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Slash - CD
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At best this CD as a whole is satisfacory. It might have been better if they just released an edited collection of the guitar solos (joking, but only just)Most songs are acceptable and enjoyable. However, the Fergie song tries hard but ultimately wears thin fast, it will appeal to 12 years old boys and shift a lot of CD all the same.The Adam Levine song should have been included on his own respective solo album so out of place is it here. I understand the need to appeal to a broad audience for commercial reasons but the aforementioned artists are an amusing novelty at best and superfluous at worst.Maybe it is just me but the Myles Kennedy guy has a really annoying whiny voice at times on his 2 tracks, is he always like that? At the same time the songs he sings on are decent rock tunes if a tad unadventurous.Kid Rock? Woeful, standard, run of the mill radio rock dross. How does he get away with it?Other than that the Lemmy, IGGY, Astbury, Ozzy,Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother), M Shadows (Avenged 7 fold) and Chris Cornell songs are solid fun rock and roll (metal in the case of "Nothing to say") sung for the most part by Real rock and roll artists with pedigree and credible back catalogues.The track "Saint is a sinner too" sung by relatively unknown Rocca de Luca is a surprising gem which many would not have expected.The sole instrumental "Watch this" features Dave Grohl on Drums and Duff McKagan on Bass. Wow. This is a thundering track with great perfomances all around. Apparently Dave Grohl refused to sing over this track and it is all the better for it sounding like a cross between Metallica and Queens of the Stone Age. More please.Ultimately you can rip this CD and discard the tracks you don't like but I can't help feeling if they trimmed the fat (Fergie,Adam Levine,Kid Rock, one of the Myles Kennedy tunes) it would have made for a far more cohesive album.
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Yeasayer - CD
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This CD is a breath of Fresh air. Eastern influences mingle with Floydian passages and intricate vocal melodies. This CD has been labelled "World music" but there is some much more to it than that. It is a truly essential album which will be remembered more fondly in retrospect than it is at present. Check out 2080 on youtube for a good example of what to expect. HIGHLY recommended.
Slash Deluxe (Classic Rock Presentation Pack And Expanded Album With Exclusive Pin Badge)
This album as a whole is OK. It might have been better if they just released an edited collection of the guitar solos(joking, but only just). Most songs are acceptable and enjoyable. However, the Fergie song tries hard but ultimatley wears thin fast, it will appeal to 12 years olds and shift a lot of CDs all the same. The Adam Levine song should have been included on his own respective solo album asstullifyingly bland as it is . I understand the need to appeal to a broad audience for commercial reasons but the aforementioned artists are a novelty/disposable at best. Maybe it is just me but the Myles Kennedy guy has a really annoying whiny voice on this album, is he always like that? Kid Rock? Woeful.Other than that the Lemmy, IGGY, Astbury, Oxxy,Stockdale, Shadows songs are fun rock and ro9ck sung by Real rock and roll artists with pedigree and credibile back catalogues.A true gem is the instrumental with Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan. Thankfully Grohl declined to sing over this and it is all the better for it. Ultimatley you can pick and choose your favourite songs to transfer to your MP3 player and disregard the fillers.Maybe they should have released a curtailed version for adults without the annoying pop stars trying to crossover into Rock and roll (Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger,Adam Levine). Bill Hicks would have a few things to say about a certain appendage of Satans.Overall there is a rather good album vying for air amidst a certain level of dross included for blatantly commercial reasons.