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Product: Audio CD
Title: Pure Funk, Vol. 2
Label: Utv Records
Artist: Various Artists
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Not FUNK!!!


This is, in no way, shape or form, funk!!! I mean,how the hell is "Another One Bites The Dust" funk?! My God!!! This is sure as hell not "Pure Funk", this is soft, white funk!!! (...)



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Art of Guitar
Label: Madacy Records
Artist: John Williams
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Deep emotion sometimes lacking in other classical music.


The Art of Guitar is an album of classical pieces composed by Bach and performed by Andres Segovia. Many of the pieces were originally composed for the lute, and Segovia has adapted them to the classical guitar. Some musicians prefer the classical style as purely a means to display their playing prowess. Although Segovia demonstrates his exceptional technical skill, it is truly the spirit he injects into the music he plays that makes him a legend. The second track, Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor arranged for guitar, is a good example of music that conveys deep emotion without a single word. This one piece is twelve minutes, and along its journey many different musical ideas and emotions are explored and expressed. Even as the piece progresses it should be noted that there is a musical phrase that is often returned to and repeated, however it is done in great variation, but the same concept is maintained. A note or chord is played short and accented, and then the following note or chord is much longer, sometimes with a vibrato, and is a pitch descending in approximately a whole step or half step interval. The musical idea created by this emphasized descending interval is one of bittersweet sorrow, but because of the simplicity in the implementation of this phrase, Bach is able to communicate other musical ideas along side the basic one. In this Segovia demonstrates his mastery of the guitar by his ability to clearly define voices. The bass line, melody, and chord progression all have distinguishable separation among each other, despite the fact that they must all be expressed through a single sound hole by a single performer all at once. This is something that is rarely, if ever, accomplished by a player of mainstream popular guitar who, in the absence of the skill required, frequently opt to divide these three elements among three different musicians. One could say that Segovia contains the technical skill of three guitarist combined, and perhaps the same could be said for the amount of emotion and creativity that he expresses in what he plays.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Destiny Fulfilled
Label: Sony
Artist: Destiny's Child
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
destiny NOT fullfilled


When I first heard Lose My Breath on the radio, I was like who is singing this garbage? Shortly after the DJ announced it was Destiny's Child, I was not shocked the song fits into the stereotypical style of the group. Then I had the chance to hear the CD in its entirety and was shocked that it did not contain songs like Bills, Bills, Bills, Bug-A-Boo and so on. I like that they took it up a notch and tried to reach back and grab a more soulful R & B sound.

Michelle, I am shocked at the nastiness of your part in Solider. I am somewhat confused most Gospel singers who could have a larger career in secular music say they would never cross over. How can Michelle sing both????

I wish I could have heard more of Kelly on the CD she has a great voice and in my opinion she has a better sound than Ms. Knowles does. I hate her solo effort was horrible. I will keep my fingers crossed that Kelly will try again and show the world her talents surpasses one verse and backup.

CD jacket artwork is like the Mona Lisa you have to be a true art lover to appreciate it. Not sure, what they were thinking, it is so dark almost depressing. However, the cover of the single Lose My Breath is great.

I would recommend CD to an older audience; if you are a teen fan of Destiny's Child, you may be disappointed.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Bridget Jones's Diary
Label: Island
Artist: Various Artists
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Great Movie, Bad Soundtrack CD!!


My wife brought the CD after we were so impressed with the movie. Unfortunately, nothing could be more disappointing than to purchase a CD that has tracks (filler music) that have absolutely nothing to do with the movie. Maybe they were having trouble with negotiating the use of the music from the movie for the soundtrack, but this should have been cleared up before doing so. By releasing this CD, this was a grave disservice to the consumer. Don't waste your time with this and buy the DVD or Video!!