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Michael Jackson: 32 songs reviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine

Michael Jackson Rolling Stone Magazine review SpotifyA fantastic 32-song review published by the Rolling Stone Magazine yesterday compiled into a Spotify Playlist here; Rolling Stones 32-song Michael Review Read the full review here.

I Want You Back …eleven-year-old Michael’s voice on this tune is a wonder: aching and expressive like the best of his years-older soul peers, dicing up syllables on the verses and clinging on to long sustains in the chorus.

Rock With You ….a silky string section and barely-there twitch of guitar — Michael doesn’t even hit the word “Rock” all that hard — he just glides over it, preferring to charm with a wink and a smile rather than with aggression or ferocity.

Billie Jean …that sudden, diving string section, the stray doodles of organ, Michael’s sampled gasp turning up between measures like he’s coming up for air. It’s been said before, but it’s worth repeating: “Billie Jean” is a masterpiece…

Give In to Me …this strange, sinister number about obsessive love from Dangerous is all ice and shadows. Jackson sounds agonized on the chorus, and Slash’s eerie descending arpeggios envelop the song like spiderwebs…

Thriller …Jackson and Quincy Jones surround those lyrics with such spectacular robo-funk — that simple six-note synth riff rolling over and over, unmistakable and unforgettable…

Human Nature …Simple, stark, quiet and beautiful and boasting a windswept synth-string part that Nas would later sample for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” “Human Nature” is one of Jackson’s most subtle and affecting ballads. The way his voice tumbles down..

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ ” 
…The refrain sounds like confrontation, but in between the title’s repeated jabs come genuine sympathy: “You’re stuck in the middle, and the pain is thunder.” The song is Motown revisited, its roaming synth-bass a stand-in for..

The Way You Make Me Feel …cruises slowly on a rubberband bass line elevated by Jackson’s ecstatic whoops and yelps. Every piece of this song is in perfect place, the big brass punctuating each of Jackson’s heartfelt demonstrations of affection.

Smooth Criminal …Tense and agitated, Jackson turns his voice into a machine gun, reducing the verses to a hail of tiny sounds. He pulls off a mean feat in this one, seeming to sympathize with both the aggressor and the aggressee, his hoarse …

Black or White Jackson’s soulful vocal framed by a bright, ringing guitar phrase. Jackson had the tendency to skew obvious when being topical, but “Black or White” keenly smuggles social commentary into a love song…

In the Closet …On this 1991 song, he seems to be imagining the whole of post-’00s pop music. The beats are Timbaland-tiny, and Jackson’s voice is barely more than a stutter until the chorus, where he stretches out long and lean and limber.

Scream …the Jacksons bitterly lashing out against doubters and naysayers over a fierce electro backdrop — one periodically pierced by Jackson’s pained yelps.

I Can’t Help It …
Michael does Stevie: a light, elegant Wonder-ful ballad finds Jackson scaling back his vocal assault, floating just above a lush bed of organ and bass. He takes his time on this one, making its pleasures simple but irresistible.

Leave Me Alone ..sounds like vintage Michael: a batch of thick chords for Jackson to vamp over, a kind of darker inversion of “The Way You Make Me Feel.” This time, though, that way was worked-up and angry…

P.Y.T. … cruises cleanly up the center of the burbling backdrop; like most early hits, “P.Y.T.” finds Jackson at his most controlled, saving his big yearning yelps for the chorus, and making them all the more indelible by their infrequency.

Beat It …marvelous simplicity: that simple, toothy guitar attack and one of Jackson’s fiercer vocal attacks. This is edgy Michael at his best, and Eddie Van Halen’s searing central solo only serves as a mirror of Jackson’s own urgency…

I Want You Back …eleven-year-old Michael’s voice on this tune is a wonder: aching and expressive like the best of his years-older soul peers, dicing up syllables on the verses and clinging on to long sustains in the chorus.

Rock With You …a silky string section and barely-there twitch of guitar — Michael doesn’t even hit the word “Rock” all that hard — he just glides over it, preferring to charm with a wink and a smile rather than with aggression or ferocity.

