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Product: Audio CD
Title: Pieces in a Modern Style (Includes Bonus CD)
Label: Warner Brothers
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Plasticky . . . but if you like JohnTesh, go ahead

William Orbit- Pieces in a Modern Style (Maverick/Warner)
A true innovator, William "Strange Cargo" Orbit offers us a piece of the future, or the past as it were. "Pieces in a Modern Style" is Orbit's homage to the string arrangements of Beethoven, Gorecki and Vivaldi amongst others, and provides us with his reinterpretation of classical music done to a contemporary chill-out vibe. It's touted as being a blissed-out compilation of sparkly, beatless remixes with a trancey flavour. Along with the visually stunning packaging , the record comes with some exclusive reworks of "Barber's Adagio for Strings" by Ferry Corsten and ATB. Corsten's remix provides the listener with a cohesion of banging, building progressive techno, fused with the epic Adagio sample. This is a prime example of Orbit's conceptual vision, that behind all the breakdowns, the buzzes and fizzes of trance music, the sweeping strings of classical music are just waiting to get out.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Thriller
Label: Sony
Artist: Michael Jackson
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
Marketing, pure and simple

This album is the best in the world, it has such great songs like "Billie jean, "Beat it" and my favourite "Thriller". Buy this you won't be dissapointed.
Michael is the KING OF POP.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Like a Prayer
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Madonna: Like A Prayer (1989)

In 1989, Madonna did not only become even more of a superstar, she became a sex symbol. Becoming a sex symbol was the result she received when she released her fifth album, Like A Prayer, in 1989.

The first single from the album. This song went on to become Madonna's seventh #1 hit, the sixth #1 hit being, Who's That Girl. Controversy was stirred up again when Madonna released the song's music video. Madonna was featured in a church, where she made love to an African-American saint, where it leads to Madonna imitating the Stigmata, and concluding with Madonna dancing in a field of burning crucifixes.

The second single from the album. Though, this one grabbed the #2 position, it still remains another classic for Madonna. Some call this one the women's anthem of self-respect in a dating relationship. Again, controversy was stirred when the music video was seen. Through the video, Madonna was featured in a futuristic Metrapolis-like set. In one particular scene, Madonna dances gracefully, until she reaches down and grabs her crotch.

This is actually a duet with Prince and that is enough reason to make me hate this song. Prince has a terrible voice and his music sucks badly. I also hate the fact that he made the music of this song sound more like something he would do as a solo artist.

This song is actually about her marriage to Sean Penn. Sean had a violent temper, and, although, Madonna loved him very much, she could not stand to be with him any longer. You'll get all of that when you hear this amazing song.

This is one of my favorite songs. I love to hear ballads, especially if they only feature acoustic pianos and the voice of the artist. This song is actually about herself, where she tells herself, or the little girl inside her, to hold onto the memory of her mother, but to try and get over her mother's death.

The third single from the album. This is a great song and it's a song only Madonna could do. I'm not sure, but I think that she had recorded this for Sean, saying that she'll always Cherish him. The video kept Madonna out of trouble, where she was having fun on a beach, playing with a little mermaid.

The fifth single from the album, although, it is not a U.S. single. I forgot who Madonna had written and recorded this song for, but it is a cute song. Even though, this song is not a U.S. single, Madonna made a video for it. But because she was busy shooting Dick Tracy, with new beau, Warren Beatty, Madonna had no time to star in the video. Thus, the video was animated.

The fourth single from the album. Although, this song did not do too bad on the charts, the music video rarely got any airplay because of its depressing tone, where it shows how her father was after the death of her mother, as well as showing how her marriage to Sean Penn was. All in all, it's still a beautiful song.

The sixth and final single from the album. Although, this is a U.S. single, Madonna, sadly, did not shoot a music video to support the single. Can't cry over our losses. Anyway, this song is about remembering who your family is and loving them because they are your family. Madonna, how in the hell do you think of these amazing ideas?

This yet another beautiful song with a beautifully arranged Spanish sound and melody. I never turn off the album without listening to this song.

Now, being that I was born and raised as a true Catholic, I dislike this song. I do find the ending very funny, but because I have such a strong faith in my religion, I do not think much of this song.

There are only two songs on this album that I dislike, but this album is the third of eight albums that I favor deeply. Most fans will choose this album as their all-time favorite from Madonna. That goes to show you that this album is amazing, so, what are you waiting for? Get yourself a copy.

Product: Audio CD
Title: USA Union
Label: Mca Special Products
Artist: John Mayall
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
blues from laurel canyon, again

John was able to recruit, yet not retain very talented musicians from the US to back him. I saw him twice in the early seventies and his egocentrism in on stage comments that "I'm the star." leave a negative impression . He eventually ran out of material,or else it became to tedious to continue.