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The Morning After ~ James
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
James fans have been pretty lucky this year, plenty of dates across the UK, Europe, Festivals and an upcoming tour of North America and Mexico and of course two mini-albums the 2nd of which is what is being reviewed.

The first album "The Night Before" took over from where Hey Ma - the first reunion album left off. It was a very enjoyable mainly uptempo record with some of James' best work, particularly the likes of Porcupine and Dr Hellier. It was well documented at the time of the release of that record in May that the follow-up "The Morning After" would be a more low-key affair. As it turns out this is true in the main. Tim Booth has spoke in some detail about how when they… Read more
The Night Before ~ James
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
When I listened back to the two "new" tracks on "fresh as a daisy" the recent singles compilation of James single back catalogue I had no idea that just three years down the line they would be making music that not only is on a par with past album releases but in all probability BETTERS them. I don't say this lightly given the fact I have followed the band for nearly 20 years. Hey Ma was a fantastic return to form after a couple of patchy albums and this was in no small part attributed that the reformed James was the "definitive" line up in my eyes, particularly Larry Gott's return to the band as he was such an immense part of the songwriting contribution prior to his departure in 1996. No… Read more
Heligoland ~ Massive Attack
Heligoland ~ Massive Attack
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Having enjoyed all of Massive Attack's last four albums and 'Live With Me' to certain extents I was looking forward to hearing some new material. Conversely to a lot of fans I actually quite enjoyed 100th Window which I felt took Mezzanine vibes to some extremes on the wonderful 'Antistar' and 'Butterfly Caught'. What let the album down really was a poor vocal performance by Sinead O'Conner on the three tracks she performed on. The album had a dark ambient electronic feel which lost a lot of the guitar-based, almost gothic paranoia of Mezzanine. 3D's vocals were somewhat different and the loss of Daddy G was felt too. Nevertheless it was fairly enjoyable without being exactly… Read more