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Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (38 of 60)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 834,718 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 60
The Death Of You And Me ~ Noel Gallagher
The Death Of You And Me ~ Noel Gallagher
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Honestly, this isn't a good single. If anything the B-Side is better. 'The Death of You and Me' is part 'The Importance of Being Idle', with what I've always considered an ill-advised falsetto from his Noelness and part 'Lyla' with a plodding percussion which frankly gets on my nerves. Yes there's a brass section playing a swanky tune at the end, but all it does is put me in mind of subpar Tom Waits or one of those scenes in comedy films from the fifties where the main character wonders drunkenly out of a bar. The lyrics are typical of Noel Gallagher (ie. rather formulaic), but that was never a problem when the music was decent. 'The Good Rebel' is marginally better, but is again let down… Read more
Fantasies ~ Metric
Fantasies ~ Metric
Metric have always had a certain consciously 'cool' quality to them which has up until now somewhat overshadowed their music. Rather than fighting the pop sensibilities which let's be honest, are always going to come to dominate a keyboard centred indie band, they've finally embraced them and the results are that consistent combination of catchy AND cool which only occasionally fought its way out of 2005's 'Live It Out'. It's not a uniformly spectacular album, with 'Twilight Galaxy' dragging on a bit too long, 'Gold Guns Girls' too repetitive and 'Stadium Love' just sub-par, but this is by far and away the best album Metric/Emily Haines has produced and there is a lot to be positive about… Read more
The Eraser ~ Thom Yorke
The Eraser ~ Thom Yorke
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is what Amnesiac would've sounded like if Johnny Greenwood was in a coma during its recording. You won't be surprised, it's lyrically bloody miserable and without the rest of Radiohead behind him to musically (this is music remember) articulate all of those sombre reflections Yorke is basically left complaining about the state of the modern world and how we all struggle with it (which, mind you, he does very well) with samples going on behind him. 'Black Swan' is the only stand alone track and even then it's nothing mind blowing...which is probably why no one has heard it since the summer of 2006. If Yorke had had any truly amazing tracks he was hardly going to put them out on this… Read more