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Folly ~ Kitchens Of Distinction
Folly ~ Kitchens Of Distinction
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anthems of Distinction, 16 Oct 2013
What an extraordinary album. Yes, KoD have evolved over the past many years. Who hasn't? But this album is not just music, it's catharsis and open heart surgery in a very fetching slipcase, and it's initially deeply moving--don't try reading the lyrics without a box of tissues handy! But it's music too, and after the second or third listen the great joyousness marinaded in the thing comes through. If not the most beautiful album I have ever heard, it's at least a contender. It's good to have them back.
Little Battles <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Battles-She-Makes-War/dp/artist-redirect/B0077VPCA8">She Makes War</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
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5.0 out of 5 stars She Makes Great Music, 14 Oct 2013
I saw She Makes War (Laura Kidd) playing solo as support for the magnificent Magic Numbers at the Nantwich Words and Music Festival last week (Oct 2013). That was the first time I'd heard or seen anything from this act, though Laura has a good number of years behind her in the music biz. Whilst the Numbers were superb, it's Laura's eccentric and eclectic performance that stuck with me, particularly her marching through the audience with her shoulder-mounted drum and her megaphone backed only by her cleverly wielded looping pedal. Her act was fresh and energetic, and the musicianship strong, and I bought both CDs that were on sale that night, this and Disarm, on the strength of that. I was… Read more
Still Life ~ The Listening Pool
Still Life ~ The Listening Pool
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
In terms of personnel, this is OMD minus Andy. In terms of sound this is nothing like an OMD album, this is The Listening Pool, the sound being laid back, clean, understated transatlantic, soulful. Beautifully crafted songs providing the ideal summer soundtrack.

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