Asian Travels 2

Asian Travels 2

The initial Asian Travels compilation caused a stir when it was released in 2000, and this second installment is every bit as alluring.
Thalía

Thalía

In Thalía, Mexican singer/actress Thalía brings forth a new sound that aims to be earthier, edgier, and far more rock-driven than her previous, more dulcified pop.
For Ella

For Ella

Such Austin pop/R&B gems as "Baby Come to Me" may find their way onto smooth jazz radio, but at her core, Austin has often exhibited the heart of a jazz singer—and that's what's on display here.
Peter Gabriel 3, Peter Gabriel 4/Security, So, Passion

Peter Gabriel 3, Peter Gabriel 4/Security, So, Passion

Although Peter Gabriel has shied from the limelight during the past decade, Universal's state-of-the-art reissue of his catalog should help remind record buyers of his status as an uncommonly creative, humanistic talent.
Living With the Blues

Living With the Blues

Duke Robillard has been widely acknowledged as one of the great blues guitarists for years, though lately he's been keen on jazz.
Genetic World

Genetic World

The groundbreaking theater work By the Hand of the Father had its premiere two years ago in Los Angeles. Created by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo, Alejandro Escovedo, and Eric Gutierrez—with songs written primarily by Escovedo—By the Hand of the Father recounts the experiences of Escovedo's father's generation; that is, Mexicans who made their way north to the U.S. to build new lives.
Vanessa

Vanessa

With a formidable list of accompaniment vocal credits on her rÉsumÉ, including such gospel royalty as Yolanda Adams and the Canton Spirituals, Williams (not to be confused with the pop/R&B singer of the same name) is hardly a newcomer to gospel music.
Genetic World

Genetic World

With the U.S. release of Genetic World, American fans of all things French will have another reason to say "oui.
A Place Without Noise

A Place Without Noise

Wayne Gratz is one of the more unheralded solo pianists of the past decade, having quietly released more than 10 albums for Narada since 1989.
Somewhere Different

Somewhere Different

A former English school instructor, contemporary gospel artist Lexi (aka Alexis Allen) opted to apply her teaching methods to music.
Life Force Radio

Life Force Radio

Good, old-fashioned hip-hop gets a shot in the arm with Afu-Ra's sophomore set, Life Force Radio.
Little Big Town

Little Big Town

With their fresh-faced good looks, sunny demeanor, and earnest optimism, this coed quartet establishes itself as a big target out of the box for those leery of yet another sticky dose of vaporous pop country.
Creed To Get Back On Road

Creed To Get Back On Road

Creed is set to resume its North American tour Thursday July 11 with a show in Virginia Beach, Va. The group had canceled 20 of the tour's dates after frontman Scott Stapp reportedly sustained injuries in an automobile accident in April.

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