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1. The Open Door
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4. Grey's Anatomy, Vol. 2
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5. Eyes Open
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6. The Crane Wife
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1. The Open Door
by Wind-Up
Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
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Asin: B000FTWB7G
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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There's nothing like a breakup to focus your muse. This follow-up to the stunning, multi-platinum Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Average
Average like most cds these days, you're lucky you can find 3+ good songs.I've had it less than 2 weeks and it takes me a while to find favorites or totally give up and resell it. My boss heard it and asked it it was church or horror movie music.

4-0 out of 5 stars No sophmore slump for Evanescence!
I was concerned ar first about this record because most artists who do so well with their first record have a tendency to fall prey to the "sophmore slump" with thier second record.The Open Door, however, has no such problem.I find myself likeing this record more than I like Fallen, the first five songs in particular made me downright euphoric.This is a terrific album, and I highly recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Make this CD your next music purchase
The only song I don't like is "Call Me When You're Sober." I almost didn't buy this CD because of that song, thinking the rest would be like that awful song (an obvious bone they threw to the radio Gods). It is completely out of place with the rest of the CD. The rest of the CD is really great. Amy's voice is in top-form. The heavier songs remind me they are still the Evanescence I know and love, and the more melancholy songs are hauntingly beautiful. There is a tremendous layering of sounds on this CD (in a good way). There is a different take than what was heard on Fallen. Every band borrows a little from somebody, and this CD has percussion and sonic effects reminiscent of Tori Amos's "To Venus and Back", and some of the bass and guitar work reminds me a lot of The Gathering's "How to Measure a Planet?" I'm a fan of both, so it doesn't bother me! This CD is an outstanding follow-up to their debut. I think if they tried to make "Fallen Part 2" they would have failed. This is one of the best CD's of the year, no doubt about it.
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Subjects:  1. Goth Metal    2. Pop    3. Post-Grunge    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


2. Sam's Town
by Island
Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
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Asin: B000GY729M
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Please...don't patronize...
Don't flatter these boys. There are about 3 catchy songs....the rest may have as well been recorded in a bathroom.
5-0 out of 5 stars Best Buy Exclusive Bonus Track - "Daddy's Eyes"
There are enough reviews already covering all the viewpoints out there about this album. I, for one, think it is absolutely amazing. What I want to discuss is the Best Buy Bonus CD. I think the 2nd track on this bonus disc, "Daddy's Eyes", is unbelievable and would have been one of the best songs on the album. Those of you who have heard it please comment about it. I want to see what you think.

5-0 out of 5 stars No, This Is Not "Hot Fuss." IT'S BETTER!!!
Honestly, I feel sorry for people who don't get it. Correct, this IS NOT "Hot Fuss" and that's the good news. But it's ridiculous to keep rehashing this over and over again. The Killers have grown from their last album and evolved for the better. They've gone from novelty to keepsake. "This River Is Wild" and "Uncle Johnny" scream of improvement. I could tell from their recent VMA performance that they were a better band. And I'm not a rabid fan. I caught on to the craze late last time. But you can tell that they're still developing/shaping their style on this record. "Sam's Town" is more about expanding their sound artistically as opposed to strictly writing radio jingles. The biggest problem is that people expect mainstream music to be literal without metaphor or hyperbole and that's their greatest error. The Killers made a great album, you just have to open your eyes and ears a little bit more. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock    4. Rock/Pop    5. United States of America   


3. The Information
by Interscope Records
Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Hello? Beck is still brilliant and he proves it with THE INFORMATION
I admit that my first impression of THE INFORMATION was that Beck had phoned this one in, kinda like a "Beck-By-Numbers" pastiche. But it only took a few more listens for his fantastic songwriting ability to shine through for me. Beck already merged just about every conceivable music genre on MELLOW GOLD and ODELAY, so it's not really fair to expect him to reinvent the freakin' wheel with every new album.
5-0 out of 5 stars Get your hands on the Best Buy bonus track "This Girl That I Know"!!
This is not really a review for the CD which is just sick (that's good).I downloaded the bonus track thinking whatever, it's free. I'll listen then delete it.I have no idea why it's not on the CD!I guess they're really trying to get legitimate songs as bonus tracks so you'll actually read about how good it is and feel like you need to go rebuy it which sucks.But anyway, get your hand on it somehow.It's one of the best tracks on the CD (or not on the CD I should say!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Beck's Fourth Best Album!
Rumor is on the street that Beck was deep in the mix on this project then abandoned it to release "Guero" instead. Next thing he knew, he was overseeing "Guerolito" and embroiled in a seemingly non-stop tour in support of both of those runaway projects.
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Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock    4. Rock/Pop    5. Singer/Songwriter    6. United States of America   


