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    1. Mezmerize
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    2. Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
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    4. In Your Honor
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    1. Mezmerize
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Four CD's and nearly ten years into their career, System of a Down continue to be the Gilbert and Sullivan of this generation, delivering razor-sharp political commentary via beautiful, quirky melodies and discordant harmonies.

    The group has mastered the ability to be both successful and subversive--with 2001's Toxicity selling over six million copies and debuting at number one on the Billboard charts, their success in indisputable. As far are their subversive-ness, the lyrical content on Mezmerize is a solid stream of anti-war, anti-corporate and anti-celebrity sentiment. The disc's first single proves as beautifully schizophrenic as anything the band has released. "B.Y.O.B." opens with guitarist Daron Malakian's rapid-fire riff, then frontman Serj Tankian's anti-war screams of "Why do they always send the poor?"; less than a minute later, a nearly-surreal jump to a facetiously perky, beach party chorus that could easily be found on a Britney or Justin record: "Everybody's going to the party/have a real good time." Guitarist/co-songwriter Malakian takes increased vocal time on the disc, including the hilarious, size-obsessed "Cigaro" and celeb-slapping "Radio/Video". Witticism aside, musical and lyrical intensity peaks with the operatic "Question!" and the emotional piledriver that is "Sad Statue", the group¹s unflinching statement on war and Lady Liberty.

    The only shortcoming of Mezmerize is, quite simply, that it is short. Clocking in at a mere 38 minutes, the reason given is that this release is one-half of a two CD set--with part 2, Hypnotize, expected in late fall 2005. --Denise Sheppard ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A new breath freshair for rock
    If your die hard S.O.A.D. and you haven't still bought this album you should. If your not still you should sample this ablum. All of these disappoinmtent groups out their that they get loads of air time and play time on m.t.v. or v.h.1. This album will diffently prove the fact that S.O.A.D. will remain strong for many more years to come. Majority of the album is fast paced and like their debut album back in 1998. Also it's refrefshing because it sounds different from thier previuos ablums. Their isn't one bad track on this album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars BEST YET
    This is the best S-O-A-D CD, It will match or even top Toxicity's sucess. This CD brings out S-O-A-D's true Metal Roots
    with lots of speed rifs and great singing by both Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian. Daron Has alot more air time in this CD than in the other ones. A MUST HAVE S-O-A-D CD~!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GET MEZMERIZED!
    I picked up this CD to Listen to BYOB a few times then give it to My G/F I put it in My CD Player and let it run all the way Thru and found myself enjoying every track on this Rock Masterpiece
    I Always liked SOAD But, I didn't realize how Great They are 'till after listening to this CD
    Producer Rick Rubin once again does his magic
    SOAD is alot like Rage Against The Machine, 2PAC & Public Enemy They make this sound which isAngry,Dark,Untrusting,makes you question things and at the same time the music is Beautiful and has some of Hope!
    The Boys of Metallica could learn a Thing or Two from listeing to this CD maybe how to Play Super-Fast again!

    My Fav. Tracks are:
    2. B.Y.O.B.
    7. Violent Pornography
    8. Question!
    9. Sad Statue
    10. Old School Hollywood
    11. Lost in Hollywood(This could be called to slow and melo by some But, it's a awesome way to end this Album)

    If you are a Fan of Toby Keith and "His American Take on Living" you'll Ears will Bleed and you'll hate this Album......
    For everyone else looking to Hear something Different and Very Special check out this must have CD
    My only problem with this Album is it's Short

    Open Your Eyes and Free Your Mind
    Check it Out -10/10

    5-0 out of 5 stars "And we don't live in a fascist nation..."
    Finally, System of a Down is back and this really is a mezmerizing album. Still political and strong. I'm glad they haven't changed their style trying to be like all the "new rockers" in the scene and they just stick to their own thing.

    They also add some Armenian melodies in their songs which are very pretty. (And no, I'm not saying that only because I'm Armenian) It adds difference from what you normally hear in the Rock genre. I can't wait until Hypnotize hits stores!


    And may I point out in a different review, this person quoted a line from B.Y.O.B. saying:

    "And we live in a fascist nation"

    And decided to define fascism. No thanks Webster, we don't need a definition. Get your lines straight...If you listen (and maybe read the lyrics) he says

    "And we DON'T live in a fascist nation"


    So use YOUR head, idiot.

    2-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for music, -3 for the politics
    SOAD stands head and shoulders above the rest of the nu-metal tripe out there, fusing disparate elements and making it flow, instead a contrived jagginess that is packaged oh-so-often with experimentalish music. No one can deny this, even if you find them unlistenable. Facts are facts.

    However, their ignorance of basic political theory (common to liberal talking heads and a few emotional, uneducated conservatives) absolutely kills it. I don't mind that they believe xyz, it's just that their so upfront about it. It increases their stupidity exponentially. It's the same old song and dance from celebrities who are completely out of touch with governments work.

    In BYOB, Serj offers this gem repeatedly:

    "Why don't presidents fight the war?"

    Wow. Ignorance!

    The other notably oblivious line is:
    "We live in a fascist nation!"

    No. USA IS NOT A FASCIST NATION, SIR. Here's the definition of "fascism":

    "A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
    A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
    Oppressive, dictatorial control."

    This does not describe the US at all. Fascist nations do no have a codified freedom of speech. Past fascist leaders include: Mussolini, Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler, and our favorite: Hussein. this is Poli Sci 101 and so obvious, I'm ashamed to even point it out. Where were their songs when Clinton ordered the disaster calld Bosnia? Were we fascist then or not? They don't know what they're talking about.

    Use your heads, idiots! ... Read more


    2. Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
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    5-0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Steve Clark!
    I was really disappointed with Vault and the import of Best Of not having Switch 625 which is done by the legendary guitarist, Steve Clark!Steve Clark is one of the best guitarists in history and I do miss him!Out of all the instrumental songs I've heard I must say that Switch 625 is my all time favorite because Steve Clark really shows talent and I am so thrilled to have a greatest hits with this masterpiece!

    Def Leppard is my favorite band of all time and they were also the first metal/hard rock band that I got into in the very early 90's.The very first song that got me into them was Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad and now it's my 2nd favorite rock ballad of all time next to Love Bites.Def Leppard are such a unique band and no album of theirs sounds exactly alike.Even between Hysteria and Euphoria, you can hear differences.My all time favorite song from them is Pour Some Sugar On Me and I always find myself dancing and singing along to it, it's so awesome!I love both versions of the song, the video edit and the album version, it would have been so cool if for this greatest hits 2 CD set for the Leps to have both intros from both versions before the actual song began.Like you would hear "Step Inside, Walk This Way, You And Me Babe, Hey Hey" and then right after hear that part in the intro to the video edit and then the song would begin.I know it would take some editing but it would be cool to have a special version of the song but of course the "Step Inside" part would have to be first!But the video version which is on this CD is awesome and since I own almost all the Leps CD's including Hysteria, I'll live.

    I have heard every single song from this CD, and there's not one song that I don't like.There are a few like Slang which I might not like as much but I still like it.This is the ultimate collection of Def Leppard songs you could ever want, especially because of Steve Clark's masterpiece, Switch 625!I love that song so much that I'll put it on repeat and listen to it over and over again.Now don't get me wrong, I do like Vivian Campbell as well but I got to admit, I hear a lot more uniqueness in the songs with Steve Clark.Another favorite of mine is Women, I totally love the way Joe Elliott sings in this song!!I just totally love Joe's vocals!I know he's not an opera singer but I love his voice and I will be honest, he's got the best voice out of all the rock/metal vocalists ever!!!His voice is so sexy, another reason Def Leppard is my favorite!!

    Another thing that I love about every greatest hits compilation they have put out is they don't put the songs in any particular order and I love it that way!I find that when they're all mixed up, it's a surprise as to what song comes next, you never know what's coming!And I love the album cover with the U.K. flag on it, gotta love those Brits!This whole collection is awesome and any true Def Leppard fan or rock fan should not leave this masterpiece out of their collection!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally somebody got it right -- about TIME!
    Like many long time Leppard fans, I was thrilled when they were scheduled to release 'Vault' as their greatest hits album many years ago (gee, has it been almost a decade already??), but when I finally saw it, I was profoundly disappointed.It was more like a 'Hysteria' tribute than anything else.Nothing against that particular album...it WAS enormously popular, and I believe was the 2nd best selling record of the 80's (behind 'Thriller') but c'MON!The absolute stupidity of ignoring their entire first album??!!What the heck...?I am happy to know I was not the only person who felt this way.

    Jump ahead a few years, when the recording trend seems to be centered around How many versions of Greatest Hits by bands can we come up with?After several different incarnations of Def Leppard's Best Of stuff, we finally see a TWO record set that seems to (for the most part) give a decent, well-rounded view of this monumentally successful and horribly underrated band.First off they finally focused some attention to their first record, 'On Through The Night' by including 'Wasted' and 'Rock Brigade' but even though I enjoy both of these songs, it probably would have been a better choice to add 'Hello America' rather than Wasted.Either way, a pretty decent addition, and nice to see their first album recognized.

    High & Dry has always been my personal favorite record by this band.Ignored by so many (so called) fans and once again, under-appreciated, this is Leppard at their creative and rocking best.I don't believe any of their records matches this one for it's sheer rocking dominance and incredibly catchy hooks and driving songs.Finally adding 'Switch 625' to the end of 'Bringing On the Heartbreak' was a natural which SHOULD have been done on ALL previous editions of their so-called Best Of releases.I could squabble over the addition of some songs over others, but without including almost every single track, nobody would ever be truly satisfied, so I felt they did right with this selection.

    Pyromania certainly was the record that put Def Leppard on the map (at least in America).I was surprised to read in the liner notes how it wasn't until Hysteria that they finally made it big in their own country.A surprise to be sure.I was familiar with the band since before Pyromania hit the shelves in the States, so I wasn't surprised at ALL when this record went through the roof after the release of 'Photograph' (one of my least favorite of their bigger hits).But overall I felt they gave a great rendition of what this record had to offer.

    Hysteria is really the record which re-defined Pop/Metal in America, and also put Leppard on the map in England.I still recall hearing 'Animal' for the first time in San Diego and without even being told who sang it, I just KNEW who it was.That perfect Leppard sound is quite unique in the world of music.Once again, nobody will be 100% satisfied with every selection from this album because somebody will ALWAYS believe they sacrificed one song for the addition of another, but after thinking about it, they DID include all the major popular hits.I would have been thrilled if they dropped 'Rocket' (their most popular 'bad' song) and added 'Excitable' instead, but lets not complain.

    Adrenalize was another under-appreciated record which I found to be almost as good as Pyromania, and definitely gave us some great rockin' songs.The notable absence of 'Make Love Like A Man' is probably the biggest omission on this entire compilation.But again, only a minor complaint.

