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Matters Of Love And Nature
Matters Of Love And Nature
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3.0 out of 5 stars that difficult third album, 18 Mar. 2014
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Don't expect much of the lo fi loveliness of the previous two albums. Wonder whether Marcus Forsgren and co have been listening to latter day Scott Walker albums ... the electronic dissonance of "Singing Aura Lee" being reminiscent of Walker's recent oeuvre. "The Drift" itself is a superb slab of trance-rock with its hypnotic asymmetric ostinato rhythm. Only the pretty "the Desert" is really recognizable from previous Lionhearts' albums, with its echos of "Hero Anthem".


Emergency Third Rail Power Trip/Explosions in Glass Place
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip/Explosions in Glass Place

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential Paisley Underground collection, 3 Jun. 2003
The CD comprises the eponymous first album and its successor, a mini LP titled ‘Explosions in the Glass Palace’, which makes up the last 5 tracks. David Roback doesn’t feature on the latter, yet it is this 5 track set which represents the band at their most awesome, including the smouldering A Broken Horse and the astonishing closer No Easy Way Down, a landmark track in the history of rock with its oriental chord sequences coming at you full tilt from guitar, organ and strings. By comparison some of the stuff on the first album is a little lacklustre, although there are many highlights here too. ‘I look around’ is the first example of the trademark ornamented guitar hook, a sound which reaches final fruition on ‘No Easy Way Down’. The dreamy ‘Carolyn’s Song’ and the playful ‘Saturday’s Asylum’ are among the other standout tracks.
Whether this is anything like the kind of music Pink Floyd would have made if Syd Barrett hadn’t had his breakdown I can’t judge. Whether R.E.M.’s ‘You’, which closes ‘Monster’, is an affectionate nod to the Rain Parade seems beyond doubt to these ears. This set represents the best of this fabulous band – buy!


Emergency Third Rail Power Trip/Explosions in Glass Place
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip/Explosions in Glass Place

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best work of the stars of the Paisley Underground, 22 May 2003
The CD comprises the eponymous first album and its successor, a mini LP titled ‘Explosions in the Glass Palace’, which makes up the last 5 tracks. David Roback doesn’t feature on the latter, yet it is this 5 track set which represents the band at their most awesome, including the smouldering A Broken Horse and the astonishing closer No Easy Way Down, a landmark track in the history of rock with its oriental chord sequences coming at you full tilt from guitar, organ and strings. By comparison some of the stuff on the first album is a little lacklustre, although there are many highlights here too. ‘I look around’ is the first example of the trademark ornamented guitar hook, a sound which reaches final fruition on ‘No Easy Way Down’. The dreamy ‘Carolyn’s Song’ and the adventurous ‘Saturday’s Asylum’ are among the other standout tracks.
Whether this is the music Pink Floyd would have made if Syd Barrett hadn’t had his breakdown is not for me to judge. Whether R.E.M.’s ‘You’, which closes ‘Monster’, is an affectionate nod to the Rain Parade seems beyond doubt to these ears. This set represents the best of this fabulous band – buy!


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