Archive of Reviews from 2005
Hilary Duff - Wake Up
Wake Up, the new single from Hilary Duff, is reviewed. It's one of the key pop anthems of the summer of 2005.
Austin City Limits Festival 2004 CD and DVD
The venerable public television live music showcase 'Austin City Limits' began presenting 3-day music festivals 4 years ago. This is a collection of performances from the 2004 festival.
Backstreet Boys - Never Gone
Review of 'Never Gone,' the first Backstreet Boys album in almost 5 years.
B5 - B5
Review of the album 'B5' by the boy group B5.
Backstreet Boys - Just Want You To Know
The second single from 'Never Gone' is a throwback to the group's classic midtempo singalong sound.
Bo Bice - Inside Your Heaven and Vehicle
Review of the first single by American Idol season 4 runner-up Bo Bice.
Bow Wow featuring Ciara - Like You
The dating pair put their feelings for each other into a song.
Bowling For Soup - Ohio (Come Back To Texas)
Review of the Bowling For Soup single "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)" from the album 'A Hangover You Don't Deserve.'
Ryan Cabrera - Shine On
"Shine On", the first single from Ryan Cabrera's 'You Stand Watching' album, is reviewed. The song was written, produced and performed by Ryan Cabrera
Mariah Carey - Shake It Off
Review of 'Shake It Off,' the 3rd single from Mariah Carey's #1 album 'The Emancipation Of Mimi.' The single is co-produced by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri, and Bryan Michael Cox.
The Click Five - Greetings From Imrie House
The debut album from the Click Five, is reviewed. The sound is classic power pop with a hint of Beatles and Beach Boys.
The Click Five - Just the Girl
Review of the debut single by power pop quintet The Click Five.
Coldplay - X&Y
Review of the album 'X&Y' by Coldplay including discussion of specific standout songs.
Billy Corgan - TheFutureEmbrace
Review of Billy Corgan's solo debut including guest appearance by Robert Smith of the Cure.
Crazy Frog - Axel F
Review of Crazy Frog version of Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F."
Destiny's Child - #1's
This is a solid collection of hits including Say My Name, Lose My Breath, and Bootylicious.
D4L - Laffy Taffy
This simply constructed song has become a phenomenon. More details about the song and the group D4L are included.
Hilary Duff - Most Wanted
Compilation album that includes the single "Wake Up" plus 2 additional new songs.
Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop - Lose Control
Review of 'Lose Control,' by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop from the album 'The Cookbook.'
R. Kelly - Trapped In the Closet
Details on R. Kelly's 5-part mini soap opera 'Trapped In the Closet.' It was initially released to radio as 5 musical singles. Accompanying video was then filmed and is available as a bonus DVD with R. Kelly's new album.
Alicia Keys - Unplugged
Keys convinced MTV to revive their 'Unplugged' series of acoustic concerts in the summer of 2005. This collection is the souvenir for Alicia Keys' acoustic performance.
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
Review of the pop/rock anthem from Hot Fuss.
Tommy Lee - Tommyland, the Ride
The third solo album from Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, is reviewed. The album features guest appearances from Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.
Paul McCartney - Fine Line
This single is a preview for the album 'Chaos and Creation In the Backyard.'
Natalie Merchant - Retrospective 1995-2005
This album covers material from 4 solo albums including the hits "Wonder," "Carnival," "Jealousy," and "Kind & Generous."
Now That's What I Call Music! 19
Review of Now That's What I Call Music! 19. The collection of hits comes roaring back with one of the best sets in the series.
Now That's What I Call Music! 20
This set is a strong soundtrack of the pop summer of 2005.
Kelly Osbourne - One Word
Review of Kelly Osbourne's #1 hit dance single crossing over to pop.
Ashlee Simpson - Boyfriend
Ashlee Simpson returns to working with Grammy Award winning producer John Shanks for an aggressive rocker.
Ashlee Simpson - I Am Me
Simpson's second album includes the hit single "Boyfriend."
Ashlee Simpson - L.O.V.E.
This is the second single from the 'I Am Me' album.
Jessica Simpson - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
Review of the single 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin' by Jessica Simpson featuring Willie Nelson.
Soundtrack - Desperate Housewives
This album includes remakes of classic songs and new material written specifically for the show. Artists include Shania Twain, Joss Stone, Macy Gray, Martina McBride, and the Indigo Girls.
Gwen Stefani - Cool
Review of 'Cool,' the fourth single from Gwen Stefani's multi-platinum album 'Love, Angel, Music, Baby.' The single is co-written and produced by Dallas Austin.
Gwen Stefani - Luxurious
The fifth single from 'Love, Angel, Music, Baby'
Barbra Streisand - Guilty Pleasures
25 years ago Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb collaborated on Streisand's album 'Guilty.' They've collaborated once again, 25 years later, on 'Guilty Pleasures.' The result is the best pop album by Barbra Streisand in many years.
Sugar Ray - The Best Of Sugar Ray
Review of The Best of Sugar Ray by Newport Beach, California pop-rock band Sugar Ray. Includes the hits "Fly," "Someday," "Every Morning," and "When It's Over."
Rob Thomas - ...Something To Be
Review of Rob Thomas' chart-topping solo debut album '...Something To Be.' Guests include John Mayer and Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Rob Thomas - This Is How a Heart Breaks
Review of the second single from Rob Thomas' album '...Something To Be.'
Carrie Underwood - Inside Your Heaven and Independence Day
Review of the first single by American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood.
White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
Review of the White Stripes' album 'Get Behind Me Satan' featuring Jack White and Meg White.
Young Jeezy feat. Akon - Soul Survivor
This song features a chorus from Akon and is Young Jeezy's first major pop hit single.