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Product: Audio CD
Title: Reality
Label: Sony
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Continuing to Push the Bounds of Reality

I've been a Bowie fan since the early 90s when I started discovering his vast back catalog and realizing how much he took every era of music he lived in and both reflected it, pushed it, and transformed it with his work. Reality is another offering in that vein. This album is not something that you can take in all at once in the first, second, or even third listen through. It's extremely multi-tiered, like most of his past work, especially the stuff in the 90s.
Even more interestingly, he seems to be shifting his focus from reflecting the current music being presented in the mass market to actually drawing on and extrapolating from his own recent work, making it an end unto itself. The songs Days, Reality, and The Lonliest Guy seem to push his own sound particularly. Admittedly, there aren't as many songs on this album that I immidiately warmed up to as on Earthling or Outside, but it does start to grow on you very quickly, and clearly outshines Hours and Heathen very early on.
His attitude and "Bowieness" are particularly well presented in the cuts Pablo Picasso (a cover of the Modern Lovers' classic) and Bring Me The Disco King, where his tongue in cheek sense of irony and cold introspection at the world around him surface, respectively. On the special edition of the disc, you do get a cover of Rebel Rebel wich along makes the special edition worth having.
All in all, this album seems to cement in place a trilogy that was started a few years ago with the Hours album, and brings this period in the evolution of Bowie to a succinct and self-realized conclusion. I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Shut Up You F**king Baby!
Label: Sub Pop
Artist: David Cross
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Cross Shows Potential

I chuckled quite a bit and laughed out loud a few times. If I could have rented the CD for $5, it would have been worth it. Not worth a purchase though.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Give Up
Label: Sub Pop
Artist: The Postal Service
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Never done a review before, but this deserved it

I gotta say, for as long as I've been a member of Amazon and for as many albums, singles, clips etc... I've listented to, I've never been more hooked on any music as much as I am to the Postal Service.
I was sucked in upon my first listening of "Nothing Better" which still remains my favorite song on this Album to this day. It's almost comedic how the lyrics tell one rather sad but real story, while the music supporting it is bubbly, quirky and very contrasting to the lyrics. The vocals are just incredible too, there isn;t one person I know who can listen to this song and not like it.
Who knows, maybe this will be my only review I will ever post, so with that said, if you don't own this album... well wake up and start living :)

Product: Audio CD
Title: Bridge Over Troubled Water/This Is The Night
Label: RCA
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Fabulous and refreshing new voice

Clay has the makings of a great singer. He has range, depth and attitude. He makes you feel his songs right down to your toes. He is the best vocalist I've heard in a very long, long, time. I'm achin for Aiken!