Simon Yates

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (41 of 49)
Location: London England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,526,430 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 49
100th Window ~ Massive Attack
100th Window ~ Massive Attack
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 21 Feb 2003
And then there was one... after three albums with ever-reducing line-ups, all of which were in their own way distinctive and brilliant, we get what is effectively a del Naja solo album under the Massive Attack brand. And, whisper it quietly, it's just not very good.
I always think when you've got a release by a big name which you're not sure about it's as well to wonder how you would feel about it if it was a first album by someone you'd never heard of. And in this case I'm afraid the answer would not be flattering. It's trying to be dark, but none of this has the singular menace of, say, Angel from Mezzanine. There's certainly nothing particularly poppy or containing good… Read more
Born to Run ~ Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run ~ Bruce Springsteen
32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why only five stars?, 15 May 2000
One of the greatest rock albums ever. A work of art. Most artists would kill to have written the weaker tracks, and to have Thunder Road, Backstreets, Born to Run itself and Jungleland all on one album is unbelievable. An album for all ages, all moods, all time. Too many five star reviews are handed out too easily. 25 years on, this is worth every star and more. It's easy to forget that when he wrote this masterpiece Bruce was barely known. The confidence and authority is astonishing. Rolling Stone were famously moved to say they'd seen the future or rock n roll, and how right they were. I know some take The River as their favourite Bruce album but for me - like many doubles… Read more