Billie Jean …that sudden, diving string section, the stray doodles of organ, Michael’s sampled gasp turning up between measures like he’s coming up for air. It’s been said before, but it’s worth repeating: “Billie Jean” is a masterpiece…

Give In to Me …this strange, sinister number about obsessive love from Dangerous is all ice and shadows. Jackson sounds agonized on the chorus, and Slash’s eerie descending arpeggios envelop the song like spiderwebs…

Thriller …Jackson and Quincy Jones surround those lyrics with such spectacular robo-funk — that simple six-note synth riff rolling over and over, unmistakable and unforgettable…

Human Nature Simple, stark, quiet and beautiful and boasting a windswept synth-string part that Nas would later sample for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” “Human Nature” is one of Jackson’s most subtle and affecting ballads. The way his voice tumbles down..

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ …The refrain sounds like confrontation, but in between the title’s repeated jabs come genuine sympathy: “You’re stuck in the middle, and the pain is thunder.” The song is Motown revisited, its roaming synth-bass a stand-in for..

The Way You Make Me Feel …cruises slowly on a rubberband bass line elevated by Jackson’s ecstatic whoops and yelps. Every piece of this song is in perfect place, the big brass punctuating each of Jackson’s heartfelt demonstrations of affection.

Smooth Criminal …Tense and agitated, Jackson turns his voice into a machine gun, reducing the verses to a hail of tiny sounds. He pulls off a mean feat in this one, seeming to sympathize with both the aggressor and the aggressee, his hoarse …

Black or White …Jackson’s soulful vocal framed by a bright, ringing guitar phrase. Jackson had the tendency to skew obvious when being topical, but “Black or White” keenly smuggles social commentary into a love song…

In the Closet …On this 1991 song, he seems to be imagining the whole of post-’00s pop music. The beats are Timbaland-tiny, and Jackson’s voice is barely more than a stutter until the chorus, where he stretches out long and lean and limber.

Scream …the Jacksons bitterly lashing out against doubters and naysayers over a fierce electro backdrop — one periodically pierced by Jackson’s pained yelps.

I Can’t Help It …Michael does Stevie: a light, elegant Wonder-ful ballad finds Jackson scaling back his vocal assault, floating just above a lush bed of organ and bass. He takes his time on this one, making its pleasures simple but irresistible.

Leave Me Alone ..sounds like vintage Michael: a batch of thick chords for Jackson to vamp over, a kind of darker inversion of “The Way You Make Me Feel.” This time, though, that way was worked-up and angry…

P.Y.T. … cruises cleanly up the center of the burbling backdrop; like most early hits, “P.Y.T.” finds Jackson at his most controlled, saving his big yearning yelps for the chorus, and making them all the more indelible by their infrequency.

Beat It …marvelous simplicity: that simple, toothy guitar attack and one of Jackson’s fiercer vocal attacks. This is edgy Michael at his best, and Eddie Van Halen’s searing central solo only serves as a mirror of Jackson’s own urgency…
More here; SR, http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/916101/Michael-Jackson-advertising-icon/#mce_temp_url#

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Midsummer playlists

Midsummer

Per Rosenström of Sweden shares his playlist composed for the upcoming Midsummer fest; Midsommar

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Bruce Springsteen Stockholm Stadion 5+7 june 09

Playlist from the third day when The Boss visited Summer-Stockholm this weekend.Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen Stockholm Stadion June 7 2009. Update; Playlist from the second day with Bruce; Bruce Springsteen Stockholm Stadion June 5 2009

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Arabic & Berber Music

Khaled PaulwaperKathrine Langjord from Norway gives us a nice exotic playlist named Arabic & Berber Music with a mix of old arabic and berber music, e.g. Khaled, Cheb Mami and Idir.

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Girl Power

Cat PowerSoft music compiled by Charlie Olavie in Sweden has compliled this girl power playlist called Charlie soft with talents such as Ane Brun, Laura Marling, Lykke Li, Cat power, Devendra Banhart and much more.
Enjoy!

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Stephen Schwarz Lyrics & Music

In Stephen Schwarz Lyrics & Music you´ll find most of the musicals Stephen Schwarz wrote or contributed to. The musicals range from Wicked, Prince of Egypt and Godspell to the not enought appreciated Pocahontas.

