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My Indigo by My Indigo – track review

Sharon Den Adel is vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal legends Within Temptation. Over the years she gathered reputation of one of best female vocalists of this generation for a good reason. Together with Within Temptation she left major influence on lot of modern metal bands and personally I always loved her as a vocalist and Within Temptation as a band. Still to this day The Unforgiving, The Heart of Everything and The Silent Force are some of my favorite albums of all time.

So, this came out of sudden. After whole week of that “promotion” that frankly made me fear what is about to happen we get this new song from Sharon’s side project. So how is it?

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After Laughter by Paramore – album review

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. While not a band member, Justin Meldal-Johnsen plays bass guitar on their most recent album.

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The group released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005, with the album reaching number eight on the UK Rock Chart and number thirty on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. While it only had a minimal commercial performance initially, the album and its lead single “Pressure” were eventually certified Gold by the RIAA after the success of the band’s later material. This album was pretty solid release if you ask me. Lot of really good songs like “All We Know”, “Pressure”, “Emergency”. If I had to choose my least favorite song from this album then it would be “My Heart”, but still solid track.

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2 years later they released their breakthrough album which made them household name “Riot. Lead single “Misery Business” peaked at #26 on Billboard hot 100. The album is said to explore a “diverse range of styles,” while not straying far from the “signature sound” of their debut album. Honestly, on this album we see Paramore improving a lot. Both singing-wise and instrumental-wise. Hayley’s vocals are much more into your face and guitar parts are much more refined and better structured

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In 2009, Paramore released their best album in my opinion, Brand New Eyes. This album is Paramore at its peak. Some of the best Paramore songs like “Ignorance”, “Careful”, “All I Wanted”, “Brick by Boring Brick” are on this album. This is not only my favorite Paramore album, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. Hayley’s vocal performance on this album is amazing, best of her career in my opinion. Guitar work of Josh Farro and Taylor York is even better than on Riot.

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After Brand New Eyes Paramore went to other direction. With their self titled album which was released in 2013 they were looking to explore more poppier side of their sound. Two original members left the band before the recordings of this album. Brothers Josh and Zac Farro. Josh’s guitar parts were one of two reasons why I like Brand New Eyes so much and I guess him not being on this album was main reason why I liked it less than Brand New Eyes but still it is pretty solid album.

In 2017 Paramore came back with new album called After Laughter. So, how is it?

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÷(Divide) by Ed Sheeran – album review

Ed Sheeran is English singer/songwriter from  Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey, as an undergraduate from the age of 18 in autumn 2009. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Foxx

In 9 September 2011 he released his debut album +(plus). + was ok album, little bit bland and kinda cheesy, but still decent debut album. It had a lot of potential but it was wasted sadly. After + Ed Sheeran’s career was becoming bigger and bigger. He got nominated for Grammy with “A Team” and he appeared on Taylor Swift’s album called “Red”

His second studio album, x (read as “multiply”), was released on 23 June 2014.It peaked at number one in the UK and the US. In 2015, x won the Brit Award for Album of the Year, and he received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. His single from x, “Thinking Out Loud”, earned him two Grammy Awards at the 2016 ceremony: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. As part of his world tour, Sheeran played three sold-out concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium in July 2015, his biggest solo shows to date.”x” was much better album than “+” which can be proven with songs like “Don’t”,”I’m Mess” and “Sing”. Those songs are easily one of the best songs of 2015.

After that Ed Sheeran went on little hiatus and in end of the 2016 he announced his third album “÷”(Divide). So is “÷”(Divide) any good?

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