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Little Death
Little Death
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Price: 4.80

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It, 19 Feb 2008
This review is from: Little Death (Audio CD)
I remember encountering Pete and The Pirates, oddly enough whilst working for a pirate radio station in Reading. This was 3 years ago but even then they were engaging, different, friendly and generally a good laugh.

I have been awaiting this album since then and it does not dissapoint. They have produced such a beautiful album which has soul and enough to sustain itself from the great opening of I'll Love and Come On Feet through to the end.

Who do they sound like? Well personally I feel they sound like The Bees but without the psychedilia side, the harmonies are very similar and they have that certain roughness in the recording.

The press reviews have all been promising and I really hope they get the credit they deserve, its been a while since Reading had a band with so much talent.

Hand Built By Robots
Hand Built By Robots
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Price: 4.07

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Summer Songs, 3 Aug 2007
This review is from: Hand Built By Robots (Audio CD)
Saw this guy support Paolo Nutini earlier this year and was really impressed, not just by his music but by his persona, he had the crowd wanting more, laughing and he blew the socks off Nutini.

His album has clearly had a sprinkle of the big music producer added but this only enhances the enjoyment.

Highlights for me are 'Good Morning' and 'People should smile more' and 'Dream Catch Me'. He has a very approachable sound and he is garaunteed to be played over and over again through out the summer.

Seems like a lovely guy as well from the format of his website which is very fan orientated...a rarity these days!

Pointless Nostalgic
Pointless Nostalgic
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Price: 9.39

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pointless Nostalgic, 15 Oct 2002
This review is from: Pointless Nostalgic (Audio CD)
This album is extremely versatile and highlights Culums vocal talents. In particular the cover of Radioheads 'High and Dry' which has a sweet and soulful touch in contrast to 'It ain't necessarily so' which for me is just waiting to be pumped up for a live performance.
I am more of a fan of the original songs and feel 'Pointless Nostalgic' is one of the most beautiful ballads I have heard over the last year (comparing Cullum to the expertise of Ryan Adams, Coldplay etc.) This is the direction I am hoping Cullum will take, developing his own style which I'm sure will broaden his appeal. I have played the c.d to friends who despise Jazz/Swing and all have found something in the album which they can enjoy.
If artists such as Geoff Gascoigne and Ben Castle are happy to share a stage with this artist then surely a successful future beckons. The next album is crucial, if the same feeling I get from listening to 'Pointless Nostalgic' can be recreated in future songs then he deserves everything he is rewarded with, the lifestyle, the money, the girls etc.
The talent of Jamie Cullum can only be totally recognised if you are to witness his performance live, so keep checking the website and go and watch wherever and whenever you can.

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