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Product: Audio CD
Title: Once in a Blue Universe
Label: Higher Octave
Artist: Craig Chaquico
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Another fine release


i've been a big fan of craig's since starship and before he's one of the best guitarist's i ever heard since he started his solo career he's gotten sooooo much better i love everything he's done this cd is the best work he's made so far and i cant want to see what's next soar on craig we'll follow:)



Product: Audio CD
Title: Tuck Everlasting
Label: Disney
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
"The most haunting, melodic, & enchanting score in years!"


OK, this is supposed to be a teen flick, right? So how come the beautiful and haunting orchestral score of William Ross stays with me? Why can I not get those addicting melodies out of my head? I haven't been a teenager is many years!
As wonderful as the movie was (see my review), I say without apology--the music is even better. This enchanting-often dreamy score will (sadly) be overlooked by Academy Award voters, yet track for track--it is sure to become a classic in the annals of Disney musical productions.
Like the film itself, the tracks are short, sweet, and memorable. From the eerie whistling theme of 'Main Title', to the string-ballad (oh so beautiful!) of 'Winnie and Mae'--the music is well crafted and will be appreciated even by those who have not seen the film.
'Jail Break' however, can only be appreciated by familiarity with the scene--once of the most memorable in the movie. Only 'Cave Dance'--as does the scene in the film, seems woefully out of place. 'Elegy' captures that magnificent Victorian period in which the film is set, and the final cut 'Love Everlasting' brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.
If you think a 'teen flick' with such an improbable name could hardly feature a score this beautiful, perhaps you need to see the film. But see it or not, if you want to just sit back, close your eyes and appreciate one of the loveliest musical scores in many, many years--this one is it. Thank you, Mr. Ross. This is magnificent!



Product: Audio CD
Title: No Strings Attached
Label: Jive
Artist: *NSYNC
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Not saying "Bye Bye Bye" for a long time!


This album is incredible! There's the awesome upbeat songs (smash hit "Bye Bye Bye", "No Strings Attached", "It's Gonna Be Me", more). Then there's the more slower songs (big hit "This I Promise You", "That's When I'll Stop Loving You", more). Each song shows *NSYNC's great talent. Their beautiful harmonies give the perfect touch to the album. You should know this is a huge hit. It debut was at #1 on the Billboard 200, and has been there ever since. It made a music history record by selling over one million copies the first day, and selling over 2.4 million in one week! These guys will be around for a long time to come.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Mississippi: The Screwed and Chopped Album
Label: Universal
Artist: David Banner
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Better Than The Original


As a new fan of the "screwed-up" style (my introduction was 8 Ball & MJG's "Space Age 4 Eva," also done by Michael Watts of Swisha House & also excellent), this album blew me away. Having heard the "regular" version, I found this version to be superior in almost every way. David Banner's an OK MC, but not amazing, and his production is the same -- but whoa, when you slow it down & chop it up, "Mississippi" becomes AMAZING. The screwed & chopped version of "Choose Me" is so good, it makes "Hey Ya" sound like MC Hammer scraping dog-doo off the sole of his Reebok. Definitely check this album out as a great introduction to the DJ Screw style (RIP) & as an example of how hip-hop's limitless creativity & inventive nature strike again.