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Fresh Albums on Google Play Music:
Dudi Knopfler
Yoel Ferber story
Uncle Moishy
Levi Falkowitz
Michoel Schnitzler
Motti Steinmetz

Fresh Albums missing from Google Play Music:
Mizrach Tish
Simcha Leiner
8th day single
Yisroel Werdyger single
Chaim Duvid Berson
Beri Weber
Hasc 29&30
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1215 on: June 05, 2017, 11:32:37 AM »
I referenced an MBD in my reply because we were reviewing his album and chaimmeyer asked if I like anything that style. I thought safest to go with that specific artist in answering myself.
BTW, Efshar letaken is very similar genre-wise to Tzaakah.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1216 on: June 05, 2017, 02:07:47 PM »
I don't like rap all that much
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1217 on: June 05, 2017, 09:57:13 PM »
What do you guys think about this?

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1218 on: June 05, 2017, 11:47:38 PM »
What do you guys think about this?


I love the tune, the music and the vocals.

 The lyrics can use some help, (Lifeguard, drone?)  :)

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1219 on: June 09, 2017, 04:53:31 PM »
How is the new MBD album ?

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1220 on: June 12, 2017, 01:52:50 PM »
How is the new MBD album ?
on first listen - decent, after 5 listens it's pretty good.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1221 on: June 12, 2017, 03:00:29 PM »

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1222 on: June 13, 2017, 11:50:24 AM »
on first listen - decent, after 5 listens it's pretty good.

Couldn't agree more. At first I was even a bit disappointed. But it grew on me, and you can't beat MBD's voice. No matter quality of music or the song selection.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1223 on: June 13, 2017, 12:12:46 PM »
Tza'akah - A [Quiet] Review

MBD’s latest offering is great listen. Even if he can’t reproduce the magic and brilliance of his heyday, Tza’akah is a well rounded mix of fun, beautiful music.

Much like MBD’S last few albums, Tza’akah has Yeedle written all over it. Yeedle is a master of producing music that is eminently listenable, catchy, and singable. The album is replete with wordless oys and yos; ooohs, aahhs and nah nah nahs, the kind that you might burst into singing anywhere from he shower to grocery store. 

Many of the songs have parts which are reminiscent of MBD and Avraham Fried songs of old, including Keser Meluchah and Ashrei Haish* — though they are given more modern, and at times electronic, arrangements. 

I love the ballads on the album. They are pretty songs, sung beautifully, and arranged even better. Hinei Yamim is the most “dramatic” of the bunch, with a full orchestral and choir backing. My personal favorite, even though it highlights MBD’s fading vocals, is “Hineni Rofeh Loch,” which quickly took up residence in my head and is showing no signs of leaving. Ve’anpoho Nehirin and Yaaleh are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before, but they are all beautiful songs.
In Psach Lanu Shaar, a pleasant ballad dressed as more of a kumzitz song — we get a cameo from Motti Steinmetz, who, if Youtube is to be trusted, seems to be someone MBD really enjoys singing with.

Overall, the theme is pleasant, singable songs. Even the uptempo songs, like Kol Haneshama and Bo’ee Kallah, remain soft and almost relaxing, with none quite hitting “rock” territory or getting to fast and furious.

The true strong point of the album is the music. A forgettable song like “Havel Havalim” is given a great swingy, jazzy arrangement that makes it loads of fun. The same goes for Kavsah Achas — just a fantastic arrangement to an otherwise “meh” song, thought that nah nah nah is going to be heard all over the place.

The biggest weakness of the album is how repetitive it is. Most songs have a handful of words which get repeated over and over again. If the music wasn’t as good as it is, it would be difficult to listen to some of these songs.

The one perplexing song to me is the title track, Tza’akah, which seems to me like it was a ballad put put to a fast disco beat, and I’m not a fan. I would love to hear the song redone much slower with a more acoustic arrangement — any takers?

While the album doesn’t have any truly standout songs, all told it is a wonderful, solid album that gets better with each listen.

*One hook in Ashrei Ha’ish bears a striking resemblance to “Blurred Lines,” which I did not appreciate (not least because it made me and my crack team of goyish music researchers go find which song was tugging at my memory).

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1224 on: June 14, 2017, 07:30:53 AM »
Tza'akah - A [Quiet] Review

MBD’s latest offering is great listen. Even if he can’t reproduce the magic and brilliance of his heyday, Tza’akah is a well rounded mix of fun, beautiful music.

Much like MBD’S last few albums, Tza’akah has Yeedle written all over it. Yeedle is a master of producing music that is eminently listenable, catchy, and singable. The album is replete with wordless oys and yos; ooohs, aahhs and nah nah nahs, the kind that you might burst into singing anywhere from he shower to grocery store.

Many of the songs have parts which are reminiscent of MBD and Avraham Fried songs of old, including Keser Meluchah and Ashrei Haish* — though they are given more modern, and at times electronic, arrangements.

I love the ballads on the album. They are pretty songs, sung beautifully, and arranged even better. Hinei Yamim is the most “dramatic” of the bunch, with a full orchestral and choir backing. My personal favorite, even though it highlights MBD’s fading vocals, is “Hineni Rofeh Loch,” which quickly took up residence in my head and is showing no signs of leaving. Ve’anpoho Nehirin and Yaaleh are classics in that you’ll feel you have heard them before, but they are all beautiful songs.
In Psach Lanu Shaar, a pleasant ballad dressed as more of a kumzitz song — we get a cameo from Motti Steinmetz, who, if Youtube is to be trusted, seems to be someone MBD really enjoys singing with.

Overall, the theme is pleasant, singable songs. Even the uptempo songs, like Kol Haneshama and Bo’ee Kallah, remain soft and almost relaxing, with none quite hitting “rock” territory or getting to fast and furious.

The true strong point of the album is the music. A forgettable song like “Havel Havalim” is given a great swingy, jazzy arrangement that makes it loads of fun. The same goes for Kavsah Achas — just a fantastic arrangement to an otherwise “meh” song, thought that nah nah nah is going to be heard all over the place.

The biggest weakness of the album is how repetitive it is. Most songs have a handful of words which get repeated over and over again. If the music wasn’t as good as it is, it would be difficult to listen to some of these songs.

The one perplexing song to me is the title track, Tza’akah, which seems to me like it was a ballad put put to a fast disco beat, and I’m not a fan. I would love to hear the song redone much slower with a more acoustic arrangement — any takers?

While the album doesn’t have any truly standout songs, all told it is a wonderful, solid album that gets better with each listen.

*One hook in Ashrei Ha’ish bears a striking resemblance to “Blurred Lines,” which I did not appreciate (not least because it made me and my crack team of goyish music researchers go find which song was tugging at my memory).

Other reviews by yours truly: Shmueli 2, Inner Flame, Bishvili, Fill the World with Light
Yehuda57, can I post this review on That'sFrum?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1225 on: June 14, 2017, 07:56:03 AM »
Yehuda57, can I post this review on That'sFrum?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1226 on: June 14, 2017, 09:11:29 AM »
What do you guys think about this?


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I think the dedication is to the girl who took her life. Assuming that she was the inspiration as well.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1227 on: June 14, 2017, 09:24:37 AM »
How long until mbd's new album will be available on amazon digital?

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1228 on: June 15, 2017, 12:24:40 PM »
Does anyone have a Spotify playlist that they can share that they put together of great jewish music/top hits? Tia.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #1229 on: June 21, 2017, 03:44:00 PM »
Yehuda57, can I post this review on That'sFrum?

That does that count as a "like"?  :P
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