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A Moment of Imperfect Clarity
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (02 September, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Spoken ROCKS!
Totally Kickin' music! Righteous Rock! Can't say enough- these guys are the real deal!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This cd is flawless. Most deffinately not what I would expect from a Christian band. A genuine band who mean every word they say as well is rock. 12 stones and kutless suck monkey balls. Check out this band instead.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is different from all others in Christian music
This cd is perfect! It sounds different from other hard Christian music out there. It is very melodic and it still rocks. The Vocals are great! After buying this one check out their " Echoes of the spirit dwell" cd! It is also mind blowing! I listen to a lot of different styles of music and this is to me the best hard band in Christian music today, and possibly in the secular arena also! Do yourself a favor and buy it! ... Read more

Asin: B0000BV202
Sales Rank: 48994
Subjects:  1. Alternative CCM    2. Pop    3. Religious / Contemp. Christian   


Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 March, 2003)
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Linkin Park’s second studio effort (not counting the 2002 remix album Reanimation) overflows with glossy production values and Big Rock oomph, fully embracing the pop instincts of their Hybrid Theory debut. For many, Theory sounded inexcusably corporate, from its too-timely rap-rock sound to the long list of product endorsements included in the liner notes. Meteora will only amplify those complaints, but this album is actually truer to the band’s nature. It’s still impossible not to hear strains of Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and the like. None of those acts, howeve, would try something as blatantly anthemic as "Easier to Run," which would sound fine to a Def Leppard fan, or as borderline danceable as "Breaking the Habit" and "Session." Linkin Park is what Trent Reznor was always afraid of becoming, but if you ever wished he would drop the pretenses and just make a hair-metal record, you'll find Meteora to your liking. --Matthew Cooke ... Read more


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1-0 out of 5 stars What the hell was I thinking?
I'm sad and ashamed to admit that Linkin Park was my first introduction to "rock" music. Now, in 2004, I want to smack myself silly. This boy-band and their ilk did more to hurt rock music than revitalize it. I feel as if I have literally been woken up from a trance. Please avoid this at all costs, if you want to hear a good fusion of rock and rap than check out early 90's bands like Orange 9mm. and RATM. If you want good, original rock n' roll with real soul and honesty then check out Queens of the Stone Age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park is not metal...
Linkin Park is not metal, its more like pretty boys trying to be metal and rap like Limp Bizket...Metal bands are not about pretty boys rapping and looking all pretty and not yelling their brains out..I havent once heard a metal song by this band..Its one of the wrose albums I have ever heard.

2-0 out of 5 stars Linkin Park is great. Until you listen to real music.
This cd has plenty of catchy tracks, namely Somewhere I Belong and Numb to name two which have also got clips.
The rest of the other tracks kind of blur together.
Even the good tracks on this cd can't last repeated plays, after awhile one just finds them utterly predictable.
I could care less if this band made bajillions, but at least they could make their later releases somewhat different.

The music aside, I recommend not reading this band's lyrics, which are utterly average and gives one a feeling that the band members perhaps hired angsty high school teens to write their lyrics for them ... Read more

Asin: B00008H2LB
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (10 June, 2003)
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Irish troubadour Damien Rice doesn't so much reinvent the folk genre on this lush, impossibly mature debut album as push its boundaries in several compelling musical directions at once--all the more remarkable considering the album was largely self-produced and home-recorded. His songs revolve around familiar, bittersweet concerns of life, love, and their attendant frustrations, but delivered with conspiratorial intimacy on melodic wings (like on the graceful "Cannonball") that Rice seems almost embarrassed to share. If there's anything like a template here, it's "The Blower's Daughter," the song that first attracted the interest/stewardship of film composer David Arnold (whose guest production provides "Amie" with expansive cinematic elegance) and became a massive Irish hit. His plaintive vocal, embroidered by the mournful solo cello of Vyvienne Long, is suddenly brightened by an instrumental flourish and Lisa Hannigan's vocals--before just as quickly wafting on the breeze. With touches that range from "Day in the Life"-styled string collages to the dizzy, exhilarating neo-operatic excesses of the 16-minute "Eskimo," Rice's musical palate here is as adventurous as his songs are grounded in emotional intimacy. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Can't get past "Blower's Daughter"
Like I'm sure countless thousands of others, I scrambled to find out who sang the beautiful, haunting song that opens Mike Nichols' adaptation of 'Closer.'I know a bunch of people must have followed the same path, because when I went to Virgin to pick up a copy, there was a large sign that said "If you want the music from the film CLOSER" (last word in about 128 point font on the signage) "then you want Damien Rice's 'O'."

