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What a disappointment!
on March 5, 2005
Having based my purchase of this CD solely on the user reviews posted here, I was VERY disappointed in this CD.
The things I look for in music of this type are:
1: Good songs - Strong melodies, strong lyric hooks, vivid imagery
2: Strong musicianship - proficient instrumentalists, tight ensemble playing
3: Good mix - not only can I hear all the instruments with none (with perhaps a soloist) overshadowing the others, but the mix "pushes" the song along.
In all three areas this CD was well under par. The musicians were average - meaning I can hear players of this caliber any night of the week at bars that feature live music. The band wasn't particularly tight, either. Weak songs - lame hooks over inane melodies. "Mushy" sounding mix - sounded like it was done in someone's bedroom, without the benefit of an acoustically designed space, the proper gear to mix with, and well trained ears to mix with.
On the other hand, I suppose there are some that will enjoy this. I mean, there really is a market for everything, right? How else would "artists" like Jessica Simpson make it so big?
Don't waste your time.