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    My Own Prison
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 August, 1997)
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    It took a few years, but the "Seattle sound" migrated south. In 1997 Creed emerged from the sunny state of Florida wielding dark and dulcet postgrunge tones. Their 10-cut debut, My Own Prison, has became a surprising success by filling a niche for needy teen gloom-rockers. Singer Scott Stapp has the soulful and rich Eddie Vedder inflections down pat, but despite Creed's slightly hackneyed approach, My Own Prison is full of strong, memorable, tuneful songs (and numerous solid singles) coupled with compelling and dark emotions. Titles such as "Illusion," "Unforgiven," "What's This Life For," and "Torn" clearly peg Creed as dour introverts. But despite lyrics such as "Their souls are lost / Because they could never find / What's this life for," Creed is musically tight and dynamic, drawing on melodies that are often moving and uplifting... in a depressing sort of way, of course. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Heavy --- inspirational --- clean and enjoyable = Creed

    So its been awhile since anyone has actually reviewed this or bought this CD for that matter (guessing), but I'll let you know how I feel about Creed's very first CD "My own Prison." I bought this CD around 2003 and I have to say I was completely moved by all the songs I've heard (via on the radio) and the songs I've never heard. There is so much good that can be said about My own Prison that I'm not sure I can find the words to explain.

    Scott Stapp is my favorite singer for Creed, my mom called him a Pearl Jam Imitator (at some degree I agree with her) but at least he doesn't completely try to steal off that great band by giving his voice a sort of edge that I've never heard in Pearl Jam. I have yet to purchase the other two CDs: "Human Clay" and "Weathered" but I guess I'll settle for the greatest hits. I was paitently awaiting CREED's next release, So you can say I was disappointed to hear that the latest CD "One Day remains" is not under the name of CREED but Alterbridge a--- shadow of a once great Christian band. Not to mention that they got rid of the lead singer replacing him with a guy who reminds me the drug-additic singer that was formerly the lead singer in Stone Temple pilots (now the singer for Velvet revolver -- not doing any better for that band) and the replacement guitarist for Jack Black's band in the movie "School of rock."

    I think its a shame that they're still using the trademark sound of Creed (which fooled me into thinking it was CREED when I first heard it, but the name and the singer quickly changed my mind with a fury that I did not feel since I watched the "Tomb Raider" movies.) with a bad singer in the lead, but enough of that.

    Creed's songs, I enjoyed very much. Some of my favorite songs were the following: 1). Torn - 4). Pity For A Dime -8). Sister - 2). Ode - 5). In America- 7). Unforgiven (save for one part in the song where Scott Stapp sings the verse that sounds as though he's saying "No more raping innocents,") -9). What's this life for? (this is a very moving song with a message I understand completely) are my absolute favorite tracks on the this CD and are on the top of my favorite Christian Rock music favorites. Tracks3). My own Prison - 6). Illusion - 10). One, are as moving as the others but they aren't my favorites. Which is not to implicate that they are bad, they're just missing the kind of energy the other tracks seem to possess. But all in all Creed's first CD is probably the best and strangely third favorite of their CDs. -----[a 5 out of 5]

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Start from an AWESOME BAND
    OK for starters I LOVE CREED! Ok now that being said I say this album is good and that I love the guitars performed by Mark are awesome. Some of there best songs come from this cd such as One, Torn, My Own Prison, Pity for a Dime, and my all time fav What's This Life For? Overall this cd is really good and Its there first cd so Scott does sound alittle weird just a tad bit. But as the band progresses his voice sounds alot better and so does everything else. Check this one out definately and YOU GOTTA CHECK OUT THERE NEXT ONE!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is a Prison Worth Being In...For The Most Part
    My Own Prison certainly has its weaknesses, but the general high quality of the songs on this album make it worth the money for most people. Here is a list of the tracks and my impressions of them:

    1.) Torn (10/10): An absolutely brilliant song that clocks in at just over 6 minutes. It's certainly a refreshing entry into a somewhat boring rock world.

    2.) Ode (8/10): Ode is a very fast-paced song with some fun verse and bridge guitar. The entire song is based on a very quick scale that guitarist Mark Tremonti plays at differing tones, and it works very well.

    3.) My Own Prison (8/10): One of Creed's singles off of this album, this track is good, but somewhat boring during the verses.

    4.) Pity for a Dime (8/10): Another very good song, with a sweet set of solos during the bridge. The song is also refreshing long, like much of the album.

    5.) In America (6/10): The chorus isn't very good, and the lyrics are only marginally interesting.

    6.) Illusion (3/10): Illusion simply doesn't measure up to the previous brilliance in this album. The chorus is horrible, the verses are boring, and the bridge is just painful to listen to.

    7.) Unforgiven (7/10): This song gets back to the good stuff. The bridge is excellent, and the lyrics are back up to snuff.

    8.) Sister (6/10): Sister is OK, but hardly what I was expecting based on the good introduction. The chorus is boring and the lyrics don't really say anything at all.

    9.) What's This Life For (9/10): Admittedly a very light-hearted, buttery little song, but the verse guitar is really good, and the chorus and ending are quite good displays for lead singer Scott Stapp's vocal talents.

    10.) One (10/10): Wow, what an ending. One will simply blow you away with its chorus and deceptively deep lyrics. It really saves the album from falling into the 2-3 range.

    The main weaknesseses of this album lie in the relatively disappointing middle tracks, the lack of quality of which is especially surprising given the excellence in the beginning of the album. The lyrics also might turn some off because they aren't really what you would expect from a rock CD. This isn't necessarily bad, but be forewarned.

    Prison's stregnths lie in the individual and collective talents of the band itself. Stapp's voice is unique and he can hit notes well. Brian Marshall's bass is well-done, and Scott Phillips drums his heart out on every song. Mark Tremonti's guitar embodies what is so great about the better tracks on the album. The combination of good solos and smarter-than-your-average-bear songwriting sets Creed apart from the mold, and the icing on the cake is the fact that most of the songs on the album beat the 4 minute mark. Musical excellence for such a period of time deserves to be recognized, especially in today's somewhat brain-dead rock world.

