Wake Me Up-EP Review

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Aloe Blacc is best known for his hit song “I Need A Dollar,” his last album, Good Things, was released in 2010. Good Things featured some strong songs and revealed Aloe Blacc as a funky, soulful singer that has an ability to write impactful lyrics, a gem to this generation of music. Aloe Blacc’s latest release was motivated by the success of DJ Avicci’s single “Wake Me Up!” which featured uncredited vocals from Aloe Blacc. Wake Me Up-EP is not the full-length album fans were hoping for, but the EP’s five songs pack quite a punch. The lyrics and themes on the EP are creative and meaningful; the production is stellar and at times almost steals the show from Blacc’s lyrics. Wake Me Up-EP was released in October but has not been charting well till recently. The strongest tracks on the EP are “The Man” and “Wake Me Up,” these songs set a tone that the rest of the tracks fail to match. The EP’s commercial success is going to be driven by its leading tracks, and while the proceeding tracks don’t surpass the initial two they should not be ignored.

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Avicii: True

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After the release of the insanely popular single “Levels,” Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, left fans greatly anticipating his first studio length album. Strangely, after debuting previews of his tracks at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, fans began questioning his taste and follow-up singles. The album, True, out September 13th, in its entirety is completely different than any other electronic dance record currently out. It uniquely combines a variety of genres not yet explored by Bergling and other remix artists of this electronic generation.
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