4. Grey's Anatomy, Vol. 2
by Hollywood Records
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This soundtrack to the hit TV series starts off with a melancholy ballad by Denver's the Fray (fittingly titled "How to Save a Life"), but the well-curated CD isn't all thoughtful adult alt-rock--reflecting the series' mood changes, it offers a wide range of modern sounds. In addition to the expected acoustical numbers (in this case, from Anya Marina, KT Tunstall, and Snow Patrol's live version of "Chasing Cars"), the album reaches across genres and continents to offer the sunny-'60s-pop vibe of Jim Noir's "I Me You," Jamie Lidell's electro-jazzy "Multiply," the edgy punky-pop aggro of Metric, the rambunctious "Sexy Mistake" from the Chalets, and the winning singalong misanthropy of singer-songwriter Foy Vance's "I Hate Everyone." Ursula 1000's Alex Gimeno lightens up the proceedings with one of his trademark upbeat, hip-gyrating numbers (which seems to pay tribute to Serge Gainsbourg's "Comic Strip"), while the Moonbabies' sweet, swirling harmonies deliver the kind of perfectly crafted pop we've come to expect from the Swedes. If this compilation turns people on to these deserving acts, it will have done its job. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars help
All of your reviews I have to agree with. But there is a song that I believe isn't on the CD for Greys. I don't know the exact title for it. But it was in the episode with the bomb. It was Breath, or Just Breath. Can someone please find out the title so that I may purchase this.
3-0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better
Overall there are some great songs on here and then there are some that had me changing the track to the next song.In my opinion, Vol 2 is not as good as Vol 1.Would have been alot better if Breathe was on here.That was the best scene in the entire 2nd season of GA.Shame on you Anna Nalick and GA for not putting that song on here!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Another Great TV Soundtrack!
I loved the first Grey's Anatomy soundtrack so I thought I might like the 2nd one.It has been on almost constant rotation on my ipod since I got it last week!!If you liked the first one, you will like this one! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Indie Electronic    3. Indie Pop    4. Indie Rock    5. Pop    6. Soundtrack    7. Soundtracks & Film Scores    8. TV Soundtracks   


5. Eyes Open
by A&M
Audio CD (09 May, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Snow Patrol are frequently compared to Coldplay in the press, which seems strange as they write far better songs and do not appear to be quite so self-hating, nor as rich. Their delightfully dour little pop songs do touch on the melancholic side of things, but the lyrics are wonderfully slice-of-life descriptions. Singer/lyricist Gary Lightbody gives a shout-out to Sufjan Stevens when on the punchy "Open Your Eyes" he sings, "The anger swells in my guts." Perhaps a better comparison would be American indie-rock act Sebadoh? Regardless, this band continues to surprise. If you went to see this mixed Scottish/Irish group on tour after hearing their wistful, breakout third album Final Straw, you might have been a bit confused by the rock juggernaut confronting you. Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Small Step Backward
I was a big fan of Final Straw.Tracks like Wow, Chocolate, Run, and Somewhere a Clock is Ticking led the playcount on my ipod for months.I thought Final Straw was a huge step foward from albums like Songs for Polarbears, which was, in my view, boring.I think Eyes Open is a small step back.Overall, it is a solid album, but it lacks the depth of Final Straw.I agree with a previous reviewer who stated that some of the tracks are too simple to be interesting.However, tracks like Chasing Cars, It's Beginning to Get to Me, You Could Be Happy, the Finish Line, and, to a lesser degree, You're All I Have and Hands Open and are good enough to make the album worth the money.Add Gary Lightbody's always subperb vocals (if you don't think a good lead singer can make a big difference, listen to the train-wreck that is the Killers' new album) and you have a pretty enjoyable album.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Grey's Effect
From the moment Snow Patrols song "Chasing Cars" played over the final minutes of the season finale from Grey's Anatomy, I have been hooked. Since I bought the album "Eyes Open" it has rarely left my media player of choice. From the heavy handed pop rock tracks like "Hands Open" to the bitter sweet "You Could be Happy" the album is a complete package of radio friendly hits. Though it has yet to be seen if it is completely thrashable.
4-0 out of 5 stars "It's so clear now..."
Snow Patrol strikes again and again with Eyes Open. Each song on this album stands out on it's own while still keeping a general flow of a complete album alive. Unlike their contemporaries Coldplay and Keane (and indeed there own previous albums) this album is fantastic from first listen on. Right away I had "You're All I Have", "Hands Open", and "Open Your Eyes" blasting throughout my room for weeks. I was very surprised to find out that "Chasing Cars" had become a huge hit (I ban myself from radio) because within a collection of outstanding tracks this one seemed more average and is definatly a weaker single then, let's say, "Run" off Final Straw. Generally, i would maintain Final Straw is the stronger album but Eyes Open has a refreshing throwback to the grunge-esque sounds on Songs For Polar Bears. Other Fantastic tracks include "Make This Go On Forever" and "Headlights On Dark Roads". ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Indie Rock    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop    6. Scotland   