    If you want something fresh in your next rock album, Creed's debut album could be just what you're looking for. While there are certainly quite a few bad tracks on the album, the good songs simply outweigh the weak ones, and that is what makes My Own Prison worthwhile. ... Read more

    Asin: B000005B4T
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Make Yourself
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (26 October, 1999)
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    Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles--it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. "Drive" is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make "Battlestar Scralatchtica" aptly titled. "Nowhere Fast" is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of "Out from Under," which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Just another great g*y band!
    I have heard this album....like Red Hot Chilli Peppers??? Yeah, right---Red Hot Chili Peppers laugh when they heard these kind of sc***! "Drive" is an awful song!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Punchy, Soft, Loud, Smooth, and Everything Under the Sun...
    Incubus take their busy, maniacle, user-friendly sound (S.C.I.E.N.C.E), and strip it down to something more plausible for the basic ear.

    Make Yourself is truely a higher-point in the, "incubus-is-holier-than-thou" parade.

    Winding down off of their 1997 release, 'Science' incubus takes there busy-bodied nu-metal album to a softer extreme. Make Yourself takes off with an instantly single worthy track and ends just the same. Every song on the album is easily comprehendable and every bit as radioworthy as the actual released tracks.

    The incubus quintet really hit the ball out of the park with this album. Make Yourself could arguably be perfect in every way.

    Definitely a starting point for any incubus enthusiast.

    -Tim Cox

    5-0 out of 5 stars make yourself review
    Make yourself

    Incubus really surprised me with their album Make Yourself. I first heard their hit single "Drive" while I was in my car and it really gave me a calming mellow feeling. Their first album S.C.I.E.N.C.E was really kind of offbeat, and was more of a rap mixed with Goth. This album is very different. Their music isn't pop but not quite alternative, I would place it somewhere in the vicinity of rock. Their genre can't really be classified very well; it's a mix of Southern Californian rock with a bit of scratching and obviously doesn't ignore the good old electric guitar. I am positive that Incubus' music has grown since their first two albums, and I definitely like their new sound. They have shown lots of growth through each of their albums and Make Yourself is a great result of that growth. This album is great, not to mention Brandon Boyd's vocals are a treat in their own right. The rhythm, range, and delivery of his vocals are unlike anyone else on the radio today. The rest of the band is composed of three other musical geniuses, Michael Einziger, Alex Katunich, and Jose Pasillas.The album contains 13 songs, but I think only 12 are worth listening to. Songs 8 and 11 are slow ones, and really calm, and the others are fast paced, but not so fast that you want to stop listening. My favorite song on the CD is "Pardon Me" its just one of those songs you want to listen to when you're pissed, it starts off with a slow tempo and then all of a sudden just busts into head banging glory, its just amazing how fast Boyd can sing, and his range in the song is tremendous.The song I avoid is the tenth on the CD, it is considered instrumental but I would more appropriately classify it as boring, but maybe that's just me because I am not really into instrumental all by itself without vocals, so if you like instrumental then go for it.As Boyd says in "Consequence"... "Blink and you miss a beat keep one of your eyes open at all times". So take charge and seriously think about buying Make Yourself, I guarantee that you will love it.
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    Asin: B0000296JB
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Funk Metal    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rap-Rock    7. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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    The XXX-rated quartet Hoobastank arrives on this self-titled major-label debut as a nu-metal Weezer, though without anything as cheekily subversive as "Hash Pipe." The similarities lie more in Hoobastank's tight playing and vocal harmonies than in the overblown post-teen lyrics. In track after track, singer Douglas Robb is in crisis; whether he's intoning or yelp-rapping his words, they are never as articulate as the emergency-siren guitar of the punkish "Pieces." Even the grateful love song "Let You Know" is weighed down by an expectation of times "when I'm feeling like everything and -one is hurting me for something or other." Dude, get yourself a Popsicle. The album's 12-song sequence moves inexorably toward clichéd Limp Bizkit guitar riffs and one true change of pace, the spacy, Deftones-like "To Be with You." Unfortunately, its lyric is nothing more than a sensitive-guy attempt to convince a girl to "give in." Sweet. --Rickey Wright ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars I Used To Like Them...
    Dang, this sucks as much as "The Reason". All that Hoobastank try to do is pretend they're Incubus and add some generic nu metal sounds to their music. This is what I call a "hack talent artist", and there are many of those artists in this world. Hoobastank offers nothing new here. "Crawling In The Dark" might as well be called a ripoff of Incubus' "Pardon Me", but with a faster pace. "Running Away" is the kind of song that would have gotten the band signed to Wind-up records, the home of many Creed wannabes. "Remember Me" is just another carbon copy of "Crawling In The Dark". "Pieces" isn't that great either. I don't recommend this. Hoobastank has no original material to their music. I recommend you buy Incubus' "S.C.I.E.N.C.E.", as this is the album Hoobastank steals from.

    5-0 out of 5 stars awesome music !!!!!
    First of all hoobastank is one of my favorite bands, and I had heard some of the songs on this cd before I got it, and I expected it to be great, but not this great. Every song on this cd is really good and energetic. Here is how I rate the songs: CRAWLING IN THE DARK 10/10 REMEMBER ME 9/10RUNNING AWAY 9/10PIECES 10/10LET YOU KNOW 7/10BETTER 8/10READY FOR YOU 8/10UP AND GONE 8/10TOO LITTLE TOO LATE 7/10HELLO AGAIN 8/10TO BE WITH YOU 7/10GIVE IT BACK 9/10

    4-0 out of 5 stars Better than the sequal
    This debut album was great, better infact then 'The Reason' the newest album released by this young band. I am glad I purchased this album for this is the Hoobastank which is enjoyable to listen to and not a hinderance on one's ears. I liked every song and in this album the lyrics were not recycled.
    It was a shame the band could not build on this album, they had the foundations set in stone and yet somehow they messed it up. The songs Remember Me, Pieces, Ready for You and To Be with You are the pick of the CD. Overall and definitely the debut album was 100% better than The Reason. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005RIN4
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Punk-Pop    5. Rock   


    Days of the New
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (03 June, 1997)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Thinking ahead and behind
    Quality dirge, very 90's, plodding along in a heroin shuffle, Seattelish...zzzzzzzz!Struggling, languid, syrupy, sickly sweet.To answer some other observations, it does what it does... because the genre was already established.SOTN takes direct language and timbre' from AIC, or Nirvana, or Slush, or Sound...it's clearly evident.Not a problem, but not an innovation either.Art is innovation...the timing and influences of this effort does not qualify this as innovative.

