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Now or Never
Average Customer Review: 4.91 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (29 October, 2002)
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If anything will drive a nail into the Backstreet Boys' coffin, it's this surprisingly impressive solo album from Nick Carter. The first of the Fab Five to break out on his own, Carter reveals a rocker's heart that's lurked under his high-gloss pop exterior. While he rasps and struts through his 12-song debut, we're not talking headbanging mayhem here. Carter excels in the brand of guitar rock that put Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams on the map. The elder Carter conjures the militaristic flamboyance of Queen on "Girls In The USA," or the teasing coyness of "Raspberry Beret"-era Prince on "My Confession." The anthemic "Is It Saturday Yet" is another highlight. Despite a seven-year tenure singing other people's songs as a member of America's favorite boy band, Carter proves himself an able tunesmith, penning five of the tracks on the disc, and plays some fine guitar. --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Pick up this album
If you aren't a Backstreet Boys fan do not let that stop you from picking up this CD. Nick does a great job and his 80s rock influences are very apparent. The album is pop but instead of having the over-used hip hop fusion it brings a breath of fresh air with rock driven guitars and drums. Finally, another young male solo artist who is singing again. Even the one song I am not that fond of I can sit through and enjoy to a certain extent. As a huge Backstreet Boys fan I can't do that with one of their CDs.
The songs have meaning and every song talks about something you can relate to. Even the songs that have deeper feelings dont' make you feel down and sad. I hope the Backstreet Boys take his lead and grow as writers and musicians as he has.
There are so many songs that I love I can't say I have a favorite but I don't know how anyone could not love "Blow Your Mind", I'm thinking that's a sure fire single, or "Heart Without A Home".
Pick up this album its good and its fun. I haven't stopped listening.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nick Carter's New CD is Amazing!!!!!
I've been a Backstreet Fan for the past five years and Nick Carter has always been my favorite. When I heard that he was releaing a solo album I wasn't sure what to expect, but when I listened to his new album, "Now or Never," I was totally amazed. Every song on the album is great. Nick has the traditional ballads such as "Do I Have To Cry For You," "Heart Without A Home," and "Who Needs the World." This album though, also features a new side to Nick. Songs like "Girls in the USA," "Blow Your Mind," and "I Stand For You," show Nick singing songs with more of a rock n' roll flavor. This album is perfect for the BSB fan, but I also think a lot of other people will be surprised by this album because it really has something for all music fans. Order "Now or Never" now and you wont be disappointed!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Bad Joke
The only good song is "Help Me" the rest of the album is a big joke. I love Nick Carter but I don't love this cd. He should just stick with the group and not go solo ... Read more

Asin: B00006ISA3
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Pop Vocals   


La Historia
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (27 February, 2001)
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In an attempt to appease Ricky's Spanish-speaking fans and resuscitate his ailing crossover career, the folks at Sony have unleashed La Historia a mere three months after releasing the underperforming Sound Loaded, which has failed to generate any Loca-sized pop hits. The 17-track Historia compiles the biggest Spanish-language hits off Martin's six albums, and--not surprisingly--it's his best effort since 1998's Vuelve. Martin tends to comes off like an overzealous Broadway extra on his English-language albums, but he infuses his Spanish tracks with nuance andpassion. "La Copa de la Vida" (the superior original version of "The Cup of Life") crackles with electricity, and "Por Arriba, por Abajo" revels in acoustic energy. Martin also excels at ballads, most notably the pensive "Vuelve" and the exquisite "Perdido sin Ti," his finest recording to date. La Historia also includes rerecorded versions of early hits "Fuego Contra Fuego" and "El Amor de Mi Vida," along with the current hit "Sólo Quiero Amarte." There's no telling how long Martin will make English-language fans shake their bon-bon, but his Spanish catalog promises a long and bright future. --Joey Guerra ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars La Historia was compiled by Ricky himself as his best music!
This Spanish language compilation draws together the best of all six of Ricky Martin's albums! Even if you have all six of his albums already (as I do), it's great to have the best together on one album--and his newly recorded versions of "Fuego Contra Fuego" and "El Amor De Mi Vida" demonstrate how much he has matured as an artist since they first appeared on his first self-titled "Ricky Martin" album in 1991. I don't speak Spanish, but Ricky's songs in Spanish are AWESOME!!! Buy this--you'll love it!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Flashback of a Success
Do I speak Spanish? I barely can work it...
Does that stop me from buying a cd in a language i do not master? NO!
Everyone who likes Ricky Martin when he sings in English should buy this, because when he sings in Spanish he's just as good.
Of course you do notice differences...
Aside from the Spanish versions of some of his worlwide hits (MARIA, LA COPA DE LA VIDA, LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA, BELLA and SHE BANGS), most of the tracks appearing here are ballads.
And Ricky unveils such a talented attitude towards the balladeer role when he says it with Spanish words, you will be gladly surprised.
VUELVE is powerful...PERDIDO SIN TI and FUEGO DE NOCHE, NIEVE DE DIA are emotionals.
But Ricky loves to shake that cute butt, and loves his audience to do it as well, so there you go with the salsa explosion of LA BOMBA and POR ARRIBA, POR ABAJO, while BOMBON DE AZUCAR is a radio-friendly pop song.
Music is the international language, breaks down any barrier...do your part and break down a bit more of that barrier.
Buy this and enjoy the flow!

5-0 out of 5 stars La Historia
La Historia~ Ricky Martin proves what I thought. Rikcy Martin is so mcyh more comfortable to sing in Spanish and his music lends itself better to this language. Spanish is a language for lovers and poetry...english is not as...and it shows here that he should have stayed with Spanish instead of trying to cross over. ... Read more

Asin: B00005A8DJ


Another Earthquake
Average Customer Review: 4.09 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (03 September, 2002)
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Yes, Aaron Carter's voice has cracked on his third album, but that's not the whole story here. Another Earthquake finds the teen-pop star shedding the simple melodies of his previous releases in favor of a more grownup sound that's informed equally by Nelly's insistent rap grooves ("My First Ride") and Limp Bizkit's infectious new-metal riffs ("Another Earthquake"). Carter has come a long way from the puerile "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)," but his childlike charm remains firmly intact on joyous amusement-park anthems like "2 Good 2 B True" and "America A O." --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST CD YET!!
This CD rocks!!Just like Aaron.I love all the songs from this
album but my favorites are: "To all the girls","My first
Ride","Do you Remember","Without you" and maybe "Sugar".

Here are the songs from the album:
1.Another Earthquake 5/5~This is a really cool song,I don't know why people doesn't like it, is about how Aaron's gonna shake everybody again with his new album.

2.To all the girls 5/5~This song is to all his fans thanking them for being good to him,like me of course.

3.Summertime 3/5~Is one of my least favorites but still good,it could been done better,it's says that the summer is the season that he most feels free.

4.My first ride 5/5~Is when Aaron rides for the first time and better leave it to him.It's a really cool hip-hop song that you can dance to.

5.Do you remember 5/5~A sweet but sweet ballad I think it's better than I'm all about you(from Oh,Aaron)cause it's my fave.Well this song Aaron tells a girl if she remembers the good times he had with her.

6.2 good 2 be true 4/5~It's when Aaron hangs out with this girl and he's impressed how she does moves in a skateboard or something,I guess.

7.When it comes to you 4/5~Talks about a girl that when it comes to her he knows everything.I like the chorus best.

8.America A O 4/5~Aaron says that he's proud to be an american no matter what they say.The music's beat goes a lot with this song.

9.Without you (There'd be no me) 5/5~Another song that Aaron sings to his fans that without them there be no him.I really like this song,it makes the fans know that Aaron still care about all the things they done to him to come this far.

10.Keep Believing 4/5~Here Aaron tells a girl to keep believing cause someone broke her heart and that doesn't mean that she has to quit on love.

