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  • Rock Spectacle

    • 8 out of 10
    • Barenaked Ladies
    • 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
  • Never Let Me Down [ECD]

    • 4 out of 10
    • David Bowie
    • It must be a lonely place to be considered David Bowie's worst album by just about everyone, including the artist himself. As the last album before Bowie "rebooted" and formed the band Tin Machine, "N
  • 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

  • Mezzanine

    • 6 out of 10
    • Massive Attack
    • "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.

  • Cocked & Loaded

    • 8 out of 10
    • Revolting Cocks
    • It's hard to believe it's been more than a decade since Ministry founder and front man Al Jourgensen's side project Revolting Cocks released any new material. 2006 brings us Cocked and Loaded

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Why HP Minus iPod Adds Up

BusinessWeek's Peter Burrows posits in his latest column that Hewlett-Packard's decision last Friday to end its distribution of iPods "may be a major step forward in solving a big problem that isn't easily measured in dollars and cents: HP's identity crisis." Mr. Burrows says that "for the past decade or so, HP has been too focused on deciding who to be like, rather than on finding its own way."

Part of that was the iPod deal, which Mr. Burrows thinks was part of former HP CEO Carly Fiorina's attempt to "fix the computing business by melding HP's vast portfolio of products into soup-to-nuts solutions that would solidify its position with corporate buyers and pad its profits -- much as IBM does." He adds: "On the consumer side of the house, Fiorina seemed to take her cues from Apple. The message seemed to be that if HP could be as mighty as IBM, it could be a cool as Steve Jobs & Co., to boot."

Now that new CEO Mark Hurd has taken the reins of the company, Mr. Burrows believes he needs to "ruthlessly prune its overgrown garden of projects and initiatives, and once again focus on those that can lead to creation of its own hit products -- and I'm not talking about iPod tattoos."

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