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THIS ECLECTIC ARTIST WILL HAVE YOU SECOND-GUESSING AND LEFT IN WONDER. Paul Maged’s ‘The Glass River’ is quite possibly the greatest and most entertaining album you will ever listen to. ”

Mase Shaw

Paul Maged has written a protest song, “The Resistance” and it’s not just opinion and clever lyrics, it’s really excellent, hard driving, toe-tapping, head-banging rock. He uses his gorgeous, intense voice to raise the stakes in every verse, fully supported with brilliant guitar riffs and punchy rhythms. This track sounds like the opening to a rock opera, revolution in the air, full on character assassination, inspiring anthemic roaring. It’s quite the action exhortation and just gets better and better with each play…I’m a believer!! ”

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Music Review: Paul Maged - 'The Glass River' Delivers Incisive Social Commentary”

Randall Radic

The Glass River: A very accomplished outing from a singer/songwriter who obviously prefers Green Day and REM to Simon and Garfunkel. The opener “Guns For Hire” is an extra sophisticated version of Green Day sound, while “Corporate Hell” musically sounds like Costello jamming with Ben Folds backed by Pearl Jam’s rhythm section. “Choices” only on its surface might take you to the singer/songwriter territory, sounding like something directly out of Andy Pratt’s book.The title track that follows, also subtitled “The Ballad of Alan & Jane", on the other hand, is R.E.M. in all their moods, Maged’s voice getting quite close to Stipe’s. “For The Sea” gets us back to Pratt or even Meatloaf in a ballad mood, while the closer “Life Goes By Prelude” could serve as a brief musical ode to Springsteen. Describing all that on paper could sound a bit too disparate, but Maged was able to pull everything together with some deep-thinking lyrics and above all exquisite singing and musicianship with excellent production from Sean Gill of The Passengerz. An excellent EP that demands detailed research into his previous work.”

ljubinkozivkovic

Paul Maged Album, ‘Light Years Away’ is Diverse and Ahead of Its Time. Singer-songwriter Paul Maged says he’s influenced by Green Day and Pearl Jam, but to the experienced ear you can clearly hear a mix of many of yesteryear’s musicians in his work. And it’s good stuff. His new album, Light Years Away blends the best of many of the musicians of today and yesterday. It’s a diverse piece of work. The range goes from punk to power pop anthems to country rock and it’s an amazing achievement. His first album, Diamonds and Demons, showed Maged’s chops as a songwriter and perhaps this record was released to show his voice. Because Maged’s songs are great but it’s his voice that’s the star of the show here on this album.”

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You’ll Need a Magic Man To Resist Paul Maged’s The Resistance”

Joe Hughes

Paul Maged, ‘Diamonds and Demons’: Paul Maged proves rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead; it just needed a reason to get out of bed in the morning.”

ALLISON JOHNELLE BORON

“Diamonds & Demons” was released on September 23, 2014 and lends a focus on a vast range of humanitarian concepts such as our rapidly evolving culture relating to religion and society, climate change, controversial social issues, and war. “Diamonds and Demons” makes us look at ourselves in an entirely different way. I love the way Maged takes the music and can express exactly what each and every one of us has experienced at some point in our lives. Inspired by artists such as Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Springsteen and Billy Joel, Maged is magical. “Blind Faith” is one of my favorites. It opens with a beautiful piano rift and then bursts into a heart pounding full rock out explosion. It speaks of birth to death and how society tempts us to live by others rules. We lose ourselves. It brings about doubt and loneliness when we sell out ourselves for something of blind faith. Beautiful.”

Sherryl Craig

Man Unleashed: Paul Maged is Back With a “Wild” New Single. From your average rocker, the track would be enough of a head trip, but from someone like Maged who has a history of striving to raise social awareness and shove a mirror in front of the populus’ face, it’s obvious that it’s coming from a deep, dark place. Hopefully the whole world takes heed — who knows what Maged will do next.”

ALLISON JOHNELLE BORON

Interview: Paul Maged”

Eileen Shapiro