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Pop Music: Modern Era 1976-1999
Various Artists
Pop Music: Modern Era 1976-1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Metal
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #2

With the earliest of its cuts, Aerosmith's "Dream On," dating back more than a quarter of a century--a hit in 1976, it was first issued in '73--calling this double-CD volume of Sony Music's self-admiring Soundtrack for a...  more »

      
   
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With the earliest of its cuts, Aerosmith's "Dream On," dating back more than a quarter of a century--a hit in 1976, it was first issued in '73--calling this double-CD volume of Sony Music's self-admiring Soundtrack for a Century series "The Modern Era" seems to be stretching it a little. "Dream On" is a great song, though, which is more than some might say of Des'ree's listlessly anthemic "You Gotta Be" or the endless (aren't they all?) Celine Dion ballad "Because I Loved You." But because of the formerly CBS Records corporation's massive sales and airplay presence over much of the period surveyed here, Modern does bring together some of the decades' signature moments, both good and bad. --Rickey Wright

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David W. (davewhittle) from SPRINGVILLE, UT
Reviewed on 11/7/2010...
The entire Sony 100 Years collection is top-tier - I'm now collecting them. You can always quibble with the choices on any collection, but measuring by how many great songs they've included, that bring back memories, this one is excellent.
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More isn't always good
ron | santa monica, california | 06/13/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"i may not be an expert on the history of sony records, the modern era 23 years worth of music and all they have is this? They should have put out two volumes of the modern era, vol.1 with the classics like Aerosmith, ELO, Journey, etc. and vol.2 with Fiona Apple, New Kids on the Block, I'm sure Sony could have done better. I gave it 3 stars just for the classic groups. And the classics i do not mean Michael Bolton & Wham (Know what i mean?)"