T. Brooks

Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (9 of 13)
Location: Leeds, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,280,154 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 13
Born To Run ~ Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run ~ Bruce Springsteen
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Ill keep it short, there isnt anything else to say really.

It's not only one of, if not the, best albums in my collection, it's also the most consistent. The album plays like most songwriters' greatest hits packages - I would find it difficult to leave out any of the songs on this album when I played it. Much like Neil Young's 'Harvest' or Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours', it's a masterpiece in consistency as well as quality.

I don't hesitate to recommend it as, in the opinion of one 19-year-old student from Yorkshire, the best album ever.
Reign In Blood ~ Slayer
Reign In Blood ~ Slayer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a grower, 15 Oct 2007
First off, I hated this album. I wasn't a Slayer fan at all, and the heaviest cd in my collection at the time was Metallica's 'Master of Puppets'. Having bought it at the insistence of a mate, I thought, what a waste of 10 quid. I refused to give up though, mainly because he kept going on about it, and after a few headache-inducing listens I started thinking, This. Is. Brilliant.

What can I say that if you're reading this you don't know already? It's full of hatred and anger, the lyrics are really disturbed, its very very fast and very very heavy, and the musicians know their stuff. Etc.

Basically, its a fantastic 35 minutes of squealing solos, grinding riffs, pounding… Read more
Plays Metallica By Four Cellos ~ Apocalyptica
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'll start off by saying that I'm not into classical music or anything like that, and this is basically the first cello-heavy album I've heard. So this is new to me, and it's fairly obvious even from the concept that it's going to take a while to get used to. However I've given it four or five listens which is normally enough for me.

Good points straight off - it's a really interesting idea: the solos and some of the interludes (James' solo on 'Master of Puppets' stands out) are obviously classically influenced and it shows here - they sound beautiful on cello. The musicianship, as far as I can tell, is good enough for the songs as I can't pick out any dropped notes or errors. A… Read more