Rawse

"rawseagull"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (73 of 90)
Location: Dorset, England.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,276,434 - Total Helpful Votes: 73 of 90
The Great Western ~ James Dean Bradfield
The Great Western ~ James Dean Bradfield
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brad and butter, 4 Oct 2006
The first Manic to go solo, James has drawn on the Mr. Sheen sound first heard on 'Everything Must Go' for his first solo outing, and overall this is a greater success and a very rewarding listen :0). It is immediately accessible; a polished, earthy and mature rock sound that shows his natural instinct for and talent with trad guitar rock. It contrasts sharply with Nicky's solo effort and shows how much musicianship Bradders brings to the band. This album hits hard not by courting controversy, but with tunes, musicianship, coherent tales and vast choruses. Frankly, this eclipses the last two Manics albums which, although very good, did not fully convey that passion and intelligence the band… Read more
Bossanova ~ Pixies
Bossanova ~ Pixies
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps more so than any other Pixies album, this album showed that the band <had ideas and weren't just kids to say the least>. Here the group were keen to try slightly more conventional lyrics and a smoother, cleaner sound. It is a marvellously listenable album, although still retaining that cult appeal of Doolittle and Surfer Rosa. Many potential singles are the sign of a truly classic album, and this has at least eight - maybe more. The Pixies showed that you didn't have to be sullen and pouting to make a great indie record - just woollen and shouting. You'll love it.
Bang ~ Jesus Lizard
Bang ~ Jesus Lizard
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Well, after having seen the Lizard live more than once I can say that they were one of the best experiences ever - hilarious and intense. However this album is, at best, mediocre. If it is their last release it's not a good testament because it is so scrappy - the recording quality varies hugely and most fans will have the studio recordings of the live tracks (mostly taken from 'Lash'). Some oddities such as 'Gladiator' and the cover versions, particularly the hilarious 'Anna', will raise a chuckle. However, you are best off with 'Shot' (now sadly deleted) as well as the inimitable 'Down'.