Tracy Lawrence – The Rock (2009) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Tracy_Lawrence-The_Rock-CD-FLAC-2009-FLACME
Artist: Tracy Lawrence
Album: The Rock
Genre: Country
Year: 2009
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:34:18
Size: 228.05 MB

On his first country-gospel album Tracy Lawrence pulls out all the stops. A traditional singer with a whole lot of twang in his voice, Lawrence sounds as comfortable singing songs about the Lord as he does singing straight country. The opening track, the fiddle- and steel-fuelled “Dear Lord,” sets the tone for the entire album. Lawrence wisely recorded a batch of songs that don’t beat people over the head with self-righteous religious rhetoric. Whether he’s singing in the voice of the Bible on the poignant “The Book You Never Read,” or offering a piece of simple advice to the hurting on the sweeping ballad “Say a Prayer,” the singer openly shares his faith. “Somebody Who Would Die for You” is the album highlight. Lawrence digs down deep and delivers one of the album’s most soulful vocal performances. The singer sees Jesus in the face of the ones we turn away when they need us most. A line inspired by the Columbine shootings will hit a lot of listeners in the heart. The Rock is a positive collection that will appeal to people of all faiths.

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Tracy Lawrence – For The Love (2007) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Tracy_Lawrence-For_The_Love-CD-FLAC-2007-FLACME
Artist: Tracy Lawrence
Album: For The Love
Genre: Country
Year: 2007
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:38:42
Size: 257.38 MB

For the Love represents not only the next step on Tracy’s musical journey, but also the first release on his own label, Rocky Comfort Records. It’s a collection of songs that showcases Tracy’s classic, traditional country sound while also pushing his artistic boundaries. Featuring the smash can’t-get-it-outta-yer-head first single ‘Find Out Who Your Friends Are,’ the self-penned ‘Speed Of Flight,’ and a few very special guests on For The Love (3 Doors Down’s Brad Arnold) and a bonus version of ‘Find Out Who Your Friends Are’ A (whit Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney). This CD has a little something for old and new Tracy fans alike.

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Toby Keith – That Dont Make Me A Bad Guy (2008) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Toby_Keith-That_Dont_Make_Me_A_Bad_Guy-CD-FLAC-2008-FLACME
Artist: Toby Keith
Album: That Dont Make Me A Bad Guy
Genre: Country
Year: 2008
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:41:50
Size: 283.91 MB

Toby Keith has 23 Number 1 songs to his credit making him one of the premier singer and songwriters of any music genre. BMI has honored Toby with an award for over 50 million detected airplay spins placing him along side Elton John and the Bee Gees just to name a couple legends. He continues his consistent streak with his latest single ‘She Never Cried in Front of Me’ rapidly ascending up the country radio charts towards another number 1. This album features 11 new tracks either written or co-written by Toby. His 2008 Biggest and Baddest Tour is to date his the most successful of his career!

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Toby Keith – Big Dog Daddy (2007) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Toby_Keith-Big_Dog_Daddy-CD-FLAC-2007-FLACME
Artist: Toby Keith
Album: Big Dog Daddy
Genre: Country
Year: 2007
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:37:51
Size: 254.87 MB

On his first totally controlled album for his own label, Toby Keith adds another title to his rsum: producer. Throughout, the former Oklahoma wildcatter, who’s taken heat for his blustery patriotism and outspoken remarks, seems to be seeking new respect, shifting the focus off of politics and grandstanding and back to his talents as a musician. While his last album, White Trash with Money, found him flirting with R&B and adding horns for a bit more bump, his latest effort finds him nearly in a singer-songwriter mood, taking more time to craft the sound of the tracks and laying down his own harmonies. He’s still relying on gimmicky wordplay and cartoon puffery for his full-tilt radio numbers (“High Maintenance Woman,” “Big Dog Daddy”), but he also showcases the sensitive, ballad-heavy side of his personality that hasn’t been as apparent since the ’90s (“Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You,” “We Were in Love”). He achieves this with some fine cowriting–the winsome “I Know She Hung the Moon” and “Walk It Off,” and the lusty “Burnin’ Moonlight.” He also finds two excellent covers, Fred Eaglesmith’s “White Rose” (which combines nostalgia for full-service gas stations with that of a teen’s coming of age) and the thoughtful Craig Wiseman/Chris Wallin ballad “Love Me If You Can.” The latter, a quiet social commentary, revisits Keith’s familiar theme of holding one’s ground, but with a far more compassionate approach than he’s tried before. Consider it a meditation from a brash king of the hill who hasn’t forgotten how to be humble. –Alanna Nash

