Picks and Pans Review: What I'm Listening to

UPDATED 12/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/15/2003 at 01:00 AM EST

Josh Groban After making fans swoon with his self-titled 2001 debut, pop-classical star Josh Groban, 22, is back for more heart-tugging with his latest, Closer. Here are the discs that are in his CD player.

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, LUCIANO PAVAROTTI "As a singer, if there is one person that I look to, it is Pavaratti. He has one of the greatest techniques and has one of the best God-given voices ever on the planet. He's the man."

SWEENEY TODD, ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING "It's one of my favorite musicals of all time. And it's written by Stephen Sondheim, one of my favorite composers of all time."


"It was the first CD I was ever given—back when I was 12. My dad got it for me. It introduced me to world music, and I've always listened to that CD for inspiration in combining different sounds"


"I am a big Björk fan and I love all her CDs, but I was really blown away by Selmasongs. It shows off orchestral and jazz elements with pop and electronic music. It's very intricate."—RACHEL BIERMANN

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