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Product: Audio CD
Title: Honky Chateau
Label: Mobile Fidelity
Artist: Elton John
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Just gets better with time


Elton was still hanging on to his "Tumbleweed Connection" influences while being tugged ever so steadily into the "pop" realm when he made this album. Years later it appears to be holding up quite well. Two big hits come from this collection and one that really should have been. "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" is one of his best tunes ever and that song alone makes this well worth having. "Susie" is a great rocker, as well. Not every song is a gem but those that qualify for that category fail to drag this album down the way some of his "fillers" did on subsequent offerings.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy [Bonus Tracks]
Label: Island
Artist: Elton John
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The Greatest Album Ever!!!


This is undoubtedly the greatest album ever made, and I'm not just talking Sir Elton's numerous output--I mean it is the greatest album ever made within the pantheon of popular music. From subtle piano flourishes to full-blown operatic treatments, this album has everything for anyone who has ever followed a dream. Sir Elton accomplishes much more than garnering my respect as the greatest musician to have graced the last century, it has earned him worship as a true idol. This entirely biographical album ranges from the honky-tonk influenced licks of the title track to the ice-cold piano and vocals of "Curtains" the final track, whose lyrics are bone-chillingly frigid, honest, screaming in desperation and never opting out for bubbly bubblegum lyrics. Instead, it offers a subtle operatic treatment to its subject (presumably Elton himself) who is in the midst of magnificent desolation. Without a doubt, this is an essential disc for anyone's collection, whether a longtime devotee of Sir Elton, or someone just "coming out" and discovering his music for the first time.



Product: Audio CD
Title: In The Zone
Label: Jive
Artist: Britney Spears
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
my sexy girl britney


this lp is good i really mean that im really not into chart music i only like underground but this is so good shes the only singer from the charts i listen to BUY THIS ALBUM PLZ YOU WILL REALLY LIKE OH 1 MORE THING BRITNEY WILL YOU MARRY ME



Product: Audio CD
Title: Big Swing Face
Label: RCA
Artist: Bruce Hornsby
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Best of 2002


Bruce has come a long, long away from his Grammy-award winning rural rock he performed with The Range. After going the jazz and jam band route, he let Prince and George Clinton possess his body. This album is electrified funk with plenty of electronic processing. Reading this review doesn't give the sound justice. On paper (or computer screen) it sounds like a mess. Hornsby's Southern voice covered in funky beats and synth pops and squeaks? But it works. The guitar is spaced out on "Sticks and Stones," and you wouldn't know it was Hornsby unless you were told by the sales clerk (like I was). The best song is "This Soon Shall Pass." A lament on depression is transformed into a hopeful trip-hop song. One qualm with the album is it should have been named after the song "Try Anything Once," because that's just what Hornsby did.