Category: Features

Posted on: September 28, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Little Fish (Cast Recording) (CD)

While the original engagement of Little Fish only ran for a little over three weeks (February 15th to March 9th, 2003), the impact that Michael John LaChiusa’s music had on all lucky enough to familiarize themselves with it cannot be understated. This was first seen in the musical’s second life, where it enjoyed over a month of performances in 2007 at The Blank Theatre (Los Angeles). The musical’s cast recording,…

Posted on: September 27, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

TNA Impact (Playstation 3)

It has been quite a few years since there has been a challenger to the WWE series of games on the current generation of video game consoles. Midway and TNA wrestling have stepped up to create a contender that goes beyond the Backyard Wrestling and the Fire Pro Wrestling series, and in many ways, TNA Impact surpasses the Smackdown Vs. Raw series. The cast of characters – aside from some…

Posted on: September 25, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

OST: Mamma Mia! (CD)

Mamma Mia! was one of the biggest hits of the summer movie season, and as of right now, the box it brought in far surpassed any other musical released. It is not surprising that Decca chose to release a soundtrack of the film, then. All of listeners’ favorite ABBA tracks are here, be they “The Winner Takes It All”, “The Name of the Game”, “Super Trouper”, or even “Dancing Queen”.…

Posted on: September 23, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 3

Kenny Lattimore – Timeless (CD)

Kenny Lattimore is an individual that, while not gaining the same commercial success of some of eir colleagues, has cultivated a rapid fan base over the last twenty years. “Timeless” is the disc that is poised to bring Lattimore’s soul-filled stylings into the mainstream, something that is first provided to listeners during the disc’s introductory track, “Something”. Of course, tracks like “And I Love Her” (The Beatles), “Ain’t No Way”…

Posted on: September 22, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)

Infinite Undiscovery is the latest RPG release by Square-Enix, being released on the Xbox 360 platform, coming out at the beginning of September in the United States. Perhaps the best addition to the traditional PRG game play would have to be the real-time nature of the game. Where there seems to be a sort of “pause” present in a number of RPGs when an individual goes into the start menu…

Posted on: September 21, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Alabama 3 – Hits & Exit Wounds (CD)

Pretty much, the only familiarity that listeners on this side of the Atlantic would have had with Alabama 3 up to this point would have been through the use of “Woke Up This Morning” as the theme from The Sopranos. Luckily, One Little Indian has released a “greatest hits” for Alabama 3 in “Hits & Exit Wounds”. This disc gives listeners a quick rundown of those tracks deemed best by…

Posted on: September 19, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Billy Joel – The Stranger Legacy Edition (CD)

Billy Joel’s 1977 album, “The Stranger”, has a number of hits that fans of Joel’s would declare as some of Joel’s defining tracks. This means that “Just The Way You Are”, “She’s Always A Woman”, and “Movin’ Out” all reached the top 20, while “Only The Good Die Young” hit #24. A slight bit over thirty years have passed, and Sony Legacy have recreated some of the original magic that…

Posted on: September 16, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Imagine: Teacher (DS)

A few months ago, we had the chance to go forth and review Imagine: Rock Star for the Nintendo DS. The series continues with Imagine: Teacher, a game that allows individuals to have their first attempt at seeing what a teaching career may be like. Ubisoft has created this game in order to give the female 6-14 subset something substantive to do on their DSes, ensuring that there is a…

Posted on: September 10, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 7

Strange Day – Face The Change (CD)

“A Beaten Man” is a track that introduces fans to Strange Day well; the band’s eclectic nature is shown perfectly here. Whether it is the vocals calling forth equal amounts Chris Cornell and Axl Rose or the epic instrumental arrangements that operate in the background, listeners that have a chance to give “A Beaten Man” a few spins will understand the band’s allure. Strange Day does not pigeonhole themselves into…

Posted on: August 29, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

G. Love and Special Sauce Custom Guitar Giveaway

Enter at http://www.totalassault.com/contests/id/01634/ for a chance to win the G. Love custom model guitar from Gretsch, along with a SIGNED harmonica and Shure 520DX “Green Bullet” Harmonica Microphone. You’ll see G. Love playing these instruments all summer long on his headline tour with John Butler Trio and Tristan Prettyman. Make sure you pick up a copy of his new album Superhero Brother before you head out to the show!