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Pawn Shoppe Heart ~ The Von Bondies
Pawn Shoppe Heart ~ The Von Bondies
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a superb and in my opinion superior album to 'Lack of Communication', which was produced by ex-friend Jack White, from the White Stripes. Comparisons between the two are inevitable. Like with the White Stripes, drums are critical. Bon Blums work is far superior to that of Meg White and is extremely powerful and to the forefront throughout, he's the star in this band! Their sound is punky, raw and dark. Stollsteimers vocals are powerful and his high tempo work on the guitar makes this a cracking album. The two female singers (Carrie Smith and Marcie Bolen) offer a nice contrast with their backing vocals. Smith sings the lead on track 7. The best song is probably 'C'mon C'mon', other… Read more
Rock N Roll ~ Ryan Adams
Rock N Roll ~ Ryan Adams
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Need for perspective!, 19 Sep 2004
Although this album may have been released to get his record label off his back, it ain't bad at all! I believe that some people need a reality check! This album has been slated, mainly by fans of Ryan Adams early solo work, especially 'Heartbreaker' and his work with 'Whiskeytown' (both excellent). I feel that this album shows his ability to express himself differently and effectively, stressing his skill as a musician. Adams has also spoken about how fun this album was to record (checkout [...] for 30 minute interview with Ryan Adams). It has given him the opportunity to pay tribute to artists which he admires for example The Smiths, Oasis and The Strokes. 'So Alive', the big single… Read more
The Heat ~ Jesse Malin
The Heat ~ Jesse Malin
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Malin's first album was very good, but almost too easy to get into! This may seem a strange comment, but this album has more depth and requires more work. Songs like 'Mona Lisa', 'Scars of Love' and 'Hotel Columbia' are catchy numbers, which are easy to cling on to. After a few listens it become apparent just how good the album is as a whole. This is a fabulous album and songs like 'Block Island' and 'Basement Home' are very rewarding. If you like this album you've almost certainly listened to Ryan Adams and enjoyed his work and the similarities are endless. In my opinion both have great voices and Malin's voice is perfect for his excellently blended country-rock. Buy this album,… Read more

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