E. C Goodstein

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (172 of 184)
Location: Northern CA United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 132,168 - Total Helpful Votes: 172 of 184
Albert Ball's Flying Aces ~ Albert Ball's Flying Aces
Albert Ball's Flying Aces ~ Albert Ball's Flying Aces
A brilliant and way fun album that is more than just camp nostalgia. These folks really know how to play ragtime era jazz
and seem to have total commitment to the sounds. And it's great to hear this kind of music with modern technology/sound. Nice
contributions from vocalist Patricia Hammond on a few too , who adds a slice of salon refinement. If yes, retro, done with
intelligence and verve. If you like early jazz, British musicals, Noel Coward, or even some of the sounds of Woody Allen
films, you'll probably like this one.
April March and Aquaserge ~ April March And Aquaserge
April March and Aquaserge ~ April March And Aquaserge
Another very fine album by March. If very much on the 'sunshine pop/French yeah-yeah & Gainsbourg,' with touches of
psychedelic and Stereolab side of her work. That said, the album reveals new, distinctive layers and quirks with each listen I
think. I think anyone who likes her work (especially the past several years) will enjoy it as I do. Also, there's quite a bit of variety within the basic sound structure. I wish they had 4 1/2 stars because that's really what I would rate it.
Battleplan ~ Bella Hardy
Battleplan ~ Bella Hardy
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I like all of Bella Hardys albums, and this one no less. I think it's interesting the way she weaves the 'tradition' and traditional
themes and music into her own point of view and personal concerns. A few of the songs are a little on the 'folk pop' side of
things for me, if not bad either, so I rate it a just a little bit below her last fantastic one, 'Dark Peak and the White,' and 'Night Visiting' and 'Songs Lost and Stolen.' That said though, a terrific modern British folk album and she's one my very favorite younger artists.

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