    5-0 out of 5 stars this is their best
    i love this cd so alice in chains like and is soft with ruff edges
    i have to say that this cd isn't anything but great the acoustic
    guitars in it are awesome no one can do an album like this one
    too bad their other cds aren't like this

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Gem.
    This is simply a great rock album, and in my opinion one of the best of the 90's.This exclusively acoustic album was a nice change of pace, and was done to near perfection.The overall feel of this album is hard to describe.The majority of the songs have a very emotional feel to them, and the lyrics are some of the best I've heard, very poetic, very vivid (i.e. Whimsical, What's Left for Me).Many people label them as Alice in Chains wannabes, but I think they have a pretty unique sound in their own right.Give them a chance and you'll see. ... Read more

    Asin: B000002RBX
    Sales Rank: 17473
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


    Days of the New 2 (Green)
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (31 August, 1999)
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    These certainly are new days for singer-guitarist Travis Meeks. A mere 18 when his band's self-titled debut hit with singles including "Shelf in a Room" and "Touch, Peel and Stand," 1999 finds the 20-year-old frontman minus his former Days of the New band mates and plus a new female singer and lineup. These radical departures could easily have spelled disaster, but 2, a year in the making, is a surprisingly mature and powerful pastiche of classic-rock leanings mixed with the headiness of a modern Doors, some slight Southern accents, and the acoustic leanings of a Led Zeppelin. Neither as dark nor as vocally Pearl Jam-ish as the band's debut, this ambitious sophomore outing borders on the pretentious and self-indulgent at times, but is ultimately a triumph. Meeks plays most of the instruments, and the orchestral arrangements and vocals of 20-year-old Nicole Scherzinger work beautifully (especially on the buoyant "Bring Yourself") with the energetic acoustic guitars and varied and abundant aural accents. Not a singles-oriented outing, 2 presents a potent and emotive musical soundscape that's complex, spacious, and diverse.Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars you are all mis-shapen
    As my italian great grandfather would say, most people are very mis-shapen when it comes to this album.I'm a huge Days fan, a huge Tantric fan, and a huge Travis meeks fan, and i have to say this album ranks among my favorite of all-time.However, it did NOT deserve radio play; there were no single-worthy songs other than mayyybe, as a stretch, Tke Me Back Then or The Real or Not the Same.It may be true that on an overall basis, and a strictly guitar basis, the guitar is better on Days of the New's other 2 albums.It may also be true that Tantric's(the band that arose from the ashes of the original DOTN) guitar work is better and more interesting.however, it is also true that all of the aforementioned works are more radio-friendly and commerciall geared than Days II.Front to back, first minute to last, this album is impressive and fascinating.More impressive knowing Travis played all 3 standard rock instruments (guitar, drums, bass)on this album and was also fighting a budding Meth addiction.I can see this album arising in 20-30 years as THE underappreciated album of the late 1990's and early 2000's.Between the harmony with Nicole (female vocalist)and the awesome use of orchestra instruments, plus savvy and fascinating guitar interludes in the early part of the album, Travis hit the nail on the head.Almost a year ago i reviewed Tantric's sophomore effort, "After We Go".in that review, i said, and i quote, "Travis can keep the name, Tantric can take the talent."well, in hindsight, (and i know its 20/20) kicking Matt Todd and Jesse to the curb worked out for everyone sort of.the 3 outcasts formed a fairly popular, somewhat successful, fairly satndard rock band that i like a real lot and love seeing live.Travis made 1 unbelievable progressively astounding album and one saddeningly depressing, drug-induced but still genius album after the split, and even though his life is probly ruined at age 26 and hes stuck in the grasp of meth, he made (in my eyes) the most innovative, amazing, strikingly progressive album of the last 10 years in this, the Days of the New Green Album.Give it a listen and youll know what i mean.

    4-0 out of 5 stars great music, acoust at its best.............................
    I want to start off by saying that the best days of the new album is the first one, followed by days of the new 3, and coming in last days of the new 2. Guitar wise i think 2 is kind of slagging compared to the first record. But im not saying that it sucks, it is very good, and on this album i love all the instruments they used, like i dont know how to spell it but the zilaphone is great and my personal favorites on this album is real and weapon and the wound. Those two songs are two of the most well written songs i have ever heard. On a scale form 1 to 10 i'd give this album an 8 ,and i think anyone who is just into good acoustic music showld give days of the new a try bbecause there isnt really to many good singer,guitarist bands left.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Afraid to try it, but I'm glad I did.
    The original Days of the New was a great album.After the band broke up and the DJ's dis'd everybody in sight, I shied away from spending the bucks on their 2nd release.After all, isn't the music a result of the whole band's effort and not just one person's?Apparently not. No 2 is a great album and I'm sorry I waited so long to get around to buying it.It only took a couple of listens to get totally into it.I think the radio stations did everyone a big disservice by not giving more airtime. ... Read more

    Asin: B00000JWLU
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Days of the New III
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (25 September, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars damn
    this is one of the best albums ever made and i dont think they sound like alice in chains or pearl jam ,, travis meeks is a gifted guitar player, how do i know try learning how to play the whole 3rd album on your acoustic guitar,, you can never get it to sound just right, this is a good album to buy you definatley get what you paid for i i think any fan of good music should give it a try.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Travis Meeks' Concept album
    Not one to fade under criticism or even the loss of entire bands, Travis Meeks' third album under the continuous name "Days of the New" is a conglomerate of more of the same and glimmers of the odd.

