J. Bradshaw

Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (28 of 40)
Location: Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,988,189 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 40
All That You Can't Leave Behind ~ U2
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
From fizzy pop to stagnate juice
I am a huge U2 fan, but I don't recognize my band on this record. It's flat and totally lacking any of the fizz of U2's previous albums. Achtung baby, Zooropa, and Pop are mind-blowing records and set the standard for others to follow. All That You Can't Leave Behind is a very self-conscious album, which was born out of the band's worries over possible disproval from the mainstream music press, such as the once great NME and U2's lack of musically confidence - in other words, selling it to the masses.
All That You Can't Leave Behind is a well-crafted album. It's not awful, very much the opposite it's very beautiful. However, I just know that U2… Read more
I Ran : The Best Of ~ Flock Of Seagulls
I Ran : The Best Of ~ Flock Of Seagulls
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Remix of Gulls., 4 Mar 2006
As a completion album, it's not bad. The remixes are decent and worth taking a listen to. However, if you are after a Seagulls best of, don't get this one first. You would be better off picking one with a wider cross section of the Flock's original work.
However, I have given this album 4 stars, because the Seagulls are awesome. Furthermore, the original eight tracks that are on the album are classics; and remixes are well crafted.
Pop ~ U2
Pop ~ U2
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The title Pop suits this album. The moment you pop it on, it blasts out of your speakers. Pop is a real mofo of a record. This is not an album for little children; this is an album for grown ups. If you cannot handle the fusion of hardcore guitar, banging hip-hop beats and non-stop electro energy, then I am afraid Pop isn’t for you. May I suggest Radiohead or if they’re too hardcore for you, Cold Play.
This is U2’s most experiential record. Since Pop, U2’s work has been good, but not on the cutting edge as it was in the 90’s. Pop is the last in U2’s cyber punk collection. The two other albums that form the cyber punk trilogy are Achtung Baby and… Read more

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