Michelle Lee

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (13 of 13)
Location: Bloomfield, NJ United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 498,940 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 13
Finally Woken ~ Jem
4.0 out of 5 stars A stylistic genius!, April 16 2004
Upon hearing the name "Jem", I used to think of the pink-haired cartoon character who sang bad music and was nowhere without her computer Synergy. NOW, I think of "Jem" as an incredible, independent musical artist whose use of samples and clever lyrics make her stand out from the rest.
Jem's album "Finally Woken" is a phenomenal listening experience. Her songs are clearly eclectic; each has its own unique sound and vibe. The breakthrough song "they" is reminiscent of a trance-Sarah McLachlan. The rest of her songs are musically diverse, ranging from the sullen urgency of "falling for you" to the almost 50's-era wistfulness of… Read more
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown
Reading some of the reviews, I am taken aback at how seriously some people are taking this book. Dan Brown says he poured a ton of research in the book. Critics say the book is a bunch of malarkey.
Personally, what matters to me is that I finished the whole thing in less than a day. I can't think of another book that I've read recently that really captured my interest more than this one. The chapters are short and always end in cliffhangers. The story is filled with, if not truth, at least INTRIGUE. The mere fact that this book has been so controversial makes you want to get into it even more.
In short, this book is just FUN to read! Even if it is a BIT of a stretch and the… Read more
Thankful ~ Kelly Clarkson
Thankful ~ Kelly Clarkson
I purchased Kelly Clarkson's debut album "Thankful" after hearing track 2 "Miss Independent" on the radio. The song is a catchy formula for a great pop song: lyrics with attitude and an irresistable hook. However, the rest of the songs on "Thankful" are not what I was expecting.
Songs like the bluesy first track "The Trouble With Love" confer a sense of musical maturity to Miss Clarkson. This is immediately followed by the fiesty young woman anthem "Miss Independent." Then the heart-wrenching ballad "Low". The rest of the CD is a mixture of sorta-pop, sorta-R&B, and sorta-rock.
Clearly attempting to blend new… Read more