Jamie Owen-John

"Jamie OJ"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)
Location: Stockport UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,811,822 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
Keep It Together ~ Guster
Keep It Together ~ Guster
5.0 out of 5 stars KIT, 3 May 2006
I like all of Guster's albums. I don't really have a definite favourite, it depends what mood I'm in really. Keep It Together is without doubt the band's cheeriest release. Almost every track practically overflows with summeriness compared to the darker folk indie pop whatever on Lost and Gone Forever and Goldfly (both also great albums). Amsterdam is the highlight everyone seems to pick out, but there are lots of other great songs as well, including Homecoming King and I Hope Tomorrow Is Like Today (which I couldn't resist pointing out to my friend that I knew when it popped up in the film Wedding Crashers). Definitely one for a summer's day, possibly outside on a deckchair with a beer.
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun ~ Sigur Rós
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
For some reason people call this an album. It's really a story, an unpredictable story (for the first time you listen to it anyway) that takes you to a lot of strange and wonderful places. Sigur Ros only properly came into the public eye in the UK when they released Takk..., and if that's the only SR you've heard then Ágćtis Byrjun may surprise you. It's as dark compared to Takk as the deep blue of the album cover suggests and singer Jonsi's vocals are nowhere near as falsetto as on Takk. There are two ways to listen to this, either get it on your car's CD player when driving through the Icelandic countryside in winter or just stick it on your headphones whilst lying in bed with the… Read more
Du Och Jag Döden ~ Kent (Swedish band)
Du Och Jag Döden ~ Kent (Swedish band)
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The thing that's such a shame about Kent is that the fact that, since nearly all their songs are in their native Swedish, you can't find them in the UK without looking very hard. Nobody's heard of them and now you can't even find the English language versions of Isola and Hagnesta Hill in the shops. Du och Jag Döden bases itself on what made Hagnesta Hill so popular in Sweden, first class deep and dark guitar based melodies and intricate and often quite emotional lyrics (if you can understand them), and takes it on further. I honestly don't think there's a single weak track on this album, though that doesn't stop the opening trio of Fyrahundra Slag, Du Är Ĺnga and Den Döda… Read more

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Hagnesta Hill ~ ケント
Hagnesta Hill ~ ケント