J. M. Smekar

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (14 of 15)
Location: Michigan, United States
Birthday: 12 Mar


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,795,823 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 15
This Delicate Thing We've Made ~ Darren Hayes
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delicate Masterpiece, 21 Aug 2007
I've been anticipating the new music for months, and when I got it, I was not disappointed at all.

As usual, Darren is a lyrical genius who can touch your heart and soul with his words. The musical parts are very different on each song. Its not a typical pop album where each song sounds similar.

Each song is unique in its own way lyrically and musically. Alot of artists have songs that sound similar in terms of music and lyrics, but each of Darren's songs is not that way.

He was not afraid to explore the depths of his heart and soul during the writing process, and some of the songs remind me of his last cd "The Tension and The Spark" which was not an… Read more
The Tension and the Spark ~ Darren Hayes
The Tension and the Spark ~ Darren Hayes
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sparkling Album!!!, 27 Sep 2004
I have to say this album is THE best Darren has done in terms of vocals and lyrics here. For me being a writer too, reading the lyrics book as I was listening to the cd, more of songs have grown on me, and more I listen to them the more I will enjoy them.
At a Listening Party after one listen a few tracks really stood out to me: Dublin Sky, Darkness, Unlovable, I like the way and I forgive you. The rest were in the middle and would grow on me eventually.
Now that I have listened properly one time through (and have cd on repeat in my player), the following tracks in order of my favorites: Dublin Sky, I like the way, Darkness Popular, Unlovable, I Forgive You, and Hero.
The… Read more
Spin ~ Darren Hayes
Spin ~ Darren Hayes
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CD worth a "SPIN"!!!!!, 7 April 2002
Some songs fit more than one category - I have broken them down as follows:
For those in love: Insatiable, I Miss You, I Cant Ever Get Enough of You
For those longing for love again after a break up: Like It or Not, The Heart Wants What It Wants, I Miss You
For those who have had relationships gone bad: Strange Relationship, Heart Attack
Songs with meaning (social commentary, etc): Spin, Good Enough
To make you go on the dance floor and dance for a long time: Crush, Creeping up on You, What You Like
For a long romantic night: Insatiable, Dirty, What You Like
I have listened a great deal to the cd before breaking the songs into… Read more

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