Welcome To Rate The Tracks

We are interested in providing a home for artists that want to have their tracks evaluated by seasoned professionals in the music business and fans alike. If it's a demo or the finished product we want to hear your tracks! This is intended to be interactive between the artists and listeners. Providing feedback to the artists will assist them in developing their music.

December 1, 2016

Featured Stream: Cranky George-Misery Road

Cranky George is back on Rate The Tracks to bring listeners another interesting and entertaining track.

This time we get to stream "Misery Road" from their recent album Fat Lot of Good.

"Misery Road" gives you windshield wipers for your tears. Man, what kind of car comes equipped like that? What a great line from the song!

As usual I enjoyed the music, in fact I think the entire Fat Lot of Good is a truckload of musical entertainment. 

This is one example of the band's special blend of rock, Americana, blues and folk. They stir the pot of the emotional stew and its a good time so check it out.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Cranky George:


The genesis of Cranky George dates back to 1989, when James Fearnley (accordion-player and founder-member of London/Irish band The Pogues) met, first, Dermot Mulroney (renowned actor, star and co-star of ‘The Family Stone’, ‘The Wedding Date’ and ‘About Schmidt’), and then Dermot’s brother, Kieran (erstwhile actor in ‘From The Earth To The Moon’ and ‘The Spitfire Grill’, now writer and director) on film locations in Colorado and Virginia...READ MORE...

November 26, 2016

Featured Stream: Christine Saadé / HYSC? Get Together (Twisted Dee Remix)

Christine Christine Saadé / HYSC? has released a new single titled  "Get Together" which is actually the Twisted Dee Remix we have featured here.

She is an exciting young artist that is bound to get the dance floors pumping with energy and excitement.

Those that can appreciate beats and the pumping all out energy of dance music and electronica will find a lot to like with this track. Give it a listen now.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Christine:

Christine Saadé is an international influential artist with a versatile sound. Her brilliant songwriting, producing and performance skills have the right fundamentals of a global musical sensation ...READ MORE...

November 21, 2016

Featured Stream: Angie and The Deserters-Forgetting To Forget

Angie and The Deserters pay us another visit with a great track for listeners to check out. "Forgetting To Forget" is a melodic pop rock song that will stay in your mind for a long time.

The track is crafted specifically for Angie's emotive vocal style. The musicianship is superb as usual and the lady hits her stride as the story unfolds.

Love, loss, heartbreak and "Forgetting To Forget" about you is the main focal point of the track. Don't miss out on streaming this track you will love it!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Angie and the Deserters:


Born in Upstate NY in a small town called Potsdam in what many refer to as the North Country, singer-songwriter Angie Bruyere spent her childhood running through the backwoods and roaming the train tracks, living the simple life that inspires imaginations of which lyrics and melodies are made. Settling in Southern California at a young age, Bruyere began a modeling career that took her on a journey around the world...experiences that can be felt throughout many of her songs.  Pen and paper always in hand, she began writing poetry and playing her guitar, lending itself naturally to combining her two passions into what has become a body of musical work that she continues grow daily...READ MORE...

November 18, 2016

Featured Track: Doug Hammer-The Spirit of America

Doug Hammer has a new album coming out titled Americana. It could not have arrived any sooner. "The Spirit of America" would make a great movie soundtrack on how we came to be.

This music just gave me chills. It is all instrumental with high energy and a lot of hope wrapped into it. 

Thank you Doug Hammer for the music and your belief in the American Flag and what it stands for.

One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind...music like this helps to make that journey a bit easier. 

Music can inspire and heal and that is exactly what this instrumental did for me! America is changing and evolving every day, strap in and get ready for a ride!

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

More About Doug Hammer:


Multi-award winning pianist, composer and producer Doug Hammer has been involved with music since the age of three and began piano lessons at the age of six. He was educated in contemporary, jazz and classical styles of music.

A scholarship graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Doug's musical world continued to flourish, gaining experience in everything from record production to orchestration and arranging. After Berklee, he opened his own project studio and production company, Dreamworld Productions. His studio and skills have served the needs of many, working on projects for film, web, TV, radio and corporations. He has produced countless artists in a diversity of styles...READ MORE...