I would like to review This is Alphabeat, by Alphabeat this week.
This is not totally brand new, but since they haven't hit it so big here in the U.S yet, they might be new to you. The album was released in the U.K on June 2nd, 2008.
Alphabeat is a Danish pop band who sing in English. Their sound can mostly be described as retro 80's pop style - but with very alluring, sweet and innocent harmonies between the male and female lead singers.
I find all of the songs generally upbeat, happy and irresistible!
Here is what you can find on the album, which is available on backorder from Amazon.com.
1. Fantastic Six
3. 10, 000 Nights
5. What Is Happening
7. Touch Me Touching You
8. Rubber Boots
9. Public Image
10. Nothing But My Baby
All of the songs are fun, but to whet your whistle I suggest you start with
track 1, 2, 3, 7.
My favourite track is probably track #2 FASCINATION - although it's a tough call!
I must add that one of the BEST things about this album for me is that I can listen to it in front of young children without fear! The lyrics are totally clean and positive.
I give the album 5 thumbs up out of 5.
We have our very good friends over at one2onenetwork to thank for our very first contest hosted on Music.Life. The contest will also be posted on the Winner's Circle. It is a lot of fun promoting with One2One and if you have your own blog you should definitely check them out.
Idina has an AWESOME voice. She has certainly earned her cred on Broadway in two renowned shows: she played Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the Tony award-winning musical Wicked and she was Maureen Johnson in the Broadway and film versions of Rent.
This is her THIRD solo album called I STAND. It debuted at #58 in the Billboard 200.
- "I Stand"
- "Better To Have Loved"
- "Where Do I Begin"
- "Don't Let Me Down"
- "I Feel Everything"
- "My Own Worst Enemy"
- "Perfume And Promises"
- "Brave" (Acoustic) (iTunes bonus track)
- "Defying Gravity" (iTunes bonus track)
- "Let Me Fall" (Special Edition bonus track)(Originally by Bethany Joy Galeotti)
- "I Stand" (Acoustic) (Special Edition bonus track)
- "Gorgeous" (Acoustic) (Barnes & Noble Bonus Track)
- God Give Me Strength (Borders Bonus Track)
Have a listen to track 3 to get a good idea of whether you will like her style or not
1. Prizes - we have 2 prize sets to giveaway. Each set consists of a copy of Idina's album I STAND plus a great tote bag with Idina's stunning face on it! Each set is valued at $29.99!
2. Entry period - the contest runs from today, Wednesday July 30th, 2008 until midnight EST Wednesday August 6th, 2008
3. How to enter! Since Idina's Album is called I STAND, we would like you to post in comments under THIS blog post only, anything and everything you STAND for. Every single comment will count as ONE entry into the draw for the prizes. You can enter as many times as you like, and remember the contest goes for an entire week, so you can come back every day and add more comments as you think of them. Comments posted under any other blog post during the week will not count as entries - you must come back to THIS post to add comments.
4. Draw - we will randomly draw 2 names from all eligible entries received for our 2 winners
5. Restrictions - You must be over 13 to enter and a resident of the United States. For a comment to count as an entry it MUST include the words "I STAND" and it must be a complete sentence with clear message. Responses may be humorous but anything deemed offensive will be removed. Winners will be required to submit their name and address for prize delivery within 24 hours of contest end. Unclaimed prizes after 24 hours will be redrawn.
Additional Information about Idina
- Special One2One Network Discount
Enter discount code TEAM IDINA to get 10% off at her merch store. (Excludes CD only)
Merch Store: http://www.idinamenzel.com/store
- First Official Idina Fan Club Launched 7/29!
There are perks for joining her fan club.
Fan club members will have access to the following perks:
* First to receive access to ticket pre-sales
kick off Idina's Summer Tour, fans are being given access to the best
seats via exclusive ticket pre-sales when they pre-order their
membership. Please note that not all markets offer fan club ticket
pre-sales. For more info: http://www.idinamenzel.com/tours
* $25 Gift Certificate to the official online store
* Store discounts, exclusive merchandise and content
* Meet & Greet opportunities
* Monthly contests, special fan events, and more!
Welcome to the Music.Move blog post! Moving is all apart of life, and by moving I dont mean pack up your stuff and get a new house.
No, this post will feature songs that will make you get up and start dancing! Or just get on the treadmill...
This week we are kicking it back with some of the songs that I play during the Fit Show which is also tonight! Here ya go!!
Unfortunitly, YouTube doesnt allow posting of most music videos without all the MTV stuff in the background, so this is the best I could do... Definitly not as clear as the picture is during SMT10.
Rihanna "Dont Stop The Music"
Black Eyed Peas "Pump It"
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"
Thanks again everyone who attended the first ever SMT10 online Music Video show!
Congrats to Mayhew for winning the audio download because he and 4 others answered this week's Music Trivia question correctly! He won the audio download of the Number One video shown on the show this week.
You can watch the show ON-DEMAND here by clicking "ON-DEMAND" then the Episode Guide, then Episode 1.
For those of you who like spoilers, here is the top 10!
At 9:00 PM EDT tonight, you will be able to see the very first episode of SMT10! Come join us while we work out all the kinks! There will be a few I'm sure I'm not perfect.
If the page will not load, please go here, this is an alternate place for the video. Also, feel free to leave comments
See you LIVE in a bit!
See if you can find a new fave from around the world!