    Gone are the Yes-esque synthesizers of the artsy Green, and this was not a particularly good move for Meeks.His debut album was scorned as a Nirvana clone factory only with acoustic guitars, so his departure with Green was welcomed with second glances if not quite open-arms.This time around he goes electric, filling his compositions with gritty blues solos and grunge chords.Far from dooming him, the choice doesn't quite help his vocal expression either."Die Born" showcases some nimble acoustic fingerwork but quickly ebbs into the usual power chords and clockwork belt spray of declarations.On the contrary, power houses like the stupid "Fighting with Clay" and the opening "Hang onto This" are instantly forgotten.Also peppered along the way are orchestral arrangements, but they too are a mixed bag.The concluding neo-classicism of "Never Drown" and "Best of Life" are pleasent but ultimately irrelevant and hyperbolic.Amidst the backdrop of what is essentially a post-grunge album (albeit a better than average one), such chances fall flat.Similarly, "Dancing with the Wind" is a potent composition for the first three minutes, mingling the orchestra with Meeks' strong voice, but it's far too long to maintain any emotion.Moreover, the silly chants sound straight out of "The Omen" and reveal that in the case of a closing track, less is sometimes much more.

    The high point of the album is the punctuating, deliberate "Dirty Road."Meeks' voice intermingles over itself like a wailing Chris Cornell amidst a wash of acoustic finery and soaring backings.The song swells and falls like a rolling tide, never allowing itself to crash down on the rocks through Meeks' defiant vocals.As preachy as a rock sermon, he growls, croons, and ultimately fights his way past camp.

    Not quite a visionary but a clear step above the Chad Kroegers of the world, Meeks drives the creative machinery but is no one man band.He has lofty aspirations and it's apparent in his musical vein.Some individuals can pull these off and force us into their world as Billy Corgan did with Smashing Pumpkins, but Meeks is sadly only as good as the band he possesses.His problem is that he fires the entire set he's working with at the conclusion of every "Days of the New" album.Corgan worked more or less member-stable within the confines of his quartet for a period of nine years and as a result was able to unleash formidable concept albums and bend the mainstream norm.It's unclear whether or not Meeks wants to change the world of rock, but his often gripping attempts at prog and art rock found on Green were showcases of his aim to rise above.

    The snake-charmer "Giving In" perhaps sums up the album best.The artistry is interesting, but the subject matter falters.The Red Album does not tell a story, chronicle a life, or deal with difficult subject matter.The lyrics reflect the usual disillusionment, angst, and multi-directional grudges, and though they fit well in certain cases, the album doesn't feel as if it knows where its going.Elements collide dangerously and simply dissipate elsewhere.Meeks certainly has a future in music, but in what direction and how promising that future is remains far from certain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great rock from Kentucky
    While some people may be skepicle about buying this, dont be. Pick it up today. Its an overlooked gem. Days of the New have come a long, long way from their debut album back in 1997. Back then, critics just wrote them off as another Alice in Chains clone trying to copy the Seattle grunge style. Its a real shame too. Many songs on this album are just different from everything else rock, and the lyrics show real emotion. This is like the journal or blog of Travis Meeks (the lead singer). While the album Days of the New II was highly experimentlal, and the first was just decent, but not highly original, rock, Days of the New III takes it all, perfects what they have been trying to do all along while adding a fresh new sound to it. It all works out here. By listening to this, you can tell Travis Meeks was a perfectionist, and this was the bands last album. The rest of the group just couldent get along with the lead singer and went on the form the unoriginal, generic rock band Tantric, which in my opinion is highly dissapointing. All in all, a great album. I wish I could hear more from them. Although this is about perfect, they had even more potential, and more experiments to go. This will do for now, though. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005O6K6
    Sales Rank: 5200
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock   


    Visual Audio Sensory Theater
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (28 April, 1998)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Gives me goose bumps
    This album is haunting to me. It just totally immerses you from the very beginning. I personally would not consider it industrial or gothic; it's kind of a mesh of both. It's so unique and amazing, it almost belongs in its own genre. The album is full of dark melancholy undertones mixed with very strong industrial-like beats. It has it all in my opinion; powerful, romantic, angry lyrics tied into this amazing music that gives you goose bumps every time you hear it. This is an album that you will crave to listen to over and over. Jon Crosby is an amazing vocalist and is extremely talented.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    I've been meaning to write a review for this album for a while now, but I didn't know where to start.

    Video Audio Sensory Theatre is one of those rare albums that you can play straight through and not want to skip around.It really is that good.It opens with the sounds of a large scale, foreshadowing the epic heights of sound and lyric that will come.
    Crosby sings with of a loose woman on the song "Dirty Hole" which such reverable audacity that he makes it sound beatiful.
    By far, the most intimate song on the CD is "Flames", with the lyrics "Just put me inside you/I will never ever leave."
    "Untitled" is just a great track on its own, with the Gregorian chants fitting in perfectly with the guitar rhythm.
    Gregorian Chants--that's another thing that I like so much about this album.Who would have thought to use that in their music except someone of such genius quality as Jon Crosby.
    The album is perfectly ended by "You", my personal favorite, a surreal, calming song to end an emotionally devouring album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite CD's
    I get inspired listening to VAST--very few artists out there could do this. 'The Niles Edge' is my favorite track...there is something about it that haunts me into loving it. The music gets me depressed, in an oddly good way. I enjoy it and hopefully others will too. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000062QH
    Sales Rank: 2984
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Pop    4. Post-Grunge    5. Rock   


