Scarlet Jupiter

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,361
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (312 of 373)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,361 - Total Helpful Votes: 312 of 373
Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bloody -great- Barbra!, 16 Sep 2014
As unorthodox as it may be for me to be writing about Barbra Streisand, well, here I go. A friend found it somewhat amusing burning me a copy of this the other day, demanding that I should give it a go. My initial thought was: "What the f**k, Chris Brown's new CD is out, and you're getting me this?". So, I thought it was equally fair - though quite challenging on my behalf - to give this a proper listen, just to aggravate my friend. After reluctantly playing the entire album once, 3 days later I am secretly enjoying this. In fact, spin after spin it gets better and better, and it is not as boring as I expected. Barbra's dominating voice is unmatched, yet, her songs are a little too sugary… Read more
X ~ Chris Brown
X ~ Chris Brown
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars X-cessively X-citing, 15 Sep 2014
The harrowing image of a bruised Rihanna, back in 2009, after gotten beaten up, remains among pop's most infamously endearing gossip stories of recent years. On the title track of this, his 6th album, Chris Brown makes an attempt to take responsibility for his actions: "If you're only as good as the company you keep / Then I'mma blame you for what they say about me", he says. "I know just who you are just love to heart shop". Ouch! With such harsh lyrics, so blatantly addressing his on-and-off ex (?) girlfriend, and calling the album "X", it does not take a scientist to figure out what is plain obvious. But that is only half the story. The rest is somewhere… Read more
BELINDA ~ Belinda Carlisle
BELINDA ~ Belinda Carlisle
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty and Belle, 10 Sep 2014
"Belinda", Belinda Carlisle's solo debut, emerged in 1986, a year after former band - and America's most successful all-female group - the Go-Go's, were gone-gone. "I have a feeling of starting out again", she said at the time. "I don't know what's going to happen. But the Go-Go's went No. 1 on their first album, so anything's possible." As was proved, it was. Fresh from rehab, and in great contrast to the Go-Go's punk image, for her own image and sound Belinda adopted a more innocent and feminine look, successfully re-introducing and re-launching herself. The album was a promising first effort, which would lead to a fruitful solo career, as subsequent releases attested. Featuring hit… Read more