Beth Hart - My California (2010)

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Beth Hart - My California (2010)

Beth Hart - My California (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 348 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
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Rock | Mascot Records #M 7325 2

My California is the fifth studio album by Beth Hart, released in 2010. Hart worked with Danish producer Rune Westberg, who had already worked on Beth's previous albums 37 Days and Leave the Light On. Westberg challenged Hart not to "scream with animal savagery", not to rely on the power of her voice but rather on the power of emotions. This makes My California a unique album in Hart's discography, with a constancy throughout the tracks that the fans were not used to with the previous albums.

The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2006) {Special Edition}

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The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2006) {Special Edition}

The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (2006) {Special Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 884 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 304 Mb
Full Scans ~ 68 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Inside Out Music #IOMSECD 237 / SPV #SPV 48750 DCD

The release of the Tangent's third album was preceded by a strong buzz – the record label was probably desperate to draw attention away from the fact that one of the group's lead figures, Roine Stolt, had parted ways with Andy Tillison. If the strategy worked, then all the best, because A Place in the Queue actually is the group's strongest effort to date and a serious contender for best progressive rock album of 2006, even though it came out in early February. The Flower Kings' guitarist has always had a strong musical presence. With him gone, sax/flute player Theo Travis is free to take up more space, and that turns out to have a very positive impact on Tillison's songwriting.

Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line And Sinker (2011)

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Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line And Sinker (2011)

Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line And Sinker (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 310 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz, Swing | Alligator Records #ALCD 4941

Roomful of Blues is an American blues and swing revival big band based in Rhode Island. With a recording career that spans over 40 years, they have toured worldwide and recorded many albums. Hook, Line & Sinker features twelve carefully chosen songs from Little Richard, Dave Bartholomew, Amos Milburn, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Floyd Dixon and others. Produced by Vachon, the CD is a ferocious and enthusiastic blast of rocking guitars, punching horns and huge, room-filling vocals. The results are a non-stop hip-shaking party. It’s clear why People magazine said Roomful’s music “can turn a dull evening at home into a heel-clicking night of fun.

The Who - Who's Next (1971) {1983, Reissue}

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The Who - Who's Next (1971) {1983, Reissue}

The Who - Who's Next (1971) {1983, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 303 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Hard Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Classic Rock
Polydor #813651-2

Who's Next is the fifth studio album by English rock band The Who, released on 14 August 1971. Its origins lie in an abortive multi-media rock opera written by chief songwriter Pete Townshend called Lifehouse. The album was commercially and critically successful, and became the only one by the group to top the UK charts. The album was an immediate success when it was released, and has been certified 3× platinum by the RIAA. It continues to be critically acclaimed, including being cited by Time magazine as one of the best 100 albums of all time, and has been reissued on CD several times with additional material intended for Lifehouse. The cover artwork, featuring the group members having urinated against a monolith found on a slag heap, has also achieved critical recognition and was listed as one of VH1's greatest album covers of all time.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Love Beach (1978) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Love Beach (1978) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Love Beach (1978) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 256 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Atlantic / MMG Inc. #AMCY-217

Don't be fooled by the Bee Gees-esque cover photo, Love Beach is not really ELP gone pop. True, many of the songs are more concise and accessible than those on previous albums, and there are a couple of Greg Lake-dominated "romantic" tunes, but those had always been part of the deal. They're still classically rockin' along on "Canario," and half the album is dominated by the 20-minute epic "Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman," reminiscent of such long-form ELP classics as "Trilogy."

Karen Souza - Essentials II (2014) {Japanese Edition}

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Karen Souza - Essentials II (2014) {Japanese Edition}

Karen Souza - Essentials II (2014) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 350 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | Music Brokers / JVC Victor #MVP-61707

By now, It's pretty safe to say that Karen Souza is the great new voice of today's Jazz. After the success of her previous albums "Essentials" and "Hotel Souza", Karen presents now "Essentials II", a carefully selected collection of hit songs from all eras; in exquisite Jazz versions where her unique voice draws us into her intimate and sensual world. This time, the album's production has been helmed by legendary producer and entrepreneur Richard Gottehrer, famous for his work (and guiding the careers) with artists such as Blondie, The Go-Go's, Dr. Feelgood, Richard Hell and The Bongos to name just a few. Recorded at the The Orchard Studios in NYC, 'Essentials II' will allow you to hear Karen's voice like never before.

