Now, Vol. 23

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Featuring a long running imbalance between dance-pop, R&B, rap, rock, and country in other words, the last two genres are afterthoughts, the 23rd volume of the Now series covers hit singles from the summer and early fall of 2006. The series continues to reflect a chart make-up that didn't change much across 2004, 2005, and 2006. R&B and pop-rap continued to look back to the '70s and '80s for inspiration, while rock was more likely to either recycle the eras or remain planted in 1996. It's telling that yet another sappy, overwrought Nickelback single -- along with an equally appealing and not terribly dissimilar song by Hinder -- are technically more qualified to be...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Featuring a long running imbalance between dance-pop, R&B, rap, rock, and country in other words, the last two genres are afterthoughts, the 23rd volume of the Now series covers hit singles from the summer and early fall of 2006. The series continues to reflect a chart make-up that didn't change much across 2004, 2005, and 2006. R&B and pop-rap continued to look back to the '70s and '80s for inspiration, while rock was more likely to either recycle the eras or remain planted in 1996. It's telling that yet another sappy, overwrought Nickelback single -- along with an equally appealing and not terribly dissimilar song by Hinder -- are technically more qualified to be here than OK Go's sharp and memorable "Here It Goes Again," which barely scraped the Top 40. Nickelback and Hinder's Top Ten hits are both torturously slow, very intense, and deadly serious -- as you might be able to discern from their titles "Far Away," "Lips of an Angel". At least Kenny Chesney, the series' umpteenth token country inclusion, follows them with something "Summertime" that resembles a good time. During the first two-thirds of the disc, there is a handful of hits that aren't 100% polarizing: Christina Aguilera's "Ain't No Other Man," Beyonce's "Déjà Vu," and Kelis "Bossy" lead the pack. Then again, the fact that the disc contains those three songs is enough to repel a good percentage of those who regularly listen to Top 40 radio, which might have to do more with a dislike of the personalities than the quality of the songs. What a strange time for pop music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886970175029
  • Catalog Number: 701750
  • Sales rank: 45,948

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 London Bridge - Fergie (3:27)
  2. 2 Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado (3:40)
  3. 3 Buttons - The Pussycat Dolls (3:46)
  4. 4 Sexyback - Justin Timberlake (4:01)
  5. 5 Ain't No Other Man (3:46)
  6. 6 Déjà Vu - Beyoncé (4:00)
  7. 7 Do It to It - Sean Paul (3:40)
  8. 8 Bossy - Kelis (4:32)
  9. 9 Pullin' Me Back (3:52)
  10. 10 S.E.X. - Lala Brown (3:19)
  11. 11 Sexy Love - Ne-Yo (3:38)
  12. 12 Unfaithful (3:46)
  13. 13 Too Little Too Late - JoJo (3:39)
  14. 14 I Can't Hate You Anymore (3:51)
  15. 15 These Walls (3:37)
  16. 16 A Public Affair - Jessica Simpson (3:19)
  17. 17 Here It Goes Again (2:43)
  18. 18 Lips of an Angel - Hinder (4:19)
  19. 19 Far Away (3:56)
  20. 20 Summertime (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Christopher Rojas Bass, Guitar, Piano
Technical Credits
Christopher Rojas Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Continuation of collection

    Nice mix for all to enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Music!

    I love diverse music, and I love every single song on this album, it's great when you can have all the different genres that you like together on one CD! It helps us be more openminded. For people who don't like the diversity, go buy a different CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME

    awesome C.D. its what Im getting my best friend for Christmas...And I know she'll enjoy it more than anything....just cause " Lips of an angel" and "Far away" are on here but also other great songs...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is For Sure Is Going To Be A Good One

    For Those Of You That Ca'nt Except Culture Reality Check Need To Be More Open-Minded This World Is Full Of To Much Of Hate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I CAN'T WAIT!!

    OMG OMG! This is gonna be,like,the BEST NOW cd ever! It has Jojo and Fergie..CANT WAIT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ok then...

    This Cd doesn't have any good songs on it except for "here It Goes Again". The rest are purely horrible. if you are going to buy a new Cd, go and buy The Black Parade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    yuck

    why would they put so much rap on this CD. there needs to be more diversity. i for one hate rap with a passion. there needs to be more rock and pop on there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Looks Good!

    This looks like it could be a really great, what with the best Justin Timberlake song ever and a fine OK Go number BOTH on it, plus some additions from Fergie and Nickelback. I can't wait to get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow

    this CD looks amazing i cannot wait to get it! from Fergie to Kenny Chesney!

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