Monday, July 14, 2008

The Roots - Things Fall Apart

Genre: Hip-hop (Think A Tribe Called Quest)
Size: 91.67 MB

"Things Fall Apart is a hip hop album by the Philadelphia based group The Roots, released on February 23, 1999, by Geffen Records. Things Fall Apart is considered to be the group's breakthrough album, and includes the song "You Got Me" which won the group a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The album was also nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album (which was won by Eminem for The Slim Shady LP). Rolling Stone calls it a "top-flight record", and Allmusic calls it "one of the cornerstone albums of alternative rap." The album's opening track, "Act Won", contains an excerpt from the Spike Lee film, Mo' Better Blues. The excerpt is from a scene where Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes are discussing the current state of African American music (or culture in general) after a gig.The album takes its title from Chinua Achebe's novel of the same name.

1. Act Won...Things Fall Apart
2. Table Of Contents (Parts 1 & 2)
3. The Next Movement (ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff)
4. Step Into The Realm
5. The Spark
6. Dynamite!
7. Without A Doubt
8. Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
9. Double Trouble
10. Act Too...The Love Of My Life
11. 100% Dundee
12. Diedre Vs. Dice
13. Adrenaline
14. 3rd Act: ? Vs. Scratch 2...Electric Boogaloo
15. You Got Me
16. You Don't See Us
17. Return To Innocence Lost
18. Act Fore...The End?


Madvillain - Madvillainy

Genre: Hip Hop
Size: 39.14 MB
"Madvillainy was praised for its unique and innovative approach to hip hop: short songs, recondite lyrics, few choruses and a sound which was generally unfriendly to commercial radio. The album nevertheless achieved moderate commercial success, peaking at #179 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and attracted much attention from media outlets not usually covering hip hop music, including The New Yorker."

1. Illest Villains
2. Accordion
3. Meat Grinder
4. Bistro
5. Raid - MED, Madvillain
6. America's Most Blunted - Madvillain, Quasimoto
7. Sickfit [Instrumental]
8. Rainbows
9. Curls
10. Do Not Fire! [Instrumental]
11. Money Folder
12. Shadows of Tomorrow - Madvillain, Quasimoto
13. Operation Lifesaver AKA Mint Test
14. Figaro
15. Hardcore Hustle - Madvillain, Wildchild
16. Strange Ways
17. Fancy Clown - Madvillain, Viktor Vaughn, Viktor Vaughn
18. Eye - Stacy Epps, Madvillain
19. Supervillain Theme [Instrumental]
20. All Caps
21. Great Day Today
22. Rhinestone Cowboy


Cake - Fashion Nugget

Genre: College Rock/Alternative Rock
Size: 43.51 MB

"Fashion Nugget is the second album by Cake, an alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. It was released in 1996 , and contains fourteen songs. "The Distance" became one of the band's biggest hits, and managed to help the album go platinum. An instrumental version of "Italian Leather Sofa" was later used as the theme song for the TV show Mission Hill. The album received a Parental Advisory sticker for profanity in "I Will Survive" (a single instance of 'fucking', which was not in the original version by Gloria Gaynor) and extensive use of 'fuck' in the chorus of 'Nugget'.

1. Frank Sinatra
2. The Distance
3. Friend Is A Four Letter Word
4. Open Book
5. Daria
6. Race Car Ya-Yas
7. I Will Survive [Cover]
8. Stickshifts and Safetybelts
9. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps [Cover]
10. It's Coming Down
11. Nugget
12. She'll Come Back To Me
13. Italian Leather Sofa
14. Sad Songs and Waltzes


Thursday, July 10, 2008

James Gang - James Gang Rides Again

Genre: Classic Heavy Rock
Size: 47.99 MB

"The exceptionally talented Rock group James Gang have released their CD entitled Rides Again. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe James Gang fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Rides Again their artistic excellence is on full display as they have once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be their best work to date.

It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all, with each song standing tall on it's own.

One of the nicer things about a CD like this is with this level of talent even if Rock isn’t your favorite style you still can’t help but appreciate the greatness of the musicians.

Overall Rides Again is outstanding from beginning to end. One of those CDs that after a few listens the songs are just etched into your memory. A must have for the Rock fan. Really sensational from beginning to end.

While the entire album is outstanding some of my favorites are track 5 - Tend My Garden, track 7 - There I Go Again, and track 9 - Ashes The Rain And I

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On Repeat"] is track 1 - Funk #49. Outstanding!"


