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Black Sheep

27 Oct 2008 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
5:02
30
2
4:31
30
3
5:04
30
4
7:13
30
5
4:28
30
6
6:50
Disc 2
30
1
3:04
30
2
6:36
30
3
8:32
30
4
4:52
30
5
11:15

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 27 Oct 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Head Heritage
  • Copyright: 2008 Head Heritage
  • Total Length: 1:07:27
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  • ASIN: B001IM4YSI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,414 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By IAN FRASER on 25 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
The latest in his trademark "mini-double CD offerings, this is Cope's most focussed and melodic efforts for some years. As you would expect, he's heavy on message (the God-bashing is pretty unrelenting)but unlike some of his work of late the music does not become overshadowed by the polemic.

Black Sheep really hits its stride three tracks in with the insanely catchy "These Things I Know" and continues in a rich vein for the rest of CD1 culminating in the quite magnificent "The Shipwreck of St Paul". After CD2's jolly little singalong opener and the rather laboured "Feed My Rock N Roll" the last three tracks are all exquisite reminders of what we know Cope to be capable of but which has often been lacking in his post major label years. There are some particularly welcome echoes of the earlier solo albums in places (that oboe sound especially!).

So a notch or two above last year's "You've Gotta Problem With Me", which was itself a partial return to form after a couple of hit or miss noise-athons. Fans should be pleased with it, the curious may find it well worth checking it out
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Chris Widgery VINE VOICE on 29 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
I got into Cope with Peggy Suicide in the early 90s. Then loved Jehovahkill. Less taken with 20 mothers, and then dropped away around Interpreter. Cope went off exploring the outer reaches of planet noise. Loving Iggy and the Stooges and the MC5 and rawwwkk and roll. But along the way forgetting to write more than one or two songs per album (although he did come up with the best song title of the last 20 years with Citizen Cain'd's "I'm living in the room they found Saddam in"). Black Sheep puts a stop to that. He sings again, has written some proper tunes and brought back some of the instruments and the sounds that characterised his earlier work. And a good thing too.

If you're not already a fan you're not even going to be looking at this page, let's be honest. But this is pretty accessible stuff. One star off as his constant anti-religion polemicising is starting to get a bit wearing. We get it, OK? I know it's an essential part of who he is but you can write songs about other stuff too. Like, you know, living in the room they found saddam in...

But a minor quibble for an album that I am sorely tempted to describe as a triumphant return to form.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gunter O'Reilly on 22 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
Get this album, the Cope is still one of the most interesting dudes recording today."All the blowing themselves up..." should be played on a loop till it is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece.I'm really impressed with this album, when I put this alongside his Japrocksampler book of last year it makes me think there might be long-term benefits to frying your brains on psychedelics and wearing a turtle shell.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven T. Jarvis on 20 Dec 2008
Format: Audio CD
I never went out looking for this album, I didn't know it existed, but I sincerely think that it must have been calling to me (I really think that happens; really good music calls out to be heard in the same way that good books call out to be read - it must be an outward psychic expression created by the artists brilliance contained within a fixed medium - like hunting in reverse. When I first heard it I was surprised, awed, intrigued, astounded, amazed, fascinated and impressed beyond words; I have got to say that this is one of the most amazing albums I have listened to for years. And that was only the first time!!! Julian Cope's style varies with each song so there is little consistency in that respect but each song is an individual masterpiece and it is this inconsistency that makes the album so marvellous as it draws you in. There are good albums, brilliant albums, outstanding albums and, if you are lucky, albums you'd want to be buried with; then there are albums like Black Sheep that transcend definition, albums like these need to be experienced.

The bizarre thing is that there is no one defining factor that can tell you that "this song" or "that song" is so good, it's as though the songs enter the listener's head and completely transform their perception and thought processes. And this is a very thought provoking album, raising very pertinent, very real issues that should not be overlooked; this album asks us to consider our priorities and accept the consequences of ignorance in a world where ignorance is still the best tool of suppression governments and religions have in their arsenal. This album will make you think and it will stir you in ways you couldn't expect and it will fill your entire being because it touches all the parts of your soul that been waiting for this musical and lyrical experience.

Listen to this album, open your eyes and follow the Black Sheep where it leads you - this is more than just music, it's Heathen Rock And Roll.
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