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By MICHAEL BOOTH and MICHAEL BOOTH,THE DENVER POST | August 7, 2006
Quick, who's got the best-selling music album of all time? The Beatles, right? The White Album, no doubt, or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, or one of the hits collections. No? Hmmm. Gotta be Elvis, then. Wait, wait, don't say it. It must be the Stones. U2? The Police? Who was bigger than any of those? The Eagles and their little pop masterpieces, that's who. The "top this" distinction of the most copies of one album title ever sold in the United States - 29 million and counting - belongs to The Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 15, 1999
Chris RockBigger and Blacker (Dreamworks 50055)Comedy albums have traditionally fallen into one of two categories: joke collections and party records.Joke collections are by far the most familiar of the two. Although they sometimes include racy language or taboo material, most of what they offer is the safe, radio-friendly comedy made by Bill Cosby, Bob Newhart, Steve Martin or Steven Wright.Party records, on the other hand, are the kind of album people hide on the back shelves so the kids won't find them.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | August 24, 1992
Even though country recordings are climbing the pop charts the way rock releases used to, there are still significant differences between the expectations folks have for rock stars and the way things work over in Nashville.For instance, when a rock or R&B artist takes a couple years to complete an album, nobody gives it a second thought. Heck, a five year wait for a Bruce Springsteen or Def Leppard album is almost considered normal. In country circles, however, any album that takes more than a year to make is immediately marked "overdue," and that posed something of a problem for Clint Black's third album, "The Hard Way."
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | June 7, 2007
Perhaps there's a dearth of great songs out there. Maybe artists just want to interpret the tunes they loved way back when. Whatever the reason, there has lately been a wave of tributes and tribute albums. In the past few weeks, we have seen the release of A Tribute to Joni Mitchell, a star-studded affair featuring the likes of Bjork, James Taylor and Prince interpreting the poetically complex songs of the singer-songwriter. There's also The Sandinista! Project, a song-for-song remake of the Clash's sprawling 1980 Sandinista!
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By RASHOD D. OLLISON | March 24, 2005
I WAS SO ready for him to get off the stage I didn't know what to do. It was standing room only that night about three years ago at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York's Times Square. And Glenn Lewis was numbing my brain trying to come off sexy while jacking Stevie Wonder-isms throughout his performance. The neo-soul singer was sharing a bill with Tweet, and I really had come to check her out, anyway. The ebony-haired, pouty-lipped beauty had rocketed into the Top 10 with her naughty single "Oops (Oh My)
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 18, 1995
After Tejano-music superstar Selena Quintanilla was gunned down by a disgruntled employee at a Texas motel four months ago, there was a good deal of sad talk about how the "Mexican Madonna" was just about to make it into the mainstream. According to her record company, EMI, Selena was in the process of recording her first English-language album, one many of her mourners believed would have made the 24-year-old as big a star among Anglos as she was in the Latin music market.Selena never finished that album, but that hasn't stopped EMI. Although "Dreaming of You" (EMI 43123, arriving in stores today)
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 12, 2004
They're still the way you remember them. Sort of. If you were around in the early '80s and tuned into this new channel called MTV, then you know all about Duran Duran: five stylish British guys who always looked coolly detached and glamorous. The band was among the first acts to exploit the video medium, using grand cinematic styles. Remember the video for "Rio"? The dudes were jet-setting playboys. And in the clip for "Hungry Like the Wolf," they were great adventurers reminiscent of something out of Raiders of the Lost Ark. And, yes, there was the music: synth-heavy and lyrically ambiguous.
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By Los Angeles Times | June 6, 2004
Should Prince's new Musicology go down in the pop annals as "The Asterisk Album?" It has earned one on a couple of fronts -- first, for the sales boost that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician got by distributing a copy of his latest CD to everyone attending his current concert tour, and second, for prompting Billboard magazine this past week to change its sales chart policy because of that. Musicology is Prince's hottest album in years, partially because Nielsen SoundScan, whose figures are used by Billboard to determine chart position, has counted as "sales" the more than 150,000 copies given to fans that have attended his concert tour.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | February 28, 1992
WAYNE'S WORLDMusic from the Motion Picture (Reprise 26805)What makes the denizens of "Wayne's World" so believable is the attention to detail Mike Myers and Dana Carvey lavish on Wayne and Garth; not only do these two look like typical suburban rivet-heads, but they talk and think like them, too. So why doesn't the soundtrack album to "Wayne's World" ring as true? Part of the problem has to do with movie production up-sizing -- for instance, taking the raucously amateurish "Wayne's World Theme" and inflating it to the album-rock proportions found here.
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By Mike Himowitz | June 19, 2000
Over the last year I've waxed poetic about online photo-sharing sites, which allow you to post digital snapshots in Web albums that your family and friends can view and download. The only problem with this approach is that not everyone in your family may have a Web connection, or at least one that's fast enough to make downloading large digital images worthwhile. And once they download photos, many people don't know what to do with them. That's why I was intrigued and ultimately delighted by FlipAlbum CD Maker from E-Book Systems (www.
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