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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (45 of 48)
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Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 335,574 - Total Helpful Votes: 45 of 48
Best Of ~ Wilson Phillips
Best Of ~ Wilson Phillips
How can you buy a greatest hits album when 6 of the 10 songs are from the group's first album? (go figure, the other 4 are off their second, and only other, album). That being said, the music still sounds great, but with another greatest hits edition available (the other at least has some solo cuts from Chynna and the Wilson sisters, as well as a few remixes), and the girls only having produced two full length albums, you really have to wonder if this set is even close to necessary. I say "no", but if you're only going to get one CD from Wilson Phillips, I guess this could fill the bill. It just seems kind of wrong to me, and more marketing strategy than effort to give… Read more
American Fool ~ John Coug Mellencamp
American Fool ~ John Coug Mellencamp
It's hard to believe now, so many years later, that John Mellencamp was forced to change his name to "Johnny Cougar" in order to get a record deal because an executive said "I just can't sell John Mellencamp". Well, this album proved that name means nothing, and that by any name, young John was a musician to be reckoned with.
This hometown style collection of folk rock songs starts off with 3 tracks that can compete with the best music of its decade. Nobody that listens to music can fail to recognize the opening chords of "Hurts so Good", "Hand to Hold on To", or the immaculate "Jack and Diane". They're just that good. The rest of… Read more
Folklore ~ Nelly Furtado
Folklore ~ Nelly Furtado
After hearing and enjoying her pseudo-eclectic debut "Whoa,Nelly!", I wasn't exactly sure what to expect from any follow up albums. Would she go more mainstream, or branch out more and develop her own style? Fortunately, she opted for the road less traveled and wandered a bit further from the industry norm. With "Folklore", Nelly has released a wonderful album that managed to keep her great melodies and rhythms, but incorporated more folk, soul, rock, and pop, as well as that international flavor that makes the music uniquely her own.
Several tracks deserve standout praise, including the opening, and aptly titled "One Trick Pony", the European Soccer… Read more