P. Stanley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,379,949 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 12
Mountain Battles [VINYL] ~ The Breeders
Mountain Battles [VINYL] ~ The Breeders
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm Analogue Sound!, 15 April 2009
I bought this album the day it came out (ignoring the fact it had already been leaked on the net). I was gobsmacked how muddy the sound was at first. But the more i played it, the more it made sense. The way it's recorded gives it a warm cosey feel. Tracks like 'We're Gonna Rise' especially. This is what truly picks this album out from other albums. Some people will find it unbarable (get over it) that it doesn;t sound like something they have heard before, but the sound is meant to sound this way. It's a beautiful album.

The artwork is brilliant, Vaughan Oliver is a wizard!
Soda Lake ~ Distophia
Soda Lake ~ Distophia
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenge the ear...., 29 Nov 2003
Distophia are risk takers. So many acts of the minute are in within the blueprints, of other bands. How exciting to hear a band that sounds like another. Something is different here. Its totally cut from a different cloth.
The rest are chic NYC wear , Distophia are casual with a twist of anything!
You'll hear shades of Sonic youth here, along with Urusei Yatsura and the dynamic production of the Derby band 'Cable', but most bands who bang on about sonic youth, only take the melodic sound, with a touch of the 'experimental'. Distophia really aren't afraid to challenge the listener. The melody is there, it beams at you, songs like 'Conservative drive' have it, but with repeated… Read more
Kid A ~ Radiohead
Kid A ~ Radiohead
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last...., 26 Oct 2003
This is the last complete work of brilliance that we are likely to hear by Radiohead. People are so divided about this album, that its split a fanbase and turned fans away,at the same time hardening older fans & gaining a few more.
Looking at this release as a cd in your discman, rather than the next release by radiohead, anyone with an obvious sense of sound can see its an obscure release. Anyone who loved 'the bends', and wanted fist punching rock should shy away now because instruments you can't spell are used within this release!
Without going into depth about each track and its structure etc etc...this release as any good album, relys on melody.
There is plenty here, its… Read more

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