Sunday, September 18, 2005

My rant about iPod nano !

It's not that I hate it or anything. It's such a sweet deal. Thinner, smaller and with the color screen which can display album covers and photos, for the same price of iPod mini before. That's superfantastique! The matter is I already bought an iPod mini a few months ago, so my parents won't allow me to buy a new one. That sucks. I wish I had waited a few months before deciding to buy one.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Guess what's date today?

September 15,hah.It’s my birthday today! I just wanna give a big shout out to… myself! Man, am I a big loser ! ;-)
Wanna give thanks to those who’s been reading my blog, and those who just stopped by for a few seconds. I hope I can continue to run this for another period of time.
Peace, y’all. Good nite!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Pussycat Dolls PCD review

The Pussycat Dolls/ PCD

'Don't Cha' is one of the few fresh, upbeat, creative top 40 hits of this summer. And it seems like The Pussycat Dolls continue their good job with their debut album PCD, proving they're no one-hit-wonders. For sure, these girls are real eye candies, but when it comes to singing, they can pull it off quite well. If you're stuck to 'Don't Cha', there's more of that vibe and style in this cd. Some of the tracks seem to be written in a rush, but that's not a big matter. The beats are saucy, and the collaborators are all big names: Busta Rhymes, Will.I.Am (from The Black Eyed Peas), and Timbaland. However, not the whole album is Don't Cha-like. There's a techno dance track called 'Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)', there's this poppy ballad 'Stickwitu', and the last 3 tracks are sung with their original burlesque style. And those 3 tracks are the ones where the girls get the chance to show off their vocal abilities most. The lyrics are all about girl empowerment and stuff, but hey who cares about the lyrics? After all, it's all fun, delightful music they're giving. This album should be a nice guilty pleasure, you can find yourself pushing the repeat button over and over again. This cd will definitely get a high place in the charts.

Rating: 3/5 stars
Trackworthy: The only track I don't recommend is Bite The Dust.That's…it!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Craig David & Rihanna cd reviews

Craig David/ The Story Goes

It’s clear that Craig didn’t try hard to refresh himself this time around.His third album is no groundbreaking material.Sure,it’s packed with smooth,acoustic guitar R&B songs. But somehow we’ve already heard it all before. Nothing new,actually quite lame. Craig’s vocals are still amazing, and he can still throw out some decent tunes, but in this era when r&b/hip-hop songs are all over the place, his style of music seems to become dated. The lyrics of this album can be put into two categories: girls/partying (he took one step further in ‘Take ‘Em Off’) and breakups .There’s one exceptional track called ‘Johnny’, which is about…bullying! It’s supposed to be personal and deep, but I just don’t really feel it.Overall, this album has its moments, but nowhere can you find another ‘Fill Me In’ or ‘7 Days’.

Rating: 3/5 stars
Trackworthy:All The Way, Don’t Love You No More (I’m Sorry), Hypnotic, Separate Ways, Johnny, One Last Dance.

Rihanna/ Music Of The Sun

From the impression of her debut single ‘Pon De Replay’, I kinda expected this album to be really reggae upbeat. However, it turned out to be more R&B than reggae, and what it really lacks, suprisingly, is upbeat tracks. Imagine a Ciara-meet-Ashanti-meet-Britney (if that makes any sense ;-), and you’ve got Rihanna. Most of the tracks are way too poppy, mellow and cheesy, all about teen love and stuff. The reggae tracks (mostly at the first half of the album) are uninspiring, maybe they can shake you up a little bit at the time you’re listening but you can forget them instantly after that. The most redundant track is the thirteenth one, where she’s trying to be like…Mariah or Whitney singing out her knowledge about true love in an ill-hip-hop language with funny big-sound piano playing behind. And her vocals are just average, not distinctive at all. This girl’s got no future, my prediction is that she’ll be fading away after her second album. However, chicks may dig this album way more.That’s the audience range she should cling on to. Me, I got enough of music of the sun.

Rating: 2/5 stars
Trackworthy: Pon De Replay, You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No), La That La,La ,Willing To Wait, Music Of The Sun, Let Me.

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