A. I. Ogilvy

"Al"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 767,040 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 12
Tales from the Engine Room ~ Marillion
4.0 out of 5 stars Breath of fresh air, 22 Sep 2012
A remix album unlike most of the competition. This is truly something different. Emotive, stirring, haunting, all these words apply. You dont have to love the original album (But how could you not?) to love this. Give it a go.
Sounds That Can't Be Made ~ Marillion
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Others have already said it...Its been a long wait for a new studio album, but wow, has it been worth it! I admit it, I do love marillion, but recent albums have been a little dissapointing for me. Sure there are a few stand out tracks on Happiness is The Road, and yes, Less is More is interesting and presents a different take on familiar tunes, but really, I have to say, the last 5 star item they did as far as I'm concerned was Brave, still a much treasured album to me. This however , IMHO, tops everything. Its a definitive statement by a band on stunning creative form. If you're one of those people who stopped listening to marillion when Fish left, give this a listen. Its not the same… Read more
Diminishing Returns ~ DJ Shadow
Diminishing Returns ~ DJ Shadow
5.0 out of 5 stars Headripping !, 4 Dec 2011
The second CD of this set, the Party Paks, is the finest mix CD I've ever heard. Talk about strange archeaology!!! Some of these tracks (Mostly late 60's early 70's I assume) are absolute gems! Many of them can possibly only be heard now on this disc and in Shads own private collection. Theres a whole on line quest to identify many of these lost gems and find copies. The last mix especially contains two absolute Psych soul delights, the last track in the mix, of which even Shadow knows very little( the original is in poor condition apparently and label is virtually unreadable, but the band are called "Smiles" )is a real treasure. I can only bemoan the criminality of something this good… Read more