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Product: Audio CD
Title: Slow Dazzle
Label: Universal Int'l
Artist: John Cale
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Why only on inport?


This is a brilliant album! I just can't understand why it's only available on import these days - according to this site, anyway. Highlights are Darling I Need You and I'm Not The Loving Kind. John Cale's solo work is very much underrated!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Details
Label: Mca
Artist: Frou Frou
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Smooth, well crafted pop/chill out enhanced by a great voice


Frou frou's Details is a very good album that provides relaxed and well crafted music. The production work is very good and it makes a good job at putting together nice music (with heavy electronic touches but without losing a strong mellodic basis) with the great vocal capability or Imogene Heap. Imogene's voice is beautiful and haunting and quite capable of hitting a wide range of notes. In some ways it reminds me a bit of the work of Morcheeba in the albums Charango and Big Calm.

Most of the songs on Details have a nice vocals-based trip-hop feel to them. They can be used as a very nice chill-out or ambient music, with the caveat that the lyrics in the songs and Imogene's strong vocals are likely to provide more than just the "ambient" feel to them.

Some of the songs to look for: "Let Go", "Breathe In" and "Hear me out"; all of them solid pop songs. If you want to get a feel for more experimental material on the CD, hear "Psychobabble" and "Shhh"; both of them very interesting musically and vocally. All in all a very good CD as a whole, with a bit of repetition, but the experimental tracks make the overall experience a very pleasant and engaging one.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Whoa, Nelly!
Label: Dreamworks
Artist: Nelly Furtado
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
One of the best this year !


This cd is one of the best. I was able to listen to all the songs over and over. Very talented woman.... Turn off the lights is very danceable. This cd will have you dancing around your house. This cd takes you away from what your thinking about. Somehow it just cheers you up. I think it could be her voice...?????



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Best of John Lee Hooker 1965 - 1974
Label: Mca
Artist: John Lee Hooker
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Johnny Lee at his best


Never have I heard such a collection of blues masters. This album is burning with soul and emotion. Key tracks such as, "Never get out of these blues alive," "Bluebird," and "House Rent Boogie," feature superior bluse musicians such as: Van Morrison, Jim Kahr, Hollywood Fats, and Steve Miller, before their claim to fame. A tear fell from my eye when I first heard John Lee's story of his passing wife, Sadie Mae, in "Decoration Day." This album is a true tribute to all those who lost their lives in the terrible flood of Tupelo, Mississippi so long ago.