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The last 25 records I bought, and what I think of them

Neil
 
Impossible Mission
Impossible Mission
"In my opinion it's better than any of De La's other recent output. What does that tell you? 3/5"
The Tipping Point
The Tipping Point
"I like the Roots, but they always seem a bit too smug. There's no fun in what they do, it lacks personality, and sometimes it's not as interesting as they think it is. Case in point. 3/5"
Hijack
Hijack
"This is really quite uninteresting, not very compelling... that's all. 3/5"
Chamber Music
Chamber Music
"Low budget and brief, but here several members of the Wu deliver top notch verses over some excellent live band music.  "Evil Deeds" is an instant Wu classic. 4/5"
Asbo4life.
Asbo4life.
"You've got to like GLC, but with this release they've strayed too far from the hip-hop mould. Also it's not as funny as "Safe As F**k". 3/5"
Lost & Found
Lost & Found
"mmm... some of this is embarrassing... but some of it is actually very good - generally the stuff with samples I recognise, and particularly the title track. 3/5"
The BQE
The BQE
"A soundtrack, and as such only SO listenable, but.... it's very well conceived, constructed and performed... and a lot more imaginative than the Flaming Lips' "Christmas On Mars OST". 3.5/5"
Of Ep
Of Ep
"More interesting and varied than I expected from an EP with 4 versions of the same track. 3.5/5"
Attack and Release
Attack and Release
"Supposed to be: bluesy rock. What I expected: something driving and vibrant. What I got:: something plodding and languid. What I give: 3/5"
Whatever and Ever Amen
Whatever and Ever Amen
"Musically quite sophisticated, but lyrically quite juvenile. File alongside Weezer and bands of that ilk... 3/5"
The Complete Peel Sessions
The Complete Peel Sessions
"A worthy addition to your Rev collection. 1st disc is terrific, but the 2nd a little more pedestrian. Takes the soundscapes of the recorded versions, and makes them sound like a live band. 4/5"
Hymns By Johnny Cash
Hymns By Johnny Cash
"Disappointing. I like a lot of Cash's gospel-ly material, but this just seems a bit self-righteous, and there's little to keep you coming back. 2/5"
The Grind Date
The Grind Date
"This is what I would call messy hip-hop. The beats are awkward and nothing seems to flow... except Ghostface on his guest spot. Almost makes me forget how much I love Buhloone Mindstate 2/5"
Evil
Evil
"Great music, great value. The best electric blues I currently know of. 4/5"
Song To A Seagull
Song To A Seagull
"Wow, this is hard work. Sure it's beautifully performed, but it ain't no picnic for your ears. 3/5"
I Speak Because I Can (Eco-pack)
I Speak Because I Can (Eco-pack)
"I actually prefer her 1st album. This one's a bit melodramatic, and the songs are more traditional, less individualistic. 4/5"
Now, There Was A Song!
Now, There Was A Song!
"Good record. If you like early Johnny Cash, you'll know what to expect. 4/5"
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
"This ain't the cool, Woody Guthrie kind of traditional American music, it's very... music hall. Some of the lyrics are good, though. 2/5"
Wilco (the album)
Wilco (the album)
"This record is what I thought Wilco would be like before I really heard them - boring. Bull Black Nova and I'll Fight are good, though. 3/5"
Alas I Cannot Swim
Alas I Cannot Swim
"Beautiful tunes, beautiful voice. The lyrics are a little immature, but affecting nonetheless. 4.5/5"
Live at the Olympia
Live at the Olympia
"Very good live album focussing on early and very recent REM. 4/5"
Kamaal The Abstract
Kamaal The Abstract
"laid back, but not interesting enough. There's only one top groove on here... 3/5"
Wet Dream
Wet Dream
"Sounds like 80s Pink Floyd, so it's a couple of years ahead of its time, but it ain't very good! 1/5"
Earthly Delights
Earthly Delights
"Relentless noise. My only criticism would be that the bass doesn't sound quite like it does live. The drums do, though. 4/5"
Dreamin' Man Live '92
Dreamin' Man Live '92
"This live version of the Harvest Moon album is better than it's source material. I never liked that album... 3.5/5"