    Music for People
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    With his 1998 debut, Visual Audio Sensory Theater, Vast's Jon Crosby unveiled his dark musical vision and gave an insight to a childhood spent learning classical music, listening to U2 and the Cure, and watching MTV. On Vast's follow-up, Crosby's adds to his debut's components a masterful understanding of how to use his gifts. For the majority of Music for People, he delicately balances morbid melodies with tender orchestration. Trombone and ethereal strings lift the downtrodden "Blue," while joyous, overblown hooks elevate the sinister "The Last One Alive." Crosby's balancing act accentuates his love for pure rock drama. Unfortunately, this passion can also be his undoing; his operatic barking on "Song Without a Name" is too grandiose to be taken seriously. In the main, though, Crosby's smoldering vocals, cryptic words, classical leanings, and twisted blend of rock and electronica posit Vast as U2's heavy-rock cousins. --Dan Gennoe ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars One Star for One Song
    I picked up this album hoping that a few tracks would sound like the brilliant "Land of Shame."Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that the remainder of "Music for People" was marginalized with a heavy orchestra and Creed-style vocals.I should have downloaded "Land of Shame" for a dollar, instead.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Vast-Music for People is great
    Though this album sounds much different than Visual Audio Sensory Theatre, it is indeed still a great album. All artists must proceed in life musically and artistically and this is a new direction for Vast. I enjoy and cannot stop listening to it. I love both this cd and their first and am awaiting Nude right now.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Who'da thunk it?
    I find it incredible a man so young as Mr. Crosby could have both the pain and the talent to create this masterpiece.My 14-year-old nephew turned me on to this work, and I must say, I'm much the better for the exposure.

    I'm amused at the reviewer who didn't hear U2 influence: my first listen had me thinking U2 sings Pink Floyd.Subsequent playings triggered thoughts of Revolver-era Beatles, REM and Collective Soul.The need for comparatives may be a failing of mine, but it doesn't interfere with my enjoyment of Mr. Crosby's work.If Classical music got him to this point, I say "study more!"I await his new work with much anticipation. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Hard Rock    4. Industrial    5. Pop    6. Post-Grunge    7. Rock   


    Rage Against the Machine
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (10 November, 1992)
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    Not since the days of the Clash and the MC5 has rock seen such political force as in the uncompromising debut from this L.A. quartet. Expanding the hip-hop/metal style of bands such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage tap the spirits of vintage Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with hardcore punk intensity and Public Enemy-style grooves. "Bombtrack" opens the LP with a shot of adrenaline and singer Zack de la Rocha's infuriated chorus of "Burn, burn, yes, you're gonna burn!" The intensity doesn't let up an inch on the militant "Killing in the Name" (with the inspiring chant, "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!"), the ultrafunky "Bullet in the Head," and the engrossing "Fistful of Steel." Tom Morello combines time-honored metal guitar riffs with sounds that suggest a hip-hop scratcher over a rhythm section that simply takes no prisoners. Intelligent and aggressive, this is unimpeachably one of the best hard-rock records ever made. --James Rotondi ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Rock Album of the 1990s
    Rage Against the Machine's self-titled, debut album was the definitive rock album of the 1990s and, more than any other album from its time, has influenced the mainstream rock genre as it flows through the airwaves today. Although Rage's influence on the evolution of rock music has generally been overlooked and understated by critics, if one were to analyze the current state of rock music, he/she would be hard pressed to argue that it could still be what it is today without Rage.

    Rage spawned the rap/rock revolution (for better or worse), infused rock music with intelligent social and political commentary at a time when the genre was severely lacking it, and helped rock music evolve to its current state. Listen to the entire album once, all the way through, and you will see why. An amazing band, with amazing musicianship, lyricism, and insight, Rage should go down in history as one of the most influential rock bands of its generation, although it seems as though the scope of its influence may always be overshadowed by other deserving bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Regardless, what's most important is that the music will always be there for us to enjoy, and the music can never lie.

    Trust me and the others who have taken the time to express their opinions on this album -- if you are a true fan of rock music, you owe it to yourself to own this album.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Liberal Propaganda
    This has got to be the worst type of music ever created. I am appalled at the amount of liberal garbage spewing out of the singer's mouth. Or should I say "Liberal Loonie". As a good conservative American, I go to church and abide by the law. I read a review by the "God Fearin Conservative Bill", and I agreed with every word he said. He did act a bit "exaggerative" though.

    Liberals will destroy this world that we conservatives worked so hard to build. With their crazy idea of "Social Programs" and "More Government", they will pollute the minds of the young ones.

    Also as a devout Mormon, I believe that men are superior to women. Women should serve their husband at all costs and be faithful, or else they will get a slap with my leather belt.

    Considering my side of the story, you can see how I view this album. Horrid and toxic to the ears. DO NOT BELIEVE ONE WORD THIS MAN SAYS!!! He is a demon and will not get to the Celestial Kingdom of Heaven.


    The album should be torched by all who own this album. Burn it and go to your local Mormon Ward for the real truth in this world.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a must have.
    Ok first of all, I'm very cautious on throwing 5 stars out. But this album, Rage's first album from 1992, deserves each bit of these 5 shiney stars for their debut album.

    First off, this is the best Rage album out there. It's obvious everything by Rage is good (even "Renegades" and they didn't even write those songs) but the self-titled debut stands out as the funkiest, most aggressive and most meaningful Rage album out of their catalogue. The songs are complex and well timed, each song is brilliant, each song is just as angry as the next(especially the closer, "Freedom" where Zach is absolutely screaming "freedom" from the bottom of his heart) and Tom's guitar playing is superb. This album probably shows Tom at his best, crazy unique solo's, great riffs, he's all over the place on this album. Tim's bass playing is excellent as well, funky, and aggressive, sticking tight with the drums (as the way it should be). The cover of this album means serious business as well, remember, this was Rage Against the Machine's first album, and looking at this cover added drama and suspense to who these guys were. You take a look at the cover and your first impression of this masterpiece is anger and (obviously) politics. What you hear, is what you get, violent, pissed off, meaningful, and straight from the heart. Especially with some lyrics, like Zach's veiw on "Fistful of Steel", "Silence, something about silence makes me sick, 'cause silence can bring violence sorta like a slit wrist."

