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Discussions on Youth: For the Leaders of the Future
Discussions on Youth: For the Leaders of the Future
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20teen, January 19, 2014
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This text is highly engaging, motivating, and drives the spirit. As a 28 year old who teaches adolescents, it made me realize how much I need to grow up. I am part of a demographic that encompasses the concept of 20teen. Though this book promotes youth, it is important to live as an adult while maintaining a young spirit.


ThanksKilling 3
ThanksKilling 3
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great family film@, November 24, 2012
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ThanksKilling 3 is a must see for thankful people. It is a wholesome heartfelt film that really expresses the essence of Thanksgiving. Historically accurate and pays homage to American History.


Anastacia
Anastacia
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be left outside alone!, July 8, 2005
This review is from: Anastacia (Audio CD)
Many people in the US knew Anastacia had breast cancer before they even knew she was a singer. Her appropriately self-titled third album is no diamond in the rough and it serves the purpose of establishing Anastacia as an artist in the music business for years to come. Unlike her previous two albums that were mostly one-dimensional and offered tracks that were gay-club friendly hits, this album offers desirable radio-friendly hits and also has it's own uniquely dark sound. Anastacia's vocal ability has definetly surpassed that diamond in the rough status as she has learned how to control her voice and tone it down a bit. When it comes to vocals on this album, Anastacia has shown that less is definitely more.

Track Listing:

1.) Seasons Change: Probably the weakest song on the album, but it definitely keeps you awake with it's aggressive rock sound. This is a very empowering song.

2.) Left Outside Alone: This song is a fantastic dramatic power ballad. The lyrics are very melancholy and this is definitely one of those "sad" songs that make you feel happy. What is even more incredible is the fact of Anastacia's voice being so toned down in this song that It's difficult to believe it's even her singing until the song progresses. This is by far one of the best songs on the album.

3.) Time: This song is simply about how you can't take time for granted. The beat leans strongly to the side of rock which I think is definitely Anastacia's niche.

4.) Sick And Tired: I don't really get the Jamaican sound to her voice in this song, but the lyrics are so phenomenally great that you forget that tiny annoyance.

5.) Heavy on my Heart: This heart wrenching ballad is another one of this album's highlights. The chorus is very infectiously sad and Anastacia's vocals are extremely intense.

6.) I Do: This song features Sonny of P.O.D and is very reminiscent of Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life." This is probably the only song that really sounds like anything Evanescence has done, so for those of you who have read the other reviews and are expecting this album to be like an Evanescence album than don't.

7.) Welcome to my Truth: This song starts off very slow almost as if it were a ballad, but then the tempo changes and Anastacia rocks out. This song is yet another song about overcoming hard times.

8.) Pretty Little Dum Dum: From the beginning of this song you simply can't skip over this track. As Anastacia sings unnecessary syllables such as "padapapapa," you are just dragged in by it's cuteness. Although this song is not about cuteness, it's about overcoming being a man's "Pretty Little Dum Dum."

9.) Sexy Single: This is probably the only song on this album that is reminiscent of her previous albums. Her vocals aren't as toned down on this song as the others on this album. This song is very pop sounding.

10.) Rearview: This is a very beautiful song and I think it has single potential. Somewhat reminiscent of the scorn Kelly Clarkson shows on her latest album.

11.) Where do I belong: This track starts off very slow and then builds up to a more up-tempo angry track. As Anastacia sings in this song her voice just sounds so sad and tormented. It's a pleasant song to listen to because you can really feel her emotion.

12.) Maybe Today: This is yet another ballad; however, it's really great and her voice sounds as if it more on the tormented side than the pleasant emotionless pop sound. It's a very deep and powerful track. A great track to end on.

This is by far Anastacia's best album and it's sad that she needed such tragedy in her life to produce something this immaculate. This album is full of scorn, angry, and overcoming alternative rock tracks that are similar to the likes of Kelly Clarkson. I think this album could really be her breakthrough album in the US, but until then, don't miss out on this masterpiece.


