Lloyd Cole – Standards (2013)

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Lloyd Cole – Standards (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Tapete Records #TR 261

After a decade spent issuing mostly acoustic singer/songwriter offerings, Lloyd Cole returns to rock & roll proper with Standards. This 11-song set was crowd-funded and recorded in Los Angeles, New York, and Massachusetts. Cole enlists the help of old friends in his rhythm section: bassist Matthew Sweet, drummer Fred Maher, and former Commotions' keyboardist Blair Cowan, and features appearances by Joan "As Police Woman" Wasserman and her guitarist son Will. Though he'd once sworn off electric rock, Cole changed his mind, and has re-embraced the rootsy, hooky pop/rock he made decades ago. His songwriting signature – wry humor – is firmly entrenched here, as are his dark love songs…

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Electric Light Orchestra – Live (2013) {Japanese Edition}

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Electric Light Orchestra – Live (2013) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 397 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 134 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Classic Rock | Avalon #MICP-30043

Electric Light Orchestra's 2012 concert album Live brings together tracks Jeff Lynne and his band recorded for a PBS special at CBS Television City in 2001. This is the ensemble that toured in support of ELO's 2001 studio album, Zoom, and appeared on VH1 Storytellers. Lynne has always been an avowed studio rat, more comfortable crafting his rock productions behind a soundboard than playing them in front of a live audience. This is partly the reason that the Lynne-helmed version of ELO stopped touring after 1981's Time. Subsequently, there haven't been very many proper ELO concert albums. Which is not to say that the band doesn't sound fantastic here, because it does…

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Natalia Mateo – You (2013)

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Natalia Mateo – You
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 41:31 min | 211 MB
Label: Self Released | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2013
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Folk

“Jazz blossoms with deep roots” is how the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper summarised a concert appearance of Natalia Mateo. This 1983 born vocalist is a wanderer between the worlds – musically and in real life. Born in Poland, raised in Austria and now living in Germany, she has absorbed the most varied of impressions and cultures into her being: She draws from the Slavic ballad tradition, from American jazz and singer-songwriters ranging from Joni Mitchell to Amy MacDonald, and from contemporary pop and rock music. More ›››