a testament to this edict, Austin's Damnations TX debuts with Half Bad Moon, a fast driving, punk-funky, hoedown record hailing the happy advent of the new West. Talented, self taught sisters, Amy Boone and Deborah Kelly, strum and harmonize with verve and flexibility, pounding