M. Wade

"Rock n Roll Preacher"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (14 of 17)
Location: Wirral, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 504,150 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 17
Visitors ~ ABBA
Visitors ~ ABBA
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs revisiting !, 22 Jun 2013
Unfortunately, I have to agree with the reviews here that criticise the sound of this cd. Sometimes you read negative comments about an item but think it's just someone being overly-fussy. Well, the one thing that can be said about this cd is, someone hasn't been overly-fussy about the sound mix on The Visitors DELUXE!! edition. It's a disgrace. I can't believe Bjorn or Benny have heard this mix and given it their blessing. The Visitors is an exceptional album by ABBA. It contains some of their best work (if not their best). Songs and melodies to pull at the heartstrings; melancholy, uplifting and beautiful are all contained here (not sure about Two For The Price Of One though). Still, my… Read more
Time ~ Rod Stewart
Time ~ Rod Stewart
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABOUT TIME, 25 May 2013
Bought this on a whim, after catching a bit of his BBC concert last week. Am I glad I did... oh yes! Every track is either hummable, singalongable, danceable, memorable. Rod Stewart is back in the fold (bit like Mr Bowie). I was never attracted to the American Songbook stuff (however well he sang them) but this, Time is wonderful. Not ground-breaking, not pushing the envelope but just good enjoyable music. It has to be the summer album to listen to (when it's sunny!!). I've played it four times now (that's a rarity these days... an album you look forward to playing again). Every track is good but personal faves at the moment are: Live The Life, Time, Sexual Religion and Make Love To Me… Read more
Fall To Grace ~ Paloma Faith
Fall To Grace ~ Paloma Faith
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Box Of Nails, 7 Jun 2012
Paloma's first album 'Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful' was like opening a box of delights. This second offering 'Fall To Grace' is more like opening a box of nails (cold, steely and emotionless), all thanks to some awful production from Nelee Hooper. Don't get me wrong, Paloma has come up with some good emotional lyrics here and a few good melodies but, they have lost any potential of being great songs due to what I can only call 'lazy' production. There are some good songs here, 30 Minute Love Affair, Black And Blue, Just Be and my personal favourite 'Let Your Love Walk In'. But take a track like Agony, a song with heartfelt lyrics turned into a Europop recording; it's agony… Read more