Carl Hubbard

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (29 of 45)
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Anniversary: 11 Oct
Birthday: 31 Oct
In My Own Words:
Clinging to past glories does not a comfortable bedfellow make, Yoda so sayeth!

Music, surviving, nice food n wine, work - is there More Than This?

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 269,989 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 45
Build A Rocket Boys! ~ elbow
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Late Arrival, 17 Mar 2014
Whoops, namechecked ABBA there! Like the Swedish eurohits, Elbow's music is destined to become the sound of a generation, a comfortable pair of loafers you take out when you are feeling downtrodden and in need of an injection of ..something vital! They remind me of the first time I got into Roxy, every track is a statement, exhilarating the first time and only gets better with each listen. In a time of "r n b", a la Jay-z, etc., Elbow restore faith in true musical genius - Songwriting! Musicianship! Pathos! Angst! Truisms! Every track is like a movie - EPIC!
Let's Change The World With Music ~ Prefab Sprout
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Thought I had reviewed this album before, but no...
Okay, have to agree with all of the positive reviews, can't believe it took so long to get this album on the shelves/download channels! Every track here is a worthy successor to all of those late-80s hits, some even more worthy than others:
Music Is A Princess is for me, perhaps, the most perfect song yet from PMcA. New Mozart - we know him and his name is Paddy McAloon! I Love Music, especially the McAloon variety...playful, lyrical, sophisticated, memorable, tragedy this album got lost on the way...but it's found, hallelujah!
Dare/Fascination! [Deluxe Edition] ~ Human League
I missed this album when it came out ('81?), coming to it half a year late (the 7" and 12" of Fascination hooked me in!). But what a collection of hit songs it turned out to be, although my favourite, Darkness, never got a single release..that song is still the best on here. Presumably 'cos it didn't get a release, it never got an instrumental on 'Fascination' - but that disc has been made even more essential by the inclusion of those 'Red' and 'Blue' extended 12" mixes! Love Action, anyone? Open Your Heart - You Remind Me Of Gold, you know!? ;-) Weren't the League just amazing! Still are...there really has been no movement in music to rival those days, has there? RnB, hip-hop, grunge,… Read more