Ernest

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (13 of 15)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,647,103 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 15
The Holy Bible ~ Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible ~ Manic Street Preachers
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pretentious, political and at times poetic. Accumulating years of studying history and politics onto one disc, it's done so very well. It's gifted with a genuine detestation of political figures and glorifed serial killers which Richey/Nicky vent in their Archives of Pain. It's an education in itself, this album alone inspired hundreds of teenagers who realised that socialism is about more than being a miner from Wigan, to discover culture. Even if you depise the glamourous arrogance of the Manics, amongst the prosaic acerbity of their lyrics is a collections of songs blessed with the uniqueness of J-D Bradfield's vocals, stretched beyond what one would call 'jigsaw fitting' lyrics. It's… Read more
The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most ~ Dashboard Confessional
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carabba confesses all, 10 April 2003
'Buried deep as you can dig inside yourself, covered with a perfect shell, such a charming beautiful exterior'. Chris Carabba forges his own summary of this incredibly emotional album as he delves into his most subterranean feelings and exerts them on what is a breathtaking piece of artwork. Its poetic lyrics are thoughtful and fulfill all the generic conventions of an emo-led album. One might call it 35 minutes of one man's self pity, others an intricate portrayal of every teenagers moment of absent love fuelled depression. Its evidently the latter. Envelopped in implicity, to imply that Carabba intention is to seek comfort from those listening would be wrong, he is merely destroying the… Read more
Humanistic ~ Abandoned Pools
Humanistic ~ Abandoned Pools
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars America's Remedy, 1 Jan 2003
Merging the vocals of pop-punk with subtle indie is the basis of this collection of thoughtful compositions. The song intros are intriguing throughout, as former eels bassist Tommy Walter takes centre-stage to place the sound of american punk into a new genre. Every song is infectious, each one riddled with hooks more powerful than nicotine. The eels influence is still here yet limited to a few strings or synths to break into the flowing verse of 'Start over'. The lyrics are thoughtful and purposeful rhyming is thankfully brief, just don't expect the next Richey Edwards. Listen to the cd and the opening 6 tracks are faultless, 'Monster' in particular makes an impression with its soaring… Read more

Wish List

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WILD LIKE CHILDREN ~ Tilly and the Wall
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