Ambitions is the eighth full-length album by the Japanese band, ONE OK ROCK. It was released on January 11, 2017 for the Japanese version album under a Japanese label A-Sketch and on January 13, 2017 for the English version album under an American label Fueled by Ramen.
Spectrum were by far Australia's best known prog band of the 70s. The funny thing is that, just like the Madder Lake, Spectrum weren't all that prog, at least not by hardcore British prog standards of the day…
Ottawa-based duo One 2 One, formerly a synthesizer-pop act, have seen the light to the charts and it rests in jangly guitars and happy-go-lucky songs. On Imagine It's most compelling tracks, the spirit of the 60s lives on fused to 90s technology. Louise Reny's voice is the perfect instrument to capture those soft-focus Summer of Love vibes, all fresh-scrubbed vibrancy bordering on melodramatics. Leslie Howe, the musical/production mastermind behind dance sensation Alanis, has crafted a tasty aural confectionary with which to caress the melodies. Even though it's obvious that this is deliberate, premeditated, studio-manufactured stuff, it's impossible to deny the overall charm and attraction of the disc's pop hooks.
Guitarist Shachar Elnatan (22) is one of the leading and unique voices of the flourishing young jazz scene in Israel. At this young age he has already collaborated with many musicians worldwide including greats such as: Avishai Cohen, Ravi Coltrane, Kellylee Evans, Eli Degibri and many more. Now, this inspired guitarist is released his own debut album.
Switching to Arista Records in the U.S., Eurythmics made their last album together with We Too Are One, and they went out in style. Calling upon a broad pop range, their seventh album was their best since Be Yourself Tonight in 1985. The sound was varied, the melodies were strong, and the lyrics were unusually well-crafted. In retrospect, the album can be seen as a dry run for Annie Lennox's debut solo album, Diva (1992); songs like "Don't Ask Me Why" (which grazed the U.S. Top 40) serve as precursors to the dramatic ballads to come. There is, however, an air of romantic resignation throughout We Too Are One, appropriate to its valedictory nature. The disc spawned four chart singles in the U.K. and returned Eurythmics to number one in the album charts, but it did not substantially improve Eurythmics' reduced commercial standing in the U.S., confirming that it was time for Lennox and Dave Stewart to pursue other opportunities.
The debut album from Soul II Soul, renamed "Keep On Movin'" for the North American market.