D. A. Vall-lloveras

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (124 of 140)
Location: Los Angeles CA
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Hi! - I'm into a diversity of music from Motown to Mahler, Ella/Sarah/Dinah/Billie to ABBA, Dusty, Pet Shop Boys just to name a few... I'd like to correspond with you if you share similar tastes or want to exchange ideas and viewpoints. How about it??


Top Reviewer Ranking: 374,156 - Total Helpful Votes: 124 of 140
Elysium ~ Pet Shop Boys
Elysium ~ Pet Shop Boys
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This album will be polarizing for Pet Shop Boys fans and non-fan musical acquaintances. It is not the bombastic 21st century dance party that was the previous CD "Yes."...This album is a lot more "Introspective" - and it's too bad that the boys already have a CD with that name, because it is perfect for this one. Musically, this is more low key and lyrically it is more reflective. From the beauty in the first few seconds of the opening track "Leaving", to the understated optimism of first single "Winner" - a really wonderful anthem that would have made a great official 2012 Olympics song, to the satirical comment on today's chart topping artists, "Ego Music", and the oddly captivating "Hold… Read more
Boys Don't Cry ~ Rumer
Boys Don't Cry ~ Rumer
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I don't know exactly how to define what it is, but listening to this album/CD just made me feel so good!! It could be in how relaxed yet confidently Rumer interprets these songs and/or has managed to channel the best parts of Joni Mitchell, Dusty Springfield, and even Karen Carpenter and woven them into a wonderfully nuanced vocal tapestry. Her first album was great, but this album is, in almost perfect balance, a youthful twenty-something singing as if she was the being of an old soul...Adele may be the "Big Buzz", but Rumer is the real treasure... Just listen...
Bonnie Pointer ~ Bonnie Pointer
Bonnie Pointer ~ Bonnie Pointer
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I remember thinking what a surprisingly wonderful album this was especially with the original version of "Heaven Must Have Sent You" instead of the disco version that was later inserted to replace the original one....One of my favorites, "My Everything", is so very warm, wonderful and even channels Billie Holiday in parts. The other classic Motown re-make "When I'm Gone", is a nice homage to Brenda Holloway & Mary Well's 1960s versions. The bonus tracks are great to have including the instrumental of "Free Me From My Freedom."

What let's this reissue down is the poor mastering. If you read the liner notes, it reads like the tracks were originally mastered at Universal studios… Read more

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