11.Sugar 5/5~This song is not shown is a BONUS song.Some say that this song is not good for Aaron's lil fans, and you know
something that lil kids can hear, but I don't think Aaron would do that never!I know it means something else I know it does just hear it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best CD EVER!
Aaron's new cd, "Another Earthquake!" is soooo awesome! Its his best album yet! You HAVE to get it if your an Aaron fan, he does a beautiful job on the two ballads, "Do You Remember?" and "Keep Believing" The rest of the songs are fun to listen to, "Another Earthquake", "My First Ride", and "America A O" all have a rock flavor to the music, "To All The Girls" (Which was co written by Rich Cronin from LFO) Is really cool, and pop-ish, So is "Summertime", "2 good 2 b true", "When It Comes to you", and "Without you(There'd be no me)" Are pop-ish too, all of the lyrics have a more mature sound to it, and the lyrics are more mature also, "Sugar" the last song, has sort of a DJ sound to it, I think. The last track(which is hidden when you buy the cd) has Aaron talking(which sounds like the track where Aaron talked on "Oh Aaron)also has clips of his big bro Nick's new songs(which are much better than Justin Timberlakes songs).....Anyway, Aarons New Cd is an awesome cd that everyone should listen to, Maybe they'll start givin' Aaron some air play

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your $
This kid sucks. He's horrible and a wannabe rap artist. He has no business trying to make music and is a tag along to his brother. He's a piece of garbage and needs a severe beating. ... Read more

Asin: B00006F876
Subjects:  1. Dance Music    2. Pop   


Average Customer Review: 4.06 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (02 May, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Make Me Angry!!
Let's get something straight right now: There is no better singer in the entire universe than Hoku. Her first CD ISN'T ENHANCED! Hello? Britney Spears just came out with a second album and it still is! Hoku's voice is absulutely amazing and nobody has better songs! Another Dumb Blonde tells a boyfriend to go find somebody else, 'cause she's not 'another dumb blonde". "What You Need" is beautiful, "How Do I Feel is amazing, Just Enough, Oxygen, Nothing in this world and my personal favorite "In the first place." And it just goes on. The only song I can honestly say I dislike is "I'm Scared" but it has powerful lyrics and it's a sweet duet with her father, Don Ho, so it's nice anyway. Look, if you don't like her, why waste everyone's time making us read negative reviews about a girl who, by the way is absolutely beautiful (Looks like an angel on the pin-up in the jacket) has a beautiful voice and has overcome major life obstacles. She doesn't want to be a **x symbol because she is a devout Christian. She never runs around in tacky clothes and she always sounds smart in interviews. Everybody just needs to hear this once, and if you don't like it, see a Dr.- There's something seriously wrong with you!

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a great cd !
This is a really good album. Here's a song-by-song review:

1.Another Dumb Blonde - This is a good song (#3). It was in the Nickelodian movie Snow Day. A good girl power song.

2.What You Need - This song is Ok (#5). It has good lyrics and a nice beat.

3.How Do I Feel (The Burrito Song) - This is my 2nd fav. song (#2). I like it's beat and it has cool lyrics.

4.Just Enough - I love this song (#1). It's really pretty and it's catchy. If you don't like it, then you're just a NERGET !

(don't ask)

5.Oxygen - This is a good song (#4). It's catchy and fun.

6.Nothing In This World - I don't like this song (#10)

7.In The First Place - This song is Ok (#6)

8.Every Time - I don't like this song (#9)

9.I'm Scared - I don't like this song (#11)

10.We Will Follow The Sun - This song is Ok (#7)

11.You First Believed - I don't like this song (#10)

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Album!
I have owned Hoku's album since the day it came out in 2000 and I have listened to it so much that it dosen't play anymore and I am going to have to buy another copy. This album always lifts my spirits when their down with Hoku's unique island pop sound. A review of each song on the album are as follows:
1. "Another Dumb Blonde"- You probably heard it on the "Snow Day" soundtrack. It is the song that got people to notice Hoku in the midst of a flood of blonde teenage pop singers. It is a catchy song that you will find yourself singing along to. 5 stars.

2. "What You Need"- One of the songs with a strong island influince. It's a borderline slow song with a great meledy. 3 stars.

3. "How Do I Feel (The Burrito Song)"- Another great song. It gives you a good feeling that anyone who has ever been in a failed relationship can relate to. 5 stars.

4. "Just Enough"- One of two ballads on this album, "Just Enough" is very catchy and one of the highlights of the album, but isn't as good as the other ballad. But still gets 5 stars.

5. "Oxygen"- This song was almost released as a single, even though I don't think it is good enough. It is a good song with a heavy island feel to it. 4 stars.

6. "Nothing In This World"- One of the best ballads I have ever heard. I think it would have done well on the radio. It is the only song Hoku has done that shows her vocal strength. 5 stars.

7. "In The First Place"- My favorite song on the album. This is the song I listen to whenever I feel down. It is uptempo and has a positive view on the popular question, what could have been? 5 stars.

8. "Every Time"- This song is just "O.K." It's good, but you will never find yourself singing it in the shower. 3 stars.

9. "I'm Scared"- A duet with a guy who is uncredited for his work, but sounds a lot like Don Phillip, the guy who sang a duet with Britney Spears on her first album. It's a good duet and probably coud have been a radio hit with a male sing who isn't so breathy. 4 stars.

10. "We Will Follow The Sun"- This song feels a little out of place on the album because it has a lot of computerized music and effects in it, but it is a great song that will get stuck in your head. 5 stars.

11. "You First Believed"- Hoku did everything on this song. She wrote it all by herself, she plays the only instrument heard during it, the acoustic guitar, and she produced it. I love this song. The best thing about it is that there are no computer effects being put on her voice. It is a great song, which I think was written about her father, Don Ho. 5 stars.

Hoku also did a song for the "Legally Blonde" soundtrack, which is amazing. However, the only way to get it is to buy the soundtrack, which I highley recomend. You are sure to love Hoku's only album. It is suitable for all ages and Hoku has a unigue style and sound, something you don't often find in today's pop music. ... Read more

Asin: B00004ST5G
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Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (12 March, 2002)
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The members of B2K were still in high school when they made their self-titled debut, but judging by the cool, confident demeanor the quartet displays in songs like "Gots ta Be" and "Your Girl Chose Me," Boog, Lil Fizz, Raz-B, and Omarion are singing from a lifetime of experience. This is boy-band music of the highest caliber. Behind the skillfully crafted surface, there are potent bump-and-grind grooves, lyrics that don't condescend, and teenage singers who are capable of showing emotional range. The influences of 'N Sync, Craig David, and Ja Rule converge on the strong, soulful harmonies and twitchy R&B beats of the chart-topping "Uh Huh" and "Understanding." --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars B2K.......B2K what can I say..........
You know what really made me buy this album,track #2.I really loved that song.I had bought "B2K Live At The House Of Blues" dvd,and I heard this song at the end of the dvd,and I really loved it,so I had bought the cd.And the second reason I bought the cd was to hear RAZ-B's voice,(on #9 "Come On")which you rarely hear.So I just had to get it.And he sounded good too!!!That's why I don't understand why they won't let him sing lead sometimes.JC does in N'sync,Jermaine does in the Jackson 5,so why can't Raz-b do his thing!But anyway the cd is good.I liked the fact (for their debut cd), they put the lyrics to their songs on the cd book.But the cd is very much party-like.#'s 2,6,7,9,13,16 & 17 are good.Now if you had their single before the actual album came out,you might get sick of #4 "UH HUH",#10 "Hey Little Lady",#12 "Baby Girl", and #1 "Gots ta be".Cause I know I definetly skip over them,especially "UH-HUH"!I do like "Why I Love You",even though that and "Gots ta be" has been played over the radio continuously.But if your a B2K fan pick it up.But if your looking for harmony and true singing (your not going to get it here),pick up BoyziiMen or even the Jackson 5 for goodness sake.Now those boys can sing!

5-0 out of 5 stars A well done debut
We've heard from them all, Boyz II Men, Jagged Edge and many others. Now we have newcomers in the game who go under the name of Boys of the New Millenium, better known as B2K. They have already stunned the world with their hit "Uh Huh" which hit number one spots on radio stations in late 2001 and early 2002. Then they went on to release this debut. Wow! What a debut this one is. Filled with alot of R&B, Soul and Hip-Hop musically, Girls, Party and Relationships lyrically. The album features excellent vocals, vocal ranges and excellent raps from Lil' Fizz. It singles "Gots Ta Be" and "Why I Love You" have both been a sucess and their videos, well, the girls must decide on that! Party people would enjoy tracks like "Uh Huh" and "B2K is Hot" while slow jammers may enjoy tracks like "Gots Ta Be" and "Baby Girl" Medtempo heads will enjoy something like "Fantasy" or "Why I Love You" All I can say is, this fella's are here to take over the world of R&B.

