C. Boyd

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,640,136 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 12
Sorry I Made You Cry ~ Czars
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I've come to this in quite a roundabout way after buying Queen of Denmark this year, and then only recently finding out that John Grant was the Czar's lead singer. This is a very special album of carefully chosen mood songs, beautifully sung, beautifully arranged, and from "an old-fashioned homosexual" point of view, very moving. Where the Boys Are is blissful; so wonderful to hear a great male singer unafraid of or veiling his longing for the arms of another man - it still seems such a rare thing for gay artists to do. Can't recommend highly enough.
Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights by Antony
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but no Bjork, 17 Oct 2010
Just a quick note that this book is a beautiful accompaniment to Antony's new album, but the Bjork track Fletta is strangely missing from the cd - unsure why as it says it includes the full-length album.
Rooks/The Rainbow [VINYL] ~ Shearwater
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Shearwater cover Talk Talk's The Rainbow in a live version from the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle. I was wondering how they could do this on a 7" as the original is over 20 minutes long. Well, this is an edited version: it plays at 33 rpm and is just short of 10 minutes. It makes complete sense for them to cover this song - Meiburg sound like Mark Hollis and this song has that mix of the quiet and delicate mixed with sudden noise that Shearwater do so well. The sound quality is great and shows they should do more of their quiet songs in their set, as they seem to focus on the more urgent driven songs live - to the extent that it doesn't do the delicate beauty and power of their studio… Read more

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