Mr. M. Lewis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (18 of 21)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,854,842 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 21
History Of Modern ~ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
History Of Modern ~ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
4.0 out of 5 stars Promising return.., 18 Dec 2010
I really expected this album to go back to basics and be similar in style to A&M, especially given the attention it's received from the band and fans in recent years. Unfortunately it seems like the album is stuck between two ideas. The first one to be an upto date version of early OMD, the second to record a few pithy cringeworthy 'pop' tracks for good measure.

If the album was a 10/11 track with Pulse and The Future Past & Forever skipped, it would be a much better album. The first four tracks are excellent, Sometimes is a bit of a grower, while New Holy Ground, Green and The Right Side are classic OMD with a bit of mysteriousness thrown in, something that's too missing on the… Read more
Everything's The Rush ~ Delays
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Delays have been for sometime now Indie-pop's best kept secret. After their sparkling debut 'Faded Seaside Glamour' mixed Beach Boys-esque harmonies, with the coolness of the Stone Roses and the falsetto of the Cocteau's, the sky seemed the limit for this Southampton fourpiece.

Second album 'You See Colours' in many ways scaled new heights but somehow missed the public consciousness that was otherwise preoccupied with the new breed of retro 80's rockers like the Killers, and the street commentary of the Arctic's, Delays seemed to have missed a great opportunity to strike it big, despite being the freshest sounding band to emerge in over a decade, willing to mix electronics with… Read more
Peter Gabriel - Growing Up Live [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Gabriel
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning!, 16 Dec 2007
It's easy to compare this unfavorably to Secret World, because of the less flashy stage show, if anything though the songs are better performed (if that's possible!) and offer more diversity.

Secret World, Here Comes The Flood, and Digging In The Dirt are probably better live here than they are on record, Peter manages to express a power and emotion that was hard to translate onto the recorded versions of these great songs.

And there's still room for some great stage props, like the giant rubber ball which PG bounces around in during the brilliant 'Growing Up', the bicycle he rides around the stage while singing 'Solsbury Hill', and of course when he and his daughter… Read more

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