CD Review- Goo Goo Dolls

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Goo Goo Dolls
Magnetic
Warner Bros. Records
2013
☆☆☆☆ ½

By James Baase

 

One always hopes that after over two decades of creating music, a band you’ve enjoyed all along would keep it up and not run out of talent. Or even worse, re-invent themselves into something their fans can’t relate to. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the trio from Buffalo, NY known as the Goo Goo Dolls are still doing what they do best…and seemingly getting better at it. Continue reading

CD Review- Queensrÿche

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Queensrÿche
Frequency Unknown
Deadline Music
2013
✰✰✰
Review: Joseph Suto

 

Geoff Tate is thinking again. And that is a good thing for Queensryche fans everywhere. Having split into two factions last year, Tate decided to put together his own lineup of talented musicians and the result is Frequency Unknown. With each song featuring a different lineup of players one would think the release is all over the place. Yet despite this Frequency Unknown is a cohesive release that will leave the doubters and naysayers mildly surprised. Continue reading

CD Review- Kingdom Come

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Kingdom Come
Outlier
Steamhammer
2013
✰✰✰
Review: Joseph Suto

 

Formed in 1987, Kingdom Come released their self titled debut album Kingdom Come, which to date remains their biggest selling release. The lone mainstay throughout the bands long history has been singer Lenny Wolf. Wolf produced, engineered, mixed and mastered Outlier, his latest release. Continue reading

CD Review- Buckcherry

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Buckcherry
Confessions
2013
Century Media Records
✰✰✰✰½
By: Joseph Suto

 

Buckcherry have just released their sixth studio release entitled Confessions. The band catapulted from nowhere in 1999 with their self titled release which ended up going gold based off strong songs “Lit Up” and “For The Movies”. The band released Time Bomb to less success which led to the band going on hiatus. When singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson reconvened in 2005 with new members Stevie D (guitars), Jimmy Ashcraft (bass) and Xavier Muriel (drums), the lineup has remained the same ever since. Continue reading

CD Review- Jimi Jamison

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Jimi Jamison
Never Too Late
2012
Frontiers Records
✰✰✰✰

 

 

 

When one thinks of Jimi Jamison the most common link that immediately comes up is Survivor. Jimi has been a big part of Survivor ever since he joined the band in 1984. Right from the start Jamison made a big impact as the bands first release with Jamison Vital Signs peaked at #16 on the Billboard Album Charts. Continue reading

CD Review- Marillion

CD Review
Marillion
Sounds That Can’t Be Made
Ear Music
2012
✰✰✰½

By: Joseph Suto

Sounds That Can’t Be Made is Marillion’s seventeenth studio album as well as being their first album of all new material since 2008s Happiness Is The Road. The band’s current lineup has been intact since 1989s Season’s End, the first album where singer Steve Hogarth came aboard on. What Hogarth, along with guitarist Steven Rothery, keyboardist Mark Kelly, bassist Peter Trewavas and drummer Ian Mosley have done is once again raise their bar even higher and the result is quite a satisfying experience from the listener point of view. Continue reading