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Songs for Beginners ~ Graham Nash
Songs for Beginners ~ Graham Nash
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
While not as musically inventive as Stephen Still's early releases nor as cosmic and laid back as Crosby's 'If I Could Only Remember My Name', Nash's first solo offering offers a more direct charm that the others could not match. While many write him off as the weakest link, it is easy to underestimate his commercial touch and amazing voice. The jolly opener 'Military Madness' features a great vocal along with catchy wah-wah guitar, while the quieter tracks like 'Wounded Bird' and 'Sleep Song' are effective and gentle accoustic numbers. The piano led 'Simple Man' is a beautifully understated melody complete with cello accompaniment. The rockier 'Chicago' with its passionate rallying chorus… Read more
Say You Will (Limited Edition + Bonus Ecd) ~ Fleetwood Mac
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The return of Fleetwood Mac is a joy to behold, even if there has been a gap of 8 years to produce a new studio based work, and in Lindsey Buckingham's case, 16 years since 'Tango In The Night.' But this is no nostalgic package or a rush of songs designed simply to cash in on the brandname. Although the Mac miss the presence of Christine McVie, the album's 18 tracks sparkle, and the band display tremendous passion and energy. The rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie continue to impress as ever. And the songwriters themselves are in fine form. Stevie Nicks shines with the breezy 'Thrown Down' and adds a sterling vocal to 'Smile At You'. She is also responsible for the cheerful and… Read more
A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice
A Density of Souls by Christopher Rice
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
While there have been some negative reviews for this novel, it is only fair to state that this is only Christopher's first novel, and he has produced a thrilling read which betters much of his mother's present output. The book is well structured, and the characters are easy to relate to, particularly the transformation of the characters as they enter their teenage years, i.e. Brandon's homophobia and Stephen's own realisation about his own life. Rice's debut is a most enjoyable read, and I look forward to reading his follow up shortly!

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