4-0 out of 5 stars The One That Got The B2K Evolution Started
IMX might have conquered R&B music in the 90's with their hits, but when they released their 2001 album, IMX, it flopped. It was suppose to be a rebirth for the whole group. B2K's 2002 self-titled album was a hit. The self-titled is probably their best album ever. The #1 hits, "Gots Ta Be", "Uh Huh", and "Why I Love You" are more popular than the others, which would be considered fan favorites. These four singers are seasontial, not only for their songs, but for their concept. They want the whole world to dance and have fun. I think this whole album represents that concept. Songs like "Uh Huh" and "Gots Ta Be" are perfect examples of that concept also. Pandemonium! was probably disappointing to some, but their self-titled album is better than all of them. I think that they should come back and have a reunion, so they can record more. One of the downsides of this album is that some of the songs are weak like "Baby Girl", which shouldn't even be on this album. There are a lot of slow jams here, though. "Gots Ta Be" are one of my favorites. "Feel This Way" is another brillant gem, and "I'm Not Finished", is where they show off their best vocal abilities. This is not ordinary junk that contains corny, teen pop tunes. This is where B2K is really focused about their music. Don't buy their recently- released album, Greatest Hits. If you want their best work, buy this and Pandemonium. ... Read more

Asin: B00005YWIK
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. R&B   


Live at Folsom Field - Boulder, Colorado
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (05 November, 2002)
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The fortunes of the Dave Matthews Band have been so tied to its legendary live performances that it's arguably led to some well-documented searches for direction in the studio. The success of Everyday was hard won, its originally rejected material eventually revived, reworked, and released a year later as Busted Stuff. But those creative struggles have paid double dividends here, arguably pushing Matthews and company to a compelling new plateau on stage. Recorded in Boulder, Colorado, on July, 11, 2001, fully half of this two and a half-hour show is culled from the results of those stormy sessions, including brooding versions of Busted's then-unreleased "Bartender" and "Digging a Ditch." But it's the wider, more challenging musical palette of Everyday that takes center stage, stretching from the lyrical, cinematic drama of "The Space Between" and "What You Are" to the smoky, blues-jazz tinged "Angel" and loping funk of "When the World Ends." That sense of adventure helps reinvigorate even Matthews staples like "Crash into Me" and "What Would You Say" with new musical dimensions and helps make this collection more than just the band's sixth live album. It sounds like the beginning of a promising new chapter. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing compares to DMB live
Every Dave Matthews Band album is a masterpiece, but their live albums are on a level by themselves. While Live at Folsom Field doesn't surpass classics like Live at Red Rocks, it is definitely better than any other music available today. The energy of songs like Bartender is unbelievable, and much of the setlist is great. The encore is Two Step and Ants Marching for crying out loud! My only complaint is that the mixing is a little off, meaning that you aren't able to hear much of Dave playing guitar most of the time, and you can hear way too much of Butch Taylor on keyboard at times. There is also way too much of the Lovely Ladies on this album, but that's just my personal opinion and I'm sure that a lot of people enjoy them. All in all, this is another exceptional album by the greatest band of our time...and in my opinion, the greatest band ever.

5-0 out of 5 stars Do we really need another live DMB album? YES, we do!
Another year, another live Dave Matthews Band CD. I like his many of his live albums better then the studio albums, and was extremely excited about this release. I saw the set list and felt that it was very strong, although there is a tad too much "Everyday" material, an album I felt that wasn't up to regular DMB standards. Nonetheless, I was ready for another smashing success.

Let me start with this then: "Live at Folsom Field" DOES NOT DISSAPPOINT. Every track is good, and many are spectacular.

CLASSIC DMB MATERIAL("Under the Table and Dreaming" to "Live in Chicago" and everything in between): "Don't Drink the Water" has a very high energy level and Dave is screaming throghout much of the song. Definetly a promosing start to the CD.

There's another version of "Crash" on the CD, and it isn't any better or worse then any other version of the song. "Dixie Chicken" ending is present!

A great "Warehouse" graces the second set and it is excellent, although not as good as the "Live at Red Rocks" version. Dave seems to be having fun with the vocals and there is some nice violin work.

"Recently" is nice and tight. Very soft and care-free, just the way this song should be played. Dave's voice is very soft and pleasant. The best version of this classic track.

"What Would You Say" is sub-par and the studio version is much better. A little to lazy. Still, it's not terrible and is worth a listen.

"All Along the Watchtower" Another version of this Dylan classic? Yes, but this time it doesnt close the show. A little different placement in the setlist is nice and Dave hits a electric guitar solo in this version! Almost worth the price of admission alone. But I still miss Tim Reynolds...

The encore of "Two Step" and "Ants Marching" is fabulous, especially "Two Step". Dave messes around with some of the words at the beginning and adds it adds a nice twist.

NEWER DMB MATERIAL ("Everyday" and "Busted Stuff"): All of the "Everyday" songs are good, with "Everyday" highlighting. A long nine minute version of the best song from the album. A lot of vocals between Dave and the Lovley Ladies.

"The Space Between" is decent, but sounds much too much like the studio version: no solos or variations. Just stick with the studio version.

The "Big-Eyed Fish" into "Bartender" is very good: its hard to mess up such a great a song as "Bartender" though.

Everything else from "Busted Sutff" is pretty standard, and "JTR" makes its first "official" DMB appearance.

Although "Live at Folsom Field" is really dynamite, there are a few problems. Firstly, the crowd is much too loud and prominent at times. I'd rather hear Dave then some fans yelling his name, thank you. Also, there should definetly be an Intro track before "Don't Drink the Water" because there is about 2 minutes of crowd noises that you have to wait through to get to the song itself.

Other then those few complaints, this is another great Live album from Dave Matthews and company.

4-0 out of 5 stars Another Great Live Recording in Colorado!
In 1995 Dave Matthews Band rocked a full house at Red Rocks in Morrison Colorado. The great show turned into one of the best Dave CD's, by far the best live recording of theirs.
It took 6 years for Dave to return to an outdoor Colorado venue but finally in 2001 DMB played in Boulder, to a sell out crowd at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado campus...topping the Red Rocks concert in ticket sales and playing a flawless set. Luckily for me, I was there for that concert, where rain and an electrical storm threatened to cancel the event.
It was amazing, best concert I have ever been to...trust me, the live recording is a MUST HAVE for all Dave fans. His Red Rocks, Central Park and Gorge cd's are just as filling. Get them all! ... Read more

