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RJ Greenwood "The Burning Club" (Orkney, Scotland)
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Are We Not Horses
Are We Not Horses
Price: £13.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album Released in the UK in 2007?, 24 July 2007
This review is from: Are We Not Horses (Audio CD)
Well, is it? For one of the hottest groups in North America, a band who stunned all who saw them at the glorious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas , in March, here is the grand opus. Rock Plaza Central with a name to die for, launch a concept album somehow based on a story about robot horses. Implausible as it sounds their beatiful loose Americana played over Chris Eaton's poetic lyrics and aching vocals may well be the album of the year already. Standout tracks abound but make sure you hear "I Am An Excellent Steel Horse", "Be Joyful, My Children" and the closing track, "We've Got A Lot To Be Glad For". A great sound from Toronto, again.


Folkloric Feel
Folkloric Feel
Price: £9.78

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canada - Scotland's Only serious challengers, 16 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Folkloric Feel (Audio CD)
It's Broken Social Scene, Godspeed You Black Emperors, Mt Zion, Apostle of Hustle,Manitoba and so on Versus the Ferdinands, Sons & Daughters, Mull Historical Society, Dogs Die In Hot Cars. Post Rock vs Rock Pop, but class oozing on both sides. From Broken Social Scene's guitarist we get the latest piece to salivate over.
Dreamy, spunky, irressistable. Canada 3 Scotland 1, but it's a great game with plenty of time left.


Sulk
Sulk
Price: £26.23

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Pounds For Sheer Brilliance- You Should Pay More, 16 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Sulk (Audio CD)
One of the great bands, as everyone who saw them when they broke through in the eighties knows. Who say them on BA Robertson's (Mr Bang Bang himself) late night Friday music & chat, where they made their live (!) t.v. debut ? Mackenzie dressed as a airline pilot, chewing on gum, whilst miming along to his prerecorded track for Party Fears Two. Instant stardom followed and this album manages to throw all the justice onto one collection. Sure, the star waned, but he left too early and left us all with some of the greatest warblings put onto vinyl in the post punk decade. Unresistable - plus, what else has Dundee offered the world ? Buy two.


Rollin'
Rollin'

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tokyo Loves The Rollers......In 2004 !!, 7 Sept. 2004
This review is from: Rollin' (Audio CD)
The tackiest of the tacky trundle on through the alter that is Japanese Karaoke. It may be almost 2005. iPods abound. Wireless connections and webcams. But in the year 22 BF ( Before Franz ), when Scotland had a real football team, these were there global ambassadors. Then I thought they were garbage. But now, living in Tokyo, after a handful of G&Ts in a dodgy Karaoke Club , they sound....equally garbage but great to chant along to.
Life gets a lot better than this but for every Mull Historical Society you need a Slik, for every Associates you need a Sheena Easton and for every Sons & Daughters you need ...The Rollers. Get reacquainted and remind yourself of the definition of "cringe".
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