Mr. J. M. White

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (100 of 121)
 

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30 Years ~ The Pogues
30 Years ~ The Pogues
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
THE MUSIC: First of all, The music contained within; there is good music on each of the seven studio albums here. There really is, even on the last two, which was rather surprising to me. However, that being said, it is really only the first 3 albums which could be considered consistent. The evolution of both quality songs and their style continues, I feel, all through their discography, but only the first 3 albums (Red Roses to If I should fall...)contain consistent greatness. The rest range from lots of highlights marred by intensely average (Peace and love), mostly pretty good, but not enough overall highlights (Hell's ditch, Pogues Mahone) to out and out, mind numbingly bland… Read more
The Studio Albums 1968-1979 ~ Joni Mitchell
The Studio Albums 1968-1979 ~ Joni Mitchell
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Sometimes music just connects with you - you can like a lot of bands, lot of artists, then an artist just comes along that REALLY gets to you, and, for lack of a less pretentious way of putting it, really stirs the emotions - Joni Mitchel makes music that you don't always simply enjoy, but music that you genuinely connect with as well, on some deeper, explainable level. Since the first time I listened to Bob Dylan, 3 years ago and Tim Buckley 2, music has had this effect on me, and naturally this happened with Joni Mitchell. She is an artist whose main period of brilliance contained in this set really does not need a strenuous introduction - Her folksy, melodic, sparse beginnings evolve… Read more
Oar ~ Skip Spence
Oar ~ Skip Spence
Some albums you get, some you don't - this stunner, I have found is a highly divisive one among those I have brought it to listen to - I am guessing this is because of it's very nature - insanely melancholy - a depressed, simply very sad sounding album recorded by a man in a simply very sad and unstable state of mind. There is no escaping the sound of despair within this album - especially considering how sad his life became even after it, how the poor lad ended up - it's a statement of extreme talent that was never much used again - a true tragedy, considering just how memorable all of this is - the "memorable" melancholy sound of the album is met with some stunning songs and, I feel I… Read more

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