J. M. Wright

Helpful votes received on reviews: 56% (24 of 43)
Location: London, UK
Birthday: 22 Dec


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,697,652 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 43
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If your a fan of the Potter books I wouldn't recommend this book, especially if you expect anything similar at all in subject or style. The story is much more ground down in reality, the characters a lot rougher and full of problems.
The story began fairly well, with the death of Barry Fairbrother but as I continued, despite trying to be open minded, I found myself leaving the book on the shelf a lot of the time. The story is all too plain, the characters too much representing the sort of people on tabloid papers for it to be a particularly enjoyable experience reading. I felt like I'd seen all this all to often before to be particularly interested. J.K. Rowling clearly has some… Read more
Funnel Weaver ~ Buckethead
Funnel Weaver ~ Buckethead
This album is not for a newcomer to Buckethead's eccentric style. It consists of 49 short samples mostly under two minutes. The album does feel strangely hollow the first time you listen to it but if you are disappointed don't give up on it yet. The real strength of this album lies in following listens to the tracks and also the great sound from the samples such as "Comet Shower" where a fuzz sound bounces back from one side to the other. There are heavy, fast and sludgy guitar riffs, metallic clangs, and a fast paced break neck beat which fills out the short time of each song. There are no voice samples (or if there are, very little of them) so this is not at all like Bucketheadland… Read more
Merriweather Post Pavilion ~ Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion ~ Animal Collective
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something different..., 25 Oct 2009
This is a marmite album - you either love it or hate it. The tracks have a space-age feel too them that is unlike anything anything I have heard from a band before. The tunes are catchy, memorable and addictive- if you want to hear something different from the mundane that is the charts, this is the album for you.
However, the tunes can be a bit wearying, the singing annoying and the sound, if you turn it up too high, gives you a head splitting headache. You either get this album or you don't. There is one thing though that you have to acknowledge, whether you hate this album or not and that is this album isn't bogged down by normality. Every song has a touch of the surreal or the… Read more

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