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Aliens
Aliens

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well constructed concept album, 25 Feb 2007
This review is from: Aliens (Audio CD)
This is their second best album, after Book Of Invasions. A good selection of songs with well thought out lyrics, and the whole thing hangs together quite well, for the most part, apart from the last track, the raucous A Lifetime To Pay, which doesn`t really go with the overall feel of the rest of the album.


Man Who Built America
Man Who Built America
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasing enough pop-rock, 25 Feb 2007
This review is from: Man Who Built America (Audio CD)
Slick and very pop-rock in style, but it works. Very different to the previous Aliens album, which had more of a hard-rock feel to it.

They showed on this album that they could sound commercial without losing their identity and self-respect. It was the last decent Horslips album.

Sadly, with the next and final studio album they were to get it badly wrong.


Dancehall Sweethearts: Remastered
Dancehall Sweethearts: Remastered
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some classic tracks..some not so classic, 25 Feb 2007
The best tracks on this are Nighttown Boy, Mad Pat, Blind Man, and the instrumental King Of The Fairies. The rest of the album is not bad, but rather humdrum by comparison. Engaging guitar playing and soloing on some tracks.

Far superior to the following year`s Unfortunate Cup Of Tea effort.


Book of Invasions - a Celtic Symphony
Book of Invasions - a Celtic Symphony
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Horslips, 25 Feb 2007
Yeah, this is their best all round. On the first half, Daybreak, Trouble, Power and the Glory, and the outstanding Sword Of Light are Horslips classics. Rocks Remain is the only less than compelling track.

On the second half, Fantasia(My Lagan Love)is a good instrumental take on a traditional song, but it`s a bit samey and repetitive and feels too long. The adequate but not great Warm Sweet Breath Of Love, and King Of Morning,Queen Of Day are not as affecting as the excellent Sideways To The Sun and Ride To Hell.

If only all their material had been to this standard...


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