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Product: Audio CD
Title: The Hits--Chapter One
Label: Jive
Artist: Backstreet Boys
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
I give it five stars.


Of Course they are going to come out with a greatest hits album. I hope they dont break up.
LISA



Product: Audio CD
Title: Dangerously in Love
Label: Sony
Artist: Beyoncé
Rating: 1/5
Customer rating - 1 out of 5
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!


I thought that the album was, at best, mediocre. All of the songs sound the same, and it sounds like Beyonce's screaming/wailing throughout the album. The only song that's worth mentioning is "The Closer I Get to You" with Luther Vandross. Don't get me wrong, Beyonce has a good voice, but doing the solo album bit is not for her. Her music sounded a WHOLE lot better when she was with D.C. The only reason why she's sold so many albums so far is because of all of the marketing/promoting that they're doing for it. In a month or two, all of the "hype" should be over, and her CD will probably end up in a discount bin.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Abba Pater
Label: Sony / Bmg Import
Artist: Pope John Paul II
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A (biased) seminarian loves it!


Here is a multicultural (Catholic) celebration of the Gospel. It has been produced magnificently, mixing soothing music with some upbeat rhythms. Tribal and ancient hymns blend seamlessly with excerpts from papal addresses modern liturgical refrains in many languages.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Tears of the Sun
Label: Varese Records
Artist:
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Great music; disrupting chants


The score features some great music by Zimmer - he never disappoints me. The trouble I had with this CD comes from the African chanting. I'm very big on music from movies like this, and the chants interrupt the flow of the score. Kopano Part II is so sad sounding if you can ignore the chanting. That piece would be so much better without it. Honestly, it sounds like a retarded person wandered into the recording studio and stole a mic. Lebo M. literally just yells over the music. It takes away the emotion, in my opinion.
4 stars for Hans; I had to dock one for those annoying chants.