6. The Crane Wife
by Capitol
Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Capitol raised a few eyebrows when they signed indie stalwarts the Decemberists. There's nothing blatantly commercial about the Portland quintet, from Colin Meloy's quavery voice and hyper-literate lyrics to the band's wide-ranging music, which encompasses baroque pop, prog rock, and dozens of other styles. Then again, he did once sing, "I was made for the stage," and those who've seen the group live know this to be true. Sure, they're storytellers, but they're entertainers, too--just not in the Top 40 sense. Never ones to play it safe, their major label debut takes its inspiration from a Japanese folk tale. It travels from the Replacements-style balladry of "The Crane Wife 3"--which joins words like "Each feather it fell from skin/'Til threadbare while she grew thin" to the melody from "Here Comes a Regular"--to the ELP hoedown of three-part epic "The Island" to the haunting duet between Meloy and Laura Veirs on "Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)." It's an impressively eclectic effort that somehow manages to avoid sounding scattered. Co-produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) and Tucker Martine (the Long Winters), the Decemberists' fourth full-length is richer, less immediately catchy than its predecessor (there's nothing as bouncy here as Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 3 and a half really....But Very Solid and Good
Right then let's get down too it.I'm not going to list the songs and what not as most reviewers have done so already and have pretty much nailed the jist of what they convey.
5-0 out of 5 stars They've Done It Again
I've been counting down the days till October 3rd, and when it finally arrived, I bribed my mom with cleaning my room to go to NYC Virgin Records and get me the new Decemberists album. I put it on my CD player, and I may hav had a small corinary stroke. I love all of Colin Meloy's stuff, including all the old albums and tarkio etc etc. but this CD was great. It still had that Decemberists backround, but was a little more poppy and maybe more major record label-ish. All I know, is that "The Crance Wife 3" and "Sons and Daughters" and "Summersong" will be my most played songs on my ipod within the next 2 months.

4-0 out of 5 stars Slight Disappointment
I really set myself up to be disappointed with The Crane Wife cause I bought the pre-release hype. After reading all the good words, I was expecting to be blown away. Then after a couple of listens I realized I had had tricked myself. The Decemberists aren't the kind of band that blows people away. The Decemberists are a band that charms you and soothes you with loving songcraft and theatrical whimsy. Crane Wife didn't inject directly into my blood stream like the infectious Picaresque (my first of the band's CDs). In fact, some two weeks later, Crane Wife is still slowly soaking in. I dont hear the adventuresome and free spirited Decemberists I've grown to love. In fact Collin even seems a little more uncertain in his singing on Crane Wife. Not the lyrics, just the execution. "When the War Came", "Yankee Bayonet" and "Shankhill Butchers" are standouts. 4 stars is being nice. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Chamber Pop    2. Indie Pop    3. Indie Rock    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop   


7. St. Elsewhere
by Downtown
Audio CD (09 May, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In 2006, Danger Mouse is King Midas of the music world. He has an uncanny knack for creating jagged, dense, frenzied beats and odd, eerie, vivid soundscapes that never compromise the music's natural flow. Meanwhile, rapper and singer Cee-Lo, a veteran of Atlanta's Dirty South scene, has never been one to be constrained by hip-hop conventions, and is a willing partner in adventure. The result is an intrepid psychedelic blend of pop, hip-hop, soul, and rock that consistently challenges and delights. It's no wonder that "Crazy," with its modest riff, irresistible hook, and disarming opening line ("I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind") became a worldwide Internet sensation a full six months before the official release of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What can I say that already hasn't been said?
Positive, fun songs.Not complex, but enough to make you want to keep coming back.Good stuff!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great modern-soul.
I am a large fan of both Danger Mouse's production and Cee-Lo's crooning. Now, I admit, I prefer Cee-Lo's rapping to crooning, but the man does have a unique, and intriguingly appealing voice. Danger Mouse is like the RZA for a new millenium; everyone he works with, he knows how to provide the perfect production to compliment that artist. He's done it for MF DOOM, Jemini, the Gorillaz, and others; Danger Mouse is the best modern producer in the industry.
5-0 out of 5 stars A "RAGING SEA" of Music!
I don't want to rehash everything everyone's already said before, but all of the superlative reviews are true.This is one of those albums that the more you listen to it, the more AMAZING it becomes.I have been playing it nonstop in my car on the way to and from work since the day I bought it, and can't seem to get enough.I've always been a Cee-Lo fan, although I confess I was never really familiar with Danger Mouse.Cee-Lo's lyrics are exceptional-- I'd even go so far as to say profound, and coupled with Danger's beats, this album is on another level.My favorite track on this album is "Storm Coming".The beat is just epic in scope, and Cee-Lo really get's caught up in his rendition as the song builds to a crescendo.When he sings "When I sing it's a cyclone, I'm writing a RAGING sea" you FEEL it!That song is great played loud while coasting down a highway.Simply spectacular.Indeed, all the songs on this album are great, with one exception in my opinion- the opening track "Go Go Gadget Gospel".I love "Feng Shui," "Who Cares," "Smiley Faces," "St. Elsewhere" "Necromancer" and "Transformer".A truly outstanding album.Buy it!!!(Oh, by the way, the OutKast double album has NOTHING on this album.I thought Speakerboxx/The Love Below was mostly crap.St. Elsewhere is something wonderful.) ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative Rap    3. Hip-Hop    4. Neo-Soul    5. Pop    6. Rock    7. Rock/Pop    8. Underground Rap   


