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Product: Audio CD
Title: Young Americans [ECD]
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Un buen disco de soul

"Young Americans" es una de los discos m?s personales de David Bowie. En ?l no intenta sorpender al p?blico sino ir hacia algo m?s "standard". Se trata de un ?lbum m?s digerible, pero no por ello al que hay que dedicarle menos atenci?n. Las canciones son para escucharlas y sentirlas. Puede ser que no sea lo m?s brillante de Bowie, pero abundan temas notables como "Young Americans", "Fame" (a d?o con John Lennon) y la conmovedora (hasta las venas) "Across the Universe" (s?, la de Los Beatles, tambi?n con Lennon). Recomendable.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Guts
Label: Polygram Int'l
Artist: John Cale
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Art Rock/Hard Rock

By the time Cale ended up recording for Island, the label had already established itself as a leader in avant garde rock and pop (thanks to such U.K. signings as Roxy Music, King Crimson, The Strawbs, Traffic, Nick Drake and John Martyn). Cale seemed to fit right in and the label wasted no time in setting the ex-Velvet Undergrounder with top-notch players like Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (who turns in remarkable guitar pyrotechnics on this album) and Phil Collins (long before he turned into an Adult Contemporary mainstay). Guts is Cale's brightest Island release; its power growing stronger through the decades thanks to hard-edged performances filled with anger, thought, hooks and imagination. Yes, this is thinking-person's rock and roll. No, it won't alienate fans of either Roxy Music or the Velvets. Superb!

Product: Audio CD
Title: Human After All
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Daft Punk
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Pretty Terrible

Bland, repetitive (to a fault), predictable, underdeveloped, uncreative, under-produced, horrible-sounding synthed out guitars in nearly every single song, static drum beats (for the most part). That pretty much sums up Human After All

Songs to Avoid at All Costs:
-Primetime of Your Life
-Steam Machine
-Make Love
-Television Rules the Nation (Easily the worst song on the album, and it happens to have the worst title on the album as well.)
-(Basically most of the album)


PS - I'm think of starting a petition to make Daft Punk put away those annoying guitars, or at least to get rid of that grainy synth-guitar effect that plagues this album.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Catch Me If You Can
Label: Dreamworks
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5

Catch Me soundtrack is a mix of original music and oldies songs. The score is jazz like, with the usual elements of John's musical composition. Is it good music with the movie? I would say yes! Can it stand strong by itself? I have mixed feelings about it. If you're patient and just kicking back, it's very cool stuff! But if you're not patient and just want to hear exciting tracks immediately, then this stuff is just OK. It's true, the jazz tunes make up about 45 minutes of the CD. The great songs really hold up the listening enjoyment of the soundtrack. Without the songs, the score can get a little repetitive. I gave this a 4 star, so it's definetely a recommendation. It'll most likely go up for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE at the OSCARS, since jazz tunes of the 50s are favorable to them. The only reason I wouldn't give this a 5 is that the theme song isn't the strongest. It's cool, but not revolutionary. The musical score time, 45 minutes, is a bit short. Some of the tracks repeat in other songs. It's OK if the album is long, but if it's short, I expect a bit more variety. Other than these factors, it's cool, pleasing, romantic, haunting, and reminescence of the 50's. What an experience it would be!!!