Kris Barclay

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (89 of 98)
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,763,798 - Total Helpful Votes: 89 of 98
Kasabian ~ Kasabian
Kasabian ~ Kasabian
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The only things I'd heard about them was L.S.F which features on Fifa 2004 and an interview with them and Mani in the NME where Mani proclaims them natural sucessors to the baggy crown and he's not wrong. If you like all things Mondays, Primal and Roses with a bit of UNKLE sprinkled on top dig your beenie out, dust off your Joe Bloggs and tuck in.
Along with the Bees and the Streets one the best albums of the year and a great antidote to the bedwetting wimp rock that is threatening this great islands fine musical heritage.
The Concretes [Digipak] ~ The Concretes
The Concretes [Digipak] ~ The Concretes
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid debut, 16 July 2004
Imagine the VU's 'banana album' produced by Berry Gordy. An excellent debut that wears it's influences on it's sleeve whilst puffing away on Carribean woodbines. Motown and 60's pop influences are scattered throughout and a lead singer who makes Nico sounds positivly manic, strong sparse indie sounds interspersed with a great brass sound.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something good.
Going Blank Again ~ Ride
5.0 out of 5 stars Lysergic, 16 July 2004
From the clinical synth opening of Leave Them All Behind to the lazy sunshine sway of OX4 this will rightly be viewed as an all time classic in time.
Highlight would be the opening salvo of Leave the All Behind opening the album like an acid blast to the senses with an extraordianry crescendo that MBV would be proud of, segueing beautifully is the Byrds like jangle of Twisterella, not just a classic indie song but just classic pop. The rest of the album is beautifully sequenced so it really feels like a journey. A wonderful album by a wonderful band.

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