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Product: Audio CD
Title: Measure of a Man
Label: Rca
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
it grows on you

Whoever said Clay needs to sing covers of old Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, and other older songs, you are wrong. Clay is establishing himself as an artist, not a kareokie singer. Singing cover tunes would be bad right now. I'm glad he stayed away from cover tunes. He is proving himself and breaking out on his own. These songs cover everything from soft rock to country to pop. He doesn't even have the same vocal styles as Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis and Barry Manilow. He has a much stronger instrument and it is used to his advantage in songs like The Way, Run to Me, Perfect Day, and Measure of a Man. Other songs, like When You Say You Love Me, Invisible, and Touch are more uptempo and sexy. Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis did not have a lot of range. Clay would only waste his voice if he sang songs from them. In any case, these songs are a perfect showcase of his talent and versatility.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Michael Bublé
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Michael Bublé
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Heir Apparent

I believe Mr. Michael Bubl? may well be THE NEXT ONE! For me to admit that ANYONE could hold a candle to Mr. Frank Sinatra is saying something.
I sat enthralled during Mr. Michael Bubl?'s show at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis last July. That night, if you closed your eyes, you would have been taken back to that time when music WAS music, when words and lyrics meant something and when people paid respect to great entertainers by really listening....and showing their appreciation with ovation after ovation. And that was the kind of show Mr. Michael Bubl? put on. He's an entertainer like the Ratpack were, you got your money's worth every time. Mr. Michael Bubl? deserved every penny........
I have probably heard his self-titled debut album a few thousand times by now, and never tire of it. I can honestly say, only one other singer in the world can make me feel that way. Mr. Frank Sinatra.
Oh, I may not be a pro music critic, but I know that this Michael Bubl? album has been my gift to many friends (17 albums as gifts to date) and I have received warm thankyous from each and every one. They have all now become Michael Bubl? fans. You try to please that many people and see how many love what you gave them!
This album has declared that the NEXT ONE IS HERE!

Product: Audio CD
Title: Hilary Hahn ~ Beethoven - Violin Concerto · Bernstein - Serenade
Label: Sony
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
An enormous talent - 18 years of age, the world's her stage!

Of the current crop of young violinists, she is tops! Reminds me of Maria Bachmann. The warmth of her instrument in this recording is beautiful - This is a 5-star recording, buy it!

Product: Audio CD
Title: Angela's Ashes: Music From The Motion Picture
Label: Sony
Artist: John Williams
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Unwanted words

Although the music is very nice, the excerpts of the story ruins the beautiful music composed by John Williams. If it wasn't for that, this would be a 4 or 5 star album. At least there's one track without the story being told, and that's the only track I ever listen to.