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2 September 2000 . . . . . . . .

    

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Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
~Mariah Carey Featuring Westlife  |  
Track from Rainbow

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This is the fifth single to be lifted off Mariah Carey's "Rainbow" album, and what a single it is! The abum version boasts Mariah's sensuously raspy vocals; highlighting the tarnished emotions of this brilliant remake of Phil Collins' Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now). The version released to Europe (and maybe America) however, teams today's biggest selling female artist with latest Irish quintet Westlife. The track is now laced with slick harmonies that weave in perfectly with Mariah's vocals. The track still showcases Mariah's brilliant vocal ability towards the end where she practically screams out of abandonment. Listen for a great harmony-crescendo at the very end before Mariah completes the song with a scorned murmur.

    


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The Way I Am
~Eminem   |  
Track from The Marshall Mathers LP

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The second single to be lifted off The Marshall Mathers LP could have been better. Nevertheless, The Way I Am isn't disappointing at all. Eminem continues his attack on the critics, the public, and his personal favorite, 'N Sync.  "...not come and speak to me, I don't know you and no I don't owe you a motherf**king thing, I'm not Mr. 'N Sync, I'm not what your friends think..." paints more than a thousand words. But then again, if not taken too seriously, the track is classic-Eminem; a catchy beat and a chorus which sticks in your head. Some may even back Eminem for speaking his mind, albeit very rudely. The bottom line is, if Eminem's your cup of tea - you'll love this track. If not, well ... dump it.
 

    

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Seven Days
~Craig David   |  
Track from Born To Do It

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Slick British crooner Craig David is back with the second single off his debut album Born To Do It. Seven Days is reminiscent of his debut single Fill Me In which had mediocre success on the countdown. This track is smooth and displays Craig's vocals very pleasantly. This guy is capable of much more but doesn't disappoint in the least. Whilst this track tends to be a little repetitive, it is accompanied by ultra-creamy harmonies and has Craig crooning along marvellously. What I would like is that Craig utilize his vocal prowess a little bit more by adding more ad-libs at the very end. Watch out, US, for Craig to enrapture the R&B scene.