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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
Speechless


It is a good thing I didn't listen to the critics. "Speechless" that is how this album makes me feel.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Sorry About Tomorrow
Label: Vagrant Records
Artist: Hot Rod Circuit
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
AWESOME


I SaW ThesE GuyS IN ConcerT LasT NighT IN ChicagO AnD WaS BlowN AwaY...TheY Were ExcellenT...ThE CrowD WaS GoinG MorE & MorE WilD WitH Every Drop OF SweaT ThaT DrippeD OfF OF ThE GuyS HeadS...ThE CrowD WaS AmpeD AT ThE BanD, AnD ThE GuyS DeserveD IT...TheY WerE AwesomE LivE...IF TheiR CominG NeaR YoU, GO AnD SeE TheM WhilE YoU CaN...TheY PuT ON QuitE A ShoW...AS FaR AS ThS C.D. GoeS, YoU Don'T NeeD AnY EncouragemenT TO GO BuY AwesomE HearT PoundinG MusiC DO YoU??...I Didn'T ThinK SO...SupporT HoT RoD CircuiT...TheY DeservE IT!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Absolutely Live
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Rod Stewart
Rating: 3/5
Customer rating - 3 out of 5
Not Really The Best Of Him Live


Rod Stewart is a great live performer, but this 1982 live album does not do him justice. Though there are some occasional shades of greatness, "Absolutely Live" falls flat for the most part.

As one reviewer pointed out, it's the first half of the album where the problems lie. Rod stumbles his way through inadequate performances of "Passion" and "Sweet Little Rock And Roller". "Hot Legs" is good but not great. "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright" and "You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim") are simply horrifying.

The second half of the album is where the bright spot lies. The performance of "Young Turks" works well without the synthesized instruments and such, transforming into a barroom rocker. Rod's megahits "Maggie May" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" sound as fresh and vibrant as ever, while "Gasoline Alley", "Sailing" and "I Don't Want To Talk About It" are emotional powerhouses. Finally, the closing "Stay With Me" with Kim Carnes and Tina Turner is the best song on the whole album. the only bad song here is "Tear It Up".

Overall, this album would make a good addition to your Rod collection, but by no means is this an essential purchase. If you want to see a truly great Rod Stewart concert", get the "Storytellers", "It Had To Be You..." and "...Royal Albert Hall" dvds. Those are truly great concerts.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Now That's What I Call Music! 15
Label: Capitol
Artist: Various Artists
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
The best for a long time


Now 15 is the first of the series that I'm going to buy since they passed single digits.
It has something for everybody, and most of the songs are hits, or at least are heard on the airwaves. Usually, the majority of the songs are so old you don't want to hear them anymore, but this one has relatively new material, with some fresh talent.
Other reviewers have already gone through the list, and you know the songs by heart, so I will submit my list of the ones that got away.
Christina AguileraNelly FurtadoAlicia KeyesMelissa EtheridgeHillary DuffJanet JacksonJetMaroon 5EvanescenceDidoEnrique IglesiasUsherHoobastank
Hmmm - looks like Now 15 should have been a double album.
Onwards to a double Now 16!