R. Fraser

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (25 of 43)
Location: Devon


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,773,218 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 43
The Eraser ~ Thom Yorke
The Eraser ~ Thom Yorke
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Eraser, 4 Dec 2006
There is one anoying niggle with this album. Every time you listen to a track you can't help thinking what would happen if the full band were to be unleashed upon these tracks. Although, this is really interesting to listen to because you get Thom Yorke straight up making music how he wants to without the compromise of working with other people, which at times is real genius.

Anyway, about the album. I remeber buying this on the day it was released, eagearly anticipating a masterpiece, and after having lisened to it three or four times, feeling a bit let down by the lack of standout tracks (minus the eraser, analyse and black swan.) I found if you persevere with this it becomes… Read more
OK Computer ~ Radiohead
OK Computer ~ Radiohead
4 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok Computer, 29 Oct 2006
The thing about this album is that it is actually overhyped too much by fans and the media. I myself am a big Radiohead fan but find it irritating when people go on and on about this, there is more to Radiohead then Karma Police and No Surprises. That said, it is a great album, with some brilliant tracks like Exit Music, Climbing Up The Walls and The Tourist. Aklthough there isn't a bad track on this album, I just find it a bit too easy going sometimes, something like Kid A takes time to appreciate in all its glory, Ok Computer can be quite unchallenging sometimes in comparison.

Basically, if you want a great album that you can chuck on and chill out, then get this, but don't… Read more
Brand New Second Hand ~ Roots Manuva
Brand New Second Hand ~ Roots Manuva
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
...sometimes its just not cohesive enough to be given 5 stars. Not to say its a bad album, just doesn't flow well enough at times. The first time I listened to it, I was blown away by movements and motion 5000, I echo what other people have said, they are the two best tracks on the album and some of the finest tracks Roots Manuva has done ever. Although the problem lies with this in a way, halfway through the album you need something amazing, inspirational, almost daunting to certify a full listen, and unfortunately I don't think it has that killer edge. Tracks like sinking sand and clockwork are good tunes but decidely average for Roots Manuva, and sometimes you just can't be bothered to… Read more

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