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La Petite Mort ~ James
La Petite Mort ~ James
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Come again?, 2 Jun 2014
Do critics have it in for James?

A New Musical Express review for 'Millionaires' (a five star effort if ever there was one) described it as "not bad, not good, just deathly, endlessly average". The next album, 'Pleased To Meet You' was described by Andre Paine, in another NME review, as "a snort-worthy event" (Mr. Paine actually wrote that any artist releasing an 11th studio album deserves this reaction - so I guess he's not a fan of Bob Dylan, David Bowie or The Rolling Stones, to name but three).

'La Petite Mort' has been streaming on The Independent's web site for a few days now and the first reviews are being posted on anydecentmusic dot com. "Diffused with an… Read more
Odludek [VINYL] ~ Jimi Goodwin
Odludek [VINYL] ~ Jimi Goodwin
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some Ditties., 3 April 2014
When Beck released 'Sea Change' I remember one critic complained that the vocals on tracks like 'Paper Tiger' were sloppy or slurred, I forget the exact word used. I also remember thinking that this person must be new to the world of music and perhaps new to the world in general. Elvis, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits - non of these people took a rock 'n' roll elocution lesson.

My point is that music critics can be as dumb as the rest of us. They're just people whose voices reach a bigger audience than most.

The general consensus in the music press is that Jimi Goodwin's first solo effort away from his Doves band mates is an average affair at best. Some reviewers seem quite… Read more
Dizzy Heights ~ Neil Finn
Dizzy Heights ~ Neil Finn
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
With 'Dizzy Heights', Neil Finn continues what he started with the title and contents of his first solo album, 'Try Whistling This'. And that is, fixing anyone who wants him to become the next Elton John, George Michael or even Robbie Williams with a steady stare while giving them his middle finger.

He will not be going soft on us by merely rehashing Crowded House songs on daytime TV to pad out his retirement fund. No, he's looking forward not back and is still curious about what else his music could be.

I've been listening to this album for a week on Pandora. When 'Divebomber' was first released I was unimpressed and disappointed. That falsetto, the rambling… Read more