Mrs. Julie Hogg

"Julie Hogg"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (28 of 32)
Location: Tyne and Wear United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,728,842 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 32
Speak For Yourself ~ Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself ~ Imogen Heap
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
After listening to nought but the Cocteau Twins for the last two years, I heard Hide & Seek being played by my daughter and was hooked. She did the research and I bought this album. It's difficult to do it justice in a few sentences but long paragraphs make me want to log out so I'll keep it succinct. This album is fresh,original,lyrically perfect and musically accomplished. Imogen does it all herself and I admire that. Electronic instruments, loops, midi etc suffused with acoustic ones and songs which you remember even when your MP3 player is long switched off. I'm've been warned! Mark my words, this girl is going to be massive in the next year or two!
Blue Bell Knoll ~ Cocteau Twins
Blue Bell Knoll ~ Cocteau Twins
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treat for your ears, 8 Aug 2006
I've been a fan since 1983 when it all began with the band and this album is my favourite. If we look at their albums as stages on a journey then this album marked a turning point on their journey. Technically brilliant, it has lost the softness of Treasure and smoothed out the punkiness of Head Over Heels and Garlands (all albums after Garlands are less edgy, they were young and inexperienced and Garlands reflects this). The opening track is my favourite all time track because the second it starts it has you ensnared and Liz Fraser's voice soars on this track and the vocal brilliance is maintained throughout the whole album, culminating in 'Ella Megalast Burls Forever', a closing track… Read more
Lullabies to Violaine: Singles and Extended Plays &hellip ~ Cocteau Twins
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect History, 2 Jan 2006
For me, a fan since 1983 and the same age as Liz Fraser, this album is like a walk down Memory Lane. It's a rare and wonderful thing to get a band's singles/EP back catalogue in one magnificent opus. I got this as a Christmas present and spend all day Boxing Day listening to it. To try and pick highlights would be futile so I won't try. Get some good headphones (Grado are good), lie back and immerse yourself in it. Adjectives run out...joyful, stunning, perfect.