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OK Computer
OK Computer
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5.0 out of 5 stars One day I am gonna grow wings..., 17 Nov. 2005
This review is from: OK Computer (Audio CD)
Radiohead's OK Computer isn't the best album of the 90's or 1997, it is simply the best album ever made, ever. I'm not saying that irrationally or because i'm some huge radiohead fan. I'm sixteen years old and when this album came out is 7, this was when I was probably still listening to the teletubbies song or something. I've recently got into Radiohead and only listened to The Bends and Ok Computer all the way through and some of the others.
From what I've heard from all their songs, Radiohead have become stranger as they've grown. OK Computer is the point where they hit their peak, where the listeners could become fascinated without finding Radiohead a little too wierd.
The first 6 songs are perfect no other words to describe it. Airbag is a great start, Paranoid Android is a masterpiece, S.H.A. is interesting, Exit Music has that great line "Now we are one in everlating peace". Let Down is the best song ever created, period. That last verse sends shivers down my spine everytime and makes me want to scream how much i love the song for everyone to hear, Karma Police is just a good sing-along.
After this it hits the weird side. Fitter Happier tends to get skipped and so does Electioneering, then Climbing Up The Walls, which is difficult to get into but when it does it really is awesome. Then the way it skips from hard and scary to the sweet and gentle lullaby No Surprises never ceases to amaze me. Lucky is a good song and The Tourist is a good closer, but I sometimes just wish Street Spirit could finish this album.
All of you who think Thom Yorke and co. are poor strange artists don't deserve to have an opinion on music. OK Computer is the pinnacle of every album ever written. Buy it and let it take you under its spell like it has done me.

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5.0 out of 5 stars If I could get my hands on the haters, i'd fix you., 10 Jun. 2005
This review is from: X&Y (Audio CD)
First and foremost this is not Coldplay's best album. Secondly it isn't their second best album, but this is Coldplay! Come on this album is soo good. Its not an easy one to listen to at first because its very different from Parachutes and A Rush Of Blood To The Head, but once you've listened to it three or four times you'll realise why you fell in love with Coldplay in the first place.
Square One - Great opener, strange mix of heavy and weak music here, works brilliantly. 9/10
What If - Slow beautiful piano riff and good lyrics. 8/10
White Shadows - Great tune, easy to nod your head to. 8/10
Fix You - Probably my third favourite Coldplay song, third to 'Amsterdam' and 'Yellow'. This is fantastic. 10/10
Talk - Great guitar riff taken from Kraftwerk really good song. 8/10
X&Y - One of my favourites on the album something really different. 8/10
Speed Of Sound - Opening single really special. Like it alot. 9/10
A Message - Clearly this album's 'Green Eyes', good old fashioned Coldplay acoustic. 8/10
Low - For me the albums blip, this albums 'A Whisper'. Not keen. 5/10
The Hardest Part - Back to form, really easy listening. Reminds of an R.E.M. song. 8/10
Swallowed In The Sea - Another great song, Martin's voice is brilliant on it. 8/10
Twisted Logic - I was hoping for 'Amsterdam' here but not this time. Still a good closer. 7/10
(Hidden Track)'Till Kingdom Come - Should have left it out, nowhere near as good as 'Parachutes' hidden 'Life Is For Living' 6/10
This is a great album buy it.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Things just ain't the same for gansters..., 31 Oct. 2004
This review is from: 2001 (Audio CD)
Dr Dre:
Late 80's: (NWA) Straight Outta Compton - original hip hop genius
Early 90's: The Chronic - pure hip hop at its best
Early 00's: The Chronic 2001 - Dre back and better than ever!
Dr. Dre the old school guru of west coast hip hop hits the the new century with the best hip hop album of all time. The beats hit it everytime, the rhymes are mad and the chronic is forever rolling in our system as long as this album is in the CD player.
This is hip hop as its meant to be, Dre doesn't even have to be on some tracks it don't matter! This has probably got the best line up in a non compilation album ever Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Mary J Blige, Xzibit, Hitman, Knoc-turn'al and Kurupt. Produced finely by Dre and Melman this is a must buy. Even the skits are so playable, just listen to Ed-ucation by Eddie Griffin. Big Songs on here such as Still D.R.E., Xxplosive, What's The Difference, Forgot About Dre and The Next Episode, they are enough to buy this album alone not to mention the other 18 tracks on the record.
Absolute hip hop classic buy it or... be laughed at by people who do have it.

The College Dropout
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3.0 out of 5 stars It All Falls Down... well this one nearly did., 31 Oct. 2004
This review is from: The College Dropout (Audio CD)
Kanye West's debut album is without a doubt a great record, probably one of the best of 2004, but if people tell you this is an out and out hip hop classic like Illmatic, The Chronic or All Eyez On me they'd be lying.
Yeah there are some good songs here Jesus Walks, Never Let Me Down, Family Business and All Falls Down are all brilliant, but I can understand why some say Kanye should stick to producing. His lyrics on most tracks are weak an boring, his rhymes are tasteless mostly ending with the word 'man'. But the beats on every song will make you nod your head 100 occasions after you buy this.
The supporting rappers bring Kanye's album up more with the likes of Jay-Z, Ludacris, Twista and Mos Def. Don't get me wrong this is a good album all the way and those who love hip hop should buy it, but I don't know what Kanye has got to be so cocky about, its other people who have rescued the college dropout here.

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