    Almost everything after Adrenalize has been an odd mixture of experimentation and sometimes it paid off (Euphoria was pretty good overall) and sometimes the fans reacted with an almost snubbing of 'Slang' and 'Retro Active'.Both records were not appreciated for what the band were trying to accomplish (at least this is MY opinion) and the dismal record sales sent a pretty clear message to the band:STOP EXPERIMENTING AND GET BACK TO YOUR ROCKIN' ROOTS.Unfortunately they continued the trend and gave us 'X' which was a full record of nothing but semi-lame Power Ballads, none of which were radio-friendly (I should know since I've been in radio 15+ years).I was SO looking forward to this album, and I was SO disappointed when they added absolutely NO hard-driving songs at all.I am still mystified by this odd decision.Again, the fans (which are quite diverse and many) for the most part virtually ignored this record because sales-wise, it was quite a disappointment to the Record Execs, and rightly so.Us fans have come to expect a few things from this band, and songs with heavy guitars and BIG sound is what we want and usually get, but with 'X' we were let down in a BIG way.I understand there are many who feel strongly that this record was and IS great and entirely upset at how the so-called Core Leppard Fans snubbed it.Oh well.I'm not going to like an album just because somebody ELSE liked it.I consider myself an honest-to-goodness hard-core LONG TIME Def Leppard fan (since 1981, PRE Pyromania) and I felt the record stunk to high heaven.I don't like to say that about my favorite band, but like it or not, that is MY opinion.But I am happy to say that by and large, if I were to choose my personal own Best Of album of Leppard tunes, it would be pretty dang close to what Rock Of Ages ended up being.All things considered, as I said earlier, Finally, somebody got it right.Leppard Fans world-wide REJOICE!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Def Leppard's great overview best of
    Def Leppard's latest best of Rock of Ages is a 2-disc overview to the band.
    Def Leppard started out with lead singer Joe Elliott, bass player Rick Savage, drummer Rick Allen and guitarists Steve Clark and Pete Willis and over the course of 25 years Willis would be canned and replaced by Phil Collen. Then Allen would lose his arm in a violent car crash. Finally, Clark died and was replaced by ex-Dio axe-slinger Vivian Campbell. Musically, DL were one of the many bands to come from the NWOBHM(New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) which also spawned Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Motorhead among others but grew with time. Is this best of worth it or an avoid, read on.
    There was the 1995 hits collection Vault, which saw some Def Leppard fans purchase it and others who didn't(I fell in the latter dept).
    Disc One is an updated remastered version of 1995's Vault (which means, unfortunately, both Pour Some Sugar on Me and Rocket are once again edited). When Love And Hate Collide which was at the time new recoridng from Vault and is rightfully included here. Other tracks include are Photograph, Love Bites, Let's Get Rocked, Two Steps Behind, Foolin', Armageddon It, Have You Needed Someone So Bad, Rock of Ages, Hysteria, Miss You In a Heartbeat and Bringin on the Heartbreak. In addition to the Vault album, there are two additional tracks that have been included. First is Heaven Is from 1992's chart-topping album Adrenalize and is a solid midtempo rocker. Lastly, Switch 625 is the instrumental that Bringin' On The Heartbreak fades into on the band's 1981 High 'n' Dry album. It's great to have those two tracks back together again.
    Disc Two is where virtually all of the band's key album cuts and later singles come into play featuring two tracks from 1980's On Through the Night being Rock Brigade and Wasted. 1981's High 'n' Dry includes Let it Go, Another Hit and Run, the title cut and Mirror Mirror. 1983's #2 charting Pyromania is represented by Rock Rock (Till You Drop), Too Late for Love, Die Hard the Hunter and the closing Billy's Got a Gun(without the drum solo at the end). The addition from 1987's chart-topper Hysteria is the first single Women which is a great rocker. Added from 1992's chart-topper Adrenalize is Stand Up(Kick Love Into Motion). The 1996 dud Slang is represented by its title cut and Work it Out. From 1999's Euphoria we get Promises and Paper Sun from an album which was to have brought DL back to the top but those rotten Chili Peppers came back! The 2002 flop X is represented by Now which was a flop for a single. Also included is a new trackwhich is a remake of Badfinger's 1970 hit No Matter What which will appear on an upcoming covers album. It's really a good song.
    The liner notes and photos in the book are excellent, with the band members vididly recounting each song. This album is without a must have for all fans of hard rock. AVOID Vault and get this as a proper intro to DL so then you can buy the first five albums after this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Do You Wanna Rokced...?" Listen To Def Leppard!
    One of the finest hard rock bands was, without a doubt, Def Leppard. From "Photograph" to "Pour Some Sugar On Me" to "Armageddon It" to "Let's Get Rocked", they crafted some of the best rock and roll music since Led Zeppellin, and also created two of the finest rock albums ever made ("Pyromania" and "Hysteria").

    When I got the 1995 hits collection "Vault", I was immediately a Def Leppard fan. I immediately loved every song (though I didn't really like "Pour Some Sugar On Me" at first, but that is now my favorite) and immediately craved more. Since I'm not the guy who likes to spend hismoney on every single album one band released, I was hoping a two disc best of would be released. Well, all my hopes were realized with "Rock Of Ages: The Definitive Collection", a two disc, 35 song collection of Def's best.

    Disc One is where the hits are, containing all 15 songs from "Vault" (which means, unfortunately, "Rocket" is once again edited and, if I did my math correctly, there was just enough room to accomodate the whole song). I'm glad they included "When love And Hate Collide", the at the time new recoridng from "Vault". Usually, when a band puts a new song on their first best of album, this song is virtually ignored on all others. But they didn't do that here. "When Love And Hate Collide" is a great song amd I'm glad it's here. In addition to the "Vault" tracks, two other songs have been included. "Heaven Is" from 1991's "Adrenaline" is a solid midtempo rocker that I like. And "Switch 625" is the instrumental that "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" fades into. It's great to have those two tracks back together again.

    Disc Two is where virtually all of the band's key album cuts come in, including "Rock Rock (Till You Drop", the intense "Another Hit And Run", "Die Hrad The Hunter", "Billy's Got A Gun", "Women" (the forgotten "Hysteria" single), "High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)" and many, many others. Also included is a new track, a version of Badfinger's "No Matter What" from their upcoming covers album. It's really a good song. The only song I wish was here is their cover of Sweet's "Action".

    The liner notes are excellent, with the band members vididly recounting each song. This album is without a must have for all fans of hard rock.

    3-0 out of 5 stars this Retrospctive best covers there Career for me
    I liked a few Def Leppard cuts but I was never all that much into them.they were a Huge arena Rock act back in the day without really leaving much timeless music.but some of the cuts here are good to listen to in reflecting upon another musical time period.but this covers all you will ever need from this Band. ... Read more


    3. Seventeen Days
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    4. In Your Honor
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    5. Fallen
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    Average Customer Review: 4.18 out of 5 stars
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    The Daredevil soundtrack provided a nice boost for this previously unknown quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas. Evanescence’s songs "My Immortal" and the imposing "Bring Me to Life" are clear standouts in the film, mainly because they work so well with the dramatic, eerie undertones of the storyline. They reappear here on the band’s debut, alongside a selection of similarly brooding tracks that evoke pensive artists like Tori Amos and the Cranberries. Vocalist Amy Lee has the kind of voice that can cause weeks of insomnia, but on songs like "Tourniquet" and "Haunted" she belies the music’s sinister mood with evenhanded spirituality, thoughtfully letting some light shine through the tempest. --Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

    Reviews (2018)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Something for Everyone...I guess. (4.5 Stars)
    I'm bad at headers, please forgive me.

    Evanescence was arguably the biggest breakout band of 2003. Now they're sold-out hitmakers that are loved by gothic teenagers, middle-aged women and music critics alike. (I'm naming these from personal experiences) ..now how does Evanescence measure up?

    You've already heard the most worthy songs on the CD. "Bring Me To Life" "Going Under" and "My Immortal" are the three best songs on the CD, so if you expect a CD full of beautiful "My Immortals" please search elsewhere.

    The rest of the CD is woven with pretty much alternating faster and slower songs. As far as standouts go? Aside from the singles, we also have "Everybody's Fool" which is lacking in lyrics but makes up for that in melody, and "Torniquet" which is full circle above-average but nothing spectacular. For lyrical depth, try "Hello" ..

    Amy Lee's voice is tolerable at worst. Her fashion sense may be a bit off-key, but her voice remains lovely and distinctive, and always matches the background (or vice versa, who knows where manufacturing may be lurking..?)

    If no one you know is buying this CD, you A) Live in a Ghost Town or B) Know nobody!..
    This album remains in the top 5 on the album charts after a year of being on it, selling upwards of 100,000 a week. Nice, right? One of those customers includes my lovely mother. Way to go Mom, you saved me fifteen bucks.

    I enjoyed it. It's worthy of removing forty minutes of your life.

