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Product: Audio CD
Title: Invincible
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Michael's Back

Michael is a genius. His work is outstanding and he has proven that like fine wine, he too gets better with time. This CD is an excellent piece of work.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Get Ready
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: New Order
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
"A faultless comeback for an outstanding band."

New Order have returned to the British music scene after eight long years, and their result might shock a few people - although not in a bad way. Get Ready lacks the polish, shine and techno beats that their last album Republic had, but are replaced just as well with raw guitars, rock chords and manic drum beats. The hit single "Crystal" starts off the album, which, unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, you must've heard by now. The track opens up with a guitar riff that seems very reminiscent of the song "Paradise", off of their earlier album Brotherhood and brings in fantastic bass lines combined with traditional rock-pop sensibilities to produce one of the best introductions to an album since the Smiths "The Queen is Dead". The album features a number of collaborations with various artists, including Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame on "Turn My Way", who adds heart-breaking vocals to New Order's bitter tunes to produce a song in which both performers compliment each other excellently. The highlight of the album though, has to be the Bobby Gillespie team-up on "Rock The Shack", the only song that wasn't generated by producer Steve Osborne, making it faithful to New Order's original intentions. Gillespie, who has worked with such great musicians as The Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream, turns the song from a raw rock song into an energy-filled stroke of genius filled with classic punk tunes and highly addictive guitar sounds that sound like something of a Reef album. That said, not everything integrates brilliant jingles in an innovative way, track 2's "60 Miles an Hour" comes off as melodically predictable while "Primitive Notion" seems to be a step backwards in their careers, it being a throwback to their Joy Division days - something that might excite nostalgic fans, but only hinders what could've been a faultless comeback for an outstanding band.

Product: Audio CD
Title: The Italian Job [Original Score]
Label: Varese Records
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Get this CD

After seeing the movie "The Italian Job" along with other members from our local MINI Club I liked the music so much that I decided to purchase the CD. I play it while driving my MINI and I love it. Very explosive music but you really need to see the movie to really appreiciate it.

Product: Audio CD
Title: My Love Is Your Love
Label: Arista
Artist: Whitney Houston
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Stop whining, and just listen carefully!

To all of you who can not seem to get enough of putting the album down: have you really, really listened to the songs? I don't think so, because if you had, you would discover their absolute quality. Okay, I understand that fans of the 'old' Whitney might be disappointed, but why not be more open to her new style? This is the nineties, after all. On the Mariah vs. Whitney 'contest', I have but one comment: how strange that you all are arguing who's got the better voice or the better album. Here, in the Netherlands, we do not give a .... ,as you Americans say, we just enjoy the music. So stop being so childish and learn to appreciate both women for their extraordinary talents. They sounded great together, and neither of them was any better than the other - they were very much complementary in this song. Anyway, as far as the album "My Love is Your Love" is concerned, just listen to it, and you too will be grabbed by it's beauty (be sure to turn up the volume!!!). Pay special attention to the titlesong. If, after really, really having listened, you still think it is worthless, you're definitely not right, but it is okay anyway......