My problem is that that song ("Blower's Daughter") is so good that the rest of the CD (to my ear, at least) pales in comparison.I've yet to find anything else that resonates with me.Regardless, 'O' deserves at least four stars simply based on the perfection Rice achieves on that one track.

5-0 out of 5 stars my eskimo friend...
I have found my favorite album of the year with Damien Rice's "O".I am not afraid to shout that from the top of the tallest mountain or from the bottom of every ocean.When friends ask me, from now on, who I think is one of the best singer/songwriters out there, it will be very easy for me to reply "my friends, it is Damien Rice".Never before have I witnessed such passion, emotion, and consistency as I did with this album.It just oozes sincerity and epitomizes the true meaning of folk music.

While I am not afraid to admit that I found him when I watched the film Closer, and was pulled in by his song "the blower's daughter", I quickly discovered there was more to him than what this film allowed.While I do think "the blower's daughter" is nothing short of perfection, there are other songs that I think better represent the overall tune of Rice.My favorites on the album are such:

1) Volcano
2) Cannonball
3) Eskimo (with a brilliant orchestra finale)
4) Cold Water

In fact, I am not afraid to admit that there isn't one song on this album that I do not like.I have placed this CD into my surround sound system at home and do not intend for it ever to leave.This is the type of music that you can listen to when you need to relax, reflect, or just enjoy the bits and pieces of your life.It is the type of music that forces you to remember that you are alive and to take each moment, each day, and embrace it for everything that it is worth.

The consistent tone and raw emotion behind Rice's vocals is by far the most impressive.His poetic lyrics remind me of early Dave Matthews moments, while the welcomed intrusion of Lisa Hannigan left my jaw on the ground.Why hasn't his music become more popular here in America?Honestly, I have never been so impressed with an album purchase as I was with this one.The simplistic packaging of the disc and bold artwork only force you to sit on your couch and become engulfed with the intrinsic tunes that Rice offers us.

I cannot speak any better of this album, if Amazon would allow me to give it more than five stars I would.For those folk music fans that are looking for that quintessential album that fully represents the genre, this is the one for your collection.I am impressed, and cannot wait to see what else Damien has for us in the future.

Grade: ***** out of *****

5-0 out of 5 stars amazing
i love every single song on this CD. i have been in love with this CD since the first time i heard it. the songs are so beautifully filled with emotion that they had me in tears (that is a very hard thing to do considering that i didn't even cry when my grandma died). my friend and i have listened to O 1,000 times and each time it is still as beautiful as it was the first time. ... Read more

Asin: B00009V7P8
Subjects:  1. Alternative Folk    2. Contemporary Folk    3. Contemporary Singer/Songwriter    4. Folk & Traditional    5. Folk-Rock    6. Ireland    7. Pop    8. Post-Grunge   


Jars of Clay
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 October, 1995)
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Touted by some as Christian music's answer to The Rembrandts, this Nashville four-piece delivers artful, acoustic-based rock. Shipped in to produce two tracks, Adrian Belew captures the band's sweet intensity and clean melodies on "Flood and Liquid," which features a jaw-dropping Gregorian chant sample. --Jeff Bateman ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Christian Album for all to Love
This simply is a great album.This was my first purchase of a Christian album back in 1997.Since then I have not been much of a Jars of Clay fan, becasue they have changed quite a lot from this debut album.BUT that doesn't mean that this album is not the best good wholehearted effort that I have seen in Christian music in many many years.
I personally perfer much much harder genres of Christian music (Demon Hunter, Project 86, Chevelle, Pillar, etc.) but I cant say enough how I just love this album (BUT who cant love the early DC Talk, Newsboys stuff!!!!).From the intro to the ending you will not be dissapointed.Even though every song is not a blockbuster, it is still a very worthy purchase.
This album is mostly synth pop, but trust me its very good.If you want to start your music collection in Christian music this is a great way to start.If you have tons of Christian music and you don't have this one then order it, its a must have.
This album is great for any age, with a profound clear meaning in each song.


