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Shake It Off
Shake It Off
Price: $1.29

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shaken In, October 28, 2014
This review is from: Shake It Off (MP3 Music)
There is something that has been honestly lagging among female singers of this industry lately, is that they haven't honestly made the best effort in their songs. Artists like Beyonce' Knowles, Katy Perry and Rihanna just have not been taking patience and time in their songs and honestly have lost their way in their music. For Taylor Swift unlike other female singers, she has gone pop in a new direction rather than just be a country gal, and it has worked for her in the way that acts like Shania Twain and Faith Hill used to deliver. Shake It Off, Taylor's lead single from her 1989 record is definitely one infectious songs that honestly has been worth the effort. It is a really good song that is well worth her effort and time. It shows that only Taylor has gotten bigger, an not really over-flooded. It definitely gives a punch to where singers haven 't been, listen to themselves to be better and just as good as before, not drowned down. If you are new to Taylor Swift, than what are you waiting for and give her a chance and shake it off.

Song: B


Bulova Men's 96B149 Dress Classic Watch
Bulova Men's 96B149 Dress Classic Watch
5 used & new from $149.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Bulova Beginner, October 27, 2014
There is no question that when it has honestly came down to class in watches, Bulova has maintained a sophisticated and contemporary feel in their watches. While other brands like Citizen Eco-Drive and Michael Kors have decided to be more youthful with their watch collectors, they just haven't been completely on their mark in value. This classic Bulova timepiece definitely is a great conversation piece, not just in price but simple and sleek as a beautiful silver-tone quartz timepiece, with easy to setup date and time. While it doesn't have illumination from the hands, or anything fancy, it just gets to the point for the dressy or business casual. While I do wish though there could've been more with better water resistance, and a face that could be more scratch-resistant, it still is a great Bulova watch for the beginner.

Price: B

Setup & Comfort: B 1/2-

Overall: B


You're Mine (Eternal)
You're Mine (Eternal)
Price: $1.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Not Hers Anymore, October 27, 2014
This review is from: You're Mine (Eternal) (MP3 Music)
This year so far for Mariah Carey has honestly been one of the worst of her career, not just personally, but professionally. It took her five years to finally release Me I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. Sadly, the album has been a real waste of time for her hard core fans, and her career, as well as the end of her marriage to Nick Cannon after five years. While she has had some joy with twins, her career in songs hasn't honestly shown it. You're Mine (Eternal), is honestly not one of her better songs. It is honestly one of her weaker songs that has shown a lag in the strength of her voice, and also from her heart. She really didn't impress, and instead felt more lackluster from her soul. I think the next time Mariah comes out with better music, she needs to take more patience from her words heart and soul, and something better will come alive.

Song: C


Blessed
Blessed
Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Blessed, October 26, 2014
This review is from: Blessed (MP3 Music)
There is no question that when it has came down to a great return in music, Elton John showed that so well back in the 90's. His songs still sound much better and stronger than most of the junk that is on radio today. But shortly after The Lion King, when he released Made In England in 1995, he definitely brought out a intimate ode of beautiful and intimate songs that really do make it worth the while. Still, those songs like Believe and House are definitely brilliant, and Blessed is absolutely no different. The song which was the third single from Made In England is a great pop song and shows the intimacy of the piano and orchestration well in the song. It is one of my favorite Elton John songs from that era, and still today much more worth its money. Made In England was my first Elton record, and his most brilliant since the 70's. I absolutely recommend Blessed as a must for your music library.

Song: A


Break of Dawn
Break of Dawn
Offered by SONY Music Entertainment Downloads LLC.
Price: $1.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Broken Dawn, October 25, 2014
This review is from: Break of Dawn (MP3 Music)
There is no question that when it has came down to what Michael Jackson has simply done in music, it honestly has been one of a kind as The King Of Pop. But when it has came down to his last studio album was here was alive, Invincible, it has been a bit more lagged than strong when it has came down to great songs. While it did have some good songs like You Rock My World, Butterflies and Cry, others just simply couldn't drive in the heart. Break Of Dawn, showed more of a dance and R&B rhythm from what Michael had shown in his other songs. The song honestly wasn't a strong one, but showed his vocals maturely. Sadly, though I didn't feel it was one of his stronger songs in R&B, the way he had it with Bad and Thriller. It really wasn't his best effort, but a good song after time has gone by. If you are a massive Michael Jackson fan, get Invincible as a album.

Song: C+


Citizen Men's BL5480-53E Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch
Citizen Men's BL5480-53E Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch
Offered by It'sAboutTime
Price: $346.50
5 used & new from $346.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Perpetual Movement, October 24, 2014
There is no question that Citizen has been trying to get back on their feet with delivering better watches with time and value. While their Drive 2.0 & 3.0 lines haven't been hitting the nail on the head, they have been trying to get back to basics with delivering high-quality watches. This Silver-tone Eco-Drive timepiece is a sophisticated watch that handles very well, has good water resistance, and good solar movement. Yet, it does take a little longer to set the time on the watch, with the perpetual movement, and can be a bit complicated at first. But it looks good on the wrist, has strong illumination on the hands, and is a bit easier to read than other Citizen watches. This is a good buy for anyone that wants to be sophisticated, and technical in their watches. This is a good watch overall, and looking for a watch that is more for the money, give this one from Citizen a chance.

