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Product: Audio CD
Title: Albinoni: Adagio/Pachelbel: Canon
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
A great cd


I would recommend this cd to anyone who just getting into classical music, as it contains some of the more familiar, less complex classical favorites. It is superbly played and full of emotion, very easy to listen to. The Canon in D is easily the best version I have ever heard. This is still a great recording for those with significant classical music collections, though. It is extremely well conducted, with clear, artful articulation in all the pieces. The adagio has some problems with feedback on the organ, but they are negligible. It is all around a great buy.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Vostok
Label: Spotted Peccary
Artist: Craig Padilla
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Truly Brilliant!!


Once in a while a work of genius comes along. This is one. Composed as an entire piece, it is neither hurried nor underdeveloped. Brilliant in it's simplicity, it stands alone as a classic in this genre. This is the way that works should be composed - with a concept and simple idea and a total involvement in the piece. I have played this cd almost every night for several months before going to bed and I now know it intimately. It now ranks as my all-time favorite ambient cd, and until something else comes along, it will remain there. So far nothing has, and I am very selective.



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


I bought this album on a whim, having liked a snippet of "No Such Thing". I have to say, this guy is really talented and fun to listen to. It's been spinning in my cd player all week since having bought it.
Yes, he sounds like Dave Matthews (not a bad thing IMHO). That is more unfortunate for him than us. And for those of you who say his songwriting skills are lacking, I must disagree. He has enormous talent there, and I think what you call a lack of writing skills is more so a lack of life experience. He is a young lad with not so much water under the bridge, so let's forgive his myopia, vanity, immaturity, whatever. He will mature. Afterall, one of Dave Matthews' best early songs was about a satellite dish in his backyard.



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Best of Delerium
Label: Nettwerk Records
Artist: Delerium
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Best of Delerium


I have been eagerly anticipating the new best of cd by Delerium for a bit. I have been a fan since a former roommate got me into the group's eponymous album "Karma" which was a drastic change in their sound from mostly instrumental ambient music to ethereal, techno-pop music. I immediately fell in love with the haunting melodies. I bought "The Best of" collection today and was definitely not disappointed. All the songs on "The Best of" are singles that comes from their last few cds dating back to "Semantic Spaces". There are two new songs on the cd "Paris" (featuring Aude) and "You & I" (featuring Zoe Johnston). Both songs are excellent. "Paris" is especially a favorite song off this album. Pachebel's famous "Canon" is sampled on this gorgeous, lush ballad. The vocals are all sung in French. I find myself listening to the song over and over. "You & I" is breathtaking. I love Zoe Johnston's rich, soprano voice. In other words, the new new Delerium songs are worth buying this album. Delerium never fails to deliver or disappoint me. I particularly loved "Paris". Out of the three remixes "Truly", "Underwater", and "Silence", I am partially biased towards "Truly". I thought the Buddah Radio edit for "Truly" was excellent. I liked "Underwater" immensely. It is one of the better remixes in general. The remix for that song is nothing short of greatness. I am rather tired of hearing remixes for "Silence". I guess that is the one flaw I had with this compilation, a remix of "Silence". I heard my fill of remixes of the song, let along the song itself. Overall the song selection was good and is a nice tide me over until Bill and Rhys puts out a new album of original material. "The Best of" is a good introduction to new fans.