George Michael's new album is a winner.
Excellent melodies, great music and decent lyrics make this a must-buy for rock fans.
Blur prove yet again why they're considered one of Britain's best alternative acts.
A nice compilation of trance cuts.
Hip-hop paradise. Grab it and burn some rubber!
Another boy band that mistakes looks for talent.
Shake your bon-bon with this compilation of Latino hits.
Bubblegum teen pop that fails to leave a lasting impression.
Very average. Will Celine go on?
A brilliant fusion of ethnic Middle Eastern sounds and modern Western dance.
Difficult to categorize, but interesting nevertheless.
Hard-hitting guitar riffs, bass lines and drum rolls. Welcome back, headbangers!
Yet another party compilation to keep you hopping.
Factory-processed love tunes that lack originality or talent.
A unique blend of cross-cultural influences, including Latino and Arabic pop.
A swinging soundtrack that evokes the mood of the 50s.
Sheer brilliance - Enigma does it again!
A more structured, yet surprising Radiohead sound.
A collection of energy-packed tango remixes.
Adolescent tunes for the me generation.
Classic songs, from a generation of artists who never go out of style.
A diverse collection of music styles.
Capital sound and a prime sampling of tracks make this one to keep.
A compilation of some of today's biggest hits.
A multi-cultural mix that succeeds on every level.
Music that makes for a restive Christmas Eve.
Crafty mixes and novel tunes make this one a winner.
That Williams boy, we can't seem to escape him...
A great compilation of the hottest tracks going at the moment.
An assortment of tranquil tunes and carnival rhythms.
Light, frothy pop tunes that are nevertheless very listenable.
Coldplay's second album is as good as their first.
Same old, same old.
The King is dead. Long live the King!
Garbled grunts and strange arrangements make this one to avoid.
A so-so compilation of lounge tunes.
Eighteen of today's hottest female acts on one album.
Don't remember these guys? You will!
Who knew aliens could groove like this?
Avoidable unless you're really desperate.
A vapid clone of Moby's previous efforts.
Soccer music finally comes of age.
Sensitive lyrics and a smoky voice make this one of the better albums of the year.
Celine Dion's latest is just what you'd expect.
A good compilation of oldies.
Attitude has never sounded so good.
The best of Deep Purple is very, very good!
A delectable debut by the former frontman of Savage Garden.
An uninspired collection of remixes.
Music to turn you blue.
House music on the beach.
Seven-legged cats and humble breasts? Someone needs a new songwriter.
The original luvah gets his groove back!
Welcome to the new face of modern rock!
A so-so debut by a new British boy band.
An album destined for the dance floor.
One of the better albums to come out this year.
A compilation of greatest hits that should appeal to the alternative audience.
A watertight album that mixes the old with the recent and the spanking new.
Music you've heard before, and don't really want to hear again.
Music to get you mushy.
Robbie Williams and Frank Sinatra? Who'd have thunk it?
A compilation of greatest hits that's just perfect for the Valentine mood.
An excellent compilation of rock and pop from the eighties.
A compilation of greatest hits three years after their inception? Tell me another.
The best of Michael Jackson is very, very good!
A good compilation of dance-floor grooves.
Hard rock for the medieval generation.
A collection of psychedelic beats perfect for your next party.
A so-so compilation of Latin hits and misses.
This Stone hasn't rolled too far from home.
Destiny's Child has a new Christmas album out. And it rocks.
Elton John's newest marks a welcome return to his roots.
The most exciting new artist of 2001.
Nineteen tracks. Five guys. One great album.
Give this one five thumbs down.
A fairly good collection of R&B hits.
A tribute to The Who that falls flat.
America's best musicians come together in the aftermath of 9/11.
Not one of Live's best efforts.
Was this really the sound of the '80s? I don't think so!
Invincible? Methinks not.
The ex-Beatle is back, with an album just this side of mediocre.
A Bedouin-tinged fusion of Asian and Arabic influences make this one to savour.
Australia's hottest grunge act have something new up their sleeve.
Rap that's better than you might think.
A compilation of romantic tunes for those long evenings.
The Cranberries have a brand new sound. And no, it won't give you a headache.
A well-crafted piece of R&B, by one of the genre's leading lights.
Macy Gray's second outing showcases her originality and talent.
How about a little creativity, guys?
Kylie Minogue's latest album is possibly her best ever.
Five guys to watch out for.
Shaven heads do not a hit album make.
The best of the current crop of teen groups.
A fabulous music score, from one of the year's biggest movies.
A sizzling, well-crafted piece of ear candy.
Same old, same old.
A little bit of a lot makes this album interesting, though often confusing.
Enigma's greatest hits could do with a little more oomph.
Let your hair down and party with the cast of American Pie.
An American original, John Coltrane's best is truly awesome.
