J. Milner

"jcmilner"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (963 of 1,223)
Location: Hull, UK

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,084 - Total Helpful Votes: 963 of 1223
London Calling 2013 Remaster ~ The Clash
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Yes, it's a classic album. It deserves that status, no question. So there's little point in discussing the finer points of the art contained herein. What IS important is the remastering. Is it worth it? Well, the first couple of seconds into the album and the answer is blindingly obvious. A big fat yes. In stereo! Whereas the 1999 remasters were a marked improvement on the original issues, this new mastering is mammoth leap forward from the 1999 issues. And that's probably an understatement! Not only is the sound much deeper, it is also incredibly detailed with the each part of the mix so much more pronounced. The soundstage seems to be a lot wider and there's a real warmness to the sound… Read more
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County ~ Various Artists
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
The first time I heard that John Mellencamp was touting this idea I feared he had totally lost the plot. Now that the finished result is here i'm of the opinion that he has indeed very much not only FOUND the plot but reinvented it entirely! I expected this to be bad, full of predictability and tired ideas but expectations are so often shattered and in this case, blown away in a big gust of wind.
Mellencamp has followed a diverse path over the last few years and releases. I haven't enjoyed travelling that path. Having been a fan for 30 years i've felt duty bound to follow wherever he goes but the results have not really been to my taste although I have always held the utmost respect… Read more
The Biggest And Best ~ Duran Duran
The Biggest And Best ~ Duran Duran
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic value and a good choice of tracks but what a shame they opted to use the 2010 remasters for the 'Duran Duran' and Seven & The Ragged Tiger' tracks. For those who don't know, read the reviews for the deluxe editions of those albums and all will become clear. EMI, in its arrogance, ignored the complaints although that was hardly a surprise. Of course, if you like a harsh, distorted and tinny sound with no depth to the music then you're in the right place. Take a listen to Planet Earth. Is the sound supposed to dip in and out with every drum hit? Is Girls On Film supposed to sound like a worn out tape with dodgy tracking? Somebody obviously thought these sounded great. Probably on an… Read more

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