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    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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    The multiplatinum kings of MOR nu metal have gotten a bit more aggressive and intense--to fine effect--on some of Weathered's 11 stellar, radio-friendly tracks. For those who prefer the soft side of singer/stud Scott Stapp and his cohorts, there are the melodic and soaring "Hide" and "Don't Stop Dancing." But more interesting is "Bullets," which finds Stapp raging before a surprisingly heavy and intense musical backdrop. Other highlights include the Seattle-sound throwback "Freedom Fighter," the Zeppelinesque "Who's Got My Back," and the disc's first single, "My Sacrifice." The effects-laden, passionate "Signs" contrasts nicely with the laid-back, world-weary title track and "Lullaby." Ultimately, Weathered gently expands the seemingly fail-proof formula. --Katherine Turman ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Creed's Not Religious! They're A Bunch Of Devil Worshippers!
    Not to mention an even worse agonizing venom that they've going against them, which is that Creed's already extremely formulated songs--so much so that they're punishing--subordinate repeatedly to the most tormentingly rehashed structures. First, disinterestedly, some indifferent feedback penetrates. Then, Tremonti comes with the most uninspiring chord, which also sounds immoderately feeble because Creed apparently mistreat their production values also. Next is the drummer, exhaustively striking his kit in the precisely same, unoriginal, weary beat which he's apparently been persecuted by Scott Strapp-on to do. FINALLY, after the self-righteous delays have started, Strapp-on injuriously "contributes" his burdensomely stressed concentration on falsely crushing each oppressive note in the style of 1991-1998 PJ. This reflects pessimistically on Strapp-on, who appears uncomplimentary fat and red-faced as he repugnantly attempts to belt out Vedder's style!!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Eddie Vedder Called...
    ...and he said this: "Excuse me, but I would like my songbook back please, AND my leather jacket from 1992, because I'll expect to see you in court for copyright infringment on Thursday."

    No wonder. Out of all the crappy imitation grunge bands that took over pop radio in the 2000's, Creed is by far the worst. I swear to God that this sounded like Pearl Jam when I first listened to them. Seriously, why did Creed rewrite Pearl Jam's "Ten" THREE TIMES? I mean, this CD sounds exactly identical to "Human Clay". And grunge died in 1994 after Kurt Cobain killed himself. Let's all rejoice that we will not have to put up with this crap anymore since it's been about a year since Creed split up last June.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless...
    While Creed had it's huge fans and it's huge haters, you can't dismiss the talent both musically and lyrically this band had.Weathered shows us that music can be strong, deep, angry, soothing, and memorable all at the same time.From the metal-like moments of "Bullets", to the acoustic guitar in "Lullaby".This album is musically flawless.The words within these songs are excellent.While Creed's first two albums may have made you think or feel, Weathered's lyrics touch you."My Sacrifice" is a great example of that.The bottom line is, Creed will be forever known and loved by the millions of fans they had.Whether you love em or hate em, their music will be heard for many years to come.... ... Read more

    Asin: B00005OM4M
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock   


    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (20 November, 2001)
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    Detroit-bred rocker/rapper Kid Rock has reason to be "cocky," as 1998's multiplatinum Devil Without a Cause established the multifaceted artist with the Southern rock influences as a generally likable braggart able to back up his boasts musically. Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker backup band also spawned a successful solo career for DJ Uncle Kracker, who wrote songs for--but whose turntables aren't on--Cocky. With a little help from fab friends, including actor David Spade, and musicians Sheryl Crow and Snoop Dogg, Cocky covers a mélange of styles, from rap to country, utilizing organ, pedal steel, and harp as well as metallic guitar solos. Ultimately, though, the 14 songs are schizophrenic and not always successful: on "Lonely Road of Faith," Kid Rock turns in a anthemic ballad nearly worthy of Lynyrd Skynrd, whose "Freebird" he samples in the laid-back R&B-flavored "You Never Met a Motherf**ker Quite Like Me," while Crow's vocals on the gentle, country tune "Picture" and the plodding "Midnight Train to Memphis" contrast with the metallic riffs of "I'm a Dog," the nasty "sex rhymes" of"WCSR," and the rapped boasts of the narcissistic title track. Cocky? Indeed. Commendable? Dubious. --Katherine Turman ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this guy's work! My favorite CD right now!!
    Yeah, I'm over forty and mostly a classic rock fan. One of the employees at the company I own knows I'm a rocker. He walked up to me, handed me this CD, and told me to listen to it. I did, and I WAS BLOWN AWAY!! I am now a huge Kid Rock Fan. I went right out and bought all his stuff.

    Rock is talented and full of variety--hip-hop, hard rock, southern rock, and country. I will always buy everything this guy puts out!

