Olly Hibble

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (18 of 21)
Location: Cambridgehsire UK
 

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Mechanical Animals ~ Marilyn Manson
Mechanical Animals ~ Marilyn Manson
5.0 out of 5 stars COPS & QUEERS!, 27 Dec 2013
Manson has always fascinated me as an intelligent and Avant garde performance artist. His art goes beyond "rock genres" and is more akin to theatre or (at times) a grotesque pantomime. I brought this album on its release and then after many listens consigned it to my collection. This year I revisited it on the account that I became interested (as a bassist) in Jordie Whites playing, technique and style. From my perspective this is his(Whites) finest outing and as a bassist he drives the album forward. Track for track it maintains a strong and consistent groove with Manson's writing and direction becoming stronger than ever. All the songs could be mentioned individually for their own unique… Read more
The Sky's Gone Out ~ Bauhaus
The Sky's Gone Out ~ Bauhaus
Interestingly enough BAUHAUS were a band I despised as an adolescent. Everyone else "Got Them", they looked cool, cool kids dug them, damn their album covers were intense, as was the birthing of "Goth Culture", BUT I couldn't stand their music, it made no sense to me, it was to me, at that time, bloody awful!!!

Fast forward 20 (or so) years. A good friend of mine lent me a copy, which I saw on his CD Shelf, out of personal interest. On first inhalation, it was nostalgic and "quaint" but after 2 or 3 listens I began to discover this album as an, almost, work of art. Its quirky and has a lyrical appeal that was wasted on my adolescent years. Murphy and co make records with their… Read more
Soulforce Revolution ~ 7 Seconds
Soulforce Revolution ~ 7 Seconds
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolution in my head!, 30 Jan 2013
Quite simply one the the best albums I have ever heard. Obviously a complete change in direction from walk together rock together, but different does not mean worse or bad. Every song is well crafted arranged and performed, lyrically 7 Seconds have matured greatly and whereas angst is still present an almost poetic and entrancing musical-lyrical combination consumes the listener. I can't think of another band that took such a risk and its paid of massively (maybe Sandinista by The Clash).

Go, Go now, buy this album!

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