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A. Moynihan

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (36 of 43)
Location: Ireland
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,551,703 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 43
Gigantic: The Story of Frank Black and the "Pi&hellip by John Mendelssohn
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Now boys and girls, gather around for today's lesson - how NOT to write a music biography. Just read about five chapters of Gigantic by John Mendelssohn and that's your lesson complete. This is one of the most frustrating pieces of pulp-based drivel that I've ever had the misfortune to read, and purchase with my hard earned money. A few pages in and it becomes all too obvious by his pretentious style of writing (eg, sixty word long sentences) that this is an ego-fuelled merry-go-round for John Mendelssohn and us suckers are along for the ride. The book is bereft of the objectivity you might expect from a journalist. Instead John Mendelssohn is almost telling us "Look at me! I'm the star… Read more
Superman The Movie [DVD] [1978] <b>DVD</b> ~ Christopher Reeve
Superman The Movie [DVD] [1978] DVD ~ Christopher Reeve
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Moynihan, 10 Oct 2003
I first saw 'Superman, the Movie' when I was only 8 years old. I remember sulking before watching it because my mother wouldn't let me see Jaws 2 which was on the previous night. Furthermore, I assumed Superman would be crap anyway. But I was in for a surprise...

Superman the Movie blew me away, even moreso than Star Wars. I was absolutely flabbergasted by this, the most magical three hours of my childhood. It was an epic of all proportions ... brilliant characters, drama, effects, photography, story, romance, music, etc...

I even remember going to bed that first night and being unable to sleep because my mind had gone into overdrive, thinking about the movie I had… Read more
In the Garden ~ Eurythmics
In the Garden ~ Eurythmics
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew Moynihan, 10 Oct 2003
Why has this fantastic album slipped through the annals of music history, without the faintest recognition of a classic?? It is absolutely fantastic! I really dig the morose, yet beautiful vocals mixed up with those eerie and inventive guitare sounds to produce an overall mood and melody contained in 10 great tracks (particularly English Summer and Never Gonna Cry Again).
This album relies on the type of minimalism that exudes a non-pompous brilliance, making many albums of the early 80's great, such as Boy Don't Cry from the Cure or Garlands from Cocteau Twins.
If anything, I think that their follow-up album was quite a disappointment, apart from tracks "Sweet Dreams", "Love Is A… Read more