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Lay Your Dark Low
Lay Your Dark Low
Price: £14.64

0 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars boring stuff, 30 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Lay Your Dark Low (Audio CD)
completely obsolete, heared a thousand times before - I really hate the americana subtone. Nice melodies sometimes, but completely overproduced and uninspiredly performed. Guardian music 3 stars is too much...

Peter Gabriel: And I'll Scratch Yours
Peter Gabriel: And I'll Scratch Yours
Price: £7.99

2 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous, 6 Oct. 2013
Dear Mr Gabriel,

please stop it. You didn't write a song that's worth hearing now for 20 years or more, all you do produce is loads of hot air for hairdressers muzak tapes: "oh, it's so well produced, and it has meaning, and he's such an intelligent guy..." - yeah, but you lost all feeling and ability to write a song of format. The proof are these two "sratch the s*** out of me" albums - if I would have been one of the artists you destroyed their songs I would hav said "no" to you or sending you a loveless version of one of your pieces to say to you: piss off... but you weren't able to recognize that... hahaha. So this album could have a great joke on you, if Elbow wouldn't take "mercy street" to a higher ground - they came to do serious work - say thank you to them, all others only wanted to spit at you...

1 star for Elbow.

Price: £8.42

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars real boredom., 6 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Storymap (Audio CD)
first: I like the solo and LAU stuff, so my disappointment on this recort is perhaps bigger than for one of an artist I don't like or I hardly know...
Every new piece repeats the one before, if I'll hear another pluck from a banjo in the next 2 months I will rather go mad. Can anyone out there explain to me what the hell a banjo has to do with british folk music? or ist that too narrow minded now?? anyway - not a good album from a real master...
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Listen To Keep
Listen To Keep
Price: £8.08

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment., 6 April 2013
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This review is from: Listen To Keep (Audio CD)
I rally loved most of the music Roddy Wooble did, but this western isles county style album is a real downer. Not one single tune to remember, no folkish feelings, nor any emotion to remember on the whole album, stompy, loveless arrangements. A real downer, even for a "Woomble-ist" like me. Sad story.

Rise Ye Sunken Ships
Rise Ye Sunken Ships

0 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring stuff for the elderly..., 10 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Rise Ye Sunken Ships (Audio CD)
some nice melodies but all the cineastic despair and drunken from sadness behaviour thing remembers me laughing to some other guys doing that in the eighties... the old smack isn't worth to be reloaded. Just let them drown...
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First Love - Songs from the British Isles
First Love - Songs from the British Isles
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Price: £2.54

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely ridiculous., 18 Nov. 2011
It's allways the same big problem: you cannot sing folk songs with a professional operatic voice, created to overwhelm an audience of 2500 or more on a big stage... this is the SMALL FORM of music, the tone needs to be more, let's say: inaccurate. And intimously. To make it harder: the orchestral arrangements are far beyond good taste, this is cheap Holly/Bolly/Nollywood sound, great emphasis, no content. A nightmare!
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The World Won't End
The World Won't End
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5.0 out of 5 stars the brightest side..., 18 Nov. 2011
This review is from: The World Won't End (Audio CD)
... well, BRYTE SIDE is one of best pop songs ever, not more, not less. The rest is blissful listening experience, one of the peaks of end 20th century pop.

The Impossible Song & Other Songs
The Impossible Song & Other Songs

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best..., 3 April 2011
a bit boring compared with Mr. Woombles records so far (his debut, all records with Drever/McCusker etc) - my son (2 years then) loved "I came from the mountain", so did I (incl. the rest of this album) - he started to sing along (he doesn`t speak english!!!) every time I put the record on... this was and is his favorite lullaby --- but you won't find a piece of music on the new record coming even a little close to this. And this is the main problem of all songs here: the songs are all lacking of "unforgettable melodies", which seems to me essential for all folk music - which heart of matters is the sing along quality (more in a melancholic shape). So, I'll look forward for new collaborations of Roddy Woomble with better songwriters than on this record... for sentimental reasons for stars - three would have been enough for the overall quality of this album. I'm a bit disappointed, indeed.

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