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    • Nine Inch Nails
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    • Various Artists
    • Most musical episodes of TV shows frankly stink. They are usually little more than ill-conceived vehicles intended to let the stars show off what musical talent they have. Once More, With Feeling,

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iTunes Music Review - Aretha Sings the Blues

  • Aretha Sings the Blues

    • 6 out of 5
    • Aretha Franklin
    • Reviewed by Ricky Spero
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    • While she didn't always have the best taste in song selection, Aretha Franklin is a must-study for anyone with interest in the human voice. She has the kind of powerful, recklessly passionate delivery that makes me so fond of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant or U2's Bono, but she had so much vocal control that even in her most sky-searching melodies she always kept her voice clean and melodic.

      If you want to buy an album, I'd steer you toward one of her several "Greatest Hits" collections to avoid bum tracks. If you're looking to learn a little more about why she's on the short list of greatest singers of all time, check out the Blues tunes "Trouble in Mind" and "Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning." Also, look to "Today I Sing the Blues" for one of her finest ballad performances.

     

     

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