1. Funk #49
2. Asshton Park
3. Woman
4. The Bomber
5. Tend My Garden
6. Garden Gate
7. There I Go Again
8. Thanks
9. Ashes, The Rain, And I


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Harmonium - Si On Avait Besoin D'Une Cinquième Saison

Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Size: 83.54 MB

"Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison (If We Needed a Fifth Season), also known as Les Cinq Saisons (The Five Seasons), is the second album from Quebec band Harmonium, released in 1975. The album marks a departure from the folk rock sound of Harmonium towards a unique progressive rock sound. Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau and Louis Valois are joined this time by Pierre Daigneault and Serge Locat. Marie Bernard also provides her expertise for the Ondes Martenot, while Judi Richards sings in "Histoires sans paroles". The album's theme revolves around the four seasons, with a track for each, and a new fifth season in "Histoires Sans Paroles", a 17-minute song. "Dixie" is also a notable track because of Locat's unforgettable piano solo. Si on avait besoin d'une cinquième saison, while a transitional album, became an influential album in Quebec's music history. Some lyrics on this album, like on Depuis l'Automne can show the separatist ideology shared by the band at that time.

1. Vert (Green)
2. Dixie (Une Toune Qui Me Revient) (Dixie [A Tune That I Remind])
3. Depuis L'automne (Since The Autumn)
4. En Pleine Face (Right In The Face)
5. Histoires Sans Paroles (Stories Without Lyrics)


Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove

Genre: Funk
Size: 86.16 MB


One Nation Under a Groove

is the tenth album by American funk/soul/rock band Funkadelic. It was released in September of 1978 on Warner Bros. Records . One Nation Under a Groove was Funkadelic's most commercially successful album, and one of its most critically lauded; it is widely considered one of the best funk albums of all time, and one of the most influential albums of the late 1970s. It was the first album to include keyboardist and frequent songwriter Walter "Junie" Morrison. The album also marks the pinnacle of Michael Hampton's development as a guitarist as he matured from a seventeen-year old prodigy to a disciplined master of the instrument. One Nation Under a Groove is a very loose concept album (as are most of Funkadelic's), essentially declaring the power of Funk (see P Funk mythology) to do two interconnected things: become an open-minded, happy and goal oriented person, and dance well. This is the power of Funk stated in less clear terms on previous albums (Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow). The last three tracks of CD reissues were originally distributed as "bonus-EP". Some latter vinyl editions omit these tracks. In 2003, the album was ranked number 177 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It appeared on Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century list. In 2006, the album gained renewed exposure when the title track was featured in the internet phenomenon video The Spirit of Truth.

1. One Nation Under A Groove
2. Groovallegiance
3. Who Says a Funk Band Can't Play Rock?!
4. Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doo-Doo Chasers)
5. Into You
6. Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll!)
7. Lunchmeatophobia (Think!...It Ain't Illegal Yet!)
8. P.E. Squad/DooDoo Chasers ('Going All-The-Way Off' Instrumental)
9. Maggot Brain [Live]


Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?

Genre: Latin American Rock (Think Los Lonely Boys, but better.)
Size: 46.38 MB

"How Will the Wolf Survive? is the major label debut album of Los Lobos. In 1989, it was ranked #30 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. In 2003, the album was ranked number 461 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time."

"Los Lobos's ability to wade through disparate musical styles isn't the stuff of Elvis and the Beatles, but Los Lobos did it on their debut album. And, unlike much of the material Los Lobos cut their teeth on as a Los Angeles Top 40 cover band, there is nothing lowest-common-denominator about the band's original music. "Don't Worry Baby" is a blues rocker gritty enough for John Lee Hooker; rockabilly meets country, courtesy of David Hidalgo's lap steel, on "Our Last Night"; Cesar Rosas pays homage to the band's Mexican roots on the mariachi-style "Corrido #1"; and "Will the Wolf Survive?" is an infectious jangle rocker that became an early MTV hit. Seamless. File under American Music."

1. Don't Worry Baby
2. A Matter of Time
3. Corrido #1
4. Our Last Night
5. The Breakdown
6. I Got Loaded
7. Serenata Nortena
8. Evangeline
9. I Got to Let You Know
10. Lil' King of Everything
11. Will the Wolf Survive?



Sorry about not updating daily. Work has got me by the balls...
So to make up for my tardiness, I'll be uploading 4 albums.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Cut Chemist - Audience is Listening

Genre: Hip-hop Electronica
Size: 63.59 MB

"The debut album from Cut Chemist, formerly of pioneering underground hip-hop group Jurassic 5, The Audience's Listening is evocative of an era when sound enthusiasts put out records for the adventure of it, not as a vehicle tied to hit singles and booty-shaking videos. Using a turntable, mixer and computer to create the songs, this gifted DJ has conjured an homage to what is possible. Varied, uplifting and unexpected, rooted in hip-hop but leaping into new sonic territory, The Audience's Listening offers musical magic created by the alchemist known as Cut Chemist."

