From today’s Daily Herald, (Provo, Utah)

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Thursday, January 22, 2004 – 12:00 AM
The Daily Herald |
Foo Fighters, “One By One”

Arguably one of the most charismatic men in entertainment, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says all his life he’s been looking for something, and it never comes, never leads to nothing. Well, there is something in this album — the great sound fans have come to know and love.It’s times like these that it’s good to listen to this band because not only is there the fab Foo, but there is also “Tired of You” featuring Queen’s Brian May, who adds his signature guitar work to the group.

— Jessica Eyre

Various Artists, “Shrek — Music from the Original Motion Picture”

For an entertaining night of music and fun, pop in the soundtrack to “Shrek,” a comedic film about an ogre and a donkey who embark on a journey to save a beautiful, yet sassy, princess. DreamWorks’ movie includes special musical numbers by Robin Hood’s Merry Men and the Gingerbread Man. The CD boasts a variety of music, with everything from the classical theme of Princess Fiona to the pop hit “All Star” by Smashmouth. The 13-song track also includes two renditions of Neil Diamond’s “I’m a Believer.” Depending on what style of music you favor, this variety-packed soundtrack is sure to have something for everyone.

— Marijo Saunders

Adam Green, “Friends of Mine”

This young indie pop artist (and member of Moldy Peaches) is just plain easy to listen to. Green’s melodies are simple and sing-able and his lyrics are humorously biting. The video for his single “Jessica” enjoys frequent play on MTV2 and is as addictive to listen to as it is hilarious. (Green sings “Jessica Simpson where has your love gone? It’s not in your music, no.”) Throughout this CD much of the lyrical structure has a tendency to sound as nonsensical as Beck, but upon further listening, it is more apparent that Green has purposefully placed each word where it will do the most good. It’s a purely low-calorie musical treat.

— Brett Merritt

This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page F4.

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