1. Liquid - A great way to start the album out, gets you in the mindset for the rest (love those chants)
2. Sinking - Not one of my favorites but very worthy
3. Love Song For A Savior - Wow, what a great song, could be the best one
4. Like A Child - Faith is Christ gets you far!
5. Art in Me - Will take awhile to learn to like this one, not bad, good meaning yet not catchy like the rest, soft
6. He - A song about abuse from a childs mind, great song, wonderful depth
7. Boy on a String - Very popular song, not one of my favorites, yet good meaning
8. Flood - Probably the best known song on the album, very different from the rest, more a rock
9. Worlds Apart - You'll fall in love with this one, great meaning
10. Blind - eh so so, BUT wait don't forget the hiden song six minutes in, you will recognize it from the Much Afraid album

Clearly this CD is a must.Any age can dive into this CD and love it for the message it brings.Best of all its all for Christ!

5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite C.D.
This is a great introduction to Jars of Clay for novices. You can sense their youth in this c.d., as it is their first, but that's what makes it so wonderful-because it has such raw, innocent beauty. "Flood" is by far their most recognized song in history, but is as equally good as other songs like "Love Song for a Savior" and "Worlds Apart". "He" is about child abuse from the child's mind, and is very sad. "Worlds Apart" is my favorite song, as it describes every Christian's struggle to give God our desires and let him mold us to want more of Him and less of the world. "Flood" is intense and the darkest on the album. It talks about those times when we have lost all hope and feel like we are drowning in our problems. "Love Song for a Savior" is a beautiful melodic love song, expressing our desire to "fall in love" with our Father. A hint if you get this c.d.: wait after the final track a couple of minutes and you will hear a bonus track entitled "4:7". It is a very cool rendition of the "Jars of Clay" Bible verse, in 2 corinthians. After that is a studio recording of "Blind" and supposedly, you can hear people talking about the O.J. Simpson trial in the background!(Though I couldn't make it out, because it was too far away).

4-0 out of 5 stars An acoustic must-have
This is one of my favorite CDs of all-time and Jars of Clay's best. The lyrics are skin-deep, heartfelt, and will almost bring you to tears. The acoustic and melodic sounds are refreshing and serene. The heaviest songs on the CD aren't too loud and match the content of each song especially "Liquid" which is a beautiful song about the Crucifixion but also hard-hitting with New Age-like sounds and a good way to start of the CD. My favorites include "Love Song For a Savior" which is peaceful and beautiful and "Flood" just because it is still acoustic but can be considered rock-alternative. But in my opinion the best song is "World's Apart" which is a song of conviction which literally brought me to tears and it really makes you think. This is the type of song you put on during a rain storm, a lay-in-a-comfy-spot-close-your-eyes-to-and-play-over-and-over-again melodic piece of art. I recommend to everyone because in a loud world full of sit up and decipher songs, this is lay back and let it sink in music that isn't too religion oriented and not too in-your-face. I really give it 4 and a half stars. ... Read more

Asin: B00000053E
Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative CCM    3. CCM    4. Pop    5. Rock   


Live & Rare
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (19 January, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
This "official bootleg" is a telling compilation of various Rage concerts throughout the mid-90s and may represent the final phase of "old school" RATM.What do I mean by old school?From the beginning up until the Evil Empire days, Rage's live concerts emphasized speech and wicked guitar improvisations.Oddly, this sense of adventurism faded out around the time BOLA was released... and it's quite obvious too.The "Bullet in the Head" solo on this disc destroys the one on Grand Olympic Auditorium."Zapata's Blood" is a recognizable live track to any hardcore Rage fan and this may be the best performance of the song ever.The bonus demo cuts are pretty good, and "F*ck tha Police" is a wild ride.But the real treat is "Hadda be Playing on the Jukebox", an 8 minute poem that tells a story by its guitar work alone.

This CD may not be as accessible to Rage newbies as Grand Olympic Auditorium, but will be an instant classic to true fans.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Live Rage Album Not To Be Missed
A great collection of live and rare songs from Rage Against The Machine, one of the best live acts in modern rock. I still remember Rage's charged performance at Woodstock '99 and how bad they made Metallica, the band going on stage after them, look. The two rare tracks are merely mediocre, although they may be of interest to hardcore fans. One especially noteworthy performance is Rage's cover of NWA's anti-police brutality anthem, F*** The Police. They turned a great old-school gangster rap song into an even better one. Chuck D. of Public Enemy, a large influence on Zack, also makes an appearance on the CD. This album is not to be missed, although it makes you want to kick yourself for not seeing Rage live when you had the chance.

