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The Very Best of Prince
The Very Best of Prince
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best, of the Best...., Feb. 23 2004
This review is from: The Very Best of Prince (Audio CD)
Let's focus on the songs and music that are presented here. Prince is the champ. Prince is the KING. You cannot get much better than Prince. He is probably my favorite recording artist of all time. His is an amazing lyricist and guitarist, and not to mention vocalist. His hard rock, 80's techno, pop and disco sensabilities are excellent, and all of the tracks presented here represent Prince perfectly. Sure, there are a few great one's missing, but all the songs that ARE here. They are great. My all time favorite Prince tracks are here: Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain, Lets Go Crazy, 1999 - but all of the songs here certainly are great. Flawless. Prince is one of the few GREAT talents out there, and unfortunetly people don't seem to get it and mock him. People, take a look into this music. All the songs are excellent. Excellent, perfect, flawless songs from the master of music, a excellent blend of hard rock, techno, funk and pop. Get it. It will definetly convert you into a Prince fan.

The Fat of the Land
The Fat of the Land
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dark Techno...., Feb. 22 2004
This review is from: The Fat of the Land (Audio CD)
However, I sagged the star rating a bit because there a few songs where the singing turns into rapping, and I hate rap. But I really like Techno. The beats and hard hitting and groovy, they force you to get up and move. They are very fast as well. The bass, keys and all that other good stuff is excellent. Well constructed, well placed, dark stuff all around. Great rave techno stuff. The technometal songs are pretty good, considering I am not the biggest metal fan in the world. The singing/chanting/talking is interesting, with a few quests sprinkled here and there. All the songs are pretty good, but the best one's would have to be Smack my B!tch Up, Serial Thrilla and without a doubt, the head-bobing 'Firestarter' - the catchies song here. Prodigy have held up after some great albums, and this is another good album. Must have for all ye techno fans.

Couldn't Stand The Weather
Couldn't Stand The Weather
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thee Guitar Album...., Feb. 20 2004
No this isn't the best or my favorite album of all time (Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon owns that position), this is my 3rd favorite. This is thee guitar album. Stevie Ray Vaughan is quite possibly the best guitar player of our time. The album is cholk-full of licks that are enough to make Steve Vai jealous. Scuttle Buttin's blues boogy, Couldn't Stand the Weather's blistering blues solo's, Cold Shots smooth, in-the-pocket feel, everything is great about this album. I honestly think Stevie could do no wrong. Because all of his albums are great. But I beleive this to be his best album. And, to state a radical opinion - I think Stevie's version of the legendary Jimi Hendrix's 'Voodoo Chile' is better than Jimi's original version. Stevie added so much more depth. But all in all, this is thee guitar album. Greatness in guitar is in abundance here, and there is no way you could stop Stevie. Rest In Peace Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Dark Side Of The Moon
Dark Side Of The Moon
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Owns Any Other Album In The World...., Feb. 20 2004
This review is from: Dark Side Of The Moon (Audio CD)
Don't Listen too my 'Discovery' or 'First and Last and Always' review - THIS is the best album ever. This is it folks. This is flawless. Anyone looking for the deifinitive album of our time, look no further than Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon'. The album is legendary as one of the highest selling albums of our time. The music is so psychadelic, artistic and moody it is unbelieveable. It is either upbeat psychadel, or it is slow, broding, dismal music that can put you too sleep. Either way, this album is excellent. The members of Pink Floyd are genious'. This is absolutley legendary. From the moody, atmospheric sound effects and haunting chimes that set the mood, too odd synthesizer effects, to straight out vox-guitar-bass-drums attack, this album has it all. Even a clinging money rythmn. All instruments and effects are used too their fullest extent here, which makes for an excellent, truley flawless. All the songs are truley excellent, but the best songs would have to be 'The Great Gig in the Sky', 'Money', 'Us and Them' and 'Brain Damage'. But every single tune on this masterpiece are excellent. This is like a perfect painting, with alot of dark colers. The Floyd are true genious', and this album should be owned by everyone. Or should I say, this album own's everyone? Either way, this is without a dobut the best album of our time.

Phantom Planet
Phantom Planet
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Album, PP Took A Step In The Right Direction...., Feb. 20 2004
This review is from: Phantom Planet (Audio CD)
Before Phantom Planet's 'Phantom Planet', their sound was a bit lighter, it was power-pop, but not quite as powerful on this album. That's why this is what I think is their best album to date. All the songs are great, catchy - and fun. It is one of thoose albums that is just fun all around. I dig blaring it in the car driving fast with friends. The best songs here would have to be 'The Happy Ending', 'Big Bratt' and 'By The Bed'. But most of the songs are pretty good, not all, but most. My only beef is the production. Sometimes the bass and drums drown out everything, but not all the time. Sometimes the vocals can get a bit irritating, but not alot. All In All, this was a big step in the right direction for the pop-now-powerpop band Phantom Planet. I suggest you check this album out, It's a keeper...