    BOTTOM LINE: Good. Something everyone would enjoy.
    GRADE: A-

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blew me away....
    I just recently discovered Evanescence by mistake after visiting a friend's web site and clicking a link for Evanescence - Hello. I absolutely LOVED the track and, having friends who were obsessed with the album and the band, naturally decided to borrow/buy the album. A friend lent it to me, and here I am, listening, several days after becoming obsessed with it myself. I just cannot stop listening to it... Amy Lee's voice is so much more polished and mature than anyone else in her age group of singers, such as Avril Lavigne, Brittany Spears, etc. It's like an angel from heaven has come down to bless us with her talent, and it's no wonder why the song "Bring Me To Life" attracted so many fans to this small Arkansas band and singer! And, without further ado, onto the ratings... Going Under - This song is not my favorite, but nonetheless, it is a great song. The rock beat really strikes my fancy, and the lyrics are well-polished. 9.5/10 Bring Me To Life - The song that inspired Evanescence's fan base, and it's really easy to see why! The lyrics are great, the tune is wonderful, and it's really easy to pick up. It's haunting and rocking at the same time, and overall a great song. It has its shortcomings, however, as it will become really repetetive after a while of listening to it because it is so awesome! 9.5/10 Everybody's Fool - A great song, but it's basically repeating the same thing, merely in different words, through the entire song. 9.5/10 My Immortal - After listening to all of the album and Hello before it, this was my new favorite song. As another reviewer put it, it may be what heaven really sounds like. This is one of the band's songs that you hear everywhere, like Avril Lavigne's Sk8er Boi, and you just instantly love it, but you just never know who the artist is... then you find out, get the album, listen to the song and the rest of it, and become obsessesed instantaneously! Its haunting lyrics and beautiful piano make this an instant classic, not to be missed. 10/10 Haunted - Amy Lee sang the heck out of this one, and because of it, it's great. It's not quite at bloody as Tourniquet, but creepy all the same, and in this reviewer's eyes, creepy = good. 10/10 Touniquet- This song really makes you brood over death. Amy really convinces you that she's in serious pain when she sings so soulfully, and it makes you so sorry for her, that you just can't help but like the song. However, I'm not really one for the morbid-type, so marks down for the gruesome details. Don't get me wrong though; this song is still great. 9/10 Imaginary - Amy describes how she retreats into her own world to escape the horrors of this one, but she can't decide which one she likes better. Very soulful, just like all of the other songs on the album, and one of my personal favorites. 10/10 Taking Over Me - It seems like Amy is willing to drop everything and find her true love, who has taken over her soul and now is morunful for him because he left. The lyrics are great, and the entire song has a very catchy beat. 9.5/10 Hello - This is the song that got me hooked on Evanescence. Haunting and beautiful lyrics, Amy's beautiful voice that will keep you awake (and slightly insane because of sadness and other factors) for weeks to come, and absolutely haunting melody on the piano, this is my personal favorite song on this album. It maintains the sad note of Haunted and Tourniquet, but with much less violence. She doesn't know if she's sleeping or not, and then she realizes that death really does exist, and that nothing will ever be the same. Let me scream for a moment: I LOVE THIS SONG!! 10/10 My Last Breath - When I listened to this, the first time, I got the lyrics stuck in my head because Amy sung them so beautifully! The beat is catchy and fun, and the lyrics are great. Overall, a great song. 9.5/10 Whisper - This song is probably the worst one on the CD, though don't get me wrong; I still love it, but it just isn't up to par with the others. I do, however, love the Latin at the end; Amy translated it roughly to "Save us from danger, save us from evil," and it really fits the mood of the song. It gets pretty slow at the end, so that turned me off of it a little bit. Still a good song nonetheless. 8.5/10 Overall, this album is one of the most polished I've ever heard in years, and it really got me hooked on the goth/rocky genre. I simply can't wait for the next one! Keep up the good work guys!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Blew me away...
    I just recently discovered Evanescence by mistake after visiting a friend's web site and clicking a link for Evanescence - Hello. I absolutely LOVED the track and, having friends who were obsessed with the album and the band, naturally decided to borrow/buy the album. A friend lent it to me, and here I am, listening, several days after becoming obsessed with it myself. I just cannot stop listening to it... Amy Lee's voice is so much more polished and mature than anyone else in her age group of singers, such as Avril Lavigne, Brittany Spears, etc. It's like an angel from heaven has come down to bless us with her talent, and it's no wonder why the song "Bring Me To Life" attracted so many fans to this small Arkansas band and singer! And, without further ado, onto the ratings... Going Under - This song is not my favorite, but nonetheless, it is a great song. The rock beat really strikes my fancy, and the lyrics are well-polished. 9.5/10 Bring Me To Life - The song that inspired Evanescence's fan base, and it's really easy to see why! The lyrics are great, the tune is wonderful, and it's really easy to pick up. It's haunting and rocking at the same time, and overall a great song. It has its shortcomings, however, as it will become really repetetive after a while of listening to it because it is so awesome! 9.5/10 Everybody's Fool - A great song, but it's basically repeating the same thing, merely in different words, through the entire song. 9.5/10 My Immortal - After listening to all of the album and Hello before it, this was my new favorite song. As another reviewer put it, it may be what heaven really sounds like. This is one of the band's songs that you hear everywhere, like Avril Lavigne's Sk8er Boi, and you just instantly love it, but you just never know who the artist is... then you find out, get the album, listen to the song and the rest of it, and become obsessesed instantaneously! Its haunting lyrics and beautiful piano make this an instant classic, not to be missed. 10/10 Haunted - Amy Lee sang the heck out of this one, and because of it, it's great. It's not quite at bloody as Tourniquet, but creepy all the same, and in this reviewer's eyes, creepy = good. 9/10 Touniquet- This song really makes you brood over death. Amy really convinces you that she's in serious pain when she sings so soulfully, and it makes you so sorry for her, that you just can't help but like the song. However, I'm not really one for the morbid-type, so marks down for the gruesome details. Don't get me wrong though; this song is still great. 9/10 Imaginary - Amy describes how she retreats into her own world to escape the horrors of this one, but she can't decide which one she likes better. Very soulful, just like all of the other songs on the album. 9/10 Taking Over Me - It seems like Amy is willing to drop everything and find her true love, who has taken over her soul and now is morunful for him because he left. The lyrics are great, and the entire song has a very catchy beat. 9.5/10 Hello - This is the song that got me hooked on Evanescence. Haunting and beautiful lyrics, Amy's beautiful voice that will keep you awake (and slightly insane because of sadness and other factors) for weeks to come, and absolutely haunting melody on the piano, this is my personal favorite song on this album. It maintains the sad note of Haunted and Tourniquet, but with much less violence. She doesn't know if she's sleeping or not, and then she realizes that death really does exist, and that nothing will ever be the same. Let me scream for a moment: I LOVE THIS SONG!! 10/10 My Last Breath - When I listened to this, the first time, I got the lyrics stuck in my head because Amy sung them so beautifully! The beat is catchy and fun, and the lyrics are great. Overall, a great song. 9.5/10 Whisper - This song is probably the worst one on the CD, though don't get me wrong; I still love it, but it just isn't up to par with the others. I do, however, love the Latin at the end; Amy translated it roughly to "Save us from danger, save us from evil," and it really fits the mood of the song. It gets pretty slow at the end, so that turned me off of it a little bit. Still a good song nonetheless. Overall, this album is one of the most polished I've ever heard in years, and it really got me hooked on the goth/rocky genre. I simply can't wait for the next one! Keep up the good work guys!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Hmm
    a music fan from hawaii must of been singing along to the songs again. I only got it for the first 3 songs and I ended up listening to the rest of it later. all of the songs except for track 10 or 11 I think are good. My copy was stolen earlier this year so I'm going to pick up another. Amy Lee's voice is very smooth and very high, which is why the music fan from hawaii must of heard something dying..he/she/it couldnt reach the high notes. Anyways This CD owns.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cool band with a cool cd
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    6. Lullabies to Paralyze
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    Nick Oliveri may have departed, taking his naked bass playing skills with him, but Queens of the Stone Age remains in good hands with co-founder Josh Homme. Putting extracurricular projects like Eagles of Death Metal and the Desert Sessions briefly on hold, the restless front man keeps things dependably loud and sludgy on the group's third album. Monster riffs, choppy rhythms, explosive melodies, and, yes, even a generous serving of cowbell, propel standout songs like "Medication" and "Little Sister" on the follow-up to 2002's breakthrough Songs for the Deaf. Friends also lend a hand. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons shreds through the reverberating "Burn The Witch," while Garbage's Shirley Manson and the Distillers' Brody Dalle join Homme for a tantalizing threesome on "You Got A Killer Scene." -- Aidin Vaziri ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Great album
    So far, this is probably my favorite album of 2005.I first got into Queens of the Stone Age with Songs for the Deaf, which is one of the best hard rock albums of the past few years.Of course, the biggest change since then has been departure of Nick Oliveri, which leaves Nick Homme as the sole center of the band.By and large, he does a good job of keeping the flame, even if there's nothing on Lullabies to Paralyze that quite matches the blistering energy of "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar" or "Six Shooter."Instead, songs like "Tangled Up in Plaid" and "In My Head" take their cues from "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow," while Mark Lanegan contributes the haunting opener.Homme is less successful when he tries to recapture some of the more manic material Oliveri was known for; "Burn the Witch" is excellent, but "Someone's in the Wolf" seems to run on too long and the two tracks that follow it aren't particularly memorable.On the whole Homme's forays into pop ("I Never Came") and funk ("You've Got a Killer Scene") work very well, which should come as a relief to those concerned about the future of the Queens after Oliveri's departure.Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Their best yet
    The first time I listened to "Lullabies" was on an 11-hour flight to London so I had plenty of time to relax and let the music sink in.After my first listen, I couldn't believe what I had heard.The album seemed so boring and slow.After so much excitement from hearing Little Sister, I was incredibly disappointed.Yet I wanted to give it another shot.So I did, and I ended up listening to the album at least 15 times during my one week stay in Oxford.

    It's now my favorite QOTSA album.I used to think Rated R was their best, because it had the most diversity but I just think Lullabies is a more cohesive album, and a creepy one at that.It definitely has a grotesque, nightmarish quality to it.I really can't get enough of it.I was too quick to write it off, but it gets better with each listen.Favorite song: The Blood Is Love.

    For the full experience, listen to it in the darkest room you can find with a good pair of headphones.Mind blowing.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, not great.
    Josh is going it alone now. You can't compare it to "songs for the deaf." This cd doesn't blow your doors off right away, but after a couple of listens, it will grow on you. I like the mellow stuff. At least Josh keeps doing something alittle different but still rocks. It's a good listen.

    1-0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE!!!!
    I hate this album! I ended up giving it away it sucked so much! the only DECENT song is Little Sister, and that gets old fast!

    5-0 out of 5 stars QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KINGS OF THE ROCK AGE
    This is easily one of the best CDs I've heard this year(possibly this millennium). Josh Homme creates a world of children's fairytails haunted by nightmares better than anyone since obvious influences Black Sabbath.Nick Oliveri may be Stone Age history, but this album comes across as the most consistant of all QOTSA.It is not as heavy as SONGS FOR THE DEAF without Dave Grohl's pounding drums, but the phsycadelic trip guides your emotions with great melodies, catchy riffs and tripped out sounds like cowbells and the annoying beeping of a phone left off the hook that blends perfectly.

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    7. Journey - Greatest Hits
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    Like other successful bands of the 1970s and 1980s, Journey's sound was built on the double threat of singer Steve Perry's upper-register vocals and guitarist Neal Schon's melodic solos. The band also used rich harmonies to embellish their hard edge. Greatest Hits shows that Journey knew how to craft a pop song with memorable tunes like "Anyway You Want It" and "Don't Stop Believin'." "Wheel in the Sky" was one of the band's more arty singles, while "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" relied on a straight four-bar blues pattern, with Perry's vocals at their best. The band's power ballads gave them their biggest success, and are rightfully represented here: "Faithfully," "Open Arms," and "Send Her My Love." Another unlikely aspect further secured the band's success--you could actually dance to some of their stuff, especially "Anyway You Want It." --Steve Gdula ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Overview
    Critics bashed them (and still do), but Journey was a force to be reckoned with during the Steve Perry era. Their classic ballad sound is still a big part of soft rock radio today, with all-time favorites like "Open Arms," "Who's Crying Now" and "Faithfully." The band could rock, too--Perry sounded great juxtaposed against Neil Schon's fiery riffs, although Johnathan Cain's signature piano work clinched it for many fans of the band. The hit "Only The Young" from an obscure film called "Vision Quest" was new at the time, and it's a pounding rocker in the vein of "Wheel In The Sky," which is one of their best songs. High points include "Lights" from the early days and "Girl Can't Help It" from the "Raised on Radio" LP, although if you're a fan of the band, there's nothing here you won't enjoy. This collection was released in 1988 or so, so "When You Love A Woman" won't be found here. Definitely recommended for casual Journey fans, although the studio LP's "Frontiers," "Infinity," "Escape," "Departure" and "Evolution" are all recommended as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Summing up perfection
    This is the ultimate hits album by what I consider the greatest band in the universe. Now if you are a true Journey fan you should also have the original albums. "Escape" and "Frontiers" are two of the best rock albums in history; "Infinity", "Evolution", and "Departure" are all fantastic classic rock albums; and even "Raised On Radio", which marked the beginning of Journey and particularly Steve Perry not rocking as hard, has some great tracks. All of these albums are represented on this collection. The big hit rockers and ballads are all here. In addition, you have the excellent inclusion of two movie soundtrack songs that were not previously on Journey releases: the top 10 "Only The Young" and the equally fantastic "Ask The Lonely". That alone makes this a must-purchase whether you have all their other albums or not. Just a fantastic summary of the premier years of one of the most enjoyable bands in rock and roll history. Sorry borish music critics: nothing "faceless" about this band--especially compared to most of the grunge and then boy bands of the '90's. This is as good as it gets--in any era.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff!!
    "Wheel in the Sky" and "Faithfully" are the best...and oh yeah, a song played at many a democratic party politic rallies, "Don't Stop Beleving." Steve Perry has a unique voice that takes the group to the "next level."

    1-0 out of 5 stars Are we in Wisconsin?!
    What a cheese-fest! To refresh my memory, I looked over the track listing of this album. It crystallized for me my problem with Journey -- they did nothing original, and they never improved upon the sounds that they imitated.

    At best, this collection is simply representative of an era of mindless, disposable rock. At worst, it is schlock that never should have been commemorated, since Muzak versions will forever be heard in elevators for the next couple of decades.

    Before anyone goes sending hate e-mail my way, try tuning in some public radio to hear what "good music" really is. Or maybe you should get out your Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Who, Doors and U2 to hear how good Journey's stuff could have been.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Best of Journey?
    I didn't actually listen to this CD but I have the original albums containing most of the tracks. I mostly posted this because I was completely astonished that many people referred to Infinity as their "debut" album and to Steve Perry as the "original" vocalist.

