CJ Scuffins

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (40 of 48)
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,786,340 - Total Helpful Votes: 40 of 48
I Wish I Could Have Loved You More ~ Candie Payne
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The end of a relationship is full of false dawns. Only they happen after dusk. Long grueling nights in which you resurrect shallow-buried resentments to fling in the face of your lover. Who responds in kind. Only kind is not exactly the word. But little matter, this is not the end. By morning the raging reality has given way to a bland lie: we love each other still. So it goes. Until one heart summons the courage to express itself honestly in the cold light of day. Forcing the other to face the truth. It's over.

Or is that just me?

Candie Payne's debut album is about lovers coming to terms with their love affairs. But this is a break-up record that steers clear of… Read more
We Can Create ~ Maps
We Can Create ~ Maps
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Sleep, shag, and make Mercury Prize-nominated albums, that's what. James Chapman aka Maps made the bulk of his aptly-titled debut LP We Can Create on an old 16-track recorder squeezed into his flat in Northampton, England. That's right, with noisy old instruments and ne'er a computer in sight. The neighbors must've kicked up murder.

What type of music had the Jones's banging on the wall? An updated version of "shoegaze", don't you know. That bookish older brother of a genre from the early 90s that championed droning guitars, whispery voices, trippy lyrics, and floppy fringes.

Shoegaze strove to create a specific feeling. Namely, that of being off your head on drugs. In… Read more