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    Hilary Duff - All-Access Pass
    by Universal Music & VI
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (04 November, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars HILARY ROCKS!!!!!!!
    This DVD is great I completely loved it, Hilary should make more DVD's like this!!!!! Please buy it it's worth your 15 bucks.

    4-0 out of 5 stars This dvd was great but......
    This dvd was great but it should be longer and i loved how they put pic of her when she was little.

    5-0 out of 5 stars All Access Pass
    It is sooooooooo cool. I could watch it a million times and not get bored. The So Yesterday video is really cool and I love the behind the scenes. If you are a Hilary fan, it's a must!
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    Asin: B0000DG076
    Sales Rank: 18060
    Subjects:  1. Music Video - Pop/Rock   

    So Yesterday Pt.1
    by Hollywood
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (21 October, 2003)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Um....It's OK.
    I mean,It's OK.Becuz I used to like her.But now,I think she's ok.Not as good as I thought.

    5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best sjngles ever.
    the metamorphosis megamix on this cd rocks.what am i saying all the songs on this single rocks also .this is a must buy if your into cd singles.take my word friend.rock on.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Stupid.
    Don't buy this.It will save your money and your ears. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DJKGO
    Sales Rank: 112489
    Subjects:  1. Pop   


    In The Zone
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (18 November, 2003)
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    However coy she might be in her public statements, Britney Spears leans more than a bit toward the provocative on In the Zone. Less concerned with aiming at the mainstream radio dial than in the first days of her career, she and her collaborators make this as street and club ready a record as possible. The opening duet with Madonna, "Me Against the Music," is worthy, but the bigger superstar’s presence serves almost less as a performance than a key to Britney’s intentions: as Madonna did on albums such as Erotica , Ray of Light, and Music, she’s out to bend current trends to her needs. R. Kelly, Moby, and Ying Yang Twins all provide stirring moments that draw on everything from Bollywood to Southern hip-hop, while one of the most impressive tracks, "Touch of My Hand," joins the proud tradition of Cyndi Lauper’s "She Bop." She still lacks a fully formed artistic vision of her own, but Zone, with its many get-free anthems, puts her much closer. --Rickey Wright ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars Not the same Britney.
    I think this album is horrible. In an effort to sound "more grown up," she has filled her album with songs about sexual topics that I don't care to go into. Instead, she just comes across sleezy and lacking in talent. I used to be a fan of hers but not anymore, not since she changed her whole style and came out with this aweful album. I don't even like most of the songs on it. Some of them are pretty strange, too. I really like "Everytime," though, which sounds more like the Britney I used to know and love, and is very pretty. But I can't handle the other stuff, and I was especially appalled by the song "Touch of My Hand." (And then she even pretended to act it out on stage while she sang it on her tour!) Wow. And to think I saw this album being sold at Toys R' Us one day... this isn't a CD I think the little kiddies should hear. Don't waste your money on this one.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Toxic Is Good
    Toxic is pretty catchy, but the rest of the album is pure drivel. Miss Spears is just a sex kitten the studio wanted to make into the next pop sensation, and we stupidly purchased her CDs. lol

    5-0 out of 5 stars In The Zone
    I remember this album when I was in the 11th grade. I love this album and I was so excited to get this CD. Britney's musical intensity and her evolution from a teen renegade into a provocative young woman are undeniable throughout this album. The CD shows her flexing notably strong and mature songwriting muscles. She co-wrote 7 out of 12 tracks. This album has been certified 2x Platinum. Remember,this was 2003-2004. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DD7LB
    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Dance-Pop    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Teen Pop   


    The Very Best of Sheryl Crow (Deluxe Edition)
    by A&M Records
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (04 November, 2003)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars I couldn't have said it better myself
    After four great studio albums (although The Globe Sessions is still receiving mixed reviews to this day) and a couple of live albums, Sheryl Crow decided to give us a compilation of her work, aptly titled The Very Best of Sheryl Crow. This collection starts things off right with her very first song, "All I Wanna Do". There are plenty of other favorites to be found too, from funky tracks like "Soak Up the Sun" and "There Goes the Neighborhood", to mellow jams like "Strong Enough" and "Home". There are also the necessary new songs "Light In Your Eyes" and a cover of Cat Stevens' "The First Cut Is the Deepest" (a country version of the latter is also featured as a bonus track).

    Why not five stars? Well, if you're lucky enough to own the version of the album with the bonus DVD, you of course have the videos. And I think it would have been better if all the videos were of the same songs that are on the album in audio version. Also, "best of" collections generally consist of singles, so it's kind of weird to find "I Shall Believe" on here (not that it isn't a great song).

    Like with most hits collections, people usually complain over what song(s) were left off. And I usually don't do this, but -- and in no way does this affect my rating -- the fact that "Can't Cry Anymore" isn't on here almost makes me want to do the opposite of what the song suggests. And since she put a duet on here that wasn't really hers (Kid Rock's "Picture"), why didn't she put "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" on here too? (I mean the live version, of course; it was Siedah Garrett singing on the album.)

    Oh well, since I already own all of Sheryl's albums, those factors don't matter too much. If you've been sleeping and haven't discovered Sheryl Crow yet, then pick this collection up and get some schooling.

    Anthony Rupert

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous... but...
    I bought the Import version of this CD and I love it.It has my favorite track, which is not included on the US version, "Let's Get Free".It also has "Run Baby Run," plus a version of "C'mon C'mon" featuring the Corrs.It costs more, but I bought it used and found a bargain.I highly recommend buying it instead of this version.The ASIN is B0000DBPHN.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love Sheryl Crow...
    ...But what happened to You're an Original. I'm not sure why this didn't make the album. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DZ3E5
    Sales Rank: 67074
    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. American Trad Rock    3. Pop    4. Pop/Rock    5. Rock    6. Singer/Songwriter   

    Chapter II
    by Def Jam
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (01 July, 2003)
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    This sophomore effort by 2002 hip-pop debutante Ashanti is aimed squarely at the mainstream portion of her audience. Where she made her name with radio-ready duets featuring Ja Rule and Fat Joe, Chapter II goes light on the rap, opting for only a small handful of cameos by co-producer Chink Santana. The mostly mid-tempo tracks are pleasant, but much of the album feels like an unfinished structure that’ll only be fully built when the songs are remixed for the airwaves. Still, with the star’s assured (and nicely undersold) vocals front and center, it amounts to a breath of fresh air from production company Murder Inc. Note: "Breakup 2 Makeup" once more updates the Chaka Khan/Mary J. Blige classic "Sweet Thing."--Rickey Wright ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars This album is worst and somewhat like the first album
    When Ashanti came out with the first song Rock wit U from this album, I immediately went out and bought the album.When I started listening to it it sounded some what like her debut album.Ashanti sings the same way like in all songs just about and, it seems that she didn't mature during the production of the album.I think she was trying to hurry with this album.It's not that great.