    What can I say? I cruise around in my black Escalade EXT with this CD crankin' on the stereo. I love it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good rock/hip hop album
    yo listen to this cd is bangin no one could do it better than the kid in the genre.he raps he rocks ,he is even pimping with girls ,he is tight ,but he is missing more guest like some of the tighest rappers out there like the doctor

    5-0 out of 5 stars American BA thank you!!
    Bobbi , where were you when I was 18 dude!! yeah it's me again The ROCK HOUND and still can't wait for your next one after ROCK. Can't thank you enough for this one had to go replace the one I bought when it first came out wore it out..your range of talent and fun go beyond anything I grew up with, well Chuck Berry was fun, always ZZ Top. BUT YOU- WOW!!! put it all together for me, oh what a ride it has been!!!VOO DOO was great, but Bobbi I miss that smile..still havin' fun? Can't wait for the next tour date in CA, see ya then and I thank you.... ... Read more

    Asin: B00005R2IN
    Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Pop    3. Rap-Metal    4. Rap-Rock    5. Rock   


    International Superhits!
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (13 November, 2001)
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    Green Day takes the title International Superhits literally,offering a no-surprises compilation of all the songs that made a big dent oncommercial radio. From the pop-punk heroes' breakthrough album Dookie ("Longview," "Welcome toParadise") through Insomniac ("Brain Stew"), Nimrod ("Good Riddance [Time ofYour Life]"), and Warning("Minority"), if a record produced a hit, that song is on this album. There areonly two new tracks on the Superhits (both recorded a couple of monthsbefore the album's release)--the spazzed out rock & roll singalong "Maria" andthe puppy-dog love of "Poprocks & Coke." Because International Superhitsdoesn't pull from Green Day's early EPs and Lookout albums or offer any livevariations, though, this album is really only one for the serious-mindedcollectors who don't want to skip past a single Green Day release.-- Jennifer Maerz ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars SAY THIS REVIEW HELPED-o yea the cds good

    1-0 out of 5 stars god, how unrealistic
    i would have given this 0 stars but taht unfourtuantley wasnt an option. i am going 2 give a review on teh songs i remembered somehow but they are all really bad. Spiderman just wouldnt approve of the lyrics and vocals.
    1) Maria. 0/10
    This song just goes on about a lady called Maria. i dont understand it. y o y???????

    2) poprocks and coca cola
    the title doesnt appear in any of teh song. i just didnt approve of the title becuase of its refrence 2 the drug caffine.

    3) Longview
    My mummy was outraged when she heard some the lyrcis 2 this song. she wouldnt tell me wot one of the words meant. i mean, if u no wot paradise is plz let me no.

    4) welcum 2 new york
    i didnt understand y he is dssing al my home bois in new york. i mean, spiderman lives tehre doesnt he!!!

    5) basket case
    i think this song is a bad influence. when i saw the title at first i got all excited because i thought it wud be about baskets and how he is tryin 2 decorate one but cant quite get the rite colour of linen.

    i cant b botehred to right anymore. So, 2 a message 2 every1 out there. DONT BUY THIS FRIGGIN ALBUM!!! u r wasting ur money. buy the spiderman sountrack. no not the hip new modern version, the good ol' one. Spider man.. spiderman.. does wotever a spider can...

    Yours sincerely,

    Fu King

    Cumign 2 u from Japan.

    peace out...........



    5-0 out of 5 stars Great compilation.
    "Maria" and "Poprocks and coke" are the last decent songs that Green Day recorded before the dreadful "american idiot".

    What a shame sfter this Green Day have become so "in the" mainstream and poppy after this. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005OSZE
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Punk Revival    4. Punk-Pop    5. Rock   


    Word of Mouf
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 November, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Word of mouf
    I remember this album when I was in the 9th grade. I love this album and it is off the chain. This album shows how much he has grown after his debut. With this album,the world can soon forget about learning country grammar, because Luda is speaking an entirely different language. This album has been certified 3x Platinum. Remember,this was 2001-2002.

    5-0 out of 5 stars best luda album period.
    ludacris is one of da best and the my title says it all. if u dont have this get it. NOW! im demandin u to.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It be good album.
    Luda is pimpin and gangsta. Luda be very funny. I be very funny. AL be very funny.I-20 is good. Luda is better than I-20. Both be good rapper. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005R8EL
    Sales Rank: 2519
    Subjects:  1. Dirty South    2. Pop    3. Pop-Rap    4. Rap & Hip-Hop    5. Southern Rap   


    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (30 October, 2001)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars nice
    nice CD cool beats songs like Welcome To Atlanta pick it up

    1-0 out of 5 stars INSTRUCTIONS : AVOID THIS GARBAGE!!!
    This guy is the biggest joke in hip hop today.All of the songs on this album sound ridiculous and boring.The beats could of been made by a second grader and as well as the lyrics.All of the songs are about bling bling,cars,champaigne and how he's the richest guy on the block.He is a prime example of the very sad state that hip hop is in today.Anybody with half a brain will avoid this album at all costs.DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE!!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars ....
    I have never really been a JD fan, but I decided to give him another chance when I got this CD. And I still understand why I didn't like him from the beginning. His flow is too commercial for my liking and his verses are focused on materialistic things. One up side to the album, however is the beats. They are some really good beats, but too bad they are wasted on this trashy album.