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976) {2006, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976) {2006, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (1976) {2006, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 231 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 88 Mb
Full Scans ~ 56 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Vertigo / Universal Music K.K. #UICY 6399

Thin Lizzy found their trademark twin-guitar sound on 1975's Fighting, but it was on its 1976 successor, Jailbreak, where the band truly took flight. Unlike the leap between Night Life and Fighting, there is not a great distance between Jailbreak and its predecessor. If anything, the album was more of a culmination of everything that came before, as Phil Lynott hit a peak as a songwriter just as guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson pioneered an intertwined, dual-lead guitar interplay that was one of the most distinctive sounds of '70s rock, and one of the most influential. Lynott no longer let Gorham and Robertson contribute individual songs – they co-wrote, but had no individual credits – which helps tighten up the album, giving it a cohesive personality, namely Lynott's rough rebel with a heart of a poet.

Pink Floyd - The Endless River (2014) {Standard Version, Japanese Edition}

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Pink Floyd - The Endless River (2014) {Standard Version, Japanese Edition}

Pink Floyd - The Endless River (2014) {Standard Version, Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 302 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans ~ 216 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Ambient
Columbia Records / Sony Music Labels Inc. #SICP 4444

David Gilmour sang about an endless river on "High Hopes," the last song on what appeared to be the last Pink Floyd album, 1994's Division Bell. Twenty years later, the same phrase became the title of The Endless River, an album designed as Pink Floyd's last. Assembled largely from Division Bell outtakes initially intended as an ambient project dubbed The Big Spliff, the record was sculpted into shape in 2014 by Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson, and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera by adding guitar and Nick Mason's drums to original tapes that were laden with keyboards from the late Rick Wright. He's not the only missing member of Floyd, of course. Roger Waters is absent, as is the long-gone Syd Barrett, but their ghosts are present throughout the primarily instrumental The Endless River.

Steven Tyler - We're All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)

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Steven Tyler - We're All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)

Steven Tyler - We're All Somebody From Somewhere (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 388 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 140 Mb
Covers Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Country Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock | Dot Records #0602547967558

Like Mick Jagger before him, Steven Tyler itched to launch a solo career, but where Mick struck while the iron was relatively hot – 20 years after "Satisfaction," true, yet the Rolling Stones still packed arenas – the Aerosmith singer took the better part of a decade to figure out what he wanted to do on his own. Stumbling through a starring gig on American Idol and an accompanying flop single that led to an awkward 2012 reunion with Aerosmith, Tyler finally resurfaced as a country singer – a surprise, because the closest he ever came to country was the Desmond Child co-write "What It Takes," a power ballad that provides a good touchstone for 2016's We're All Somebody from Somewhere.

Scorpions - Love At First Sting (1984) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

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Scorpions - Love At First Sting (1984) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

Scorpions - Love At First Sting (1984) {1991, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 302 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Mercury / Nippon Phonogram Co. #PHCR-6009

Love at First Sting is the ninth studio album by the German rock band Scorpions. It was released on March 27, 1984 on Harvest/EMI and Mercury. It became the group's most successful album in the USA, where it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1984, and went double-platinum by the end of the year, reaching triple-platinum status in 1995. The song "Rock You Like a Hurricane" reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same year, "Still Loving You" reached number 64 on the same chart, number 14 in Germany, number 3 in the French and Swiss Top 50.

Elm Street - Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist (2016)

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Elm Street - Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist (2016)

Elm Street - Knock 'Em Out… With A Metal Fist (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 456 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Heavy Metal | Massacre Records #MAS CD0949

The second album of the Australian Traditional Metal band Elm Street! True metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Savatage, Manowar, Megadeth & Grim Reaper. Co-produced, mixed & mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions in Melbourne, Australia. Artwork by the legendary Ken Kelly (KISS, Manowar). Recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia. Having been an active band since 2003 and taking worldwide stages by storm after their Massacre Records debut Barbed Wire Metal in 2011, Elm Street return with their 2nd full-length album and this time their music packs a Metal punch. Knock 'Em Out…With A Metal Fist is due to be released in June 2016 via Massacre Records and features years of hard work and dedication that has shaped the band into a leading force in the heavy metal genre.