Utopia Parkway
Utopia Parkway
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountains of Great and Catchy Songs!!!, October 26, 2003
This review is from: Utopia Parkway (Audio CD)
Fountains of Wayne's second album "Utopia Parkway" is as clever as their first album and their most recent album "Welcome Interstate Managers." After listening to their first album and thinking that was great and catchy then you'd be surprised to find out that this one lives up to that and is even more catchy. Once you hear a few songs from Fountains of Wayne; you just want more and more because it just keeps getting better and better.
Track Highlights:
1.) Utopia Parkway - This track is so incredibly great and catchy that I can't even find words to describe it. You'll just love it and it will be stuck in your head the first time you hear it. It has great beats, creative lyrics, and fantastic vocals.
2.) Red Dragon Tattoo - This song is just as catchy as the album's title track and it's a bit reminiscent on their previous album's track: "Radiation Vibe." Even better, Fountains of Wayne give their shout out to KORN as they sing, "Now I look a little more like that guy from KORN."
3.) Denise - Like the first two track on this album, this one is unutterable catchy. The band gives their shout out to Puff Daddy on this track. I can't picture a normal person that would sing along to this track.
4.) Hat and Feet - This song sounds extremely sad as they sing, "I'm just a hat and feet, that's all that's left of me, a spot on the sidewalk, a mark on the street." I think there is a secret drug related message in this song, but I'll let you be the judge.
5.) Valley of Malls - If I had a list of songs on this album that start from my favorite to least favorite, this song would be last. I think this song was extremely hyped up and it's not even great compared to the other tracks on this disc.
6.) Troubled Times - The flow of this song is just great and this song alone is more bittersweet than "Valley of Malls." Their voices are very melodic in this song and the vocals flow great over the music.
7.) Go, Hippie - This song is just like that of the first 3 tracks: it is extremely catchy. You can't resist singing along to the "Go, Hippie!!!" part as well as the chorus.
8.) A Fine Day For Parade - Yet another song that is more bittersweet than "Valley of Malls." You can really feel sadness in this song and it is easy to relate to the track.
9.) Amity Gardens - This track is less catchy than the others but still catchy: possibly because it has a slower tempo. Nonetheless, this track is still a pretty good song.
10.) Laser Show - This song is semi-cheesy but it's still pretty fun to listen to and the vocals on this track are more aggressive than that of any other.
11.) Lost in Space - This song is okay; it's nothing special. In fact, the way the vocals are arranged doesn't sound like it blends well with the music.
12.) Prom Theme - This is a very bittersweet/romantic song and it does have a prom vibe to it.
13.) It Must be Summer - Well the title speaks for itself: this is a very summery song. This is yet another catchy track that has a Beach Boys kind of feel to it.
14.) Senator's Daughter - This song is very acoustic sounding. This is a decent, slow-paced song. They could have ended the album with a better song.
Out of all of Fountains of Wayne's albums, I'd have to say that this one is the catchiest; however, all of them are equally as great and memorable. This is what I call talent and real music. I definitely recommend this album to anybody who bought "Welcome Interstate Managers" and couldn't get enough of Fountains of Wayne. All of their albums tie into each other and are all enjoyable to listen to. Check this out!


Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountains of Hits!!!, October 26, 2003
This review is from: Fountains of Wayne (Audio CD)
After buying Fountains of Wayne's latest album and loving it so much, I had to buy their first CD. I must say that this CD is equally as good if not better than their latest one. They keep most of their music themes consistent. The tracks on this album are equally as catchy as that of their third album, although the beats on this CD are more rock-like.
Track Highlights:
1.) Radiation Vibe - This is a great catchy toon to start the album with. The meaning of this song is basically bad stuff happening and you still being happy and a strong person when it's over.
2.) Sink to the Bottom - This song is completely powerful, it just takes over me and I just have to sing along with it. It's catchy and has great lyrics. This track is about going no where and wanting to "sink to the bottom" with the other nobodies.
3.) Joy Rey - This is a fun rock song about Joe Rey who's a super cool dude that every one wants to be regardless of how imperfect he is.
4.) She's got a Problem - A very sad toon about a girl with problems and needing help. This toon is very melodic and has a ballad like tempo.
5.) Survival Car - This is just a fun, catchy, and fast-paced song about cruising.
6.) Barbara H. - This track has a great beat and it's about how Barbara makes guys want to do stuff for her. The chorus to this song is great and fun to sing along to.
7.) Sick Day - This song is simply about having a bad day and being ready to take a sick day.
8.) I've Got Flair - This is yet another catchy track that's fun to sing along to. This has a great beat and fun lyrics.
9.) Leave the Biker - This is probably my favorite track on this album. This track is so elaborately true in every way what so ever. The beat is great; the lyrics are fantastic and for the most part true. This is just about being in love with someone, but not being able to have them because they are with that perfect guy.
10.) You Curse at Girls - This track is extremely cheesy, but it's still very catchy. "Each time you curse at girls, you curse a little at yourself, and don't you know a girl gets angry."
11.) Please Don't Rock Me Tonight - This is a great fast-paced song that is extremely catchy. It's about having a bad day and not wanting to be rocked.
12.) Everything's ruined - This is a great song to end the album with; it is extremely sad with a ballad-like beat.
If you like Fountains of Wayne's "Welcome Interstate Manger" than you'll like this CD. This is where it all started and from this album to their latest one they have stayed as equally fantastic. This CD along with every other Fountain of Wayne CD and singles are on heavy rotation in my CD player. Try them out, there is something for everyone.


