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Emmy Rossum – Sentimental Journey

This is a double plug for both the entire album and a track. First, I discovered her through Elvis Duran and the Morning show on my way to work this morning. I was floored (don’t worry – I’m not talking about my car). There’s an old soul in her voice. 26 and putting out tunes like this! Not only did I recite her name several times to remember to look her up (I have a photographic memory which doesn’t work well while driving and hearing something on the radio), but I also immediately bought the album Sentimental Journey. I got it off of Amazon for $9.99, which also includes the MP3 rip (cheaper than buying the MP3 version outright AND you get the CD).

Here’s the idea of the album (from Amazon):

12 songs representing each month in a year through the glass of standards from the 1920s – 1960s

Here’s These Foolish Things off of the album

BIGBANG – Fantastic Baby

Someone posted this on Design Forums on the listening thread. It’s catchy (K-pop). They pretty much started out as a “boy” band in 2006. This is off their “Alive” album (available on iTunes) which landed this year. They have some hip-hop inspired tunes which are actually pretty funny (especially with the music videos).

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Maroon 5 – One More Night

This has been stuck in my head all day. It’s no wonder considering it is played on the radio all the time (seriously, I heard it twice on the way home yesterday). I’ve always loved Adam Levine’s vocals. They are very unique.

This track is from their album, Overexposed, which is available now.

I watched the video for the first time today and it will send you all over the place emotionally. Be prepared to smile, laugh, and cry.

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Adele – Skyfall

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I absolutely love this. It’s very classic Bond and Adele compliments it so very well. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing, but I’m loving the little tidbit that’s there.

Chairlift – Amanaemonesia

It’s hard to put into words what exactly this sounds like, only that it sounds familiar, almost like a 70s vibe. Caroline Polachek has a rich voice that layers well with the¬†underlying¬†rhythmic¬†melody/beat. The accompanying music video for this is a little trippy. It definitely looks 80s (with the cinematography, colors, and captions, except it’s not. It’s like Ladytron meets Jefferson Airplane. Get the album on iTunes (it was released this year).

If you live in the Cincinnati region, they will be participating in a free concert along with RJD2 and others as part of Scion’s event on September 15. More details are here.

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NiRé AllDai РHella Bad (Papercha$er Remix)

Great banging track here. This was released on July 31 and is part of a remix collection available on iTunes. You’re going to want to crank up the volume on this one and hold on to something (and if you’re a cat – sit on the sub). This remix adds so much more dimension and depth to an already great song.

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Justin Bieber – As Long As You Love Me feat. Big Sean

Let’s get this straight. I am totally not a Bieber fan. In fact, I only ever listen to his music on the radio when it’s on or the occasional Turntable.fm play. I was listening to the radio and heard a decent dubby song (and really, you know how rare dubstep is on mainstream radio – Too Close is about as close as you’ll get) so I Shazaamed it. Then I wanted to shoot myself. Just a little.

Who knew.

This is on his new album, by the way, “Believe“, which was released in June.

If you are feeling very spontaneous and adventurous, visit his website.

Speaker of the House – Your Galaxy Ft. GoldAN (Original Mix)

So this is an Electro House/Pop song produced by Speaker of the House (20-year-old producer) and I really love it (which is why it’s on here). I discovered this while listening to Mixify. It was played while waiting for the DJ to step up.

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Madison – Sweet Life (Lost Girls Mix)

I heard this playing on Lost Girl (supernatural TV series featuring fae) and immediately wanted it. It took a while before I could find the audio. Since the music has gone a little viral, she’s put it out on iTunes.

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Madison is full of talent. She created her own record label and does her own photography.

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Watch her. She’s got a new EP coming out (per her post on her FB on August 3).

Kerli – Zero Gravity

Apparently Kerli has a following called Moon Children. She does electro-pop/dance and is Estonian. I’d not heard of her until I found her music video accidentally.

Zero Gravity is my favorite, and Tea Party comes in second. She has very Katy Perry styled music videos. They are very visual and artistic.

Enjoy!

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