    Journey released three very good albums before Infinity and before Steve Perry: Journey, Look Into the Future, and Next. The mid-period albums also had Ansely Dunbar (later of Jefferson Starship) on drums, who is very different than their later drummer (Steve Smith?) I'd especially recommend either their debut (Journey) or the last non-Perry album (Next) to people not familiar with this earlier stuff.

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    8. Octavarium
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    Dream Theater has maintained a rare combination of stellar musicianship and unwavering passion for over a decade, selling millions of albums and filling concert venues worldwide. The band once again confirms its status as progressive hard rock's standard-bearers on their latest studio epic, Octavarium. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome Album
    After having just listened to this album, I can surely say that any and all Dream Theater fans will not be dissapointed. The title song "Octavarium" is, although slow at first, a very good song with strong emotion. It speeds up after a couple minutes and turns it an awsome song. The other songs are also sure to please, and I'm sure all who buy it, when released will be pleased. ... Read more


    9. Lost and Found
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    10. Audioslave
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    The debut of thundering supergroup Audioslave--featuring members of Rage Against the Machine post-Zack de la Rocha with ex-Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell--is as much curio as fascinating blend of visions. Cornell might be outnumbered, but his unmistakable holler and nihilistic imagery ensure that Audioslave, the album, recalls early Soundgarden. That's especially true since de la Rocha took Rage's signature rap and politicking with him. Still, if this is Soundgarden, it's Soundgarden set to stun. Rage guitarist Tom Morello is more of a mauler than Kim Thayil ever was--witness "Shadow on the Sun," which moves from bruising thud to psychedelic freak-out and back again--while the Rage rhythm section of Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk anchor the bottom end with pure instrumental cement. Intentionally or not, "Gasoline" bears passing resemblance to "Rusty Cage," while the sweeping "I Am the Highway" and slow-burning "The Last Remaining Light" best showcase Cornell's surprisingly New Age-y lyrical bent. Cover art by Storm Thorgerson, who gave Pink Floyd records their distinctive stamp, underscores the set's inherent celebrity. Fans of Rage and Soundgarden can raise clenched fists in unison, for Audioslave is win-win. --Kim Hughes ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Audioslave
    Five years after the breakup of Soundgarden and three years after the release of Euphoria Morning, Chris Cornell is back. But now he is backed by one of the strongest groove bands in rock music today, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, who were formerly in the band Rage Against The Machine. This unexpected collaboration has formed an extremely strong, new style. Their sound ranges from atmospheric, with Cornell singing resplendant melodies(of haunting themes), backed by a Morello's trippy, delay soaked guitar, to bone-crushingly heavy. Cornell and Morello have a sonic connection in which the vocals and guitar seem to be one entity, moving together, soaring and decending, screaming and whispering. All the time, Tim and Brad never fail to lay down a rock solid groove. In my opinion, this is the best album of the year. If you don't own it yet, buy it! It is the essential rock album of 2002.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Quite good-but sounds like a supergroup, not a polished band
    Audioslave, the collaboration of surviving RATM members and former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, brings lots of sound and fury. Unfortunately, the record as a whole doesn't signify anything greater than its parts. This is not to say it's not a good record. At moments, it is spectacular, easily some of the best rock 2002 offered. The opening 1-2-3 punch of "Cochise", "Show Me How to Live", and "Gasoline" are hard to match, as are the more classic rock sounding standouts, "Like a Stone" and "I Am the Highway". The rest of the album, unfortunately is not quite on par; they're all solid songs, but they often sound unfinished and more like a side-project and not a band that plays comfortably together.

    Some critics have described Audioslave as RATM with Chris Cornell singing, or Tom Morello playing guitar with Soundgarden. Both such descriptions fit. On their debut, they sound like a supergroup, not a polished band. Even Morello himself seems to have lost some creativity. His guitar riffs still resonate, but even they seem to flow too closely to Sabbath's riff catalog. In the end, the guitar virtuoso seems to have somewhat run out of ideas. The glue here in this collaboration surprisingly is Cornell, whose emotive singing breathes life into the dirgy, thick material.

    Taken against other modern rock, Audioslave is amongst the elite. Juxtaposed against either of their former bands, both Soundgarden and Rage packed more punch and left a greater impression. Still, any and all from either band or their respective band members is worthwhile. Recommended.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good for Rage fans, awesome for Soundgarden fans
    This is the collaboration of the recently disbanded Rage Against The Machine and Chris Cornell, the incredible voice of the also broken up Soundgarden. So, you would think they might make a record that's got a heavy funk rhythm section(RATM), with a powerful rock vocal(Cornell), wouldn't you? Well, no surprises here. That is exactly what you get, and I like it.
    For those of you who were fans of Rage, it all depends on why you were a fan whether you appreciate this record or not. If the real appeal for you was Zach De La Rocha's rap-style vocal more than the bombastic groove of the band, then you may not enjoy this release as much as I did(and still do). With Cornell on the mic you get Soundgarden-like song structure, but you still have the perfect groove of Rage. These songs are MUCH less political, and more radio friendly.
    This is usually a bad thing when it comes to hard rock. So many bands lose their edge when they try to appeal to a more mainstream audience, but I don't believe that's the case here. The edge is still there, just not in every track. These songs aren't experimental in an instrumental sense, or a lyrical sense. They are just typical, serious, well-crafted, straight forward rock songs. We even get quirky guitar wiz Tom Morello playing a straight forward acoustic-like track (see "I Am The
    Highway"). His experimental playing takes a backseat to Cornell's haunting vocals on many of these songs. I think that Rage realizes what they have in Chris Cornell, and they want to showcase it. All lyrics were written by Cornell, and this is very obvious. In one of the best tracks on the release("Show Me How To Live"), Cornell rants "Nail in my hand, from my creator, you gave me a life, now show me how to live." An incredibly powerful lyric, but very different than the Rage lyrics.

    All in all, I think the Soundgarden fan will enjoy this much more than the Rage fan. And, fans of just plain good music should enjoy most of this release. Your getting an extremely talented band doing what comes naturally with the situation they have. It's not all good, but for the most part it has a lot to offer.

    Check out these best tracks: "Cochise","Show Me How To
    Live","Gasoline","What You Are","Set It Off", "I Am The Highway", and "Like A Stone".

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Everything sounds the same on here
    The three hits from this album, "Cochise", "Like a Stone" and "I am the Highway" are all good, but not great. Chris Cornell's voice has clearly gotten better since Soundgarden, but he doesn't do his signature yell nearly enough. The instrumentals just seem lazy to me, and don't live up to Rage standards. Also the eleven other songs seem to be trying to imitate one of the three songs I have listed already.
    I give the CD three stars because it still is quality rock music, and sadly better than 95% of the other Rock music out there today.

    1-0 out of 5 stars How could something that looks so great on paper go so bad?
    Rage Against the Machine and Sound Garden were both awesome bands apart from one another, they had completely different styles and sounds and thats how it should have been, after the demise of these 2 bands when I heard about Audioslave I was all for it, it would be like the coming of 2 amazing bands molded into 1, but alas it wasn't to be. After hearing the minor hit Cocheise I lost some of my faith for the band but I still had hope that it was first single jitters...then I heard like a stone. This song sucked abysmally, it pissed me off more then anything, it lead me to champion for the return of rage and garden, because this song was nothing of what these bands used to be, long drawn out moody songs COMING FROM FORMER RAGE PLAYERS?! THIS IS WRONG!! And with that song it signaled my now hatred of Audioslave, personnally if Sound Garden doesn't get back togeather oh well thats a shame, but if Rage doesn't get back togeather then its a crime because they are needed, because now more then ever political bands are need to help sway the mind of a country needing a regime change. ... Read more


    11. We Are Not Alone
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    4-0 out of 5 stars It's quite good.
    Breaking Benjamin's new album is solid, no two songs sound the same on here. They keep a really varied style through this one, and it makes for one of the best albums I've bought this year.

    The good stuff- The first 4 songs are excellent. "So Cold" is a great opener and first single. It's the best song on here in my opinion. From listening to the beginning of "Firefly", you'd think it was just a continuation of "Follow", but when the verse starts it changes pace and becomes completely different. It's also one of the best on here. Ben's singing is good all around here, it's always good when somebody can go from melodic singing to a harsh scream in a couple seconds (as in "Believe"). The songs are all well-written, and musicianship is good here too (The bass playing stands out on a few songs).

    The bad stuff- Well, it's short. It's under 40 minutes, and not that there's anything wrong with short CD's, but I think there's more potential here that hasn't been shown. "So Cold" is a very progressive song, and the rest of the CD doesn't seem to quite break the same ground. Not every song on here is memorable. Other than that, it's good.

    Conclusions- It's a good solid hard rock album. They have changed their sound a bit from "Saturate", which is a good thing that they've expanded on. There's some (softer) experimental stuff on here in "Forget It" and "Rain", which aids in the variation on the album. Overall, I'd recommend it to anybody who likes hard rock (stuff like Finger Eleven, Default, Nickelback, and too many other bands to list).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Benjamin Is Far From Busted
    I firmly believe that Breaking Benjamin will rise above the cluster of other great rock bands of the new millenium (i.e. - Stereomud, Earshot, Seether, Three Days Grace, Ra, Saliva, etc). Not quite sure what it is, but the sound the band emits is uniquely their own. The guitars are hard. The vocals are crisp and audible. The drumming is steady and the bass is the backbone... sometimes just thumping along, other times thunderous. Ben (the 'broken' one) Burnley has his hand in writing all the songs along with the help of his bandmates, Markus James (bass), Jeremy Hummel (drums) and Aaron Fink (lead guitar). "So Cold" is their first hit of 2004. Other hits should follow. CD liner notes include the lyrics. My picks for other groovy tunes are "Simple Design", "Firefly" and "Break My Fall". I like this 2nd release of Ben's much more than last year's raw "Saturate". It's a bit more mature (dare I say 'commercial') and much more polished. This disc was supervised and mastered by the master himself, George Marino. Also - if you can , search for the 'limited edition' package containing 4 bonus 'live' songs not found on this album. Great buy at the low-low price. Pick up "We Are Not Alone" and be the first to spread the rumor to your hard rocking friends. Absolutely no filler to be found - every track is good. No rap, hip-hop, unabated screaming, death metal growling, or Linkon Park nu-metal wanna-be's.... this is ROCK in it's purest (not including the last track - mellow & acoustic), most simplistic form. Excellent disc and one of my favorites in 2004.

    5-0 out of 5 stars absolutely amazing
    I have quite a sizable music catalog, probably more than 60 cd's and i have heard some great albums in my 16 years, but after owning this record for less than a week i am convinced this is the greatest cd i have ever heard, this thing is absolutely phenomenal. i mean it is beyond belief. from the opener "so cold" to the last song, the amazing ballad "rain" each of these songs will amaze you. They rock out in some songs and in others have ballads that could be on mainstream radio right now. i paid $12 for this cd, i would pay $100 for it. You have to go buy this thing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Cd Rock's
    I just got it today for so cold and follow and the rest of this cd is great, the person that said breaking benjamin is under rated is right, This band is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing...Underrated
    Breaking Benjamin is one of those bands that comes along every so often, which is not very often, that takes the music and tears it up. They are SOOOO underrated that it makes me sick. Their music is unreal, their lyrics are straight to the point, they are not fake, and they are an amazing band. These guys need to be made heard by the public. Yeah, Polyamorous was on the radio a few times, and had a video on MTV, but in my opinion, thats the 5th or 6th best song on that CD...LETS SPREAD THE WORD OF THESE AMAZING ARTISTS... ... Read more


    12. Greatest Hits
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    If time is the true test, then Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits confirms that they really were one of the greatest rock & roll bands in the world. While, in retrospect, fellow graduates of the class of 1987 are about as cool as poodle perms and spandex, the L.A. bad boys still rock like gods. Listening to the sun-drenched chords of "Paradise City" and the ensuing stadium-sized swagger is enough to make wearing leather trousers and bandanas seem like a good idea. Of course, it helped that for them sex, drugs, and rock & roll was a way of life, not a fashion statement. As Axl Rose wails "I wanna watch you bleed" on "Welcome to the Jungle" like a chain-smoking lunatic possessed, it's hard not to believe he meant it. Yet equally, it was his surprisingly poetic nature that made genuinely touching love songs of "Patience" and "Sweet Child of Mine."

