S. C. Martin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (16 of 19)
Location: Plymouth, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,023,725 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 19
My Head is an Animal ~ Of Monsters And Men
My Head is an Animal ~ Of Monsters And Men
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Monster of a Debut, 4 Sep 2012
This is a highly addictive album that has been on repeat in my car for over a week now. The delicious harmonies created by the male and female leads conjure up flavours of the Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes and Arcade Fire and create an ethereal feel to this fine debut. If you like any of the above then this is well worth checking out.

Highlights include the singles `Dirty Paws' and `Little Talks' and the band is definitely at their best when in full folk flow (or flowk as I will now call it). That is not to say that the slower, more introspective songs are not interesting or well crafted. Indeed, the song 'Love Love Love' with the line `you love, love, love when you know I can't… Read more
The First Days of Spring ~ Noah and the Whale
The First Days of Spring ~ Noah and the Whale
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
After really enjoying the (ever so slightly twee) Peaceful the World Lays Me Down, I purchased The First Days of Spring with an air of expectancy. I was really hoping that the band would continue to harness their folk roots and youthful enthusiasm to build on the obvious promise of their debut offering. However, as much I have tried to like this album I have been left a little disappointed. Noah and the Whale seem very much like a band that has lost the joy of making music together. The mood of the majority of the album is sombre and melancholic and seems to dwell almost entirely on the break-up of lead singer Charlie Fink and former band mate Laura Marling. It is almost as if this were a… Read more
Down and Out in Paris and London (Essential Pengui&hellip by George Orwell
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Although not strictly autobiographical, Down and Out (along with Wigan Pier) is Orwell's most direct comment upon the physical and psychological effects of poverty. In Down and Out Orwell is not simply concerned with listing facts about poverty and destitution, but intends to take the reader on a guided tour through the world of the dispossessed. The author's intention is always to show the reader this world rather than simply tell them about it.
Whilst it is reasonable to argue that Orwell lacks the artistic skill of contemporaries such as James Joyce and Charles Dickens (two writers whom he greatly admired), this book does point towards an author with a keen intellect and sharp wit… Read more

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