    JD should stay away from rapping and stick to producing. There are only two really good songs on the album, Welcome To Atlanta & Hate Blood. And neither of these songs are good because of Dupri.

    There are some really good people featured on the album, and that makes the CD twice as dissappointing. JD - you need to improve your rapping or just give up altogether. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005OWEK
    Sales Rank: 94909
    Subjects:  1. Hip-Hop    2. Pop    3. Pop-Rap    4. Rap & Hip-Hop    5. Urban   


    The Great Depression
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 October, 2001)
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    Despite the overwrought production and excessive use of trite catch phrases that typifies the output of today's corporate rap elite, Dark Man's innate raw power can't be masked. Had he fallen off, The Great Depression would be considered an amazing comeback, but since X's reputation is intact and it's hip-hop as a genre that's floundering, the album serves as an antidote to the flood of insipid hip-hop/R&B combinations and "Oochie Wally"-isms that clog the airwaves. Standout tracks include the riot-inducing "Who We Be" and the dead-on "Shorty Was Da Bomb." Even the lesser tunes are dope. On first listen, Depression's most accessible song, "We Right Here," comes off as mindless radio fodder, but its blunt chorus quickly grows on you. The album's centerpiece, "I Miss You," is a genuinely personal composition built around a universal theme. Here, DMX's lyrics and delivery invite the same favorable comparisons to Tupac Shakur that he received earlier in his career. --Rebecca Levine ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars My Only DMX album, also his best
    I got this Cd by my brother on my birthday. i and i was really impressed.

    Best out of 5

    #1: INTRO
    #2: 5/5
    #3: 5/5 (proably the best song)
    #4: 4/5
    #5: 5/5 (i love this one)
    #6: 4/5
    #7: 3/5
    #8: 3/5
    #9: 4/5
    #10: 5/5 (Deep Song)
    #11: 4/5
    #12: SKIT
    #13: 5/5
    #14: SKIT
    #15: 4/5
    #16: SKIT
    #17: 5/5 (long song)

    4-0 out of 5 stars His 4th solo is another 4.5 star album
    The Dark Man is back for the 4th time, 2 years after album #3 ("...And Then There Was X) to bring what we expect, another very strong album that is better than most of the ones from that year (2001).Probably his 2nd or 3rd best of his first 5 solo albums.Packed with 16 songs (3 come after track 17 so let it play), 15 of which he's on.Guests rap on the 3 bonus songs only, and sing hooks on 5 of the other 13 songs.Production is like most of his albums, upbeat and gangsta, and some more deeper feeling tracks, and some dark ones as well.Dame Grease does 4, Black Key, P Killer Trackz, Kidd Kola and Swizz Beatz all do 2 each, and Just Blaze does 1 (no one is credited for the bonus songs he is on).It has 2 near classics, 1 classic, 1 ok song and 1 I skip, with the rest being good or great songs.A must have hip-hop album.

    #2 - 8.5
    #3 - 9.5 (great beat -- f/ Dustin Adams)
    #4 - 8
    #5 - 8
    #6 - 9.5 (upbeat song -- f/ DIA)
    #7 - 6
    #8 - 8.5 (part 3 of "Damien")
    #9 - 9 (upbeat f/ Stephanie Mills)
    #10 - 10 (CLASSIC very deep song about his late Grandmom --- f/ Faith Evans)
    #11 - 7
    #13 - 9
    #15 - 9 (f/ Mashonda)
    #17 - 9 (deep song)
    BONUS #1 --- (Jinx, Loose, Big Stan, Kashmir ---- freestyles over old DMX beats -- no X on this one)
    BONUS #2 - 8 (f/ Mysonne & Drag-On --- titled "They Don't Want No Problems")
    BONUS #3 - 8.5 (f. Mic Geronimo & Big Stan ----titled "Sh!+'s Still Real")