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Tunes of MaySomething old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The playlist Tunes of May was posted in the Facebook group Spotify Playlists by Noora Koski in Finland.

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Vangelis & Yanni

Vangelis Yanni PaulwaperThis is an absolutely fantastic playlist with only classic Vangelis themes and Yanni pieces. Rumor is the two giants are good friends but that they´ve never worked together – hopefully that´ll change.
Playlist: Vangelis & Yanni

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The best German rap since Falco + more

Peter, Bjorn and JohnPhil Wilce (London) gives us a new playlist to dive into:
“April was a great month. Here’s a blossoming bunch which saw the Super Furrys return with the best German rap since Falco, the Doves soar with the album of the year, so far. And gutter-gobbed Lily Allen bring new meaning to ‘mouth organ’. “

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Two ambitious jazz playlists

Jazz PaulwaperTwo ambitions playlists collected by Nigel Buckland and published on the Facebook group Spotify Playlists.

Best of Jazz and Barney Kessell jazz guitar.

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Cover versions

Hendrix-BackstreetA compilation of cover versions by Ashtemple. Expect everything from Jimi Hendrix to Backstreet Boys.

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Soulful House. Miguel Migs & Co

This is house music for your soul not the dance floor. Lots of Miguel Migs and alike. Miguel Migs & Cohouse,miguel,paulwaper

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French pop. From Christophe Maé to France Gall

French pop. New + Vintage A blend of French pop from Christophe Maé to France Gall.bild-1

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Fashion Tale ‘hearts’ Spotify

Spotify playlists in Fashion Tale Magazine.
Choose from 10 different playlists made by the photographers of Fashion Tale Magazine spring/summer 2009 issue. Click on your favorite photographer and listen to the music in Spotify. My personal favourite is the one from Jimmy Backius here.
Spotify Fashion Tale

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RSS New releases

  • Pascal Pinon – Sundur
    Hey again. The sparse, elegant new album by Icelandic sister duo Pascal Pinon is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: folk. Enjoy! Pascal Pinon – SundurFiled under: 2016, Folk
  • Ages and Ages – Something to Ruin
    Morning friends. The new album by Ages and Ages will make you smile. Genre: indie pop/rock. Enjoy! (One review here.) (US version here.) Ages and Ages – Something to RuinFiled under: 2016, Pop, Rock
  • Roosevelt – S/T
    Morning. The breezy debut album by Roosevelt brings us the sounds of late summer days and nights. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (Note: Clicking on the version I link to should get you to your version automatically.) Roosevelt – S/TFiled under: 2016, Electronic, Pop
  • Lydia Loveless – Real
    Hi again. The impressive new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless arrived three days ago. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! Lydia Loveless – RealFiled under: 2016, Folk, Singer-songwriter
  • Arc Iris – Moon Saloon
    Hello. The sweet new album by Arc Iris is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Arc Iris – Moon SaloonFiled under: 2016, Folk, Rock
  • Tobacco – Sweatbox Dynasty
    Morning. Just one update today. Enjoy the new album by Tobacco! (Genre: experimental electronic) Tobacco – Sweatbox DynastyFiled under: 2016, Electronic, Experimental
  • Slow Club – One Day All of This Won’t Matter Any More
    Hi again. From yesterday: the cozy new album by Slow Club. Genre: folk/indie pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Slow Club – One Day All of This Won’t Matter Any MoreFiled under: 2016, Folk, Pop
  • Marielle V Jakobsons – Star Core
    Good morning. The new album by Marielle V Jakobsons is a must listen for fans of the genre (ambient/electronic). Enjoy! Marielle V Jakobsons – Star CoreFiled under: 2016, Ambient, Electronic
  • Lisa Hannigan – At Swim
    Hi. I’m back. Here is the new album by singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan. Much more to come tomorrow. Enjoy! (US version here.) Lisa Hannigan – At SwimFiled under: 2016, Singer-songwriter
  • Beaty Heart – Till the Tomb
    Howdy. For the final* update of this release week we check out Beaty Heart. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (*I will be on the road from Monday to Friday. My next update should be out Friday evening.) (US version here.) Beaty Heart – Till the TombFiled under: 2016, Electronic, Pop
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