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Product: Audio CD
Title: Hunky Dory
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
BOWIE!


Well, first off, It's Bowie! How could it not be awesome? Butthis cd was truly one of his best. I love Kooks and Oh! you pretty things! Also a hint for anyone out there just getting into Bowie...Labyrinth! Tights! *takes deep breath* Go for it!
*Now ladies, your both so unutterably beautiful, why don't we do the sophisticated thing and all sleep together! (He sounds so innocent doesn't he? Linguini incident)
*Just fear me love me and I will be your slave* (Really?)
*I thought that rabbit was trying to eat your head!* (Um...We love you Bowie!)



Product: Audio CD
Title: Two Against Nature
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Steely Dan
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Steely Dan defies the nature of time.


The passage of time is not always kind to our favorite artists as long-awaited releases often disappoint. We program our cd players to play the 3 or 4 "listenable" tracks as we reach into our collection for our favorites when the artists were in their prime. After nearly two decades of no Steely Dan, it's great to hear a strong release from a "group" that hasn't missed a step during their absence. "Two Against Nature" can stand proudly among Steely Dan's best work.
It's all here in this jazz/funk/rock delight! The signature stylings of Fagan's vocals/keyboards, Becker's guitar bits, the jazz brass/woodwind arrangements/solos/breaks and the sometimes elusive lyric meanings that make one think.
This could have easily been released in the 70's and their sound would have fit right in yet it stands as a great piece of work today nearly 20 years later. Such is the timeless nature of Steely Dan that will win new fans, and thoroughly delight old fans as well!



Product: Audio CD
Title: Outside
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: David Bowie
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
The best Bowie album in years


David Bowie is my hero, so this review is biased. He is a musical genius and the greatest rock star who ever lived. Unfortunately, after Scary Monsters (Which was brilliant...) he dropped into mediocrity and created music which was painful to listen to. Outside is more than a return to his great form, it is quite possibly one of the best albums he (or anyone else) has ever done. Truly atmospheric and mood altering, this is the most underrated album of the decade.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Geogaddi
Label: Warp Records
Artist: Boards of Canada
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
BUY THIS! I wish I could tell the world how amazing this is.


I'm a little late on the Boards Of Canada bandwagon, but I need to sing the praises for Geogaddi. This album is AMAZING. This album has been an experience for me, like voice on "music is math", it will show you how "the past is in the present". This album is both gorgeous and frightening. But the two elements are ESSENTIAL to this. Like "Music Has The Right To Children", you have to give the CD a few listens before it really starts to heat up neuro-pathways that were created and forgotten about 10 years ago, like firing up some old dusty computer. The music hypnotized me, it took me back and forth through time. It was like you were contained in a spiral (and Boards of Canada have said in interview's that they used the Golden Mean to place tones and events in their music--the tones end in a very strange way, milliseconds before you'd expect them to--there's definitely something going on), taking you from the innocence of early childhood to the outskirts of the dark forest of adolescence...then the track "diving station", with it's lullaby piano rendered a vision in my mind of myself as an infant being held by my mother, the creaky whooshing sounds taking me away from this scene and placing me, at "you could feel the sky" in said dark forest...anyways, I'm rambling on. Let me say that I was listening to this dead clean, no drugs! The discomfort that Boards Of Canada asks you to experience, to look deeply into, leads to the reward of gorgeous melodies and harmonies, and pictures and feelings you had forgotten from your earliest years, when you played in the sun and was placed in front of various educational programs-- with the eerie type synth music that Boards Of Canada imitate to help create the nostalgia. I usually listen to music that's good to shake your booty too, but this is not your regular cold metallic electronic--this is electronic music with an organic feel, this is music that fires up your brain cells AND your emotions. Listening to this music for the third time with earphones just before I was supposed to go to sleep was when this music really started to hit home. I was so shaken up I had to listen to Green Day for three hours straight to set the brain cells ricocheting through my mind back to their regular old rounds, something void of synths and memories. This album is something very special and the rewards will last far past the money you shell out for it.