Although I really only wanted to get just 2 songs ("Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio, and "This Is the Life" by Wendy & Lisa) from the Dangerous Minds: Music From The Motion Picture album, since the mp3 version didn't allow any of the songs on this album to be bought individually (like they often do) and rather, said "Album Only" I decided to get it on CD -- as I usually do when there is a choice between CD and mp3 or other format.
Because, that way (with a CD) I have BOTH a tangible copy of the album -- and since CDs can be uploaded/transferred to iTunes, I also get a digital copy that I can sync to my devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad Mini, etc.). Now, if it had been possible to just buy the 2 songs I wanted, I probably wouldn't have gotten the CD and just bought the 2 songs on mp3. But since it wasn't an option, I got the CD and uploaded/transferred the music to iTunes and synced it to my devices.
Nevertheless, with the exception of "Gangsta's Paradise" (the 1st song on the album) and "This Is the Life" (the 12th and final song on this album) which I've listened to, quite a few times, I haven't really listened to any of the other songs much, if at all (so far!). However, I did listen to the first several seconds of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th songs on this list (Curiosity by Aaron Hall, Havin Thangs by Big Mike, Problems by Rappin' 4-Tay) and even though the 2nd song (Curiosity by Aaron Hall) seemed to have a lot of distortion & static (like it was being played on an old record player -- but not in a good way, like the warm hisses & pops of record players), I still plan to listen to the rest of the songs in their entirety at some point in the future.
In the meantime, I've only really listened to the 2 songs that I mainly got this
soundtrack CD for -- and I ♡ those songs, which is why I've given this item 5 stars even though I can only fairly judge 2 out of the 12 songs on this album. Although I was debating whether to give this item 4 stars because of the distortion & static from what I heard of the 2nd song, and the fact that individual songs from this album are not available for purchase -- as I would have preferred, and I may or may not change the rating later, if & when I do listen the the rest of the songs.
Yet, I still ♡ "Gangsta's Paradise" and "This Is the Life" enough to give this album 5 stars for now.
★☆★☆★ 5 STARS!!!!
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