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Product: Audio CD
Title: MMII
Label: Rhino Records
Artist: John Digweed
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5

It seems that Sasha and Diggers are determined to make incredible music no matter what anybody has to say about it.I'm very impressed. The best music in the world right now!!Keep the Faith and go with the flow. I'm a believer.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Thankful
Label: RCA
Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
What a Waste of Talent!

When all around you is mundane, the exceptional deserves special recognition...even when it's exceptionally bad. Once you have lowered your hopes from "It's Kelly, it must be great" to "If I'm paying attention to something else, it's not, all, that bad," you should reserve a special place in your heart (not the charitable part) for the producers that messed up the Kelly/Tamyra duet so badly. After all, between them Kelly and Tamyra had PROVEN that MILLIONS of people like their voices enough to call and vote for them week after week. Millions of people buying a record makes it a monster hit. All the record company had to do was record what people already love. Oh, sorry, much better to have the well set-up chorus to their duet be a generic electronic train wreck that might as well feature the voices of Joe and Fred Smith for all the listener can tell. But hey, I bet the board master had a fun time, and that's what counts, right?
Otherwise, sorry fans, the singles featured on AI this season are the two best songs on the album (it's a weird irony that the record company figured that out and still could not produce a worthy album); otherwise Kelly is buried in middling dreck (come on folks, hum any two Diane Warren tunes) and very poor production choices (including a ton of mix burying and quadruple tracking) better suited to someone without much talent. A huge waste. Kelly outsings the millstone around her neck, but her career takes a huge blow to the body right out of the chute. Future AI winners take note.

Product: Audio CD
Title: It's My Party: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Varese Records
Artist: Basil Poledouris, Olivia Newton-John
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Amazing complement to the film!

If you've seen It's My Party, you'll remember the piano music in heartwrenching moments of the film. The music is solemn, tender, and haunting. Olivia Newton-John's "Don't Cut Me Down" is a soft, pleading song that captures the essence of the film and the hardships of living in an age of AIDS. With music that is both somber and, at times, uplifting, the piano, in its solitude on many of the songs, lets you feel comfortably alone, yet exhilaratingly meditative.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Two Against Nature
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Steely Dan
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
whatta bummer

if you've heard anything at all by this band, you've heard everything on this disc. when, halfway through the first cut, i started humming "hey 19" i knew something was wrong. this is the biggest disappointment since the eurythmics "comeback".