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Product: Audio CD
Title: Downpour
Label: Drop Beat
Artist: David Kristian
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Way ahead of the game


If you are a fan of Amon Tobin, Luke Vibert, Squarepusher etc., you owe it to yourself to get a hold of this CD. This is basically a re-issue of two separate vinyl releases (Downpour, and David Kristian), and features timeless tracks (especially from Kristian, who to this day remains in my top ten alongside Aphex Twin, and Luke Vibert. Kristian's tracks on this CD were programmed, not sampled. Also look for his magnificent "Beyond the Valley of the Modulars". - MT



Product: Audio CD
Title: Laundry Service
Label: Sony
Artist: Shakira
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Laundry service, discovery of a wild animal


Listening to this completely Shakira-produced album introduces you to a lover of nature, a wild artist who sings with her deepest passions and emotions. She has a unique voice and she does not use her talent in a technical way. Listening to Shakira reminds of what singing is all about. Extremely talented and mature, her roots obvioulsy show in this piece of art, and I must admit that she had me dancing in the street while I was listening to "Eyes Like Yours" in my CD Player. I have not heard such a great album in a long time, I think I will get myself three copies :)
The only songs that I like a little less are "Ready For The Good Times" and "Rules". I like "Suerte" even better than "Whenever Wherever", and I also like her slow songs. "Fool" and "Underneath Your Clothes" also inspire sincerity. The amazing thing about her is that not only does she write her own songs, she also makes the whole music and produces the whole album, which commands a very intimate encounter with Shakira.
This album is revolution in the pop music industry, a soft revolution, but with a lot of conviction and honesty.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Michael Card - Joy in the Journey: 10 Years of Greatest Hits
Label: Sparrow / Emd
Artist: Michael Card
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Great, Focused, and Inspiring!


What separates Micheal Card from other Christian artists is his ability to lead the listener to new understanding of scripture through his musical gifts. The music is thought provoking, inspired and based on the solid foundation of Micheal's own spiritual journey. If I could only have five-CD's this would be one of them.



Product: Audio CD
Title: One Voice: the Greatest Hits
Label: Bmg Music
Artist: John Farnham
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Johnny is the greatest!


I have been a John Farnham fan since my brother gave me the 'Age of Reason' c.d. for my birthday and he never fails to energise me. This c.d. is a compilation of most of his greats, from his socially conscious songs 'Age of Reason,' 'That's Freedom,' and 'You're the Voice' to his beautiful ballads, 'Touch of Paradise', 'Burn for you', and 'Angels', not to mention his fantastic version of the Beatles 'Help'. Also included are such geats as 'When something is wrong with my baby' with Jimmy Barnes, 'Everything's Alright' form Jesus Christ Superstar with Kate Cebrano and Jon Steven' and 'Everytime you cry' with Human Nature, all fantastic Australian vocalists themselves. Of course the winning track, that is still requested at every live performance for more than twenty years, is the fun-loving 'Sadie, the cleaning lady.' I would highly recommend this album to anyone interested in great music, either to start a John Farnham collection of just to compete it.