    Though none of their subsequent albums matched the drug-crazed genius of Appetite for Destruction, they did, as the Greatest Hits reminds, have their moments. From the bloated Use Your Illusion I & II came ultimate rock ballads "Don't Cry" and "November Rain," along with the primal rage that was "You Could Be Mine." And while the covers of the The Spaghetti Incident? were largely forgettable, the fact that their final single was a seedy sneer through the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" seems spectacularly fitting. --Dan Gennoe ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars A Rather Disappointing Compilation
    Given Axl's unwillingness to release "Chinese Democracy",you probably can't blame Geffen for wanting to put out any new G&R product.Thus we get a "Greatest Hits" set that while containing the big hits like Sweet Child O' Mine,Patience,Welcome To The Jungle,Paradise City and November Rain,the disc is rather unbalanced,giving more room to latter-day material than the band's reckless,raucous early work like It's So Easy,Mr. Brownstone and I Used To Love Her.(The album contains more songs from their dismal Spagetti Incident than their G&R Lies album.Also such UYIs 1 and 2 cuts like Estranged,Dead Horse,Garden Of Eden,14 Years and Breakdown are absent as well.)Futhermore the disc's high quintent of ballads,epics and cover songs(Knockin On Heaven's Door I can understand,but their horrible takes on Since I Don't Have You and Sympathy For The Devil-COME ON!)doesn't give a true picture of the raw,messy vitality Axl Rose,Slash and the boys delivered in its prime.While "Greatest Hits" may have great remastering,most folks will(and should)be content with "Appetie For Destruction" and the "Use Your Illusion" albums rather than this skimpy and unsuccessful compilation.It's time for [to] release a new one!

    4-0 out of 5 stars An album from Guns N' Roses...but not Chinese Democracy
    Like Stone Temple Pilots, the band's greatest hits album was my introduction to GNR. I listened to it all the way and didn't think much of it. We just went on vacation and I decided to bring it with me. I'm glad I did. "Don't Cry", "Paradise City", "Patience", "November Rain", and "Sweet Child o' Mine" are fantastic. "You Could Be Mine", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", and "Welcome to the Jungle" are also very good. The last few tracks aren't very good in my opinion. Like a lot of people, I wondered why over a third of the album were cover songs. I know GNR didn't release a lot of albums, but they certainly could have pulled a few more songs out. I would have liked to have seen "It's So Easy", "Nightrain", "Rocket Queen", and "Estranged", "Dust N' Bones", and "14 Years" on there. I think it's a great intro to GNR, and for that, it's worth getting. It's gotten me into them, that's for sure. After buying this Greatest Hits album, I've gone out and purchased all of their albums. Use Your Illusion II is my favorite.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 14 of GNR's finest.
    This is GNR's best songs from each of their albums on one CD. Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, and Paradise City are from Appetite For Destruction. Nightrain or Rocket Queen would've been nice additions to this album. And Patience the only hit from GNR Lies is a great acoustic song. 7 of the songs are from the Use Your Illusion albums, my favorite is November Rain and Knockin' On Heaven's Door (which is a cover of Bob Dylan's song). And on The Spaghetti Incident Ain't It Fun (The Dead Boys) and Since I Don't Have You (The Skyliners) are 2 great cover songs and are very underrated. Also Sympathy For the Devil a rolling stones cover song was great, in fact it's better then the rolling stones version and its underrated. It could've had maybe Estranged, Nightrain or Rocket Queen on it.

    Anyways, if you want all of GNR's hits on 1 CD instead of buying 6 CD's to have all these songs then buy it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great compilation inspite of the tracklist
    Inspite of all the complaints about the track selection, this CD still ROCKS!!!!! But if Interscope/Geffen really wants to put out "new" GN'R product, they should offer up remastered and upgraded copies of APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION (1987), GN'R LIES (1988), USE YOU ILLUSION I & II (1991) and THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT (1993)...and hopefully they will in the near future!!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars sucks
    this album sucks, go listen to some lil jon and get some crunk in yo system and stop wasteing your time on some fag wit french braids and acid wash jeans f*ck guns and roses.!!!!! ... Read more


    13. Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
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    Also known as the "rune" album or Zoso because of the medieval symbols adorning the inner sleeve, Led Zeppelin's fourth album, released in 1971, turned them from mere superstars into giant behemoths of the rock world. On tracks like "Black Dog," "Misty Mountain Hop," and "Rock and Roll," the combination of Robert Plant's banshee wails and Jimmy Page's frenetic guitar playing forever altered the stylistic bent of hard rock music. And the foreboding "When the Levee Breaks" demonstrated that Zeppelin could indeed play the blues fairly straight if they so desired. Still, everything here ultimately took a back seat to the album's (and, ultimately, the band's) magnum opus--the expertly constructed and deftly executed classic, "Stairway to Heaven." --Billy Altman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Zep's arguable greatest triumph
    After the critical hammering and somewhat commercial sales of Led Zeppelin III, English hard rock legends Led Zeppelin struck back with their classic untitled fourth album. The album kicks off with the Top 20 charting classic Black Dog which was a great opener with Robert Plant's vocals kicking ass. Also, Jimmy Page's guitar work, John Paul Jones' bass playing and drummer John Bonham just kicked ass on the track. The rocking Rock and Roll follows and is a superb track. The Battle of Evermore follows and is a great folk song with Robert and the late Sandy Denny singing lead vocals. Next is the album's classic Stairway to Heaven, always voted greatest rock song ever. At eight minutes, this song has held up well, even today. The heavy Misty Mountain Hop follows and is a killer song. The track Four Sticks follows and is so-named that Bonham used two drumsticks per hand whilst recording this track. The folk-tinged Going to California follows and is another great song. The album closes with the bluesy When the Levee Breaks which is a kick ass rocker with killer harmonica work from Plant and slide work from Page. This album has sold over 21 million in the US alone because of the material within and not because of the name. It may have peaked at #2 in 1971 but is consistently voted greatest hard rock album ever and Zeppelin proved that the band was about SUBSTANCE and not style(unlike other acts that permiate music today). Highly recommended!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    When you hear the words Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven is probably one of the first things that comes to mind. This album has the big hits Stairway To Heaven, Black Dog, Rock And Roll. However unlike other albums with huge hits, not one song overshadows another. This album is one of the most consistent albums I've ever heard. Every song flows perfectly into one another, giving this album a very even feel. Led Zeppelin's 4th album is also very versitile, ranging from acoustic songs(Going To California, Stairway To Heaven) to hard rocking songs(Black Dog, Rock And Roll, Misty Mountain Hop) Four Sticks is another interesting song. Its a hard rock song but at the same time its folky and somewhat experimental. John Bonham plays with four drum sticks on this song so thats how it got its name. Robert Plant sings great vocals with Sandy Denny on The Battle Of Evermore, which is the folkiest song on the album. The closing song on the disc is When The Levee Breaks. 100% pure electric blues. This is the heaviest, darkest song on the album with Bonham's echoeing drum beats that sound really heavy, it sound like he's using tree trunks rather than sticks. This album is the height of Zep's myticism and tolkien fantasies. In short this is one of the best rock albums created and has sold 22 million copies since 1971 for good reason.

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the definitive rock albums of all time!
    Alright, to kick off this review I would like to assure everyone that the Avril Lavigne#1 fan was obviously a joke account satirizing modern pop culture (being 13 I can see right through this)I'm going to give a step by step review of what I think of this album:

    Black Dog (9/10) What a great way to kick off an album! rocking riffs from Page and screaming vocals from plant define this track, a great way to get motivated.

    Rock n' Roll (8/10) Another great track with wailing vocals from Robert Plant, the only flaw is that it can be repetitive at times, but otherwise this song is great.

    The Battle of Evermore (9/10) A bit laidback compared to the previous two tracks but beautiful nevertheless. The lyrics with Sandy Denny's vocals add a great presence to this Zep track.

    Stairway to Heaven (10/10)I'm going to be different in saying that this is definitely not the greatest song of all time, but it's a classic, an epic. And a song with such variety packed into less than 10 minutes has yet to be duplicated. (Especially by Slipknot)

    Misty Mountain Hop (8/10) You cant go wrong with this one, Very interesting vocals throughout the whole of it. A bit too poppy for my tastes.

    Four Sticks (6/10) A decent track, great drumming from Bonham throughout, but it doesn't have much else going for it.

    Going To California (9/10) Pretty folksy for Zep. The first time I heard this on the radio i fell asleep, I know that doesn't sound complimenting but it also happened with "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by The Beatles, and it's a good thing.

    When The Levee Breaks (8/10) A very strange sounding track that's a trip and nothing less. Heavy Blues is what I would call it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A rock fan's holy grail
    Although the title would seem to indicate that this is for rock music listeners only, I'd say this album should be enjoyed by all--there is so much variety to the tracks. A couple are bluesy ("Black Dog", "When the Levee Breaks"), some are just straightforward hard rock ("Rock and Roll", "Misty Mountain Hop", "Four Sticks"), a couple possess a dreamy fantasy aura ("Battle of Evermore" and the ubiquitous "Stairway to Heaven") and a mini-ballad ("Going to California") even calls this album home. Zep truly pulled out all the stops on this disc. After listening to this album once, you will be convinced that JOHN BONHAM WAS THE GREATEST DRUMMER THAT EVER LIVED!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars led zeps best album
    led zep four also known as zoso was their best along with their debut,second and physical graffiti albums based on terrific songs like black dog,rock and roll,when the leevee breaks and the gretest song ever stairway to heaven.this album is a masterpiece.go and get it today. ... Read more


    14. Metallica
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    Called "the Black Album" by many (due to its monochrome cover), Metallica marks the group's entrance into the mainstream, with shorter songs, simpler song structures, and slower tempos overall. That said, this is an excellent album, featuring some of the best songwriting Metallica has ever done. "Enter Sandman," "Wherever I May Roam," and "God That Failed," despite being slower and more groove-oriented than the band's earlier work, feature the same heavy riffs and heavier rhythms that have always been a feature of Metallica's music. The band goes introspective with "Unforgiven," and proves that they can write a ballad with "Nothing Else Matters," which succeeds better than one might expect. Overall, this is a high-energy album despite its laid-back approach, and is in many ways superior to the previous . . . And Justice for All, which was weakened by overly complicated song structures and mediocre production. -- Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars The last good Metallica album
    Although this album is decredited for having brought Metallica into the mainstream, it's still a damn fine album. I'd recommend Ride The Lightning as the best of the bunch, but here is my review of each song on the black album.

    1. Enter Sandman - 8.5/10 This song has a great opening. Excellent lyrics combined with some great guitaring, made this song a hit. Good video too.

    2. Sad But true 9/10 Superbly powerful guitaring,lyrics, and another great intro, makes this one of the best songs on the album.