Asin: B00006LIRN
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


More Than You Think You Are
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (19 November, 2002)
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Florida's megaplatinum matchbox twenty prove with their third album to be far more versatile than expected, comfortably outlasting the predictions of naysayers. Reuniting with producer Matt Serletic, the quintet takes credible swings at gospel ("Downfall" features a choir), Traveling Wilburys-type twang ("All I Need"), and big-arena rock with "Disease," cowritten by singer Rob Thomas and Mick Jagger and winkingly recalling Thomas's star turn with Carlos Santana on "Smooth." Pedal-steel great Greg Leisz spruces up several tracks, notably the tearjerker "Hand Me Down," while producer and keyboardist Serletic and percussionist Paul Doucette sprinkle instrumental pixie dust. More Than You Think You Are isn't likely to appease critics, who have consistently accused matchbox twenty of yelling when a whisper would do, but fans of the group are certain to dig these panoramic songs, each drawn in broad, vivid strokes. --Kim Hughes ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A guilty pleasure
I'm not exactly a Matchbox Twenty fan. I always have considered there music a bit on the bland side in comparison to most of the music I listen to. I own their other two albums and definitely weren't impressed with a lot of their songs. I do like quite a few of their songs considering how catchy and infectious they are but overall, I don't think there is anything to write home about. I was watching VH1's Behind the Music on the band when I heard a sample of "Unwell" on the show and I found myself hooked, if not curious to hear the rest of the band's album. "Disease" isn't too terrible either. It sure as heck anywhere as awful as "Bent" and "Mad Season" were, let alone Rob's collaboration with Carlos Santana on "Smooth". Thank god! The band did not include the song on their new album. Anyways I came across a promo copy of "More Than You Think You Are" in the used cd bins today as I was doing some Christmas shopping. I decided to take a risk on this album despite my somewhat disdain for this band. After listening to the album twice today, I definitely have to say that "More Than You Think You Are" takes the band in the right direction with a more diverse sound in their music. The gospel-influenced "Downfall" really speaks volumes to how much of a risk the band took. I give them major points for that song alone. Of course I loved "Unwell" after hearing the entire song. That is definitely one of my favorite MB20 songs of all time. I didn't care for the opening track "Feel" though. Just got on my nerves like "Mad Season" did for me. The songwriting has gotten better. A bit more reflective and introspective, and a whole lot more sincerity in my opinion. "Bright Lights" is a gorgeous piano ballad that took my breath away. I will take that song over "Back 2 Good" any day. If Matchbow Twenty's music continues to evolve in this direction, I may change my mind about the band altogether. Until then, "More Than You Think You Are" is a big guilty pleasure for this non-fan.

5-0 out of 5 stars All I Need
Since the release of "Yourself or Someone Like You", Matchbox Twenty has dominated the airwaves with their refreshing blend of pop and rock. The group has scored several hits, and this album is no exception. Once again, hard rock, infectious pop, and gentle ballads are present in equal number, each seeming like the band's best work.

There are many wonderful tracks on this "More Than You Think You Are", but I'm going to focus on the highlights:

'All I Need': A catchy, yet laid-back tune about finding love, this song will have you singing along in no time. Perhaps one of Rob Thomas's best vocal performances, it is an upbeat blend of pop and radio sensation.

'Cold': One of the album's harder songs, 'Cold' is about questioning a person's inconsistencies. While the verses rock like their radio hit 'Disease', the chorus is more along the lines of current smash 'Bright Lights'.

'The Difference': My favorite track from the album, 'The Difference' is truly a hidden gem. Reminiscent of something that would be sung by Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen, it features a truly summer-night feeling and beautiful melody.

'Bright Lights': I know, I know, if you haven't heard this song by now you've been in outer space, but this song is truly one of the group's best. The story of supporting a loved one through something you don't want them to do, it is at once tender and catchy.

Over the last few years, Matchbox Twenty have constantly raised the bar to all rock performers. Once again, they surpass their expectations, daring other artists to keep up - which is enough for me. This album is 'All I Need'.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Singles, Ok Album
Matchbox 20 released a lot of singles off of this album. I really enjoyed the ones they picked. I couldn't wait to get the album. I got it but, I wasn't impressed. The only good songs were the singles which were all overplayed besides "Downfall". Really, you would be better off listening to the radio, but, you would like a few songs that weren't singles. It's worth the money, but it's not the best of Matchbox 20.

Feel 2/5
Disease 5/5
Bright Lights 4/5
Unwell 5/5
Cold 3/5
All I Need 3/5
Hand Me Down 5/5
Could I Be You 4/5
Downfall 3/5
Soul 4/5
You're So Real 2/5
The Difference 3/5

CD - 3.6/5 ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 3.68 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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The multiplatinum kings of MOR nu metal have gotten a bit more aggressive and intense--to fine effect--on some of Weathered's 11 stellar, radio-friendly tracks. For those who prefer the soft side of singer/stud Scott Stapp and his cohorts, there are the melodic and soaring "Hide" and "Don't Stop Dancing." But more interesting is "Bullets," which finds Stapp raging before a surprisingly heavy and intense musical backdrop. Other highlights include the Seattle-sound throwback "Freedom Fighter," the Zeppelinesque "Who's Got My Back," and the disc's first single, "My Sacrifice." The effects-laden, passionate "Signs" contrasts nicely with the laid-back, world-weary title track and "Lullaby." Ultimately, Weathered gently expands the seemingly fail-proof formula. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A masterpeice...
This album is simply amazing. Creed is definately one of the best rock bands of today, even though criticized by many people.

Bullets - starts off this album kind-of strangely, being the most angry song the band has ever written. 7/10

Freedom Fighter - Yet another heavy-metal song, powerful, but good-sounding. 8/10

Who's Got my Back - VERY POWERFUL, a brilliant song, and its unexplainable how great it is live. 8 and a half minutes long, sends you through a journey, asking the question of what is there left to depend on. 9.5/10

Signs - Yet ANOTHER heavy song, a really metal-like riff, this one is also powerful and great live. 8/10

One Last Breath - Kind-of tiring after hearing it over and over on the radio, but its a nice song, fits the "pop-like" side of Creed. 7.5/10

My Sacrifice - My personal least favorite song on this album, overplayed... 6/10

Stand Here with Me - Excellent, my favorite song on the album. Very riff-driven, with an awesome guitar solo, this wonderful tune will get stuck in your head. 10/10

Weathered - The title track, has a very cool riff. Its heavy sounding, but has a nice groove to it. Nice song. 9/10

Hide - Very surprisingly is yet to be a single, but who knows what the future will hold. Very soft and has a good guitar part. 8.5/10

Dont Stop Dancing - Very uplifting and tells you never to give up hope for what you believe in or what you're struggling through. 8.5/10

Lullaby - Ends the album very well, yet not one of my favs. 7/10

5-0 out of 5 stars the Kings of Alternative Rock!
Just when I thought that an album couldn't surpass the spiritual depth and inspiration of Human Clay, Creed goes and releases this unbelievable CD. The first single, "My Sacrifice", was an instant radio success and surely many more will follow. Singing about everything from suicide to reunions with old friends, vocalist Scott Stapp takes the listener on a journey filled with rage, sorrow, relief, hopelessness, and all the plights of being human. While "My Own Prison" dealt with spiritual and moral struggles and "Human Clay" with themes of joy and inspiration, "Weathered" is definitely the band's angriest album to date, attacking critics, haters, and those out there who refuse to believe anything positive can come out of this world. The absolute best tracks are those about the weariness that souls endure on this earth and the temptation to relieve oneself from this moral burden called life ("Weathered", "Don't Stop Dancing", "One Last Breath"), while positive anthems ("My Sacrifice", "You Stand Here With Me") and a tender dedication (
"Lullaby") only further propel its intensity. Guitar god Mark Tremonti delivers awesome riffs and wonderful solos, while Scott Phillips provides him with solid rhythm. Weathered is definitely one of the best alternative rock CDs money can buy.

1-0 out of 5 stars If you like Creed, it must suck hard being you
Anyone that doesn't know that the only thing Creed does is to copy Pearl Jam's music needs to be anally raped with a cactus. By the way, Pearl Jam sucks too. A lot.

Creed almost SUCKS LEGALLY. Those newborn christians wankers got in court because their dumbass singer (he is a horrible monster and I pray for his death, satanically of course) was too drunk to sing with his usual horrible voice at one show. The thing went in courts because fans (who must suck a lot too, if they had to go to a Creed concert to realise they sucked) felt ripped off. I bet obese people like Creed's music. Obese people should go to jail for being violently ugly.

I De-MAND testicular EXPLOSION !!!! ... Read more

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Westlife - Unbreakable 1: Greatest Hits
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (28 October, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Westlife 4 Life
Westlife are the biggest pop act in the U.k. and much of Asia simply because they sing the most romantic ballads with so much feeling. If you like the best songs from Boyz II Men's II album then you'll love these classics from Westlife. I have all of their albums and this is just a hightlight collection of their singles but if you're just getting into them this is a great introduction. This collection also features a bonus track the new version of "Flying Without Wings" with Korean pop sensation boA, Who will soon be playing the role of Cho Chang in the next Harry Potter film -"Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban. But Bottom Line If You LOve Ballads this is a must have!

