Dickie Minton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (26 of 36)
Location: Essex, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,045,307 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 36
Ellipse ~ Imogen Heap
Ellipse ~ Imogen Heap
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
For those of you out there not familiar with her work (and judging by her UK sales figures I'm guessing that's a lot of you) Heap produces cool, catchy, intelligent electronica. If you can imagine an edgy mix of Dido/Lennox/Enya you won't be far off the mark and if that doesn't sound like the sort of thing that normally floats your boat then same here. But there is something mesmeric about Heap's voice, music and, when on top form, lyrics. When it all comes together, as it frequently does on this album, it produces some magical moments. Best example of that here is 'Wait It Out', a brilliantly constructed and hauntingly beautiful track. When she sings 'in the one life that we've got'… Read more
Accelerate (digipack) ~ R.E.M.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I too have been an REM fan since their early IRS days and approached 'Accelerate' with a certain amount of trepidation. I'd read the good reviews and the 'return to form' claims, but hadn't I heard the same thing about 'Around the Sun'? What a turkey that turned out to be. It's an indisputable fact that REM had failed to produce a decent album since the departure of Bill Berry and I'd given up all hope of them ever coming close to former glories. However, I can safely say that this time round you can believe the hype because 'Accelerate' is good. Infact it's astonishingly good and not just because it is such a huge improvement on its predecessor. 'Accelerate' stands alongside 'Document'… Read more
White Light / White Heat ~ Velvet Underground
White Light / White Heat ~ Velvet Underground
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Nico album gets most of the critical acclaim. It's undoubtedly a classic but if you want to hear something really extraordinary then you should check this out. Everything about this album, from the subject matter of the lyrics to the primitive production and anarchic song structures, is subversive. Years and years ahead of its time, it still has the power to unsettle 40 years after it was first recorded. Not that it deliberately sets out to shock in a calculated Pistols way. That's just the way it came out.
If you make it as far as the final track and are still enjoying it then i can promise you a rare treat. Still reeling from the most brutal guitar solo ever recorded ('I heard… Read more

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