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Product: Audio CD
Title: Invincible
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Mike proves he can still do it

This is arguably Michael's best effort since "Bad." Unfortunately, anything Michael does will be met with less than flattering reviews by the critics. Every one of Michael's efforts will be compared to Thriller. Thriller was 20 years ago; critics, get over it! Invincible is filled with thomping, head bobbing pop funk. My favorite song on the CD is "2000 Watts", on which Michael sings in an uncustomary low register. My advice, buy the CD and listen for yourself. Forget all rumors and tabloid smuck and just listen to the music. Michael Jackson has definitely released a hit with "Invincible."

Product: Audio CD
Title: No Strings Attached
Label: Jive
Artist: *NSYNC
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5

I was so excited to finally be able to listen to their new CD. It was worth the wait! I don't know how many times I have listened to it today. Their second album shows that they can sing different types of songs --- from hip-hop, to ballads, to acapella. They can do it all. I was, however, disappointed that each group member didn't have a solo part. All we hear is Justin and JC over and over, except for maybe one or two exceptions. Overall, I think their voices are great, and the lyrics are poetic.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Stripped
Label: RCA
Artist: Christina Aguilera
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Best CD this year!!

This is one of the most amazing CDs ever! Instead of getting shallow pointless bubblegum pop from artists such as Britney, we get something deep and personal from Christina Aguilera, someone who can actually sing.My favorite is Fighter, it's so rock and totally Christina! I'm OK is heartwrenching.. Impossible is a really strong song as well.. all of her ballads are beautiful and can't hold us down should be a single as well..I LOVE THIS ALBUM AND I RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE!

Product: Audio CD
Title: Laundry Service
Label: Sony
Artist: Shakira
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Naturally Spanish is beautiful and English is ugly

Shakira was in over her head. She may have had such a tough time turning pretty Spanish into pretty English that this cd lacks the idomatic elements of language and sound that makes English Pop-Rock-soul music the most popular music in the world.
Since English uses consonant clusters it is not posible to produce the beautiful sounds that a vowel based language like Spanish permits. Native English speakers and singers use the harsh grinding sounds of consonants to produce rude rock and crude pop. Sonic perfection is not the goal!
Sakira will only get better once she understand that noise is what drives English popular music.