Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift (Taylor Alison Swift) is an American country-pop singer-songwriter born on December 13, 1989. She started writing songs and playing 12-string guitar when she was twelve. By the time she was fourteen, her family decided to move to an outlying NashvilleNashville's songwriters' venue, The Bluebird Café, catching the attention of Scott Borchetta who signed her to his newly-formed record label, Big Machine Records. She also became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house. suburb. When Swift was fifteen, she rejected a development deal with RCA Records because the company refused to allow her to record her own songs. Swift then performed at

Swift's singing influences include her grandmother, Tim McGraw and LeAnn Rimes. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer, Taylor's tastes always ran more toward country and she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton at an early age. She also credits the Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain for demonstrating how much impact can be made by "stretching boundaries".

In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", which peaked at number six on the Billboard country charts. Later in October 2006, she released her self-titled debut album, which produced five hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was certified 3×Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. The New York Times described Swift as "one of pop's finest songwriters, country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults".

In November 2008, she released her second album, titled Fearless. Like the first album, it contains songs she's written and co-written.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Swift was the biggest selling artist of 2008 in America with combined sales of more than four million albums. Swift's Fearless and her self-titled album finished 2008 at number three and number six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million.

Taylor Swift is one of the most successful singers of this generation.

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Taylor Swift (2006)

  1. "Tim McGraw"
  2. "Picture to Burn"
  3. "Teardrops on My Guitar"
  4. "A Place in This World"
  5. "Cold as You"
  6. "The Outside"
  7. "Tied Together with a Smile"
  8. "Stay Beautiful"
  9. "Should've Said No"
  10. "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)"
  11. "Our Song"

Enhanced edition track listing of Taylor Swift (2006)

  1. "Tim McGraw"
  2. "Picture to Burn"
  3. "Teardrops on My Guitar"
  4. "A Place in This World"
  5. "Cold as You"
  6. "The Outside"
  7. "Tied Together with a Smile"
  8. "Stay Beautiful"
  9. "Should've Said No"
  10. "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)"
  11. "Our Song"
  12. "I'm Only Me When I'm With You"
  13. "Invisible"
  14. "A Perfectly Good Heart"
  15. "Teardrops On My Guitar (Pop Version)"

Fearless (2008)

  1. "Fearless"
  2. "Fifteen"
  3. "Love Story"
  4. "Hey Stephen"
  5. "White Horse"
  6. "You Belong with Me"
  7. "Breathe" (featuring Colbie Caillat)
  8. "Tell Me Why"
  9. "You're Not Sorry"
  10. "The Way I Loved You"
  11. "Forever & Always"
  12. "The Best Day"
  13. "Change

For more details, visit http://taylorswift.com/

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Found Glory

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New Found Glory is an American pop punk band formed in mid-1997 from Coral Springs, Florida, now based in Los Angeles. The band consists of Jordan Pundik (lead vocals), Chad Gilbert (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Klein (rhythm guitar), Ian Grushka (bass) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums).

The band have typically portrayed a punk pop sound (alternative rock that combines power-pop melodies and chord changes with speedy punk tempos and loud guitars) but combine this with often hardcore style breakdowns and gang vocals. In 2008 they released a 6-track EP called, "Tip of The Iceberg" which displayed their earlier melodic hardcore influences. They have also explored a more classic rock style, driven by melody and chord progressions with 2006's album "Coming Home".

Steve Klein is the main lyricist while other members contribute to the musical arrangement and composition. Greenday and hardcore band Hatebreed are some of their influences.

Since forming back in 1997 the band have amassed a cult following, so far releasing six studio albums, with their latest, Not Without a Fight, released on March 10, 2009.

