Angaleena Presley – Wrangled (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Angaleena Presley
Album: Wrangled
Genre: Country
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 283 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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As the last of the Pistol Annies to release her own album, Angaleena Presley wasn’t a superstar on the level of Miranda Lambert, nor was she quite the Music City survivor like Ashley Monroe. Instead, she was a behind-the-scenes songwriter who received a boost once she became part of the Annies. Once the group’s 2011 debut Hell on Heels turned into a success, it was a matter of time before Presley received her own record contract, which she did in 2014, when she released American Middle Class. By the time that album came out in the fall of 2014, Presley had been working away in Nashville for the better part of 15 years. A native of Martin County, Kentucky, where she was born to a school teacher mother and coal miner father, Presley began playing music as a teenager but didn’t pursue it seriously until she left Eastern Kentucky University. She moved to Nashville in 2000, landing a publishing deal not long afterward. It took her a while to land songs on records, but they started to come toward the end of the decade, with “Knocked Up” appearing on Heidi Newfield’s 2008 LP What Am I Waiting For? and “Look It Up” showing up on Ashton Shepherd’s 2011 album Where Country Grows. Her real break, though, was meeting Ashley Monroe, a singer/songwriter who was with the same publisher and brought Presley to the attention of Miranda Lambert. The trio formed Pistol Annies in 2011 and collaborated on the songs that became their debut Hell on Heels. A gold success in the U.S., the record generated a 2013 sequel called Annie Up, a record that didn’t do quite as well as the debut but still performed respectably. A year after Annie Up, Presley finally released her long-awaited debut American Middle Class on Slate Creek; it debuted at 29 on the U.S. country charts. Three years later, Presley released Wrangled, her second solo album featuring cameos by Morgane Stapleton and Yelawolf, plus songs co-written by Chris Stapleton and Guy Clark. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Can’t Swim – Fail You Again (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Can’t Swim
Album: Fail You Again
Genre: Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 278 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Keansburg, New Jersey drummer Chris LoPorto formed the upbeat indie rock quartet Can’t Swim in 2015, moving away from the role of drummer he’d played in countless bands, instead trying out the position of lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter in his new project. The band was filled out by friends Danny Rico on drums, bassist Greg McDevitt, and second guitarist Mike Sanchez, breathing life into LoPorto’s anthemic emo-pop compositions. Can’t Swim worked on recordings before playing live and quickly delivered their debut EP, Death Deserves a Name, in early 2016. Much of the year was spent on tour, and after playing the songs in a live setting, the bandmembers realized their shows needed more guitar to convey the intensity of their recordings. Rico switched to third guitarist and Andrea Morgan took over as drummer. The band released its first full-length, Fail You Again, in March of 2017. ~ Fred Thomas

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J Dilla – Motor City (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: J Dilla
Album: Motor City
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 386 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

2017 release. The late, great J Dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. An innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the Detroit native born James Yancey crafted timeless soundscapes for the likes of Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, and many more. Since his death in 2006, Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album Motor City. Inspired by Dilla’s beloved hometown, Motor City is a collection of rare and unreleased Jay Dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by Ma Dukes. Conceived as a “letter” to her son, Motor City is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten message from Ma Dukes to J Dilla inside. Include access to an exclusive mix of the album by Dilla’s close friend J Rocc, a world-renown DJ and founder of the Beat Junkies.

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Jacob Banks – The Boy Who Cried Freedom (EP) (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Jacob Banks
Album: The Boy Who Cried Freedom (EP)
Genre: Soul
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 99 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Birmingham, England-born R&B artist Jacob Banks was regularly encouraged by a close friend to pursue a career in music, following the many local gigs that the pair attended. When his friend passed away in 2011, Banks sang at his funeral and subsequently focused his attention on ensuring that a wide audience heard his smooth and calm baritone voice. In 2012, a regional category at the Mobo UnSung awards was only one of a handful of competitions that he was successful in that year. By the time 2013 came around, he had already recorded his debut EP and supported east London hip-hop artist Plan B. Following the release of the EP The Monologue, in January he began to receive regular airplay on mainstream U.K. radio and was also asked to support Emeli Sand on her spring 2013 tour. By the summer his soulful vocals appeared on Wretch 32’s minor U.K. hit “Doing OK,” and the pair planned to work on further material. Two years later, he delivered the EP The Paradox, which included the single “Monster,” featuring Avelino. Also around this time, Banks guested on several tracks, appearing on Sigma’s “Redemption” and SeeB’s “What Do You Love?” In 2016, he released the single “Monster 2.0,” featuring Boogie. ~ James Wilkinson