    This is an excellent album, one of the best in alternative rock music. If you settle for this album now, you'll settle for it later. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Heavy Metal    4. Pop    5. Rap-Metal    6. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (25 April, 1994)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Album
    Ive read alot of reviews for 311's "music" Some of them pist me off! This is 311's best album!!1 I cannot stress that enough. the best song in my opinion is Hydroponic. The newer stuff doesnt even compare to this album. Escpecialy Evolver which is by far (and i hate to say this cause i LOVE 311) their worst album. I own everyone except evolver it sucks. 311 is about making good fast-paced music with ketchy lyrics that kick ace. And anybody who dises on transistor should have there head examined.But i digress. Music is their best work to date. By this album and dont let it out of your site!!! 311 rulez!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars 311's Finest Work
    I have been a fan of 311 for about four years now, and unfortunately, I was unable to locate this CD until a few months ago. To state it simply, this is 311's best arrangement of music. In my opinion, it contains their most unique and original music as well as some of their most complex. "Visit" is one of the best 311 songs of all time. "My Stoney Baby" is also one of my personal favorites from 311. If you are a 311 fan, then beg, borrow, and steal for this CD. Casual fans may not like the different sound as opposed to their newer songs. However, if you have a bit of sense, then you'll enjoy this CD.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome-wo!
    This was the third 311 CD I had bought sence I've only been a fan for a year or half. But this Cd was greaat!! The rythem changes and voals were amazing. Especialy P-Nut's(bass player) superve funk-slapp bass playing. S.A(vocals) and Nick Hex(vocal) rap interchangable voices were really cool. And the guitar was perfect, heavy riffs when needed and light reggea-funk tunes at the right moment. Overall this CD was AWESOME! ... Read more

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    Sales Rank: 11740
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (12 July, 1994)
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    Starting where Holland's Urban Dance Squad left off--thrash rock coupled with hip-hop beats, rapping, and Jamaican-style toasting--311 found their own voice on 1994's Grassroots. Here they prove to be an estimable groove machine on cuts such as "Applied Science" and "Omaha Stylee," blending turntable moves and ska rhythms like a kinder, gentler Fishbone. Avowed stoners, they dip into noodly Grateful Dead territory on the jammy "Taiyed," touch on Meters-style funk in the sleek "Grassroots," and echo the Bad Brains on the rasta-metal mosh "Salsa." Their dub-rock lexicon is spoken by the likes of Sublime, Limp Bizkit, and Sugar Ray--players in a rock genre of which Grassroots is a modern classic. --James Rotondi ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars I dont feel like registering
    Best album of any genre of music i've ever heard. Great guiar riffs, amazing solos, killer bass, great drum beats, and even a little d.j.ing by SA. Best songs are...

    1. Six
    2. Applied Science
    3. Homebrew
    4. Nutsymtom
    5. Omaha Syylee

    3-0 out of 5 stars 311 - 'Grassroots' (Capricorn)
    These Omaha natives return with their second CD.Keep in mind this was my first listen to the group.311 hit me like sort of a cross breed of,say The Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.Tunes I liked best were "Lucky",the hard-hitting "Silver","Salsa" and "Six".Still never got to see this act live as they often get booked in the medium to larger venues anymore when they tour.Might appeal to fans of Sugar Ray,Sublime and maybe Rage Against The Machine.A decent find.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 311 has Grass Roots. This album is amazing
    AHHHHH the sweeet sound of 311's best album Grassroots. When the boys of 311 came out with this album in 1994 they really hit the jackpot. This cd is such a great album to party to, to chill to or do whatever. It's very polished for a sophomore album too. Includes classics like Omaha Stylee, Homebrew, Lose and 1,2,3. here's a track by track analysis:

    1.Homebrew (5/5) one of the best on the cd. great melodic opener!!

    2.Lucky (5/5)just as good as homebrew

    3.Nutsymptom (4/5)A great song jsut doesn't do as much for me as the prior two songs. a real headbanger and like the weird intro b4 it breaks rite into SAs rapping.

    4.8:16AM (5/5)Wow a layed back chilling masterpiece

    5.Omaha Stylee (5/5) My sec fav song on the cd. long intro breaks into rocking melodic beat

    6.Applied Science (5/5) great beginning...mosh pit masterpiece..then a long but awesome drum solo followed by more rockin guitar and vocals

    7.Taiyed (5/5) i love the sound of the guitar in this song. great for chilling

    8.Silver (4/5) hard rocker..will get beginning riff stuck in your head for hours

    9.Grassroots (5/5) awesome song complete with a rockin beat and reggae beat

    10.Salsa (4/5) good song

    11.Lose (5/5) i love this song. i was obsessed with the nice laid back beat forever before i moved on the other songs. jsut an excellent tune.

    12.Six (5/5) aweomse melodic song. one of the best this album has to offer

    13.Offbeat Bare-ass (5/5) hardest song on the album. AWESOME. one of my favorite 311 songs

    14.1,2,3 (5/5) MY fav on the cd. 311 def saved the best for last in this case. Trippy chilling song with positive lyrics. great way to end a night of partying.

    This is one of 311 best albums if not their best. This is also a great cd to get anyone into 311

