|If All I Was Was Black
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Mavis Staples "If All I Was Was Black"
|The Very Best of Prince
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This is the "greatest hits" album we've been waiting for: all of Prince's biggest hits packed onto one disc. Arguably the most influential artist of the '80s, Prince is one of the very few musicians of this or any other era to find a massive and intensely loyal audience while still being praised by critics and musical contemporaries alike for his bold experimentalism and prodigious instrumental skills. His brash, high-NRG mix of pop, rock, funk, and psychedelia picked up where Sly Stone left off, and the result was music that was revolutionary in its sonic experimentation and provocative fashion. This collection brings together the absolute best of Prince's Warner Bros. recordings - perhaps the most important recordings since the '70s - on one hit-jammed disc.
Taken literally, this album's title is sure to cause endless arguments. Nothing from Dirty Mind, not a trace of the early anthem "Controversy," no "Erotic City"--no non-LP cuts at all, save some edited single versions--and a cold shoulder to the criminally out-of-print Gold Experience. Damn. As a compendium of 17 key A-sides from 1979 to 1992, however, The Very Best of Prince is (ahem) a quick-'n'-dirty review of the days when the Artist was, in the estimation of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, one of the weirdest musicians in the Top 10. Blessed with both creative cunning and the wish to reach every listener possible, Prince revitalized rock and soul modes from the sex-crazed ("Little Red Corvette") to the cryptically spiritual ("Purple Rain"). Often he blurred lines between attitudes as surely as he did musical ones; the New Testament image of "Thieves in the Temple" became in his hands a complaint about a stolen girlfriend. Though a fine party artifact, this disc is still likely to prove too scanty even for many casual Prince fans. --Rickey Wright
|Best of Temptations Christmas
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Best Of The Temptations Christmas by The Temptations
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|The Chronic [Vinyl LP]
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Dr Dre - Chronic - LP Vinyl Album
|Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
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George has had plenty of hits to fill a 2-CD set, and this collection has all the best: Faith; Careless Whisper; Father Figure; One More Try; Praying for Time; I Knew You Were Waiting (with Aretha Franklin), and more. 29 tracks!
Bathroom escapades aside, there's no denying that George Michael has been responsible for some of the biggest party jams of the '80s and '90s. Have you ever noticed what happens to a room when "Faith" erupts from the speakers? Aside from the funk-fueled "Fastlove," the material from his most recent album, Older, is well and truly overshadowed here by the megahits from days gone by. The first disc starts off slow, with "Careless Whisper" and his remake of "I Can't Make You Love Me" the only real high points among otherwise bland ballads. It's disc 2 that exudes the essence of Michael, with "Fastlove," "Too Funky," and "Freedom 90" providing a nonstop dance-athon, and "I Want Your Sex" and "Faith" picking up the slack. The package also includes his rather unexciting (but hugely popular) duets with Queen and Elton John, his perfect pop pairing with Aretha Franklin, and two new tracks. Set aside some serious time for this one, folks. The hits don't stop. --Rebecca Wallwork
|War & Leisure
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|Take Care [2 LP][Explicit]
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Platinum selling, Grammy nominated recording artist Drake releases his hotly anticipated sophomore album, TAKE CARE. TAKE CARE is his follow up to THANK ME LATER, Drake's debut full length album that opened up at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Features the singles "Headlines" and "Marvin's Room".
- Track Listing:
- 1. Shot for Me
- 2. Headlines
- 3. The Ride feat. The Weekend
- 4. Marvins Room
- 5. Club Paradise
- 6. Her Regrets (Interlude feat The Weekend)
- 7. Her Regrets
- 8. All Kinds feat. Justin Timberlake
- 9. The Real Her feat. Lil Wayne
- 10. Good Ones
- 11. Sing For Me (Interlude)
- 12. Free Spirit feat. Rick Ross
- 13. Lord Know
- 14. Doing It Wrong feat. Stevie Wonder
- 15. Never Enough feat. The Weekend
- 16. To My City
- 17. Take care feat. Nas, 8Ball & MJG, and J. Cole
- 18. Yours Sincerely
|Heartbreak on a Full Moon
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|"Awaken, My Love!" [LP]
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|I Will Always Love You: The Best Of Whitney Houston
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The legacy of Whitney Houston, one of music's most beloved singers, continues with the November 13 release of I Will Always Love You The Best of Whitney Houston (RCA).
Leading the way is the Clive Davis produced track "I Look To You," a brand new duet version featuring previously unreleased vocals by Whitney and newly recorded vocals by R. Kelly. Grammy Award winner R. Kelly wrote and produced the original version from Houston's last studio album of the same name.
"The duet version of 'I Look To You' between Whitney and R. Kelly is purely and simply a knockout. I believe that everyone will remember the first time they heard it and I think a new classic is being born," states Clive Davis, the album s producer and Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment Worldwide.
I Will Always Love You The Best of Whitney Houston will also include "Never Give Up," another never before released song by Houston; written by Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox and Johnta Austin and produced by Dupri and Cox. Rounding out this first ever single disc greatest hits collection are the original versions of the chart topping, award winning hit songs that solidified Houston as "The Voice," including "I Will Always Love You," "Saving All My Love For You," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," and more.