Welcome Interstate Managers
Welcome Interstate Managers
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album's Got "A Bright Future In Sales"!!!, October 26, 2003
Fountains of Wayne are the best-unknown band that I've ever heard of. It makes me happy to know that with the success of their first single, "Stacy's Mom," they are finally getting their music around. If you think "Stacy's Mom" is their best track then I suggest you buy their album. After I purchased their album, "Stacy's Mom" became my least favorite song. The other songs on this album have more to offer.
Track Highlights:
1.) Mexican Wine - This song is just fun and catchy all around. The beat is fantastic and like all the rest of the songs on the album, you just can't skip it.
2.) Bright Future in Sales - This is by far my favorite track on the album; not only are the lyrics great, but the beat is too. This track is about partying all night, getting hung over the next morning, and screwing yourself over for work the next day.
3.) Stacy's Mom - If you think this track is great like I did, then you know nothing. As compared to all the other songs on the album this is my least favorite. If I could put all the songs on this album from my favorite to least favorite, this song would be last.
4.) Hackensack - This is a great ballad like track. It's still mid-tempo and extremely catchy. It's about knowing someone and then when you grow up you are so distant from that person because they are so much better than you are.
5.) No Better Place - Yet another catchy song with a good rock on beat. This song is about taking stuff for granite and by leaving, you think things are going to get better, but they aren't.
6.) Valley Winter Song - This is a slow paced, Christmas sounding song. You definitely get the essence of winter in this song.
7.) All Kinds of Time - This song reminds me of "No Better Place," although this song is at a much slower pace. I guess the meaning of the song is reminiscent of "No Better Place."
8.) Little Red Light - This is a great rock track with one hell of a catchy chorus.
9.) Hey Julie - This track is yet another one of my favorites on this album. The beat is fantastic and so are the lyrics. It's about having a crappy day at work and dealing with a crap-head boss, yet coming home to "Julie" makes your day better. Most people could definitely relate to this song.
10.) Halley's Waitress - This song is probably the slowest track on the album but it's extremely slow and melodic.
11.) Hung up on you - This is another one of my favorite tracks. This song is actually a country song and it sounds fantastic. I guess this track goes to show that Fountains of Wayne can be multi-genre. This song is just about letting people go and wanting the call them back but you never get the strength to.
12.) Fire Island - This track takes place from a child's point of view. It's about being mature teens while your parents are away. The melody of this song is similar to that of Halley's Waitress.
13.) Peace and Love - Actually I lied earlier. This track would go last on my list from favorite to least favorite. All I can say about this song is that it is extremely cheesy. Although if you listen to it long enough, it becomes very catchy.
14.) Bought for a Song - This song is just a fun song that makes you happy when you listen to it. It's fast-paced so it doesn't get boring.
15.) Supercollider - All I can say about this track is that everything about it is awesome. The lyrics, beats, and melody are fantastic. Listen to it for yourself.
16.) Yours and Mine - This track has the essence of a lullaby. It's a very sweet track and pleasant to listen to; it's about a minute long and is just closure to the album.
This CD is so great I have it on constant rotation in my CD player. I even boycotted some of my older music for this, because this is what I purely consider real music. Fountains of Wayne are definitely worthy of the title: artists. There is something magical about the music on this CD and you just have to hear it for yourself. Every friend I've recommended this CD to has loved it. My parents even like this disc. Just try it out, I'm 100% positive you'll like the CD.


