Ben Cohen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (187 of 200)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 133,895 - Total Helpful Votes: 187 of 200
I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years, 1975-1980 ~ Gentle Giant
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
OK, here's the conundrum: first off, this is a fantastic compilation - the final six Giant albums plus extras with extensive write ups - all for little more than the price of one CD - if this were Pink Floyd, you'd barely get a Wall souvenir coaster for that. And of the six albums (plus extras) contained therein, no less than three come from the Giant's toppermost of top drawers.

So why do I feel like the bellboy who delivered champagne to George Best's luxury hotel room (where a scantily-clad Miss World was lounging about on a bed covered in casino winnings) before asking the footballer `So George, where did it all go wrong?'

The thing is: those three top notch albums… Read more
Things to Come/Psi-Fi ~ Seventh Wave
Things to Come/Psi-Fi ~ Seventh Wave
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
NB - This is for the Market Square 2011 2CD remastered reissue, released Nov 2011.

At last - the reissue that this fine brace of albums has long deserved - a remastered 2 CD set of the cult 70s synth rock band's only two releases. The packaging is exemplary (although the original album covers - both excellent period pieces - are shrunk to the size of commemorative postage stamps for the artwork) with extensive sleevenotes and reprinted ads and reviews. And this time there are no nasty edits formerly needed to squeeze them onto a single CD.

OK, some backstory: Ken Elliott and Keiran O'Connor already had a decent stab at rock's premier league as part of cult… Read more
A Foot in the Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd [2011 -&hellip ~ Pink Floyd
41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Reviewers are asking - not unreasonably - "what is the point of this album?" As a number of people have pointed out: if it's a Floyd compilation you're after, then the decade-old (eek!) 2CD set Echoes contains almost twice as much music. And now it's been deleted - ho hum!

I think I may have the answer to the question though: this is a compilation for Alice.

Alice is the name of my delightful ex. She worshipped Radiohead and Blur. My liking for 70s prog largely mystified her, though. However she `got' the Floyd - or at least Dark Side of the Moon (a sort of 70s OK Computer) and Piper at the Gates of Dawn (heartily ransacked on Blur's Parklife album).

If I… Read more

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