Country music, with some surprising guest stars.
Mariah Carey's latest is a fiasco.
An album which makes little effort to be original.
A party album with some great Latino beats.
The best of the 80s, in one stupendous disc.
A demonstration of what good music is all about, by some of the greatest artists of our generation.
A slightly different take on traditional R&B.
Catchy, playful lyrics and strong fundamentals make this album shine.
Faithless gets a new lease of life with some funky new beats...and Dido's vocal prowess.
Music, the way it was meant to be played.
N-Sync's latest is an interesting, and ultimately successful, blend of pop, dance and slow vocal harmonies.
An uninspired effort by one of R&B's better stylists.
Music that sounds better on screen than off.
A disappointing sell-out to the gods of mass appeal.
Mandy Moore's second album showcases her growth as an artist. And it also has some kick-ass tunes.
A great compilation of today's hottest music.
Missed the concert? Get the album!
A robotic, uninspired album with more special effects than music.
A good compilation of movie moments.
A spitfire with oodles of talent.
A monster of an album. Pun definitely intended.
Repetitive beats and synthesized sounds make this album a bore.
Songs with clarity and depth, by a group that never fails to surprise.
Party music that could do with a makeover.
Not all that hard to resist.
Intelligent, evocative lyrics complement the soft strains of guitar and banjo in this follow-up album.
Mostly lacklustre, despite a couple of interesting cuts.
A compilation of romantic songs from Hollywood's treasure chest.
A bouncy collection of remixes and golden oldies.
The kind of musical score you love to tell your friends about!
Pop and new-age music, set to the violin.
A brilliant adaptation of modern ballads and classic Air Supply style.
Finally, a compilation worth the price tag!
Remind yourself of classic moments from Hollywood film history with this compilation.
A failed attempt to combine old mambo with modern dance.
A delightful introduction to the wonderful world of David J. Matthews.
Barry White. Sting. Al Green. What more do you want?
A somewhat-jarring combination of brazen pop, sentimental ballads and gospel music.
Music by multi-award-winning pop personalities.
Westlife fans have a new album to drool over.
Crammed with foot-stomping dance cuts and infectiously-silly lyrics, Steps' new album is simply terrific.
A superlative selection of diverse R&B tracks.
Synthesized sounds, hypnotic dance beats and silly lyrics make this one to miss.
Sometimes hot, sometimes cold, Janet Jackson never ceases to surprise.
Energetic beats and catchy guitar riffs make Roxette's latest a winner.
A surprisingly good mix of vocals and lyrics.
Predictable, typical teen-pop from a boy-band that still has a way to go.
Old is still gold, in this well thought-out collection of hits.
A disappointing collection of remixes and unoriginal rhythms.
Classic tracks that take you back to those college days.
A collection of cuts that celebrate friendship.
A compilation of classic Deep Purple tracks.
A wide array of musicians add lustre to this compilation.
Coldplay's debut is easily one of the best albums of the year.
Vertical Horizon's debut showcases their adaptibility to a variety of musical styles.
A bewitching mix of electronica and haunting vocals.
Biting guitar, insistent drums, and some creative new ideas make this one to watch.
Rediscover the past three decades of pop music.
Yet another dance compilation...except that this one has legs!
Luciano Pavarotti and Enrique Iglesias? Surely you jest...
A mediocre compilation of dance cuts.
A refreshing mix of dance and R&B.
A brilliantly-engineered mix of influences, from Mediterranean pop to Arabic music and Latin rhythms.
A collection of Elton John's biggest hits.
A testament to UB40.
A unique display of rhythm and style.
An enjoyable sequel to Keating's career with Boyzone.
The boys from Dublin are back...and how!
Same old, same old.
An elaborate concoction which doesn't stray very far from Lopez's Latin roots.
An evergreen collection of love songs.
A collection of twenty-seven Beatles classics.
One-dimensional music with almost no individuality.
Sixteen chart-topping tracks by the best female acts in the business.
Some brilliantly-engineered tracks make this album worth a dekko.
Lionel Richie returns to his roots with a funky new album.
A sound investment for the party animal.
A girl group with very little to distinguish themselves.
Pleasant, rhythmic and sentimental ballads for the Christmas season.
The new Spice Girls album is a fusion of new techniques and established melodies.
Westlife's new album offers a pleasant listening experience.
Off-beat musical experiments from Fatboy Slim.
Aural harmony for the sensitive music lover.
Christmas greetings from 2000's hottest boy band.
Find out what Monica wants for Christmas.
A collection of vintage rock and roll tracks.
One of the most important Motown bands of the 60s is back.
A Righteous Brothers compilation with some true classics.
A bluesy guitar and easily-recognizable style makes this artist a popular favourite.
A brilliant representation of superior musicianship and extraordinary teamwork.
