D. Moseley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (23 of 34)
Location: Solihull England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 726,842 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 34
Head Like A Rock  (2CD Expanded Edition) ~ Ian McNabb
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not all rockin guitar, 20 Mar 2013
This is a really good record, but unlike the impression given by Allmusic, for example, this is not a 60 minute series of raw, guitar-heavy rock. As the liner notes on this reissue explain, Crazy Horse feature on four of the 10 tracks and I would argue only the first two are typical of the guitar workouts familiar to fans of Neil Young. The rest of the record is quite varied, including gospel tinged songs, 60s influenced tracks and acoustic numbers. The bonus CD is worth it for the first track alone, although I happily skip tracks 6 and 7. This did not shout buy me when it was first released and hearing it now I am kind of sorry I did not take the plunge.
The Double Cross ~ Sloan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tunes great band, 20 Aug 2011
Sloan are massive in Canada, but little heard elsewhere and this record will probably not change that. Power pop fans I know are blissfully unaware of Sloan and that is a shame. Since shedding the slightly confused sound of the very early records, recent releases have been chock full of hook laden rock. This latest album is marked by the sublime segue of 'Follow The Leader' into 'The Answer Was You' and this is worth the admission alone, particularly as this leads into the great 'Unkind'. Nothing quite matches this, but the closer 'Laying So Low' is an exceptional rock ballad. Much of this band's back catalogue is worth exploring and it would be great to see them live here in the uk.
Backspacer (Limited Edition Gatefold Sleeve) ~ Pearl Jam
4.0 out of 5 stars They still got it, 10 Sep 2010
I had I not bought a PJ record since Vitalogy, but caught up with them again at Hard Rock Calling. I got Backspacer soon after. What struck me on first hearing is how mainstream it is and I was intitially perplexed. However after a few plays the melodies really sink in, and it is a record where the slower number are real quality.

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