    b. Earl Simmons --- 12/18/70 --- b. Baltimore, MD moved to Yonkers, NY


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    4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of energy, intense and entertaining!
    I still think that this is one of DMX's best albums.Most of the songs average in the 4:30, 4:40 and 4:50 to 5 minute range, but DMX tears it up all over this album.He sounds angry on many of the songs.We Right Here has to be the catchiest DMX song to date, with its naggingly catchy chorus and very hooky beat! It starts out Puffy like in the beginning, then goes back to DMX's own thing. The keyboards and heavy jacked up beats matched with DMX's screams and hollers are what drive this song.Another song that stands out is Who We Be with its own stomping funky sound too.A few numbers have rock guitars on it and DMX actually sounds good with his raps over that rawer sound. I liked the one he did with Stephanie Mills--they both sound good on that song. The album cover shows a starker, dark side of New York--very impressive art direction of it. This rivals well with his first two albums because the aggressiveness of this one is so over the top. A dynamic rap album in every sense of the word from one of the best New York-based rappers. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005O6IR
    Subjects:  1. East Coast Rap    2. Hardcore Rap    3. Hip-Hop    4. Pop    5. Rap & Hip-Hop   


    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 November, 2001)
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    Arguably the most idiosyncratic MC in contemporary rap, Busta Rhymes flaunts his musical genius on his J Records debut. "Break Ya Neck," an uptempo headbanger produced by the good Dr. Dre, features Busta flipping his trademark rapid-fire delivery over some postmodern beats. The Neptunes lace Busta with some spacey heat-seeking rhythm tracks on "What It Is," featuring Kelis, while on "As I Come Back" Busta unleashes some potent dungeon-dragon roars and Jamaican-patois-inflected rhymes. Pedigreed knob twiddlers Pete Rock and Diamond D drop by to provide the dreadlocked wonder with some crisp beats and the first lady of the Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga, rips up some rhymes on "Betta Stay Up in Your House." Busta's clearly ditched the apocalyptic postmillennial musings heard on his last three studio albums for a more party-themed sound. Sure, he dabbles in a little bit of dorkery by enlisting the talents of P. Diddy on "Pass the Courvoisier," but all in all his eclectic rhymes and the plethora of wildly unpredictable beats makes Genesis a keeper. --Dalton Higgins ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars not enjoyable
    it was hard for me to like this album and ive tryed to but its just that awful. i bought this album back in 02 and i was thinking, hey its bustas new album maybe its good. i was wrong. the only songs i liked was shut em down 02, Break yo neck, what it is, and pass the corvosier. all the others were trash. i recommend getting anarchy over this or some old rap albums like pac and old mobb deep

    4-0 out of 5 stars The new genesis for Busta
    Both "Anarchy" and "E.L.E: The Final World Front" have achieved greater appreciation and success, than "Genesis" in the long term. However, I believe "Genesis" to be ranking ties with the best Busta Rhymes releases to date. On this album Busta maintains his style and his image completely, but the production is partially left to the Neptunes and Dr. Dre himself, so the musical side of the album is way above average. Also, Busta's successful change of record label, prior to the release of "Genesis" has abviously left its positive mark on his work, because it is loaded with energy and humor all the way through. There are only a couple of tracks that sound wack and merely annoying, the prevailing remainder is of highest Busta Rhymes quality.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GENESIZ 4EVER
    Plyta jest wprost znakomita!!!!!!!!Nie ma co mowic wiecej,jest zajebista!!!!!!!!!!!!Najlepsze sa utwory produkcji Dr.Dre i takze piosenka razemz Flipmode Squad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lepiej aby w tej wytworni zostal tu na zawsze heheheeeehehe ... Read more

    Asin: B00005Q4PE
    Subjects:  1. East Coast Rap    2. Hip-Hop    3. Party Rap    4. Pop    5. Rap & Hip-Hop   


    Big Boi and Dre Present...Outkast
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (04 December, 2001)
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    Following their ascension from the Atlanta music scene in 1994, Outkast have spent the greater part of a decade creating innovative and challenging music that disproves the persistent rumor of hip-hop's imminent demise. That's because Andre 3000 and Big Boi are artists of the first order. Coming off a run of four critically acclaimed albums, plus a successful collaboration with their extended clan, the Dungeon Family, Big Boi and Dre present a collection of their greatest hits, which includes three previously unreleased tracks. Highlights among the older material include the original (non-album) version of their first-ever single, "Playa's Ball"; ATLiens' "Elevators"; the spoken-word dub-funk of Aquemini's "Spottieottiedopalicious"; and "B.O.B", the song that caused Stankonia to enter mainstream territory. The new songs are of the same high caliber and should be a good enough reason for die-hard fans to pick this CD up--there's no such thing as too much Outkast in your collection. --Rebecca Levine ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Hits before The Love Below/Speakerboxx
    "Greatest Hits" from Outkast includes all of the best songs from the Atlanta boys, spanning from 1994 to 2001. In those seven years, the boys released a lot of hit songs that have thwated the rumors that hip hop music was in a decline. This is a good album to pick up for the hits.