1. Motivational Speaker
2. [My 1st] Big Break
3. The Lift
4. The Garden
5. Spat
6. What's the Altitude [Feat. Hymnal]
7. Metrorail Thru Space
8. Storm [Feat. Edan and Mr. Lif]
9. 2266 Cambridge [Feat. Thes One]
10. Spoon
11. A Peak in Time
12.The Audience is Listening Theme Song


Friday, July 4, 2008

Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years (CD4)

Genre: Bossa Nova
Size: 70.1 MB

Continued from Wikipedia:
"In 1972, Getz recorded in the fusion idiom with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. This group, without Getz, went on to be the famous Return to Forever, and many of the pieces including "La Fiesta" remained in their repertoire. In this period Getz experimented with an Echoplex on his saxophone, for which critics vilified him. He eventually discarded fusion and "electric jazz", returning to acoustic jazz, while at the same time gradually de-emphasizing the Bossa Nova, opting for more esoteric and less-mainstream jazz. He had a cameo in the movie The Exterminator (1980). Towards the end of his life the now drug-free Getz had another creative peak with a group including the pianist Kenny Barron, whom Getz described as "my musical other half". In 1986, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame."

1. Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
2. Menina Moca (Young Lady)
3. Outra Vez (Once Again)
4. Winter Moon
5. Do What You Do, Do
6. Samba De Sahra (Sahra's Samba)
7. Maracatu-Too
8. Eu E Voce (Me and You)
9. Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
10. The Girl From Ipanema


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years (CD3)

Genre: Bossa Nova
Size: 70.1 MB

Continued from Wikipedia:
"Returning to America from Europe in 1961, Getz became a central figure in introducing bossa nova music to the U.S. audience. Teaming with guitarist Charlie Byrd, who had just returned from a U.S. State Department tour of Brazil, Getz recorded Jazz Samba in 1962 and it became a hit. The title track was an adaptation of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "One Note Samba (Samba de Uma Nota Só)". Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado", off of the same album. As a follow-up, Getz recorded Jazz Samba Encore! with one of the originators of bossa nova, Brazilian guitarist Luiz Bonfa.

He then recorded the album Getz/Gilberto with Tom Jobim, João Gilberto and his wife, Astrud Gilberto. Their "The Girl from Ipanema" won a Grammy Award. The piece became one of the most well-known latin jazz cuts of all time. Getz/Gilberto won two Grammys (Best Album and Best Single), besting The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, a victory for Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz. A live album, Getz/Gilberto #2, followed, as did Getz Au Go Go, a recording made live at the Cafe Au Go Go. Unfortunately, Getz' affair with Astrud Gilberto brought an end to his musical partnership with her and her husband and he began to move away from bossa-nova and back to cool jazz. Even while still working with the Gilbertos, he recorded Nobody Else But Me an album of straightforward jazz with a new quartet including vibraphonist Gary Burton, but Verve Records, wishing to continue building the Getz brand with bossa-nova, refused to release it. It eventually came out 30 years later, after Getz had died."


1. Girl from Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. Para Machuchar Meu Coracao (To Hurt My Heart)
4. Desafindao
5. Corcavado (Quiet Nights)
6. So Danco Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sohando Dreamer
9. Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
10. It Might As Well Be Spring
11. Eu E Voce (Me and You)
12. Only Trust Your Heart
13. Telephone Song
14. One Not Samba


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years (CD2)

Genre: Bossa Nova
Size: 63.02 MB

Continued from Wikipedia:

"In 1943, he was accepted into Jack Teagarden's band, and because of his youth he became Teagarden's ward. Getz also played along with Nat King Cole and Lionel Hampton. After playing for Stan Kenton, Jimmy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman, Getz was a soloist with Woody Herman from 1947 to 1949 in 'The Second Herd' and he first gained wide attention as one of the band's saxophonists, who were known collectively as 'The Four Brothers', the others being Serge Chaloff, Zoot Sims and Herbie Steward. With Herman, he had a hit with "Early Autumn" and after Getz left 'The Second Herd' he was able to launch his solo career. He would be the leader on almost all of his recording sessions after 1950.

In the 1950s, Getz became popular playing cool jazz with Horace Silver, Johnny Smith, Oscar Peterson, and many others. His first two quintets were notable for their personnel, including Charlie Parker's rhythm section of drummer Roy Haynes, pianist Al Haig and bassist Tommy Potter. A 1953 line-up of the Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz Sextet featured Gillespie, Getz, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Max Roach."


1. Sambalero
2. So Danco Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
3. Insensatez (How Insensitive)
4. O Morro Nao Tem Vez
5. Samba De Duas Notas (Two Note Samba)
6. Menina Flor
7. Mania De Maria
8. Saudade Vem Correndo
9. Um Abraco No Getz (A Tribute to Getz)
10. Ebony Samba (Second Version)
11.Ebony Samba (First Version)
12. Tribute to Stan


Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Working on setting everything up. Please be patient.