Mechanized grooves of doom from Fatboy Slim's remix of the main theme lead you into the psychotically twisted landscapes of Adaptation, Carter Burwell's hallucinogenic score to director Spike Jonze's new film.
On his inaugural J album, Tyrese returns to the old-school-rooted R&B he led with in 1998 à la the top 10 hit "Sweet Lady." Evidence of that can be heard on his current chart-climbing lead track, "How You Gonna Act Like That." Overall a much stronger effort than his last RCA project, 2000 Watts, this new album shines brightly when the former Coke pitchman works out on such ballad/midtempo numbers as the Musiq-sounding "U Don't Give a Damn About Me" and "I Must Be Crazy," while uptempo foray "Girl Can't Help It" pales in comparison.
In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has added a large chorus to the group since its 2001 studio set, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, which spent more than six months on The Billboard 200.
What more can be said or written about the venerable band Earth, Wind & Fire? Still touring and churning out new music (such as the Undercover Brother soundtrack) after some 30 years, the group has released this concert album, recorded during a weekend in June 1986 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.