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Lauris Reiniks is still running with Es Skrienu

There is something quite disconcerting about buying an album as part of a meal deal in a local pizza restaurant in Latvia. But luckily, there’s no buyers remorse when handing over money for Lauris Reiniks’ most recent album, Es Skrienu. Here's why...

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The World Needs Heroes, will Terasbetoni do?

Three minutes might not have been enough for Europe to love Terasbetoni, but give their fourth studio album enough time and you're sure to fall in love with the power-metal band from Finland.

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Lena’s Cassette Player reveals a darker side to listeners

Lena Meyer-Landrut's Satellite not only gave Germany and the West a Eurovision victory, but an upbeat and modern pop song that gave the Contest a commerciality it has craved for long. But does her album live up to the same high expectations?

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It’s Loaded with Zoul but can Malcolm Lincoln escape the 80s?

Alongside Lena Mayer-Landrut, Malcolm Lincoln dragged Eurovision kicking and screaming into 2010 with the modern-retro sound that is currently filling our charts across the world. The debut album 'Loaded With Zoul' by Malcolm Lincoln provides us yet more catchy pieces of modern pop that are not ashamed to wear the 1980's influence on their sleeves.

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“Love is War” but it was a rebirth for Vanilla Ninja

In the eternal war between Pirates and Ninjas, the Vanilla Ninjas have kept a hold of the Eurovision crown. A band that has continued to mature, their fourth album, Love is War, is a slice of pop-rock that’s both accessible and personal to Lenna, Katrin and Piret.

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