8. Stadium Arcadium
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (09 May, 2006)
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Asin: B000EMGAOY
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Four-year career hiatuses followed by sprawling double-albums could spell trouble for a band of the Chili Peppers' stature: consider they'd originally recorded enough for Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Maturing gracefully, while keeping the fun
I don't understand all this talk about the Red Hots "putting down their guns", "hanging their mitts" .. and so on. It's like people are expecting a band to do the same thing for 23 years and produce the same type of music, ignoring the fact that bands and musicians like the rest of us, evolve, mature, change.. etc, the point is few bands do it as gracefully and as fantastically as the Red Hots. Sure some songs sound a little bit more tame "Hard to Concentrate", others sound a little bit more Pop "Especially in Michigan", others more stadium or melodic .. but how many bands you know can deliver something like "Snow ((Hey Oh))". This songs bursts out right after the first single - "Dani California" - as if to challenge the current music scene to produce something that's even close in creativity and musicianship. Then how many bands you can think of can deliver a first grade first-nature funk like "Charlie", or "Hump De Bump", or "Storm in a Teacup". The Red Hots sure have moved in several new directions over the years, but they have managed to keep a large enough distance from anybody else doing the same type of thing, to remainsounding original. This is a band that knows how to feel, chill, go crazy and party in their songs, and this is the type of album Stadium Arcadium is. Buy it, it's unique, double albums rarely come this natural and unbloated.

5-0 out of 5 stars Their BEST album yet!
I am a HUGE RHCP fan and so naturally i was very excited when they came out w/ a new cd and couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I wasn't disapointed when i first listened to this CD, it is TOTALLY AMAZING! There isn't a bad song on it and i simply can't keep it out of my CD player! All 28 songs are incredible and i cant praise them enough!

4-0 out of 5 stars RHCP's Mixed Fortunes
It is with mixed feelings that I review 'Stadium Arcadium'. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are 2.5 decades old and are extreme legends of alternative rock - their style of alternative rock that is. They are the kings of funk, mixing rock with punk as they only can. This album came very much anticipated by all RHCP fans and faced a mixed critical critique by the critics and fans alike. Firstly before I dwelve into the two in one album let me state for the record that the Artwork of this album is the best original idea the band could come up with. I loved the cover and the inside of the package. The back cover could have had a better band photo. But A+ for thought into the cover, very expressive and artistic.
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Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Funk Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


9. Fallen
by Wind-Up
Audio CD (04 March, 2003)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I got this CD because I loved their radio hits "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal." While those songs are beautiful, they are not representative of the rest of the album. Although I tried and tried to get into this CD, the hard rock teen goth style just isn't my cup of tea, and the lyrics are too depressing. If you are a fan of bands such as Linkin Park or Seether, you might enjoy this. However, if you only like "My Immortal" and "Bring Me To Life" because of Amy's powerful vocals, you'd be better off listening to Tori Amos or Sarah McLachlan.

4-0 out of 5 stars October music
What else can I add that the other reviews haven't already said? For me music usually unlocks feelings and emotions that very often are tied to places in time and seasons. This album feels like October in Maine to me. October is without a doubt the best month there is and if you ever have to be in Maine, October is the best time to be there. This album evokes the early twilight and cool breezes coming off Casco Bay, moving through the autumn leaves. Really an amazing album. Amy Lee is an amazing vocalist and I'd recommend this album to anyone who has an inner goth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best starter
this is great rock cd. the lyrics are fresh and catchy. it has the rock escence and the vocals of an angel with some piano splashed throughout!
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Subjects:  1. Alternative Metal    2. Bass    3. Chamber Pop    4. Drums    5. Electronic Sounds    6. Goth Metal    7. Guitar (Electric)    8. Keyboards    9. Piano    10. Pop    11. Post-Grunge    12. Rock    13. Rock/Pop    14. Synthesizer    15. Vocal Harmony    16. Vocals    17. Vocals (Background)   


10. I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
by Matador Records
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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It's no surprise that a group named after something said during a baseball game would title an album after something said during a basketball match. It is a bit of a surprise that this band remains so incredibly good, and capable of surprising even longtime listeners. This one's so diverse and such a mixture of different styles, it's reminiscent of the group's all-request on-air shows they play annually to support New Jersey-based radio station WFMU. Book-ended by two long, droney tunes, you've got garage-rock rave-ups, country-pop, horn-driven R&B, little gorgeous atmospheric songs, some brilliant falsetto singing, and... this list could go on and on. Who else would think to pair conga-style percussion to a Suicide-esque synth drone? Or even to work with longtime Dylan collaborator and strings arranger and violinist David Mansfield and have genius illustrator Gary Panter do the artwork at the same time? It's the little things that matter, especially when you mastered the big ones twenty-plus years ago.Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars subpar
i think 3 stars is generous.i am pretty dissapointed with the album.. i thought that Summer Sun was a good direction for them to go in, but this does not meet the bar they made for themselves with 'I Can Hear..' or 'And Then Nothing..'There are a few good tracks but the album is not consistent and it's way too long.Hopefully the next one will be better

