Thursday, November 6, 2014

Album of The Year & New Music

The 48th annual Country Music Awards aired on the ABC network last night. Similar to the Oscars and the Grammys, the winners are chosen by industry professionals all around the world, including peers. It is one of the longest running music awards show’s on television. Last night, Miranda Lambert made Country music history by becoming the “most decorated female artist in the history of the CMA awards” according to Ms. Lambert’s “Platinum” LP was awarded Album of The Year. Single Of The Year was also given to her for her track from the LP entitled “Automatic”  The artist also took home the Female Vocalist of The Year award for the fifth consecutive time. That breaks the records of Reba McEntire and Martina McBride who have each been given that particular prize four times. There are some rumors that she may already be a Grammy favorite for early 2015. “Platinum” is available on Freegal.

In addition to award-winning songs, there is also brand new music to listen to on Freegal.


 Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete LP

RollingStone calls this new release “The greatest album Bob Dylan never intended to make” and gave it 5 stars out of 5.

The New York Daily News writes “ This collection will matter to anyone who cares about music”

A review from The Guardian says “...timeless…five stars out of five”

Calvin Harris: Motion LP

If you did not hear the Calvin Harris hit “Summer” over the months of June, July and August, you most likely don’t listen to pop radio.  The song had a tight grip on the charts the entire season. Mr. Harris now gives us new highly danceable hits that include collaborations with a wide variety of musicians such as Haim, Tinashe, Big Sean,  and Gwen Stefani.

-The Doobie Brothers: Southbound LP
-Kidz Bop Kids: Christmas Wish List LP
-Dillon Francis: Money Sucks, Friends Rule LP
-Bush: Man On The Run LP
-Pentatonix: That’s Christmas to Me LP
-Gavin DeGraw: Finest Hour, The Best of Gavin Degraw LP