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Product: Audio CD
Title: The Italian Job [Original Score]
Label: Varese Records
Artist:
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
looking for a song


The name of the song is "Money" and its a a re-make of the original song by Pink Floyd / Roger Waters / Album: Dark Side of the Moon (1973).



Product: Audio CD
Title: Frida
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Artist:
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
The Song El Gusto


Culture Project Reaction
Whenever I think about someone writing songs about their hometown or a place they love I can't help but think of Frank Sinatra's New York New York, but, obviously El Gusto is different in many ways. I chose El Gusto because it not only represented a cultural difference in music, but it also, wonderfully, expresses the singer's love for their land, the Huasteca. The most distinctive part of the song, is the singing. I really liked the use of the high pitched voice in the background. The voice adds a lot to the music by giving the song a more passionate feeling; a helpful tool when expressing something as strong as a love for one's homeland. Another interesting part of the song, which is a common in theme in music throughout the Hispanic world, is the way they describe the Huasteca as a woman. Using words like "Por sus bellas serranias" (Especially for her beautiful mountainous country), they really make you see and feel what it must be like to live in such a beautiful part of the world. The music, itself, is simple. The guitar sounds crude and rough (kind of like a cheap nylon) and the violin is played almost like a fiddle in an old country song, but it works well. The music is like a breath of fresh air in the sense that it allows one to feel free of shame or care. It is this crude sound that allows one to "not care whether you can sing or not". The music, is all about love and happiness, something which is hard to come by in many of today's modern songs. Overall, I chose this song because it was the most enjoyable of all the traditional music that I listened to. After listening to El Gusto, I could really see myself, in another time, maybe being a street player, as these men are. Most of all, I could really see myself enjoying the beauty that their homeland, the Huasteca, has to offer. If I was to say one thing about this traditional song, El Gusto, I would say that it shows how beautiful a simple song can sound, when you know it comes from the heart.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Music
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Funky


and downright un-American....La ciccione has done it once again. Watch the various pundits and critics and unfulfilled musician-types bring their fangs to the forum, (a la my well-thought out satirical review title) but, let's face it, the woman knows how to work her evvy fibre in bringing something different and new and interesting to the airwaves.... to the current music trends. The vipers mentioned above say 'She's re-created herself once again' but they really don't get it, do they? Truly, it's an anti-funky world.
If you've followed any of my other reviews, you'd know that I'm a big vocoder nut, so "Nobody's Perfect" with VC voice enhancement is perfect for me. I happen to be a William Orbit person, so it was easier for me to get into his and the other electonica experimentals on this...plus, who else but the Material Woman is gonna make you groove while you're on your Journey....? But, let us not be overanalytical here. "Music"...? That's right!



Product: Audio CD
Title: American Life
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: Madonna
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
Good...


Hi, I heard this album first on mtv.com, it is diferent, very diferent than her previous works and probaby it will cause a bit of a shock to her fans, but if you hear it more than once you'll see that it's not that bad, actually I bought it yesterday and I think it was a good shop, it may won't have the comercial succes of "Music" or any other album of Madonna, but it'll proove that She can surprise us anytime she want.