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Yukmouth – JJ Based on a Vill Story Two (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Yukmouth
Album: JJ Based on a Vill Story Two
Genre: Rap
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 395 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Rapper Yukmouth first surfaced as one half of the Oakland, CA-based duo the Luniz; debuting in 1995 with the album Operation Stackola, they launched a major hit with the single “I Got 5 on It.” With the release of 1997’s Lunitik Musik, Yukmouth re-christened himself Smoke-a-Lot, but took back his old name in time to make his solo debut a year later with Thugged Out: The Albulation. Thug Lord: The New Testament and Block Shit were issued in spring 2001. United Ghettos of America appeared in 2002 and was followed two years later by a second volume. Million Dollar Mouthpiece dropped in 2008. The West Coast Don arrived in 2009, while 2010 saw the release of the 420 mixtape. ~ Jason Ankeny

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Noah – Feeling in Color (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Noah
Album: Feeling in Color
Genre: R&B
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 211 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Paul Clapper, Barry Vanderset, and Marinus and Peter Vandertogt founded Noah (originally Tyme and a Half) in the late ’60s. The band became popular around their home of Toronto with “It’s Been a Long Time” in 1969 and 1972’s “Peaceman’s Farm” (from the album of the same name).

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Armin van Buuren – A State Of Trance 2017 (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Armin van Buuren
Album: A State Of Trance 2017
Genre: Trance
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 2.05 gb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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2017 two CD set. When it comes to A State Of Trance, there’s no desire stronger. We need it in order to make the most of life, to fill the gap that would otherwise remain unfilled. To make us want to be in that moment, to have the very essence of our existence looking for that emotion. It’s what we live for. With A State Of Trance 2017, the titans of trance have gathered round to show us all that we envision. It is a happy place where we can celebrate music and life, chock-full with exclusive records and emotion-driven cuts from flag-bearers such as Alexander Popov, Armin van Buuren, Estiva, MarLo, Omnia, Orjan Nilsen, Protoculture, Super8 & Tab. The compilation has captured the essence of all we hold so dear, touching us in ways that makes us shine even brighter. If you are part of the movement, you will share it’s beliefs and swear by it’s ideals. Yet, few words are needed to explain the feeling. One phrase says it all. I Live For That Energy.

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Adrenaline Rush – Soul Survivor (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Adrenaline Rush
Album: Soul Survivor
Genre: Hard Rock
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 396 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Vocalist Tave Wanning remains on the path to becoming this generation’s hard rock and heavy metal goddess, the heir apparent to Lita Ford and Doro Pesch. Those are some large stiletto high heels to fill. But Ms Wanning ain’t that little girl from the Swedish pop duo Peaches anymore. Nope. She’s a full blown hotty and heartbreaker, ballbuster and maneater. Why do you think she graces the cover of her second album, Soul Survivor? The new album comes with some personnel changes, with Joel Fox and Sam Soderlindh, jumping in on bass and lead guitar, respectively.
Perhaps, some more changes have come with Soul Survivor. Wanning and her boy crew are rocking things a might heavier. Things have been reversed since the debut album. Instead of melodic hard rock with a metal edge, the songs here are straight melodic heavy metal, with the rock groove simply supporting the bracing twin guitar riffage and the brisk pacing of the booming rhythm section. And sometimes the tempo will remind you of power metal in it’s swiftness. Then there’s oodles of blistering guitar solos from Soderlindh that set each song on fire. At the front of this mix, Wanning holds her own, thanks to her natural strong and melodic voice and some exceptional production.
So Soul Survivor is something of a fifty minute adrenaline rush. No pun intended. I’m pretty sure that’s what Wanning intended from the start. Songs such as Adrenaline, Stand My Ground, Crash, and the quite catchy Wild Side are melodic metal barn burners. If there is any subtlety to be found it’s probably in the title cut. Soul Survivor is something of a metal anthem with a moderate pace, flatter riffage blended with a piano and synth layer, and a chilling guitar solo. All in all, Adrenaline Rush’s Soul Survivor is a step forward for this Tave Wanning band, a blistering album of melodic heavy metal in a hard rock wrapper. Easily recommended.

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Texas – Jump on Board (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Texas
Album: Jump on Board
Genre: Pop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 255 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Texas have always had a knack for an inescapable melody, and musical curiosity continues to keep their sound evergreen three decades after they formed. The fleet-footed “Let’s Work It Out” nods to Nile Rodgers with an itchy guitar riff driving glossy disco-pop, while “Can’t Control”‘s fusion of country noir and hip-hop bass will have Lana Del Rey’s ears burning. “Great Romances” could even be a lost girl-group classic, pounding like a love-struck heart as Sharleen Spiteri’s voice soars to imperious peaks of longing.

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