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Dear Lover
Dear Lover
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Price: 14.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Matthews back, 17 Mar 2010
This review is from: Dear Lover (Audio CD)
This the latest CD release from Matthew Ryan and may well be his best work, a wonderful variety of music here. Several upbeat electronic backed songs like "City Life","We Are Snowmen" and my favourite "The Wilderness", but also slow and moody songs such as "Some Streets Lead Nowhere" which reminded me very much of Blue Nile at their best, to be fair the whole CD has shades of Blue Nile through it, I just love his lowkey raspy voice.
The lyrics on the record are brilliant great lines like "If this is it for worse or better, I swear you'll have to come get her,"
On the CD liner notes he says that the record was concieved in an Emergency Room during the winter of 2009 so the whole album is very personal, which comes out very well in the lyrics.
This is his best record since the brilliant Concussion in 2001.
The album is best enjoyed a night with the lights down to evoke the right mood.
A great album, pity it would seem that it will be difficult to obtain here in the UK, so it will have to downloaded I guess if you want it.
So with people like Josh Rouse doing so well I am surprised that this guy is not more popular.
The realy great thing about this is that there is nothing else quite like it around at the moment...brilliant!


California
California
Price: 9.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Sean Hayes, 12 Dec 2009
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This review is from: California (Audio CD)
Recently discovered this excellent artist and like the previous reviewer I think that this might possibly be his best album,however it's a difficult call between this one and "Are You Going To Paul Curreri" (which strangely is not avaiable in the UK)
"Californa" is a great place to start if you are new to Paul's work, listen to "Once Upon A Rooftop" and the title track,if you are not smitten then this is not for you.
The whole album is just great Americana with virtually no weak tracks (unlike some of his earlier work, all good though).
So get this and "Are You Going To Paul Curreri" then check out the rest of his albums, but make up your own mind on them as they are not really like "California". After that, if you are not aware of Sean Hayes then check him out as he is possibly even better than Paul (but only just) and very similar to my mind.


Get On Board
Get On Board
Price: 13.08

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Album, 10 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Get On Board (Audio CD)
As ever the new album from Tom Ovans is released in Europe long before his native US (he is much bigger here than in the states)
As ever he does not disappoint, an other classic, but moving forward from "Party Girl" great backing band too.
I love this man's work but if you like electric Dylan and the odd gravely voiced singer this certainly a good place to start your Tom Ovans collection
Oh and by the way the title of the album on Amazon is wrong the CD is called "Get On Board" not "Get On Bored"


Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Price: 12.59

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best yet, 29 May 2009
I already have couple of Slaid Cleaves albums but always felt that they were a bit inconsistent, so when this new album came out I did swither about purchasing it, I need not have worried this is by far the best and most consistent offering from the man. I feel he has finaly decided to be more Americana than Country which I must say suits him better.
Stand out tracks are Ray Bonnevilles "Run Jollie Run" and his own composition, "Black T Shirt".
The Album is excellently produced by Gurf Morlix and clearly is his best to date well worth at least a listen, especially if you are fan of Gurf himself or the excellent Jeffrey Foucault
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Tell Em What Your Name Is (Dig)
Tell Em What Your Name Is (Dig)
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Price: 6.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different, 22 May 2009
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New band, old sound (sort of) a bit of James Brown meets rock and roll. Great brass from the Honeybears and mean singing and guitar from Black Joe Lewis, the whole CD makes you want to jump around favourites are Sugarfoot, I'm Broke, Boogie and Humpin'.
Well worth a listen if you like any kind of music


Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes: A Collection: Jeffrey Foucault Sings the Songs of John Prine
Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes: A Collection: Jeffrey Foucault Sings the Songs of John Prine
Price: 11.69

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER MASTERPIECE, 12 April 2009
Well what a follow up to Ghost Repeater, brilliant interpretation of the great John Prine and with a new album of his own work later this year what a bonus to have this CD now, a absolute must buy for the Americana fan. Obviously with his pick of John Prine's songs there is not a bad track here, lovely CD.
If this is your first taste of Jeffreys work it will only get better and better with subsequent listens, trust me!


That Kind Of Love
That Kind Of Love
Price: 12.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to see him back, 18 Dec 2008
This review is from: That Kind Of Love (Audio CD)
This is the first album from Pierce Pettis since the excellent Great Big World CD and what a return from the great man (yet another underrated talent) the CD takes up where the last one left off. Tracks to check out are "Farewell" a slow burner and a tale of lost daughter; You Did That For Me" a story of one person's support for another:the title track "That Kind of Love" ...no man can show greater love than laying down his life..;Jesse Winchesterer's "Talk Memphis" is a nice off the beat up tempo song and the excellent "Let Me Give You Something For The Pain" just the man and his guitar.
Although all of the songs are excellent stories the best are the ones featuring Pierce and his guitar.
Nice to see him back with an excellent CD.


Live In 2001
Live In 2001
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COLLECTORS ITEM, 1 May 2008
This review is from: Live In 2001 (Audio CD)
OK simple, if you have no 16HP buy this, as everyone shold have some of their music, however if like me they are your favourite band then this is a must as you realy do get the live feel when listening to the CD's and as it's a live record not a bad track in sight (was there ever with 16HP?)


Just Us Kids
Just Us Kids
Price: 10.29

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT AS ALWAYS, 30 April 2008
This review is from: Just Us Kids (Audio CD)
Well a new album from James McMurtry and a beauty, the Texas troubador comes up with a classic with some great electric and acousic cuts.
Some tracks seem to be of concern to his fellow americans due to their political content (obviously less of a concern to us Brits) as they are anti government however they do not detract from the musical quality of the album.
As ever I do hope that this release will bring him the credit that he deserves for serving up some of the best americana I have ever heard.
Not a bad place to start if you don't have any McMurtry CD's, but if you are a fan how did you manage to wait for the UK release?


Civilians
Civilians
Price: 9.23

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER MASTERPIECE, 29 Sep 2007
This review is from: Civilians (Audio CD)
Well a new album from Joe Henry after a four year wait, well it has been worth it, so many artists are tempted just to pump out anything to fulfill their record contract but this is "adult" music at its very best so many thought provoking tracks. If you like music, and especially lyrics then this a great album, of all his albums this could probably be his best SOoooo good, not bad track, a claim you can seldom make.
I particularly like "Scare Me To Death" and "Wave" but as I said not a bad song on this CD. I think if you like slow easy music you will love this BUT one listen is no good it needs several listens before you get it. If you are new to Joe Henry he realy does grow on you.
So if you like Paul Thorn, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan or any story tellers you will love this CD.
Many of his CD's from the brilliant Trampoline through to Tiny Voices are underappreciated in the UK I don't know why.


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