    3. Holier Than Thou 6.5/10 Although quite good, this song is average by Metallica standards

    4. The Unforgiven 10/10 A true classic. This epic tune is one of the greatest ever Metallica songs. Wonderful solo in the middle. Excellently written.

    5. Wherever I may Roam 7/10 This is fairly good. Some good guitaring, but doesn't really stand out

    6. Don't Tread on Me 8/10 Simple, yet hugely effective. A great intro, and brilliant heavy guitaring throughout.

    7. Through the Never 7.5/10 Again, this doesn't really stand out. However, it's decent enough.

    8. Nothing Else Matters 8/10 A mellow song, unlike any Metallica song in the past, yet they still put it together excellently.

    9. Of Wolf and Man 9.5/10 Superb. Fantastic guitaring and brilliant lyrics. Highly underated

    10. The God That failed 6.5/10 Not so great...this one's overated

    11. My Friend of Misery 7.5/10 Great verses are let down by the poor chorus. Otherwise, it would score higher.

    12. Struggle Within 8/10 Ah, back to the old thrash roots. This is a good way to finish the album. Excellent.

    I'd recommend this album to any Metallica fan.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Album for New Metallica Fans
    Ok, most of everybody has probably already heard the songs "Enter Sandman," "The Unforgiven" or "Nothing Else Matters." Why? Because they get some radio-play. They are probably the songs that get most listeners into this band and pretty soon they purchase all the albums and become a metallica fan. That's how i became a metallifan because The Black Album was the first studio album i bought. Now i own all the albums and i would have to say that their best are 'Master of Puppets' and 'Ride the Lightning.'
    But the Black Album is a great album with a more melodic side compared to the previous album "..And Justice for All." Their songwriting has evolved into a more complex meaning. The rhythm in all the songs are very catchy and well all the solos are strong and powerful because Hammett remains as probably one of the best lead guitarist along with Dimebag Darrell, Kerry King and Marty Friedman.
    Here are reviews for the songs:

    Enter Sandman: One of their best and most popular songs of all. 5/5

    Sad But True: Great song with great drum beats. its too bad kid rock took the rhythm for this song to make 'American Badass.'
    4/5

    Holier Than Thou: Probably one of the heaviest songs in the album. Otherwise a great song.
    4.5/5

    The Unforgiven: A great slow song that talks about the government controlling weaker peoples' lives.
    5/5

    Wherever I May Roam: The intro is really great. This is one of my favorite songs in the album.
    5/5

    Don't Tread on Me: .."Liberty or Death" this sounds something like from 'Justice for all'. Better than average song.
    3.5/5

    Through the Never: Another really heavy song. Not as good as Holier Than Thou.
    3.5/5

    Nothing Else Matters: THE SLOWEST SONG metallica has ever done. It is another radio-played song that is dedicated to loved ones.
    4.5/5

    Of Wolf And Man: Great intro and a catchy tune. Lars Ulrich does great with this song. some wolf moans and noises make this song be a perfect song for a Werewolf horror movie.
    5/5

    The God That Failed: Great song with a great bass tune in the beginning. This song is mostly about broken promises.
    4.5/5

    My Friend of Misery: Another of my favorite songs. It is the longest song in the album and has probably the best songwriting.
    5/5

    The Struggle Within: The last and probably the heaviest song in the album along with 'Holier' and 'Through the Never'. AMAZING drumming from Ulrich makes this song a favorite for the heavy-preffered fans.

    5/5

    This album is REALLY GOOD and it's probably the best album to start off from. If you prefer the more heavy-metal style, then 'Master of Puppets' would be the best. But overall, this one and the previous albums are the best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Do the words, "Best CD Ever," mean anything to you?
    There is no better hard rock band than Metallica. That issue isn't even up for question. They are amazing musicians who have stood the test of time and will never back down. Getting that out of the way, THE BLACK ALBUM as it is fondly called is specatacular. Although it has a few more slower tracks than fans are used to, it still has the in your face thrash metal that Metallica fans love.

    Everybody knows who Kirk Hammet is, and if you don't, you don't know rock music. He is one of the greatest guitarists ever and is a brilliant musician. His bandmate James Hetfield is also amzing. Besides being a great guitar player, he is and excellent frontman. He has a low growling voice that can have it's softer moments too. Lars Ulrich, the drummer and the founder of the band is also a revolutionary rock musician. His drum solos are that of legend. And to think, he was almost going to be a pro-tennis player instead of a drummer for the best band ever.

    Introductions done with, let's get to the CD. It starts out with the ever popular ENTER SANDMAN. This is one of Metallica's most famouse songs thanks to the ever present MTV. Besides it's overplay, it is a fantastic song. Next is SAD BUT TRUE, a track that really shows Lars' true abilities. There is nothing "sad" about this song. HOLIER THAN THOUGH comes next with a true Metallica spirit behind it along with good lyrics(like in every song). My favorite track comes next, THE UNFORGIVEN. It is the first of the slow ballads, but it still has it's kick-ass moment, such as Kirk's amazing solo. Following THE UNFORGIVEN, are three hard-hitting metal songs that all have self-explanatory titles. WHEREVER I MAY ROAM, DONT TREAD ON ME, and THROUGH THE NEVER. Another slow song comes next, that is and instant classic. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. With great lyrics, guitar parts, and vocals, this song has nowhere better to go. All the other songs are great, but you've probably stopped reading this by now, and I'm tired of typing.

    All in all, this is a great CD that I recomend for every rock fan out there, no matter what genre you like, you'll like this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars not suprising i have alwase loved metallica
    this cd didnt suprise me how good they are. i am a metal fan and alwase have been but this cd made me honor metal more. my altime favorite songs are on this cd and they are metallica's enter sandman, the unforgivin which i am listining to right now and metallicas nothing else matters. these songs show not only the band itself but james hetfields best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This time, 15 million copies sold is NOT wrong
    That's right. Commerical isn't ALWAYS synonymous with crappy. The Black Album spawned (count 'em) THREE Top 40 hits: "Enter Sandman", "Nothing Else Matters", and my favorite song on the album, "The Unforgiven". "Enter Sandman" has one of the best opening riffs in all of rock music, in the same vein as Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water". Radio staples "Sad But True" (heavy) and "Wherever I May Roam" (has a Middle East feel to it) are both awesome tracks, while the older thrashier Metallica fans will surely enjoy "Don't Tread on Me", "Through the Never", and "Struggle Within". This album displays some of the finest songwriting ever to come out of James Hetfield. As usual, Kirk's solos are masterful, and thanks to Bob Rock's excellent production, Jason's basslines are clearly audible (esp. on "My Friend of Misery")! Even if you are not a Metallica or heavy metal fan, this CD should still find a home in your collection. Indeed, Metallica changed its sound, but the songs are still of high quality, unlike their subsequent albums :( And for the record, this CD is in every single way (songwriting, musicianship, production) superior to Nirvana's Nevermind. ... Read more


    15. Toxicity
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Do you really want to think and stop?
    Is the sophomore effort by SOAD as good as their eponymous debut? Absolutely! As a matter of fact, it bests the first album in just about every way. The songs are strong, melodic and fierce, and the instrumentation is much improved. Every song on this disc is good to great, with prison song, needles, chop suey, science, toxicity, psycho and the immense aerials leading the way. The songs are so good simply because they are a breath of fresh air at a time when conformity and sameness permeate the music business. From the alternating crunch/beauty of Chop suey, toxicity and aerials, to the sheer variety of sounds they ... coax out of their instruments (sounds like Daron Malakian is playing a mandolin on Chop Suey), these songs sound like no other. In addition, Serj's voice is an additional instrument as he seems to have several different styles (from deep-throated growl to pleading wail; the only other hard rock vocalist with a range like Serj is Glenn Danzig). Anyway, do yourself a favor a pick up a copy of this CD (the bonus CD stuff is cool too)and enjoy some flashlight reveries caught in the headlights of a truck.

    Paul M

    5-0 out of 5 stars I WANT TO BUY AN ISLAND AND DICTATE IT
    After hearing Chop Suey I had to get this cd. As soon as I heard the first song, Prison Song, I knew I would love this cd. (I could rant for hours and hours about the drug war and the current ridiculous drug policy but "Prison Song" pretty much sums it up). Other very good songs are Forest, ATWA, Deer Dance, and Toxicity, but those are just my personal favorites-all the songs are good. There's little filler on this cd, if any. System is kind of different and not everyone will like them, but people who decide to give them one star should at least have enough musical knoweledge and intelligence not to compare System and Drowning Pool. They have different styles, System's being far superior, much more unique, interesting, and talented than Drowning Pool's (who should be classified under unoriginal, untalented, headache-inducing, Korn clone *expletive*-(censored courtesy of Amazon.com). This is completely random, but speaking of censoring isn't it great when Mtv shows some video that has fairly explicit and graphic scenes and then they go and beep out the "s word". Well anyway, to sum up all the points in my random useless review I think the drug policy in the U.S. is idiotic, Drowning Pool sucks, I don't like censorship, and the System cd is awesome and everyone should go buy it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars corgancobainmalakian is a dipsh*t!!
    corgancobrainmalakian, you make me want to vomit!! Zach De La Rocha is a much better singer than Serj Turkian (he's a stupid Turk) will ever be!! So what if RATM isn't around anymore, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath aren't together anymore. I'm glad RATM isn't in Hot Topic, its a sign that they're too good for that. Daron Malakian is a terrible song writer and guitarist. Soil's guitar solo was NOTHING to scream about. 99% of his songs don't make sense. RATM isn't one dimentional, each of their songs sound completely different from the rest. SOAD is a hypocritical no-talent new-metal (not nu) band, get that through your empty head you ass-raming chode!! If you're from England and if Amazon has a British website, go to that one you retard!! Stay in your own website!! I hate you and I hate any band who's main influences are Slayer and Cannibal Corpse. Go listen to the kids in my school, ha!! All the kids in my school are retarted, they listen to rap, or the rock kids listen to pop-punk emo crap like Simple Plan and Dashboard Confessional. The metal kids listen to Korn and SOAD. I hang around the classic rock kids. They can actually sort out good and bad music (something you can't do). Another reason SOAD sucks is because they're in favor of religion over science, why don't these guy might as well say creationism is more factual than evolution!! Face it corgancobrainblahblahblah, RATM was, is, and always will be better than SOAD. If you don't like the truth, suicide is your answer.

    2-0 out of 5 stars SOAD ROCKS THE ALL TIME MAX DUDE!!!
    The System has been my favorite band since I first heard their music, Toxicity is the best of all 3 albums I love the songs Toxicity and Chop suey If you are a true rock fan you will listen to this Kick @$$ CD!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars KarlMarxEmilioZapata is a retard!
    Karl Marx you (...), how dare you slag off the legends that are System of a Down? And you say they rip off RATM? Don't make me laugh you goon, RATM had some cool guitar work but apart from that they were 1 dimensional, every song sounds the same and Zach De La Rocha's nasally rapping gets old. Serj Tankian on the other hand has the best voice in rock, I'd like to see Zack De La Blah Blah try & sing the harmonies to "Aerials", haha yeah right. I don't care if SOAD are in Hot Topic you nut licker, RATM aren't in Hot Topic because they split up 4 years ago you dork, otherwise they would be too.

    Now on to Toxicity. The best tracks are: Aerials, Chop Suey!, ATWA & Needles. Daron Malakian is the best song writer in music, he is the most important figure in music since Kurt Cobain, SOAD are GODS!!! If you think Malakian can't play listen to the solos on "Soil" from their debut album.

