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Thursday, October 12, 2006

A Simple Review

A Simple Jew rates the CD a B.

Money quote (after suggesting that a couple of the songs were not that strong):

Don't get me wrong, "U'Shmuel B'korei Sh'mo" is a very good CD. Its quality sets it apart from many recent Jewish music releases. MoChassid has taken more than a few steps in the right direction with this CD and I hope we can expect more compilation releases from him in the future.
I can live with that.

Personally, I think he underestimates the Aron Razel songs. In general with Aron's music, it is important to listen a few times before making a judgment. It tends to grow on you. I actually think that U'vamidah, the last song on the CD, is very special. But what do I know?



  • At 8:53 AM, Blogger AS said…

    I haven't heard the CD just yet but it is very true that you need to to give it a whirl a couple of times before giving an absolute opinion.

  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger PsychoToddler said…

    Music reviews are very subjective. You really need to find a reviewer who has an appreciation for the particular style of music. This is especially true with Jewish Music, which because there is so little of it, tends to get lumped together as one big category.

    If you prefer thrash metal (as I know ASJ does), you might not appreciate UBS (heh, how's that) as much as someone who prefers Carlebach Kumzitz tunes.

    And Razel definitely needs to sit a little while and then be listened to again. That's his charm.

  • At 6:14 AM, Blogger A Simple Jew said…

    PT: I am reminded of a Jackie Mason routine about aquiring taste for foods in which Jackie Mason asks why a person doesn't need to acquire taste for pototato chips....

  • At 12:55 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said…

    ASJ: True, everyone loves potato chips, but after a while they just make you sick.

  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger A Simple Jew said…

    Isn't that true of everything?


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