5-0 out of 5 stars my love
all i can say this song is an anthemic ballad of similar epic proportions, which showcases the bands' talented vocals and soothing harmonies.. it easily touch your heart when they sing this song. you can feel that it comes from their heart.actually this song tackles about someone you love that you always remember after all what happen. it tries you to go back the memories you shared together and to dream a moment that makes you both happy. all i can say is try to remember all those laughter and love you shared together because this is the only way your love will survive.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not particularly worth it
After barely 4 years in the pop music industry, boyband giants westlife released their greatest hits album, that from the
reviewer's standpoint, is their answer to US Backstreet Boy's Greatest Hits: Chapter 1. The album is a 21-track fest of the
band's biggest hits, including their #1 hits and cd-single tracks. The problem is, haven't fans heard enough of this? The
radio edited versions of the songs are a plus, but it's been released in their previous albums and as singles that I've
gotten tired of hearing the same material over and over again. So maybe you're saying "I'm reviewing the wrong album!", well,
not exactly. Beyond following other artists that just serve up their old songs, the band has been generous and also recorded
a couple of new tracks (including the title song: Unbreakable). These songs are reminiscent of the pop-factor that made the
band famous in the first place: soppy, heart-wrenching ballads. While most of the songs showcase the band's vocal prowess,

it does get nauseating after a while, since the only thing that separates the tracks are a change of tempo and of lead singer.
Don't believe me? Check out which songs have the word "Miss You" in the lyrics.

For the die-hard fan or those who are interested to hear what the Irish quintet's brand of boyband music is, the album would
suit you perfectly, for the casual listener (boyband-related or not), this CD is much better off as a rental. ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


Northern Star [Bonus Track]
Average Customer Review: 4.44 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 October, 2000)
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The longtime Sporty Spice has apparently put in many hours listening to Garbage over the past few years; that band's techno-guitar meld and sassy female vocals cast a long shadow over Northern Star, Melanie C's first solo album. Replete with cropped hair, a nose ring, and tattoos (real? temporary?), the C-girl leaps fearlessly into alt-rock, admirably ignoring the potential for incongruity. Her vocals may be surprisingly strong, but her songs (written in collaboration with TLC's Lisa Lopes, Ray of Light coproducer William Orbit, and a raft of other pros) are less so. Indeed, "Why" does the rain fall from the sky? C takes time out from slavish Shirley Manson worship to indulge in widescreen balladry ("Closer") and Small Faces-esque Britpop ("Suddenly Monday"). What all this adds up to isn't an embarrassment, but it's hardly a convincing style change either.--Rickey Wright ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! MELANIE CHISHOLM Northern Star
Outstanding solo debut! This CD shows tremendous range of talent: the exquisite vocals are moved seamlessly from rock to rave to ballad to dance to rock again, until you feel that Melanie is trying to put a whole career of music on a single disc. The songs are solid, and sometimes amazing, throughout this hour-long+ CD; their wide variety keeps the whole disc sounding fresh! After years of apparently holding back in the Spice Girls, Melanie's now bursting with long-obscured vocal skill and previously-unimagined emotive power. I love this disc! A+

5-0 out of 5 stars NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE !
I can't find any words to describe this fantastic recording. Melanie C has really surprised me whire I've listened to her music. And I really can say that all her songs are incomparable perfect. Especially songs like "I turn to you" or "Closer", I never heard such well sung songs. I'm always happy whire listening to this CD, and I think everybody who loves exceptional (Independent-) Music must have this album. ("Northern Star" hasnt't really anything to do with the Spice Girls' albums)

5-0 out of 5 stars Still Spinning In My CD Player
This is Melanie's best album to date. The album features excellent songs from every genre you can think of. Since the first day I got this cd in 1999 (the first release) I have yet to go a week without listening to it. Gotta love Melanie C! ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (17 September, 2002)
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Enrique Iglesias returns to the language that first made him an international superstar on Quizás, his fourth Spanish-language album and sixth studio release overall. The album's nine new tracks are sure to induce plenty of swooning, with Iglesias's modest voice wringing pure pop emotion out of every last note. Songs such as "Tres Palabras," "Para Que la Vida," and "Mentiroso" (the album's first single, also featured in a mariachi version) are unashamedly romantic, and Iglesias works the heartbreak angle to good effect. He picks up the pace on "La Chica de Ayer," "Marta," and "Pienso en Tí," one of the album's best tracks, which veers effortlessly between tempos. The touching title track finds Iglesias musing on the reasons he and his superstar father have drifted apart. It's an unexpectedly vulnerable moment. --Joey Guerra ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A work of Art
Quizas has got to be Enrique Iglesias' most intimate and personal Spanish speaking Album to date. With almost all the tracks written by this versatile artist it is a mixture of ballads and upbeat tunes this is a must have for fans of his unique musical style.

The title song Quizas (Perhaps) is a touching message from a son to his estranged Father and gives an insight into Enrique's own relationship with his father. He also adds "No Apagues La Luz" (Don't Turn Off The Lights" which is taken from his ESCAPE Album.

This is sure to be the next best selling album following his massive selling English Album ESCAPE, he has gone back to his Latin roots with this album, but still keeps the Pop beats throughout the album.

If you liked Hero and Escape then you'll love Quizas - Enrique's first album in his native Spanish for five years. A perfect blend of uptempo tracks and romantic ballads, the latter which Enrique was born to sing with his urgent and emotional vocals. Every single track pulls you into Enrique's world as he sings right to you from his heart and from his soul, taking you to a warm and beautiful place from where you'll never want to return!

Quizas is a wonderful return for Enrique Iglesias to his native language, full of emotion. The realisation that something could be lost forever is beautifully expressed in the title track. However there is no mistaking his search for true love & true love that is lost in the first two tracks, Tres Palabras & Para Que La Vida. Then there is pain, Mentiroso!!!! Still he has time for fun with Sueltame Las Riendas. For me this is the one & only, the best Spanish album from Enrique Iglesias

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best CD I've ever heard!
First,I wanna say that I don't know Spanish at all,Even the title"quizas".A friend of mine told me it meant"Maybe",but I'm not sure.Most of Enrique's English songs are Dance,and I don't like them very much,but this album gives me a brand new Enrique--Emotional n' Romatic.I don't know why,but many Chinese version has less songs than other versions.This CD only has 9 songs in China,so I bought the U.S. version.You know it's not easy to find an import CD in China,but I've got it!Although it doesn't include the Chinese translation which Chinese version alway has.I just don't wanna miss any track in this wonderful CD.I love all songs in this CD,especially "Tres Palabras"&"Quizas"
And because of Enrique,I start to learn Spanish!

5-0 out of 5 stars say it,not in love ,adicto
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Subjects:  1. Latin    2. Latin Pop   


Average Customer Review: 3.98 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (21 May, 2002)
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It's impossible to dislike Puerto Rican superstarMarc Anthony, even if hisEnglish-language material sits safely in pop's middle road. Mended,Anthony's follow-up to last year's sweltering salsa collectionLibre, features the samemidtempo grooves and emotive ballads that made his 1999crossover effort a smash--and atextbook example of how record labels sometimes water down passionate Latinoartists for U.S. audiences (see alsoShakira). Nothing onMended is particularly unlistenable or offensive, but there isn't much toget excited about either. The lilting pop gem "I Need You" (also included inSpanish) and the sweet sentiments of "Everything You Do" are nice diversions,but producer Cory Rooney has candy-coated everything for mass consumption.Anthony is a powerful, fiery vocalist, and he deserves better thanrun-of-the-mill arrangements and puppy-love lyrics. On Mended, he'sbarely able to break a sweat. --Joey Guerra ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars if you like his style, then you'll like the CD....
This CD is great! By now, you should know Marc Anthony's style and if you like it, then this CD is for you. His unique voice and poetic lyrics are present in all his songs. They are great to mellow out to and chill, with beats that put you in a good mood. My favorite thing?? How he is so romantic and when you listen to the music, you just get all lovey-dovey like...makes you want to reach out and touch someone! But it's not like the annoying lovey-dovey stuff...it's good! With the first release from this album, "I've Got You," you get a pretty good taste of what the rest of the CD will be like. A must for Marc Anthony fans...

