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I'm Telling You for the Last Time
I'm Telling You for the Last Time
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You might have heard it before, but it's still a classic, June 11, 2000
Jerry Seinfeld's first comedy album is not merely a spectacular album, it ranks with early Carlin, Pryor, and Murphy albums as one of the best comedy recordings ever. What makes Seinfeld stand out though is the fact that he doesn't need to rely on foul language or disgusting humor to get a laugh, and trust me he gets quite a few. My only complaint about this album is the fact that he's done quite a few of these routines before, especially during the opening moments of every episode of his show. This does not, however, detract from the quality of the album.
Highlights include his Air Travel, Florida, and Halloween routines.

Even More Dazed And Confused (1993 Film Dazed And Confused)
Even More Dazed And Confused (1993 Film Dazed And Confused)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good choice but the first album is better, June 11, 2000
Even More Dazed and Confused picks up right where the first album left off, collecting all of the tracks which the former left off. On the whole, however, the first album consists of a slightly higher quality of music making it a better album. That is not to say though that this album isn't quite excellent in its own right, but maybe it would have been better to package the two as a double disc set. In the end, my only real grievance is with the fact that Bob Dylan's "Hurricane" was passed over, a spectacular song which would have been a far superior choice to "Lord Have Mercy on My Soul".

Dazed And Confused (1993 Film)
Dazed And Confused (1993 Film)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go Wrong, June 11, 2000
The Dazed and Confused sdtk perfectly captures the spirit of the movie and the time period, collecting all of the best tracks from the film(with the exception of Dylan's "Hurricane"). Every track here except for Jim Dandy is a true classic and having them all on one album is quite a treat. If you liked the movie and don't own this album, buy it, and if you haven't seen the movie go out and rent it right now.

What's Going On
What's Going On
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best soul album ever, June 1, 2000
This review is from: What's Going On (Audio CD)
This is what soul music is all about. On What's Going On, Gaye provides us with a deeply personal view of the plight of Black America in the late 60's and early 70's. His beautiful orchestrations complement his voice perfectly, amplifying th emotion and inflection to a degree never before attained within the confines of the genre. A must have for any true soul enthusiast.

Soldier of Fortune - PC
Soldier of Fortune - PC
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Game... If you can run it, June 1, 2000
This review is from: Soldier of Fortune - PC (CD-ROM)
Soldier of Fortune is an engrossing, realistic, violent, and ultimately completely satifying FPS. While the gameplay itself offers little in the way of new ideas, it still proves to be a very fine example of the genre.
What raises the bar, however, is the exceptional detail provided by the modified Quake II engine which utilizes the GHOUL system for pinpointing 26 areas on the enemies' bodies for each of which there is a different reaction. A gut shot will cause intestines to spill out, a small caliber head wound will eject part of the brain, and shots to several areas on the arms and legs will causes the extremities to detach.The game is not for the faint of heart but does provide a password lock for gore. The absence of gore makes the game no less entertaining, but does detract from the uniqueness.
The only reason this game does not deserve five stars stems from the misleading system requirements. Unless you have a 400 or 500mhz processor and a darned good graphics card don't expect results to be pretty or fast-paced(the 233mhz on the box is bare minimum and lags often even at low detail settings.)
That said, if you can run it and don't mind some gratuitous violence this is one great game.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most haunting Cds ever, June 1, 2000
This review is from: S&M (Audio CD)
S&M is a triumph of monumental proportions, an inspiring and engrossing performance by a band which is easily one of the best in the 90's.
The interplay of the mellow, sullen orchestra and the overwhelmingly powerful band itself adds a truly distinct flavor to this record, and elevates it far above many other live recordings which Metallica have released.
The reason it blends so seamlessly stems mainly from the fact that Metallica (unlike the majority of heavy metal acts whose sounds is rooted in the blues) has a sound characteristic of classical stylings. This fact allows the band to interact with the orchestra in a much more personal way and provides a truly unique listening experience. "No Leaf Clover", "Wherever I May Roam", and "Call of Kthulu" stand out.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Place to Start, June 1, 2000
This review is from: Live (Audio CD)
This single disc of live material is extracted from a double disc set recorded during the Razor's Edge tour. In my humble opinion this is a much better buy than the larger set(especially for those new to AC/DC) because it eliminates the more obscure and pretentious tracks. Considering that this is the closest thing to a greatest hits record you're likely to find, it's definitely worth the time and money if you want to see what these guys are really all about. If on the other hand you're already a fan, If You Want Blood is probably the better choice for a truly blistering live performance.

High Fidelity
High Fidelity
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incomprehensive but an undeniably great collection of tunes, May 31, 2000
This review is from: High Fidelity (Audio CD)
So many people have complained that this soundtrack isn't comprehensive, and I'm starting to get tired of it. Considering the overwhelming volume of incredible music in the movie it would be nearly impossible to accomodate everyone's desires and tastes on one album. When you analyze the difficulty of the task they were posed with, it's clear that the album producers did an excellent job of track selection(with the possible exception of "Inside Game" by Royal Trux).
Highlights include the exceptional "I'm Wrong About Everything", "I Believe", "Oh Sweet Nuthin", and Jack Black's astounding rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"

Bridges to Babylon -  Slipcase Version
Bridges to Babylon - Slipcase Version
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not on par, May 31, 2000
In their heyday the Stones defined the essence of rock music, they were musical and sexual icons, whose compositions were each sculpted to precise standards. What happened?
By the standards of today's music Bridges provided some decent perhaps even quality material, but from a band with such and undeniable impact on the Genre, from the band who brought us "Honky-Tonk Women" and "Under My Thumb"(among dozens of outstanding others) this is rock bottom. Gone are the infectious melodies and blistering riff-heavy tunes which we so often associate with Jagger and co. This lapse in quality is due in great part to overproduction by the Dust Brothers and the Glimmer Twins, but the core of the failure can be attributed to poor lyricysm and an attemptto capture the essence of modern music, as is especially evident on the horrific "Anybody Seen My Baby."
If you don't know what the Stones are about and want to learn shell out $30 for Hot Rocks(64-71) and if you're already a fan, let's hope you were smart enough to avoid this.

Subliminal Plastic Motives
Subliminal Plastic Motives
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the 90's, May 31, 2000
The synth-pop stylings of Self seem straightforward and thin at first, but the inventiveness and ingenuity displayed on SPM surprise me everytime I pop it into my Cd player. This album sets a precedent for the genre which is rarely touched. Considering it was one of my first albums and it has not worn with time, I feel quite certain that SPM will be a permanent fixture in my collection. Highlights include Borateen, Sophomore Jinx, Stewardess...hell the whole album is one big highlight.

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