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    16. Pretty Hate Machine
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    Considered the breakthrough album that delivered a more palatable version of industrial music to the commercial audience, Pretty Hate Machine left its dingy mark on pop culture. The abrasive "sonarchy" of the album was first churned by despondent club-goers who roiled with the rhythms and aligned with the angst-ridden convictions. Since its release, the album's tempered deviations came to signify an aesthetic reverie for machine-driven martyrdom. Permeated by hissing engines and dissonant strains, the tracks cascade outside channels of modern complacency. Hits like "Head Like a Hole" and "Down in It" are recognized by the acidic beats, piercing riffs, and lyrical hostilities which snare the listener with disparaging rhapsody. Not for the light-headed, Pretty Hate Machine afflicts the inner sanctum and strikes a nerve. --Lucas Hilbert ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Once upon a time, there was a man named Trent Reznor........
    That's what I'll be saying to my grandkids in the future, when Nine Inch nails is firmly set as a music phenomenon and Trent Reznor is a legend everywhere you go. This album is the first of the group, and the album that really brought industrial music into the eyes of the world. It would definitely be safe to say that NIN is not only an industrial band, it is THE industrial band. Trent Reznor is a musical genius, and this album proves it. The songs are eerie and electronic, very powerful in a slow, forboding sort of way. The best song on this album is the first, Head Like a Hole. Terrible Lie follows, another masterpiece, and soon your mind is set that Nine Inch nails are no disposable trash. Alot of great, dark bands have come along recently. Marilyn Manson, KoRn, Cradle of Filth, but Trent Reznor will always hold a special place in my heart.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Black As Your Soul
    Nine Inch Nails' incredible debut album Pretty Hate Machine is a personal favourite of mine and one of the most consistently good albums I have ever listened to. Each and every track is of a Grade-A standard and the album contains essential NIN tracks such as "Head Like A Hole", "Terrible Lie", "Down In It" and "Sin", but really, they're all essential. The opening track and alternative radio hit "Head Like A Hole" is a classic example of great industrial rock, with it's thrashy guitar and gloomy synthesizers, though it's not really indicative of the rest of the album. In fact, unlike subsequent releases, there is very little guitar at all on this album. Trent Reznor utilizes walls of synthesizers and electronic noise to generate a stark and bleak sound. Overall, the album is more accessable than other Nine Inch Nails albums but still dark and caustic, despite having catchy melodies. Lyrically Trent Reznor tackles such subject matter as betrayal, disillusionment and loss of identity. All the good stuff. Pretty Hate Machine is a marvel, and (dare I say it?) a work of genious. A true classic.

    5-0 out of 5 stars freekin excellent
    by far the best nine inch nails album ever. I remember buying this from the local record store on vinyl back in 89. My mind spun watching the blue and pink decals twist on the turn table forming this wierd filament of psychodelic colors; WAY cool!. Despite this being an 80s album, this music would still be considered hot today. This record has so much variety in the techno/ industrial genres let alone Reznors other albums. This one is unique and a must have for all nine inch nail fans.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Yummy
    Seems like I get to everything late in the game, but better late than never, eh? I thoroughly enjoyed the entire disc, finding nothing to skip over every time I listened. Favorite tracks were "Down in it" and "Kinda I want to." "Something I Can Never Have" struck a cord. PRETTY HATE MACHINE hit a good two weeks on my "sit-and-spin-in-my-player" ranking. Two weeks of good, solid listening. I found what little profanity there was appropriate and not enough to make me roll my eyes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars this cd never cools off!
    Ok you know how when after you finish playing a CD, when you take it out, its warm? This CD has not cooled off since i got it 2 days ago. I probbally listend to it like 50 times in 2 days. I'm obsessed with it, as soon as it finishes playing, i hit play again. Most of the time, im not really listening to it, but it makes great back ground music. It's also awesome if your "actually paying attention" to the CD. I definatly recomend this CD. If you wana get to know nine inch nails, get this. ... Read more


    17. Meteora
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    Linkin Park’s second studio effort (not counting the 2002 remix album Reanimation) overflows with glossy production values and Big Rock oomph, fully embracing the pop instincts of their Hybrid Theory debut. For many, Theory sounded inexcusably corporate, from its too-timely rap-rock sound to the long list of product endorsements included in the liner notes. Meteora will only amplify those complaints, but this album is actually truer to the band’s nature. It’s still impossible not to hear strains of Limp Bizkit, Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and the like. None of those acts, howeve, would try something as blatantly anthemic as "Easier to Run," which would sound fine to a Def Leppard fan, or as borderline danceable as "Breaking the Habit" and "Session." Linkin Park is what Trent Reznor was always afraid of becoming, but if you ever wished he would drop the pretenses and just make a hair-metal record, you'll find Meteora to your liking. --Matthew Cooke ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Job for Linkin Park!!!
    This cd is AMAZING! Here, the rates to its tracks:

    01.Foreword: A start where the members of the band express themselves and describes this perfect cd. (NO RATE)
    02.Don't stay: A song which gives you a model of this cd in which Linkin Park features Rap, Heavy Metal & Rock. Very Good Song! 8/10
    03.Somewhere I belong: This is their first single and once I heard to it I became a SUPERFAN of Linkin Park. Amazing song but not the best one. 9.5/10
    04.Lying from you: Chirriuping screams! The sounds in this songs are fantastic! I like this song more than "Don't stay". 8.5/10
    05.Hit the floor: Not so good as the rest of the songs in this album. I believe this is the least well-done song. 7/10
    06.Easier to run: EXCELLENT song! It's similar to "Crawling" in Hybrid Theory, but with less screams. Well-done indeed! 10/10
    07.Faint: Second single and OUTSTANDING! The bridge is something incredible! The chorus is amazing and the music, too! EXCELLENT SONG! THE BEST IN THIS ALBUM! 10+++/10
    08.Figure.09: An excellent song, too. The intro is similar to "Don't stay", however this song is the second best one in this album. I adore it! 10/10
    09.Breaking the habit: Rapid song, i particularly love the verse 3 where Chester sings with a variety of background sounds that give a mysterious climate to the song. Fantastic song! Very Good! 9.5/10
    10.From the inside: Very Good song with a lot of screams in the bridge. Very well-done indeed! 9/10
    11.Nobody's listening: This song is very different from the others 'cos it has a Rap style which in other songs it isn't very remarked as in this one. The tubes sounds give a tropical climate to the song. Excellent song!!! 10/10
    12.Session: It's like a moment to relax. No vocals.... only music. 8/10
    13.Numb: The third best song in this CD! EXCELLENT AS OUTSTANDING!!! It's the third single in this CD; the first is "Somewhere I belong", and the second one is "Faint". "Numb" is the third one. 10/10

    Excellent work for Linkin Park. Congrats to all of U 'cause U surprised us once more with an outstanding album which is "METEORA".

    4-0 out of 5 stars Somebody's Listening...
    You have to give Linkin Park due credit: their lyrics are exceptional, their creative talent easily makes up for their lack of technical music proficiency, and their sophomore album, Meteora, cleverly echoes their platinum debut Hybrid Theory without ever feeling like a cheap imitation.
    After the brief and mildly interesting introduction, Meteora kicks off with 'Don't Stay,' which sounds like the harder, darker prodigy of Hybrid Theory's 'One Step Closer.' 'Somewhere I Belong' is distinctly similar to 'In The End,' 'Numb' follows suit with 'Pushing Me Away,' 'Session' is a far better instrumental number than 'Cure For The Itch,' and 'Easier To Run' sounds like a cross between 'Crawling' and 'My December.' This comparison in essence sums up Meteora, which is essentially HT, Reanimation and a little bit of Evanescence's Fallen sliced up and served on a turntable. The overall sound is slicker, darker, more complex and mature, and lends itself well to the fact that this is their second album. Linkin Park also branches out a bit more this time around, taking a page from Reanimation, which cleverly escapes HT's flaw of every song sounding almost exactly the same; 'Breaking The Habit' and 'Nobody's Listening' are quite different than anything on HT. A bit more variety would have been dangerous, but possibly would have made Meteora truly magnificent.
    "In the end," (Sorry, I had to...) Meteora's tragic flaw is identical to that of Hybrid Theory: it's simply too short. At 36:35, it simply ends too quickly for a full-budget album. This is undoubtedly to make the CD radio friendly, but a bit less commercialization and a bit more music would have been nice. As it stands, Meteora is far from a dud, and is actually a great album. A bit more substance would have made it legendary, but it's moments of brilliance, though few and a bit too far in between, certainly make it worthy of the Linkin Park name and the status symbol that is Hybrid Theory.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough!!
    I absolutely love this CD. I listen to it over and over again whenever I get the opportunity-even at school! These songs are what get me through the day. My favorites are "Hit the Floor" and "Lying from You". Besides the great songs, the CD also has cool extras that you can get by putting it into your computer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!
    This is an awesome cd! Hybrid Theory was good too, but LP brought it to the next level with Meteora. I won't go through the whole cd but some of my favorite songs were, Breaking the Habit, Faint, Numb, Easier to Run,and Nobody's Listening. There is definite hope for their next album. I think that it will be even better! LP rocks!!!

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of My favourite CDs
    I love anything punk or alternative, and i live for this CD! It's on of my favourite CDs from any artist. The lyrics and music are amazing and its definatly, in my opinon, the best CD that they've put out. Even if you dont agree that it's their best, you have to admit that its a great CD and even tho its only like 35 minutes, for those 35 minutes you can lose yourself in some truly amazing music! ... Read more


    18. O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
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    Over a remarkable 30 years, Aerosmith has delivered near-perfect hybrids of rock and balladry, converting generations of listeners into devout fanatics. O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits drives chronologically through 30 of their best songs, providing a tour of the construction process. And what a process! Listen to "Mama Kin" and you might not recognize Aerosmith at all--here is a young Tyler, before finding his distinctive gritty wail, fronting a simple blues-bar band. But the phenomenal energy and synchronization that developed between Tyler and Perry starts here, and is followed up by successive wonders. "Dream On" captures plodding despair; "Last Child" bears witness to Tyler's mastery of harmony and shriek; "Back in the Saddle" explodes with swagger. Built from the low-end up, Aerosmith's heavy kick, driving bass lines, steady rhythm guitar, and blaring exclamation-point horns create a perfect foundation. And the dirty, harmonic souls of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry do what they do best--put on an over-the-top, flawless show.--Laura Etling ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars O, Yeah! O. O.K.?
    Aerosmith is one of those artists' that you get so use to that their music, is great no matter what the material. And on O, Yeah! Their ultimate greatest hits and classics along with the recent hits are found here, but with that said this album just is their "Young Lust"-anthology all over again minus the live versions and studio recordings, but don't get me wrong, O, Yeah is still a good hits package, on this hits package we find, hits like ones you'd expect like "What It Takes", "Janie's Got A Gun", "Cryin'", "Jaded" and "Dude(Looks Like A Lady)", you know the hits, and there are also additions from "Nine Lives" like "Fallin' In Love" and "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" which appears and an Aerosmith album for the first time ever(remember the song originally appeared on the Armageddon soundtrack), and plus their two new songs, "Lay It Down" and I can't believe I'm going to say this, the pointless current song "Girls Of Summer" which doesn't sound like Aerosmith it sounds more like an 'N Sync-type song. And also the album is missing some songs not alot, like "Hole In My Soul", "Fly Away From Here" and "Sunshine". But with all of that the album is still good and that is why I bought it, because it's Aerosmith enough said. Grade B.

    4-0 out of 5 stars 4 Decades Of Rock N' Roll
    Yet another Aerosmith best-of-compilation has hit the shelves, although the last one ("Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology") was released not even one year ago. However, "O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" (what a name!) is the first collection (after six best-of's and four live albums) which really covers Aerosmith's musical journey from the very beginning in 1973 to today.

