Mr. I. J. Weston

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (13 of 18)


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Kid A ~ Radiohead
Kid A ~ Radiohead
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boundary breaking, 7 May 2011
As I write this short piece, 408 reviews have been posted; the most I have seen for the majority of music albums, showing what a polemic album this proved to be. When it was released there was nothing in the musical space to compare to. This album followed the rocky 'The Bends' and record smashing 'OK Computer', and led to the shedding of many Radiohead disciples who sold their Kid A copies on Ebay and never returned. The critics sharpened their knives (ironically) and began to write (I can remember reading the reviews now) egregious reviews. Kid A shaped what Radiohead proved to be and still are, unweilding and uncommercial shapers of contemporary music. I will not fall into a matt song by… Read more
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy &hellip by Stieg Larsson
5.0 out of 5 stars Anti hero supreme, 7 May 2011
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D.James, Reginald Hill, Agatha Christie; this Trilogy turns the whole genre on its head. Undoubtedly the best anti-hero of the last 150 years of crime fiction is created in this trilogy. Nothing will come close to this for years to come, I hate the word, but the three books read together are "awesome".
The King of Limbs ~ Radiohead
The King of Limbs ~ Radiohead
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5.0 out of 5 stars Master Artists, 7 May 2011
I have never heard their debut album (apart from the song Creep) and since being passed a walkman to listen to the Bends on a train holiday touring Spain in 1995 I have never looked back. Their latest work, the 'EP' King of Limbs continues to be as unpredictable as their previous works. This is the album that Yorke's solo album 'Black Swan', could have been if he had incorporated the rest of the band, the richness added is obvious.

Radiohead strike a chord in me that no other alternative band come close to doing, their erudite and free thinking music leave the pretenders in their wake. The emotion in their music is as strong as ever. The electronic influence remains, first heard… Read more

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