A few album ratings – Part 1

Since the Rate Your Music feed doesn’t work, I present here a few albums I’ve enjoyed lately.

******** Linkin Park – A Thousand Suns

********** Robyn – Body Talk

********* Loscil – Plum

********* Various – 2001: A Space Odyssey (w/ review)

******* Eminem – Recovery

********* Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

********* Parachute Musical – Everything Is Working Out Fine in Some Town

********* Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music for Airports

******* Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues

Mandela on fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Nelson Mandela