5-0 out of 5 stars great for all rage fans
i am a big fan of rage against the machine, i own all their cds. i bought this one a few days ago. even though its expensive, its worth the money. this cd has songs fromtheir first self titled cd, and other songs not on any other rage cd. they are really good live and this cd is sweet. i recommend it to all fans of them. ... Read more

Asin: B000006ZMC
Sales Rank: 21724
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop   


Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars RATM Fan Essential
I'm gonna have to qualify this review as best as I can.I am a Rage fan, have been since "No Shelter" was on the Godzilla Soundtrack, sadly, but a fan nonetheless was I since 1998, two years before this was recorded and five before its release.I'm also a huge Portishead, Woodstock, and classic rock fan but as much as I like Live At Roseland, Kick Out The Jams, and all the great moments that occurred during the three days of peace, love, and music in 1969, among the hundreds of other well made live recordings, I have a new favourite.

My moment of realization occurred as soon as the bass kicked in on 'Born Of A Broken Man' where a noise erupts that could tear a fly in half, in the same vein as Michael Ivins' bass-tardization in the Flaming Lips' "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton" but way nastier.The whole album is superbly produced by Rick Rubin who creates a rich, full sound that mushrooms between your headphones.Also, each track sounds just a little more urgent than their already screaming studio work, more pressing and still quite relevant.There's also an excellent reworking of EPMD's "I'm Housin'" and a cover of MC5 which works to further reinforce this disk's place rightly in the live album cannon.Absorbing this disk one truly realizes what a loss Rage was in a world with a desperate need for a social conscience.

5-0 out of 5 stars give me chills, a greatest hits live cd
This collects most of Rage's best songs on one cd, and they are performed live!This is exciting because it is their first widely available live album; they were beyond powerful onstage, but they toured very little as a band.I wish that different songs from Renegades were included instead of "I'm Housin" or "Kick Out the Jams," and I wish "Wake Up" was included, but all of the songs here are really, really well played and show that Rage went out with a bang instead of fading into obscurity.That's what any band wants, after all!
If you are new to the band you should pick this up, along with everything else they put out (trust me, everything Rage made is beyond good, even their covers cd!).But if you want only one Rage disc with all of the hits, this should do until they come out with a Best Of disc for Rage's music.A lot of songs from Evil Empire are missing, so you will want to get Evil Empire also.I like all the versions of these songs, you will too, get everything they put out.That includes the Live and Rare Import, if you are willing to pay all the cash for it!

5-0 out of 5 stars dvd sound is better
if you want better sound - buy the dvd - it is mixed by someone else ... Read more

Asin: B0000DJEQZ
Sales Rank: 14004
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rock   


Hybrid Theory
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (24 October, 2000)
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It may be too cynical to assume Hybrid Theory changed its name to Linkin Park in order to appear right next to Limp Bizkit in your local record bin. But rock-rap workouts like "One Step Closer" and "Papercut" do make Linkin Park a comfortable fit with Fred Durst and his ilk. Producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Lit, Eve 6) and twin vocal threats Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda serve up industrial-strength rap and rock melodicism with equal aplomb on this woulda-been-self-titled debut effort. "Points of Authority" aims to sound like Trent Reznor wanking it up with Lars and company, whereas guitarist Brad Delson's Edge-y harmonics help "In the End" and "Pushing Me Away" evoke a dark romanticism akin to A Perfect Circle. Curiously, the band gets by with no bass player, while sample-happy DJ Joseph Hahn's step into the spotlight on the instrumental "Cure for the Itch" suggests a potential for eclecticism that could help Linkin Park outlive its seemingly transient genre. --Bill Forman ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars i used to like them but really they have no talent
i used to like them when iwas 10 but i hate it now the only reason i gave two stars is because of one step closer which isnt that great

5-0 out of 5 stars solos? wtf go back to the 80's
you don't need solos to make good music. go "headbang" to some def leppard or some winger...ass clown.

1-0 out of 5 stars Crappy modern rock band
This stuff SUCKS...it's really funny to laugh at how all you people can only say that it's "emotional" or "there is good rapping"....how about if there is actually "a good guitar solo" or mabye "NO rappin"
Go get some REAL rock

yo wats up dogg I'm a albino rapper ... Read more

Asin: B00004Z459
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (07 April, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I've owned this CD for a number of years and it consistently sounds great whenever I revisit it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this CD!!!
I have all 3 Guster CDs, and this one is GREAT!Airport song is amazing.If you like this CD, you will love Lost and Gone Forever also.This is a must have in anyone's CD collection.