Ballbreaker
Ballbreaker
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacking..., Feb. 10 2004
This review is from: Ballbreaker (Audio CD)
This album was very highly anticipated after a tapeworm of hits off of previous albums. Here, Brian Johnsons vocals are low mixed, and the guitar seems to drown out everything. Angus' riffs are getting stale and repititious, and the drumming is very generic. There are a few good songs here. 'All Hail Ceaser' is a great tune, the best here. 'Hard As A Rock' is pretty catchy, and 'Ball Breaker' is well-played and very funny lyric wise. Speaking of the lyrics, they are pretty well-written here. The other tracks, however - are stale and repitious for the above reasons. It is not a bad album by any standards, but this is in no way 'Back in Black' or 'Highway to Hell'...

First, Last and Always
First, Last and Always
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100+ Stars..., Feb. 9 2004
This review is from: First, Last and Always (Audio CD)
Folks, I have a tendancy to change my favorite artist/album, very often. I know I recently stated ELO's 'Discovery' as my all-time favorite, but after listening to this album a few times today, I have been forced to change my mind. I may change again, and trust me it gets annoying - but I will never stop loving this album. The guitars are low, haunting, and chiming echos that linger in your thoughts for the longest time. Eldrich is a pure musical genious. His dark, haunting, and extremley low vocals have influenced every Goth band this side of the equator. Amazing vocals. This music sounds like something you would hear at a graveyard. It's not rock, It's not metal, It's...Goth. It is hard to describe. IT Is beautifully crafted, dark, romantic, classical influenced goth music. And It's excellent. Everything. 'Black Planet', 'Walk Away', 'No Time To Cry' and 'Marian' are all dark and brooding, dismal and dreary. They my disturb as during the music you will begin to think of death. But this music is excellent. A must own, pure brilliance - A Classic.

White Blood Cells
White Blood Cells
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4.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air..., Feb. 8 2004
This review is from: White Blood Cells (Audio CD)
I was getting sick of it. I was loosing faith in the music industry. In the midst of raprock bands calling themselves metal (Linkin Park), Sluts with horrible radio hits (Beyonce) and once-great bands releasing horrid albums, comes The White Stripes. They were the music industry's last hope for raw, quality, real music. They have been under the radar for quite some time with two great albums (White Stripes and Deji Still) -but never made it big until a few great songs off here made it big. Fell In Love with a Girl is a fast paced powerhouse, and Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground is a great song, but the best one here is an overlooked track called 'Finding Harder to Be a Gentlemen' - and excellent song, very catchy. This is pure rock and roll with a healthy dose of blues. Jack and Meg are an excellent team, and obviously didn't buckle under the pressure as they released another great album, Elephant. Still, this is a great album. Only, there are 2 tracks that pollute the album. Little Room and Were Going to Be Friends aren't really great, but don't make this a bad album. All in all, this is a great album.

Discovery
Discovery
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album...Ever, Feb. 8 2004
This review is from: Discovery (Audio CD)
Yes folks, you heard me. Up too this point, all of my reviews have been 5-star albums (Although, I am waiting for my 3-Star Nirvana review to be posted) - but this, indeed, is the best album ever created (so far). This is first on Mr. Musics Top 5 Favorite Albums. Even number two, Sublimes '40oz. To Freedom' doesn't match up too this. And I will explain why this is so uber brilliant. Technical ecstacy is abundance here. From various electronic shock of a synth, too the mind blowing brilliance of a full-fledged orchestra - this is it. We have electronic synths, Orchestras, Disco beats - all topped off with psychadelic 70's rock on roll. Imagine Kiss playing too the beat of staying alive while the Sanfrancisco Orchestra backs them up. All the tracks here are excelllent, every single one. Not one filler. However, the first four tracks would have to be the best out of them. The first track, 'Shine A Little Love' - has a galloping hard rock riff, and is extremley catchy. Good work by the Orchestra. Confusion has a vintage 70's feel with computer blurts here and there. I Need Your Love is guitarist brilliance, with excellent solos and this is an allaround classic ballad. The Diary of Horace Wimp is interesting power pop. Don't Bring Me Down is the biggest song of here, and although not the best - is still very, very good. But seriously folks, all the tracks are great rock and roll with a bit of disco soul and a electronic orchestra backing. It is all great. Everything. Too bad ELO Really went downhill from here. But this folks has to be the best album to date.

Tantric
Tantric
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful - Pushing the Boundaries of Acoustic Rock, Feb. 8 2004
This review is from: Tantric (Audio CD)
You know this album is a good one as soon as you hear the opening riff's too the albums first track, and hit single, 'Breakdown' (one of the best songs on the album). It starts of with a technical acoustic riff, then, at the chorus, explodes into a driving, hard hitting riff. Still don't like it? Try the acoustic-laden song 'Live Your Life' - a darker song with technical and hard passages. Then the next song which is a ballad, very soft - for the easy listeners. Obviously there is something for everyone in the album. All of the songs are great, rich and full in texture - simple and agressive at times, or sometimes slow and thoughtful. The guitar and bass are fascinating, and immedietly capture your attention. The vocals are excellent, deep throated - power, haunting vocals. Before this, acoustic rock was thought too be mellow and just jamming. But this pushes the boundaries and ups the ante's. There are some electric guitars for real heavy passages, but for the most park - all thoose chops burning are acoustic. Anyways, this an excellent album. One of my top 5 of all time. You really should own this, there is something for everyone.

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