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Product: Audio CD
Title: Bedism
Label: Dressed to Kill
Artist: John Lennon
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Bedism: Lennon For President...


This is a great cd! And for the other negative reviews, yes this is an interview cd, duh! .I love to hear Lennon talking about politics and peace.It's so interesting to find out what his views on greed, peace, and love.How else are you going to music unless you understand the man! Well, anyway get your credit cars out and buy this great cd, I just love it!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Verdi: La Traviata
Label: Polygram Records
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Am I the only one?


I can't believe I'm the first to write a review of this recording! There's not much more you can ask in a Traviata than Sutherland, Bergonzi, and Merrill, all in their prime. On the surface, Sutherland's performance lacks the committment Callas consistantly brought to the role. However on repeated listenings, details surface that show Sutherland definitely had more than a vocal sympathy for Violetta. At this point in her career, she herself has said it was her favorite role. Her account of "Dite alle giovine" is shattering when listened to with the right ears. And of course, you have her immaculate vocalism. Set against this great achievement is the Alfredo of Bergonzi, the model Verdi tenor. Even Domingo, an artist I greatly respect and admire, is sometimes vocally incapable of the subtlety Bergonzi had at his command here. He is quite simply the best Alfredo I've heard. As for Robert Merrill, he may not be Tito Gobbi, but his account of Germont is more than adequate and what a voice! The recording is a little over-reverberant, obscuring some detail, but the Decca engineers were still struggling to cope with capturing the "Sutherland sound" in its fullest degree. Pritchard's conducting is generally inspired, only occasionally lapsing into the routine. The final factor in reviewing this recording is the price. As a Decca Double, this recording is a steal, a must have! (And yes, I've heard Decca's latest foray with Solti, Ghiorgiou, etc. It doesn't even come close.) There really is no perfect studio Traviata, but this one comes closer than most.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Hilary Duff
Label: Hollywood Records
Artist: Hilary Duff
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A lot better than the first one!


Hilary's first cd already deserved a full 5 stars so amazon needs to create a new system cuz this cd deserves much more than 5 stars!!!

My review of all the songs:
Fly - 10/10 - The first single, we all heard it already, kind of old but still great!
Do You Want Me? - 8.5/10 - Good track! Unique! Nice to chill!
Weird - 10/10 - Nothing weird about this song, it rocks!! prolly one of the best songs in the album!
Hide Away - 10/10 - First slow song of the album, Hilary sounds amazing, you can really see that she grow a lot as a singer!
Mr. James Dean - 9/10 - Oh yeah the boyfriend bashing Mr. James Dean! Amazing track, lyrics are great, Hilary wrote it! The end can be quite annoying but overall an amazing track!! really good!
Underneath This Smile - 10/10 - Wow, I didn't like it at first, but then it blew my mind away! can't stop listening to it!
Dangerous To Know - 9/10 - Kind of a slow song, strange! But great!!!
Who That's Girl? - 10/10 - I got to say I don't really like slow songs, but this one totally rocks!!!
Shine - 10/10 - Again I didn't like it at first, but on the second time I realized that it's an amazing track!!!
I Am - 8/10 - I really like this song, but the lyrics could have been better... good track!
The Getaway - 10/10 - AMAZING! this track is prolly the best on the cd!!! it would make an amazing video too!
Cry - 6/10 - Hmmm doesn't work for me... slow and kind of pointless, but it's still good!
Haters - 10/10 - Oh no... HATERS! Not related do Lindsay Lohan... FACT! great track! lyrics are pretty good too!!
Rock This World - 7/10 - Reminds of Girl Can Rock, but better!!! not my favourite but it's ok!
Someone's Watching Over Me - 10/10 - Oh yeah SWOM from Raise Your Voice, just amazing, Hilary's voice is just perfect!!
Jericho - 10/10 - Again from Raise Your Voice, excellent tune!!!
The Last Song - 5/10 - Hilary sounds amazing but the song is well, it could have been better!!!

Hilary's self-titled cd is great! You should have this cd in your colection!!! She really has grow a lot as an artist! ;P
I would give the cd an 9 out of 10!!! Just amazing!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Skunkworks
Label: Castle Us
Artist: Bruce Dickinson
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Silly, Stupid "Fans"--Awesome, Inspired Brucie!!!


All the complaints about this record are so unbelievably invalid.

Of course, it DOES NOT sound like "Accident of Birth," it DOES NOT sound like "The Chemical Wedding."

I think it's better...

Jack Endino's production wipes the floor with Roy Z's lame, pedestrian GuitarCenter-dork production.

This record doesn't sound like Rush, or Iron Maiden...what does it sound like? I'll tell you. And I CAN'T BELIEVE all these reviews are too blimey stupid to make this connection...it sounds a lot like King's X. Yes, King's X. There IS a little hint of Soundgarden in there, but also a nod to Pink Floyd (in more than just Storm Thorgersen's cover art), early NWOBHM and Ian Gillian's solo work from the early 1980s. (does anybody who's reviewed this know who HE is and WHAT those records sound like?)

Highlights for me would be, "Back From the Edge," "Solar Confinement," "Headswitch," and the most-King's X-like track, the closer, "Strange Death In Paradise."

A nice mix of (the good) '90s heavy rock, '70s hard rock, NWOBHM, and something not quite as tangible.

Bruce's most "honest" album.