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Product: Audio CD
Title: Genetic World
Label: Capitol
Artist: Telepopmusik
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
A Tiny Bit Boring At This Stage!

This c.d. is pretty typical of a whole new genre in music right now. It's a mixture of chilled out trip-hop moods and then some hip-hop and then other tracks that have a certain 'cheesy' retro influence. On this c.d. there are more tracks using guest vocalists and not so many pure instrumental tracks. It seems to follow a familiar template for so many French acts that seem to be remaining still very much in vogue. If Daft Punk,St. Germain and Air remain in the 'premiere' class then groups like this and Rinocerose remain in the next division.
The best moments on this c.d. occur when Angela Mcluskey sings on the tracks. She has that real Beth Gibbons of Portishead fame sound and tracks like the amazing "Breathe" have trip-hop written all over them. It's all a hazy pastiche of slow beat, dreamy keyboards and heavy on the bass. So good is this track that it is reprised with a far more jazzy influence later on in the c.d. but under a completely different title. She sings on 4 of the tracks and each one is excellent. There is a real hip-hop influence to the tracks which are rapped by Big Dada and The Drunken Immortals. Of these "Animal Man" is the best-it's full of breakbeats and a really nice guitar riff. The lyrics are thought provoking and excellent. If it's not trip-hop or rap many of the other tracks fall into the ambient, chilled out mode. They are all pretty slow in tempo and are full of dreamy synth effects. On many occasions strings are added in to further enhance that chilled out mood. "Dance Me" is an excellent track that sounds like it's got it's origins from Japan-it's also one of the few tracks on this album that you could see being remixed by someone to become a major club hit.
The big problem I have with this album is that there is nothing particularly new here. Like many albums the best track are to be heard at the start of the album. When I heard it on a listening post I was blown away by these tracks, yet not for the first time was I just a little disappointed when I heard the c.d. from start to finish. It has some excellent tracks but it's not the sort of c.d. I could see myself listening to again and again.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Blue Wonder Power Milk
Label: Sony
Artist: Hooverphonic
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
A must-have for your modern music collection.

I don't want to review this record. I just wanted the one-line summary

Product: Audio CD
Title: Dangerous [Remastered]
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Jackson in the early 90's....

I love this album. I recently bought it because I liked the songs I heard from it (Jam and Black or White, as well as others).
It is awesome. I can't say it's my favorite because all the albums have their unique style and sound. But this is Jackson stretching out while maintaining that contemporary edge.
Although the album is a tad long, it still is a great trip of dance, ballad, and groove.
Get the video while you're at it. A nice companion piece to this album.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Streets Of Fire: A Rock & Roll Fable (1984 Film)
Label: Mca
Artist: Ry Cooder, Jim Steinman, Dan Hartman
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Steinman blesses us with his songs once again!

I loved the movie, but was disappointed when they did'nt use Stoney and the guys on the bus for "Countdown To Love" on the CD.Where can I find out who the members of Fire Inc. are? Nowhere Fast and TIWIMTBY are the Bomb ! I give the movie "5 stars" but the CD "3 stars" because I felt cheated that "Countdown To Love" was not even close to being as good as it was in the movie.