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Fantasies ~ Metric
Fantasies ~ Metric
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I can't wait to get my hands on this CD! Currently, it has been released in advance on iTunes, and all the tracks can be heard on the band's website. It is of such quality that I hope fans new and old alike will make a point of paying for this gem.

Their last release was in 2005, the sharp and rockin' Live It Out. It represented another versatile extreme for the band; Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? was indie brilliance in a time when indie to me strove to be so different and experimental, it rendered things haphazardly listless and largely un-listenable. That catchy effort was mostly synth driven.

With Live It Out, the sound expertly slipped from loud to… Read more
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
74 of 81 people found the following review helpful
In short, Mr. Gladwell's writing--his earnestness, optimism, and persuasiveness--never ceases to impress me.

He broke down trends like no one else in The Tipping Point, and was single-handedly the most convincing voice for trusting your gut reactions (in an age of numbers, facts, and analysis no less) in Blink; this guy knows how to research, and better yet, put the nuggets of wisdom he's found in psychology and science into terrifically engaging and palatable text.

And the most amazing thing is, I don't think he's doing anything new--it's the way he presents it. Where most people could do similar research into his topics and write up their own findings and support… Read more
Seven Lives Many Faces (Ltd Ed) ~ Enigma
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky album #7, Nov. 11 2008
In short, this is a wonderful CD, a skillful return to form but not stagnant in said form, for there's new stuff to be heard here as well.

Within Cretu's Enigma project, I have generally loved all his albums for their unique sound, multi-layered soundscapes, joyous little ethnic influences, and wonderfully deep atmospheres. I viewed Voyageur (#5) as a curiosity, a black sheep but of still fine black wool in the series, but the previous effort A Posteriori as a complete disaster; to me, it sounded like very generic, spacey New Age, something cranked out by more and more artists. It lacked character and consideration, and I feared the worst for #7--was A Posteriori a sign of things… Read more