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Product: Audio CD
Title: Stripped
Label: RCA
Artist: Christina Aguilera
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Stripped to the mediocre core


Wow. I bought this cd after watching a special about Christina on MTV that presented her as more than a half naked teen pop princess. And she really is more than that. Her voice is absolutely gorgeous. In my opinion, far better than Mariah Carey.
These songs show a more grown up Christina. I'm most impressed with the fact that she cowrote most of them. What's more, most of these songs have a positive message to them.
My favorite song on this album would have to be "Fighter." I think most of us women can relate to a relationship gone bad that eventually made us stronger in the end. At first listen, I thought "wow, what a rip off of Britney's "Stronger" song." But Christina sings "Fighter" with so much more passion than Ms. Spears has ever displayed.
Overall, a near-perfect cd from a perfect singer.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Bryars: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Label: Philips
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
transcendent repetition


Heard this on my local community radio station, on their "Jesus' Blood Day" (turns out to be an annual event in which the entire disc is played on-air--several neighborhood bars tune in for their own 75-minute celebrations). At first I thought it was incredibly beautiful. Then I thought it was a little monotonous. Then it became downright irritating. I shut it off and went about my business, only to tune in twenty minutes later expecting to hear something else, and there was "Jesus' Blood" again! It occurred to me that it might be ironic, and I kept listening for that reason. But by the time Mr. Tom Waits entered the mix I was long past irritation and smirking--I was completely sold. The melody is pure as spring water, and the accompaniment is rich but not overbearing. This isn't a disc for fans of the three-minute pop song, or of the jazz fusion opus. But maybe it's perfect for them both. It might annoy the staunchest Jesus fanatic, while moving an athiest to tears. I don't know. Just buy the damn thing.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Stripped
Label: RCA
Artist: Christina Aguilera
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Amazing!


This album is really, really personal and was totally worth the three-year wait. She has a voice and knows how to use it, therefore, I would DEFINATELY recommend buying this album. This girl outshines Britney like the sun. My favorite song is "I'm Okay" because it's a very beautiful and inspirational song.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Measure of a Man
Label: Rca
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Greatness!!


Anyone who thinks Clay Aiken sucks needs to get their ears checked cause obviously they don't seem to know what good music sounds like! I've seen him live once and am going to again in September. Can't Wait!! Clay is an amazing singer and person and I adore him!!! He is my favorite of all and should have won American Idol. Ruben is good too, but he deserved second place, his music just doesn't appeal to America quite like Clay's does. I bought this MOAM cd the night it came out and have listened to it many times and I am always satisfied.