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Sue ~ Frazier Chorus
Sue ~ Frazier Chorus
5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I'd had Frazier Chorus's other 'successful' album, entitled Ray, for about 7 years on cassette. Originally, it was my intention to purchase this on CD. Apparently, it was deleted over a decade ago. Instead, and to compensate, I thought I'd extend my appreciation of the music. I know they're long-since defunct, appearing sporadically to churn out the old faves when anyone can remember who they were, but I genuinely thought that Sue could be just as good. I was wrong.
Unlike Ray, where every single track has its own story and slant on life, Sue just never delivers. Dream Kitchen, the first track and the band's first ever Top 75 hit, is a bit too..., well..., clever-clever. It does its… Read more
Heathen ~ David Bowie
Heathen ~ David Bowie
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven - not Heathen, 18 Jun 2002
If this review section were limited to just three words about each item, I would use the following to describe this new Bowie effort: Just simply breathtaking.
I was hesitant. Like the other reviewers, the cliche of "the best thing since Scary Monsters" and a "real return to form" initially made me run for the hills screaming out for Bowie to become the cult hero that he was in the 90s, though the chart hits deserted him.
I honestly believed it would be something of a stylistic progression of 'hours...' and having heard the first single release, Slow Burn, I expected a wholly different listening experience. That track oozes remnants of Scary Monsters tracks Teenage Wildlife and… Read more