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Music 10 G’s: Gavin Degraw to Get Busy

1. Gavin Degraw
He is such a talented guy who deserves more attention. He was just underrated. But if you hear his music, they were great. My favorite songs from him were the ballad “More than Anyone” and “Not Over You”.

2. Gorillaz
They were a British virtual band and can only be seen on music videos and performances in cartoon motion. Their first album was self-titled and it became multi-platinum.

3. Gangnam Style
It is a song by Korean star PSY. The song was a worldwide hit and became a dance craze. PSY also achieved the most viewed video on YouTube for reaching more than 2 billion.

4. Greatest Hits
This is a general album as many artists used that title being a compilation of their hits.

5. Girls Aloud
They were one of the most successful girl groups in United Kingdom. They had scored a bunch of top 10 hits there, and Cheryl Cole formerly a part of that group.

6. Green Day
They were a band who became first popular in 1990’s. They are able to achieve success again in mid-2000’s via the alb “American Idiot” which featured singles such as the title track, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends”.

7. Gwyneth Paltrow
Yeah, she is an actress but she is a singer too. Remember when she had gone to Glee? Before that, she was seen on the film “Duets” with Huey Lewis.

8. Gentleman
If there’s “Gangnam Style” on the list, I also included “Gentleman” by PSY. It is also a hit and gained loads of views. However, it didn’t match the success of “Gangnam Style”.

9. Genie in a Bottle
This was the song which made Christina Aguilera popular. It was from her self-titled debut album, which also featured big hits including “What a Girl Wants”.

10. Get Busy
This was the most popular song by dancehall artist Sean Paul. After this song, he achieved success with “Like Glue” and “Baby Boy”, a song by Beyonce.

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Throwback Album Review: Gavin Degraw and Lauryn Hill

I used to write throwback reviews of album before and I want to get back to what I used to. This time I am paying tribute to two albums. First, an album that was released just four years ago, and the other one was from 17 years ago. That was quite long but it has been one of the best hip-hop releases during 1990s.

Gavin Degraw- Sweeter
Four years ago when I bumped to this album from Gavin Degraw. The reason why I began to listen to it was because of the top 20 hit “Not Over You”. I love the song for its honesty and of course, its melody. But when I listened to the entire album, I found more jewels in it. There are lots of great songs in the album that many haven’t heard. The album consisted of pop/rock tunes and blue eyed soul. Gavin’s voice is excellent and I do think he is one of the most talented musicians. It’s just that he’s too underrated and I do believe he deserves more success.
I haven’t purchased the album, but I listened to it somewhere. When I subscribed to Spotify, it’s one of the albums that I downloaded and has been listening to it from time to time.
Some of the notable tracks were: “You Know Where I’m At” (a beautiful ballad that reaches the soul); “Soldier” (every time I hear this song, it makes me want to reminisce); “Not Over You”(the song that took me to this album, though you can hear the Ryan Tedder formula with the record); and “Spell it Out” (sometimes it is good to end an album with ballad if it sounds like this one).
Rating: 8.75 out of 9

Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
It was 17 years ago when this hip-hop record came out and became one of the best selling albums during that time. This album from Lauryn Hill was her first record after The Fugees, her group who previously (then) scored a very successful album “The Score”.
It was nice to herean album without explicit themes. The album which talked about her personal life, relationships, the society and spiritual made it an exceptional album. It is gem in hip-hop music with its classic sound.
Notable tracks: “Doo Wop (That Thing)” (a fusion of upbeat hip-hop and doo wop with infectious horn instruments); “To Zion” (a very nice collaboration with Carlos Santana as he plays the guitar along with the soulful voice of Lauryn); “Ex-Factor” (a ballad which showcased the power and soul of her vocals); and “Nothing Even Matters” (her voice and D’Angelo’s were perfect combination).
Rating: 9 out of 10