A predictable and disappointing "tribute" album.
The luvahman's new album is a good mix of jazz, reggae and R&B.
Nonsense lyrics and a monotonous beat make this album one to avoid.
A snappy album that grows on you.
A so-so mix of 60s pop and modern rock.
Yanni's music never loses its appeal.
Mellow tunes that go best with a cold mug of beer.
A fairly good collection of recent pop hits.
Need some music for your party? Try this compilation on for size.
The new Robbie Williams album is a fair mix of diverse musical styles.
Mellow rhythms and get-up-and-boogie dance numbers fuse in Ricky Martin's latest.
Aesthetically-pleasing music that mutates as it plays.
Synthetically-manufactured symphonies for the trance fan.
Music for the adolescent heart.
A sentimental, romantic album by a fine country artist.
A mixture of soft rap and hip-hop.
An ensemble of vintage reggae tracks.
Ellie Campbell's self-titled album is sure to get your feet tapping.
More dance mixes for your next party!
Cover versions of the best Latin pop.
A well-mixed album which should find favour with trance fans.
A listenable debut album from yet another Boyzone breakaway.
A wonderful collection of immortal tunes.
Strong guitar riffs and raw vocals make this an album to remember.
A repetitive and unoriginal album.
The Pumpkins are back with their unique brand of grunge-meets-metal music.
A collection of all-time favourites from the 70s.
A young singer from Miami makes his debut.
Take your chances with this album - you might love it, or you might hate it.
A great collection of hard rock numbers.
An album aimed primarily at pubcrawlers.
A good mix of MTV pop.
A faintly husky, Southern drawl set to typical country music.
Cuts that define the musical consciousness of a generation.
Music this good never goes out of style.
If you like dance music, this tribute to DJ Giorgio Moroder is definitely worth a look-see.
Sheryl Crow's performing in Central Park - and she's brought a few friends along as well.
A hot new singer proves that she's more than a pretty face.
A fairly good collection of remixes.
A fairly good collection of this year's hits.
An intoxicating package of drums, music and vocals.
Party beats with inane lyrics? Yup, the Vengaboys are back.
A fairly good selection of popular movie songs.
Melodious piano and violin strains and reflective lyrics make this album perfect for a solitary evening.
Watered-down covers of original hits make this album one to avoid.
Peace of mind? Not really...
Monotonous lyrics spoil an otherwise good album.
A so-so compilation of '80s pop.
Gloria Estefan's latest is predictable and dreary.
Calypso, soul and pop, blended together to create a fine collection of music.
Disney's finest music will make your kids squeal with excitement.
A satisfactory combination of pop and blues.
This Louis Armstrong collection is sure to win him a new generation of fans.
Good campfire music, with some snappy remixes.
Fourteen tracks by the best male solo artists in the industry.
Hanson's second album boasts mature music and impressive lyrics.
No Doubt has come into its own with this new, astrologically-inspired album.
Whitney Houston's greatest hits are definitely worth adding to your collection.
Bon Jovi's first album in five years shows that the boys haven't lost their style just yet.
Looking for something different? This qualifies.
This Scottish group offers a happy mix of guitar, drums and melody.
Macy Gray's album is all about taking life easy.
Destiny's Child is undoubtedly the voice of the average man or woman.
Yup, looks like Britney's gone and done it again.
Songs with a strong whiff of disenchantment.
A boy band that's a little...different.
A fast-paced album with some catchy tunes.
Toni Braxton's second album is seductive and relaxing.
The best of Bryan Adams is very, very good!
A foot-tapping compilation of dance hits.
A voice so sultry, you should listen to it with the lights off.
Westlife's debut album could do with a little more...life.
N-Sync's debut album is a happy mix of slow numbers and zippy hits.
A mix of techno with retro, 70's style tunes.
A good mix of old and new hits make this album a winner.
Bega's raspy voice and unique style has everyone dancing to his tune.
This album makes for a perfect romantic evening.
A glass of country music with a twist of rock.
The Grammy 2000 album has some real winners.
Great beats and a very sensuous feel.
Unless you're a Spice Girls fan, "Schizophonic" is probably better left on the shelf for a while...
Tina Turner still has more than enough pizzazz to grab our attention!
An album whose appeal will be limited to Oasis fans only.
Synthesized sounds set to a dance beat, and strange lyrics.
The operative word for "Sweet Kisses" is "sweet"...
Julio's son proves that he's more than just a pretty face.
It's a brand new day for Sting.
Even though it falters in places, Savage Garden's second album has a lot going for it.
Foul language does not an album make. Grow up, will you?
Euphoria takes you by the hair and tosses you around.
Santana's new album couldn't have a more apt name...
Europop is music for the dot.com generation.
The best of Lenny Kravitz is very, very good.