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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MP3 Best Sellers: Alison Krauss, Foo Fighters and Paul Simon

Amazon MP3 Hot new releases and best sellers this week, is an interesting look at styles of music. Alison Krauss, The Foo Fighters, and Paul Simon are the top 3 best sellers.

#1 Alison Krauss & Union Station: Her new album "Paper Airplane" The album was released on April 12th, 2011 and now is the number 1 spot on Amazon music and Amazon MP3.

This is Alison's 14th album, and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Ms. Krauss is backed by Union Station on her latest release.

Alison Krauss last releases "Raising Sand" with Robert Plant was her most successful album to date. She had won six Grammy® Awards, which included "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year".

At only 39 years old, the impressive and talented young singer/songwriter has won countless Grammy and other awards throughout her career.

#2 Foo Fighters new album "Wasting Light" is a HOT album, that was recently released. Dave Grohl the Foo Fighters main songwriter was also the drummer for Nirvana, which disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide.

Wasting Light is an energetic album, with straight forward grunge, that is heavy on pent up rage, like previous Foo Fighter albums.

Free MP3: "I Should Have Know" is a free download at Amazon.

The new album was recorded in Grohl's garage, and with the atmosphere, is reunited on this album with Nirvana colleague and bassist Krist Novoselic.

If you notice the new album has a really grunge feel to it, that would be because of Butch Vig who is producing the Foo Fighters latest album. Butch Vig was the producer for Nirvana's break out album "Nevermind". There is allot of buzz surrounding the free MP3 "I Should Have Known", rumor has it, it could have a reference to Kurt Cobain.

#3 Paul Simon with "So Beautiful or So What" which is his twelfth studio album released on April 12, 2011 on Hear Music and Concord Music Group record labels. 

The album has received critical acclaim and rave reviews from many industry insiders, for the vibe and theme of the album. The album is a mix of art and spirituality, colored by music. Paul Simon has created a splendid work of art, that is soft, beautiful and leaves question unanswered, which is the secret of great songwriting and story telling.

So Beautiful or So What also included the song "Getting Ready for Christmas Day", which was previously played at concerts before this release. The song contains a sampling of a 1941 sermon by the late Rev. J.M. Gates. 

All three albums, are quite unique and interesting in their own genres, and all express them selves well in their songs and songwriting. 

By George Luker (C) Copyright 2011 Krule Music