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Trip The Light Fantastic ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor
Trip The Light Fantastic ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
If you've heard one Sophie Ellis-Bextor album, you've heard them all. Mostly- true. Each album has a slightly different feel. "Read My Lips" was disco. "Shoot From the Hip" was more, hmmm experimental? atmospheric? With "Trip the Light Fantastic" she's treading steadily in the middle of the road with solid pop shoes on. More listenable than "Hip" and with more emotional diversity than "Lips", "Trip" delivers exactly the same Sophie vocals. Beautiful, distinct, and sultry - yes, but sadly prone to monotony if the song doesn't provide some strong musical moments.

Some have said that "Supersonic" is the 'worst' song on the album. I like it for providing a different feeling from the… Read more
Voila ~ Belinda Carlisle
Voila ~ Belinda Carlisle
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This album is fanfreakingtastic. I can only guess at the accuracy of Belinda's pronunciation but it doesn't matter here. Whatever she is singing about is brimming with emotion and conviction. The album has an essentially pop feel to it but there is a nice diversity of music here. It has a very honest, earthy feel tinged with electronic modernity. Listening to this must certainly be the modern day equivalent of watching a Godard film during the French New Wave.

The team, which includes John Reynolds as Producer, and Brian Eno, Natacha Atlas, and Sharon Shannon as session artists, et al, has infused East Indian sounds into the western melodies creating a beautiful, trance-like… Read more
From Croydon To Cuba ... An Anthology ~ Kirsty MacColl
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
I suppose an anthology is difficult to compile, however, it seems a no brainer that unreleased or not available on cd music should be included. There are wonderfully rare gems on this 3 cd set, but there are enough still out there to make a fourth cd, maybe more. Kirsty Maccoll was undoubtedly one of the most diverse and underappreciated artists ever. Her lyrics run the gamut from politically charged to down right silly. In between there are amazing moments of poignancy, sensitivity, deep reverence, and humilty. These works are balanced by others full of exceedingly clever, witty, sexy, tongue-in-cheek fun.

There have been artists who have reinvented themselves and/or continued… Read more

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