    2-0 out of 5 stars no better than the first
    rock wit u and rain on me are the only ok songs, she shows a little bit of vocal improvement on rain on me, but her performance skills are not great at all. I saw her singing rock wit u on BET swaying around and if it wasn't for her mixing it with michael jackson's rock with you, she would have gotten booed for it. The Rain On Me video is alright though.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Still Trying
    Someone please tell her that she can't sing. Her first album wasn't all it was hyped up to be. Instead of taking a step forward, she took a couple of gigantic steps back. It makes no sense! I thought she would grow vocally, but she did not and it shows. Apparently, she abandoned 7 Aurelius and others to work with Chink Santana. He does her no justice. The album is overrun with annoying skits and worthless tracks. My rundown:

    INTRO/MEDLEY: Like the first album, only it opens with songs from her previous album. Relevance...none. 0/10

    SHANY'S WORLD F/CHINK SANTANA: Three whole minutes of listening to her moan and groan while Chink Santana yells about how great she is. Very, very unnecessary and obviously filler. 0/10

    ROCK WIT U(AWWW BABY): The lead off single. I liked it, until I realized how immature it is. She has an obsession with saying the word "baby" in all of her songs. I've never seen someone do that before. 7/10

    WHAT ARE THEY GONNA SAY NOW(SKIT): I think this is her sister speaking. But, she apparently sees Irv Gotti on the street after hearing ROCK WIT U and is yelling some mess about how she did it again. Whatever... 0/10

    BREAKUP 2 MAKEUP: A so-so song. It once again samples SWEET THING by Chaka Khan and Mary J. Blige, two very talented ladies. Ashanti did nothing for it. Her yelling, not singing, gets quite annoying. I can see why this song did nothing as her third single. 3/10

    I FOUND LOVIN': Another so-so song with almost no real substance. 1/10

    RAIN ON ME: The absolute best song on the album. Her weak voice shines on this song about heartache and pain. I love it. It's the only track I can listen to without stopping it halfway through the middle. 10/10

    THEN YA GONE F/CHINK SANTANA: This song has a message that she's trying to convey about living each day to the fullest. Chink Santana's verse destroys it. 6/10

    LIVING MY LIFE: A so-so mid-tempo song. The lyrics are simple and clear.5/10

    BLACK CHILD: Black Child is a rapper. Why is he on this album rapping by himself that is not related to Ashanti? What is with that? It was like listening to a commercial. 0/10

    FEEL SO GOOD: Simplistic song about loving your man. Boring, yet catchy in a weird sort of way. 7/10

    CARRY ON: To put it mildly, bad. A filler in it's true form. 2/10

    THE SUGAR SHACK: Yet another skit. Chink Santana is at this club or something introducing Ashanti into the next song. 0/10

    THE STORY OF 2: This is another one of the album's strong moments. It's a slow song with nice melodies, but Ashanti just comes off as though she's trying to yell. When the song is ending, she completely ruins it by saying "It's Murda" over and over until it fades. 5/10

    OHHH AHHH: A moaning song. She doesn't sing. She moans out the words for the whole four and a half minutes. In no way completely horrible though. 5/10

    SHANY SHIA(SKIT): Quite possibly the LOWEST point of this album. Ashanti once again tries the solo thing. Only, this time, her sister Shia is in on the act. The harmonize for the first couple of words. It sounds rather nice. Then, Ashanti ruins it by trying to hit a really high note and it just sounds like she's screaming. Then Shia tries it and is no better at it. Whoever thinks THIS is beautiful needs to get their ears checked. -20/10

    SWEET BABY: Along the lines of FEEL SO GOOD. It's amazing how almost all of her songs on this album sound similar in some way. Very simple and mediocre. 3/10

    U SAY, I SAY F/GUNNZ: To put it bluntly, a complete waste of space. Gunnz's verse makes it no better. 1/10

    I DON'T MIND: Reminiscent of the song RESCUE on the debut album. Once again, she tries to sound sexy, but comes off as if she's in pain. 2/10

    OUTRO F/CHINK SANTANA: The same as SHANY'S WORLD. Chink is still yelling while Ashanti moans in the background. This goes on for 57 seconds then it's finally OVER. 0/10

    In conclusion, this album was just as bad, if not worse, than her first album. Ashanti follows a very simple formula with selling albums: Come out with a mediocre to great single and a sexy video and the fans will all buy the cd before the second single drops. Works everytime. I've always thought that some things get better with time, you know like wine. That is obviously not the case with Ashanti. Maybe next time, Shany. I didn't buy this either, but my sister is in love with this woman. So, I have to bear hearing it. Save your money and if you must have it, burn it. ... Read more

    Asin: B00009VRDI
    Subjects:  1. Contemporary R&B    2. Pop    3. R&B    4. R&B/Soul    5. Urban   


    Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
    by La Face
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (23 September, 2003)
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    At a time when experimentation is taboo in most overground rap, that’s all Outkast seem intent on executing. Firstly, this double CD has no cohesive link, other than the fact that it sounds like a pair of solo albums stitched together to demo exactly how Andre’s yin works to augment Big Boi’s yang. Andre 3000’s Love Below disc rates as the more eclectic of the two, given that he’s turned in his emcee credentials to become a full-on funk-soul-jazz vocalist who mostly sings about items of love ("Happy Valentine's Day"), carnal lust ("Spread"), and female adoration ("Prototype"). Minus the big band schmaltz of "Love Hater" and cheesy cover jobs ("My Favorite Things"), Andre’s disc is sick (meaning great). As is to be expected, the Big Boi disc is less arty, more gangsta and worldly, and features the less-progressive guest raps of ATL crunk purveyors Lil’ Jon and The Eastside Boyz ("Last Call") and Jay-Z who rhymes the hook on "Flip Flop Rock". Unlike Big Boi, Andre keeps his collabos to a minimum, once crooning alongside Norah Jones on the cool yet sappy "Take Off Your Cool", and once with Kelis. Boi fulfills his Dungeon Family duty with flying colors by flipping some dirty southern up-tempo raps over electro beats on "GhettoMusick". By the time Cee-Lo sermonizes on "Reset", Speakerboxx and Love Below rate mostly as majestic and inspiring, with the remaining 23 per cent being just plain incredible --Dalton Higgins ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice and experimental
    I like this album and heres my 2 discs review
    Speakerboxx (Big Boi)
    This is the more Hip Hop disc and the better. Big Boi raps about something diffrent to the likes of Eminem and 50 Cent. Dont get me wrong, I like Eminem and 50 Cent but Big Boi dont rap about 50 hating Ja rule. Anyway the beats stand out and Ghettomusick is the best song. U will get guest apperences on tons of the songs. These include Jay Z, Ludacris, Lil John and the eastside boys, Sleepy Brown and some unknown group called Konkrete and many more. I like this and this is why Big Boi and Andre 3000 should go their seprate ways. U can call this non gangsta but it is good. If u want a change from what rap normally raps about listen to this. Good job Big Boi and your disc gets 9/10 because there is too many records with people helping out but not as many as Dr Dre 2001! 9/10

    The Love Below (Andre 3000)
    Here are my track ratings
    1. Intro- I thought this was mixed up with a choir disc when I heard this. 2/10
    2. Love hater- Way too jazzy for me and I thought what is this? 3/10
    3. God- Little skit not much. 4/10
    4. Happy valentines day- 1 of the few I like and 1 of the few Hip Hop like ones. 8.5/10
    5. Spread- OK beat but lyrics dont appeal. 6/10
    6. Where are my panties?- What is this skit? A joke? 1/10
    7. Prototype- What the hell is this junk? Terrible beat and lyrics plus a worse video. 0/10
    8.She lives in my lap- RnB like track which is OK. 5/10
    9. He Ya- Well overplayed but OK. Once I heard this 8 times on 1 channel in 2 hours. 7.5/10
    10. Roses- Well appeals and not too over played unlike Hey Ya. Big Boi appears too. 9/10
    11. good day good sir- skit again 3/10
    12. Behold a lady- ? 1/10
    13. Pink and blue- Never listened to. NR
    14. Love in war- When I read the lyrics I didn't bother to listen to it. 1/10
    15. Shes alive- See above. 1/10
    16. Draculas wedding (Feat Kelis)- Good 1 of the few stand outs but a little short. 8/10
    17. Take off your cool (Feat Norah Jones)- What is Norah Jones doing here? Lame beats and everything. 1/10
    18. My favourite things- Cover song of a nusery rhyme. Need I say anything? 1/10
    19. Vibrate- Is This country music or what? 0/10
    20. A day in the life of Benjamin Andre- Finally a Hip Hop track but too late final song on the album. Great rhymes and beats give this song a 10/10
    I hate this album except for A day in the life of Benjamin Andre, Hey Ya, Roses, Happy valentines day and Draculas Wedding. This has tons of music styles which r listed below
    Country e.g vibrate
    RnB e.g She lives in my lap
    Rock a ballad/country e.g prototype
    Soul e.g. Hey Ya
    Hip Hop e.g A day in the life of Benjamin Andre
    This is not my kind of album The Love Below so I give it 4.5/10
    Summary on the 2:
    If u like Hip Hop u will only like Spearkerboxx because that is the Hip Hop side but credit goes out to Andre 3000 for trying out so many kinds of music so my verdict is its time for the 2 to go their seprate ways and as for who will keep the outkast name, they should forget about it if they want to stay friends. But then if that happens, I'll not buy any Andre 3000 albums but Big Boi I would so my star ratings are
    Speakerboxx 5 stars
    The Love Below 2.5 stars
    It gets 7.5 stars out of 10 stars so its good but not a classic. Best 5 songs on both discs
    Flip flap rock (Feat Jay Z and Killer Mike)
    Last Call (feat lil John and the eastside boys, Slimm Calhoun and Mello)
    The way you move
    The love below
    Hey Ya
    Draculas wedding (Feat Kelis)
    Happy Valentine's Day
    A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre
    So buy it for just Hip Hop(Spekerboxx) on 1 disc and a variety of music on the other (The love below) and I liked their idea of releasing a double album because it shows off the 2 guys styles well because like Big Boi is stuck in Hip Hop while Andre 3000 likes to try out diffrent music styles so even though I dont like Andres disk, I give it credit for being a variety of music which is clever.

    2-0 out of 5 stars fell the fu*k off!
    first off, most people that LOVE this album probably wasn't listening to outkast albums like Atliens and Aquemini but probably came in on the whole Stakonia uproar. this album is a joke. outkast has lost their minds. for one thing, andre is the better lyricist of the two but he decides to sing on his disc and big boi is left by himself to rap which is not that good of an idea. you want some GOOD outkast then listen to their first three albums and leave this commercial pop trash alone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Innovative?
    To be honest, I haven't heard this music more than a few times, so I'm not going to review it, but I quite enjoyed it actually. Clearly, it's a very creative mix of a wide variety of musical influences, especially on Andre's LOVE BELOW. I just want to say "Hey Ya!" isn't the revelatory genius morphing of hip-hop people make it out to be. It just sounds like old New Wave. Fun and poppy. If you like this, you should go check out some old XTC records. Peace! ... Read more

    Asin: B0000AGWFX
    Subjects:  1. Alternative Rap    2. Contemporary R&B    3. Dirty South    4. Hip-Hop    5. Pop    6. Rap & Hip-Hop    7. Southern Rap   


