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Lakes Of Canada
Lakes Of Canada
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Somebody alert First Aid Kit., 29 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Lakes Of Canada (MP3 Download)
I can't believe there are no reviews posted for this absolutely lovely piece of music especially after the Sufjan Stevens performance.Anyway this song would be a natural for First Aid Kit to cover and everyone would swoon.The Innocence Mission have been around for ever with only cult status and they deserve better.

Shadows In The Night
Shadows In The Night
Offered by Amore DVD
Price: £7.49

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is Somebody having a laugh?, 13 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Shadows In The Night (Audio CD)
Wake me up,this can't be happening.Not even in your darkest moments could anyone envision Bob Dylan( "the spokesman of a generation")singing " Some Enchanted Evening"anywhere but in the shower.Seriously guys,he's extracting the urine!In his autobiography Dylan admits to taking liberties to see how much he could get away with before his public cried "enough". This surely is that time,especially coming fairly close in time to that Christmas album.
Surely nobody wants this album.Surely it's a nightmare.Surely everybody is wise to this.Surely.Enough!Can I give it no stars?
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Gilvve Gollat: Sow Your Gold
Gilvve Gollat: Sow Your Gold
Offered by inandout-distribution
Price: £28.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ... Christmas period I must warn any fan of the wonderful Ms Boine to avoid this like the plague, 28 Dec. 2014
If this is the album of the concert shown on BBC Alba over the Christmas period I must warn any fan of the wonderful Ms Boine to avoid this like the plague.To see her music trampled to death by a completely unsympathetic orchestra is one of the saddest sights I've ever had to see.Seriously I expected them to launch into "Hey,Big Spender" at any moment.There is no magic or anything remotely likely to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as on previous albums.Just awful.Can I give it no stars?

Popular Problems
Popular Problems
Price: £9.99

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the rest of it?, 25 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Popular Problems (Audio CD)
I've always admired Leonard Cohen's work even if he has never topped his first album.Albums like "The Future" seemed to have given him a new lease of life as a sort of laconic country singer.This style has lingered through the last four albums and it hasn't changed much here.
So what has changed?Well he hasn't used his superb live band here.Cutting costs by using studio trickery?That's sad especially when the songs are good and you can imagine what they would be like in concert.
I think my over riding thought though is "where's the rest of it?". In this day and age this is pitifully short.When I have a Sufjan Stevens EP in my hand that is almost twice as long I tend to feel slightly ripped off.So punters,if it's value for money you want consider carefully.
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A Letter Home
A Letter Home
Price: £6.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid!, 6 Jun. 2014
This review is from: A Letter Home (Audio CD)
Neil Young,my hero.Right that's out of the way.This.....thing is ,quite frankly,awful.On this evidence here is a man with too much money and time on his hands.On this evidence he certainly would not earn a living busking(At least we were spared"Streets of London"!)After the brilliant"Psychedelic Pill"this is distressingly bad.Avoid like the plague.

Shotgun Down the Avalanche
Shotgun Down the Avalanche

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice., 18 May 2014
Cara Dillon has a really nice voice and this is an excellent song.It would be good if everyone could check out the original by the wonderful Shawn Colvin on the "Steady On"album

Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Shimmering!, 25 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Shimmer (MP3 Download)
All the Thom Brennan downloads are exceedingly good value at these prices. They should appeal to any lover of German electronic school/ambient music.No drums or rattling percussion just sheets of synthesisers and sequenced sounds.Quite beautiful and as relaxing as your favourite warm bath.As a famous artist once said" Turn off your mind/ relax and float downstream".

I Am Anonymous
I Am Anonymous
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £18.66

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything but anonymous, 15 Jun. 2012
This review is from: I Am Anonymous (Audio CD)
At last a British band that challenges the very best of the American progressive metal titans!This album is pure manna from heaven if you ever loved Dream Theater,Queensryche,Yes,Rush and maybe even "Kashmir"era Zeppelin.An album of bombast and swagger would fall flat if the songs and lyrics didn't sustain the musical storms.Well this album has songs and mighty subjects tackled.Of course these guys are not total newcomers(Threshold showed promise that is here fully fulflled)but as a new band it will be fascinating to see if they attain the recognition this effort deserves.

Vibrant Water
Vibrant Water
Price: £2.49

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars vibrant water, 6 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Vibrant Water (MP3 Download)
Hopefully I am not the only person who laments the fading away of european/electronic music.A music you could lose yourself in and wonder at the'Colours In Your Mind'.I suppose Tangerine Dream typified this genre along with Klause Schulze and others.America was represented by Steve Roach,one of the few to remain prolific in the field.
Therefore in view of the 'famine' it is all the more warming to see a selection of the works of Thom Brennan available at such giveaway prices.A contemporary of Roach and very comparable,his albums exhibit the same atmospheric splendour and enveloping aura as the early masters of the genre.I suggest either a darkened room and great headphones or a view of the clear night sky(and headphones).Just let go and enjoy this wonderful music.

Young Man in America
Young Man in America
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £13.43

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a gem of an album, 18 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Young Man in America (Audio CD)
An admission.I only heard ms Mitchell for the first time on the Hadestown concept album.A wonderful piece of music but the thought crossed my mind that maybe the heavyweight cast carried the material above its station.So there was a certain amount of trepidation when I first played this.Well,no problem because it's a gem of an album.Her voice may be an acquired taste("chirrup"is about right)but the songs are so good that any misgivings soon disappear.
She seems to be part of the vanguard of "folk" music that isn't the kind of folk music that turns up on Transatlantic Sessions.People like Joanna Newsom,Sufjan Stevens,Bonnie Prince Billy etc seem to be her peers.Therefore if you enjoy any of their music you will appreciate this.Me?I'm off to investigate the earlier albums.

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