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Monday, July 26, 2004
Favorite CDs
Today's music has become frustrating because of its redundancy. Most musicians give the people something that has been done over and over and over for the past decades. Few musicians have dared to give us something new. And for that they should be recognized.

Vienna Teng
Warm Strangers

Vienna Teng is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter/pianist who entered the music scene with her first album, Waking Hour, in 2002. Her sophomore album, Warm Strangers, is such a refereshing delight to hear amidst the chaos of today's world. It makes you want to just lie down and listen to her CD over and over and over again. While listening to Passage (Track 10), it makes me want to lie down on the grass and stare up into the sky, with her melodic voice singing this song in the background. The words are different though because it talks about car crashes and death. Another good track is Homecoming, which talks about coming home from a confused life and trying to do something worthwhile. It touched my heart and just made me feel that I'm not alone and it'll be okay.

Warm Strangers is such a welcome and refreshing break from all the pop music that's coming out nowadays. Everything is so relaxing and her voice is so soothing, calming. It just makes you want to stop, close your eyes and just listen. It's better than any Chillout CD.

Belle and Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Another lucky purchase. My sister and I were at Music One, buying some CDs and listening to new ones, hoping to find something good. She picked up the headphones and listened to this CD. I walked around and some time later, she is still there, listening to this CD. She calls me and tells me to listen to it. Bingo! It's Indie Pop at its best. Every tune is so catchy and quite danceable actually. And I do love danceable records. And at least it makes you bob your head along to the tune and just stop and listen to it. Favorite tracks include Step Into My Office, Baby, which reminds me of a funkier David Gray, Piazza, New York Catcher, and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.

Lisa Ono
Bossa Carioca

If you love Brazilian music, then you have got to check this out. It's quite ironic that, although Brazilian, Lisa Ono is actually of Japanese descent. But you wouldn't know because she sings like a true Brazilian artist. I don't understand a single word she's saying but it doesn't really matter. Her music still makes me want to dance all night long. I want to bathe the whole house with her music. I want everyone to stop and hear it. It lulls you to sleep with a smile on your face.


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