    As Time Goes By...The Great American Songbook: Volume II
    by J-Records
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (21 October, 2003)
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    At least Rod Stewart is consistent. Long accused by critics of selling his considerable interpretative talents short and playing it safe for the trappings of fame, Stewart revisits the font of his latest career revival here. But while 2002's It Had To Be You at least turned on the novelty of hearing raspy Rod the Mod tackle a slate of American pop standards with a boozy, world-weary tone that sometimes reinforced the originals' intent with trans-generational flair, the British rock icon unfortunately reverted to form a year later on this 14-track sequel. Set against the laconic, cocktail-friendly productions of vets Richard Perry and Phil Ramone, Stewart's performances seem strangely detached throughout. Even when offered the chance at some real human interaction on a pair of ill-conceived duets with Cher (who at least attempts to bring some dramatic flair to "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered") and Queen Latifah (whose recent turn in Chicago informs the title track), Stewart seems almost blissfully unaware of their presence. These are songs that virtually demand to be acted out, not phoned in. Brilliant vocal performances often reinforce the notion of "the singer, not the song;" here that old adage sounds more like a suggestion of where to place the blame for this album's disappointments.--Jerry McCulley ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL
    Rod Stewart should continue in this musical venue.His first album was great...this one is fabulous...and the third...I can't wait.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's 5 stars because of the songs...
    At least Rod Stewart is singing decent songs and not the usual garbage he puts out....

    1-0 out of 5 stars Crass
    I checked this out from the library the other day. It's fairly crass, in my opinion, and cynical and crudely executed, the complement of Rod Stewart's "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" career move.

    It includes two alleged "duets", one with Cher, one with Queen Latifah (or whatever it is). The singers merely take turns singing verses, and then they sing in unison, and I mean UNISON, not octaves. Cher's and Queen's voices are strong in this range (I didn't recognize Cher's at all, by the way, she's a better singer than I thought), and Rod's is thin and weak and pathetic--in the "duets" and elsewhere.

    The songs seemed to be programmed more or less randomly. The faux Charlie Chaplin (David Raksin of "Laura" really wrote the music, but he's never credited) "Smile" seems to me a particularly tasteless choice. About half of the songs have "synth strings", which should give you an idea of the care (or lack of care) taken with the arrangements. In "Where or When" Rod pronounces "when" like "win", which ruins the rhyme with "then", but oddly enough, he pronounces "when" correctly in "My Heart Stood Still" where "when" is not a rhyming word--he doesn't seem to be paying attention.

    Skip this and buy Brian Ferry's "As Time Goes By" instead. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000C9ZEX
    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Pop    3. Rock    4. Traditional Pop   


    Trouble [Import CD]
    by Bmg Int'l
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (28 October, 2003)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Bought it for the B-Sides, I was good, One wasn't
    This was the first ever single I bought. So I'll tell you my opinion of it. I think Trouble which you all heard is a good rock song. Delerium is a song about a girl with problems. I like the message of the song, well i can't stand the chorus. Free is a bluesy rock song which should've been used on the album. I recommend this single to any Pink fan.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Trouble" is OK, but the b-sides rock!
    If you're a big P!nk, fan, this is definetly the single to get."Trouble" was a commercial bomb, but in my opinion it's an ok pop/rock song."Delirium" is an awesome rock song, and yes, I said "rock", not "pop" as it is much more rocky.The disc does a complete 360 with the next song, "Free", a sweet, six minute long rock ballad.The video for "Trouble" is included, which was a huge hit on MTV.I like it even better than the song; P!nk kicks some major booty in it.If you're a big P!nk fan, these three songs & video are definetly worth your twelve bucks.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
    If you like her music you will love her new single trouble.It is along the lines of Get The Party Started just a little harder.The two bonus tracks are good.Delirium is a fast rock song while the third track is more slow.It also has the video for trouble. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000DIJLX
    Sales Rank: 116246
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


    Flying Without Wings/Superstar
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (10 June, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Ruben WON, get over it
    I'm sick of seeing all these "clay mates" posting negative reviews just because of their jealousy. Anyways, Ruben does an incredible job of Flying Without Wings. His version is really inspirational and just makes you feel good. Great job Ruben!

    1-0 out of 5 stars How to crucify a classic song in one easy lesson...
    I feel sorry for you all over in America that you have to endure this dire cover version of Flying Without Wings, because the ORIGINAL version, as performed by Irish band Westlife is a million times better.Shame on Simon Cowell for selling out the act that made him famous so he could make more money in the US...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Huh?
    Ok, the title of this thing is Flying without wings. Ruben couldn't fly if he had wings because he weighs too dang much. His wings would literally have to stretch over city blocks to get him off the ground. The song is awesome though, Go Ruben!! ... Read more

    Asin: B00009PRZE
    Sales Rank: 35903
    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Dance-Pop    3. Pop    4. Pop Vocals    5. Rock/Pop    6. Teen Pop    7. Urban   


    Measure of a Man
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (14 October, 2003)
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    No one will lament the passing of the boy band phenomenon; now the American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has released his first album. He's picked up right where 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys left off, not only borrowing Andreas Carlsson, the Swedish songsmith who penned some of their biggest hits (also using the services of other well-known popmeisters like Desmond Child and Cathy Dennis), but turning out the same type of impeccable over-produced and seamless creations that the Orlando pop mafia rode up the charts at the dawn of the millennium. Several years into the new millennium it seems like there's still quite a bit of life left in that zeitgeist, since Aiken's Measure of a Man debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. Well crafted and well sung, but at times lacking discernable personality or endearing idiosyncrasies, many of Aiken's tunes sound the same, whether he's lamenting the lack of love in his life ("Invisible"), reveling in it ("Perfect Day"), or supporting his fellow man ("I Will Carry You"). As a made-for-TV pop star, it'll be interesting to see how Measure of a Man measures up in the years to come. --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
    All my life I was insecure about my desire to stalk women, but after listening to Clay Aiken's single, "Invisible," I know I am not alone. It's affirming power has taught me that my urges are normal, and now I'm back in the swing of things, with my black ninja jumpsuit and binoculars. Sorting through garbage has never been so much fun...

