1)"black martini: la musique lounge moderne"
Added yet another great cd to my Water Music Records collection. It's jazzier than the White counterpart and I think I actually favor this one at the moment. It suits my current mood nicely, at least. White is a bit more up beat while Black is more down tempo. Definitely a great addition to the Water Music Label.
Kinkysweet Recordings is another label I've been turned on to recently. My first acquisition of theirs was "Afterdark: Paris" and so far, this label has yet to disappoint. Midnight soul is a collection of "contemporary soul...with a touch of house" and it is a lovely blend. Really soulful stuff with some great beats. Suitable for dancing or just listening. Another good choice from Kinkysweet.
I'm trying to equilibrize my collection of Kinkysweet with my collection of Water Music albums. Afterdark Chicago was a necessary purchase as I am a huge fan of down tempo, funky house. Lots of good jazzy vibes on this one. A through-and-through great listen with a nice selection of house, direct from Chicago, "the birthplace of house music."
4)Michael Buble-"Michael Buble"
I know Buble isn't the best jazz singer out there (still damn good, though), but I saw "Moondance" on the track list and had to pick it up. The rest of the cd turned out really well, also.
5)Chris Botti-"When I Fall in Love"
Chris Botti is a jazz trumpeter who was on Oprah one time. What an amazing talent this guy is. I had a different set of expectations for this guy (I'm not quite sure what they were at this point in time) but it is an album that does not disappoint. Such a great tone. A great jazz cd all around. According to one of my female friends, guys who play this for their dates will automatically get some. I think I'll just take her word for it.
6)nine inch nails-"further down the spiral"
A good collection of remixes from "The Downward Spiral" album. The "the art of self destruction" triology is quite good. "hurt (quiet)" is basically "hurt" without the minute-and-a-half of white noise sampling. A good cd, but I would only really recommend it to fans.
7)Eric B. & Rakim-"GOLD"
A 2-cd compilation of greatest hits from Eric B. & Rakim. Really quite good. I was afraid I'd only like one track ("Don't Sweat the Technique") but my confidence in the old-school hip-hop genre prevailed and this turned out to be a worthwhile buy. It's got some good remixes tossed in, too. Definitely pick up if you like the genre, or if, on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, you listen to Wildstyle Pirate Radio.
8)Daft Punk-"Human After All"
I had been waiting on my friend to burn me a copy of this cd for awhile, but I'm glad I bought it. It's such a great cd. It's so weird. Really great though. Awesome dance cd. Funky, too. Synthesized vocals, good beats, the whole daft bit. Really quite good.
9)Steely Dan-"two against nature"
Not bad. Falls a little bit below expectations. Still listenable though. About half of it is good tracks. The other half...is a little sleepy? I'm not sure what to think about this cd just yet. I'm sure I'll still listen to it anyway. It's decent. By the way, can anyone suggest a Steely Dan album? I've been hooked on Royal Scam as of late. I heard "Everything Must Go" is really good. Can anyone confirm/deny/recommend? Thanks.
Well, there you have it. Feel free to comment. :)