5-0 out of 5 stars an eclectic album by YLT
All of you who already know YLT wide musical affinities, will sure enjoy the last effort by the outstanding Hoboken trio. You'll find all sorts of songs in here, up and downbeat, but, trust me, all of them excellent. The LP runs 70' long, which is a lot, but keeps the level high all the way through.Understand me, it's not a mood album, like Electropura or Summer Sun are, but does pretty well the job, which is, delivering 15 pop-rock nuggets for the forthcoming fall winds. Don't miss it!
4-0 out of 5 stars terrific indie record that runs a little long
Before I talk about how good this album is, I want to get my major gripe out of the way. This album is too long. 15 tracks, 77 minutes long, and it demonstrates that it is very hard, if not impossible, for a record that length to maintain any cohesion.
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Subjects:  1. Indie Rock    2. Noise Pop    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


11. And I Feel Fine: Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987
by Capitol/I.R.S.
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Should have been a box set
While this is a great collection of earlier R.E.M., I would have rather seen a box set including the IRS material, live songs, and b-sides.The 2 CD offering is far too skimpy for this band.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
This is a good buy for new listeners as well as old fans.It's good to hear the early stuff in a collection like this.Brings back many memories and recreates many moods.I am disappointed by recent REM recordings, but we always have music like this to appreciate.A must even for diehards.Nice packaging, too, with comments on many of the songs by the band members included in the accompanying booklet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor Sound quality- Remastering gone very wrong
This is really sad, this is an otherwise excellent collection. But in today's quest for everything to be LOUD, the over compressed this so that it's lost almost all dynamic range, and is just stressfull to listen to. You hear things you never did before-- BECAUSE THAT WEREN"T SUPPOSED TO STAND OUT IN THE MIX!Everything just stays at the same level, it sounds like there are some phase issues on some tracks as well.
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Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. American Underground    4. College Rock    5. Jangle Pop    6. Pop    7. Pop/Rock    8. Rock    9. Rock/Pop    10. United States of America   


12. Return to Cookie Mountain (with Bonus Tracks)
by Interscope Records
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Their second album and first for Interscope is almost wholly brilliant. Like Mogwai, Sigur Ros and a dozen others, TVOTR excels at making slowly-evolving tunes with vaguely anthemic choruses and lots of loud-soft dynamics. Unlike virtually any of those other bands, TV on the Radio mix a genuine and actual songwriting ability with their knack for finding sounds that appear to be "new." This record is crisper-sounding and incorporates more dance-based elements, but it's essentially a pop album. While the lack of the free web-released "Dry Drunk Emperor, a tribute to President Bush, is initially a bummer, the album percolates with enough pre-apocalyptic tension to satisfy anyone. In a Prince-pitched falsetto, the group sings "I was a lover/ Before this war," While throughout, the combination of melody and invention is always pitch-perfect (well, except on "Province" and "Let the Devil In," those songs sort of suck.) People of Earth: please make this band into total superstars and buy several copies of their album: one for the car, another for the office, etc. What we really need in our popular music is more weirdness, and more truth.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The best of 2006 so far.
This album is so good that I finally decided to write a review. I had to add some thoughts especially since some of the other reviews aren't that positive. Return To Cookie Mountain sounds fresher than anything I have heard in a long time. "Wolf Like Me" is amazing and what drew me to them in the first place. But it's the other songs that will hold onto you for much longer. "I Was A Lover" is a great intro and sets the tone perfectly. "A Method" which no one here has really discussed much, is a beautiful song with layers of harmony that lead into wonderfully sinister drums. It is that kind of juxtapostioning that keeps you on your toes through out. the last part of the album drags a bit, but it's only because the first part is so extraordinary. If you really like eclectic and beautifully crafted music you can go wrong with this. Gets better with every listen!

2-0 out of 5 stars Turn off the tv on the radio!
This band is getting alot of critical acclaim right now, but I'm just not feeling it. The single "Wolf like me" is the only song that stands out to me on the whole album. It is a great song, but everything else is just blah. I think the band could use a different singer, the guy they got doesn't sing very well or very "soulful". The music is good, very original and the only reason I haven't sold the cd yet. I really think ppl need to hear this one for themselves before they buy. Don't be fooled by these 5 star reviews. Just listen to the cd before you buy it. That's my advice.

