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Odludek

Jimi Goodwin Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Heavenly Recordings
  • ASIN: B00HVP9ZC6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,184 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Terracotta Warrior
2. Didsbury Girl
3. Live Like a River
4. Hope
5. Man V Dingo
6. Keep My Soul in Song
7. Oh! Whiskey
8. The Ghost of the Empties
9. Lonely at the Drop
10. Panic Tree

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‘Odludek’ is the debut solo album by Jimi Goodwin. Co-produced by Jimi and Dan Austin (Doves, Pixies) and released by Heavenly Recordings. Having spent the last decade and a bit fronting much-missed Manchester legends Doves, Jimi Goodwin was a touch nervous about making music under his own name. He needn’t have worried; bouncing joyfully from genre to genre, ‘Odludek’ has all the thrill and excitement of an artist’s debut record whilst also displaying the wealth of experience of someone who has spent the last two decades making inspirational music. Impossible to pigeonhole, properly addictive and hook heavy, ‘Odludek’ is the first great record of 2014.

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Disc: 1

1. Terracotta Warrior
2. Didsbury Girl
3. Live Like a River
4. Hope
5. Man V Dingo
6. Keep My Soul in Song
7. Oh! Whiskey
8. The Ghost of the Empties
9. Lonely at the Drop
10. Panic Tree


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Varied and diverse debut as a solo artist. 24 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
Jimi Goodwin has carried on the tradition of Doves and Sub Sub to come up with a varied and diverse album of catchy songs with resonant lyrics and a relentless rhythm that is very easy to get caught up in.

Didsbury Girl, and Panic Tree are the most folky and Doves like of the tracks in my opinion and songs such as Man vs Dingo hark back to Sub Sub with the electronic effects and dark tones. Oh Whiskey is the standout track for me as its lyrics are so catchy. Every song says something different and in an interesting way.

Its a great album and highly recommended to anyone who likes the Doves and it shows that Doves fans can have faith in Jimi to pull out all the stops to continue the high quality of output as a solo artist.

Highly recommended. Five stars isn't quite enough...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Ditties. 3 April 2014
Format:Vinyl
When Beck released 'Sea Change' I remember one critic complained that the vocals on tracks like 'Paper Tiger' were sloppy or slurred, I forget the exact word used. I also remember thinking that this person must be new to the world of music and perhaps new to the world in general. Elvis, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits - non of these people took a rock 'n' roll elocution lesson.

My point is that music critics can be as dumb as the rest of us. They're just people whose voices reach a bigger audience than most.

The general consensus in the music press is that Jimi Goodwin's first solo effort away from his Doves band mates is an average affair at best. Some reviewers seem quite uptight, considering the business they're in, and almost offended that Mr. Goodwin should have the impertinence to make an album by himself. This strict parental attitude seems to have clouded their ability to enjoy 'Odludek' for what it is - the result of a great song writer letting his hair down, having some fun and coming up with some unexpected but inspired extracurricular invention.

Even if you can't accept that this is a solo effort, there's still a lot for a Doves fan to enjoy here. Tracks such as 'Didsbury Girl', 'Hope', 'Oh Whiskey', 'Keep My Soul In Song', and 'Ghost Of The Empties' are all excellent, equal to anything he's done before and certainly won't startle anyone who likes Doves' music.

'Live Like A River' has been likened to a Sub Sub track but the slight dance element is deceiving and merely a cover for a far more robust, driven song than anything that that band ever produced.

