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Game THE R.E.D ALBUM (2011) Review & Contest

Game rose to fame in 2005 as part of G-Unit, with his debut album “The Documentary” which received two Grammy nominations. He followed his debut album with two more successful albums, “The Doctor’s Advocate” in 2006, and his third album, “LAX” in 2008. Game also runs his own label “The Black Wall Street Records”. He hasn’t made an album since 2008. He did recently put out a mixtape called Hoodmorning No Typo Candy Coronas. Read moreRead more


Watch The Throne (2011) Album Review & Contest

One of the biggest albums of the year is finally out. The two biggest Rap icons in the music industry have collaborated to produce an album called Watch The Throne. Jay Z’s last album was Blue Print 3 which was in 2009. Kanye West’s last album was called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which came out in 2010. The album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has gone certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America as of August 2011. Read moreRead more


Veho Gumball 3000 Foldable Wireless Headphones

Most electronic companies offer a high end set of head phones these days.  Very few companies have been able to differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition.  Beats by Dr. Dre seem to be popular, but who has over $300.00 to spend on a set of head phones that eat batteries all day and plug into your device?  That is so 1999.  Veho offers a unique entry into the market which offers many positives for purchasers. Read moreRead more


Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids Contest & CD Giveaway!

For all of you Hip Hop Fans, Universal Music and U Be the Critic are hooking you up! Wu Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah released his newest street rap CD, “Apollo Kids,” his ninth studio album on December 21st of last year. We here at U Be the Critic, along with our friends at Universal Music want to give you this fantastic album for FREE! For those of you who have never heard of Ghostface Killah before, his real name is Dennis Coles and he gained his fame by being part of the world famous hip hop group the Wu Tang Clan. Read moreRead more


anberlin – Dark is The Way, Light is a Place (2010) Review

anberlin’s new album Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place came out on September 7, 2010.   As someone who was listening to anberlin for the first time I couldn’t determine whether this album left me wanting to listen to more.  There are ten songs on this album with titles that make you wonder, but some songs that end up being a disappointment. Read moreRead more


The Gracious Few – Review

In this day and age it is hard to imagine a band that is influenced by seventies music actually sounding good. It has become a good tradition to name famous people as influences just in order to sell CDs. So of course it comes as a surprise that someone can still pull it off, still be influenced by somebody without the music sounding like something for a plagiarism case, or without sounding dated. The Gracious Few seem to pull that off quite nicely. They definitely pay homage to a widely enjoyed genre but still manage to keep their sound ‘up to date.’ To put it simply, its rock, its good and its worth listening to. Read moreRead more


Jason Bonham’s Riveting Whole Lotta Zeppelin in Philadelphia Pa

Jason Bonham performs 'Moby Dick' as part of the Led Zeppelin Experience Photo Credit: Steve Trager

Led Zeppelin, A band that has often inspired countless generations of avid music fans and the hearts of inspiring musicians through a tapestry of music captivating both blues and soulful rock and roll combined have truly gained more then a silver star for classic rock. Read moreRead more


Australian Pink Floyd’s Stellar Classic Rock Gems

Photo Courtesy of Steve Trager

They have wowed audiences across the globe with their brilliant lights, sound, and recreation of a stellar tribute to Pink Floyd. This ultimate live touring band known as Australian Pink Floyd have truly captured every classic rock gem that have become a staple in their shows year after year that have spanned music generations and concert fanatics that endure a spectacle of a live show which is nothing short of greatness. Year after year, Australian Pink Floyd have dominated the majority of their show with a complete album of choice and tossing in some prime classics at the end of the shows. Read moreRead more


Gary Numan’s Epic Live Performance of Pleasure Principle

Music from the eighties’ has more then just impacted our lives as individuals. Not only has the 80s provided us with some amazing music videos that have been a routine play on MTV but, have dominated the airwaves of rock radio which have built their core of that one of a kind signature sound earning them more then just a typical label  “one hit wonder”.  We can’t forget how wonderful certain artists were in those days. They helped build our musical libraries and painted a vivid mental picture of how great music in the eighties’ actually was. One artist that has certainly done just that is Gary Numan. Read moreRead more


Brandon Flowers Flamingo (2010) Album Review

Brandon Flowers, the keyboard player and singer of the famous band, the Killers, publicized that he was going to become a solo act on April 29, 2010. He left the Killers and subsequently released his debut solo album entitled “Flamingo”. Read moreRead more