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Twentysomething [Special Edition] ~ Jamie Cullum
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Never mind 'Is it jazz or is it pop?' Those of us who love jazz have been wasting our breath along these lines for longer than I've been alive. Does it work as music? Of course it does, and that's all that matters. I've just acquired some of the bossa nova recordings Stan Getz made with Astrud Gilberto, Luis Bonfa et al and I've no doubt the same sterile debate took place at the time about whether this could be proper jazz if it was so popular. Forget your categories, use your ears. If you do, you'll find that it's immediately obvious that Cullum is serious about jazz. His choice of material alone proves it. Devil Moon and Kick Out Of You might be obvious marks, but you can hardly say the… Read more
Despite Our Differences ~ Indigo Girls
Despite Our Differences ~ Indigo Girls
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
My late wife got me interested in the Indigo Girls but I haven't heard any of their stuff since Nomads Indians Saints, which is of course brilliant. I was apprehensive about buying this album in case it was a disappointment, but I needn't have been. I've listened to it over and over and it just gets better.

Although they harmonise together superbly, Amy's and Emily's songs are quite different, and that's their strength. There seems to be a tendency for people to be a bit sniffy about Amy's material, but for me Three County Highway and Dirt and Dead Ends stand comparison with anything you like. That takes nothing away from Emily, whose style I have always loved. Show me another… Read more
Halliburton Boardroom Massacre ~ David Rovics
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tonic, 10 Oct 2006
I saw Dave Rovics at the Crawley Folk Festival in summer, loved his songs and was amazed by his nerve. For an American to be this radical in public takes my breath away and gives me faith in the future. I listen to this all the time, cry, get angry and laugh. (Humour as well. Listen to 'Operation Iraqi Liberation' or 'Drink of the Death Squads' and imagine Tom Lehrer was a Marxist...)

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