J. Leslie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (229 of 261)
Location: UK
In My Own Words:
Favourite Albums at the moment:

1.Throbbing Gristle - The Endless Not
2.Cat Power - The Greatest
3.Joanna Newsom - Ys
4.Bjork - Volta
5.Elvis Costello - Get Happy
6.Scott Walker - The Drift
7.Antony And The Johnsons - Singles, B-sides and Live Tracks
8.Be-Bop Deluxe - Air Age Anthology
9.Throbbing Gristle - TG Now
10.David Bowie - Vampires Of Human Flesh (Scary Monsters Outtakes)

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 380,806 - Total Helpful Votes: 229 of 261
A Whole New World ~ Katie Price and Peter Andre
A Whole New World ~ Katie Price and Peter Andre
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
and Eno was reportedly devastated he was dropped from the producer's chair due to "creative differences", although rumour has it he whipped out his "Oblique Strategy" a tad too early for Katie's liking. This is the album Coldplay have always dreamed of making, but can only dream. As has been said previously masterpieces like this come along all too rarely, especially in the dour CD age where filler is everything. Need I say more? Well yes, I knocked off a star for the rather bland sleeve, surely a swimsuit pic would have been more appropriate?
Scary Monsters ~ David Bowie
Scary Monsters ~ David Bowie
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 17 Oct 2007
I pretty much agree with all Jason P said above, although I think the whole thing from beginning to end is fabulous. Agreed, the old "Side 2" takes a while to appreciate, but gets better and better with each listen. I love the sound of this, it's got that late New York 70s feel, nodding to Television and Talking Heads in particular, and Fripp's exceptional guitar playing on the title track is worth the price alone. Unfortunately this version omits the 4 bonus tracks on the Ryko, which is a great pity because they enhance the album. Try and get the 1991 reissue if you can but failing that, this remains essential listening.
The Drift ~ Scott Walker
The Drift ~ Scott Walker
27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
"Long awaited" have become bywords to describe a new album by Scott Walker. They don't come along very often, but when they do, you can be guaranteed you'll hear music and lyrics unlike anything else you've ever heard before and be astounded by the results. The Drift is precisely this, an album of brilliance that only a unique musical talent like Walker could produce.

The album explores territory similar to that of Tilt, topics such as death, torture, fascism, and a new one....reality television! This album sounds more accessible than its bleak predecessor, musically it's brighter and varied, and other voices appear, a female Nico-esque voice appears as the protagonist on the… Read more

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