Price: B-

Setup & Comfort: B

Overall: B 1/2-


Wake Me up Before You Go-Go
Wake Me up Before You Go-Go
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Price: $1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Wake Up Before You Go-Go, October 23, 2014
There is no question about George Michael, and the strength and longevity of his great songs when he was on his own, and with Wham! Hard to believe that it has been thirty years since George and Andrew Wrigley hit it big in America when America had a actor as president, and music was absolutely worth delivering from top to bottom. The songs still today of Wham sound just as strong now, as it did back in 1984. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go is a very classic song that still delivers me to the dance floor each and every time. What George and Andrew had done in music still sounds just as strong and it still back than and is one of those infectious 80's songs that still cannot get out of your head. If you are a fan of George Michael after all of this time, I absolutely recommend you have this song in your music library.

Song: A


Back in Black
Back in Black
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Price: $1.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart Of Rock And Roll, October 23, 2014
This review is from: Back in Black (MP3 Music)
There is honestly no question that when it has came down to great hard rock anthems, they just cannot get out of the head, and hit you smack in the soul of the heart. A.C./D.C. has honestly been delivering great rock music for forty years, and no song they have had honestly has been more potent and powerful like Back In Black. The song is just an infectious anthem that just really delivers, and ignites a flame that real matches a soul in the heart. Brian Johnson had a whole to drive on, after the passing of Bon Scott in 1980. He delivered, and the song still remains a remarkable blueprint of what great music really is. It still is a great song to listen to, and now, also with Malcolm Young leaving the group, it is more valued as a treasure to listen to the heart and soul of great rock music. I absolutely recommend this song for your music library.

Song: A


Whole Damn Year
Whole Damn Year
Price: $1.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Not A Whole Damn Year, October 22, 2014
This review is from: Whole Damn Year (MP3 Music)
When it has came down to Mary J. Blige, she has had some really good music in her life and career, but she hasn't hit the nail on the head with strong music. Her sequel to her acclaimed My Life record just didn't hit the nail on the head a few years ago. So rather trying to do what a younger generation wants from her music, she is going back to the basics with her music. Her latest song Whole Damn Year from her upcoming album The London Sessions just doesn't ignite the way she had struggled in songs and in pain before. I really didn't find this song to ignite the fire she had shown before in her music. It just a little weaker from the heart, in the way she had done it before in her ballads like Take Me As I Am and Not Goin' Cry. I hope there is much better from her when The London Sessions is released, and then she can ignite a flame.

Song: C-


Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
Price: $6.96
67 used & new from $4.87

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Diva Sings The Blues, October 21, 2014
In a world of today's divas, they just simply do not ignite and even show simplicity of a voice from the heart, whether it is Beyonce', Rihanna, or Katy Perry. Not t mention they have became so over-saturated, their voice have simply feel under the cracks and died in the process. For Aretha Franklin, whom has been a legend for over 50 years, honestly she just like the great Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston and Lena Horne. But for Aretha, she honestly has had so many remarkable songs in her career like Respect, Border Song and Freeway Of Love, the heart of the matter with her sound is more like where does she go from here. Well, she has finally put out new music, since her last album was heavily overlooked, 2003's So Damn Happy. But the question is, does Aretha really have it after all this time. Well, yes and for this album it feels like a big no.

Aretha Franklin Sings The Diva Classics is more like she is a decade-late throwback from the respected nostalgia albums like Rod Stewart's The Great American Songbook and Barry Manilow's Songs Of The Decade series. Also, it feels like it is a lot weaker in her sound, than what she has richly brought out in her music all these bountiful decades. Some of the tracks, she nicely does deliver in respectfully making her own like the Etta James classic At Last, and the classic Gladys Knight & The Pips song Midnight Train To Georgia. While other songs like the Adele smash Rolling In The Deep, and the Alicia Keys song No One, makes her feel cheaper in the sound she had been known for. Not to mention she could've brought more standards into the rhythm and deliver, like try and do a take on Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You or Patti Labelle's Lady Marmalade. Overall, I really wasn't feeling like I got with my money here.

Honestly, when I had heard that Aretha was teaming up with Clive Davis again, I really think that both he and Aretha had not delivered in the heart. Overall, if you are are new to Aretha Frankin's music, I would absolutely recommend passing this album up, and go back to the classic sound that Aretha had made respectful and definitive to her own. I have honestly heard better records from the singers that have worked with Aretha in music before from the past year like George Michael and his Symphonica album, which had more beautiful covers like Let Her Down Easy and Idol and Elton John and the piano-driven album The Diving Board. Overall, I hate to say this but I will, I feel that Aretha has honestly not shown her best in her work. Aretha Franklin Sings The Diva Classics, is not a album I recommend overall. With all do respect, she could've done better.

Album Cover: B

Songs: C 1/2-

Price: C-

Mastering: C+

Overall: C 1/2-


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