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Wonderful, Glorious ~ Eels
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Eels history seems to be repeating itself. The trilogy of albums that precedes 'Wonderful, Glorious' followed an emotional cycle from extroverted rock and ballads (Hombre Lobo) to maudlin introspection (End Times) through to optimistic recovery (Tomorrow Morning) that seemed to mimic Eels' earliest albums (Beautiful Freak, Electro-Shock Blues and Daisies of the Galaxy, respectively). 'Daisies of the Galaxy' was followed up with the guitar-laden and barn-storming 'Souljacker' and in a way 'Wonderful, Glorious' follows this pattern, being very much a balls-out, grizzled, straight-up blues rock record.

Most of the songs have been written during sessions with the whole band and this… Read more
Nanobots ~ They Might Be Giants
Nanobots ~ They Might Be Giants
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Being a latter-day TMBG fan is a frustrating experience. I know they are still capable of writing and releasing great songs, but the last decade has been so full of lacklustre-to-inconsistent albums it makes me almost dread forthcoming records. Some of their better work in this period has appeared in podcasts and on their children's albums, or on contemporaneous albums like 'Cast Your Pod to the Wind' where they could really break loose and raise their freak flag. So it was with fairly low expectations that I listened to 'Nanobots'.

It feels like around the time of 'Mink Car', when they were also working on 'No!', the guys' foray into kid's music forced them to make a considered… Read more
The Directors Cut - A New Years Revolution [DVD] [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Fantomas
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you are a fan of the band then you should know what to expect; a thrillingly tight and intense performance of all the songs from The Director's Cut along with an encore of 'Simply Beautiful' and 'Chariot Choogle'. If you're not already a fan then I would say this is as good an introduction to Fantomas or even the world of Patton side-projects as you are going to find.

The footage is first-rate; there seem to be cameras everywhere. There's already some griping in the reviews about the post-production, which is cool at best, distracting at worst. Personally I enjoyed most of the effects and the attempt to make this more like a music video. And if there's any band that wacky… Read more

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