Patrick Sykes

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (162 of 175)
Location: nottingham, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 18,690 - Total Helpful Votes: 162 of 175
Strangers ~ Simone Felice
Strangers ~ Simone Felice
Simone Felice's second album builds upon his excellent first. It exudes class, confidence and a man on top form. I was a little worried on first listen - 'Molly-O' is a commercial sing-along - pleasant, but ordinary. However, 'If you go to LA' is a beautiful ballad, with guitar, sweeping orchestra, sad, but uplifting, with it's refrain 'Lie lie lie ...' The darkness (in the lyrics) continues with 'Running through my head', a gentle vocal with gentle beats. The chorus, with harmonies woven in and Hammond organ builds up to a glorious chorus, 'Duke and the King' style - great song. 'Our Lady of the Gun' continues in the same mood, 'Did Jesus leave us to beat on our drum? They blew us to… Read more
Muchacho de Lujo ~ Phosphorescent
Muchacho de Lujo ~ Phosphorescent
Other reviews detail the context of the extra songs on this deluxe pack. I bought the original, which remains a favourite. An album, packed with emotion, wonderful melodies, and for me, was the soundtrack to a wonderful holiday with my family. 'Song for Zula' still hits deep in my heart. Needless to say the advent of the 'deluxe' package saw me dole out further cash! Well worth it. The additional tracks, a full 78mins long, feature Matthew Houck accompanied by piano and light guitars, set in a church - very appropriate for his dreamlike songs and fragile vocals. The CD features many songs from the album plus some highlights from previous album. High quality and essential for any fan… Read more
Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son - Deluxe E&hellip ~ Damien Jurado
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"Brothers and sisters..." continues the recent vein of more soulful, atmospheric, 70ish sound that Richard Swift (producer and friend) has imbued. I have sympathies with one of the reviewers, who longs for the simplicity and rawness of Jurado's earlier albums - I too am a massive fan of his early songs.

I read an interview with Swift and Jurado, the former claiming that his earlier output did not reflect Jurado's true self...well, all I can rebuke is that he did an incredible job of conning me, who melted under the spell of his simple, gorgeous melodic tales of sorrow and heartbreak.

But back to the music and current album. As with most of Jurado's songs, it takes a… Read more

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