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Product: Audio CD
Title: Josh Groban
Label: Warner Brothers
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Thank you, Amazon for introducing me to Josh

Josh Groban is a surprising talent in an area of music where very little "singing" takes place. Opera is one of those genres that require a lot of screaming, but very little staying on key. (See also: Vocal pop)
I'll admit that I didn't ..uh.. *ahem* necessarily buy the CD just for the music, and was surprised to find such a rich voice behind the boyish curls. Each track is entirely enchanting and sung with such passion that even a novice to operas would find it soothing and downright necessary for their collection.
The tracks vary greatly, but mostly bounce between classic songs sung in English and Italian masterpieces. You have to admire Josh for taking such a risk (perhaps it's his age that permits him to be so impulsive in choosing tracks), but each song is admirable. His voice is unlike any other; rich, full, powerful. The pronounciation is clear and precise and he takes artistic license only when appropriate and never bounds from your stereo in a startling fortisimo.
If nothing else, buy it for his cover of Don McLean's "Vincent." I think you will be very pleasantly surprised.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Wishbones
Label: Koch Records
Artist: David Knopfler
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
SIX STARS: wishbones: David Knopfler

To anyone who already has a David Knopfler album - GET THIS!!! It's EASILY his best EVER.
To anyone who hasn't... don't wait for ClearChannel Radio to tell you what to listen to - they only play records they are paid to play ... mainstream radio is pitiable. This is where the real music is happning.
If you like complex songs simply expressed with first class instrumentation , great melodies and suprb lyrics - then you'll find something compelling here to listen to.
And last but not least - anyone who thinks George W is a jerk should REALLY get off on "Karla Faye"
Come on you indie stations!!! Free our airwaves - play music like this!!!

Product: Audio CD
Title: The Best of New Order
Label: Warner Brothers
Artist: New Order
Rating: 4/5
Customer rating - 4 out of 5
The best CD for all the best songs.

All the songs on this CD are great. Granted, I am a huge New Order fan, but when I play this CD for my friends who don't know the band too well, they love it, and ask me again who this band is. Excellent CD that I love to listen straight through.

Product: Audio CD
Title: Measure of a Man
Label: Rca
Artist: Clay Aiken
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5

I read the Billboard review for this CD in which it boasts that "Measure" is the best pop album of 2003. I'm not a fan of American Idol, but thought with all the buzz I had to check it out. I'm REALLY glad I did. This CD is absolutely amazing!! There isn't a single song on this CD that I don't absolutely LOVE!! And that hasn't happened in a very, very long time. Kudos to Clay Aiken - it seems that you are well on your way to shedding that AI stigma. Fantastic voice, fantastic songs - this guy is the best singer I've heard in a long time. Who would have thought it?