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Product: Audio CD
Title: It's Time
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Michael Bublé
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A Fantastic 2nd Venture For Buble


I must confess, I had fears that Michael Buble's 2nd CD could not do any better than his first. How wrong I was! This CD is absolutely incredible!

Michael Buble has matured so much as a singer and crooner between these 2 albums. On top of that, the CD has amazing up-tempo beats which also includes that fantastic ballad "Home" which makes you feel next to Buble when he sings it.

The arrangements are fantastic and very creative unlike some of the other cover versions I've heard. There's an especially great energy in the swinging tunes, which just makes you want to get up and dance to the beat! Dare I say that Michael Buble is fast on his way to becoming the next Quincy Jones!

Also, I noticed that they took a lot more chances in this CD than they did in the last one, which makes this whole 2nd venture all the more fantastic.

I highly recommend this CD to anyone, not just Buble fans. You'll be swinging and dancing to the beats of the tunes in no time! Enjoy!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Dangerous
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Dangerous easily the best By KIRILL


The Dangerous album is by far Michael's best.The reason I like it is because it has a few more songs on it than the DANGEROUS video.I also like it because it has my favourite song on it:Who Is It.See I have some other cd's of Michael and I listen to them and some of the songs are sort of boring.This cd kept me interested throughout the whole 14 songs because pretty much all the songs have a fast beat that kepps you in it.I recomend every Michael Jackson to get this cd because it is easily his best one.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Valley Of The Dolls: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Philips
Artist: John Williams, Andre Previn, Dory Previn
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Cheese or Hip? Essential for '60s Fans!


As a jazz fanatic (and amateur jazz singer) I found this album to be a rich source of material. The arrangements are a bit dated, but the tunes definitely lend themselves to a bit of jazzing-up; especially, "give a little bit more," and "I'll plant my own tree." "Come live with me" will make "lounge lizards" drool, 'cause it's so un-politically correct and the arrangement soooo cheesy, I think it's hip again.
There are also a few cuts that set a definite mood, and can be used in industrials/presentations etc. today without sounding old.
When I played this album for some friends, I couldn't believe the response. Some found the lyrics a bit cheesy, but all-in-all it's great mood music. When I asked them to tell me who the composer/artist was, names like Percy Faith and Lawrence Welk came up; but nobody got it right. This work, sadly, has gone relatively unnoticed amongst his more award-winning Hollywood soundtracks.
A final tidbit of trivia is that he collaborated on this with his wife at the time, Dory Previn. (His adopted daughter, with Dory, was later married to the ex-husband of his next ex-wife, Mia Farrow. But we won't go there).



Product: Audio CD
Title: Measure of a Man
Label: Rca
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Could have been better


Clay Aiken's long-awaited (shut up, it would have been long-awaited if it had come out the day after AI ended) debut album should surprise none. If you ask me, he's evolving into a male Celine Dion--long held notes, gorgeous pitch, soaring power ballads--and dependability. It was obvious from my first listen that this CD was pretty much the same through and through. This may have earned Clay some thrashing when it came to the critics, but, really, what's wrong with dependability when it comes in this amazing form?
Let's face it, we've basically heard all of the CD already, so I'll mention my favorites--"I Survived You", "Perfect Day", "Measure of a Man", and "Touch". ("Touch" and "Invisible" are the most non-ballad-y songs on the CD) I especially love the MOAM bridge; it's absolutely haunting.
At the end of the day, I would have loved this CD no matter what songs were on it, because it's Clay. As it is, it's a good album, but that's really just a bonus. He has been blessed with a voice that can make awful, insipid songs sound beautiful. These songs are a bit predictable, and to some they may be boring, but they're showcases for his vocal talent. On their own, okay, they're not the best songs, but with his voice I haven't heard anything better in a very long time.