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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (14 of 16)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,195,817 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 16
The Old Magic ~ Nick Lowe
The Old Magic ~ Nick Lowe
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Soundwise it's very much in the same vein as the previous 4 albums from 'Impossible Bird' onwise - another set of very fine songs, some of which would rank in his 'alltime great' category.
Highlights include all the uptempo numbers - Checkout time, Sensitive man, Restless Feeling and Somebody cares for me, plus a couple of standout ballads - I read a lot and 'Til the real thing comes along. Well crafted, arranged and executed songs.
Bang Goes The Knighthood ~ The Divine Comedy
Bang Goes The Knighthood ~ The Divine Comedy
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I'm a long time DC fan and have an open mind and a lot of time for Neil Hannon and his fine calibre of songwriting. New release BGTK is a very strong and consistent collection despite some mixed reviews I have read of people whingeing about how it's not as good as 1994's hideously overrated 'Promenade' etc etc, but they are written by people who want to cryogenically freeze Hannon in a mid to late 1990s state, fearful of liking anything that he does currently.
Hannon writes in pretty much the same style he has been for the last 15 years or so, but it is a style that incorporates a highly sophisticated grasp of melodies, chordal structures and arrangements so each album he releases is… Read more
The Tent, the Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy
The Tent, the Bucket and Me by Emma Kennedy
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!, 5 Jun 2010
This is a fantastic read, Emmas parents are legendary and this is the best book I have read this year.
I would agree with everyone else who has given this a 5 star review and the very fact that the good reviews outweigh the bad reviews by a considerable margin only confirms the humour contained within!