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Product: Audio CD
Title: Katy Lied
Label: Uni/Mca
Artist: Steely Dan
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
I was under


the incorrect assumption that Steely Dan was just one of many pop bands that made 70's music so drab. I was convinced that I was wrong by an old friend, thankfully. Katy Lied is a rock masterpiece(everythime I say that, it means less, but when I say this, I mean a record you want to finish everytime you listen). I am not done with my exploration of Steely music, but this is the most complete of their records Ive heard to date. Matter of fact, Im going to put in in the changer next.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Music
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
What was Madonna thinking?


Okay, I've totally loved everything Madonna has done up todate. Ray of Light was an awesome CD. Erotica was great. And we'llbe listening to her 80's songs for many years to come. But I'm verydisappointed with Music. The only tracks that I enjoyed are Music,Impressive Instant and Runaway Lover, but only because they have agood beat. The rest of the tracks are really lacking in anysubstance. Nothing impressive with either vocals or the music. I'mreally disappointed when Madonna goes from a great album like Ray ofLight and then brings out this CD. CD's like this are the reasonNapster is out there...so I can listen to all the songs and see thatthere are only 3 good tracks out of 10, I wouldn't have wasted the[money].



Product: Audio CD
Title: Room for Squares
Label: Sony
Artist: John Mayer
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Loved it!


I was a little edgy when it first came to buying this Cd, after only hearing the single "No such thing", but it turned out to be a great investment. John's style of music is a fresh break from everything on the radio, and I enjoyed the variety of music he provided on the CD. Not only does he write catchy lyrics and have a unique voice, but he has a great talent for playing guitar. Absolutely inspirational, I've never had such good things to say about an artist (except maybe Norah Jones and Avril Lavigne). I suggest that before you decided that you don't like his music, check out a few other songs like "Why Georgia", "Not Myself", and "3x5", they are all played extremly well and yet very different from each other. Can't wait to hear more from you John!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Heavier Things
Label: Sony
Artist: John Mayer
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Just as good as Room For Squares -- Even better.


Okay. First things first... perhaps JM's guitar skill isn't very much shown in this second album, but the lyrics and tune definitely complemented it. Truly, the real strength of this album is the lyrics. Each one of them are more emotional and personal than Room For Squares'.
"Clarity" was a good start. "Bigger Than My Body", the next best thing. This song is my favorite of all. The lyrics is inspiring, encouraging, and complemented with wonderful tunes. "Something's Missing" and "New Deep" makes you stop and think for a while. "Come Back To Bed" and "Split Screen Sadness" are simply and poignantly beautiful lost-love songs. And "Home Life" was honest and engaging. If they're not enough, enter "Wheel" and "Only Heart", and of course, "Daughters".
At first I thought Room For Squares was much more better... but after the second and third re-listening, I couldn't stop :) And after I discovered the lyrics... well, the album just became a daily ritual for me. My advice, take your time. Listen more. Read the lyrics. Sing along, even, if possible :) THEN you'll discover the wonder of Heavier Things.