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Ghost Stories
Ghost Stories
Price: 8.91

6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars VASTLY UNDERWHELMING!!, 20 May 2014
This review is from: Ghost Stories (MP3 Download)
This really is such a poor effort for a talented writer like Chris Martin. The two single releases of Magic and Sky Full of Stars hinted at something cohesive and interesting but lo and behold how wrong could this thought be. All of the other songs blend into distinct nothingness devoid of tune, melody or spirit with what sound like a drum machine and very little guitar work. Coldplay can do far better than this pile of drivel and their loyal support deserve far better. No wonder they only played a few small gigs to promote this poor effort.


The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Price: 13.11

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. E returns with another beautiful release, 21 April 2014
Yet another classy release from the genius mind of Mr. Everett. The number of beautiful melodies this man concocts really is mind boggling along with always worthwhile meaningful lyrics. This is certainly a low key performance beautifully produced and has the same feel as the Eels with Strings live CD. It may take a few listenings to fully appreciate how good it is and although I am a big fan I can only give it 4 well deserved stars as in my view he has released better albums but this is certainly worthy in the Eels cannon.


New
New
Price: 12.46

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Paul sounding happy., 14 Oct 2013
This review is from: New (Audio CD)
Paul returns with a fine collection of songs full of fun lyrics and ripper hooks that pass away a very pleasant 52 minutes. Pauls guitar work is simply beautiful but his voice is starting to show a few cracks here and there. Although he has used 4 producers it sounds a cohesive production. I cant give it 5 stars as he has certainly made better albums but then again he has made worse albums too. He sounds like he has enjoyed making this album and it is certainly worth the entrance fee and he certainly is still a relevent force.
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Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
Offered by Sent2u
Price: 8.85

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gary Numan is back with a modern masterpiece., 14 Oct 2013
Gary Numan is back with a belter of an album!!! It has taken Gary 7 years to put Splinter together and indeed it has been worth the wait. Garys trademark industrial sound is stamped all over this CD and can rank right up there with any of his work over the last 20 years with deep anthemic choruses on 'Everything Comes Down To This' and 'I Am Dust' and beautifullly sweet melodies on tracks like 'The Calling' and 'Lost', throw in an absolutely stomping killer track like 'Love Hurt Bleed' and you really do have a cracking album. I think Gary possibly leaves the best song till last with the superb 'My Last Day' which starts off with a hauntingly beautiful synth treatment and builds to a crescendo of rattling drums and power synth which would grace the end of any epic disaster/futuristic movie! It is certainly a collection of songs that needs listening too again and again with each listening rewarding you with further enjoyment, I must also mention that this is also one of the best produced Numan albums in years. Gary Numan has never been in better form.


Delta Machine
Delta Machine
Offered by davehopetrading
Price: 11.49

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to their best. A Triumph!!, 25 Mar 2013
This review is from: Delta Machine (Audio CD)
Depeche Mode have really bounced back big time with their improved mature sound on this album. From the opening notes of Welcome to my world to the last vocal refrain on Goodbye we are teated to a cornucopia of interesting songs and sounds which underline the importance and influence Depeche have had on the industrial scene since 1984. Martin's ascerbic lyrics and Dave's stunning vocals lift this offering to a very high pinnacle. It is certainly a grower the more you hear it and its very hard to pick the best song so I will offer three stand out tracks, namely My Little Universe, Should Be Higher and Goodbye, oh damn make that 4 because Martins vocals, outstanding lyrics and sound on The Child Inside create the fulcrum which hold this wonderful offering together. To sum up, it will please nearly all Depeche Mode fans and although may not bring many new fans into the fold it will reward you with a very interesting hour of sublime sounds. Just a note on the extra 4 tracks on the deluxe, it is worth the extra 2 pound purely for the song "Always" which is strong enough to grace any Depeche album.


