Various - Grammy Nominees 2003

2008-10-02 10:30

I found it! The ideal way to remember the very best music of 2002. It's even better than the perfect compilation CD burnt at home.

GRAMMY NOMINEES 2003 contains an eclectic mix of tunes - from popular songs that have incessantly received airplay (that you've grown to like) to one or two unheard-of-before gems. This compilation is monotony-free: the order of the tracks - hopping from genre to genre - doesn't allow you to get bored.

It opens on a high note, with the song that's probably largely responsibly for Vanessa Carlton's "Bo Not Nobody's" nomination for album of the year, "A Thousand Miles". What follows closely is Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why" , drenching your aural passages with rich, moving expressiveness.

A few radio favourites feature as well: Eminem's "Without Me", Nelly's "Hot In Here", Avril Lavigne's "Complicated", P!nk's "Get The Party Started" and Craig David's "7 Days".

Sting's remake of "Fragile" is absolutely flawless. It's raw, and a new classic altogether, separating itself vehemently from the original version using only the most subtle, almost delicate variations in arrangement.

The highlight off the compilation has to be John Meyer's "Your Body is Wonderland". His raspy, husky, almost unclear voice - a cross between a subdued Chris Rea and a more vocally sensual Ronan Keating - evokes a drizzle of magical, flighty feelings. Ah, the promise of euphoria...

All in all, Grammy Nominees 2003 is a good listen and a solid buy.

- Sumeera Dawood

If you're fan of radio playlists from 2002, this is a good buy.

Levona 2003/05/19 1:07 PM
Complicated I like to have a cd.please send me one as soon as possiple. Avril lavene
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