M. A. Lidis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (26 of 28)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 229,469 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 28
Trouble Will Find Me ~ The National
Trouble Will Find Me ~ The National
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy to be fed up, 24 May 2013
Alligator was the first record I heard by The National. A blinding album it is too. It hit me in a way no album had since my teens (then 27 now 33).

Whomever said "There should be no artists only their work" alive or dead would be a National fan.

This is music to be absorbed on good headphones, alone.

Intelligent, maladjusted people are let down by pop. The Smiths recorded angst and melancholy, The Wedding Present recorded a broken heart and, in my experience, The National are the only band to accurately represent depression. And I love them for it.

Amazing record.
Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring (Travel Guide&hellip by Mark Baker
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic, but massive., 24 April 2012
46 countries, 1338 pages - for a tenner it's a bargain. An absolutely essential and reassuring companion if you're planning a big trip around Europe. You might be better off with the more specific country/region books Lonely Planet do if you're planning something shorter - a cancelled bus meant I ended up in Podgorice in Montenegro and there was sod all in the way of help. Saying that, it's hard to see how this book could be bettered when you consider the amount of countries it covers for its size and price.

Personally I find Lonely Planet books brilliant for cultural nouse, history and the best things to do/see but, from experience, a lot of hostels and restaurants tend to hike… Read more
Laid ~ James
Laid ~ James
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, in places, 21 Dec 2011
Not to disagree with the rest of the reviewers on here - this is a fantastic record and in my top ten. Maybe top five. I bought it on (far too quiet) tape when I was (nearly) 14. I listen to it every winter. This may seem empty, considering this album came out nearly 20 years ago, but I am confused to see people reviewing this album as one that is 'perfect for a Sunday afternoon' or 'getting over a hangover' This is a dark, very dark album. The lyrics here deal with the loss of a sense of self as an adult when faced with loneliness, doubting the loving connection between two people, the pressures of coming to terms with the expectations of adult life, mental illness, failed communication,… Read more

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