3-0 out of 5 stars When it works it is friggin' wonderful...
...but when in doesn't, it really, really doesn't.I have to admit that if the review were based solely on the songs I really enjoy from this album it would be 5 instead of only 3 stars, but alas as a whole the album, for me at least, doesn't work.That is not, however, to say I don't respect these guys for trying something new.On the contrary, I think that their mistakes are brilliant attempts.That said, the songs that work are, as the headline says, "Friggin' Wonderful"."I Was A Lover" and "Wolf Like Me" are fantastic.The later of the two will definitely stay in constant rotation on my Nanopod for years to come(Not that the Nanopod will actually last that long, but that is another story all together).I would definitely suggest it to fans of the first.The album is a logical progression in their sound, and I can't wait to hear what they do next. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Indie Rock    2. Pop    3. Post-Rock/Experimental    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop    6. United States of America   


13. Barenaked Ladies Are Me
by Desperation Records
Audio CD (12 September, 2006)
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Asin: B000H1RG2M
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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15+ years after their winsome indie debut, Canada's Barenaked Ladies come full circle here, dropping off the major label merry-go-round to re-embrace a DYI sensibility with typically breezy aplomb. But, as this collection's strong songs and crisp production attest, that hardly means the band didn't learn a thing or three during its successful tenure in the majors. The gorgeous melancholy of "Adrift" is apt preamble to a collection that's more thematically balanced and graced by an expansive sense of artistic democracy. While mainstays Steven Page and Ed Robertson contribute such patently torqued, BNL-mirthful fare as "Bank Job," "Bull in a China Shop," "Rule the World With Love" and "Wind It Up," there's a growing maturity and sense of reflection in their work as well, as evidenced by Page confessing his own emotional disconnection via the evocative, banjo-accordion lament "Everything Had Changed." But it's the strong, equally literate contributions of fellow band members Jim Creeggan ("Peterborough & the Kawathas") and Kevin Hearn ("Sound of Your Voice," "Vanishing") that truly expand BNL's horizons at a career juncture when many bands are all too happy to rest on their laurels or hew religiously to the formula that garnered them. Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars A Downer
I love BNL but found this album very disappointing.The tagline for the CD was that it is their best work since "Stunt".If you liked the upbeat "Stunt", you probably will NOT care much for this CD.Very melancholy.

4-0 out of 5 stars The other CD is better!
There is another CD of this same album with 14 more bonus tracks giving the CD 27 tracks.About 17 of those are quality tracks with some of the better ones in the bonus group. You can ck it out at Rapsody. JT

5-0 out of 5 stars Great CD, might even be their best
I have been listening to the Barenaked Ladies since I was [...]and have loved almost everything they have done. Although at first I was not a huge fan of Everything to Everyone I grew to like it a lot, but they were still great because of the old stuff and they are an excellent live band. I am glad I didn't give up on them! Barenaked Ladies Are Me is unbelievable and it might be their best album ever! I have listened to it about ten times now and I like it more everyday. It is definitely their most emotional album since Born on a Pirate Ship. "Home" is one of the best songs they have ever written and is up there with "Call and Answer" and "Break Your Heart" in terms of emotional power. "Adrift","Sound of Your Voice", "Bull in a China Shop" and "Everything Had Changed" are great. The last one even brought me memories of Elliott Smith R.I.P. It was also great to see Jim and Kevin get into the action since they are horribly under utilized. Maybe next time around we can even get a Tyler solo, haha. Anyway, buy this album it is great and go out and see them live if you can, because they are amazing! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Alternative Pop/Rock    3. Canada    4. Pop    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop   


14. Broken Boy Soldiers
by V2 Records/Third Man
Audio CD (16 May, 2006)
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Asin: B000F48CD8
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Smothered by the indulgence of his rock star ranking, Jack White steps into the eccentricities of the supergroup, and at first glance, this seems to be a band where White's imposing presence could overshadow the rest. Not the case with these Raconteurs. Teaming with fellow Detroit songwriter Brendan Benson and Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler, the rhythm section from Cincinnati band the Greenhornes, White exhales a bit, deferring enough to his mates to make Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have!! Two thumbs up!
THIS is a great album!! I've always been a nominal fan of The White Stripes, but I heard "Steady As She Goes" and it just stuck in my head and I knew I had to buy this CD, and what a great investment it was. I would highly recommend it. The White Stripes are great, but I can only take them in small doses, if you know what I mean. The Raconteurs are different. I can listen to this entire CD over and over.

5-0 out of 5 stars wow!
I came to Amazon awhile back and listened to a couple of tracks, didn't think much of it.A few weeks later, I had some extra cash and decided to buy it, as I love The White Stripes.From the first listen I was blown away. I had heard "Steady as She Goes" on the radio, but the rest of the cd lives up to that song, and surpasses it.Loved the vocals on "Hands," the Middle Eastern flair on "Broken Boy Soldiers," and the silliness of "Intimate Secretary."The rest of the songs are solid, with "Blue Veins" being one of Jack White's best songs ever.Don't know if this is a one and done thing, hopefully not!Saw an interview with Jack and Meg on the Charlie Rose Show, and this guy is for real.What he did with Loretta Lynn was amazing, and I'll buy pretty much anything in the future from him.

