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Product: Audio CD
Title: Human After All
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Daft Punk
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Mediocre After All.........


WOW, what a mediocre album, and from such a talented innovative band. daft punk has always pushed the envelope and reinvented itself with each new album. when homework came out it went against the grain of all the boring uninventive mac generated electronica that was flooding the market at the time. the same could be said for discovery, which proved that they could do a sophomore album which didn't suck and wasn't just homework II. none of this is true for human after all. basically the album sounds like all the other repetitive dance garbage that flooded the market at the time homework. and no, it is not as if they are making some radical statement against the current music scene. and no, it is not repetitive and boring to challenge past daft punk fans like discovery did. it is just plain mediocre. sure, it is listenable, but it is not something that you will be playing a month from now. it is certainly not timeless like homework and discovery. it really has the feeling of one of those albums that a band has to put out to fullfill a record contract that they are trying to get out of. do your wallet a favor and borrow a friends copy before investing your hard earned cash. better yet, buy my copy for 10 cents off e bay.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Break Stuff: The String Quartet Tribute to Limp Bizkit
Label: Vitamin Records
Artist:
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Puh-leez tell me this is a joke


I don't believe it. The world's second worst band (the absolute worst being good charlotte) gets a tribute album. That's THE gayesy idea ever!!! Since when did they deserve a tribute album?
I really have nothing else to say.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Koyaanisqatsi (1998 Re-recording)
Label: Nonesuch
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Good all on its own...


There are two important things to note about this recording which make it different to the earlier version. Firstly, it contains much more of the film's soundtrack, 73 minutes worth as opposed to the earlier version's 47 minutes (a limitation imposed by vinyl). It is great to have tracks such as 'Organic' and 'Resource' available on my stereo. With all this extra music, this recording represents the many moods of the film better than the first one ever could... Secondly, it 'feels' more relevant to this day and age, and makes the earlier version sound dated.
It does not matter to me which version is truer to the film, I think this album stands on its own and gives the film a whole new lease of life. Very refreshing.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Pavarotti & Friends 2
Label: Decca
Artist:
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
torture


With the diversity of musical styles present on this recording, there is likely to be somthing to appeal to everyone, but, conversely, there is also likely to be something that any given listener will find unappealing. In addition, this was a live televised concert, and the visual aspect, missing on an audio recording, is a significant part of the appreciation of the performances. But having said that, this was a unique event, and the CD captures a piece of musical history.