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Product: Audio CD
Title: Gettin' in Over My Head
Label: Rhino Records
Artist: Brian Wilson
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Very disappointing


I'm probably the biggest Beach Boys fan I know...but this to me was VERY disappointing...First, I've never heard of a singer songwriter who turns the first two songs over to other lead vocalists...and, sadly, the second song, "Soul Searchin'", is both the best vocal (by Carl, not Brian) and best written song (co-written with Andy Paley) on the album. The 'superstar' duets are the lowpoint, with it being a close tie between Brian doing the 'blues' with Eric Clapton (?), elton John's 1974-sounding pastiche and a wasted use of Paul McCartney's talent (a big fan of Brian). I happened to listen to Brian's first (self-titled) solo album, which made this PALE in comparison, from cover to singing to songwriting to production! Andy Paley, we need you now!!!!



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Soul of John Black
Label: No Mayo
Artist: The Soul of John Black
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Outstanding!


The official explanation of this band's sound, found on the back cover of the CD, is gloriously accurate. John Bigham and Christopher Thomas have indeed created a fresh and groundbreaking fusion of soul, rock, blues, and hip-hop. This new sound is organic and unpretentious, with natural drums and bass laying the foundation, and classy acoustic guitar in most of the songs. One minor issue is that Bigham is trying a little to hard to sing with a certain style or attitude, sounding rather forced at times (like in "Glorious" for example), but musically his subtle acoustic guitar is one of the keys to the album's success, along with Thomas' sly basslines and insistent drum arrangements. The fusion described above is executed seamlessly in all of the songs, with other surprise ingredients popping up here and there. For example, we get moving balladry in "Joy" and "The Bridge," sinister funk in "The Odyssey" and "Supa Killa," and even a little psychedelia in "No Mo'." The new sound of The Soul of John Black is both groundbreaking and instantly accessible. [~doomsdayer520~]



Product: Audio CD
Title: Niandra Lades & Usually Just a T-Shirt
Label: American
Artist: John Frusciante
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
I heard a few songs from 'Niandra LaDes' and i love them!


Hello!Im, Grega and i'm from Slovenia. I allready have 3 albums of John Frusciante '' and all albums and 2 compilations of Red Hot's '' (TROWFTD, Shadows and The Will To Death). What I don't have is 'Niandra LaDes and Usually Just A T-Shirt' and 'Smile From The Streets You Hold'. I loved songs from Niandra that i heard (Mascara, Been Insane, My Smile Is A Rifle, ...). I wanted to get those 2 albums but in Slovenia no store can get me them. I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY IF SOMEONE WOULD CONTACT ME ON MY E-MAIL IF HE CAN GET ME ONE OF THESE TWO! kostanjsek@siol.net . Thank you! I love you John! BIE! or just send me copy of this album and your adress and i'll send you back the money (I WILL SEND YOU THE MONEY BACK). my adress: slovenia, 8310 ?entjernej, kotarjeva c. 2A, kostanj?ek grega THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH



Product: Audio CD
Title: Frozen [4 Tracks]
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Some great re-mixes


This maxi-single has great re-mixes. The "Frozen" song is great listening for all, although I think it is probably more appealing to women than men ("you're frozen....when you're heart's not open"). Nevertheless, the maxi-single is one of Madonna's best ones.