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.

January 15, 2017

Track Feature: Michele McLaughlin-At Home



Michele McLaughlin has a new album out titled Life. It is a collection of piano based solo works.

The spotlight is on the track "At Home." Michele gives you a great selection to feast your ears and senses upon.

Her piano playing is fluid and a literal flowing river (or more appropriately stream) of sound.

Thanks to the advent of wonderful sites like Soundcloud we have the opportunity to get a taste of great artists like Michele McLaughlin.

Stream "At Home" now and relax and adsorb the sounds.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck



More About Michele McLaughlin:

http://michelemclaughlin.com

I've often been told that my music is "haunting and contagious", "relaxing and beautiful", "peaceful and touching". I've also been told that my music is "captivating" and that it transports the listener into worlds of imagination and wonder. For me though, my music is my story...

January 6, 2017

Corinna Jane Releases Feisty Single ‘Three Faces Of You’


“Corinna Jane is a seriously talented young woman, with strong
vocal ability, who is also a mighty fine instrumentalist.” – Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6




Franco-British singer-songwriter Corinna Jane brings back the ethos of old school pop music with her new single ‘Three Faces Of You’ taken from her upcoming EP ‘Hard In Love’.

Watch ‘Three Faces Of You’ live here:


Fed on a diet of 90s MTV, Corinna had a passion for music from a young age. By the age of five she had taken up piano and singing lessons, soon composing her own music and establishing herself as a sing-songwriter in her teens.

Corinna has never been afraid of being herself, crafting her own unique brand of piano driven alternative rock. The keen actress, model and radio presenter has a quirky style and personality, which has led to her receiving airplay on the likes of BBC Radio 6, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing and making the top 5 solo artists at the Rock The House Competition.

‘Three Faces Of You’ follows the fascinating story of Corinna’s relationship with someone who lived in their own fantasy world with various personalities residing in him. The feisty song is mirrored in Corinna Jane and her band’s performance, which has strong resemblance of the powerhouse of Fleetwood Mac and No Doubt.

Having supported Leddra Chapman and been a guest vocalist/co-writer with German DJ Mark-Oh, it’s clear Corinna is ready to take the music industry by storm.

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Norwegian Pop Sensation Line Mari Records Debut Album




A highly versatile musician, Line Mari not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments including guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.

Line Mari was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.

Releasing her debut EP Fly High Fly Low in 2014, Line has already gained some recognition in Norway, her EP receiving acclaim from critics including a top score of 6 from Utropia. Her single ‘Why do I Cry’ was even played on national radio.

Having already played a gig in Bedford and recorded in London, the singer is now looking to spread word of her talents to the UK.

Line Mari dreamt of being a musician from birth, dancing in the womb as her mother explains. Although shy at first, by the time she was in her teens Line Mari was writing her own songs and performing. Her shyness has fuelled her songwriting, making her lyrics more personal, emotive and introspective.

Her debut album was released worldwide on Friday 4th November 2016, after being approached by major music producer Rob Cass. He saw her potential and invited her over to the legendary Abbey Road Studios where she began working on her debut album, with the help of cutting edge producer Pearse MacIntyre. Bursting with fresh young vibes ’21 Days’ demonstrates Line Mari’s powerful and distinctive vocals whilst still having a rock infused edge.

Rob Cass has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Will Young and Paloma Faith amongst others.

The album cover itself is really special – exclusively for the first edition, a small amount of real gold has been pressed into the 21 Days logo. The portrait of Line Mari on the cover is the work of upcoming German artist, Pixie Cold, who wanted to be involved simply because she loved the music. On the backside of the CD she has painted Line’s guitar – a special Gibson Custom Shop ES-339, named Mari. 


Critically acclaimed previous singles ‘Crush’ and ‘Haters’ from the upcoming album were mastered by studio engineer Christian Wright who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the pop and rock industry including Ed Sheeran, Keane, Eliza Doolittle and Blur.

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December 23, 2016

Featured Album Stream: Metallica-Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Metallica has made a strong return reclaiming their throne as the kings of heavy metal with a double album set Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. It has been a frequent playlist favorite for me lately. This is their best since the black album! Welcome back boys.

Check out the Spotify stream and the video of the making of one of the great tracks from the album!

Metal heads rise! 


Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

 https://metallica.com