3-0 out of 5 stars Love Marc Anthony, but not this CD!!
I adored his last album and couldn't wait 'til this CD, Mended, was released. I ran out and bought it as soon as it came out. Now that I have listened to it three times, I am very disappointed. In this CD, Marc Anthony's music is watered down and over-produced. It is criminal the way that his powerful voice has been drowned out by ultra generic pop-junk in this CD. Also, the lyrics and the singing lack sincerity. Consequently, this CD lacks the feeling and the magic of the last one. I'm stilling going to his concert in August because I love his earlier music so much, but I will wait for the reviews to come out before I rush out and buy his next CD!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Loooooooooove this one
I bought the CD for the two most popular songs (I Need You and I Got You). I listened to the entire CD the first time and was immediately hooked on ALL of the songs. I was a little surprised by how much I enjoyed all of them. I have to admit that I've listened to this CD in my car for over a week now without ever listening to anything else.

I would definitely recommend this CD to anyone who likes even ONE of Marc Anthony's songs. You'll like the rest of them too. ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Pop Vocals   


A New Day Has Come
Average Customer Review: 4.39 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (26 March, 2002)
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Doubters who expect little from Celine Dion but turgid ballads will be surprised by her return to recording after several years. On A New Day Has Come, the big production numbers most associated with the Canadian superstar's name ("My Heart Will Go On," "Because You Loved Me") are evoked by the two versions of "I Surrender" and somewhat lifeless covers of "At Last" and "Nature Boy." At the same time, though, Dion shows her willingness to stretch on the classic-house homage "Sorry for Love" and the unavoidably catchy "Right in Front of You" and "Ten Days." The album's unexpected, often low-key production allows Dion to emote in a straightforward way that gracefully skirts the chest thumping of past days, and the relative subtlety works in her favor. Still, New Day will hardly prove a shocker for her many fans. Crowning the conservative Dion a forward-thinking diva seems a bit premature, but this agreeable record opens the door to such a possibility. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Celine hasn't lost her touch
When I first heard Celine's new song "A New Day Has Come", I couldn't wait for the album to come out. I bought it the day it came out. The wait was worth it as I was not disappointed. Celine is my favorite singer and I'm glad she is back.

This album is different from others she has released in the past. Each album she has put out has been different. Celine has had the opportunity to record songs by different songwriters. Alot of critics have slammed Celine because she doesn't write her own material. I feel that singers who don't write their own songs are better off since they don't run the risk of having every song on an album sound the same.

This album is packed with ballads and catchy uptempo songs. My favorites are "I'm Alive"-a good start off song; "Right In Front Of You"-very catchy; both versions of "A New Day Has Come"; "Goodbye's the Saddest Word"-the tearjerker song, "I Surrender"-typical Celine ballad; "The Greatest Reward"-another ballad and "Sorry for Love"-the Cher-like dance tune.

Thank you, Celine, for including the collage of photos in the album booklet. Even though Celine was away from the spotlight for two years, her voice is as great as ever. It's nice to have her back in an industry that has been dominated by the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Here's to a great comeback album!

5-0 out of 5 stars A New Sound for Celine!
This is absolutely the greatest sound for Celine! All the songs are so great! They have a nice beat and they you can always sing along. They get stuck in your head! My favorite song is the single "A New Day Has Come (Radio Remix)". I cannot stop singing it! I'll give a song-by-song analysis.

1. I'm Alive... 9. Great opener! It has a great beat (I think there's bongos in the background). Great dance tune!

2. Right in Front of You... 8. Classic Celine! Another sing-along. She keeps it going after that first great song!

3. Have you Ever Been in Love... 7. Another classic song! This is a nice slower song after the first two faster ones.

4. Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable)... 10. One of the best songs on the CD! I love the "It's inevitable"'s thrown in. I love the beat! Nice new sound.

5. A New Day Has Come... 10+. THE greatest song of all time. What is there to say about this song? It's so great! Love the beat, the lyrics. I can sing to it!

6. Ten Days... 7. Good song. Sounds sort of country-ish with the guitars. I like the chorus.

7. Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)... 8. Good song. A little sad, but she sings it beautifully.

8. Prayer... 9. Beautiful song. A classic song! You have to hear it!

9. I Surrender... 8. Another new sound song. Her voice is so beautiful!!

10. At Last... 7. Nice beat. She sings the nicely.

11. Sorry for Love... 10. Great, great song! A nice, peppy sound. I like it all.

12. Aun Existe Amore... 6.5. Nice sound. However, it drags a little.

13. The Greatest Reward... 9. Classic Celine. Great song. Overall, it's wonderful!

14. When the Wrong One Loves You Right... 10. Peppy, new sound. I love this song. It's great.

15. A New Day Has Come... 10. I like the radio remix better, but this isn't so bad. I like it. It showcases her voice.

16. Nature Boy... 7. I don't know the original, so I can't compare. This is nice. I just feel that it is a little slow.

This is a great album. You have to get it, you won't regret it!

1-0 out of 5 stars does she never give up
What so special about Celine? please tell me because I sure don't know. She's has a powerful so what,her songs are boring and why does she never give up. I will not buy this piece of crap sorry but I won't. Avoid this at all cost folks. ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Pop Vocals   


So Together
Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (26 September, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Innosense delivers well-rounded debut album!
Innosense is a five girl group (often likened to the Spice Girls) that have been a long time in the making. Two years after their formation, they have finally delivered their debut album. Although "So Together" does not make any profound statements about humanity or carry deep inner meaning it is a catchy feel-good pop album at the core that does what it was designed to do well - entertain.

The first single "Say No More" is catchy and fast-paced in its own right, but the album actually has other, more creative tracks on it. "Ride" will be echoing in your head for hours after your first listen and "www.fan-ta-see" is almost a girl response to *NSYNC's "Digital Getdown." Catchy upbeat pop songs include "This Is It" and "Say No More."

Aside from that, the album contains a dominating blend of midtempo mellow songs like "Beep Beep" and "So Together" along with heartwrenching ballads like "A Hundred Oceans" or "I Wish". Innosense pulls from many of the music industry's most successful writing and producing talents including Diane Warren.

If you felt the need to destroy the Spice Girls when they were popular, you probably should stay away from this album. But if you are a pop fan or even just need a good CD to have jamming for a get-together, "So Together" is at the very least a nice conversation starter.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pure Pop Fun
Innosense has all the makings to be the female equivalent of NSYNC. They all sing fairly well, all are very attractive, and their debut album consists of pure pop. The one problem is that hardly any song stands out. You need a breakthrough single like all the other groups has-I Want you Back-NSYNC-Quit Playing Games-Backstreet Boys-or Wannabe-Spice Girls. This is the one thing Innosense lacks. There are decent songs such as the fun "Say No More" or "This is it" and a nice ballad in "A hundred Oceans" but none of them have the spice that it takes to become a smash. I saw the girls in concert opening for Britney and NSYNC and they are great performers, there just seems to be something missing in the music. I do recommend this CD for the pure pop fun of it all but if you want to own an amazing girl group album, check out the debut album from Wild Orchid or the follow up-Oxygen, even wait for the third album coming out in January which has 4 songs written by J.C. Chasez of NSYNC. These girls are amazingly talented.

5-0 out of 5 stars INNOSENSE

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Awake and Breathe
Average Customer Review: 4.02 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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Even more than the Spice Girls, the four-woman Irish act B*Witched is an all-things-to-most-people proposition. Awake and Breathe, the second album by these U.K.-chart conquerors, doesn't make concessions to the American pop market, but these 13 tracks do contain their share of potential stateside hits: the Sheryl Crow-like "If It Don't Fit," the straight-shooting Spice-esque "Shy One," the Crystal Waters-style house "My Superman." A broad spectrum ofcomparisons for one album? Put it down as much to healthy eclecticism as mercenary concerns. Still, Awake's occasional big statement seems more forced than necessary: Ladysmith Black Mambazo's appearance on the would-be anthem "I Shall Be There" is more a nod to their own recent bestselling status in Great Britain than any desire for real connection between the two groups. But while hardly a classic, the best of Awake will please fans of heartfelt mainstream pop. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Another 5 Stars!
This Album Was Fantastic in My Opinion!Of course, Brittanians might opt out on this because it does have a different feel with an interesting array of songs. Jesse Hold On, Jump Down, The Shy One are clearly the pop anthems on this disc, following in the footsteps of their last hits. The slow songs include "I Shall Be There", "It Was Our Day", and "Are You A Ghost?", my personal fave.Then there are the others. "If It don't Fit" could be debated as a pop anthem, but it's a pop-alterna-hip hop type song,another fave! "Someday", the "Oh Mr.Postman" tune"Leaves", a funky-sounding tune, which grows on you. "Red Indian Girls" the western-native beat which is politically Incorrect. "My Superman" is the disco tribute to the album, "In Fields" Is another growing song, it's very sweet and fun to sing along to.I RECCOMEND this CD as it's great! You'll immediately find yourself questioning,"How would the video look for this" and "What would the dance routine look like?" A major plus for B*W!