4-0 out of 5 stars Guster is Great, but the Production is Lacking
I am a huge fan of Guster, as their third album "Lost and Gone Forever" is my favorite album of the last 10 years. This is good as well, although not up to the level of "Lost and Gone Forever".

The songwriting on this album is more inconsistent and doesn't have as many instantly likeable songs. It has more of an indie type sound and feel to it. I feel like the production is the biggest detractor to this album. The band has said that this album doesn't have the live energy of its third album.

On the bright side, it's still Guster and there are still great songs. "Demons" and "Grin" are probably the two best-sounding songs on the CD, both very catchy and memorable at first listen. "Demons" is one of their most acclaimed songs, in the same vein as "So Long" from LAGF. "Bury Me" is a concert staple, uptempo with some great bongo work from Brian Rosenworcel. "Medicine" is another great song, unusual for Guster in that it uses a real drum set and has a funky, bluesy feel to it. Some of the songs I initially didn't like but have really grown on me are "Airport Song" and "Getting Even". These two are darker than the majority of Guster's songs but very interesting.

Some may feel this is their best album if you are more into the college/indie scene. But like I mentioned, the songwriting is good but not really compareable to the genius of "Lost and Gone Forever". Still, that's a classic album and this is a very good album. The production on that album is 10 times better. You would barely be able to tell it's the same band judging by the sound from these two CD's. But each has its individual merits and some may prefer the more raw/indie sound of "Goldfly".

If you're a new Guster fan, I would start with "Lost and Gone Forever". Then get this one. ... Read more

Asin: B0000065JV
Sales Rank: 23593
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Indie Pop    3. Indie Rock    4. Pop    5. Post-Grunge    6. Rock   


Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (04 March, 2003)
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The Daredevil soundtrack provided a nice boost for this previously unknown quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas. Evanescence’s songs "My Immortal" and the imposing "Bring Me to Life" are clear standouts in the film, mainly because they work so well with the dramatic, eerie undertones of the storyline. They reappear here on the band’s debut, alongside a selection of similarly brooding tracks that evoke pensive artists like Tori Amos and the Cranberries. Vocalist Amy Lee has the kind of voice that can cause weeks of insomnia, but on songs like "Tourniquet" and "Haunted" she belies the music’s sinister mood with evenhanded spirituality, thoughtfully letting some light shine through the tempest. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars I hate this band!
This is not music. This is just another cash in on emotions. The vocals on this album are so anoying. What's with the song of My Immortal? That song could be used for something else, not for a band like that. This album talks about Suicide. That's something no one wants to listen to. Amy Lee can't sing even if her life depended on it. If you want good music, then I suggest Pink Floid's The Wall instead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Breath of fresh air at first,.... yes... but that was then
I give it four stars because it isnt perfect in my book. When I first heard this band back in 2003, I was like,,, wow,, something new with a good sound and great lyrics. I will give Amy that, really knows how to write lyrics from the soul. Her vocals on the album,, great. Vocals in a live show,, not as perfect, but hey,, she runs around and exhausts herself, so what can you expect? With Ben Moody no longer in the line up and writing with Evanescence, I'm not sure they will survive to be honest. Between Ben and Amy they created the Evanescence sound and style. Lets see what this new character has. For now he is nothing more than Ben's puppet really. I can sit and play all the songs off this album, so if I can be turned into a trained monkey to play them, pretty much any guitarist can. For the bands sake, he had better hope that he can write or will they call up Ben and say, hey write for us... LMAO. My guess about their future,, well it doesnt look good from here, but then again, he may just suprise us with his talents, one never knows. Now as far as the comments made about they are pop and not really goth. NO THEY ARE NOT GOTH by any means. They were origianlly signed to a christian lable. Ben has done work on the sounds for Passion of the Christ and the ex-keyboardist which I cannot remember his name at the moment is a Grammy winner pianist/vocalist doing Christian music. As far as the poppy sound, yeppers its there, but with Ben's guitar riffs they make it not as poppy as it would have been if he wouldnt have made them as hard and crunchy, not a metal or deathcore or goth guitar, but still a solid guitarist with good original style I will give Ben that. I am not here trying to put down this band, Amy, nor Ben. The album is what it is. It is well done, the production was done purposfully for the radio. If anyone out there has the origianl Origin they know that most of Fallen is nothing more the redos from Origin. So in a sense, these songs are old as dirt by now. Buy it if you wish, you will dig it, but if you are really into true metal and true Goth, you will not like it Im sure. ENOUGH SAID!