'Man v Dingo' is the one song where you feel that Mr. Goodwin's desire to make a "mad mix tape" of an album actually shows itself. The track is the most out-there element of 'Odludek'.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Goodwin was superb in Doves, mediocre here 29 Aug 2014
By Paul L.
Format:Audio CD
Didsbury Girl is great, reminiscent of some of the best of Doves. Most of the rest is just not compelling, e.g. Oh Whiskey is over-rated and mediocre. If I want to hear melancholy folkish singer-songwriter material, I have much better choices available. If you want to hear what's possible with the Doves sound absent Goodwin, listen to the Ship single by Black Rivers, formed by the two other band members. The BR singing is not up to Goodwin's quality but the melody and driving beat is up with the best of their past releases. On the other hand, this seems to be a one-off. Their other tracks in live performances have been, yet again, mediocre, amateurish. As happens so often when bands split up for "creative" reasons, the sum of the parts rarely matches the whole. Doves were one of the best indie bands in the UK, easily the equal of say Elbow or Coldplay, and with more of an edge (except when their sound engineers managed to screw up some of their later live concerts to the point of making them un-listenable). On current evidence, whether you listen to Goodwin or Black Rivers, they were far better together than they are after the split, and I wouldn't buy an album from either of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb. 20 April 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is truly fantastic.
Each listen seems ro reveal more,there is a real depth to this work.
Oh whiskey and didsbury girl are the most doves like tracks,while man vs dingo is a crazy yet brilliant song.
A cracking album.
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By DH
Format:Audio CD
Odludek is the debut solo album from Doves front-man and guitarist Jimi Goodwin. For anyone unfamiliar with Jimi or the Doves, this is the band responsible for songs such as Catch the Sun, There Goes the Fear, Caught by the River, and Black and White Town amongst others. Since 2000, they’ve released four studio albums and currently seem to be having a ‘break from recording’ since their last album in 2009. Nice work if you can get it.

Odludek, as an album name, is seemingly taken from the Polish word meaning misanthropist, loner, hermit, or recluse. This does sound a little mysterious but quite apt considering this is Jimi going at it alone.

With talk of a solo album first mentioned in 2011, Jimi Goodwin had intriguingly indicated, “It's shaping up to be like a mad mix tape, no pause for breath, no gaps between songs, going from 140BPM carnival-style freak-out to a folk track then hitting a hip-hop-esque beat.”

Well, three years on, and the album doesn’t disappoint. Thankfully, it’s not quite the mad mix tape promised to us. It’s difficult not to draw comparisons with Doves, but yes there are pleasing similarities. However, the album also lacks a little quality control – I’d have preferred a couple of songs to have been omitted, but then I prefer music which is a little more acoustic/folk/alternative than anything ‘hip-hop-esque’.

And so, onto the tracks. You could imagine the album’s first track Terracotta Warrior being a worthy opener for the live gigs Jimi has scheduled. Didsbury Girl takes us onto more familiar Jimi Goodwin territory, while Hope is reminiscent of an Elbow-style track with accompanying male harmony vocals.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I am really pleased to have bought this.
This is a great album, varied in sounds and styles with a mix of easily accessible tunes and growers. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars great
the album from doves lead singer is just great. If you are into Doves you will defenitly enjoy this one
Published 4 months ago by Filipe Manuel Cabeçadas
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting
I had high expectations for the first solo offering from dove's lead man, but Odludek is only worth buying for the doves-esque 'Keep my soul in song', 'Oh whiskey', and the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by MR M J DONOVAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Gold diggers and amputees all agree!
Coolest album for years. Mixing folk rock and house chill out. Drunken stomp song after 70s Disco homage anyone? Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jon Swainson
3.0 out of 5 stars Jimi flying solo beyond Doves
The first solo album from Doves main singer, bassist, four years after Doves last album. Jimi's voice is maturing well, sounding rougher and wiser in every note, a voice to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Widnes Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
Absolutely fantastic. I'm not even a massive fan of the Doves and i still love this album, the variety this album offers is fantastic. Well worth a purchase
Published 5 months ago by Ben
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Sounds like the work of a novice; musical uncertainty drips from every track and does not hold together as an album.
Published 5 months ago by Dr Johnny
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace
I always worry when someone from one of my favourite bands (Doves in this case ) does a solo album , i worry it will not be up to scratch or too self indulgent . Read more
Published 5 months ago by RUSTO
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