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Sa Ugoy ng Musika

by aLfie vera meLLa
alfie@filipinojournal.com

Building Memories through Songs

Building Memories through Songs

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Many people could wax nostalgia on only very old songs, citing their youthful memories as the stimuli that trigger such wistful and wishful feelings. For me, however, because I have developed keen ears for

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Mustering Memories through Songs

Mustering Memories through Songs

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Different people love particular songs for different reasons. My love for the following songs is borne out of the memories that I have come to associate with each of them, and that’s how they’ve

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Three More New Albums before 2016 Ends

Three More New Albums before 2016 Ends

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The year is close to the end, but the music world continues to produce so many new albums from perhaps any genre, and from both contemporary and classic artists. Here are newly released albums

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New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 4)

New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 4)

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Previously, you’ve read snippets about the latest albums of the English New Wave band B-Movie, the Britpop group Kula Shaker, and the U.S.-based Greek composer Yanni. I hope you took the time to check

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New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 3)

New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 3)

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In the previous issue, you’ve seen short reviews of the new albums that the Pop singer Rihanna, the New Wave band James, and the Progressive Rock band Dream Theater released this year. Those were

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New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 2)

New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 2)

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In the previous issue, you’ve seen previews of the new albums released this year by the legendary English artist David Bowie, the iconic Metal band Megadeth, and the pioneering Britpop group Suede. However, these

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New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 1)

New Albums to Check Out This Year (part 1)

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It’s only the first quarter of 2016 but the list of newly released albums to check out is already long. Here are just some of them. David Bowie – Blackstar “Look up here, I’m

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Albums Released in 2015 that Are Worth Checking Out

Albums Released in 2015 that Are Worth Checking Out

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Now that the year is drawing to its close, it’s now time to wrap up the music releases of the year. Just like any other year, 2015 has its share of great albums of

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The Tenors Melted Hearts at MTS Centre, Sept. 18

The Tenors Melted Hearts at MTS Centre, Sept. 18

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The Tenors concert that was held at MTS Centre on September 18, 2015, was a mix of upbeatness, playfulness, seriousness, nostalgia, and melancholy. The overall theme was about the celebration of the Tenor members’

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