Mr. J. D. Barbour

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Bristol, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,445,619 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
The Wishing Chair ~ 10,000 Maniacs
The Wishing Chair ~ 10,000 Maniacs
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Folk beauty, 20 Dec 2006
This is *by far* my favourite 10,000 Maniacs album - like many others I was blown away by seeing them back in the 80s on The Tube, Natalie Merchant spinning like a whirling dervish to the soaring My Mother The War. On this album her singing is (deliberately) obscure, teasing the listener into trying to work out what she's singing about. Poetic intimations of meaning and message rather than being fed everything on a plate, as the band do on later albums (somewhat disappointingly). The tunes and arrangements are often beautiful and sometimes haunting, and you feel somehow connected to an almost lost folk history. Just wonderful.
Mental Maths 1: Vol 1 by Anita Straker
Mental Maths 1: Vol 1 by Anita Straker
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
These questions and problems are kind of interesting but they are _not_ mental maths material, it's pencil and paper stuff really.
Nordeste Brasil ~ Nordeste Brasil
Nordeste Brasil ~ Nordeste Brasil
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Brazil, 15 Oct 2004
These songs are just amazing. Authentic. Infectious. Someone with *very* good taste compiled this CD.

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