    1-0 out of 5 stars Measure of a Man's bad Material
    Don't get me wrong, Clay is a wonderful vocalist. Really, truely, he is a gifted singer. But the big problem these days is that there are so many gifted singers who end up with horrible, stale, and downright creepy material. Has anyone actually listened to the lyrics to "Invisible"? It sounds more like a stalker than a lonely everyman, and it's way creepy. His other songs all sound the same, and in some cases are laughably silly. I feel so let down. I wanted so much to love this album, because I love Clay, but it's just bad. Hopefully next time around Clay gets himself more worthy material, because if he continues down this path, he will end up forgotten. Please! Better material!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Part two--very good album of power ballads!
    Last review, I talked about this album and the strong vocal talent that Clay gives to the songs. He sounds much better on this first album than he ever did on TV. But beyond Desmond Child, Andreas Carlsson, Steve Mac, Cliff Magness, and others the best kept secret on this album is Bob Clearmountain, who's known for producing Bryan Adams' '80s hit albums and mixed most of Aiken's debut! Clearmountain brings that big sound to Clay's album and the album recalls some '80s power ballads without overdoing it. That familiar Clearmountain sound is what also drives this album and was also instrumental in making it a major seller on the music charts. Invisible sounds very close to something Bon Jovi would do with the big choruses and the loud guitars! This album is catchy in most places as it doesn't get out of your head.Aiken could be the next most successful male pop artist because he has the personality and poise for it. He is a threat to anyone right now if he records future albums because fans love him, especially adult women and other demographics. Though Clay's a little shocked at the unexpected sales success and fame, he needs to take every opportunity possible out there. This is not an "American Idol" album to me as they want to promote it--this is very dynamic pop music album on its own strengths, on its own merits!Just superb both vocally as well as musically! ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Dance-Pop    3. Pop    4. Pop Vocals    5. Teen Pop   


    Kid Rock
    by Atlantic
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (11 November, 2003)
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    Is Kid Rock about to drop the first half of his stage moniker? Some alarmingly mature cuts on his sixth album, addressing the woes of single parenthood ("Single Dad") and painful separations ("Cold and Empty," a cover of Bob Seger's "Hard Night For Sarah"), might suggest so. But that's only part of the story. As Rock reiterates on "Son of Detroit," a butt-kicking revamp of David Allan Coe's "Son of the South," "I like country, soul, rock and roll, and I love me some hip-hop." Yet compared to his previous work, that last flavor takes a back seat to the other three: Hank Williams, Jr. drops by for the swaggering "Cadillac Pussy," Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love" gets a gritty nu-metal update, and ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd receive shout outs. Have no fear, fans--even as he reconciles having a child with acting like one, the Kid still lives to rock. --Kurt B. Reighley ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars Rocks, but has its problems
    First off, let me say it RIPS the COCKY record in HALF and SPITS IT OUT. Cocky sucked. It was like Kid Rock hitting puberty, not knowing whether to be his old self or be a Tobe Keith sell-out. Then again, his first two albums (1st two commercial albums, DWAC and Hist. of Rock) blew Cocky away too. This guy is an inventer, a rocker wanting to do everything he finds cool, but is still riding on his DWAC high. A little sold-out, you know.

    I wish he would get himself in check a little more. This album feels that way slightly, but the songs he doesn't remake (I am against remakes for the most part, ecspecially when they become the selling points of an album) feel slightly disjointed and media infected. If he wants to go southern rock, go southern rock and still have fun with it but write a little better. All the Pamela Anderson influences are a little tiring. It's like he puts up a headline in the papers for his life, then sings about it through the entire album. The rock follows the headline type thing. A typecast rocker, a little too much infected by Hollywood. Trying to do his thing, while still worrying too much if people will like it. Then the audiences review too much with the sympathy factor, and not the reality factor.

    In short: set your mind to what you do, Kid. Define your path for the album before doing it, and forget the media. Write with a passion, and absolutely artistically destroy the music scene. You can do it. This album, not COCKY, is the beginning testament that you can focus. Forget COCKY altogether. Leave DWAC in the past, memories of yesterday. Run with what drives you now, whether its southern rock, hip hop, nu-metal, whatever. Start the revolution the 21st century needs.

    This album is good...for the most part. Rock N Roll, R&R Pain Train, and Hillbilly Stomp prove that. Jackson, Mississippi shows a Dark and Gray style that works (for the most part). Completely craft an album with 100% pure, creative pizzaz, and we'll be there listening. Keep it coming, but don't settle in the tracks now. The best is yet to come.

    With that attitude, Kid Rock will finally prove to all that, like him or hate him, he can singlehandedly define the real music of tommorrow.

    Peace out from Who. Hope this was helpfull to you (Vote Yes or No)

    5-0 out of 5 stars loved it
    this by far is my favorite kid rock album. He show grate talent. music varies from slow to some alternative. He shows some of his life. listen to this one a lot.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A solid Southern Rock album
    I received this album as a Christmas gift two years ago and it was a great gift.This was my first Kid Rock album, and it's a good place to start if you like the "Southern" Kid (I use that term loosely, considering he's from Detroit) better than his rap-rock stuff.

    It starts with Rock 'n' Roll Pain Train, a solid country-rock song.Then it goes into the nearly-cookie-cutter-but-just-barely-saved song Cadillac Pussy with Hank Williams Jr. singing the majority of the chorus.As we come to Feel Like Makin' Love, there are mixed emotions on the cover.Obviously, RJ wants to spice it up Kid Rock-style, so he's going to scream in the chorus.If you like Bad Company and don't like it when artists change the style of a song, listen to this with caution.He changes it.

    Overall, the album shows Kid Rock reinventing himself once again, and with success.