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Timmy’s Organism – Survival Of The Fiendish (2018) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Timmys_Organism-Survival_of_the_Fiendish-CD-FLAC-2018-GRAVEWISH
Artist: Timmy’s Organism
Album: Survival Of The Fiendish
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Year: 2018
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:41:00
Size: 286.86 MB

The fifth studio album from Timmy’s Organism is another blast of hot-wired rock fury similar to the Detroit trio’s Third Man release Heartless Heathen, rather than the project’s weirder, noisier early material. Kicking off with the sound of a motorcycle revving up and tearing out, Timmy Vulgar howls “I’m gonna puke fire!” during the opening salvo “Guzzle Gasoline.” Subsequent songs continue in the vein of shouty, hearty rock & roll, sometimes augmenting the standard guitar/bass/drums formation with piano or organ. Tracks like “Murder City Mayhem” and standout “Wall of Grey” reflect on the bleakness of living in Detroit, but the group choose to blast through the malaise rather than get mired in it. “South Shore Train” is a detour into hazy, swaying pub psychedelia, with a shout-along chorus and Mazzy Star-like guitars, but it’s back to swaggering garage rock with “Selfish Little Queen.” “God of Comedy” is Vulgar at his most storming and triumphant, wailing at full throttle and unleashing a diabolical guitar solo. On the finale “Misunderstood,” the group proudly declare themselves outcasts, ensuring the world that they will never change. Going by releases like Survival of the Fiendish, there’s absolutely no reason for them to.

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Tim McGraw – Let It Go (2007) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Tim_Mcgraw-Let_It_Go-CD-FLAC-2007-FLACME
Artist: Tim McGraw
Album: Let It Go
Genre: Country
Year: 2007
Tracks: 14
Duration: 00:56:48
Size: 374.89 MB

More of a happy-go-lucky artist in his younger days, Tim McGraw here sounds as if he carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. After the comparatively lighthearted, irresistibly catchy opening single, “Last Dollar (Fly Away),” most of the midtempo material that follows ranges from the somber to the morose. There’s the night-shift weariness of “I’m Workin’,” the alcohol-drenched heartbreak of “Whiskey and You,” and the soul-tortured title track. Even a song with the upbeat title “Put Your Lovin’ on Me” has McGraw asking his lover to “be my drug” and “take this weight off me.” Things turn positively lethal with “Between the River and Me,” the story of revenge on an alcoholic, wife-beating stepfather. The set also features the obligatory duet of marital devotion with Faith Hill (“I Need You”) and a couple of nods toward classic country (“Kristofferson” and the closing “Shotgun Rider,” which could be McGraw’s “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”). “Nothin’ to Die For” returns to the inspirational vein of “Live Like You Were Dying,” but little here finds McGraw in a feel-good mode. –Don McLeese

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Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane – The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings (2006) [FLAC]

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Release Name: Thelonious_Monk_With_John_Coltrane-The_Complete_1957_Riverside_Recordings-2CD-FLAC-2006-FLACME
Artist: Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
Album: The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2006
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:45:53
Size: 630.89 MB

The 2005 release of Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall brought fresh attention to a brilliant musical partnership, though one of the least recorded. While the Monk/Coltrane association lasted only a few months in 1957, it coincided with Monk’s emergence as a major figure and with the first flowering of Coltrane’s genius. This two-CD set collects all of their studio meetings, including previously unreleased takes. There’s the surprise trio version of “Monk’s Mood,” which the pianist inserted in a solo album; the Monk’s Music septet sessions pairing Coltrane with Coleman Hawkins (now including the errant “Blues for Tomorrow,” a Gigi Gryce tune recorded when Monk fell asleep at the keyboard); and the three superb tracks that constituted the sole studio documentation of the great quartet. Coltrane manages a virtual piano part on “Trinkle Tinkle,” suggesting just how musically close the two became. Producer Orrin Keepnews provides an illuminating essay on the circumstances surrounding this essential chapter in jazz history. –Stuart Broomer

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