Jacob Reviews….Someone to Watch Over Me by Susan Boyle

Since her debut on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, Susan Boyle has evolved from Internet Sensation to Worldwide Superstar.  Boyle has put out a CD every year and breathes new life into each song that she touched.   Her third studio album: Someone to Watch Over Me proves that Boyle is not going away anytime soon. […]

Jacob Reviews….Stronger by Kelly Clarkson

Another big release this week was Stronger, the fifth studio album, by the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson.    Clarkson has become Stronger as a singer since 2009’s All I Ever Wanted and this album proves it. As usual I have provided five key tracks that the listener should invest time listening to while working through […]

Jacob Reviews….Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto

One of the most anticipated albums of 2011 dropped on Monday, October 24, 2011.  Coldplay released their fifth studio album: Mylo Xyloto.   While this author was not originally a Coldplay fan, this British alternative rock band has won me over completely with their intriguing and fantastic new album. This blog post will provide you with […]

Jacob Reviews…..Rock of Ages-The Musical

During my latest trip to New York City, I decided to see Rock of Ages.  It was one of the best decisions that I made that weekend.  This rock-jukebox musical focused on a love story that was intertwined the best hair metal songs of the 1980s.  When the show  premiered on Broadway in 2009, American […]

Jacob Reviews….Little Miss Havana by Gloria Estefan

For the first time in eight years, Gloria Estefan, the reigning Queen of Latin Pop, has released an English-market studio album.   Little Miss Havana has more dance music than her previous English-market album, 2003’s Unwrapped.   Before listening to this album, I had a few questions: “Will this dance album be better than Estefan’s 1998 Gloria?” […]

The 10 Collaborations You Should Have on your MP3 Player

Earlier this month, music super group Superheavy released their debut album.  Superheavy features five different musicians from diverse music field.  This all-star line-up includes Sir Mick Jagger, Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman, Reggae artist Damian Marley, Eurythmics co-founder David A. Stewart and British soul singer Joss Stone.   While listening to their debut album, it reminded […]

Jacob’s Travels: Family Weekend with the Pride of Arizona Marching Band

This past weekend I was in Tucson, Arizona for the University of Arizona’s Family Weekend. My younger brother, Aaron, attends the University of Arizona and is finishing up his undergraduate college experience.   For four years, Aaron has performed in the Pride of Arizona (PoA) Marching Band playing a 60-lb tuba.   This marching band has 250 […]

Jacob’s Music Reviews: Duets II

Tony Bennett is one of the best singers of all time!  This 85-year-old New York native has won 15 Grammy Awards, two Emmys and a Kennedy Center Honoree.  Bennett has released 70 albums throughout his career and he is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. Bennett released his new album, Duets II, which […]

The Albums I Can’t Wait For: Fall 2011 Edition

2011 has been hit-or-miss with music. Artists like Adele, Britney, Beyoncé, Jennifer(s) Hudson and Lopez, Jay-Z & Kanye West threw down the gauntlet to all other artists putting out albums during the latter half of this year. There are several artists that I believe are going to deliver and go above and beyond the call […]

The Five Best Performances from the 2011 VMAS

This entry is based only on my opinion on MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards. The VMAs were rocking last night and many of music’s biggest stars came out in force to celebrate the crème de la crème of music videos.   But the best parts of the VMAs had to be the performances and the tributes […]

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