Eric Gales - The Story Of My Life (2008)

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Eric Gales - The Story Of My Life (2008)

Eric Gales - The Story Of My Life (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 565 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 216 Mb
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Modern Electric Blues / Blues Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Guitar Virtuoso
Provogue Records / Dark Division / Irond Ltd. #IROND CD 08-DD643

It is no coincidence that Eric Gales is listed as providing "guitar and vocals" rather than "vocals and guitar" in the credits of The Story of My Life. While Gales is a competent singer, he is an excellent guitarist; what one hears on The Story of My Life and previous Gales releases is really singing in service of guitar playing rather than guitar playing in service of singing. Of course, competent doesn't mean weak or bad – and while Gales' vocal chops aren't in a class with his guitar chops, he has no problem getting his emotional points across on this 2008 release. The Story of My Life finds Gales forming a power trio with bassist Steve Evans and drummer Jeremy Colson; comparisons to the Jimi Hendrix Experience (one of the 1960s' most influential power trios) are inevitable, and there is no getting around the fact that Hendrix is a huge influence throughout this blues-rock/hard rock/psychedelic rock CD.

Black Oak Arkansas - Ain't Life Grand (1975) {2001, Reissue}

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Black Oak Arkansas - Ain't Life Grand (1975) {2001, Reissue}

Black Oak Arkansas - Ain't Life Grand (1975) {2001, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 90 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Boogie Rock, Southern Rock | Wounded Bird Records #WOU 111

After three strong-selling albums in a row, Black Oak Arkansas released Ain't Life Grand to a somewhat cool response. The successes of the past seemed to have afforded the group better recording accommodations, as this 1975 offering sounds vastly superior to anything that preceded it. The material isn't improved, but the performances are tighter, and the mixes are punchy and clear. James "Jim Dandy" Mangrum still dominates the proceedings with his snarling vocals; however, the singer's more annoying ticks are softened a little, making this a very listenable record. Highlights include a decent cover of the Beatles' "Taxman," the uplifting closer "Let Life Be Good to You," and "Keep On," with its pronounced Grateful Dead shading.

Devin Townsend - Empath (2019) PROPER

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Devin Townsend - Empath (2019) PROPER

Devin Townsend - Empath (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 844 Mb | Full Scans ~ 35 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Metal / Symphonic Rock / Industrial Metal / Alternative Metal
Inside Out Music #IOMLTDCD 526 / Sony Music #19075923972

"I know where I'm headed, but I don't know what it is," says Devin Townsend in the initial episode of the seven-part documentary that prefaced the release of Empath, his first solo album since dissolving the Devin Townsend Project in 2017. For nearly 30 years, Townsend has erased artificial boundaries between genres. He has continually juxtaposed tracks ranging from extreme metal to progressive rock, classical, new age, ambient music, and even Americana on the same album. Here he goes much further: He grants listeners – and himself – witness to the jarring totality of his musical identity as he collides, explodes, and re-combines genres and sonic stratagems within songs.

Rammstein - Rammstein (2019) {Special Edition} PROPER

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Rammstein - Rammstein (2019) {Special Edition} PROPER

Rammstein - Rammstein (2019) {Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 379 Mb | Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Metal / Industrial Metal / Neue Deutsche Härte
Universal Music Group #0602577493980

After an interminable decade-long absence from the studio, German metal titans Rammstein rekindled their flame, igniting a new era with their seventh effort, RAMMSTEIN. Celebrating the band's 25th anniversary, this precision attack is both a satisfying return to classic sounds and a fresh vision of the band that remains triumphant and, most shockingly, even elegant and graceful. RAMMSTEIN stands tall alongside the expansive scope and experimental textures of early-2000s releases Mutter and Reise, Reise, stepping aside from the blitz of their preceding effort, 2009's Liebe Ist für Alle Da. As Christoph "Doom" Schneider's drums pummel, the corrosive twin-guitar attack of Richard Z.