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I am twenty years old and an aspiring writer and critic from the prairies. Music is my life and I admire so many different types from so many different backgrounds. I hope to share that love with shoppers and maybe even introduce people to some artists they might not have thought to check out.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,124 - Total Helpful Votes: 172 of 211
Draw The Line (Digi) ~ David Gray
Draw The Line (Digi) ~ David Gray
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Once Again, Sept. 23 2009
David Gray has been making records for a long long time and though he could be considered a bit of a one-hit wonder, has never made a bad or TRULY inconsistent album; rather, his sound has changed over time but he remains a constant in my playlists because of his amazingly beautiful lyrics and brash, passionate vocals.

"Draw the Line" is a fresh collection of tunes that demonstrate Gray's maturity. While older albums reflect an angry, political side of Gray, this album is about love and growing and personality. And I think it's totally wonderful.

"Nemesis" is a magical track with lines that are sometimes so poignant and sometimes kind of shocking and saddening ("I am… Read more
The Boy Who Knew Too Much ~ Mika (Rock)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"Life in Cartoon Motion" was a fresh, incredibly original debut from Mika, who is un-questionably talented as a vocalist (often drawing Freddie Mercury comparisons) but also has fabulous chops as a songwriter, crafting songs that are energetic rompers full of big anthemic choruses, creative arrangements and clever quippy lines. His sophomore, "The Boy Who Knew Too Much" is even MORE fun and creative than its predecessor and one of the most fun, likable records of the year so far. A master class in pop, Mika is sure to be played in clubs and parties and weddings and everywhere else for years to come.

Single and master track "We Are Golden" is a shout-it-out singalong anthem that… Read more
For Emma Forever Ago ~ Bon Iver
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I would regard Damien Rice's "O" as possibly the best debut album in the last decade. But I would place "For Emma, Forever Ago" as a close second.

We all know the story; Justin Vernon, who just so happens to have the ethereal, silvery voice of an angel, gets dumped by his girlfriend (maybe the craziest woman alive?) and faced other hardships like the breaking-up of his current band and a case of mononucleosis, retreats to a cabin in Wisconsin, and records this record. The story is enchanting, the record is even more so.

I can't quite put into words how real and raw this record is; it's not only vocally haunting but lyrically jaw-dropping and the songs are mellow and… Read more

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