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  • 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

  • Live at the Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

    • 6 out of 10
    • Supersuckers
    • Man, there's nothing like good, old fashioned, rock and roll... add a bit of industry resentment to that with a double-shot of cynicism, and you get one of the best "new" rock bands going. This album
  • Music Has The Right To Children

    • 10 out of 10
    • Boards of Canada
    • This one will haunt you. From the first notes to the last, their sound surrounds you. BOC has put out a fantastic catalogue, and this album is a great starting point for a new listener. Jump straight
  • Every Day: The Best of the Verve Years

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    • Joe Williams
    • Joe Williams was Figure Two in my three-man education in singing. A brilliant vocalist, scatter, and interpreter of jazz and blues, Williams produces music that's totally unique, yet sounds so effortl
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    • Weather Report
    • This is Weather Reports quintessential line-up captured live. Jaco Pastorious and Peter Erskine join Wayne Shorter and, of course, Joe Zawinul to create this masterpiece.

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PC World Names iPod Second Greatest Gadget of Past 50 Years

PC World magazine over the weekend posted its list of the top 50 greatest gadgets of the last 50 years. While the top spot went to the Sony Walkman, Apple's iPod nabbed second place.

Describing the popular MP3 player as a "prince regent" to the Walkman's "aging king," PC World editors noted that when it debuted in October 2001, "it was nothing special." The third iteration of the iPod, however, "proved the charm," with its 40GB hard drive, iTunes compatibility on Windows and Mac, and USB 2.0 support.

The magazine's editors pointed out that success came "despite [the iPod's] relatively high price and poor battery life." Despite those issues, the device continues to outsell its competitors by a wide margin, and the fifth generation of the MP3 player "threatens to do the same thing for a new breed of portable video players."

Apple's version of the PDA, its Newton MessagePad, landed at number 28 on PC World's list. While the Newton blazed a trail for Palm, RIM and other companies, at the time it was considered overpriced and clunky, with handwriting recognition that was spotty at best.

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