5-0 out of 5 stars *****WOW*****
Wow, this is one of the best cd's I have heard in years, not a bad track on here! There are elements of great bands (Zeppelin, Beatles) here but with a modern edge that makes this effort sound almost experimental.Check out Broken Boy Soldiers and Blue Veins, freakin' amazing!The beat on the title track is driving, raw and practically primal.Blue Veins is bluesy with a provocative edge.Run, don't walk to your favorite music store and buy this!Be warned, tho, this cd has teeth, once they sink into you, it won't let go. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Garage Rock Revival    3. Indie Rock    4. Pop    5. Pop Underground    6. Rock    7. Rock/Pop   


15. Oh No
by Capitol
Audio CD (30 August, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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On its self-titled 2002 debut, OK Go nailed the two things every decent power-pop band needs--deadly looks and deadly hooks--to deliver the knock-out hit "Get Over It." Its follow up, produced by Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, the Cardigans) and recorded in Malmöö, Sweden, offers more of the same. Much more. The Chicago quartet can't seem to move through its record collection fast enough, piling on the Beach Boys harmonies, Cars synthesizer squelches and Queen-inspired fanfare on breakneck songs like "Here It Goes Again" and "Crash The Party." Without any pauses for breath or quiet contemplation, it's frankly almost too much to take in one sitting. Then again, it can't be easy trying to cram the entire history of pop in just under an hour. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars OK GO is the best new thing
Let me get straight to the point: OK GO's Oh No is the best album I have ever owned in my life. Yes, this is a very bold statement, and no, this isn't the only album I've ever bought, but after listening to the album about 50+ times, I still stand by this claim.
4-0 out of 5 stars Oh ...
While OK Go still is a little to concerned with their fashion and try a little too hard, they have managed to produces a fairly satifying album that was much better than their first (nothing was as good as Get Over It though).
4-0 out of 5 stars Not terribly innovative, but fun nevertheless
If you feel they sound familiar, they do. OK Go may be the "most recent" revival bands to hit the airwaves (think Franz Ferdinand). However, they've managed to reach pseudo-cult status thanks to their fun videos. If you can, check them out on YouTube: you will have a good laugh! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Indie Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock    4. Rock/Pop    5. United States of America   


16. Boys and Girls in America
by Vagrant Records
Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Craig Finn loves books and bars. It's not just that he pinched the title of he Hold Steady's third album from the ultimate manual for boozehounds, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" ("Boys and Girls in America have such a sad time together"), but that every leery line of every song is crammed with the wayward poetry and passion of someone who is more familiar with the bottom of a whiskey glass than the sun. Thanks to his raucous Brooklyn band, his music--louder than its predecessors this time, with a few more ballads--also happens to make a great soundtrack for an all-night bender where broken-hearts and broken bottles become one.Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars nauseating
if i could give this music negative stars i would. no kidding i got nauseous listening to this band. i seriously was on the verge of losing my lunch as one song led into the next and i headed straight to the bathroom after being tortured by them all. a hard-to-believe reaction, i know -- i was wondering myself how it was possible to get physically sickened by a cd, but then i figured it out: it just goes in circles and circles and circles and circles and circles and circles and circles. HOLD STEADY? i WISH! it's TORTUROUS. on top of having a boring-as-hell voice, vocally this guy "sings" the SAME 2 or 3-note "melodies" for every song. wtf? + musicwise it's the same level of Abysmally Boring and Uninventive -- and let me repeat -- CIRCLES. the "band" does the exactly the same "music" for EVERY song. how can anyone say good things about these guys??? bravo to the other two reviewers who gave them one star. i'm happy to see that at least two people in the world have ears. it's astounding to me that crap like this gets recorded. even more astounding that crap like this generates fans.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for Hold Steady beginners
Okay, I didn't really care for Hold Steady's previous album, "Separation Sundays."It had great lyrics, but the musical side was lackluster and the lyrics, though the saving grace, were often hard to decipher."Boys and Girls in America" is, however, excellent.The lyrics maintain the same quality, and the musical end has improved drastically.If you've heard a little of the Hold Steady and don't get the appeal, check out this album.Or, if you're looking for a jump-off point, this is it.If you like this album, then you should look into "Separation Sundays," but I would advise going with this one first.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's always entertaining....
Being an Eastsider a stone's throw from Sweet Payne Ave., I am once again thrilled to know solidarity with a (at one time local) band that makes room for a lot of life in their music--not just romantic idealism and not just defeatist nihilism--they tend to capture pieces of life's dialectic nature, which is nice, nice: Hope/Despair, Progress/Setback, Connection/Isolation--life that always ends in death, but death that has at least lost its sting.The Hold Steady continue to be who they are, you may or may not like them, but it is hard to judge or dismiss something this unapologetically unique.The more you demand likeability from music the less you'll probably like The Holdsteady--not because they aren't likeable, but because you'd be missing the point.This album is good alone and better when put in its narrative context (following Almost Killed Me and Sep. Sunday).I was pleased to get an update on the messed up teenage lives of Holly et al.And was especially glad to hear something resembling a ballad or two (First Night, Citrus, Arms and Hearts), Crucifixion Cruise got me wanting more of that.If you're not into or can't meet the demands of the recorded poetic/talk lyrics of an Ivy League grad, then I beseech you to see The Hold Steady in concert--I've been three times and can testify that what might be lacking in a snapshot recording is made up in the storytelling energy of the moment--stories are meant to be told not recorded after all. ... Read more

