Articles By: Just a Fan

Review of Ari Goldwag’s A Capella Soul

Review of Ari Goldwag’s A Capella Soul

That difficult time (well one of them) for us music lovers is winding down, and this is the hardest part. If you’re like me, even having a good 5 or 6 quality acapella albums won’t last you through the sefira when during the year you are used to having dozens to chose from. Thankfully, Ari [&hellip

Review: Yisroel Amar- Bayom Hahu

Review: Yisroel Amar- Bayom Hahu

Yisroel Amar won all of us over when as permanent fans when he dedicated his performance of Piha Puscha to his mother in last year’s Jewish Star competition, which he went on to win. It wasn’t just the beautiful voice and the way he connected with the audience, at least for me, it had a [&hellip

Review: Beri Weber “Thank You Hashem”

Review: Beri Weber “Thank You Hashem”

For a long time, I’d see the new Chasidish albums that came out and pass them by. I’d hear from other people that they were wonderful, but hey, I’m not  Chasidish. I definitely didn’t have anything against it, don’t get me wrong, I think I just figured it wouldn’t resonate as well with me, I [&hellip

Review: Yosef Chaim Shwekey- Chavivin

Review: Yosef Chaim Shwekey- Chavivin

Since getting into Jewish music (I didn’t grow up frum), I have encountered a wonderful problem: no matter how many CDs I get, there are always going to be high quality artists that I never really got to sit down and take the time to listen to. When I got Yosef Chaim Shwekey’s album Chavivin, [&hellip

Baruch Levine- Hashkifah

Baruch Levine- Hashkifah

I remember when I first heard Baruch Levine’s Vezakeini. I found it on Youtube and listened over and over. I was a very broke college student at the time, but since I couldn’t  put the video on my iPod, I finally bought the CD. It was great. I bought his next CD, Chasan HaTorah, which [&hellip

Review: Miami Boys Choir Mi LaHashem Ailai

Review:  Miami Boys Choir Mi LaHashem Ailai

This is embarrassing to admit, but until now I never had a Miami Boys Choir CD. I’m still relatively new to the Jewish scene having listened to it for about three years now. I’ve been listening to their songs on Jewish radio and on YouTube for quite some time now, promising myself that I’d get [&hellip

Shira Chadasha Boys Choir- Al HaTorah

Shira Chadasha Boys Choir- Al HaTorah

You’ve probably noticed that there seem to be a lot of boys choirs out these days. And you’re right, there are. No, it’s not everyone’s style- the usually adorable and usually superfun- but a lot of people love it, and it’s for good reason. Shira Chadasha definitely has it’s own flavor, but most basically, it’s [&hellip

Eitan Katz – Unplugged 2: Review

Eitan Katz – Unplugged 2:  Review

The first review I did for JMR was Eitan’s first Unplugged album. I absolutely loved it, and for good reason. However as much as I did love it this one might be even better. The album seems to be somewhere between Unplugged 1 and Baruch Hu, similarly all Carlebach compositions, but there was a maturation [&hellip

Review of A.K.A. Pella 3 -Adaptation

Review of A.K.A. Pella 3 -Adaptation

I’ve recently written two reviews of A.K.A. Pella CDs, so you should know by now that I consider them to be a very talented and creative group. I can recap by saying they are not your typical acapella group. While they do have great voices and while they do beautiful harmonies, there are major differences. First [&hellip

Just A Fan’s Review of A.K.A. Pella 2

Just A Fan’s Review of A.K.A. Pella 2

For those of you who haven’t heard A.K.A.Pella yet, you’re going to be impressed. It’s very hard to believe that it isn’t music. It sound so real! But when I say that, it can just mean that some of the guys are able to make weird noises that sound like guitars and drums. A.K.A.Pella is [&hellip

Classic Review: A.K.A. Pella 1- Premium Blend

Classic Review:  A.K.A. Pella 1- Premium Blend

This is the first album that A.K.A. Pella put out, and it’s a hit (for those of you who didn’t hear yet!). On this album, the guys from A.K.A. Pella not only put out a great album but also gave us an overview of what to expect in the coming years. The album shows that [&hellip

YBC LIVE! PESACH ’11 Ah Ah Ah!

YBC LIVE! PESACH ’11 Ah Ah Ah!

Last night I had the privilege of going to YBC LIVE! PESACH ’11 Ah Ah Ah! In other words, the latest Yeshiva Boys Choir concert. I’m going to be honest. I was very excited, and I expected it to be cute– which it totally was, but it was also much more than that. Let me [&hellip

Just a Fan’s Review of Six13: Zmanim

Just a Fan’s Review of Six13: Zmanim

I first heard Six13 a few years ago, right before they came to my college for a performance. Right away I liked their music, and for two sefiras and three weeks I played them pretty constantly being one of those people that needs to have my iPod on when I walk to the dryer to [&hellip