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    • Mel Torm� & George Shearing
    • Of the three men who taught me how to sing, the last was Mel Torme. Apparently, Mel Torme is a joke to anyone more than a decade older than me, a living parody of a Vegas crooner. But I stumbled on th
  • Life's Rich Pageant

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    • In the long series of R.E.M.'s evolution, this album (finally?) showcases their ability to capture on tape what had been happening in the live for years: heartfelt, sweat-filled performances that just
  • The Wall (Deluxe Packaging Digitally Remastered)

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    • 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
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Aussie Government to Warn "Turn Your iPod Down"

The Australian government is expected to release a report recommending that iPod and other digital media device users turn the volume down, according to a National Acoustic Laboratories, and will warn of increasing instances of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and general hearing loss from listening to the devices with the volume too high.

"Listening to music at high sound levels for hours a day means that thousands of Australia's younger people are on a one-way street towards tinnitus and loss of hearing in later life," Julie Bishop, Minister for Ageing for the Aussie government, told the Herald.

She continued, "The risk of hearing damage would be reduced significantly if people limited their listening at high volume to less than an hour a day. But the safest thing is to simply turn it down. If the music is too loud for people to converse with you, it is loud enough to cause hearing loss."

The results of the study are to be released on Thursday, August 18th.

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