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    Through the Eyes
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Album By A Great Band
    Two years ago, I was recommended Flaw by a friend who liked the nu-metal genre, and I do not have any regrets. The best song on the record is the opener, "Only The Strong". It slays bands like Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit. "Payback", the first single, is a decent track, but it sounds like a radio anthem. "Whole" is another great track, as it tells about the passing of the lead singer's mom. It's really touching and brutal at the same time. The whole album is great. Great for fans of Korn, Disturbed and Slipknot. If you hate nu metal, you'll hate this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Through The Eyes
    I wrote a review for this album almost a year ago. I gave it five stars. In the last year my tastes have expanded VERY much, Ive gotten out of the nu-metal scene and into mainly metalcore, thrash metal and death metal. But my opinion on this album remains the same. This is a highly emotional nu-metal album that is delivered more than competently when compared with the KoRns and Slipknots coming out every day today. They obviously put loads of emotion into what they do, and its apparent in every song. The musicianship wont blow your mind. Nothing too technical or innovative, but its actually sharper than alot of the other hard rock bands today. But the main attraction here is Chris Volz. Chriz Volz's vocals really steal the show on this album. He can sing very well- he has a singing voice that is quite similair to David Draimans, but is still very much his own. When he growls, every line overflows with emotion, and his singing voice and growl contrast eachother nicely. If Flaw has one problem, its the occasional clumsy lyric. Songs like My Letter and Whole have very good lyrics, but theres actually a line in the song Payback that goes "Guess what...you suck!". Okay, lets be serious. You can do better than that. But all in all, the lyrics are good. Simple, but good. If you listen to nu-metal and hard rock, I would say give this a shot. Or if you listen to metal and are bored with all of the watered down crap thats coming out on the radio these days, I would also give this album a try.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Through the Eyes
    This is definitely one of the best purchases I have ever made. This band, this album, is a pure gem. Chris Volz has one of the best singing voices in the world, only rivaled by Corey Taylor. This album is too good to describe. Unlike alot of bands, you can feel the emotion pouring out of the songs on Through the Eyes. I personally rank this album in my collection very high, up with Slipknot, Slayer, Pantera, Judas Priest, and Lamb of God. You can enjoy this band even if you don't like this genre of metal. Best songs are Only the Strong, Payback, My Letter, Whole, What I Have To Do (ONE OF THE BEST SONGS EVER CREATED), and Best I Am. If you don't own this, I strongly urge buying this album. ... Read more

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    Free City
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Only in hip-hop could a heretofore unknown from St. Louis haveenough clout to get his boys put on. Of course, if the recentlyanonymous individual is six-times-platinum-and-counting rapper Nelly, it's easyto understand why his longtime crew the St. Lunatics warrants somebuzz. Like Country Grammar,Free City brims with bass-driven, relatively sample-free,syncopated shake and a set of songs that celebrate cars, girls,partying, and making (and spending) cash. And, like CountryGrammar, they make a point of celebrating their local lifestyle,with songs like "Midwest Swing," in which Nelly declares "What youthink we live on the farm? N**** be for real / We got Benz, Rovers andJags, Hummers and Devilles." Granted, the Lunatics aren't deep lyricalthinkers, but for the hazy hot days of summer, there is a real appealto their bounce-heavy beats and drawling down-home vibe. --AmyLinden ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars st lunatics
    This album is an example of poorly put together music.Nelly is good but the rest of them suck really bad.I could rap better than some of the St. Lunatics.Production sucks and the lyrics are wack.Don't buy this album.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 0 stars
    I would give this album 0 stars if i could b/c this album doesn't live up to anying.ali, murphy lee, nelly and all of the st. lunatics are weak.they are not at all original and they are really boring.their flow is off and just everything is off, sorry st lunatics but better luck next time.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Weak
    This album is another example of a weak album.Nelly is good but the rest of the St. Lunatics are really really weak.The beats again are poorly produced and hooks are annoying and not creative.Out of all the songs on the album only about 3 or 4 are actually worth listening to.Don't waste your money on this album because it's just not worth it. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Gangsta Rap    2. Hip-Hop    3. Pop    4. Rap & Hip-Hop   


    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (01 February, 1994)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars BlackHawk
    The album called BlackHawk the band is Henry Paul, Dave Robbins and Van Stephenson are three men? The Musicians of the album are on the mandolin is Henry Paul, Eric Sliver & Mary Ann Kennedy.

    Van Stephenson, Eric Silver, Biff Watson, Dan Dugmore & John Willis are playing the acoustic guitars in the album and the song I like is 3. Every Once In A While.

    BlackHawk was their first album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars from front to back
    This is one of the few cd's I own that i will play front to back and back to front.If you like country in any form i suggest you get this one

    4-0 out of 5 stars Henry Paul
    Its amazing the talent that came from he band "The Outlaws" one of the best southern rock bands in history. I was impressed when i saw Backhawk on Austin city limits one night doing a remake of the Rollig Stones song " Wild Horses"--and im dissappointed they havent recorded it. Henry Paul is as good and talented as they come!! ... Read more

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    The Sky's the Limit
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars 'Blackhawk's fourth album soars( 4.5 stars)
    I have no idea what happened with their awesome third album, "Love And Gravity", as radio got lazy with giving thesingles 'Hole In My Heart' and 'Postmarked Birmingham' good airplay. Their fourth album, 'The Sky's The Limit' is a bit better than their third. Lots of solid material, with the trio writing some, yet not enough, as there's too many of other writers songs on here instead. 'Your Own Little Corner Of My Heart' is a song with a little thunder, a little speed, and the sweet blend of Henry Paul, Van Stephenson, and Dave Robbins vocals, which are so formidable together, there are hardly any others in the buisness that can match their voices as well as these three. My personal favourite they've recorded on this disc is 'Who Am I Now', a man without an identity after love walked out. Nice work with a homegrown mandolin collaborating with some shiny electric guitar. Amazing harmonies here. Henry Paul on 'In My Heart Of Hearts' is welcoming and earnest, and the song has a slow, nuturing feel with sincerety. 'The Last Time' is another good love song, as they play with different keys, making it the most diverse sounding. They aren't afraid to make this one more than a two or three chord tune. A surprise (and a first for them) is the steel guitar on the snappy ''When I Find It, I'll Know It.' Still up there, and more gutsy is the ganglin' 'Goin' Down Fightin'. This is a real go-getter. Robbins and Stephenson get stellar in the background as Henry Paul's unique hickory voice delivers. Again, that mandolin and electric guitar work like a charm on 'Nobody Knows What To Say'. Everybody will love 'There You Have It', and awe as Dave Robbins stuns us with his simple yet fantastic sweet love song, 'Always Have, Always Will'. Van Stephenson also takes the lead with a nice addition to the album, the self penned 'Think Again'. Gettin' grity and rockin comes 'Walkin On Water'. These boys know how to rock. Sadly, Van Stephenson passed away after their Greatest Hits followed this album, and will be missed very much. The band has continued to record/tour, with the spirit of their good friend and partner right with them.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD
    In my opinion, this is by far the best BlackHawk CD ever. I'm a huge BlackHawk fan, and after I heard "Your own little corner of my heart", I became a mega fan, you might say.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My family and I saw you at the Showhegan State Fair in Maine
    We enjoyedthe show you all gave us.I have a sister that I took with me that is very slow but she loves country music more then I ever do and I thought you all would like to know that she loved you all.we tryed to getan autograft at the show but we did not ever get near you all.My sisterwas up set.My mother and her loved your new songs you played there I tryto get the online number you gave everyone and could not fine it.Thereview was they love ya.I liked it a lot for country music.I listen torock mostly be I will come to see you all again if you all come back toMaine. ... Read more

