Singer/songwriter Todd Snider has been recording his earthy, Southern-tinged rock songs for a decade now, and his latest album
, ``The Devil You Know'' (New Door/UMG), is among his best.
Brown has amassed a collection of 3,000 R&B albums
The record company wasn't crazy about this album
However, much of the fun of this album
is its ingenuity, along with a variety that we have not come to expect from Nettwerk compilations.
The backing tracks on this album
are, almost without exception, minimalist and tightly arranged.
highlights include the lead single, "Closer," which Fran says "bred the rest of the album
," "Big Chair," with its restless bass line - debuted by Chris Martin while hosting the Zane Lowe Radio One show - whilst "Selfish Jean" delivers Motown bass and expansive 'Phil Spector' production.
Barack Obama (who was not present) took home the Grammy for best spoken-word album
for his ``Dreams From My Father.
This time, it's his ``Eco'' CD that's nominated at the Grammys for best Latin pop album
Buena Vista Music Group has achieved an unprecedented division best, topping the Nielsen SoundScan 2006 YTD Current Album
Chart with the #1 and #2 best-selling records and finishing the year with a total of three albums
in the chart's Top Ten.
Before releasing his debut album
, West was already making a name for himself as a leading hip-hop producer.
com[TM] kicked off Pogo Gems[TM], a brand new virtual point system that Club Pogo players can use to acquire extra special items such as Premium Badge Albums
, Mix-n-Match Badge Albums
and Pogo Mini add-ons to enhance their online avatars.
Winners included 85-year-old pianist Bebo Valdes, who took home a trophy for his collaboration with flamenco singer Diego El Cigala in the traditional tropical album
category for ``Lagrimas Negras.