Coverage
Coverage
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars REDISCOVERAGE!!!, October 26, 2003
This review is from: Coverage (Audio CD)
Mandy Moore is back with her highly anticipated cover album: Coverage. On Coverage, Mandy has furthered herself into a more organic sound as she attempted to do on her self-titled album: Mandy Moore. I think Mandy has finally found her sound; she just has to make her own music now. She has reworked some of the best classics of all time with her own style, making them sound more beautiful. This is a cover album, which is difficult to judge, so it's going to be either a pass or fail for some fans. I can tell you that on this album; Mandy's voice sounds its best and she has really grown vocally with each album. Her voice sounds really pretty in these tracks.
Track Highlights:
1.) Senses Working Overtime - I personally think this is the best track on the album. Her voice sounds extremely beautiful in this song. She adds rock and melodic vocal components to this track. I think this would make a fantastic second single. This song really sounds original and like it is one of her own.
2.) The Whole of the Moon - This song is okay. It really needed to be cut down from 5 minutes to maybe 3. A lot of this track is instrumental meaning there are large breaks of music without vocals. The only part of this song that is enjoyable is near the end wear Mandy's voice is echoed as she says, "oh, oh, oh, did you see the whole of the moon?"
3.) Can We Still Be Friends - This track actually doesn't sound much different than the original. I'd say this is an exact cover. Nothing changes in the way the vocals are arranged and the same goes for the music.
4.) I Feel the Earth Move - This was a track that I didn't think anyone would cover and I'm quite impressed. This is very retro sounding and it sounds extremely different from the original.
5.) Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - To be honest, I've never heard Elton John's version of this song, but I can tell you Mandy sings the hell out of this track. You can tell she puts her heart and soul into this meaningful track.
6.) Drop the Pilot - This is a fantastic song. It's a very poppy and fun track. Mandy's vocals are literally rocking in this track.
7.) Moonshadow - I loved Cat Steven's version of this song and I like Mandy Moore's version even better. She really upped it up to today's standards by making it a bit like a lullaby. He voice sounds extremely pleasant over the music and everything sounds so great.
8.) One Way or Another - This is one of those older songs that you try to forget that you liked to begin with. I personally didn't like the original any more than I like this version. I mean don't get me wrong; the vocals and sounds are great on this track; I just don't really like the song.
9.) Breaking us in Two - The meaning of this song is great, but it didn't sound like there was anything done to this track to make it sound modern. It still sounds like a track from back in the day.
10.) Anticipation - This is a great cover. Then again, any cover of Carly Simon is great; considering the fact that she wrote great songs but had no vocal talent. Even Jennifer Lopez's Carly Simon cover of "You Belong to Me" sounds fantastic and that is saying a lot.
11.) Help Me - I have honestly never heard the original version of this song, but hearing Mandy's version; I definitely fell in love with it and long to hear the original.
12.) Have a Little Faith in Me - Out of all the songs on the album, this is the track I was most familiar with. This track was really transformed from something that was semi-dull and boring and the only reason people listened to it was because of the way the vocals sounded. However, Mandy does wonders with vocals on this song adding her breathy sound. The beat to this song was changed severally to meet the standards of a great 2003-pop song.
Bonus DVD - The DVD comes with commentary from Mandy saying how important these songs were to her. The DVD also consists of the video for "Have a Little Faith in me," and some behind the scene footage of "How to Deal" as well as some footage of the unreleased video for "Drop the Pilot."
I think people of all ages should give this album a try. Mandy really made these songs her own and I don't think any other artist could have done better. Mandy's talent was really rediscovered with this album.


