Named "one of the finest songwriters of her generation" by The New York Times, Aimee Mann has gained quite a following of devoted fans since her debut album Whatever in 1993. Charmer is her eighth studio album. The new Mann album is aptly titled: she is fascinated by people's charming behaviors, which usually hide some manipulative intentions. The album includes a duet with James Mercer of The Shins on "Living A Lie". The Music On Vinyl gatefold issue of Charmer will be pressed on mint green vinyl, a unique feature! Aimee Mann tours Europe in January 2013.
It is an utter and complete joy to listen to this third album of the Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. For the recording of this album they hooked up with the legendary producer John Leckie who was able to help them capture the excitement of their live gigs. The tracks are dancing between ancient and futuristic Latin Rock to romantically seductive Folk. Rodrigo y Gabriela, where metal chops, flamenco, and tango music become entwined in a musical ménage à trois.
Blue eyed Philly Soul icons Daryl Hall & John Oates were one of the few white groups to ever break into the top positions of the R&B charts. Their fifth album Bigger Than Both Of Us (1976) enabled them to continue the golden success of its predecessor Daryl Hall & John Oates. Noteworthy tracks are "Rich Girl", opening track "Back Together Again" and "Do What You Want, Be What You Are". Bigger Than Both Of Us is a diverse and poppy album with a soul twist!
Dutch New Wave Pop group Gruppo Sportivo released their debut album 10 Mistakes in 1978 to national and international acclaim. The band's singer and main songwriter Hans Vandenburg is famous for writing contagiously catchy melodies and lyrics that deal with anti-heroic tales. 10 Mistakes stayed in the Dutch hitcharts for a whopping 21 weeks. Especially "Rock 'N Roll" proved to be hit material. Further highlights on this album are opening track "Beep Beep Lover", "Superman" and "Mission á Paris".