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A New Morning
A New Morning
Price: 13.93

3.0 out of 5 stars Still sounding great, 1 Mar 2012
This review is from: A New Morning (Audio CD)
The octophones and David Bently reviews seems a fairer summary compared to the recent critical analysis ones here. This goes for most other bands as well, that it's tiring to read people comparing a latest album to past glories and not taking an album at face value. I agree that this album is Suedes weakest to date - but it's still a fantastic album. The standard has been set so high with all previous albums being so great that it's unfair to expect the same or better of a band this far on in their career, assuming anything less is a dissapointment.

The b-sides are good but it's picky to start saying that the odd track dropped or included here or there would make this album significantly better - or as one flippant comment below by I.P.Terry saying "it could have been the best album of Suedes career".

I personally don't think Positivity is a "twee" song or a poor first choice single. It sounds refreshing, uplifting , simple, breezy and positive. My favourite song from this album has always been Beautiful Loser, a stomper of a song.

Hope and Adams
Hope and Adams
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Price: 12.99

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drab, 12 Mar 2010
This review is from: Hope and Adams (Audio CD)
I bought this album when it first came out and didn't think much of it. As with many other albums, you need to give it a few more listens - but this album seems to get worse for me. Most of the songs are tuneless,boring,non-directional,demo-sounding with no memorable melodies. Some tracks seem to start promising, but quickly drift off. But "Dont I Hold You" is a brilliant song and is the selling point for the album.

I own hundreds of rock albums, many that a casual listener would describe as depressing/boring. But I've never been compelled to leave a negative review of any album.


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real legacy of an untimely and unjustified split, 20 Mar 2005
This review is from: Kleptomania (Audio CD)
I do agree that many people will dismiss this CD as probably not that good as it wasnt a complete album and was released after the split. But that's their loss!
The songs don't really sound like their 'earlier' material as reported, but more a progression from Little Kix. Many people would argue that CD1 is just as good,if not stronger than Little Kix. Its amazing how great these latest songs are seeing that most of them are in an incomplete state!
At the very least, this compilation is great value.Although listening to CD1, it still makes you wonder why they called it quits at the time they did.
All the best Paul Draper in your future ventures

Morrissey's Manchester: The Essential "Smiths" Tour
Morrissey's Manchester: The Essential "Smiths" Tour
by Phill Gatenby
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes a great day out, 4 Sep 2004
i found this book to be a great idea and have done the 2 tours on separate days.only a Smiths fan wouldn't feel stupid standing outside some random house or wandering a cemetery.its sad how many of the places of interest have been demolished or changed.
I see taking a camera,food/drink as essential.but be aware of security,as with my experience of my car almost getting broke into by some scallies when looking at the Lads Club.i also took another detailed map of the manchester district,which was very useful for the 'ourskirts our' as its just too easy to miss a turning when in a car or if you think your lost.dont worry about feeling odd looking at some guidebook every 2 mins walking the city centre or looking suspicious hanging around a street,just go and soak in the experience.Preferably planned for a bright/sunny day!

Fast Food
Fast Food
Price: 6.96

4.0 out of 5 stars A lost indie classic, 9 Feb 2004
This review is from: Fast Food (Audio CD)
The only time I can remember getting into this band is by hearing 'Scrounger' somewhere and it being instantly catchy. Like the other reviewer said, very limited press on them, also a less than justifiable review of this album from the NME (but what else would u expect there!)
This is one of those albums that doesn't really have an average or below song on it. All tunes are fantastic and show variable styled, well produced songs from start to finish. Chris Langdon has an amazing vocal range.
If you've got this album or are going to, I STRONGLY recommend buying the three singles plus the earlier 'shut up....EP', (even though they may cost u a few bob now) this band seem to have a strict quality control!
This album is kind of one of those lost classics, one that songs you'll rarely hear anywhere or here from again. I never saw this band live and don't even know if they're still together, would be grateful if anyone could mail me and shed light.

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