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Product: Audio CD
Title: Heroes
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
I care about the bonus tracks!

Trillions of words have already been written about why and how "Heroes" is one of the greatest and most influential "art rock" albums, ever. I agree, but can't add anything to what's already been written, except to say that after all these years, the album is still an aesthetic masterpiece. It is worth trying to hear it with fresh ears. Sure, we've all heard the title track so many times that we can play it in our heads, but try to hear it "for the first time" again. Who else in popular music expresses themselves like that anymore, with such high drama, conviction, emotion, and sincerity? Hardly anyone in my view. Who is capable of composing something as oddly beautiful and compelling as "Joe the Lion," or "V2 Schneider?" Not many, if any.
I was quite surprised to find fellow reviewers disparaging the lack of bonus tracks that the '80's Ryko rereleases included. Very, very few of those were worth listening to. The "remixes" were especially discardable embarassments. It's true that "Abdulmajid," an instrumental from the "Heroes" sessions included on the Ryko edition was a worthy addition, but the fact is that unless one took the time to program it (and the other, godawful bonus tracks) out, the original vinyl sequence, and thus, emotional/narrative flow of the work was destroyed. With this loving new edition, we thirty-something old-timers can enjoy the original program without having to edit out those Ryko additions. Perhaps this matters less with "Heroes" than other Bowie classics, but this buyer is quite grateful to have the original album sequence restored.

Product: Audio CD
Title: The Mirror Conspiracy
Label: Esl Music
Artist: Thievery Corporation
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Seminal Lounge Relaxation

When I want to relax to something that won't put me to sleep, this CD is always the first one I reach for. You can pick out dozens of influences from one track to the next, and the musical composition created from this fusion really flows. I recommend this CD as highly as I can and if you at all have the opportunity, don't miss the chance to see them perform live.

Product: Audio CD
Title: At the Foot of Canal Street
Label: Valley
Artist: John Boutté
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5

I recently purchased the 3-2-1 Bose system and it came with a CD that included 2 of John Boutte~ songs. It included Annie Lennoxs' song "Why". It blow my mind. Purchased all of Mr. Boutte' cd. I'm several years behind....but thank God I found this treasure!!! Thanks Bose

Product: Audio CD
Title: No Strings Attached
Label: Jive
Artist: *NSYNC
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
The Continuation Of The Downfall Of American Music

Remember back when we used to have real bands in the mainstream, bands whose fanbase extended beyond legions upon legions of screaming teenage girls with lots of money, bands who had talent, wrote their songs, played their instruments, and had some sort of meaning to the songs. This group once again proves my theory that people will buy anyting id it is promoted by someone who looks good. Why do you think NSync is so sucessful? IT'S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MUSIC, IT'S ALL ABOUT THEIR LOOKS LOOKS LOOKS! WITHOUT THEIR LOOKS THEY WOULD BE NOTHING BECAUSE THIS MUSIC IS THE MOST TWO-DIMENSIONAL THING I HAVE EVER HEARD!
Please please please..dont give any more money to these greedy, calculating record company puppets.