C. Gumm

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (16 of 21)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,477,215 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 21
Neon Bible ~ Arcade Fire
Neon Bible ~ Arcade Fire
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I almost feel that writing 'Guaranteed Best of 2007' would say enough, but it really wouldn't do it justice.

This is a classic. From first til last. Haunting arrangments. Macabre lyrics. But at the same time remains beautifully uplifting throughout.

Black Mirror kicks it off perfectly and is followed by an obvious future single in 'Keep The Car Running'. 'Black Wave' is, in my opinion, the best track on the album, but the Springsteenesque 'Antichrist Television Blues' comes a very close second place.

Overall, this album is more finished than Funeral. I hope that it does not just become a cult album like its predecessor, as it deserves to be loved and… Read more
Personality: One Was A Spider. One Was A Bird ~ The Sleepy Jackson
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
After watching them live in a small Bristol club in 2003, I fell in love with the Sleepy Jackson. The mini-album, released that same year, featured 8 of the most perfect songs and provided promise and excitement for the release of the full length album later that year. When 'Lovers' was released, it was a wonderful - if not confusing - album. But as any Luke Steele fan will know, this was totally in line with the bands state of mind. The varying styles of each song made it difficult to listen and love the entire album.

Now comes 'Personality...', and what an absolute stunner this is. 13 tracks, all going in the same direction but still never lacking in invention. 'You Needed… Read more

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