2013 collection from the Bay Area Pop/Rock band. Huey Lewis and The News' Icon features the band's top singles, including 'I Want A New Drug,' 'The Heart Of Rock & Roll,' 'The Power Of Love,' 'Do You Believe In Love,' 'If This Is It,' 'Heart And Soul,' 'Stuck With You,' 'Workin' For A Livin',' 'Hip To Be Square,' and 'Back In Time.'
Aquemini is the third studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast, released on September 29, 1998 through LaFace Records. The title is a portmanteau of the two performers' Zodiac signs: Aquarius (Big Boi) and Gemini (André 3000), which is indicative of the album's recurring theme of the differing personalities of the two members. The group recorded the majority of the album in Bobby Brown's Bosstown Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Released as the follow-up to the duo's 1996 album ATLiens, Aquemini expands on the previous record's outer space-inspired compositions by incorporating live instrumentation. The commercial success of ATLiens allowed for more creative freedom for the group, which led to the members self-producing the majority of the tracks. The band employed a large number of musicians for the album, who frequently entered and exited the studio throughout the recording process and had a major influence on the writing development of the album's songs. Lyrically, Aquemini explores various themes including human nature, addiction, and interpersonal relationships. The album was certified platinum in November 1998, only two months after its release, and was certified double platinum on July 2, 1999 by the Recording Industry Association of America. Aquemini peaked at number two on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Four of the album's tracks had already or would later become singles, although some were limited (promotional) releases and not available commercially. The record also received nearly universal acclaim from music critics, who praised the album's musicality and unique lyrical themes. It was ranked at number 500 in the book version of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
31, the new album from Glass Tiger. Recorded and produced in Toronto and Nashville by Johnny Reid. 31 features 11 Glass Tiger hit songs reimagined with traditional acoustic instruments as well as two new tracks, “Wae Yer Family” co-written and featuring Johnny Reid and “Fire It Up.” The album also includes special guest contributions from Julian Lennon (“Thin Red Line”), Alan Doyle (“My Song”), Véronic DeCaire (“Someday”) and Susan Aglukark and David R. Maracle (“Diamond Sun”).
Soundtrack to the 2013 Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo di Caprio. The soundtrack was formulated by Luhrmann andrapper Jay-Z and attempts to translate the "Jazz Age" of Fitzgerald's original book into a contemporary setting: the Hip-hop Age. Jay-Z's own "No Church in the Wild" and "100$ Bill" feature along with new songs by Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Nero, will.i.am and the xx were written for scenes in the film. The highly eclectic soundtrack also features songs performed by such artists as Beyonc and Andr 3000; Fergie, Q Tip and GoonRock; Coco O. of Quadron, Gotye; Nero; and Sia. There's a also a few favorites with a new twist, such as Jack White's interpretation of U2's "Love Is Blindness", Beyoncé and André 3000 collaborating on Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" and Bryan Ferry's new take on a couple of classics: his own "Love Is The Drug" and, with Emeli Sandé, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love".
The Last of Us, slated to be one of the highest-selling video games of 2013, is a genre-defining experience blending elements of survival and action developed exclusively for the PlayStation® 3 system. The game will immerse players in an incredibly realistic, lethal and savage world through its integration of intense characters that foster emotional resonance, a rich storyline and gorgeous visuals. The soundtrack for The Last of Us was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, a multi-faced artist that is best known for his work writing movie scores and producing albums. He is also the founder of the alt-tango band, Bajofondo. As a composer, he has won two Academy Awards® for Best Original Score for his work on Babel and Brokeback Mountain.