    Reccomended. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000CC6QE
    Subjects:  1. Detroit Rock    2. Hard Rock    3. Pop    4. Rap-Metal    5. Rap-Rock    6. Rock    7. Southern Rock   


    Dutty Rock
    by Atlantic
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (02 September, 2003)
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    Now that everybody wears Rastafarian-flavored red, green, and gold wristbands and the Signal De Plane and Pon De River dances have grown to macarena-like proportions, you have Sean Paul (and the guy who actually invented these dances, the "Energy God" Elephant Man) to thank. This re-release intended for international markets trims the fat from the original Dutty Rock by losing the filler skits, songs ("It's On"), and adding the previously unavailable "Baby Boy" single featuring Beyonce's seductive croons. This one's for fans who don't have Beyonce's Dangerously in Love album (the only other place to get this popular reggae-lite single) and those who want to renew their love affair with the Diwali riddim popularized on Paul's "Get Busy"--and subsequently re-sung on chart toppers by Lumidee ("Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)") and fellow dancehall vocalist Wayne Wonder ("No Letting Go"). --Dalton Higgins ... Read more


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    3-0 out of 5 stars Fun, not "wack!"
    I haven't listened to this CD thoroughly yet, but there are already at least 7 songs I like: Like Glue, Gimme the Light (both versions), Get Busy, and Baby Boy are awesome, and Can You Do The Work and Shake That Thing are good, too.It sounds like a light, energetic, poppy blend of raggae and hip hop.

    In response to the other reviews:The 3.5 overall rating is far more accurate than the one star reviews that are up right now - what are y'all ON?Lol.I am not altogether sure what dancehall is, so I cannot comment on that, but I have heard enough raggae to say that it isn't quite that - but then, it's not SUPPOSED to be raggae!Second, he IS Jamaican: 1/2 Jamaican, 1/4 Chinese, and 1/4 Portugese.No, I am sure not all Jamaicans speak the same, saying things like "dutty."Does everyone in the US speak ebonics?Of course not.:)

    On a side note, I do miss at least one of the skits that this verson left out - but I don't buy music CDs for skits, do you? :D

    2-0 out of 5 stars the bastard son of Supercat?
    im sure its been said before but sean paul is biting Supercat's style to the fullest. it is obvious his record label just pimped him out to an american audience who have no clue about dancehall, because supercat's style was also popular back in the day and no doubt made columbia a lot of money back then. if it wasn't for this and the fact that this record was played relentlessly on commercial radio, i might have actually liked this album.


    1-0 out of 5 stars Wack!
    I do not like this CD it was a waste of my money and I only like 3 tracks on it "Gimme the Light" "International Affair"(the beats are ok) and "Get Busy" the rest are just a waste I tryed to listen to it again recently but after about 13 tracks I hated it and listened to somethin' better.

    The beats on this cd are alright but his voice gets on my nerves.

    Buy it if u like this type of music but I dont

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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Rap    2. Dancehall    3. Pop    4. Reggae    5. Soul/R & B   


    Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 [Bonus CD]
    by Arista
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (12 August, 2003)
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    You don't have to get very far into Alan Jackson's splendid second anthology of hits before you're struck by how well the rangy Georgian has built his catalogue and how beautifully Keith Stegall continually produces his songs, filling the instrumental breaks with unexpectedly creative solos. While Jackson's choice of cover songs is usually inspired ("Pop-A-Top," "Little Bitty"), he's a deft writer, alternating his tongue-in-cheek, Sheriff Andy Taylor persona with his "just a singer of simple songs" earnestness, lacing it all with an unfettered delivery and a Haggardesque dedication to the bedrock honky-tonk sound. There are times when he edges too close to formula, running the romanticized, small-town, cornbread-and-chicken conceits ("Where I Come From") into the ground. But then he quickly redeems himself with a lip-tremblingly good "Drive" or "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)." This package consists of two discs, 16 hits and two new cuts filling the first and an unnecessary and somewhat inferior eight album tracks occupying the second. Of the two new songs, the emotional husband-and-wife ballad "Remember When" handily outdistances the too-trite "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" with perennial smart-ass Jimmy Buffett. Jackson's too good an artist to settle for such an easy reach, but hey, let's cut him a little slack. He's paid his dues. --Alanna Nash ... Read more


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    5-0 out of 5 stars well, it's Alan
    Alan Jackson is an anomaly in modern country music.He's a traditionalist in an era tending away from tradition, and he continually defies the odds by remaining popular and relevant.His second greatest hits album does not sound like quite as much of a throwback to the old country style as his first greatest hits album did: there is an undeniable radio-friendly sheen to the music.It feels contemporary.Still, at the center of the music is Jackson, expressing his down-home sentiments in an impressive country voice; when the instrumentation and production stray into pop territory, we still have Alan there to hold it all together and bring it back home.Which makes this collection a fine one indeed, with a whole line-up of instantly recognizable radio hits from the past several years.Very enjoyable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars STELLAR STUFF!
    I like that, Alan Jackson just happens to include some "other stuff" along with his GREATEST HITS 2 album.But what stellar stuff!Two discs, 26 tracks and no filler and what you've got is an album that's got to be one of the best in recent times.

    Jackson hits include Little Bitty, Who's Cheatin' Who, The Blues Man, Drive and Remember When (Jackson's newest hit!). It's Five O' Clock Somewhere is a classic duet with Jimmy Buffet. And that's just disc 1!

    For Alan Jackson fans everywhere or a great one with which to start a country music collection.


