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Open Heart Zoo ~ Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo ~ Martin Grech
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
As with most people, my only experience of the music on this album was the 30 second or so snippet from the Lexus ad which everyone seems to have been raving about. In true fashion though, there's no sign of it being released as a single so I stumped up the cash for the whole album prepared for the fact that I might hate the rest of it. I was pleased then to discover that contrary to fears I didn't. By a long way.
The already much-bandied around Radiohead/Muse comparisons are, it has to be said, fully justified. Grech's vocal stylings are very much from the Thom Yorke/Matt Bellamy school. However, providing you're willing to look past the influences he wears on his sleeve, Open Heart… Read more
A New Day Has Come ~ CÚline Dion
A New Day Has Come ~ CÚline Dion
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Considering her last two albums sold roughly 5 squillion copies each, you could forgive Celine Dion for resting on her laurels. It's lucky then, that her first English album proper for four years shows little evidence of this. One small gripe I have always had is that Celine's albums tend too much towards the big power ballads, with a token couple of heavy handed dance/R&B numbers. While there's no doubting that the huge emotional numbers are her forte, fifteen or so back to back can get a bit draining.
This problem has been largely avoided on 'A New Day Has Come' thanks to a clutch of bouncy mid-tempo songs in the same vein as 'That's The Way It Is' (from 'A Decade Of Song'), which… Read more
The Collector's Series Vol.1 ~ CÚline Dion
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I'm bemused that some people think this has been released "by Celine" to please the fans. It absolutely reeks of a cheap money-grabbing exercise.
Precisely 3 of these 16 tracks are not readily available elsewhere. The Power Of The Dream (from the '96 Olympics) is the only *proper* rare song, the others being a Japanese version of Be The Man and a Spanish version of All By Myself (whoopee! I don't think). No thought has been given to the tracklisting or ordering, consequently it runs like someone's home-compiled favourites tape, in fact it probably is!
There's nothing wrong with the songs themselves, in fact some of them are among my favourite Celine tracks and for… Read more