    If you want their most successful singles and hits, this is the album to pick up. Everything from "Players Ball" to "The Whole World", their newest single (at the time), is included. The songs are not in chronological order, so it's hard to track the evolution of this wonderful hip-hop duo, but you can definitely tell them trying new, challening things in their evolution from "Players Ball" to "The Whole World". It goes from raw to progressive, but the rhymes and rhythm never flounder.

    Some of the biggest hits and most well known songs that are included are "Ms. Jackson", "Rosa Parks", "So Fresh and So Clean", "B.O.B.", and the two songs mentioned above. There are other great songs included, but unfortunately album tracks and lesser-known singles were not included. As great (and some might argue better) as these songs are, the material included on the album and the title ("Greatest Hits") help it avoid any deduction of points.

    Another refreshing thing about this album is how Dre and Big Boi are on the same page. That seems to disappear on "Love Below/Speakerboxx". I feel that they are stronger when they are on the same page. Also this album lacks the glossy, over the top feel that their newest album has. I feel that "Greatest Hits" shows Outkast evolving to their prime, "Love Below/Speakerboxx" with them on top, and now their slow descent. Hopefully I'm wrong, because I love their music, and think hip-hop could benefit from their influence. But after listening to "Greatest Hits", you can't help but think they could get better than this. Not even "Love Below/Speakerboxx" is on the same plateau. A hip-hop classic and a must to any diverse music collection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best outkast cd eva!!
    First of all, Outkast is really talented.Both Big Boi and Andre 3000 are OHSO good at rapping, singing, writing songs using their views in them (B.O.B, Rosa Parks...).However, this is (by far) my favorite Outkast cd.They had a lot of hits on that cd...I loved Intro, Funkin' Around, Ain't No Thang, So fresh so clean, Rosa Parks, The Whole World, Aquemini, B.O.B, and Ms. Jackson.This cd has SUCH great songs on it and I REALLY recommend buying it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars OH YES! FINNALLY DECENT MUSIC!
    I have a few favorite artists, but on the best one is outkast. They had a mixture of old & new hits. These are my favorites song in my favorite order
    1. The whole world
    2. Rosa Parks
    3. So fresh, So clean
    4. Ain't no thang
    5. Git up, Git out
    6. B.O.B.
    7. Ms. Jackson
    8. Funkin' around ... Read more

    Asin: B00005RIJQ
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Rap    2. Dirty South    3. Pop    4. Rap & Hip-Hop    5. Southern Rap   


    Orange County
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (18 December, 2001)
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    The nouveau Orange County, California, punk legacy kick-starts the soundtrack to Jake Kasdan's updated teen-hell comedy. The Offspring's newly recorded "Defy You" energetically explores their roots, and Social Distortion offer a live version of their trademark "Story of My Life." But that OC focus quickly gives way to a broad, buoyant collection of punk and hip-hop-inflected pop that includes a Green Day-ish new track by Foo Fighters ("The One") and equally hooky cuts by Cake, Lit, Bad Ronald, Quarashi, and Crazy Town. The album's emotional and musical shadings come courtesy of Pete Yorn's subdued "Lose You," the acoustic "Under the Tracks" by Creeper Lagoon, and Phantom Planet's anthemic "California," as well as a welcome pair of tracks ("Lay Down Burden," "Love and Mercy") by original SoCal Sound legend Brian Wilson. First pressings of the album also include a four-track bonus disc with songs by Zebrahead (the appropriate "O.C. Life"), Ill Kidd, the Ataris, and Riddlin' Kids. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Soundtrack
    When I saw the movie Orange County, it immediately became one of my favorite movies. I decided to get this soundtrack, mainly because I enjoyed the songs from the movie. I got everything I expected, and more. There is not a bad song on here, and the music on this ranges from rap to pop to punk. This is like the perfect mixtape. This CD is definitely worth the money, considering I bought this more than a year ago and am still listening to it. The standout tracks include Shadow Stabbing, Love and Mercy, Everything's Cool, Lose You, and my personal favorite, Glad That It's Over.

    5-0 out of 5 stars music person
    I thought this was an awsome cd. I my self grew up in orange county, and thought the movie was hilarious, and the sound track was even better. one of my favorite songs was 12 rods "glad that its over", depicting much of my teen age years. there are many other wonderful songs on the sound track as well, such as california by Phantom Planet(also one of my favorites. there were even tracks i did not like, but were tolerable because it was such a great sound track. I highly recommend it to anyone who will listen.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Sugarbomb Track
    That Sugarbomb song "Hello" is excellent, and as an added bonus it is used in the same exact situation in "National Lampoon's Van Wilder."Both movies fade to the credits with this song.