Wonderful, Glorious
Wonderful, Glorious
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 13.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly E's best collection yet!!!, 18 Mar 2013
This review is from: Wonderful, Glorious (Audio CD)
I have been an avid fan since 1996 and thought E may have overstretched himself with the previous trilogy of albums (though I really thought Tomorrow Morning was excellent)and then BLAM he hits us with thirteen cracking songs full on hope, angst, joy and damn good melodies!!! Opening with Bombs Away Mr. E informs us that he is no longer a church house mouse (was he ever?)you better watch out he's back. He really throws us some brilliant tunes, listen to Peach Blossom and not have a smile on your face, the final minute and a half of this song is pure melodious delight. He then hits us with "On the Ropes" a beautiful refrain about him handling life and all that it throws at him, absolutely brilliant and if that wasn't enough he hits you with the pivitol rock of the album, "The Turnaround" it's an absolute classic block building crescendo of a song that resonates with rigour against the world. It doesnt stop after this instant classic as E hits us with a slew of stunning lyrical and melodic tunes ending with a superb 60's feel " I am Building a Shrine". I personally think the weakest song is the title track "Wonderful, Glorious" which seems to have been tacked on to the end of the album and it really doesn't fit with the feel of the whole thing. That said I love this album to bits. E leaves us feeling that he really has come to terms with his life and is really in a happy place at the moment. But with E who knows how long this will last. Wonderful, Glorious, Genius indeed!!!


The Next Day
The Next Day
Offered by Dirty Deals UK
Price: 9.59

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Bowie, just not vintage Bowie, 18 Mar 2013
This review is from: The Next Day (Audio CD)
With all the reviews I have read I think the biggest problem is people are comparing this CD to his classics, that is not nor never will be possible as they were recorded in a very different part and time of Bowie's life, that said this is a fine, not classic, Bowie album. From the opening hit of the snare drum which more or less commands you to pay full attention to the opening cut which is the title track and it is a cracker well up to the Bowie standard lyrically and musically. The album then meanders through a variety of musical styles and builds to the three cracking finale songs of which I would personally rate "You Feel So Lonely You Could Die" as an instant Bowie classic. His voice is possibly the strongest on this track and after listening a few times to the album it really is quite obvious that Bowie's voice is not quite as strong as it was. That is not a criticism merely an audio observation. It is a well crafted album in the mould of Reality and Heathen and is well worth a listen. I am delighted he is back and who knows hopefully he will do a few shows which may well show these songs far better in a live setting. Welcome back David!! A week after submitting my review I have listened to it several times and indeed it is a superb album so had to upgrade it to 5 stars!!!


Glad All Over
Glad All Over
Offered by Side Two
Price: 3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic return!!!!, 15 Jan 2013
This review is from: Glad All Over (Audio CD)
Having been away for seven years (although Jakob released two fine solo albums) the Wallflowers are back with a cracking selection of songs. The opener "Hospital for Sinners" demands your attention from the word go and stomps along at a cracking pace with superb lyrics to boot and sets the scene for the rest of the album, Reboot the Mission and The Devils Waltz would be my favoutite songs but all tunes are strong and get better with each listen. Superbly sang, superbly played this album is certainly a welcome return by the Wallflowers.


When I'm President
When I'm President
Offered by Side Two
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Like a fine wine Ian Hunter improves with age, 15 Oct 2012
This review is from: When I'm President (Audio CD)
What a surprise this album is, I thought Rant was thought provoking, Shrunken Heads a sublime peak of musicianship, Man Overboard was treading water then BLAM Ian hits us with possibly his best album yet. All of Hunters strengths are on show for all here with visceral lyrics spat out with a venomous tongue, great guitar playing and of course super ballads and rockers. At the ripe young age of 73 Ian puts a lot of the new groups to shame with this fantastic collection. Hard to pick out any stand out tracks as they really all are !! If pushed I would pick Ta Shunka Witco and the terrific ballad LIFE which ends the album with Ians thoughts on surprisingly LIFE, as he puts it "Laugh because its only Life" 5 stars with no hesitation.


The 2nd Law
The 2nd Law
Offered by Side Two
Price: 7.79

11 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Muse 2nd Law........Bore more like, 1 Oct 2012
This review is from: The 2nd Law (Audio CD)
I have been a Muse fan since 2001 and have seen their meteoric rise over the last ten years with considerable enjoyment as each album release has increased in musicianship and endeavour but whoooaaa all of a sudden they have released an album of boringly dull mediocracy!!! It has all been done before by themselves and much better!!! Lack of melody and cohesion contribute to a feeling of "oh time to bang out a contractual album". I certainly hope that I eat my words as I have only listened to it twice all the way through and it will be a while until I try it again. Such a shame as they are worthy of far better.
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