New Found Glory is one of the successful bands in their genre. They make good songs and music videos

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Studio Albums:

Nothing Gold Can Stay (1999)

  1. "Hit or Miss"
  2. "It Never Snows In Florida"
  3. "3rd and Long"
  4. "You've Got a Friend In Pennsylvania"
  5. "The Blue Stare"
  6. "2's & 3's"
  7. "Tell Tale Heart"
  8. "Winter of '95"
  9. "Passing Time"
  10. "Broken Sound"
  11. "Never Sometimes"
  12. "The Goodbye Song" (There is an untitled hidden track at the end of the track)

New Found Glory (2000)

  1. "Better Off Dead"
  2. "Dressed to Kill"
  3. "Sincerely Me"
  4. "Hit or Miss"
  5. "Second to Last"
  6. "Eyesore"
  7. "Vegas"
  8. "Sucker"
  9. "Black and Blue"
  10. "Boy Crazy"
  11. "All About Her"
  12. "Ballad for the Lost Romantics"

Sticks and Stones (2002)

  1. "Understatement"
  2. "My Friends Over You"
  3. "Sonny"
  4. "Something I Call Personality"
  5. "Head on Collision"
  6. "It's Been a Summer"
  7. "Forget My Name"
  8. "Never Give Up"
  9. "The Great Houdini"
  10. "Singled Out"
  11. "Belated"
  12. "The Story So Far"

Catalyst (2004)

  1. "Intro"
  2. "All Downhill from Here"
  3. "This Disaster"
  4. "Truth of My Youth"
  5. "I Don't Wanna Know"
  6. "Your Biggest Mistake"
  7. "Doubt Full"
  8. "Failure's Not Flattering"
  9. "Over the Head, Below the Knees"
  10. "Ending in Tragedy"
  11. "At Least I'm Known for Something"
  12. "I'd Kill to Fall Asleep"
  13. "No News Is Good News"
  14. "Who Am I?"

Coming Home (2006)

  1. "Oxygen"
  2. "Hold My Hand"
  3. "It's Not Your Fault"
  4. "On My Mind"
  5. "Coming Home"
  6. "Make Your Move"
  7. "Taken Back by You" – "
  8. "Too Good to Be"
  9. "Love and Pain"
  10. "Familiar Landscapes"
  11. "When I Die"
  12. "Connected"
  13. "Boulders"

Not Without a Fight (2009)

  1. "Right Where We Left Off"
  2. "Don't Let Her Pull You Down"
  3. "Listen to Your Friends"
  4. "47"
  5. "Truck Stop Blues"
  6. "Tangled Up"
  7. "I'll Never Love Again"
  8. "Reasons"
  9. "Such a Mess"
  10. "Heartless at Best"
  11. "This Isn't You"
  12. "Don't Let This Be the End"

Cover Albums:

From the Screen to Your Stereo (2000)

  1. "That Thing You Do" (Originally performed by The Wonders)
  2. "Never Ending Story Theme Song" (Originally performed by Limahl)
  3. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Originally performed by Aerosmith)
  4. "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" (Originally performed by Cyndi Lauper)
  5. "The Glory of Love" (Originally performed by Peter Cetera)
  6. "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (Originally performed by Bryan Adams)
  7. "My Heart Will Go On" (Originally performed by Celine Dion)

From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II (2008)

  1. "Kiss Me" Sixpence None the Richer
  2. "It Ain't Me Babe" (featuring Sherri DuPree of Eisley) Johnny Cash & June Carter
  3. "The Promise" (featuring Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional) When in Rome
  4. "King of Wishful Thinking" (featuring Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy) Go West
  5. "Stay (I Missed You)" (featuring Lisa Loeb) Lisa Loeb
  6. "Lovefool" (featuring Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday) The Cardigans
  7. "Iris" (featuring Will Pugh of Cartel) Goo Goo Dolls
  8. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" Simple Minds
  9. "J'y Suis Jamais Allé" Yann Tiersen
  10. "Crazy for You" (featuring Max Bemis of Say Anything) Madonna
  11. "Head Over Heels" Tears for Fears
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