    Up there with the song at the end of Hackers for better fade out songs. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005U2LI
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Pop/Rock    4. Rap-Rock    5. Soundtracks    6. Soundtracks & Film Scores   


    The Concert for New York City
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (27 November, 2001)
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    Less than six weeks after the attack on the World Trade Center, pop, rock, and R&B luminaries gathered at Madison Square Garden to pay tribute to the firefighters, police officers, and rescue workers who stepped to the fore following the catastrophe. The benefit, captured on this two-disc set, consequently has an immediacy and urgency rare among star-studded extravaganzas; the ruins of the twin towers, as well as the passions of the performers and audience, were still smoldering. With Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and David Bowie digging deep into their oeuvres to resurrect songs appropriate for the occasion (the likes of "Let It Be," "Salt of the Earth," and "Heroes" are truly stirring), and the Who delivering a stunningly urgent three-song set, rock's senior statesmen lead the way. Contributions from Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Destiny's Child, and others flesh out a collection that is never less than inspirational and is frequently inspired. --Steven Stolder ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars "Too Cool"
    This one is a keeper with songs like, America by David Bowie, Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi, Izzo (H.O.V.A.) by Zayz, Miami 2017 by Billy Joel, Who Are You by The Who, and Freedom (reprise) by Paul McCartney.This one doesn't seem to leave anyone out.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Could've Been Great, Upflifting, and Amusing
    This set of songs performed by various musicians in support of some of the heroes of the 9-11 terrorist attacks falls a tad short of being terrific.

    First the good: Paul McCartney's set was unbelievably patriotic, emotional, and energy-charged. The version of "Let It Be" with Eric Clapton on guitar was definitely the musical highlight of the night (the real highlight was Hilly Clinton getting overwhelmingly and deservedly booed followed closely by the booing of Ricky Gere). The sets by the Who and Bon Jovi were also highlights as was the duo version of "Your Song" by Elton John and Billy Joel (curiously and annoyingly left off this cd release).

    And that brings me to the primary complaint (and the reason for the three star rating): Too much good stuff left off and too much horrible stuff kept. Example: The booing of Hilly and Ricky. Should have been left on. The John/Joel duo. Should've been left on. The "performances" by the following "artists" should've been left off: Jay-Z, Destiny's LooooveChild, Adam Sandler, and the Backdoor Boys. Basically, disc one could be skipped altogether and replaced with the repeated booings of Hilly and Gerbil.

    Overall, disc two is an emotional keeper and almost makes up for the horrible stuff on disc one. My advice: Buy the set and use disc one as a coaster, frisbee, or smash it up and mail it to someone special.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
    This concert was truly amazing.. The All-Star lineup of bands {minus Jay-Z and the Backstreet Boys..That was terrible} and actors was fantastic. Probably one of my favorite CDs. I recommend this CD to absolutely everyone.. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005S83H
    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Adult Contemporary    3. Album Rock    4. Contemporary Instrumental    5. Contemporary R&B    6. Dance-Pop    7. Hair Metal    8. Hard Rock    9. Heartland Rock    10. Hip-Hop    11. Pop    12. Pop/Rock    13. Prog-Rock/Art Rock    14. Rock    15. Rock & Roll    16. Singer/Songwriter    17. Soft Rock    18. Teen Pop    19. Urban   


