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Product: Audio CD
Title: ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits
Label: Polydor / Pgd
Artist: Abba
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
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I know it is common these days to downplay the quality of Abba --people sometimes give me funny looks when I say that I am a fan. But I am a fan! This collection of their music, the basic "greatest hits" of Abba, is played often in my CD player. All of the songs are familiar, and all have a certain quality to them that is unique and interesting. Many have tried to imitate them, and that by itself speaks of their popular appeal. Perhaps their greatest hit is "Dancing Queen", that I have heard on sitcoms and commercial backings and movie scenes and a lot more for decades now. Other songs like "Lay all your love on me" and "SOS" are used frequently too. Movies like "Muriel's Wedding", an off-beat Australian film, highlights the songs you will find on this CD, and the British pop group Erasure did a tribute album to some of their songs, showing how dance-oriented they can be. Of course, there have been other remakes and tributes to Abba, too, and they often come from this source -- the songs on this album.
One drawback would be that a few songs I like are missing, like "When all is said and done." That is due more to the limitations of the amount of music that fits on a CD.
This is a GREAT album!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Hard Times on Easy Street
Label: Polygram Records
Artist: David Lynn Jones
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Why is it OOP


Simply the best country album. The music and lyrics exhibit the finest in music craftsmanship. David Lynn Jones at his best. This album deserves a lot more attention and play.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Personals: The Comedy Musical Revue (1998 Original London Cast)
Label: Jay Records
Artist: David Crane, Seth Friedman, Marta Kauffman, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Skloff
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Like FRIENDS, funny situations but with singable music!


The score flies by -- good voices, clever words, like the TV show Friends written by the same folks. I found myself playing the score over and over again. These are good good voices. I'm glad i bought it!



Product: Audio CD
Title: No Strings Attached
Label: Jive
Artist: *NSYNC
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
COMPLETE AND UDDER CRAP


I was not an *NSync fan until their latest recording, "Celebrity" came out last July. I bought the CD the day of its release and enjoyed it so much that I bought "No Strings Attached". I was not disappointed. This album has uplifting, danceable songs ("Bye, Bye, Bye", "No Strings Attached") and sweet ballads ("This I Promise You", "I Thought She Knew") while also containing tunes that strike a middle ground ("It Makes Me Ill"). The remake of "Just Got Paid" is a commendable effort as well. The thing that is most appealing about *NSync is their willingness to experiment with their sound. The Backstreet Boys may be perfectly happy recording the same CD again and again, but eventually people will tire of that formula. The songs on "No Strings Attached" all sound different from each other, and most importantly, from *NSync's debut album. With "No Strings Attached", *NSync began to develop its own identity and sound that set the group apart from its competition.