1-0 out of 5 stars What?
Amy Lee I like how shes not all over talking off her clothes to be popular, but her singing sounds like a Soap Opera I am sorry to say, I like some of the lyrics yes there good, but the band all together's not good. I like how she makes her own clothing also. But I am sick and tried of people labeling this band Goth. Goths are long time gone or older now..Like in the 50s-80s...If you want real gothic music then listen to bands such as Dead Can Dance,Play Dead, Joy Divison, London After Midnight,Dreadful Shadows,Bauhaus..They were goths. Goth is not a bunch of people wearing makeup no you got them wrong..I am only 15 and I know whats real goth and real punk and real music..You may not argree with me But thats ur option and you can say whatever you want to..I am not telling you to stop listening to this band or anyting I am just speaking my mind in a nice way dont say its a mean way or anything cause I am not like that. Go ahead and contine liking this band. ... Read more

Asin: B000089RVX
Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Chamber Pop    3. Goth Metal    4. Pop    5. Post-Grunge    6. Rock   


Sing the Sorrow
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (11 March, 2003)
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Starting life as the most competent Misfits tribute band to not actually play Misfits songs, San Francisco Bay Area punks A.F.I. have not only discovered how to write their own snarling melodies, but have developed the confidence to play them without a cloak. Sing the Sorrow marks the band’s first major-label release and the difference from their indie albums is in the details: songs freely shift gears and tempos, singer Davey Havoc flexes his pristine vocal abilities by breaking into the occasional falsetto, and sugary tracks like "The Leaving Song" and "The Great Disappointment" now take a place next to more standard nuclear-charged mosh-pit fare like "Bleed Black" and "Dancing Through Sunday." Longtime fans might take it like a kick to the head, but this band is clearly moving toward bigger things. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more


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5-0 out of 5 stars wow......
i had to write this review becuase everyone is complaining that its not like any of afi's previous cds.for those of you who didnt expect this, the art of drowning gave some major hints because it was quite a bit different and i might i add better than black sails in the sunset.like another reviewer said, pretend like its not afi just another band because listening to the people that say it sucks will deeply deprive you of a tremendous experience.just freakin buy it and i promise you will never skip 1 track

4-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
This album was prodded to me as this hard piece of prog rock and I was ultimately disappointed based on that description.

This, at best, would be considered experimental.I've listened to some of AFI's older stuff and this sounds far more matured than anything else, and they seem to embrace different stylings.

"Death of Seasons" comes to mind first and foremost.How many post-punk bands pull off that level of industrial dabbling so succesfully?

Anyone who appreciates punk, rock, and experimental music should pick themselves up this album.It will get plenty of spins, trust me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Record.
I love this album.It took a while to get into, at first I just listened to it for Silver and Cold, Girl's Not Grey, and This Celluoid Dream.This was mostly becuase on those songs I could kind of understand what their vocalist was saying.But eventually I could make out his style, not that it wasnt enjoyable before.This is a band that seems great live, their songs rock pretty hard.It'seasy to see how this band has a large cult following.I like their songwriting and a lot of the bass parts.You should definetly buy this. ... Read more

Asin: B00008GQVU
Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Emo    3. Goth Rock    4. Hardcore Punk    5. Pop    6. Punk Revival    7. Punk-Pop    8. Rock   


Tell All Your Friends
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (26 March, 2002)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Emo is the worst thing to happen to rock music...
...in a long time. I'd say its even worse than fake grunge and nu metal, which is saying a lot. This ever growing contingency of bands from New Jersey and Long Island is truly nauseating. In emo, its ok to whine. In fact, whining is the emo style of singing. In emo, your lyrics need to revolve around your failed relationship with the Betty Rubble-looking girl who dumped you for an even more emo guy because you wheren't wussy enough for her. Blues is another music style that revolves around relationships gone bad, but there is soul in there as well as pain and emotion. Emo takes the balls out of the whole deal and is just one big whine fest with horrible wannabe poetic lyrics.

Another affront is how these emo bands seem to enjoy adopting the look of classic rock bands from the 60's and 70's(moppy hair, worn jeans), yet they are the most unrock thing to happen in a long time.

Listen to Fugazi or Quicksand instead.

