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Product: Audio CD
Title: Music
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Too Good For the Public at Large!


Like Ray of Light, Music is another excellent recording by Madonna that may be too good and too forward-thinking for the average radio listener.
Music is certainly a lighter, less serious Madonna than what we've heard in a long time. This music is mostly fun music you can acutally dance to with just a few serious moments thrown in for a change of pace.
If you were hoping for Ray of Light Part 2, this new CD is certainly not it. This is a completely different departure. Gone are the musings of life, the sad, deep quality of life's teachings....replaced by danceable beats, rear-end shaking music, and fun upbeat lyrics.
I love this CD, however, it did take me about 2 or 3 listenings to actually see the gem it is. I think that's because it's so radically different from Ray of Light, and it's a VERY different Madonna style of writing.
My only complaint would be that most of the fast dance songs are way too short. Just when you're really getting into it, the song is over and you have to replay it again.
EXCELLENT work Madonna! You are the true innovator.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Moon Safari
Label: Caroline
Artist: Air
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Love........the reason I wake up every morning


This cd is a great cd for anyone that has ever wanted to fall in love, or for anyone that is in love. I myself am a sophomore in highschool and I lve this kind of music, slow, sweet, full of warm fluffy emotion. No cheese here, only deep down love. It's really great, i'm not going to do track for track reviews, i'm only going to tell you that if you enjoy or have any interest in electronic synthesizer driven music, this is a must have, it's a must have for anyone really, just a great showing that keyboards can present emotions that other instruments have given to the world of music in the past. I love it love it love it. Please do yourself a favor and add it to your shopping cart, you WONT regret it, come on, it's only like 13 dollars, it's really worth it, you'll get alot of enjoyable times and memories with it. I know I will



Product: Audio CD
Title: San Francisco Sessions, Vol. 2
Label: O.M. Records
Artist: John Howard
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Good CD overall.....


......a little too disco-ish for my tastes. In my opinion the one done by Mark Farina is superior , but even that CD the material is not something that I reach for out of my CD wallet every so often. This a good , but not great CD put together with skill , but out of the 250 + progressive/trance/space house/acid jazz/electro/drum and bass CD's I own , it rarely gets much spin.



Product: Audio CD
Title: American Life
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
IS IT FOR FREE?


I have been trying to find a word to define Madonna's latest musical work: pop?, electronic?, personal?, intimate?, spiritual?, mature? None of them can explain what this 44 year old woman captured in the 11 songs contained in the album, but all of them together can give you an idea of what to expect.Take the rough and in some cases basic electronic sounds and all kinds of guitars from her 2000 album "Music" , but this time, and to make it different, there are also atmospheres and textures, though not as many and not as well done as in her 1998 album "Ray of Light". Add tons of stirngs. It is a box full of surprises. Beats, melodies, tunes, strings, and vocal ranges are strikingly varied within each track, forcing the listener into an intense audio-ride of emotions, feelings and reflection.
Madonna's lyrics are way much closer to poetry than ever before. They are clear and simple though not obvious like in some of her previous work. Lyrically Madonna explores everything: the so-called "American dream" ("American Life" and "Hollywood"), religion ("X-Static Process"), family ("Intervention", an ode to her son), love ("Love Profusion" and "Nothing Fails" ballads for her husband), ego, ("Die Another Day"), and her own childhood ("Mother and Father" it is not the first time Madonna deals with her mother's death, but for the first time she sings of it in an open, honest, unpolished way).
"American Life" " is not a `teen's album', which makes us question its commercial success. It is indeed a pop, electronic, personal, intimate, spiritual, and mature album made by a mature woman who knows where she is at this point of her life, being conscience of how she got there ("I'm so Stupid"). But must importamtly a woman who is not scared of where life might take her("Easy Ride") .This is remarkable when we consider that we are talking about the woman who, as she said, over two decades has changed rules she did not invent.