Buddy Mason

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (16 of 21)

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The Courage Of Others ~ Midlake
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I read a less than enthusiastic review in Uncut magazine for The Courage Of Others and had a tremor (just a small one) of doubt about them tackling British folk, as a concept for the album. Any concern I might have had were assuaged within the first 10 seconds of Acts Of Man. This is a band that has total artistic control and they are creating unpretentious, supremely tasteful, ego-less musical of such intelligence and grace, that at times I find myself completely overwhelmed by it. It is somewhat of a 'concept' album and as such like a great film director this is one to add to the collection and not compare to death with the genius of Van Occupanther. It is a talent to be able to change… Read more
Evil Urges ~ My Morning Jacket
Evil Urges ~ My Morning Jacket
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Naive Over Indulgence, 13 July 2008
As a huge fan of My Morning Jacket, I was eagerly anticipating Evil Urges, having listened relentlessly to It Still Moves and Z and purchased all the earlier albums too. The reverb drenched vocals, existential lyrics, beautiful melodies balanced superbly with some heavy guitar work, have drawn comparisons with Neil Young, but despite the grand nature of their sound, a playful exuberance is never too far around the corner and its that ability not to take themselves too seriously, which has made them so listenable. I can pretty much put them on at any time of day in any mood and their music fits. That fine balance of intensity and playfulness has been tipped very firmly in the playfulness… Read more

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