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Frequency Unknown ~ Queensryche
Frequency Unknown ~ Queensryche
2.0 out of 5 stars Tate solo album, June 11 2014
Now that the court case is done, this album can be put to bed. Now that buying it won't count as a vote to Tateryche, I feel I can add it to my collection.

Yes Freq. Unknown is a bad album...but not that bad. Weight of the World is a good song. Cold is a good song.

What I really want to know before buying this CD are two things:
1. Which mix is this?
2. Can you still mail away for the remix, if you buy the original mix on CD?

Once I find out the answers to those two questions I will spend my money accordingly.

2 stars.
Beyond Magnetic (EP) ~ Metallica
Beyond Magnetic (EP) ~ Metallica
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Metallica, Feb. 22 2012
Forget the fact that I bought this twice. (Shame on you Metallica for releasing this digitally without even announcing that there would be a forthcoming physical release.) This EP, Metallica's umpteenth (and fourth in a row last I checked) is totally worth whatever your local shop is asking you to plunk down for it. There's nothing in the way of special packaging so if you already own a digital copy, you'll probably be fine with just that. For sheer riffage per minute, this is Metallica the way I remember it… Read more
A Different Kind Of Truth (Deluxe CD/DVD) ~ Van Halen
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I hoped for, Feb. 7 2012
I've read every word printed between the year 2000 and now that was available about the new Van Halen album with DLR. I've been waiting patiently. The band tried once a decade ago and never got off the launch pad. Then Sammy came back. Then Sammy left. Then Mike was fired, and Wolfie was in.

And lemme tell you folks, Wolfie can PLAY. No offense to Mikey, the original, but Wolfie plays circles around him. And not only that, his chemistry with his dad (and uncle too) is infectious. Never before have you heard syncopated unison bass and guitar runs on a Van Halen album, not like this.

The star of the show is Edward Van Halen. I wanted to hear an album that made… Read more

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