J. Nicholls

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (14 of 17)
Location: northants


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,823,016 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 17
Brilliant ~ Ultravox
Brilliant ~ Ultravox
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
to a die hard ultravox fan this seemed a fantasy 3 or 4 years ago. Now following the reunion tours we have a new album.
Cutting edge it isn't - but I am not looking for Ultravox to sound cutting edge - I want Ultravox sounding like Ultravox with great tunes. For the most part it delivers - songs like Fall and Contact are genuinely brilliant, whilst the title track, Live and Flow are classic Ultravox.

Five months on from it's release I still listen to it regularly and enjoy it immensely.

Thank you guys for giving your fans a new Ultravox album, that is true to your style and of great quality.
10 ~ Midge Ure
10 ~ Midge Ure
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
An album of gentle interpretations of songs that mean a lot to Midge, and after eight years wait for a new studio album there was a lot of expectation.

Sadly a couple of the songs are poor, most disappointing are his versions of Goodbye to Love and Alfie.

Others are a pleasant listening experience but not classics.

Highlights for me are Man of the World, Day after Day, Song for While I'm Away and Nevermore - all classic Midge.

This album needed some more upbeat moments to give it a much needed injection of energy and vigour to make it better than average. Sadly average is what it is overall, inspite of a few gems.
Outernational ~ Billy Mackenzie
Outernational ~ Billy Mackenzie
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but wonderful, 11 Aug 2006
The best singer to emerge from the 1980's, this album was an attempt at a comeback.

The songs Outernational, Baby, Sacrifice & be sacrificed, What made me turn on the lights and In Windows All are brilliant.

The rest of the album has typical early 90's production values, however the vocal on each song is excellent.