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  • Quadrophenia

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Who
    • Quadrophenia is everything that Tommy wanted to be, a rock opera that told a story, but one where every song could still stand alone. It was also Pete Townshend's farewell tribute to the Mod

  • Rock Spectacle

    • 8 out of 10
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    • These guys know how to put on a live show, and whomever recorded this knows how to capture one. Rock Spectacle is one of the warmest-sounding recordings I've ever heard, and totally fills a room at a
  • Mezzanine

    • 6 out of 10
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    • "Black Milk" knocks me off my feet in this collection of moody and eclectic songs. Massive Attack uses samples and keyboards in a very unique way, but not all the songs pack the same punch.

  • Mystics Anonymous

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    • Mystics Anonymous is the brainchild project of Jeff Steblea, a fantastic songwriter and good friend of mine, as well. In fact, I even played the drums on all but one of the tracks on this album. Jef
  • Life's Rich Pageant

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    • R.E.M.
    • 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

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USATODAY: Apple Distancing Itself from Rivals

USATODAY's Edward Baig writes that Apple is moving even farther ahead of its competition with the enhanced 5G iPod, iPod nano, and iTunes 7. After taking time to test the new iPod models and iTunes software, he said "The best of breed portable media players and jukebox software have gotten better."

Adding gapless playback to the iPod and iTunes, the ability to synchronize your iTunes library between computers, improved iPod interface, and adding iPod video game support all add to the value of Apple's media players and software.

Not everything about Apple's iPod makes Mr. Baig happy, however. He wasn't pleased with the redesigned earbuds, feels there should be an iPod/satellite radio combo, ands wants to see an iTunes music subscription service.

"It would be great if Apple offered the kind of flat subscription music service provided by RealNetworks' Rhapsody, Napster and others," he said, "instead of making you buy tracks on iTunes for 99 cents."

Considering how poorly music subscription services are working out for Apple's competitors, that's a feature we aren't likely to see any time soon - if ever.

Mr. Baig gave the iPod, iPod nano, and iTunes 7 four out of five stars. His favorite new iTunes features: cover flow and gapless playback.

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