5-0 out of 5 stars If you don't like it, you're crazy
Besides being one of the best groups of all time, B*witched put out this amazing second album and completly blew my socks off. Every song either was really fun (If it don't fit, Superman) or spoke volumes (Are you a ghost?, It was our day, Leaves). They were hailed by a lot of people as just another girl group, but I really think they were a lot more. If the label would have kept them, they could have put out a lot more great stuff. This album contains something for every listener. (and i still haven't found my socks) :) ... Read more

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Steppin' Out
Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (22 August, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars www.cleouk.com
Please show Cleo (lead singer of Clwopatra) all the love her, she has gone solo and sounds amazing!!! she sounds hot also on her duets with Russell Watson on Someone like you and on The best that love can be! she is back and hOtter than ever! all the latest pictures and goss at her official site!

Also register and post at her messgae board: www.cleouk.com/board an get to know other fans!

Steppin out is a truly brilliant album from Cleopatra with cleo writing all the songs on this album too. This girl is well talented and deserves all the success

4-0 out of 5 stars All Grown Up
I had my reservations about buying this new release from Cleopatra. As much as I liked the playfulness of "Cleopatra's Theme" ("Cleopatra - Comin Attcha!"), their first album failed to deliver the rest of the goods. Their sound was unrefined and their songs extremely immature and trite - but then it was expected - after all these girls were barely 15.

Fast forward two years later and I cannot believe what a change they've made. "Steppin' Out" is extremely grown-up and the arrangements sophisticated and detailed - yet fun and experimental. It's also really refreshing not to hear the 'standard tricks" ("robot voices" "talk-singing" and "uninspired raps") on this album currently plaguing the likes of Destiny's Child, 702, Blaque, Janet and countless others. Even the samples are unique and respectful to old school R&B like the small and barely recognizable clip from "Strawberry Letter 23" in "Questions and Jealousy."

This album is extremely well done and even when the girls decide to show their age, like in their weakest track, "Bingo", the result is fun and not immature. I highly recommend this record for any fan of pop or R&B as it is fast becoming one of my favorites of the year.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cleopatra Fun Sophomore CD
Cleopatra's Steppin Out cd is a fun and enjoyable r&b/pop album from start to end. the best tracks on the album are press here to start, u got it, nobody said. it is worth purchasing the cd because it's not a record that is boring. almost the the entire cd is uptempo, nothing that will bore you.

these 3 sisters have definately matured in their sound. ... Read more

Asin: B00004WF23
Sales Rank: 214757

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 October, 2002)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great improvement.
All I have to say is that I LOVE this album. It's really good. This is her most solid effort to date. I've always been a huge fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt, the singer, but up until this point all her albums have been rather hit and miss. A few great songs, but a lot of filler. Whereas this one is excellent all the way through. I really like the new more rock direction she is going. Her voice has never sounded better. Standout tracks include "First Time", "You", "Where You Gonna Run To?", "Barenaked", "Stand In Your Way" and her rendition of "Me and Bobby McGee" is excellent!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, big surprise!
Who would of thought that Jennifer could come up with something so creative and different!! Nothing like her self-titled album, it's much faster and upbeat. Here's the track review:

Barenaked- 4.5/5 Good, catchy song that you can't get tired of!!

Can I Go Now- 5/5 I heard this song live in the studio, I wasn't quite sure how good this song would turn out, man did it get alot better!! One of the best tracks on the album!

You- 5/5 Good! A relaxing slow song!!

Hey Everybody- 4.5/5 Picks up again, good upbeat song!!

Where You Gonna Run Too- 4.5/5 Pretty good song!!

I Know You Will- 5/5 Definitely great!! This song slows down and speeds up, good song!! Kinda punk actually, well, the start anyway!

Rock The Roll- 5/5 One of my favourites!! A little rap, mumbled sort of!

Stand In Your Way- 4.5/5 This one's about, say a guy leaves a girl, and she still loves him, but he wants to go with someone else, but if he does, she'll stand in his way! Good song, fairly upbeat!!

First Time- 5/5 My personal favourite off the album, about finding true love, with a really catchy chorus!!! Kind of a sad song!!

Stronger- 5/5 About finding the strength to move on, it's a good one!!

Avenue Of The Stars- 4.5/5 It's kinda obvious what this is about! Not the stars from outer space, but Hollywood! It's about how she got to become famous, pretty much, it's really good, and fast-paced!!

Me & Bobby McGee- 4/5 Nice drum beat with Jen singing a good old tune, well, it's good on this cd anyway!

Great cd, get it!! You'll be sure to get your money's worth!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Truly my favorite CD of all time!
I got Barenaked the day it came out, and have been listening to it ever since. In fact, I am listening to it right now! The songs are great, Love's voice is great, all of it is great. I do not think I will ever get tired of this CD. It is truly my favorite CD of all time! I do not have a favorite track on the album...They are all my favorites, but if I have to pick a favorite, I would say it is "Stronger" or "Rock The Roll." If you ever get the chance, but this CD! You will not regret it. I have been a JLH fan for a very long time, and I must admit, because I have her other albums, I was not expecting that much from this one. Boy was I surprised! There are many different tones and moods on this album, and that makes it great. "Avenue Of The Stars" is very inspirational and "Barenaked" is all about insecurities. Every song here has its own meaning. Also, I would not classify this album as Pop...it is more Soft Rock than pop. There are no inappropriate songs here, either. This is an album for all ages! If you are 4 or 94, you will find something here that you like like. I am really looking forward to Jennifer's next musical endeavor, and I think that will be the only thing that might top Barenaked on my favorites list! ... Read more

Asin: B00006H69E
Sales Rank: 48170
Subjects:  1. Dance Music    2. Pop   


One Too Many: Live From New York
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (08 October, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Joey Mac- Live & Rocking!
As a fan of Joey McIntyre from his New Kids days, I purchased this CD as soon as I found it. However, I was pleasantly surprised to hear how much Joe has matured, and this live album is the perfect format to showcase his music. In addition to his own music, his covers of Time after Time and Landslide are incredible. The best way to approach Joe's music is to not think of him as a boy band member grown up and gone solo- just think of him as a male vocalist who got started early. Oh, and props to Eman- not only does he sound great, but the song All the Way is from his album, and it rocks. Buy this album- you won't regret it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun!
This is the next best thing to seeing Joe & Eman live! I have this CD playing in my car all the time. Great humor! Some colorful language but most Bravehearts have grown up listening to Joey thus they are "of age" now.

