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If you read my post on Anadara over here, you know I’m picky about female vocalists.  I’ve got nothing against women – I just am getting tired of the over-populated female singer-songwriter market, especially within Christian music, and I think it’s time we start to be more willing to critique music that is good (or just OK) but not great.

In this world of female vocalists that all sound the same, Joy Ike is doing things differently enough to be really refreshing.

She’s not way out there and weird in her musical style.  In fact, it’s a pretty “normal” sounding style.  And while her sound can definitely be polished a little more in some areas, listening to her album Good Morning has been an overall really good experience for me.

I’m not entirely sure why, but I really like Joy Ike, and I think you will too.

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I love finding albums by indie artists that few people have heard.  What I hate, though, is finding these artists years after their music has been recorded, gone unnoticed, and been abandoned.

Jordan Boston is one of the latter.  I found him recently on e-music, and I liked his album Awakening enough to download the whole thing.  Unfortunately, it came out way back in 2005 and, to my knowledge, he hasn’t released anything else since then.

My knowledge of music (Christian, indie, neither, or both) is not encyclopedic, so it could be that he’s huge and you all know about him already, but from what I can tell, all he’s got out there is the one album from 3 years ago, and no plans to do anything else. Read the rest of this entry »

Ever since I first heard about Cold War Kids, I’ve been listening to them non-stop.  The edgy vocals, the soulful rock and roll music, the great writing… these guys are great.

If you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, go get their new album Loyalty to Loyalty that was released today.  I’ve read mixed reviews on-line, some good and some bad, but so far I really like it.  It’s similar enough to Robbers and Cowards but different enough to show some new sides to the band.

I’ll try to do a full review with sample tracks sometime soon, but for now, go and grab it up if you want some awesome new music.  The best place (in my opinion) to get it is by signing up at e-music here, but if you insist on paying more for your downloads, here’s a link to Amazon.

I was thinking of doing a full review right now, but it didn’t seem right to offer late-breaking news at a reasonable time.  I’ve got a reputation to uphold after all.

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