    5-0 out of 5 stars Alan Jackson could be the greatest Country Music Star EVER!
    Here is yet another album from Alan Jackson that is sure to go Platinum.Just when you get finished with his #1 Album "Drive", he sends us another treat with GH Volume 2.This, by far, is his greatest album with all of the "Alan Jackson Necessities" enclosed.Just think, this man started as a struggling artist and, if not for his flight attendant wife running up to Glen Campbell, he might never had been heard!His greatest music (eg "Gone Crazy", "I'll go on loving you") came after he and his wife went through a separation and near divorce.A terrible ordeal for anyone but what a blessing for his fans.You truly can't go wrong with this CD.Possibly the best Country Music CD EVER! ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Contemporary Country    2. Country    3. New Traditionalist    4. Pop   

    Away From The Sun
    by Universal
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (12 November, 2002)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Definitely Some Really Great Music
    This entire album is consistently good, with lively, distinct beats, and gorgeous ballads. Brad Arnold's voice is effortless, haunting, and soothing at the same time, without trying to be "trendy." I can't get enough of their music, nor of my favorite of all 3 Doors Down songs, "Here Without You." Has anyone ever said it better? This band has significantly contributed to the quality of recently released music, and I look forward to much more from them!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Intro to 3 Doors Down...thanks to another friend
    Yet again my music horizons have been expanded by my friend who made a copy of this album for me and said I would like it. And again he was right! I listened to this album once and immediately fell in love with the group. 3 Doors Down remind me of The Calling yet and this is a plus for 3DD and that is they have more of a heavy uplifting beat. The sounds of the songs are tremendous taking you from slow often melodic beats to nu rock more heavier beats. Whatever your take on this great group of young artists don't look past some magnificient songs like 'When I'm Gone', 'Road I'm On', 'Changes' andmy favourite 'Here Without You.'

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
    I heard Away From the Sun on the radio and I got chills. So I bought the album. It is the best album I have ever listened to. Because of this album, 3 Doors Down in my fav band. Every single song on the album deserves to be on the radio. They are all GREAT! ... Read more

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

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    5-0 out of 5 stars they have great musical talent
    and it shows through their songwriting and catchy guitar hooks and smooth beautiful vocals from amy lee. I can't wait to hear their next CD where we could hear more musical diversity evanesence is capable of doing just as they did on Origin and their earlier work.

    3-0 out of 5 stars A slight deviation...
    So the first real album from Evanescence to reach the UK.Yaaay so I went and bought it almost wetting myself, loved and subsequently went to see them in concert.And at said concert they played "Even in Death".Hmm...doesn't seem to be on Fallen, in fact Ms. Lee introduced it as being an older song...
    So after much hard searching I finally manages to track down copies of Origin (the American album released before Fallen) and SHOCK HORROR there were also 4 other EPs in the underground.So after taking at least a year to track them all down and after spending hours upon hours of listening, I find that Fallen, whilst a very well produced, slick and modern album falls short of the previous genius of Evanescence.the lyrics are still deep and meaningful, but gone and the heart-wrenching lyrics that plagued tracks such as October, Forgive Me and Listen to the Rain.So my advice to buyers is thus: Yes, a very nice album, well produced, balanced with decent lyrical content (Hello, Tourniquet) and good riffage (Track 11: Whisper in particular), and by all means buy if you are new to Evanescence.Hardcore fans will be slightly dissapointed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars SIMPLY AMAZING
    ok when i first get a cd that i have never heard before, the first thing i do is listen to the entire thing and see if anything sticks out to me.well, usually when i do this, theres only a couple songs i actually like.but this cd was entirely diffirent!every song appealed to me!i have listened to this cd 10 times over(no joke) and i still am not tired of it!but despite the amazing vocals, one of my favorite things about this cd is the feelings behind the lyrics.this is almost the ONLY band i can find that does not revolve its music around sex and immoral things like rap musicians tend to do.amy lee even expresses this feeling in the song "everybody's fool" i say if u are a parent lookin for a good but clean cd for your child, this is it.and if your jst lookin for some great music, buy this cd! its definitely worth it! i cannot express that enough!
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    St. Anger (with Bonus DVD)
    by Elektra
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (05 June, 2003)
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    Never underestimate the regenerative powers of Metallica. Following the stripped-down Load and Re-Load, they've returned to the raw, vitriolic savagery of their earlier canon, using 1984's Ride the Lightning as a template for St. Anger. The title track provides the psychic lynchpin of the album by combining the bombast and defiance of the band's earliest high-water marks with more deliberate lyrics and emotional nakedness. Equally cathartic is "Some Kind of Monster," a lumbering beast of a song that declares, "This is the voice of silence no more." Despite that claim, there's an economy to these lyrics; James Hetfield's raw-toothed growl only occasionally punctuates the menacing soundscapes. In fact, "Dirty Windows," the standout track here, is a shimmering five-minute instrumental that's free of the baroque trappings that sometimes clutter the Metallica landscape. --Jaan Uhelszki ... Read more


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    4-0 out of 5 stars My Take OnThe Extremist Views.
    Now I have already written one review for this album and since then done some thinking. Metallica is without a doubt the best band in the world. I have enjoyed every-single one of their albums from the Underground days of Kill 'Em All to the well...whatever it was days of Load. But that's the thing, I enjoyed it ALL.

    I thought about this and found it increasingly strange...Metallica has endured much criticism over the years, for various reasons and I have always remained steadfast in my views. But why was it that I was able to remain to unmoved while it seemed that all fan foundations were slowly but surely rotting beneath the thrash throne Metallica has long enjoyed?

    At first I thought that maybe it was that I didn't really liked it; I just liked Metallica. But after several listens over all their albums(including St. Anger)I realized this was not the case; so what was it.

    The answer is simple really, I enjoy Rock in general. Not just Metal or Alternative. This I find allows for a much broader range of appreciation, in fact it lets you enjoy lot's of good music. For instance I own a mixed cd with Creed's One Last Breath immediately followed by All Within My Hands. Now as we move from the lighter tones of the defidently more melodic Creed into the nerve racking anger conveyed in Metallica's desperate chant of "Kill,Kill,Kill,Kill,Kill" I thought it was strange how I enjoyed both ends of the spectrum and immediately found this not to be a hinderance but a huge help to a music devotee such as I.

    The people who review this cd really as far as I can tell break down into groups:

    Newbies-Those who are not really that into music or rock in general but find the emotion in St. Anger to be all in all appealing. This then leads to them listening to other Metallica albums and sometimes liking both but at others just sticking with the new stuff.

    Thrash Fans-There are those that enjoy bands such as Slipknot; which in reality is really a close reference to what this album is, just one long venting of 3 years of frustration. I happen to own all of Slipknot's albums, so hey what do you know the all around rocker thing kicks in again?

