In them thar hills.
Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (315 of 415)
Location: Bonnie Scotland
In My Own Words:
A cynic of society, I lose myself in music, mountains and my head, which is busy enough without other people getting in there, thanks very much. I offer my reviews to those who share similar tastes. Forza Scozia.

Music, mountains and dreams


Top Reviewer Ranking: 118,409 - Total Helpful Votes: 315 of 415
Paradise Valley ~ John Mayer
Paradise Valley ~ John Mayer
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A victim of his own success, Mayer has produced several stunning albums (my favourite being Battle Studies). His previous album met with mixed reviews but I liked the more sedate approach. However, the latest offering is a fairly short affair (40 minutes) with 11 tracks and for me only has 3 notable songs - Paper Doll, Who You Love and I Will Be Found. These may be classed as typical Mayer quality but I find his other 8 tracks to be bland and unimaginative. There are hundreds of artists out there who can do country music far better than John Mayer. This is a mediocre album, which is deeply disappointing as I love John's work. No matter how many listens I give it, it doesn't get any better… Read more
Valtari ~ Sigur Rós
Valtari ~ Sigur Rós
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Unlike others, I don't feel this is a different direction for Sigur Ros. For me, it's all the best composition from all the other albums, interwoven into a rather magical collection of music. It is a stunning album, which I will play and play and Sigur Ros enriches my life one hundred-fold. I do have all the albums so am biased but the previous album before Inni, I thought was very mainstream and not that special. Sigur Ros have returned to form with this. You come home from work, turn it up, close your eyes and slip into the ether of the most wonderful aural manna from heaven. Thank you SR.
Dee from the Far Cairngorms: Folklore and History &hellip by Ian Murray
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What an enchanting book this is. For the keen hill-walker, it will take you into areas in the Cairngorms and Deeside that perhaps you may never have considered by only reading guidebooks. Furthermore, it provides an enjoyable history lesson of our forebears, especially the guid folk fae the N-East Scotland. It's incredible to believe that our 21st Century, technologically advanced but culturally bereft society was so different from our forefathers from the 1900s. So much has changed in 100 years and while this books highlights the immense fortitude that many of those who lived off the land had to endure, it also reveals that the simple pleasures were indeed the best. There are salient… Read more