More Than a Carpenter
More Than a Carpenter
by Josh McDowell
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10 of 54 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Further Away From God!, August 21, 2002
This review is from: More Than a Carpenter (Paperback)
I'm not quite convinced that Jesus was "More Than A Carpenter," and after reading this book, I feel that I am even further away from god than I was at the beginning. As I read the first chapter in this book I was already in disbelief, however, I continued reading it so that I couldn't cancel out the possibility that it might be helpful. I felt that Josh McDowell contradicted himself one to many times in this novel pushing me further away from belief. I decided to read this novel thinking it would bring me closer to god being that I believe that religion is important because without faith people go corrupt. McDowell states that he asked all these people certain questions and yet they are conveniently unable to respond back to them. When I was reading I thought to myself how easily I could have responded back to his interrogations. An example was when McDowell stated "How do you test other historical masterpieces (such as the bible) regarding their authenticity?" Along with that question he argued how can one prove that Martin Luther King JR. and George Washington were real? I would argue the point that Martin Luther King JR. and George Washington didn't do anything that another human couldn't have done, however, Jesus supposedly came back from the dead in which no other human has done before. McDowell also didn't contemplate the fact that some people consider the bible as a literary masterpiece rather than a historical one. The only part of this book I found helpful was the last chapter because rather than trying to back up his beliefs with facts he backed them up with his experiences which makes more sense to me. I truly feel that McDowell purposely wrote this book to make people lose faith, bringing himself closer to god. I wouldn't recommend this novel to anyone who is trying to become a Christian or a person who already is one.
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All I Have
All I Have
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All She Has To Give & More!!!, August 8, 2002
This review is from: All I Have (Audio CD)
Amerie is one of the hottest R&B singers out there right now, I would go far enough as to say that she definitely has the talent to compete with Ashanti and other R&B divas. Her album is straight up R&B and it's rare nowadays for artists to keep their music one genre. Amerie's looks are a hybrid of J.Lo and Alicia Keyes and her voice is that of a cherubim. Regardless of the fact that Amerie didn't write any of her hits on this album, they are still beyond exceptionally good.
Track Highlights
1.) Why Don't We Fall In Love - This is Amerie's first single and impressive it is. This song has new flavor with a classic sound. This song would be great on a romantic evening with your honey. This song doesn't lack meaning either, the meaning is axiomatic after referencing to the title of the track.
2.) Talkin' To Me - This track has a mellow R&B beat and the song is superb, and you can't help but to sing along to the "Talkin', Talkin', Talkin', Talkin' To Me" part of the track.
3.) Nothing Like Loving You - Amerie's voice sounds great in this song over the slow bumping beat. As if it wasn't a pleasure listening to the song the lyrics go on to indicate "There is nothing like loving you".
4.) Can't Let Go - This track is one of the more up-tempo tracks with a twitchy sound to it, and Amerie's voice flowing over this beat slowly still sounds amazingly great.
5.) Need You Tonight - This song has a hot beat, it's something you have to hear for yourself, words can't explain it's greatness. Amerie's voice sounds fierce in this song and it flows really great with this rough beat.
6.) Got To Be There - This song has peaceful music to it and Amerie is actually singing a bit faster than usual making this track sound a bit sad with a semi-slow beat and vocals with alacrity.
7.) I Just Died - This track has a great beat and Amerie's voice sounds beautiful as she sings over the music box sound. This song is so beautiful that when Amerie sings the lines "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" it sounds so sad and surreal.
8.) Hatin' On You - Amerie doesn't show hate, she shows love. Her voice is extremely aggressive in this song as she sings about "Hatin' on You" when things simply feel right.
9.) Float - This song is exceedingly dream-like and beautiful. The one thing this song has that the other songs on "All I Have" don't, is Amerie singing with an extremely high-pitched voice in the background.
10.) Show Me - This track is yet another beautiful song. Amerie is singing about her showing her love and she wants to be shown love in return.
11.) All I Have - This track is probably the slowest one on the album but yet it isn't quite a ballad. This song is indicating all one has to give.
12.) Outro - This track is a song in it's own, it has a great beat and terrific lyrics, the only downfall about it, is that it isn't longer.
The only downfall of this album is that it comes to an end. The good news is, is that if you get hooked up with this CD you can listen to the hot beats and Amerie's beautiful voice on repeat.


Dirty Child
Dirty Child
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's an "Afterlife" after this album!, August 8, 2002
This review is from: Dirty Child (Audio CD)
Rosey is an extremely talented artist. She writes her own music, which is a lot more than you can say for most singers. This album has a very pure sound to it with slight influences of R&B, soul, and jazz. Most of the tracks on "Dirty Child" are pretty up-tempo and fun, however, Rosey's vocals and lyrics add a bit of a tragic sound to them. Rosey also offers her audience a unique voice, her voice is somewhat similar to Anastacia's except it isn't so intense and it is still soft. This is a very peaceful and pleasant album to listen to.
Track Highlights:
1.) Love - This song starts out with somewhat of an R&B sound and then it transforms into a different sound. Her vocals sound so sad as she sings the beautiful lyrics.
2.) Afterlife - This song is very tranquil sounding and the lyrics are somewhat motivational. The chorus is extremely catchy.
3.) One - The beginning of this track sounds somewhat jazzy. This song is a bit sexual and sad at the same time with lyrics like "one is a lonely number".
4.) The Time - This song sounds a bit jazzier than the others do, I would say that it is up-tempo jazz.
5.) Beautiful - This song is simply sad with the lyrics of "I want to be beautiful deep inside".
6.) Desperate - Rosey sings this song with aggression and the beat is more rock-like.
7.) Like A Dream - This song has an enjoyable beat and the lyrics are extremely surreal just "Like A Dream".
8.) Cozy - This song sounds a bit country and I don't favor the generic sounding lyrics.
9.) Dirty Child - The beat to this song isn't anything special but the lyrics are the real treasure and Rosey's vocals sound so sexy.
10.) Heaven - This song sounds heavenly and extremely angelic the lyrics are sweet and sugary.
11.) My Baby - This track sounds a bit like one of those songs played in a building's elevator. Rosey reiterates "My Baby" for a myriad of times until this song meats its end.
If you're looking for something more mature and less juvenile than Rosey is the singer for you. Rosey's voice is a hybrid of Anastacia, Macy Gray, and Milla Jovovich. Feel the sorrow of Rosey's voice in your soul and check this CD out right now.


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