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17. Under the Iron Sea
by Interscope Records
Audio CD (20 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If U2 hadn't already released a pair of career retrospective discs, this British trio's second album would neatly do the trick in one. Not much of a surprise since Keane spent a good deal of time supporting Bono and company following the release their breakthrough debut, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Musicians
As a person who LOVED Hopes and Fears, I didn't think they could do any better. I'm extremely pleased to say that I was wrong. This is the best album I've heard in years. It is complete from the first song to the last. I just love the fact that it's so different from what is out there (I don't own any coldplay or U2 albums so I can't say if they're similar). The lowest rating I would give any song is 8.5/10. Almost every song gets a 10/10. This album gives me goosebumps it's so good.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
It is perhaps true that you don't like this album like Hopes and Fears in the first hearing, but, man ITIS SO MUCH BETTER THAN HOPES AND FEARS!! The frog prince, Crystall ball and Leaving so soon? are songs to make any band proud of their efforts. Tom Chaplin's vocals in The frog prince are simply awesome. There aren't many singers today that can sustain the chorus (Inherit the earth/ while your prince's crown) at such a high note. The music also is much better and varied than Hopes and Fears, where the songs were much similar from one to another (Listen to the intros of Somewhere only we know, Bend and break and Everybody's changing, for instance). Maybe, simply, I like the new darker and at times eerie sound of Under the Iron Sea more than its predecessor. After considering (and I still do) Hopes and Fears a five star album, I'd rate this one higher, if I could. I do really love this CD.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
This is not truly a step down from their last album. (I still believe it is above Coldplay.) But this album is too smooth.There are just too many weak clichés and earnest heartfelt vocals.There is nothing original here and the band lacks any real substance.That being said this is a very tolerable album and is not trash and while the other album was not great, not a single song on this album matches "Your Eyes Open" from their last."Is It Any Wonder?" is a little edgy but it feels extremely commercial as it gets old after several listens.
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18. In Between Dreams
by Umvd Labels
Audio CD (01 March, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For a man who gets his biggest kicks surfing the waves and strumming his guitar on a lonely beach in native Hawaii, singer-songwriter Jack Johnson has carved out quite a remarkable career on the mainland. His 2003 album, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I love Jack Johnson
Do any other bro's love Jack Johnson as much as I do? Sometimes I chill with my bros and we listen to it together.It gets you so pumped.
3-0 out of 5 stars I like this one a lot
Although Flake will probably always be my favorite song of his this is my favorite album.

2-0 out of 5 stars Boring and repetitive
This guy gets two stars since he is one step above a street performer.His music is a bad resurrection of old-style Blues from the South.He gets more popularity he deserves, but thats true for most mainstream artists of the 2000's. ... Read more

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19. Two Lights
Audio CD (01 August, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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On his third disc, the one-man musical marvel known as Five for Fighting proves yet again that all that's standing between him and peace of mind--not the fleeting kind, but full-on, to-the-bone, heart-and soul-cleansing peace of mind--is a song. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Trilogy
Completes the trilogy of America Town and The Battle for Everything.If you liked the other albums, this one is more "musical" with stronger arrangements.Favorite songs include "World," "Freedom," and "California Justice."

5-0 out of 5 stars Something I really listen to
This to me is what good music is I think this is a CD that should be required listening in life it's truly listenable and likeable it's not offensive or distracting is music you can listen over and over again and i have this is one of the best pieces of music this year if not this decade.

5-0 out of 5 stars Two Lights- 5 Stars
I just purchased this CD and I have fallen in love with it. John Ondrasik is one of the best out there. I highly recommend you to get this CD. It's one that I will always enjoy. ... Read more

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20. Black Holes and Revelations
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (11 July, 2006)
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Asin: B000FVQYYK
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Muse-ic
This is my first true exposure to The Muse and I have to say I am just blown away by their sound.I just love the vocals and the way that the cd just naturally flows from one song the other.If you are a fan of British alternative music then I would highly recommend this cd.

2-0 out of 5 stars they're losing it!
...and it makes me so sad.i'm a huge fan of "showbiz" and was even more blown away by "origin of symmetry."but they started to push it with "absolution," and after this one, i'm afraid they're finished.i'm getting very tired of the uninspired and repetitive piano arpeggios, and while the guitars are decent and high energy, they ultimately lack the creativity and distinction that muse achieved in the previous albums.the lyrics are trite, and the vocals are more whiney than ever.it's just a very dull, unimportant album.
4-0 out of 5 stars Supermassive!
Muse brings the pomp on their fourth CD, and let it be known that they are ready to fill every arena with the bombast. This is meant in the most complimentary of ways. From the opening crescendos of "Take A Bow" to the prog-space epic "Knights Of Cydonia," this is the best rock record since Queen and Yes hung up their fog machines.
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