A must have for a Joey fan!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great music!!!
I have been a huge fan since I was 11 and I am 25 now. I bought this album at his performance in Indy and was sooo glad I did. The songs are inspired (I love "Falling")as well as very humorus. It is so nice to have a CD that you never want to take out of your car, because it just gets better every time you hear it. I can't wait for 8:09 to come out, and to see his performance in NYC in a few weeks! I love you Joe, you are wonderful!!! ... Read more

Asin: B00006L3PQ
Sales Rank: 26994
Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


New Old Songs
Average Customer Review: 2.12 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (04 December, 2001)
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Most remix albums are irrelevant or just plain awful. Fortunately, Limp Bizkit's first remix album is neither. But with high-profile remixers drawn mostly from the hip-hop world, there's not much room for error. Timbaland adds a dark industrial edge to "Take a Look Around," P. Diddy amps up the bass line on "My Way," while Butch Vig's version of "Nookie" has a decidedly 1980s electronic flavor. Best of all, though, is the Neptunes' take on "N2gether Now." Its flowered-up, old-school hip-hop presentation makes it the cheeriest thing Fred Durst's ever been involved with. In fact, the only people who don't seem to have a handle on the remixing task are those in the band: DJ Lethal's efforts--with the exception of an energetic "Counterfeit"--are irrelevant, while Durst's "Faith/Fame" remix is just plain awful. Maybe they should stick to churning out the raw material that's sold millions of albums, and leave the remixing to the professionals. --Ted Kord ... Read more


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1-0 out of 5 stars Limp Bizkit has nothing on RATM!!
I heard that MTV gave Limp Bizkit the award for rap-metal over Rage Against The Machine. Those judges ought to be thrown into garbage compressors!! Anyway, Limp Bizkit is probably the worst band of all time!! I heard their music and it sounds absolutely terrible!! Die Fred Durst die!!!! Limp Bizkit sucks RATM rules!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars a real fan
first of all i dont even have the CD but any Cd by Limp Bizkit is good. So for all the people giving it 1 out of 5 stars are really stupid because they say they are one of limp bizkits fans but a REAL FAN would like all of their CD's

1-0 out of 5 stars I've heard better from limp bizkit
If you campare this cd to their other cd's, then this one sounds like a lot of crap. If you don't want to take my word then you can spend 15 dollars on a load of what should have been better. ... Read more

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Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 June, 2002)
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The band that unwittingly begat the current, if waning, rap-metal frenzy, Korn has been semidormant since 1999's multiplatinum Issues, while bands they inspired, such as Linkin Park, have ruled the charts and minds of disenfranchised teens. The wait for Untouchables' 14 cutting cuts is more than worth it, however. The quintet's heavy sound and lyrical angst have not been dulled by success. Singer Jonathan Davis's often agonized, cathartic lyrics and slightly lispy, emotive delivery are as heavy and varied as on previous outings. On the first single, "Here to Stay," which boasts a spooky, Nine Inch Nails feel and Fieldy's aggro, down-tuned bass, Davis growls in pain, "This state is elevating / As the hurt turns into hating / Anticipating all the f---ed up feelings again."

Among and within songs, Korn move seamlessly and dynamically from gentle, spooky, and lushly melodic to a bass-heavy propulsive, explosive musicality. "Embrace" is almost grandiose and Cult-like in its rock drama, in contrast to the punky, straight-up "Wake Up Hate," on which Davis's vocals are especially creepy and Marilyn Manson-like as he rants: "I'm, I'm filthy/ Wasted piece of s--t/ I am disgusting/ Take me away." Untouchables, with its brutal introspection and hints of misogyny, is sure to earn its parental advisory sticker. But the album is still a must-have: 62 minutes of deeply felt, ultra-intense spewings, a tour de force that will strike a chord with fans and critics alike. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars They Have Out-Korned Themselves
I admit that Untouchables was just the second Korn album I ever listened to; I was introduced to the band with 1999's Issues. Untouchables is considered by some to be a softie album, possibly due to "Alone I Break," simply 'cause it doesn't feature any overdriven, axe-grinding guitar riffs. If you want a softie album, buddy, go buy "Hell Freezes Over" by The Eagles or something.

Thankfully, every track on Untouchables is a full-length, no-holds-barred song. Gone are the old two-minute interludes that were so popular on Issues. Absent as well are Jon Davis's infamous bagpipes, which were last heard on track 1, "Dead," from Issues. Untouchables is fourteen tracks (thirteen if you want the clean Wal-Mart version) of the darkest, most angst-driven heavy metal you'll ever hear. And don't get me wrong, it's not just a big old pile of noise, which, to a certain extent, Issues was. The songs on Untouchables are deep and inspired, unlike many "I'll say the F-word just 'cause I can" records that're out there today. The one exception is the hideously profane "Beat It Upright," which was banned from the edited version of the album.

Three singles made their way to the radio from Untouchables: the fierce, headbanging album opener, "Here to Stay"; the vocal-and-guitar-driven "Thoughtless"; and the inspired, semi-soft "Alone I Break." These are not necessarily the record's best songs. In fact, there are only one or two songs that an eclectic hard rock listener will not enjoy.

In addition to the outstanding riffs, beats, and vocals, many of the songs on Untouchables feature sampled openings and hooks, most notably the addictive main hook of "Hollow Life," the album's slowest (but not softest) song. "Hating" opens with a fast hook and a gothic beat, and features an incredible chorus.

Although the album may not be loved by Korn's more exclusive fans (the ones who didn't know the band existed until "Freak on a Leash" came out), it's sure to be adored by fans of albums like Metallica's "Black Album," Limp Bizkit's "Significant Other," and even Korn's own self-titled debut.

5-0 out of 5 stars BEST KORN CD OUT OF THE FIVE
... When Untouchables came out, I couldn't wait to buy it. It's similar to Issues because of voilent lyrics, but different because it's alot heavier with better bass. Fieldy must have been practicing. Jon's vocals scream (feel sorry for me) with his raw, screaming voice. David has mastered the drums and the heavy guitar riffs between James and Head are excellent. This cd has its soft moments, but the hard, loud moments give you the spooky sense of death metal. Rap plays a small role in this cd also. It's Almost like a not nearly as fast version of Slipknot. If you don't have any Korn cds, you should buy this one first, just so you can hear all the great aspects of this band roled into a single album. THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF KORN!

5-0 out of 5 stars this is probably the second best Korn album
Most of the songs on Untouchables sound different from anything Korn has ever done before. You can still tell it's Korn, but there seems to be a different sound and a more melodic atmosphere to much of the album. The entire CD is great. The songs and my reviews of each are:

1) Here To Stay (10/10): a great, heavy guitar riff. The lyrics are really good. An excellent intro to the CD, and probably my second favorite song.

2) Make Believe (8/10): This isn't one of my favorite songs, but it has a nice electronic kind of sound. Great chorus.

3) Blame (10/10): The first 10 seconds or so sound the same as the beginning of Here To Stay. Great guitar riff, nice drumming, cool-sounding lyrics . The chorus is great. My fourth favorite song.

4) Hollow Life (9/10): This hardly sounds like Korn! It's more calm than most of their stuff, but it has an eerie, HOLLOW sound to it :) The chorus is pretty good.

5) Bottled Up Inside (10/10): My favorite song! The opening guitar riff is awesome, as are the lyrics. I like from about 2:50-3:12 when the lyrics slow down and become louder, augmented by very heavy guitar playing and some amazing drumming, with scat in the background. This song is perfect.

6) Thoughtless (10/10): Nice guitar riffs. I like the chorus with two voices going at once saying the same thing at different times. I like the scatty vocals towards the end. A great song.

7) Hating (9/10): The beginning sounds strange. I like the bass throughout the song, especially during the chorus. The lyrics sound really cool.

8) One More Time (9/10): Another different-sounding song. Unlike all the other songs. This song is really catchy.

9) Alone I Break (10/10): It's hard to tell this is even Korn! One of the most unique Korn songs I've ever heard. It's hard to describe. I love the chorus.

10) Embrace (10/10): What can I say other than WOW! A great guitar riff leads to some excellent vocals mixed to the guitar sounds. The chorus is pretty good, and this entire song is great. EXCELLENT drumming from 2:35-3:10. My third favorite, this is one heavy and dark song.

11) Beat It Upright (7/10): Nice opening guitar riff, but this song is kinda weird. Scatty-sounding vocals towards the end are pretty cool.

12) Wake Up Hate (8/10): Very eerie sounding, especially the chorus. Really fast-paced with nice vocals.

13) I'm Hiding (9/10): Great guitar riff. The lyrics are cool. This song has a nice chorus.

14) No One's There (8/10): A very slow song. As with Hollow Life and Alone I Break, this is one of the songs where you need to check the cover to be sure it's even Korn! It's not as heavy or hard-hitting as their other songs, but it's a good song nonetheless and an excellent ending to this great CD.

127/140, 91%

All in all, this is a superb album, and if you like Korn, you definitely should buy Untouchables. ... Read more

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