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  • 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

  • Rift

    • 8 out of 10
    • Phish
    • This quasi-concept album (the only of its kind) from these Vermonters finally showcased their ability to convey a message with a studio album, whereas previously they only succeeded in doing so live.
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    • 6 out of 10
    • U2
    • U2's latest entry is a mostly underwhelming collection of songs that does very little to sound any different from its equally pedestrian predecessor, 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind." While

  • 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

  • Perverse

    • 8 out of 10
    • Jesus Jones
    • When you think of Jesus Jones, chances are you can't remember them at all, or you vaguely remember "Right Here, Right Now" because it has been use

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Consumer Reports: 30GB iPod Its First Choice

Consumer Reports recently reviewed the video capable iPod, and was pleased with its performance as a music player, but wanted more out of its video capabilities. In the end, it ranked the 30GB model as its first choice for a high-capacity digital music player.

Consumer Reports liked that the latest full-sized iPods are slimmer and lighter than previous models, have a larger display, can play videos, and that they offer more storage at the same price compared to the models they replace.

On the downside, Consumer Reports felt the display's colors seemed a bit washed out, the battery doesn't last as long enough when playing videos. Display durability was another issue. The report noted that the iPod's surface could be scratched with a finger nail. It was also disappointed with the lack of included accessories: Apple no longer includes accessories like a wall charger and a dock.

The printed version of the article, which is in the January issue of the magazine, sums up the review quite nicely with the headline "New iPod: Great Music, So-So Video."

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