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Product: Audio CD
Title: Rebirth
Label: Sony
Artist: Jennifer Lopez
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
stick to acting jenny

Rebirth is Jennifer Lopez's first CD since 2002's This Is Me...Then. In that time, Jennifer endured several highs and lows in both her professional and personal career, most notable would be her on again, off again relationship with Ben Affleck. From the dust of that failed relationship enters new husband Marc Anthony. The title of this set would seem to indicate a new Jennifer, especially considering what she's been through over the past few years. However, the selection of songs sounds no different than anything else Lopez has released.

Starting off the 12-track CD is the first single "Get Right." This track has been bumpin' in the clubs and over the airwaves. I must admit the beats and the horns track are rather infectious and intoxicating. Following "Get Right" is "Step Into My World." This song is very reminiscent of Truth Hurt's "Addictive." The third track "Hold You Down" which features Fat Joe is slated to be the next single. Oddly, this track samples Shirley Murdock's "As We Lay." This is another duet claiming more or less, a 2005 version of I got your back and you've got mine. This formula has been done to death and sadly Fat Joe and J-Lo add nothing new.

Production-wise, this CD is tight. Hot producers Rodney Jerkins, Outkast's Big Boi, Timbaland, Cory Rooney and I guess even Lopez's husband Marc Anthony provide quality production that warrant a second listen. The problem is Lopez's weak vocals and sappy, empty lyrical content. For example, the song "Ryde Or Die" is only worthy of a listen due to the production. Lyrically, haven't we heard enough ride/ryde or die songs? Lyrics where a grown woman says she would ride with you cause you're the truth... she would die for you cause she's a fool, in love with you. This song seems like an anthem for a teenage girl who is torn between her rugged boyfriend and her upstanding parents. "Cherry Pie" seems like a sad attempt to replicate a Prince or Janet Jackson seductive subliminal theme. The only track that is more successful at actually having a meaning is "(Can't Believe) This Is Me." The song relays some expression and emotion of an ended love. The last track is a remix of "Get Right" which features Fabolous. The lyrics and music are basically the same with a few rap lines from Fabolous thrown in. Honestly, this was the first CD of Jennifer Lopez's that I ever listened to in its entirety. I knew going into this that her vocal ability would not be on the level of an Aretha Franklin. But I was disappointed in the terms of the lyrical content. Songs of redundant themes and clich?s apparently are the norm when it comes to J-Lo. And I ask why name the CD Rebirth if the content is nothing but the same ole' same ole' that we have always heard from her? I was expecting some growth of some sort but didn't find any here. I guess she didn't "Get It Right" after all.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Frida
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Absolutely beautiful score to a grand movie![.]

I think that this really deserved to win the golden globe for best sountrack because it is the best I think of all the ones that were nominated!! I love all of the Mexican singers on espcially the track that Selma Hayek sang on! I strongly urge those of you who loved the movie or who like Spanish music to get this one you will not be dissapointed with your purchase![.]

Product: Audio CD
Title: Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
Label: Ojc
Artist: Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
jazz greats

Ultra-hypnotic grooves; interweaving of diverse styles; a rollercoaster of emotions served up on an audible silver platter.
With the downturn in American pop, there's never been a better opportunity to re-explore the true magic of jazz by ones who really know their stuff.
Great jazz is this: it stimulates the mind, body and soul and takes you on a spiritual journey.
It also rocks pretty ... hard!

Product: Audio CD
Title: Britney
Label: Jive
Artist: Britney Spears
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Britney did it again!

OK, So Britney is obviously the best female singer/dancer out their. She also is the most entertaining. This album shows how Britney has grown up. The best songs on this album, well they are all good but really the best are I'm a slave 4 u- This is really the most dancible song on the album, Overprotected- This song is very self explanitory it really tell you about what she feels, Lonely- It probbably should have been a single but i guess she didnt feel it, I'm not girl, not yet a woman- This is obviously the best track on the whole album it just shows how well Brit can sing, Boys- Um ok well the co-ed mix was much better but this is still very good, Anticipating- This song is singable and dancible it really hott!, I love rock 'n' roll- Mabe it wasnt commertiolly released here BUT! its still awesome, Cinderella- well honestly this song should not have been released on this record, the song is good and all but its just not a song i would have choossen, i think instead of When i found you being put on the Austrailian version cinderella should have. and it would be a bonus track, Let me be- I love this song its really good!, Bombastick love- awesome and a good dance tune, Thats where you take me- i wish it were a single it would be a great video, What its like to be me, Probbably one of the best tracks on the whole album its really good! Well their you have it i recomend this album to anyone!