Ellie Goulding – Halcyon

9 Dec

Ellie Goulding’s album ‘Halcyon’ captured my soul right on the first listen. Never before have I experienced so many emotions, from despair and sadness to hope. Goulding’s voice is something special, imprinting everything she sings with unique character. Her tremulous vibrato and slightly hoarse timbre have the feel of something primal and folky, her birdlike high notes conveying a childlike wonder while darker tones imply ancient depths of sorrow. She sings like she is strung out on the melody, warbling from a place of desperate emotion.

To find inspiration for her second disc, the singer-songwriter traveled back to her native Herefordshire, England. There she recorded with producer Jim Elliot. With its melodicism, emotionality and ear-catching sound effects, this is certainly pop music but not of the formulaic electro-r & b style that has come to dominate the charts.

This album deserves the same success, if not more, than Adele’s 21 has achieved.

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Greenday – Tre

8 Dec

‘Tre’ will be the last album of Green Day’s trilogy and it is a worthy, perfect ending.

As the first two albums ‘Uno’ and ‘Dos’ and this album has its own style. It is musically compared with the two predecessor albums ‘American Idiot ‘and ’21st Century Breakdown’. ‘Uno’ was classic and ‘Dos’ was a little dirty and fun. Thats the reason why everyone will has their own favorite of the CD’s.

In any case, a successful conclusion of the trilogy.

 

PREMIUM Berlin

8 Dec

In January 2003, exactly ten years ago, is the PREMIUM fashion fair held for the first time in Berlin. Concept, location and Berlins creative potential, coupled with the visionary power of Anita Tillmann and Norbert Tillmann, makes the PREMIUM unique and overnight to the hottest event for fashion and lifestyle.

Of January 15 – 17 2013 PREMIUM celebrates 10th anniversary – ten years of fashion expertise, visionary action and fashion networking – but above all, ten years of fashion in Berlin.

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The Script – #3

7 Dec

The third studio album from the Irish Trio The Script was recorded in Los Angeles. ‘Hall Of Fame’ is the first single off the album and it is a perfect introduction. The track is a feature with Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am. The vocals of Danny O’Donoghue and Will.i.am work together so fantastically.

‘Good Ol’ Days’ is the opening track on the record and this is a more uplifting and positive side of the band that we don’t always see. The Script always have O’Donoghue who has brought a very personal feel to his writing once again and ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ as he wears his heart on his sleeve and sings about his own very personal break-up.

The most personal moment on the CD comes in ‘If You Could See Me Now’ that is an incredibly touching and moving song about the loss of a parent. Written by O’Donoghue and Mark Sheeran have penned the track and there is a real power to it as they wonder what their missing parent would make of their success and their achievements. The spoken word is something that works really well for this track and it is not surprising that the two may have struggled to sing these very personal and moving words. They pick up the pace again with ‘Give The Love Around’ in what is an incredibly slick pop track – and a nod back to a sound that we have become use to with their previous releases.

#3 is a great blend of sound as it sees The Script show off a more upbeat side to themselves – ‘Hall of Fame’ being the greatest example – as well as the ballads that they have become so famed for. There is something slightly more mature about their sound and their writing this time around – not to mention the personal element that will no doubt strike a chord with fans.

#3 is the best release from the band so far and this album will certainly bring The Script even more success.

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Florence + The Machine

6 Dec

Fresh from an appearance in July at Phoenix Park, Florence Welch and her band will return before the year’s end for a date in The O2 on 12th December next and, in typical Florence fashion, this won’t be any ordinary gig as fans are invited to show up in their finest fancy dress costumers and celebrate the end of 2012 in style!

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The Weeknd – Trilogy

5 Dec

Are there any hard and fast rules and laws by which the economics of contemporary pop work? While the music industry is excited about copyright violations, and penalties required, an artist gives away his music for free. No, not just a song in order to make it interesting, but several albums.

Between March and December 2011, the 22-year-old Canadian Abel Tesfaye has Berihun under the name The Weeknd released three mixtapes on his website for free download.

His new album ‘Trilogy’ has come again in a paid version on the market, complemented by three new tracks. Maybe it’s because The Weeknd has since worked with Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine and the rap star Drake. The success of the similar-sounding Alex Clare might have played a role.

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River Island Student Shop In

5 Dec

Just tomorrow, December 6, 2012, Students get 20% off in all River Island Stores.

River Island is one of the most successful companies on the High Street. Customers love River Island for their great going-out looks, amazing denim and fabulous shoes and bags, as well as being the perfect place to pick up everything you could need to get a complete head-to-toe look.

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