    America: A Tribute to Heroes
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (04 December, 2001)
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    Organized and aired within days of the September 11 attacks, the fundraising telethon documented here was as remarkable for its subdued sincerity as for its unity of purpose. This double-disc anthology presents the diverse musical content of the broadcast in the order it was aired, with Bruce Springsteen's "My City of Ruins" setting the appropriately somber and introspective tone. And while artists such as Stevie Wonder (with assistance from Take 6 on "Love's in Need of Love") and U2 rise to the occasion with the spiritually uplifting grace expected of them, there are a few surprises here as well. Limp Bizkit and Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznick turn in a spare, if seemingly unlikely, cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," appended with a new verse that asks what may be the 21st century's most compelling question: "Do you think we can change?" Even the viewpoint of John Lennon's anthem "Imagine" (as rendered by Neil Young) is occasionally altered to the first person, tellingly turning the song's idealism into a personal challenge. It's a rare event that can credibly sandwich Wyclef Jean's "Redemption Song," Mariah Carey's "Hero," and a chillingly somber take of "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi, before offering up the subtly ironic benediction of Willie Nelson's "America the Beautiful." In the midst of its most trying time in a half century (arguably musically, as well as socially), America the sleeping giant awoke--and first listened to its heart. All net proceeds benefit the United Way's September 11th Telethon Fund. --Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Unified Set, Uniformly Excellent
    When Bruce Springsteen starts this CD, "There's a blood red circle on the cold dark ground & the rain is falling down, the church door's thrown open; I can hear the organ's song, but the congregation's gone," we know we are in for a rare musical moment.His song builds softly with a soul stirring inner strength.When the choir joins him, "Come on, rise up," it sends chills down the spine.Stevie Wonder with Take 6 do such a marvelous job with "Love's In Need of Love Today."U2 do a great live version of "Walk On" from their "All That You Can't Leave Behind" CD.It's particularly touching as Bono says, "Hello from London," knowing that their were many British citizens who died with the Americans in the World Trade Towers on September 11."The darkness will be gone; the weak shall be strong; hold on to your faith," the choir sings behind Faith Hill on the excellent "There Will Come A Day."Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" touches emotions of anger many Americans felt in the wake of the tragedy.Neil Young's "Imagine" is so close to John Lennon's arrangement; but it is one that magically lifts our emotions.This is one of my favorite tracks on the CD."Someday We'll All Be Free" was my introduction to Alicia Keys.When I heard her sing Donny Hathaway's marvelous song, goosebumps ran up my arm.When she sings, "Hang on to your womanly pride," it touches a chord for all of the women who fell in the tragedy that day.Limp Bizkit's acoustic offering of "Wish You Were Here" builds strongly, "So you think you can tell heaven from hell." Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" with his jazz-inflected piano is a fitting torch tribute that concludes the first CD.The Dixie Chicks' "I Believe In Love" soars beautifully, "Today I got the answer and there's a world of truth behind it; love is out there waiting somewhere, you just have to go & find it."Dave Matthews' "Everyday" is a great acoustic ballad, "Jump in the mud of love, get yourself filthy."Bob Marley's reggae "Redemption Song" is given a strong treatment by Wyclef Jean, "New York City won't you help me sing these songs of freedom?"Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" has a great catchy chorus.Sheryl Crow is positively haunting on "Safe & Sound," "Could you not be sad, could you not break down, after all I won't let go until you're safe & sound."Sting offers "Fragile" which appeared on his "Nothing Like the Sun" CD.Eddie Vedder's "Long Road" has some glorious guitar.The CD concludes with Paul Simon's "Brige Over Troubled Water," and Celine Dion and Willie Nelson.If you just listen to the music, this is an incredibly unified package that holds up as a listening experience as we move farther from that tragic day.If you did not get this soon after the event, don't miss out on this great music!Enjoy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars So many emotions, and some minor quibbles....
    Like many other citizens of the U.S., I sat and watched this 'Telethon' when it was aired shortly after September 11.As another reviewer says above, I am very cynical of the 'Hollywood Elite' and many in the entertainment industry.Many of those folks will take our dollars on one hand, and then tell us how bad we are for the world on the other.Not an attitude I share or condone.

    The folks that appeared during this telethon spoke mostly from the heart, with little or no scripting of their comments and words.

    I appreciate the generous thoughts behind this event, and what the event meant at the time of it's airing.

    For the most part, this event was an opportunity to provide low key celebration of being an American, and for those in New York that were so deeply affected, what it meant to be a New Yorker(such as Billy Joel's performance of "New York State of Mind").

    In both this event, and especially with the 'Concert for New York',I felt a little disappointed that it seemed that the people that were affected and impacted in the Washington, DC/Arlington, VA area (at the Pentagon) were overlooked to a large extent, and of course there was little attention to the folks on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania with real American Heros aboard.

    That doesn't diminish from the impact of this collection though.

    Another reviewer mentions the opening with Bruce Springsteen's ballad "My City of Ruin," which set the stage for most everything that followed.

    The performances of these songs, without live audiences, but also free of the studio and the heavy editing/mixing and tweaking that occurs there, are powerful and inspirational.

    This *isn't* Toby Keith and his anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" (which followed later). It's a collection of songs that will remind you of this great nation, and the spirit of being an American.

    A special salute to Celine Dion, who I'd not normally call myself a dedicated fan of (her music was of course done to the point of over popularity in the pop radio arena).Her rendition of "God Bless America" is awe-inspiring and powerful.Beautifully done.

    Some of the other highlights include Faith Hill's "There Will Come A Day," Enrique Iglesias' "Hero," and of course, Paul Simon's "Bridge of Troubled Water."

    My one minor quibble with this collection is the packaging that has been used in many cases.The CD case for this collection uses a very flimsy and tricky 2 CD holder in the single CD case space.Not the typical flip space, but one that uses a single plastic point to hinge on.I'm sure that this hinge will wear out quickly, and it definitely doesn't like to stay in place inside the case.

    My rating for the music: 5 stars.For the packaging: 0 stars.

    3-0 out of 5 stars One Outstanding track
    I remember the night this concert was broadcast very vividly. It was just a few days after the attack on the WTC, and most of the country probably felt like me- in shock. Watching this concert the night it was held, I wondered where the song choices came from. They did tell alot about the feeling and understanding of the singers.

