Review: Usher

22 04 2010

From School Library Journal, 4/21/2010

With Raymond v. Raymond, Usher reclaims the spark from his earlier albums and craftily mixes great beats with popular artists like will.i.am, Danja, and Jermaine Dupri. This album casts Usher in a more mature light and addresses his recent divorce as well as his emotional state. A unique mixture of R&B, hip-hop, and pop drive the fresh, playful, and soulful tracks. Check out “There Goes My Baby,” “Lil Freak,” “Monstat,” and “Pro Lover.” It’s clear that while there’s still more to learn about Usher, Raymond v. Raymond is keeping him on track.—Ludjji E., Grade 10, Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School

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New Moon soundtrack – review

18 11 2009

With the much anticipated November 20 release of the movie New Moon, devotees will get great satisfaction in listening to this soundtrack. Like the soundtrack of Twilight, the music in New Moon is moody, dark, and a perfect fit for the romantic turmoil that’s so much a part of the story. Delivered by some of the best bands in alternative rock, this soundtrack is top-notch from start to finish. Fans will have a lot to sink their teeth into especially Death Cab for Cutie’s “Meet Me on the Equinox,” Muse’s “I Belong to You,” and the Killers’ “White Demon Love Song.”—Ellie R , Grade 11, Floral Park (NY) Memorial High School (courtesy of SLJ 11/18/09)

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Fun and Funky Websites

26 03 2008

HowStuffWorksHow Stuff Works

Is the cure for cancer a virus? What’s the world’s cheapest car? What if everyone in the United States flushed the toilet at the same time?

These are just a few of the weird and intriguing questions posed by the website howstuffworks.com.

Not only does the web site ask these questions, it also answers them in language that everyone can understand. Each short article offers a wealth of weird and wonderful information!

 

Customized Music

Have you ever switched on the radio only to find there’s nothing to listen to? And just as soon as you find a good song, it ends, only to be replaced by something truly awful.

Pandora is a web site that eliminates this problem. The only things played are what you want to hear. If you don’t like a song, you can give it a “thumbs down” rating. The program will automatically adjust itself to your tastes. The more songs and artists you rate, the better chance you have of experiencing uninterrupted musical bliss.

 

Homestar RunnerHomestar Runner

Ever wonder what would happen if a strongman, a Mexican wrestler with an attitude, and a ghost were neighbors? The Flash-animated cartoons at Homestarrunner.com consider this question, and the result is a lot of fun craziness. Homestar, Strongbad, Strongsad, and the whole gang have weird adventures every week. For those who enjoy an extra dose of hilarity, check out Strongbad’s emails.