ChrisD

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (83 of 99)
Location: Eastbourne, UK
 

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Funtimes [Explicit] <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Funtimes-Explicit-The-Heartbreaks/dp/artist-redirect/B007PJMUNO">The Heartbreaks</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Funtimes [Explicit] The Heartbreaks MP3 Download
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Morecambe boys The Heartbreaks may be a new band, but they plough a wonderfully nostalgic furrow on their debut album, Funtimes. Their stock in trade is the kind of maddeningly catchy, jangly guitar pop that was all over the radio 18-20 years ago - one listen to this album and it's the early 90s again. Gene, The Bluetones and Teenage Fanclub are in the charts, and everyone is waiting patiently for the second La's album (I think we can probably give up now). 20 years on, this sound is like a breath of fresh air - emphasising musicianship over button-pushing, songwriting over image, substance over style (not that they don't have plenty of the latter too).

The whole album is full of… Read more
Django Django <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Django/dp/artist-redirect/B006ZRDGGM">Django Django</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Django Django Django Django MP3 Download
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bands made up of former art college students can often go one of two ways. Get it wrong and the music (and especially lyrics) can end up sounding pompous and pretentious. Get it right and the inventiveness and creativity can make for a very pleasing listen. Happily, Django Django fall very much into the latter category. Lyrics are smart and witty, but also likeable - there's no hint of smugness or self-satisfaction here. Musically, they pitch the focus between melody and rhythm just right. Their songs are tuneful and accessible - you may find yourself humming along before you know it - but are also backed up by a tight, funky rhythm section that allows the band to explore its quirky side… Read more
Congratulations ~ MGMT
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time to extend, 4 April 2010
Part of the appeal of MGMT has always been their inventiveness and willingness to be a bit different. Apparently, this is fine as long as they don't dare try to be different to their own back catalogue! See, the problem is that people are, understandably, comparing this to Oracular Spectacular. Wrong move. It's not OS, not anything like it. But take it on its own merits and this is a fine album. To read some of the reviews you'd think MGMT had forsaken tunes altogether. Happily this is not the case, and while the melodies may lack the kind of immediate hooks that had people singing along with the keyboard intro to Time To Pretend, there's still plenty to set feet a-tappin'… Read more

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