Vialka is a French avant-progressive band in the Rock in Opposition vein. Their music is a great mixture of genres and influences such as folk, rock, punk (in their musical "attitude", mostly) and Balkan music, notably. Formed in 2002, Vialka consists of Marylise Frecheville and Éric Boros…
The nation’s favourite violinist, Nicola Benedetti, celebrates a huge year for Scotland with an album of its most famous and best loved music, featuring songs such as Loch Lomond, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and more. The album also includes collaborations with leading Scottish folk musicians including well-known folk singer Julie Fowlis whose voice can be heard on the Disney/Pixar hit film, Brave, along with Bruch’s much loved Scottish Fantasy.
The eight-CD collection will gather all of the band’s six studio albums (Suede, Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Head Music, A New Morning, Bloodsports) as well as the classic B-side compilation Sci-Fi Lullabies (across two discs).
Suede are an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1989. The group is composed of singer Brett Anderson, guitarist Richard Oakes, bass player Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Neil Codling.
Packaging-wise and title-wise, the Rhino label's Hip Hop: The Collection is as generic as they come, but after that, all complaints are minimal. Get it at the right price, and it doesn't even matter that the theme is mega-broad and that the T.I. hit isn't one everyone knows, because when a collection goes from Afrika Bambaataa's seminal electro-rap "Planet Rock… Don't Stop" to Missy Elliot's "Get Ur Freak On" with barely any filler in the middle, the freak is on and the planet is certainly rocked. The set jumps time periods at will, and yet the sequencing works, so consider it a time capsule or a portable party, because it's both.
Irish rock group Aslan were tipped at one point to follow in the footsteps of U2 in conquering America. Sadly, Aslan imploded in 1988 on the very day their debut single was due to be released stateside, but regrouped half a decade later and forged a legacy that has seen them become one of Ireland's most popular and enduring acts. Inspired by David Bowie, the Smiths, and the Rolling Stones, Aslan crashed onto the Irish music scene in 1986 with the release of debut single "This Is," an entirely self-funded effort that earned them a record deal with EMI Ireland and would go on to become the longest playlisted track in the history of Irish radio. Following their mid-'90s re-formation, Aslan's music became softer and more melodically mature, evoking the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and contemporaries Oasis, and their domestic profile continued to rise through the '90s, establishing them as one of the country's most successful touring acts.
Collection includes: Guitars And Castanets (2005); Firebird (2007); Worth It (2010); Rattle My Cage (2013).