G. Johnston

"gjrjohnston"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (27 of 41)
Location: Perth
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,463,410 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 41
Live At The Village Vanguard ~ John Coltrane
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
...buy this record,
put it on your stereo,
sit down and listen to the first track, "Spiritual".
Now try telling me you don't like jazz.
All My Friends Are Funeral Singers ~ Califone
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a review, 16 Oct 2009
This is superb, probably the best thing Califone have released to date.

Music journo witterings about how this was their most accessible record yet caused me some concern but I needn't have worried (everyone knows music journalists have cloots for ears)- whilst the songwriting is perhaps more fully rounded than before their unique brand of deconstructed folk-blues remains as richly textured and idiosyncratic as ever.

A definite contender for album of the year.
Brightblack Morning Light ~ Brightblack Morning Light
Brightblack Morning Light ~ Brightblack Morning Light
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
What a find! The last album that got me this enthused was Wilco's "A Ghost Is Born". This sounds like Spiritualized doing Muddy Waters covers and it works a treat. Particular gems are the deeply bluesey "Friend of Time" and the acid-fried doo-wop of "Black Feather Wishes Rise". In response to the previous review: yes, it is "samey" but with music of this calibre that can only be a good thing... in my opinion it's perfectly judged. Languid, absorbing and utterly hypnotic.

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