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  • The Wall (Deluxe Packaging Digitally Remastered)

    • 10 out of 10
    • Pink Floyd
    • Okay, someone had to say it, and though others on the iPO staff are more qualified to review this album, I decided the time was now. This is the quintessential concept album. Though others came before
  • Guero

    • 10 out of 10
    • Beck
    • Beck is the modern master of the groove, and Guero is merely the latest example of this. From the opening power chords of "E-Pro," to the Pac-Man cuteness of "Girl," to the dirge-like lullab

  • The Last 5 Years (2002 Off-Broadway Cast)

    • 10 out of 10
    • Jason Robert Brown
    • The soundtrack to this moving off-broadway musical is heart moving. The lyrics follow a couple in a relationship for five years, one point of view going forward in time, and the other tracing time fr
  • Aretha Sings the Blues

    • 6 out of 10
    • Aretha Franklin
    • While she didn't always have the best taste in song selection, Aretha Franklin is a must-study for anyone with interest in the human voice. She has the kind of powerful, recklessly passionate deliv

  • Bowie at Beeb: Best of BBC Radio 68-72

    • 10 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • The companion CD to a BBC television concert, BBC Radio Theatre has some of the best renditions of many of Bowie's best songs throughout his career. "I'm Afraid of Americans" is substantial

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Microsoft Says No iPod Rival On the Way

After reports surfaced last week that Microsoft had teamed up with several other companies to develop an iPod competitor for the Japanese market, the company stated that it is a victim of mistranslation. PC Magazine is reporting that Microsoft is saying that its original statement in Japanese was only an announcement for the launch of Windows Media Player 11.

Microsoft representative Sally Julien stated "The announcement was written about the WMP 11 launch in Japan. The companies listed are partners who will use the technology in their products, just as they have done with WMP 10."

Microsoft's original announcement listed iRiver Japan, NTT DoCoMo, CreativeMedia, Toshiba, and Victor JVC, The Language Channel (a subscription-based e-learning service), OCN Music Store, and Napster Japan (scheduled to launch in the fall of 2006.). According to an anonymous Microsoft representative, "The announcement was misconstrued to sound like Microsoft was developing a rival to the iPod" due to issues in the translation into English.

Microsoft is not commenting on whether or not it is planning to release a portable music player of its own.

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