    Narrow Minded Thrash Fans- There are those who have an image of what they like or what Metallica is and know what they like about metallica, but that's just it Metallica is made up of living breathing beings, and over the years people evolve, you cannot expect the music to remain the same and then call someone "Over The Hill" just because there views have broadened, it is denying a natural born creative right that we all have and use. Excellent example is from Kill 'Em All to the Black Album BIG change, but not nesscarilly for the worse.

    So in general there are people who like one segment of Metallica's career and are otherwise unable to cope with change, which in Metallica's case has been a good thing. The House That Jack Built is one of their best songs, on the supposab horrible Load album. And there is no denying heaviness with a title(let along the song) like Aint' My Bitc_. Then there are people who are just overly stimulated and blinded by the Mad as Hell goodness of St. Anger and can't accept other attempts.

    And then there are those like me(which I by no means am trying to say is nesscarilly better) who enjoy all forms of Metallica and recognize a much needed venting. For within St. Anger a story is told, Frantic is like the opening describing their lives maybe. And Ending with All Within My Hands which to me represents a bitter resolve to never lose control of what was so viciously gained in My World. And the lyrics are really quite good in my oppinnion. But albeit Bob Rock is no bassist. So an easy remedy is watch the DVD. Rob is a superb bassist and cooler then shi_ to watch. Lars drums I think...I don't know add to the mayhem I guess. James's voice is gruffer then ever and I'll be dam_ed if I don't enjoy his vocals. But in good conscience I cannot give this album a 5 compared to far more eximplary works(Master of Puppets, Justice). So open your minds Metallica is changing always and they don't care what you have to say so why don't you listen to what they do have to say? It is good. And if you can't then you still have old Metallica, and hey there's always the prospects for the future. Simply Put: This album is Brilliant, Bloody Brilliant.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Metallica's best...
    This is without a doubt metallica's best album but that's not saying much. Although lyrics like "you flush it out, you flush it out" and "tick-tick-tock" are the best Hetfield has written in his career they show that he is an amateur writer. Oh and the drum technician was sick the week when they recorded the drums so Lars had to set up the drums by himself. Btw Kirks guitar technician had the flu the day they were supposed to record Kirks solos so he could not tune Kirks guitar, and Kirk couldn't tune the guitar himself, so no solos on this one baby! as Jaymz would put it. Make sure you add this or any metallica album to your collection of kid rock and limp bizkit!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not Mad, Just Disapointed.
    Now I've been a Metallica fan for some time now, and I still am, but if you are looking for a good Metallica CD, DO NOT BUY THIS ONE! This album sounds like it must have taken about 1 and a half days to write. I've enjoyed fifth grade bands more than I've enjoyed this album. It doesn't even sound like Metallica, and Lars's drumset sounds like complete crap for some reason, is that supposed to sound good? That's not to mention the total absence of Hammet's unique and kickass guitar solo's which seperates him from other guitarists. I know most bands aren't doing them these days, but they're Metallica, not most bands, and they should write real music like they have up till this album. This album sucks, and this is coming from a real Metallica fan. If you don't believe me, then take a look at the 150 or so used albums they have for sale at $5.00. Hopefully the next one won't suck as much ass. ... Read more

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    Shock'n Y'all
    by Dreamworks
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (04 November, 2003)
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    A former oil field worker, Toby Keith has always known how to capture the passions of blue-collar men and women, desperate to blow off steam at the end of the day. As such, he’s stocked his latest album with themes designed to push all the right emotional buttons--patriotism, Jesus, buddy love, fast women, and reality altering substances. "I Love This Bar," the first single, offers a kinder, gentler Keith than the boot-shoving redneck of "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)." But as he segues to "American Soldier," a song so gung-ho and puffed up that it could be a musical recruitment poster, you know he’s gearing up for a scud missile of a payoff. Sure enough. By the time he gets to "The Taliban Song," a comedic and cartoonish skewering of The Enemy, recorded in concert, it’s hard to remember that he once wrote well-crafted ballads of romantic infatuation. Now it’s all grandstanding, baby, even the best-written song, a jazzy, talking blues which fillets his critics. If he’s not exactly "Shock’n Y’All" as the title suggests, he’s certainly putting his "Baddest Boots" forward. --Alanna Nash ... Read more


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    1-0 out of 5 stars Music For The Mindless...........
    This guy only fuels the stereotype of the "dumb redneck".He's a typical oppurtunistic right winger catering to the same mindless Americans that his hero George Bush does.I am so glad that myself and many others recognize crap when they see it. I am a military veteran and not all wars are justified. It's OK to question your government, in fact it's the most patriotic thing an American CAN do.

    1-0 out of 5 stars The most ignorant performer in popular music
    Can any right minded person take this man seriously? With songs such as "The Taliban Song", "Courtesy Right White & Blue", and "American Soldier", he gives not only music but politics a bad name. Ignore this completely arrogant jingoist, and listen to something intelligent. The man makes Ted Nugent look like Noam Chomsky with his sense of what is going around in the world today. Pure propaganda produced for America.

    5-0 out of 5 stars How can he get any better?
    If you are looking for the typical Toby Keith CD, you are getting it. It is full of testosterone and patriotism (something that the critics of this album seem to misunderstand) and good Ol Country Music. American Soldier is a song that has brought many Americans in Iraq support and inspiration. Toby really does love our troops. Not only does he write songs in support of them, but he even flies overseas to perform for our troops. If you criticize Toby because of the patriotism this album brings, then you are obviously jealous of the fact that his message is actually heard, and adored by our wonderful soldiers. I Love This Bar tells of a man's love for... you guessed it, a bar. American Soldier tells of the selfless sacrifices our great troops give for America each and every day. Toby may not have served in the army or in any war, but his dad was a WWII Veteran and knows what a real patriot is. Whiskey Girl is my favorite song on the album because of it's upbeat rhythum. Blender Magazine gave this song the title of one of the worst songs of 2004. Well, they usually lack taste in music, but Whiskey Girl is just too good. Weed with Willie and Taliban Song may sound bad, but they are just good humored songs and not to be taken seriously. If you spend $12.00 on this CD, you will most definately have your money's worth and you may even want to buy it for your friends. ... Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Contemporary Country    2. Country    3. New Traditionalist    4. Pop   


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