Thursday, February 01, 2007

February 2007 CD of the month

February's CD is 2007 Grammy Nominees by various artists. (*****)

1. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
2. Be Without You - Mary J. Blige
3. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
4. Waiting On The World To Change - John Mayer
5. Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
7. Not Ready To Make Nice - Dixie Chicks
8. Jesus Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood
9. Hide And Seek - Imogen Heap
10. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
11. Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
12. You Can Close Your Eyes - Sheryl Crow
13. Stupid Girls - Pink
14. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
15. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
16. Save Room - John Legend
17. Jenny Wren - Paul McCartney
18. Bad Day - Daniel Powter
19. My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas
20. I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
21. Over My Head (Cable Car) - The Fray
22. Is It Any Wonder - Keane
23. Stickwitu - The Pussycat Dolls

This is a good month to explain how I rate CDs. I rank a CD based on value. I think it's reasonable to ask for 10 decent songs per CD. This equates to about a buck a song, which is the iTune cost.

Each song I add to my iTunes library gets the CD half a point. If I like 10 songs from one CD (whether I already had the songs or not), it would get a score of five stars. If I only add two songs, the CD gets one star.

I bring this up because this is a five star CD. I have 15 songs from this CD in my library now (those in bold). It's a good value.

I try to get the Grammy Nominees CD each year. Some years are better than others, but it's always been a good value. These CDs have introduced me to some performers I hadn't previously heard. I first heard Andrea Bocelli on the 2000 edition. I expect to continue the tradition each year.

Enough for now,

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