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Fitz and the Tantrums “More Than Just a Dream” – Album Review

Elektra Records (2013)

After the runaway success of their debut album Pickin’ Up the Pieces, retro-soul act Fitz and the Tantrums were faced with a unique challenge. Retro acts draw their popularity from drawing upon the emotions and feelings of so-called glory days, but the flip side of this double-edged sword is that if the sound in question went out of vogue once, it will do so again, eventually. Fitz had to find […]


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Joss Stone “The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2” –Album Review

S-Curve Records (2012)

While Joss Stone’s new release The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 is primed for a respectable first-week showing on the Billboard 200, one has to go all the way to the beginning of her career to find “Vol. 1.” The original Soul Sessions was Stone’s debut album, a set of cover songs released in 2003 when she was just 16. It instantly established her as a next-generation soul singer, and set […]