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RENT soundtrack Review---not mine personally

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http://www.austin360.com/xl/content/music/xl/2005/11/cdreviews_11-03-05.html

I don't know what newspaper/magazine the Austin-American statesman is, but here it is all the same.
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Interesting. Have there been any other official reviews? I would have thought at least Billboard would have covered it.
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Ouch, "Only newcomer Rosario Dawson, inheriting the role of Mimi from Daphne Rubin-Vega, fails to meet the material. Dawson's limited range prohibits her from tapping into either Mimi's raw sexuality or na´ve vulnerability. The role remains in Rubin-Vega's sturdy possession"
Updated On: 11/1/05 at 11:22 PM
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ya know i never realized theres 42 songs in the stage version, although i'm sure they're counting some things questionably (la vie boheme a and b are not 2 different song etc.)
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technically....yeah, they are. It's a totally different track listing. Not a bad review though! I dissagree about Rosario, however.
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I agree with him about Rosario, but her vocals will be fine in a movie theatre. Just hope the newbies to come give the OBC a listen as well.
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I completely disagree about Rosario... I thought Daphne Ruben-Vega always sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard so I love Rosario's versions of Mimi's songs.
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I think so too, Drama Dork. Daphne's voice isn't too bad for me to listen to, I just prefer Rosario. She has a fuller sounding voice, I guess.
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I didn't like Daphne's voice initially. Then I heard Karmine, and then Rosario on the soundtrack. Now, I can't stand Daphne's voice. I whole-heartedly disagree with the review. I find her vocals a highlight.
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Let me echo the positive comments about Rosario. Although I still love Daphne, I have high expectations for Rosario's Mimi and these expectations were only heightened by her vocals on the soundtrack.