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Come And Get It
Come And Get It
Price: 9.28

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year, 17 Oct 2005
This review is from: Come And Get It (Audio CD)
I can't find a better word than "perplexed" to describe they way I feel about the fact that three of the best pop singles released this year 'Negotiate With Love', 'So Good' and 'I Said Never Again' have not reached a position higher than 10 in the UK charts. The only explanation I can only think of is that the buying public just don't like Rachel Stevens. Well if that is the case, what a shame because she has just released one of the best pop albums in years and the best one I've heard so far this year.
The album opener, 'So Good' is a perfect dance track featuring a strong electro beat/bassline and a dark choral backing reminiscent of New Order's Blue Monday; yet the whole thing is completly pop. Things keep on the right track with the 'rockier'
'I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)'. 'Crazy Boys' is just fantastic with it's stomping beat and its chorus could fit
nicely into a James Bond movie theme song. My favourite, 'Funny How' sounds like the Pet Shop Boys gone Kylie (you could almost swear it's Neil Tennant's melancholic vocals on the intro). I could go on describing how 'I Will Be There', 'Negotiate With Love', 'Some Girls' 'Dumb Dumb' are equally brilliant in different ways, but that would take too much space. Even if the rest of the songs were filler (which they aren't) this would be an outstanding pop record, miles away from Funky Dory and better that Annie's Anniemal.


Live a Little Love a Lot
Live a Little Love a Lot
Offered by momox co uk
Price: 17.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece!, 15 Dec 2004
If i had to pick one album from the 1990s it would be this one. I simply cannot think of a more original, uplifting and beautiful collection of songs released in that period.
It all starts with "Play God", setting the happy/melancholic tone of the whole album on its first few seconds. The equally brilliant "The Man Who Hanged Himself", "First Ballon To Nice" and "Rubdown" follow. Tons of guitars, acoustic and electric, trumpets, violins, organs and dreamy sighs. Here Moose back off a little from the country tone of Honey Bee and XYZ, but do not go back to the abrasive acoustics of their early EPs either. These are complex songs with a few unexpected chord changes, but always playful and never tedius.
On the second half, where the mood becomes a bit more melancolic, we encounter more gems like "Love on the Dole" and "Some Much Love, So Little Time". The rest of the songs are almost as good. This album is unfortunately out of print and therefore somewhat hard to get, but then so is a lot of really cool music. Don't miss this!


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