Ally Davids

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (55 of 61)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,531,631 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 61
Scott 4 ~ Scott Walker
Scott 4 ~ Scott Walker
43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
In the recording studio in 1993, Radiohead's Thom Yorke started to rehearse something with the working title of "Our Scott Walker Song". The song would eventually be released under the title "Creep" and it would become one of the greatest songs of the Nineties. Yet it wouldn't make it onto this album. Scott 4 is without a doubt the pinnacle of this remarkable man's catalogue and is one of the most beautifully atmospheric LP's ever made. It is an immensely varied work, from the charging brass intro to The Seventh Seal to the gentle acoustic strum of The Angels Of Ashes. However, the voice is the focal point, and behind Jeff Buckley, Scott Walker is probably the greatest… Read more
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, there are some people who won't get this book. People who will say it is too far-fetched, too blase, and too difficult to understand. It isn't. After two or three pages you get used to Welsh's remarkable gift for using phonetic dialect and you tend to forget that it's actually being used. Secondly, I disagree with other reviewers who say it is a comedic work. True, it is funny in parts and the film has actually enhanced the comedy angle, but overall the atmosphere purveyed in the novel is one of extreme sadness and sorrow. The characters are people that exist in every town in the u.k. The author has clearly not just written this book after watching a half_hour documentary on drug… Read more
Disintegration ~ The Cure
Disintegration ~ The Cure
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Magical Work...., 2 May 2002
From the first wind-chimed seconds of Plainsong, a sense of intense beauty is established. By the time the first minute is up, Robert Smith and co. will have completely swallowed you up with exquisite organ and skeletal guitar lines. Quite how an album of such beauty could have been created from such devastatingly sad lyrics will always remain a mystery, but it is definitely to the listeners benefit. The best songs are the afore-mentioned opener, the mesmerising Closedown, and the desperate ode to lost love The Same Deep Water As You. Should you decide to buy this album it may well become a much relied on part of your life. It is an excellent record to listen to in winter, where the… Read more