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Product: Audio CD
Title: Give Up
Label: Sub Pop
Artist: The Postal Service
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
So nice I bought it twice


I adore this album, for fans of Ben Gibbard and Death Cab it exposes a side of Ben that I've never experienced before. Doubly so since I don't as a general rule listen to electronica. However, this CD is beautiful. The only thing I'm left wanting is more.



Product: Audio CD
Title: The Very Best of England Dan & John Ford Coley
Label: Rhino Records
Artist: England Dan & John Ford Coley
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Remembering When


If a part of you likes the present and if a part of you loves the past, you should have this CD. For those times when you want to think about a time that was less cluttered, more romantic, this CD is a must have. A wonderful collection. It will transport you.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Spice
Label: Virgin Records
Artist: Spice Girls
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
My favourite album of all times!!


I have loved the Spice Girls since the beginning, but only became a true fan-atic right before Geri left (which sadened me deply because she was my favourite!). Only then I bought this album and after I listened to it I was truly sorry I hadn't bought it sooner... This is the Spice Girls at their most genuine, free, joyfull and true times... Up until now a week doesn't go by without me listening to it... I love it... All these songs (Wannabe, Say You'll be there, Mamma, Who do you think you are, ...) remind me of very good times... It's a must for everybody, not just Spice fans, this is Music History, and will be remembered forever...



Product: Audio CD
Title: Harem
Label: Angel Records
Artist: Sarah Brightman, Frank Peterson
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Beautiful


Brightman's previous album La Luna was definitely the pinnacle of her amazing career. Harem, unfortunately, does not top it. That's not to say it's not a great record. It's definitely her most theatrical album to date. Fans of Sarah Brightman will immediately notice that Harem follows in the footsteps of two of her older albums, Dive and Fly. The music is more pop here, giving it more energy. However, in order for this change to occur, Brightman had to sacrifice the one defining aspect of herself....her voice. The music she has chosen has no room for her to truly let her voice shine, resulting in a tiny, thin and airy sound throughout most of the songs.
That is the bad part, now on with the good. The production on Harem is simply the best ever, with the exception of the under-rated album Dive. Each song on this new record evokes mystery and a sense of ancient beauty. The gorgeously played violins throughout add generously to this feeling. Key tracks are:
HAREM - starts out slow and mysterious before a fierce dance beat kicks in. Very dramatic.
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD - I thought this would be the worst track on here, but Sarah Brightman makes this song her own in the most flawless way. The percussion is incredible. It's barely recognizable as the Louis Armstrong classic.
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY - Wow! This is the best song on there. Slightly reminiscent of "A Question of Honour" from Fly, the electronic elements of this song take Brightman to a new realm for her. This song gave me chills when I heard it.
FREE - This song is simply beautiful. Too bad it's so short.
THE WAR IS OVER - A sweeping ballad, classic Sarah Brightman.
ARABIAN NIGHTS - This song, in it's full 9 min glory, is truly a definition of art. Starting out slow, it goes on with a mid-tempo section followed by a fast dance beat before closing with a Meatloaf-ish rock ballad section. This is one of the best tracks Sarah Brightman has done.
Overall, definitely worth getting. I cannot wait to see the upcoming tour!