J. Bilby

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (237 of 264)
Location: Kingston, New Hampshire United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 453,123 - Total Helpful Votes: 237 of 264
The Minutes ~ Alison Moyet
The Minutes ~ Alison Moyet
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I've been a fan of Alison Moyet's work since she hit it big with Yazoo and her solo work over the past (30 years?) can't be! Her voice has always been her spade in the game and when I saw the two video's for the new stuff and starting reading the buzz, I knew something special was brewing and sure enough "the minutes" arrives. I got to hear it all on Huffington and I was floored, not only are her vocals daring and modern, but the music rides along with each other like they were made for one another. Even though I've been through the whole 80's scene as a 20 something in the states, I always have my ear out for something that is able to bring back the feelings from that period yet sound up… Read more
Hunting High And Low (Deluxe Edition) ~ a-ha
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
One of my favorites from the mid 1980's, "Hunting High and Low" Aha's first classic collection is finally remastered and released as this fine band calls it a day. With all the music that came out during the 80's this one stood out from the pack. That angelic vocal delivery of lead singer Morten Harket combined with a band that was really
mature(and played real instruments). Moody and atmospheric with songs that soared and in all the emotions of guys in a band in their 20's so far away from their home in Norway. I could not stop listening to these songs, I was so deep into the likes of David Bowie, Grace Jones, Lene Lovich, The Smiths, Propaganda, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen to… Read more
Foot Of The Mountain ~ a-ha
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Its great to hear what has made this band such a pleasure to listen
to all these years into their evolution. This new one Foot of the mountain
takes me back to my youth for sure but it also reminds me how influential
this group has been to so many "current" top pop/rock bands. When I listen
to A-ha I hear so many great bands of my past, snippets of The Beatles
and The Moody Blues ride along like a long lost ghost(but that is not
a bad thing, its classic music that never gets old). A-ha have redefined
themselves again for a new generation of music lovers. Morten Harkets
soaring vocals always amaze and on this collection shines brighter than
ever… Read more