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Product: Audio CD
Title: Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
Label: Dreamworks
Artist: Propellerheads
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
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The sound was very clear and great, very creative with their music, fun to dance to good for plain old enjoyment!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Britney
Label: Jive
Artist: Britney Spears
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
3rd time's a charm!!!


Britney's junior album, follow up to "Oops!...I Did It Again" turned out really nice!!!
This cd seems to relate more to her personal experiances more than ever. Here's a song by song review.
1) "I'm A Slave 4 U"~this one doesn't have a defined chorus...It takes a little while to actually get into and understand this song...over-all though, they were correct for picking this song as the first single..this song is the Britney's new sound. I'll give it a B-, only because I think they were very brave to even create this tune.
2) "Overprotected"~If anyone can't relate to this song, I don't know what the problem is, I know Britney wrote this song about her life...but just about any teenager can relate. Not a bad chorus, kinda sounds like the new N'Sync cd..."Celebrity" C+
3) "Lonely"~Britney's voice sounds really cool on "Lonely"... this track has more of an edgier, rock sound to it...almost another N'Sync sounding song...what's wrong with that though?? I certainly don't mind! I'll give this one a B- for Britney trying something new like this.
4) "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman"~WOW!!!! This one should ride the top of the charts for at least a couple of weeks!! the charts. I love this ballad! This one shows off Brit's voice....the video should be awesome! I'm proud of the writers and her for this song!!! It should do really well. A++++!!!
5) "Boys"~if this isn't a "tease" I don't know what is...LOL I enjoy this one though...well written! B (I love Britney's laugh in this one)---ooohh it's nice...LOL
6) "Anticipating"~I love the music to this one!!! Disco is back!-LOL This one makes me feel good! I love the instruments used in it also...worked really well!!! A-
7) "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"~I've only heard the original song a couple of times...but I like Britney's song...edgy, rock feeling once again. Good background vocals on this one. I'll give it a B- just because it's a good remake of the song.
8) "Cinderella"~some people would say this is just another one of those songs to fill up the album...I don't think so.. nice production, I wish they'd put this one on the radio.. It's kinda fun...nice chorus...you can tell this is a Max Martin song..this is just a cool sounding song...I love it!!! B+
9) "Let Me Be"~well...this has a good little tune, but..this is one of those "fill-up-the-album" songs..C-
10) "Bombastic Love"~awesome opening!!! This one would do well in her concerts...I hope she's performing this one!!! They could do a good production with it! C-
11) "That's Were You Take Me"~I love this one!!! Such a smooth flowing song,...this one makes ya feel good inside! I like the way Britney sounds in this one...lol, she sounds like a little baby in some parts...on the background vocals..I could listen to this one over and over again!! A+ a very enjoyable song!
12) "What It's Like To Be Me"~pretty good....Justin and Britney actually came up with a cool song...not bad for their first try. I'll give it a C+++++++ (Justin had pretty good vocals)
Overall...I think Britney did really well...I'm just dissapointed that the album is only 39 minutes and 42 seconds long... they should of added about 4 more songs...I wish they would stop releasing so many songs oversees!! That only makes us fans go out and spend more money...I know it's not Brit's fault...but whoever is making these decisions, they should think about her fans first and foremost!!! We deserve more than 12 songs an album!!!!
I'll give this album a flat out A! No plus or minus. I think she did pretty well! WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT SHE'S TRYING TO SAY! Just listen to the music and have fun! STOP COMPLAINING!!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Man Who Sold the World
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A preview of Bowie's and Ronson's success!


The Man Who Sold The World starts off with a big show of symbolism. "The Width of A Circle," I believe, is symbolism for circling the musical genres in one single song. The instrumentation moves from one riff to another. It makes you think you have listened to three separate songs, one in fact you have only heard the first track of Bowie and Ronson's first masterpiece. It's obvious to Bowie fans that have just a little knowledge about his personal life that "All the Madmen" is written directly about his half-brother, Terry. Terry was, at the time of this album's release, living at Cane Hill Mental Hospital in South London. Terry later committed suicide. Many do not know what to make of "Black Country Rock." Some say that Bowie and his friend really is Bowie's half-brother. And Bowie has "adopted another point of view" of his half-brother. And what view is crazy? Terry's view on life and of the world. Bowie wasn't the only one changing point of views. Terry, himself, seemed to be jealous of Bowie's music success. Once, when Terry had stolen food from a local store and the owner asked him to pay for it, Terry said to call his snotty brother. "After All" seems to be a religious song. The chorus lyric "Oh by Jingo" is a euphemism for Jesus. And they're under the influence of thoughts "from paradise." Paradise must be heaven. Yet at the closing of the song, Bowie pleads to you to forget all he has said. Somewhat shy of his religious beliefs? Bowie has said that "Running Gun Blues" is about a war veteran that has a violent thirst for death. He kills all in sight. What a horrid nightmare! I'm not so sure what "Savior Machine" is all about. Although I do have my opinions. I suggest that a nation (possibly the USA) built upon liberty, freedom, and goodwill has been destroyed and let down by all of these good things. Basically a world turned upside down! This song seems to be talking directly to his Mom about sex. It seems to be a personal issue, so I will stop there. Every rock music fan seems to know the story of "The Man Who Sold The World." It was later performed as a tribute to David Bowie by Nirvana on Unplugged. These "supermen" guard a place that does not need guards. They become bored and "play strange games."



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast)
Label: Decca U.S.
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Nothing can compare


I listened to the soundtrack from the new movie that was just released. The original soundtrack will always be the best I have ever heard. I saw the play in New York City and I look forward to seeing the movie.