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Product: Audio CD
Title: Patience
Label: Sony
Artist: George Michael
Rating: 2/5
Customer rating - 2 out of 5
Boring and bland as it gets


Ahhh, another monotonous, dull, lifeless creation by George Michael. I've loved this man's music since the days of Wham, however I though Older was dull, lifeless and boring, this album makes Older sound a bit more lively. What's up with these over seven minute songs? It's the same beat and melody through the entire 7 minutes plus. Ahhh. Boring boring boring! God, songs in the past like Fantasy, Freedom 90, I'm your Man, Edge of Heaven were all toe tapping brilliant creations. Though some of the melodies on this new disc are 'pleasant', they're too long and drawn out. Can't say he's tapped out of creative energy... Outside was brilliant. Though...that was six years ago and perhaps he lost the passion. He claims that he's not going to put out any more records and provide his songs over the internet. Perhaps that's a wise decision. Older and Patience have not been worth the wait. If George is so in love again and happy, he needs to start writing better songs to reflect that, bright cheerful happy songs! Those blended with proper ballads is the George Michael we loved from the previous years.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds Live
Label: Sanctuary Records
Artist: Brian Wilson
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Let's Play Two!


If you love Pet Sounds, why wouldn't you love this?
I'm sure it was nowhere near as easy as it sounds to translate a layered, heavily orchestrated album into a workable live-band arrangement. The fact that Wilson has assembled a band capable of pulling this off, and making it sound so fresh and energetic, should not be taken for granted.
Moreover--this is beautiful, timeless music. Your great-grandchildren will be listening to this music 100 years from now, just as today we listen to Beethoven or Mozart. We're lucky to have the composer around to lend his personal stamp to what will be the first of thousands of concert interpretations.
Finally, a word for one element of the live show--the Wondermints. I know nothing about their music, but on this album, as well as on the wonderful double-CD, "Brian Wilson Live at the Roxy," they sing great. They don't have the egos of the Beach Boys--they're happy just to sing the incredible vocal arrangements he wrote. Heresy it may be, but sometimes I prefer their singing to the Beach Boys. Certainly as a live representation of the vocal sound, the Beach Boys never sounded better than these guys. They show respect for the music, and when the music is this good, and this important, that reverance is much-appreciated.
Now, of course Brian's voice has faded somewhat. That incredible falsetto is now somewhat gravelly, and his intonation wavers. But he is the soul of this music, and what he may lose in technique through age, he more than makes up for in character.
So, just get this, and then you'll have two versions of Pet Sounds. That's bad?



Product: Audio CD
Title: Road to Perdition
Label: Decca U.S.
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
Perfect score since The Shawshank Redemption!


I enjoyed The Shawshank Redemption a lot, then I bought this score. I must say it was right choice 'cause Thomas Newmandid a spectacular show. I haven't seen yet the movie...A OST fan in SGN.



Product: Audio CD
Title: Born
Label: Decca
Artist:
Rating: 5/5
Customer rating - 5 out of 5
amazing music


This is an amazing cd that incorporates a love for gorgeous classical music with a modern, vivacious, vibrant twist. I rarely buy cd's and listening to this inspired me to buy the next one, 'Shine.' I highly reccommend this alubum!