Sam Bennis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (55 of 65)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,903,603 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 65
Scars Of The Midwest ~ Blueneck
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars oooo lovely, 22 May 2006
I purchased this album from the drunken bassist of this wonderful (Mogwai meets Radiohead if you like) band about 3 months ago. I had just witnessed what can only be said as 40 minutes of blissful pleasure. 'Scars of...' starts off so well in portraying the band's qualities. A humming guitar gradually, getting louder and louder until it climaxes with a thundering crash of piano as 'Judas Judas' rolls in. The album continues and some of the most beautifully crafted post-rock gems unfold. Aside from the music, the artwork and paper-casing is lovely and they're all an extremely nice bunch of guys. Seeing them live is a must!
Where The Humans Eat ~ Willy Mason
Where The Humans Eat ~ Willy Mason
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This took me a while to do. I wrote a review of the Untitled EP the day after I saw him and bought the CD. I had to listen to this for a long time before it really sunk in. At first I thought, "Why with the drums, and extra instrumentation!"
If you had heard the EP before the album as I did, you may understand. It was beautiful with just his voice and strum of an acoustic. HOWEVER, now I understand. And I'm glad because now I enjoy this CD more than the EP. It has fantastic songs throughout, but I'm still not too sure about the new version of "Hard Hand To Hold." I still think it sounded better on the EP. Otherwise a clear 5 star album, BUY!
Brighten The Corners ~ Pavement
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece? I'd say!, 21 Nov 2004
This is definetly the best Pavement album. A lot of people would say that 'Slanted....' is, but I couldn't see how. As a whole, its perfect and the songs individually are the best. Its a lot more accessible than the others, so everyone can enjoy it, plus it has 'Transport Is Arranged' on it. The riff that I can't stop rocking to every time I hear it. Along with that track it also contains 'Stereo', 'Type Slowly' and the sublime 'Embassy Row'. What more could you want.
But don't get me wrong, the other albums are fantastic...but just aren't as incredible as this.