Position | Song | Artist
1. 4 Minutes Madonna & Justin Timberlake
2. Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
3. Mercy Duffy
4. Touch My Body Mariah Carey
5. Low Flo Rida & T-Pain
6. With You Chris Brown
7. American Boy Estelle & Kanye West
8. Love In This Club Usher & Young Jeezy
9. Love Song Sara Bareilles
10. Stop And Stare OneRepublic
11. New Soul Yael Naim
12. No Air Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
13. Lollipop Lil Wayne
14. Paralyzer Finger Eleven
15. Don't Stop The Music Rihanna
16. Sexy Can I Ray J & Yung Berg
17. Pocketful Of Sunshine Natasha Bedingfield
18. In My Arms Kylie Minogue
19. Valerie Mark Ronson
20. Forever Chris Brown
21. Summer Love Mark Medlock
22. No More Sushi Rice
23. Hero Mihimaru Gt
24. Wearing My Rolex Wiley
25. Black & Gold Sam Sparro
26. Scream Timbaland
27. Better In Time Leona Lewis
28. So Soll Es Bleiben Ich+Ich
29. Sense Of Shame Sense Of Shame
30. Heartbreaker Will.i.am
31. Say John Mayer
32. Burn-fumetsu No Face B'z
33. Violet Hill Coldplay
34. Leavin Jesse McCartney
35. Tired Of Being Sorry Enrique Iglesias
36. Bubbly Colbie Caillat
37. Beggin MadCon
38. I'm Lonely Scooter
39. Together Monkey Majik
40. C'est Chelou Zaho
I'm still working on getting the top 100 ready. I am having trouble getting that to post, so for now, here is the AT40 (from Ryan Secreast)!
Expect to see some of these songs' videos tonight on the live Music.Life SMT10 show! I gotta say, I have packed the hour in with so much stuff that its going to be hard to do it all!
Please attend the show tonight! If it helps, sign up on the right by clicking on "Subscribe to this Blog." You will receive emails reminding you about the Friday show!
Now you ask, where will I see the show? I will have it in its own blog post which will be posted every Friday, you wont miss it!
Since it is already Thursday, its time for the Music.Life Music.Review! This week is of the Metro Station CD which was self titled.
If one was to make a musical time capsule of 2007 a collection of sounds and lyrics reflecting the energy of our moment it might be a good idea to drop in a copy of METRO STATION’s eponymous debut record. Sure, the band is young (OK, still in fake ID territory), but Metro Station’s brazenly catchy dance hooks and yearning lyrics perfectly capture what it feels like to be a teenager in today’s culture. This is a band that was weaned on and made by the Internet, whose dedicated legion of online fans made them MySpace stars in a matter of weeks. This is a band that caught the early attention of ALTERNATIVE PRESS (earning a spot as one of the magazine’s 22 Best Underground Bands), along with URB and TEEN VOGUE magazines, months before they signed to a label. Metro Station is a band that, despite their youth, have made their way from greasy mall jobs to recording with Motion City Soundtrack in the same year. They are truly a product of their times and their generation, and they are ready to take advantage of it.
Songs on the Album:
|1. Seventeen Forever |
|2. Kelsey |
|3. Wish We Were Older |
|4. True To Me |
|5. California |
|6. Control |
|7. Shake It |
|8. Now That We're Done |
|9. Tell Me What To Do |
|10. Disco |
My favorite song off of the album would most likely be track number 7, Shake it (The music video can be seen on loop of the SMT10 video page )
I rate this CD: (out of 5)
Welcome to the Steeplemedia Music.Life Blog!
Zach and I are really excited about this, we are going to have a ton of fun over here!
Hope you are excited too! Now you have a place to share and discover music and more!
Here's what you can expect to find on the Music.Life Blog!
DISCOVER - Find out about new releases, new artists, new musical technology, everything new or at least new to us!
SHARE - We will be posting about new (or new to us) artists that we discover and fall in love with! We also will have a fully loaded FORUM set up for you to post all of your great musical finds and loves!
PROMOTE - We will be promoting some artists by posting widgets and information about them and encouraging you to help do the same. The more we promote select artists, the more we will have in the next category - the win category!
WIN - We will be hosting contests for some awesome prizes right here! Win albums, DVD's, memorabilia, all kinds of music related prizes!
Our plan for now is this:
Tuesdays - Music.Move!
The Music.Move! post will talk about music that will get you up and moving! This could be a song or a video. I will try to post a video, just so you can hear the song You can also contribute your own songs that make you get up and shake that groove thang... or just get on the treadmill AND if you do find a video of your favorite Move song, I will feature it on the Fit Show on Tuesday Evening!
Wednesdays - Music.Win!
Music.Win will feature contests and sweeps with music related prizes. If we are not hosting one right now, we will try to find you one elsewhere!
Thursdays - Music.Reviews
Music.Reviews will be just that - reviews. We will be checking out forum posts for reviews by YOU to feature on the blog and also posting our own - good and bad!
Fridays - Music.HitList
The Music.HitList will feature a "Hot 100" listing updated every Friday from the US to begin with and hopefully we will branch out into other countries top 100's eventually also!
At 9pm EST Music.Life will be hosting the SMT10 (Steeple Media Top 10) LIVE with our very own VJ - Zach!!!!!
This is an INTERACTIVE Music Video show which, unlike MTV, will show the WHOLE music video! The show will normally feature the top of the chart videos but occasionally will have themed shows such as User Selected and 80s Music Videos. Come join us for the first show this FRIDAY!! During every show, you will have a chance to WIN the audio download version of the Number One music video played on SMT10." The show starts at 9:00 PM EDT and ends a little before 10:00 PM EDT. So definitely join us on Friday!!
Hope you will join us and help us prosper by joining in with comments and forum posts!
Did we mention how excited we are yet?