    Some of it was just pap, like the "let's all be friends" and "all we need is peace and love" offerings from Stevie Wonder and Neil Young. Some were traditonal you-can't-go-wrong anthems, like the offerings of Celine and Willie. Some were wistful (Billy Joel), some trite (Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi), some almost defeatist sounding, some pointless, and and some were downright trite.

    But the one that really affected me was Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down". Watching it, you knew where Tom stood. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005TNSK
    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Adult Contemporary    3. Album Rock    4. Country-Pop    5. Pop    6. Pop Vocals    7. Pop/Rock    8. Singer/Songwriter    9. Urban   


    Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits 1991-2001
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (13 November, 2001)
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    Electrifying performers and pure-pop songwriters of the highest order, Toronto's Barenaked Ladies have emerged over a decade as that strangest of beasts. They'll never land a dishy cover story in Mojo Magazine, but as they reflect on those ribald years between 1991 and 2001, the five can allow themselves wry smiles, knowing that sometimes, just sometimes, the cream rises to the top. In addition to familiar radio staples such as "Pinch Me," "The Old Apartment," "Jane," "Alternative Girlfriend," and the ubiquitous "One Week," there's a trump card on All Their Greatest Hits that will prove irresistible to completists: the Ladies' buttery, acoustic version of Bruce Cockburn's "Lovers in a Dangerous Time." Recorded eons ago for a Cockburn tribute disc that almost immediately went out of print, the song has until now been a rare and highly coveted collector's item. Two news songs--"Thanks That Was Fun" and "It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland)"--were recorded specifically for this collection, while two others ("Brian Wilson" and "What a Good Boy") are captured live. But what really brings this album home is, ironically, "If I Had $1,000,000." One of their very first hits cut as the Ladies were learning to dovetail their so-called "acoustic hip-hop" into slicker pop sensibilities, "$1,000,000"--a simple knock-kneed love song with harmonies so tight they're practically braided--is a snapshot of a band with all the pieces in place just as the planets were about to align. --Kim Hughes ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Fun music, if sometimes annoying
    I must admit, I am not one of the diehard Barenaked Ladies fans who have followed them since the beginning.My first exposure to them came when "The Old Apartment" made the Top 40.Then "One Week" became a huge hit and they were all over the place.Since then they have had other songs out that I liked including "Call and Answer" and "Pinch Me".I certainly did not like them enough to buy their individual albums, so when this hits package came out, I figured it would be the best way to own their hits.After playing it, I came to like some of their earlier material that I had never heard before.My one drawback is that they can sometimes come off as a little too clever for their own good."Be my Yoko Ono" is probably my least favorite track on the CD."If I Had $1000000" was clever the first couple of times I heard it, but now it seems a little stale.The fun songs certainly help balance out the CD and keep them from being like all of the other very earnest 90's rock bands.But after repeated listens, those songs can also come off like someone who sits around and makes bad puns all day.Enough is enough.I recommend this CD for the hits and some obscure gems, but listen to it sparingly so as not to burn out on the cleverness.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "I'm only here to witness/ The remains of love exhumed"
    BNL is one of those strange bands that should by rights be much more popular than they are. They write hooky, cute songs with profundity layered under the earworm riffs, they don't take themselves terribly seriously, and they seem like decent people. Perhaps it's their very affability that keeps them firmly under the radar, but make no mistake - these guys are worth your time. "Disc One" is a terrific compilation, with all the verve and charm of more popular bands like Matchbox 20 and none of the soul-sucking banality. BNL substitutes smirky wit for faux-emotional balladeering, and the few really studied meditations on love stand out all the brighter for their rarity and intelligence.
    Best of the disc -
    "Call and Answer" is thoughtful and feeling at the same time, and worth hearing.

    "Jane" is a character portrait par excellance and makes Jane herself sound like someone you'd want to meet.

    "Falling for the First Time" is the quintessential crush song, and funny to boot.

    And of course, everyone knows their favorites.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best of my best of's
    I'm normally luke warm on the idea of "best of" albums especially when they include new songs recorded especially to convince completists that they need to fork out hard earned cash for two bonus tracks tossed off in an idle weekend. BNL however have managed to remain true to their long term fans by including a rare cut ("Lovers in a dangerous time") and news songs that are up to the high standard of the rest of the work. Owners of the BNL catalogue will find themselves playing this as often as their favourite BNL album and newcomers will find it an excellent introduction to a band that are so much more than just "One Week". ... Read more

    Asin: B00005R1Q8
    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. College Rock    4. Jangle Pop    5. Pop    6. Post-Grunge    7. Power Pop    8. Rock   


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