1-0 out of 5 stars utter garbage
If you are a fan of weak, contrived, radio rock and have just enough pride to fancy yourself "punk" or "emo" or whatever Hot Topic is selling this week, then this album is for you.

And I hope you can feel yourself dying slowly when you listen to it. I know that I sure did.

What a waste of perfectly good plastic and paper to release this album.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really great emocore album
Taking Back Sunday are said to have been the rebirth of emo and almost all emo bands are now compared to them. I'm not so sure if I like the fact that everyone's compared to them, but they are still an amazing band. Although I like Where You Want to Be better, this album is still deserving of five stars. If you're looking to get your feet wet on the emocore scene then you need to get this album and Where You Want To Be. Very solid album. ... Read more

Asin: B0000634G4
Sales Rank: 3681
Subjects:  1. Emo    2. Pop    3. Rock   


Songs About Jane
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (25 June, 2002)
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Maroon 5 aren't the first band to fuse R&B and rock, but they certainly are one of the most convincing. One can almost hear Stevie Wonder's beaded braids clattering in time to their deep, funky grooves. At best, the band conjures up latter-day Motown, complete with a shuddering organ and hyperbolic vocals; at worst, they sound like a stylized boy band, with all the attendant close harmonies and dramatic pauses. But despite these musical schisms, Maroon 5 are a thoroughly engaging outfit, thanks to throbbing bass lines, hooky songs, and lead singer Adam Levin's swaggering delivery. --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Quick, Mini-Review
See, I hadn't been all that interested in hearing this album, judging from the songs on the radio.I mean, don't get me wrong, I really, really enjoyed the Top 40ish Maroon 5 I was familiar with, but it struck me as just that; Top 40.

Well, let me tell you, I was pleased to be proven wrong.

This album is phenomenal.The funniest thing of all is the fact that Adam Levin, the lead singer whose voice I always liked, but thought was average, actually has some killer vocals and in fact, oversings on the album!!I never would have expected that.Not that there's much wrong with oversinging; case in point, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, you get the idea.It does get a little annoying, but I guess if I had a voice like that, I'd probably do it, too.

And the few hits they had on the radio, Harder to Breathe, This Love, and Sunday Morning, in no way reflect the groovy, velvety feel of the album.It's downright soulful on most tracks, and sexy snares and grinding jazz melodies replace poppy electronics and mainstream hooks.

All in all, the album was a very pleasant surprise and so very me, after all.

1-0 out of 5 stars Uhhh
Maroon 5 is just a guy band singing about their ex-girlfriends. The lead singer sounds like an a** also. I saw him in Rolling Stone and was reading about him, I was shocked hes such a a** and perveted. Hes not even really taleneted I saw them on MTV once cause I was living with this family for a while and her son's watch MTV alot and were watching Maroon 5, I thought to myself no talent at all. Bands shouldnt be about pretty boys singing about their ex-girlfriends, or make a video about going out with a girls mom. I am sorry but Maroon 5 is garbage to my ears.

1-0 out of 5 stars Please, stop!
This band is just another guy band!!! Why this kind of w***ies sing??? This is terrible! They are making songs just for little girls! ... Read more

Asin: B00006879E
Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock   


Furthermore: From the Studio/From the Stage
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (04 February, 2003)
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Jars of Clay are well established as one of Christian music's pre-eminent bands. In less than a decade, Jars have racked up numerous awards and sold millions of CDs, and prompted musicians of all stripes to marvel at the group's magical guitar interplay. But can they pull it off live? Furthermore answers that question with a riveting live-performance disc curiously paired with a less-than-riveting studio disc. From the powerful opening riffs by Stephen Mason and Matt Odmark in "Disappear" to Dan Haseltine's dramatic vocal in "Worlds Apart," the players prove that their master musicianship carries over to the live setting. The band even rocks out hard in the raveups "I'm Alright" and "Revolution." The studio disc is highlighted by the beautiful "Valley Song (Sing of Your Mercy)" and the poignant "Needful Hands." Unfortunately, the rest of the studio set is filled with rather uninspiring versions of previous Jars hits. --Michael Lyttle ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great acoustic disc!
Jars of Clay breathes a lot of new life into their songs on this disc -- a GREAT listen!

It should be noted, however, that the exquisite song Dig, which many have complimented here, is NOT their creation. It was written by the late Gene Eugene, and recorded by his band Adam Again on their album "Dig". Adam Again was one of the greatest bands Christian music has known, and though their material is now out-of-print, it's worth searching for. Kudos to Jars for including this song as a tribute to Gene.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jars of Clay
"Peace; it does not mean to be in a place with no anger, violence, hunger or hate, it means to be in the midst of those things and have peace in your heart." ~~Unknown~~

Jars of Clay helps me find that peace.