    Disc one takes you from 1973 to 1989, including their classic hits "Mama Kin", "Sweet Emotion", "Walk This Way" and the prototype powerballad "Dream On". It's a pleasant surprise to see "Seasons Of Wither" here, but other favorites like "Train Kept A Rollin'", "Toys In The Attic" or "Rats In The Cellar" are missing. Just two discs don't seem to provide enough space for all of Aerosmith's hits. And their 80s repertoire already follows, with popular songs like "Janie's Got A Gun", "Love In An Elevator" and "What It Takes".

    Disc two shows us the slick, hit-producing Aerosmith of the 90s, including alltime-favorites like "Cryin'", "Crazy" and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing". And there are two new songs: "Girls Of Summer", a catchy midtempo popsong and "Lay It Down", a emotional ballad, focused on Tyler's vocals.

    So, who should buy this album. Die-hard fans might buy it for the two new songs (it's your decision). And it's definitively a good point to start an Aerosmith collection for "beginners", as say get quite a good overview of their music over four decades. But we have to realize, that a double-album is way to little to give a complete representation of this band. However, it's a well recommended buy for the casual listener.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Definite Aerosmith
    "O,Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" is definite Aerosmith. I have been an Aerosmith fan for a long time, and I can think of nothing better than a box set with great Aerosmith music for more than two hours. None of the songs on this box set are bad. The best things about this box set are two new bonus tracks ("Girls of Summer" and "Lay it Down"), the South Beach mix of "Pink", the radio remix of "Just Push Play", and the version of "Walk This Way" Aerosmith performed with Run-D.M.C. But even though those bonuses are the best part of the whole box set, the best song is "Angel" because the lyrics, music, and singing are pretty. Also,when I listen to it, it reminds me of a very special girl who is very important to me. Plus, if you want a girl to think you're romantic, playing this song for her on a date would do just that.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Definitive Aerosmith
    First let's address the album's atrocious title. On top of being a mouthful, "O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits" is one of the lamest names for a Greatest Hits collection ever. But to be fair, Aerosmith have put out so many hits collections that they're running out of good titles to use. That said, this is definitely the Aerosmith hits collection you'll want to get. "Greatest Hits" and "Big Ones" were both snapshots of a certain point in Aerosmith's career, but "O Yeah!..." encapsulates their entire career (through 2002). All their bigs are here, conveniently in chronological order, except for the Run-DMC version of "Walk This Way" which is wisely put at the end of Disc 2 (the original is on Disc 1). Listening to the songs in order, it's easy to track Aerosmith's career from rock underdogs to the comeback kids to '90s ballad kings. And since everybody has a favorite Aerosmith track, or five, you can be guaranteed that the album will have something for everybody.

    On top of 28 of their hits, the albums includes two new numbers: "Girls of Summer" and "Lay It Down". The former is something of a miss: it's basically just generic top 40 summer rock. The latter is a should-have-been-a-hit ballad in the vein of "Angel".

    Inevitably Aerosmith will continue to release albums, and by extension, greatest hits albums. But for right now, this is the one with all their hits, and it's worth every penny you'll spend.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Their best collection
    And there are many out there. But Aerosmith has rarely let the standard drop over the years, and this two-disc set boasts strong remastered sound and a wealth of great tunes. The first ten on Disc One approximate the original Greatest Hits, including classic rockers like "Walk This Way," "Same Old Song and Dance," "Sweet Emotion" and "Back In The Saddle Again" as well as the oft-played "Dream On." There's also the humorous "Big Ten Inch Record," which you can't be without.

    The last half dozen tracks on Disc One pick up with the 1987 LP "Permanent Vacation," and although there's more ballad and melody in the now-clean band (i.e. "Angel," "What It Takes"), there's plenty of finger-snapping rock and roll: "Rag Doll" echoes "Walk This Way," and "Janie's Got A Gun" displays a social conscience and is one of their most powerful songs. There are several big hits from the album "Pump" to open Disc Two, with memorable rockers like "The Other Side" and "Livin' On The Edge," and the more recent stuff is strong as well. Sure, "Don't Want To Miss A Thing" is a tad sappy, and "Just Push Play" nods obviously to hip-hop. But "Pink," "Jaded" and "Falling in Love Is Hard on the Knees" are classic Aerosmith.

    The remake/hybrid of "Walk This Way" with Run DMC is included, and it's enjoyable in the spirit intended--Perry's guitar sizzles, by the way. The final tracks, "Girls of Summer" and "Lay It Down," were new at the time of release. "Girls of Summer" is a melodic rocker with just a hint of Eastern influence. "Lay It Down" is a fine ballad. Sure, there are countless compilations of this great band out there, and I'm sure Aerosmith diehards get tired of seeing them. But for the casual fan, this is an awfully good place to start. ... Read more


    19. Foreigner - Complete Greatest Hits
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    On the cover of Foreigner's newest collection, the letters that spell out Complete Greatest Hits are cut out from world currency. For example, there's an A from Antarctica, a T from Trinidad, an M from Mongolia, and so on. At least the drive behind this third greatest-hits compilation (fourth, if you count The Best of Foreigner Live) is clearly admitted. Still, if anyone deserves your money, an argument can be made for guitarist Mick Jones and singer Lou Gramm. They've been through it all, and along the way, they've written a slew of songs you know well enough to perform at karaoke (but never as well, admittedly--Lou has a hell of a voice). Whether you liked them when they rocked ("Cold as Ice," "Hot Blooded," "Juke Box Hero") or preferred the power ballads they were credited with inventing ("Waiting for a Girl Like You," "I Want to Know What Love Is"), this album makes it feel like the very first time again.--Laura Etling ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Well, it's about time someone got it right!
    [Rating for this item is four and a half stars, not just four.]

    In mid 2002, a new Foreigner hits compilation was released by Rhino Records. This was their third single-disc hits compilation (strangely enough, the single-disc hits compilations seemed to be just about ten years apart in terms of release (Records 1982, The Very Best And Beyond 1992, Complete Greatest Hits 2002.)) Why should you buy this compilation instead of the other two, or instead of the two-disc Jukebox Heroes compilation? Read on, and you shall see.

    First of all, the pros of this collection. If you want a single-disc Foreigner hits compilation that will show you the true genius of Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, THIS IS IT. Unlike the last two compilations, NOT A SINGLE HIT WAS OMITTED. Feels Like The First Time, Cold As Ice, Long Long Way From Home, Blue Morning Blue Day (about time they put this one on a hits compilation!), Double Vision, Hot Blooded, Dirty White Boy, Head Games, Urgent, Juke Box Hero, I Want To Know What Love Is, and Waiting For A Girl Like You are all here for your listening pleasure. What's really great is that unlike the last two compilations, this one doesn't rely on just the hits. The underrated masterpiece Headknocker, from the band's debut album, IS HERE! Other underrated masterpieces, including Women and Girl On The Moon are included as well. One mistake the previous compilation made is that it overemphasized the post-4 years. NOT A PROBLEM HERE. Of the twenty tracks, only the last few are from that era. Another mistake other compilations made is putting the songs way out of their original release order. Once again, that's not a problem here!

    Good as this compilation may be, is isn't quite perfect. Feels Like The First Time and Hot Blooded are EDITS! I'm guessing these are the SINGLE VERSION edits and not the radio edits, since the original LP versions are what get played on the radio. Also, even though the compilation keeps the post-4 material to a minimum, the compilation still could've done without it. It should have been omitted in favor of more underrated masterpieces from the band's golden age, like Woman Oh Woman, Love On The Telephone, and At War With The World.

    My final verdict? The flaws here don't derail this compilation very much. If you're a casual fan and are going to get only one Foreigner hits compilation, THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU! It's got more tracks than the last two single-disc ones, and it's a better value than the two-disc Jukebox Heroes compilation. Rhino Records accomplished what no one else before had done - They made a Foreigner hits compilation, and they did it right.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just want to be a Juke Box Hero
    Yes I'm one of those. I have a dream, I own plenty of second hand guitars, and my music is probably the only thing I'll leave behind when I'm gone.

    Yes this is another Foreigner Greatest Hits package. Yes it has many of the same songs as the others. Of course it has the classics that you've heard on the radio for twenty years. 'Cold as Ice", "Hot Blooded", "Urgent", "Dirty White Boy", "Feels like the First Time", etc, they're all great songs.

    But to guitar players, Foreigner has a special conection to them. Juke Box Hero is one of the greatest songs ever written. Simple yet beautiful. Every word is the truth and every guitarist knows that no matter what, all your blood, sweat, and tears, go into that piece of wood with six nickel plated strings.

    To all the thrashers, bluesmen, shredders, and rockers, Juke Box Hero is your song and you must have it. When you feel too tired to practice, or don't feel like doing the same old gig with the same old songs, crank up Juke Box Hero. It'll give you a rush and send chills down your back. You'll remember why you picked up the guitar in the first place. Rock on.

    4-0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars.... Foreigner's Definitive "Greatest Hits"
    This is the 3rd go-around of Foreigner's best, following 1982's "Records" and 1992's "The Very Best... and Beyond". So what does "Complete Greatest Hits" (20 tracks, 77 min.) have to add to this?

    There is little difference in the songs found on "The Very Best" and "Ultimate Greatest Hits". The major difference is that "Ultimate" sequences the songs chronologically, and it really does make it a much better listen overall. A nice touch is that "Ultimate" includes "Soul Docter", one of the new songs on "The Very Best". In the end, "Ultimate" is your best choice. As always, the great folks at Rhino did a great job packaging the CD, with great liner notes and pictures.

    It is worth recalling that Foreigner really did have a major splash on the singles and album charts for a ten year period (1977-87). That is a LONG time. I happen to have seen them twice in the last year (actually, one of those was "The Lou Gramm Band", haha). Couldn't help but wonder what was going through Lou's head when he was singing the lines "That Was Yesterday/ When I Had the World in My Hand/ But It's Not the End of the World/ Just a Slight Change in Plans".

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Rocks!
    I love this CD! My favories on here are Urgent, Cold As Ice, Dirty White Boy, Double Vision, Jukebox Hero, Hot Blooded, and Head Games. This CD rocks and I dont't even wanna know why you are reading this when could could be buying it already!

    5-0 out of 5 stars THANKS FOR CD, CAME QUICK
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    20. With The Lights Out [3CD Box Set + DVD]
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    Nirvana may have been the biggest thing in the music world in the early '90s, but the trio maintained an uncommon devotion to core fans who knew them when they were still sleeping in a van. Fending off the adoration of punk-rock dabblers in the media and their audience while simultaneously welcoming stalwart underground-music supporters, Kurt Cobain did things on his own terms--until it all came crashing down. A decade after Cobain's 1994 suicide and the band's demise, With the Lights Out remains true to the ethos that defined the band and the alt-rock revolution that rose and fell with them.

    Eschewing the standard hits-sprinkled-with-rarities mix, this lovingly compiled three-CD, one-DVD collection is made up almost entirely of previously unreleased selections. The handful of previously heard tracks are obscurities along the lines of the group's cover of "Here She Comes Now," recorded for a 1990 indie-rock tribute to the Velvet Underground. But it's not the B-sides and compilation oddities that define this idiosyncratic set; rather, its spirit is captured in the bedroom demos, radio performances, and sloppy amateur video recordings that catch Cobain and cohorts developing from just another punk- and metal-inspired bunch of grunge rockers pounding away in the bass player's mom's living room into a band that defined an era. --Steven Stolder ... Read more


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