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    Hybrid Theory [Japan Bonus Tracks]
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Mistake Me
    Don't mistake me. Linkin Park rules. While all the additional songs are great, is it really worth [the money]? What the hell?!?! I bought it for [less](okay, I bought it in Asia). 5 extra tracks (Papercut live, Points of Authority live, A Place for My Head Live, My December, and High Voltage) may be worth an additional [amount] for the rich hard-core Linkin Park fan, but downloading it off the net would be a lot cheaper.
    My December is somewhat like a very slow In the End, but gets tedious if you listen to it everyday. High Voltage is the blacksheep of the album, totally unrock like, but very catchy and fast pace. The live tracks are basiclly distorted versions of the original that is either annoying or else refreashing. Overall, this is an excellent album that is way over-priced.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Money
    Great CD I love the 2 xtra tracks but is it really worth about $50 for 2 track I mean seriously go buy the My December single for $7.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Additional Tracks! Great CD!
    At first, Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" sounded like just another modern rock group but when "Crawling" was released, I was urged to check out this CD, in which it included some non-album songs and some live performances...Surprisingly, if this is your first time to buy an LP record, (and good news to parents too!) this alternative band never swore in their albums..I admire Mike Shonda the most, because he was able to balance his vocals and the strong, very strong vocal chords of Chester Bennington (check out My December).

    1) Papercut- DJ Hahn showed off his skills on the turntables on this third single.. One of my favorites.

    2)One Step Closer- Personally, I didn't really like this song that much but the combination of Chester and Mike's aggressive voices were extremely off the hook!

    4) Points Of Authority- Another great loud track. This is much better than One Step Closer...Great music by DJ Hahn.

    5) Crawling- This is certainly the best song ever! This is one of the haunting rock songs I've heard (next to "Iris" of course).. the music was just breathtaking. Chester's harmonious voice on the first stanzas and breaking it in the chorus was awesome.

    6) Runaway- Another loud track..I'm still listening to it.

    8) In The End- Obviously, Linkin Park's chart-topping song but I had enough of it...The catchy keyboard tune and the alternate singing of Chester and Mike was well done.

    12) Pushing Me Away- One of the best tracks..Hope the DJs on the radio will play this track.

    17) My December- The second best track to Crawling.. Contrast to the band's music, My December's music was not really a rock song...It ultimately concentrated on keyboards and turntables..Slow, catchy track.

    The other tracks that were obviously good were the other 3 live performances.

    Overall, this is a great record and you're truly lucky if you haven't bought the first one. ... Read more

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    Paint the Sky with Stars:The Best of Enya
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    New Age diva Enya first became widely known when her 1988 album Watermark sold 4 million copies and launched the single "Orinoco Flow." Her follow-up, Shepherd Moons, was even more successful, selling over 10 million copies despite its slightly lower grade of ethereal enchantment. In 1997 she released Paint the Sky with Stars, an assortment of her best work from these two early albums plus gems from 1995's The Memory of Trees and the soundtrack to the BBC series The Celts. The most melodic and atmospheric examples of Enya's lovely Celtic-flavored songwriting shine on this disc. Those unfamiliar with the former Clannad member will find charm in such sweet lullabies as "Marble Halls" and "China Roses" while delighting in the more energetic "Book of Days," "Storms in Africa," and "Caribbean Blue." Overall, an outstanding collection from an artist who gives New Age a good name. --Karen Karleski ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great
    A great collection of Enya's best new age songs.Gives you that ethreal feeling that most of her hit songs are able to give you.A great collection of songs for anyone to listen to.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Most of her best, but not all
    There is a difference between 'best' and 'greatest hits', in my opinion. No doubt Enya's music is as soul-stirring to everyone else as it is to me, so I feel the need to defend some of Enya's less well-known songs.

    On this collection, there are too many airy-choir songs (anywhere is, only if, china roses) that don't do a lot for me. Beautiful, of course, but a lttle too trademark. Seemed as if they were catering to what they felt will sell instead of putting her true best on the album.

    I think her 'best' should have included songs like 'The Longships' and 'Lothlorien'. Not chart-toppers, but excellent pieces of creativity. Her instrumentals are every bit as great as her vocals--original, captivating, inspiring. Still, far as compilation albums go, this is probably the best I've heard. Thoroughly satisfying.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Intro To Mehdi
    I've always enjoyed Enya and this album is no exception, but while reading some of the customer recommendations posted on this page I discovered an Group by the name of Mehdi (pronounced meddie). After searching online I found (SoothingMusic.Com) and listened to the samples...
    I was instantly blown away by the quality of this music and so I gave it a try and now that I have listened to these CDs several times I really must say that although I'm still an Enya fan I find Mehdi's instrumentals to be a nice addition to her CDs. Instrumental Heaven by Mehdi is just awesome. I have them both in my multi-disc CD player and love the way they compliment each other. I highly recommend that you give this artist a try or atleast just go listen to the samples, I have a feeling you'll be glad you did.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative    2. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Alternative Pop/Rock    4. Celtic New Age    5. Celtic Pop    6. Contemporary Celtic    7. Contemporary Instrumental    8. Ethnic Fusion    9. New Age    10. New Age / Meditation    11. Pop   


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