5-0 out of 5 stars an unbelievable addition by an unbelievable band
Okay... jars of clay has taken the Christian pop/rock to a whole new level. They put Christian rock on the charts back in the 90's, and they just continue to make absolutely beautiful music. Even when I wasn't Christian, I thought these guys were fantastic. They know how to write and arrange music, and their lyrics can not even be explained by words. Just when you thought they couldn't get any better, they come out with Furthermore. A lot of my Christian friends do not like this CD because it is not "jars of clay." Okay, we are talking about a band that has added a little bit of spice to their music in EVERY one of their albums. Much Afraid did not do well on the charts as the debut CD, because they decided to test out some new stuff. And the sad thing is, Much Afraid is a great CD... personally one of my favorites. But with Furthermore, you get to hear such a wide spectrum of the band. The way they jazz up some old songs, and the way they take rocking songs and turn them acoustic. Some people don't agree with me, but some of these remakes I think are better than the originals. In exception with Frail, which is one of their most powerfully written songs to date. The music and lyrics will leave you speechless.
The new songs on the Studio CD are phenominal! Sing of Your Mercy did great on Christian radio, and it is a great song to worship to. But Dig and Redemption are two of their own. These songs probably won't hit you very hard at first, but the lyrics used in these songs are so Godly and comforting, I cannot even think of a comparison that would do it justice. Once again, jars of clay just continues to write absolute poetry.
Then you get to the Stage CD of Furthermore. This just gives you a PERFECT idea of what jars of clay is like live. They are fun, witty, powerful, and right-on with the music and vocals. Great live versions of many great songs. The topper is the live closer, Worlds Apart. This 5 minute song from their self-debut CD goes on for 10 minutes live. The crowd joins in on Alleluias at the end, and the echos will bring chills throughout your entire body. I guess what I am trying to say here is buy this CD. If you don't have any jars of clay CDs and are looking for something to start off with, this is the one. I have 5 different friends that bought this one first, and ended up buying ALL of their albums. jars of clay will do that, though. hehe. Much love and God bless!!

Love in Christ,
Jason (Disco) ... Read more

Asin: B000084TTM
Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative CCM    3. CCM    4. Christian Comedy    5. Pop    6. Rock   


Lost and Gone Forever
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (28 September, 1999)
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Guster's formula is quite simple: Take time-tested harmonies à la Simon and Garfunkel or the Hollies, pour them over pleasant acoustic guitars, and add a pinch of congas for toe-tapping made easier. Lost and Gone Forever all but screams "radio friendly!" (especially with hit-producing wunderkind Steve Lillywhite at the knobs), but luckily the final product is more palatable than that.The musical plan is occasionally augmented by an electric guitar or strings, but generally follows harmonious sounds over articulate voices. Some people will listen to Lost and Gone Forever and find it too slight and completely corny, but others will fall under the spell of Ryan Miller and Adam Gardner's full-bodied vocal blend. --Jason Josephes ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Album!
This is the greatest CD I own and prabably always will be. It's so amazing that I've sat down and listened to it several times in a row without getting bored, because of all the great little riffs and melodies that I discover each time I listen to it.Everybody should own this, and you have to buy it!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars guster 4 life!
what can i say? i'm in love with these guys! they are part of the staples of my music collection, along with their buddies jump (formerly jump, little children), and then my saddle creek stuff. i do listen to a wide variety of music (and a lot of it), but i keep coming back to this trio of love! they are just a little ray of sunshine! "i spy" and "happier" are two of my favorite tracks on this album, although i feels it's sacrilegious to have to pick! i love every track on this album individually; i want to say this one is the best album, but "keep it together" is just so great... and then "medicine" is on "goldfly"...
if you enjoy a laid back rock band that prefers bongos to a traditional set, for a bit of hippie flair, add this jewel to you collection, today. i cannot imagine my music anthology without guster.
~i also recommend the live cd "guster on ice". on "i spy" they substitute "gay parade" for "may parade" and all sorts of hilarity like that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
An awesome cd. Great music meets better lyrics. Sounds like the drums are played by hand. A must have! ... Read more

Asin: B00001SIEW
Subjects:  1. Indie Pop    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock   


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