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Product: Audio CD
Title: Aida (2000 Original Broadway Cast)
Label: Disney
Artist: Elton John, Tim Rice
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Aida is one of the freshest musicals on Bway!


When I saw the musical I cried....Aida is one of the hottest tickets on Bway. Featuring fresh faces such as Adam Pascal (RENT fame) and Heather Headley (The Lion Kings orginal Nala), this cd is the best. The musical features wonderful music and does not sound like old musicals. This in my opinion, is the best musical since RENT. Buy this album.....greatly reccomended!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Give Up
Label: Sub Pop
Artist: The Postal Service
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Nobody Mentioned "Recycled Air"


I have been listening to "Recycled Air" non-stop on my iPod for almost a week now. I love it! The reviewer who mentioned that this is for children of the 80's had it so right. I'm high school class of 1990 and am an absolute sucker for good synth-pop. This is marries the best of 80's synth-pop with a 21st Century sensibility.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Ray of Light [US CD/Vinyl Single]
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Madonna's Greatest Triumph!


This is Madonna's best maxi-single ever! 1. ALBUM VERSION 2. ULTRA VIOLET MIX (With it's beatiful, celestial sound, it can make anyone drift off into a daydream!) 3. LIQUID MIX (This R&B Streetwise sounding mix can make anybody want to get down!) 4. CLUB MIX (This version isn't very different from the album version, but it's got a faster pace and a lot more get down!) I liked this maxi-single way better than the "Frozen" maxi-single!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Laundry Service
Label: Sony
Artist: Shakira
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
ONE OF TODAY'S REAL TALENTS


My initial impression BEFORE listening to "Laundry Service was "here we go..yet another girl pop singer to go with Britney, J. Lo, Ashanti, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera etc. etc. etc. and the rest". Don't believe first impressions. I watched her "Unplugged" DVD which is in Spanish (I don't speak it) and was really impressed by her abilities as a performer. Then I heard this CD. Shakira absolutely leaves those other girls for dead in the talent realm. I have heard this album over and over and the thing that strikes me most is the diversity of styles and influences that abound on this album. I'm surprised no one else has mentioned the nod to The B52's "Rock Lobster" during the guitar break in "Objection (Tango)". The opening to "Poem To A Horse" reminds me of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday". How cool. The other tracks particularly "Fool", "Underneath Your Clothes", "The One" and the Spanish language tracks are all quite good. The lady obviously is careful with her image and it's refreshing to see such an attractive female performer as Shakira NOT flashing bare body parts in her videos, something her contempories are guilty of as an apparent distraction from any lack of quality in the songs portrayed. She also had the good sense to NOT turn the clip to "The One" into an entry to a wet t-shirt competition. If you've seen the clip you'll know what I mean. The serious, talented girls like Shakira, Norah Jones and Australia's Delta Goodrem will concentrate on the music and not the image because that's what's important. If you want to determine the song's quality, listen with your ears, not your eyes. I recommend "Laundry Service" heartily as an enjoyable album to listen to, something I can't say about the recent boring efforts of her "R&B" contempories.