Lloyd J. Griffiths

Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (38 of 56)
Location: Port Talbot, Wales


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,365,597 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 56
The Freedom Spark ~ Larrikin Love
The Freedom Spark ~ Larrikin Love
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparks of Brilliance, 6 Nov 2006
I first discovered larrikin love via the ever reliable wires of the internet some months ago, but my interest in the band only has really grown since i saw them supporting the Kooks in cardiff about 2 weeks ago. The live show was a welcome break from so many moody indie bands, with the band seeming to have to time of their life, and this mutual enjoyment has very much transferred to CD.

It is a great album, filled with several moments of inspiration, notably on the best tracks- Downing Street Kindling, Happy as Annie and Edwould are the stand out tracks which combine edgy guitar riffs which although inspired by indie seem to sound somewhat more open and more free, with a penchant… Read more
Tired Of Hanging Around ~ The Zutons
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 4 Oct 2006
This would have been far better as the zutons first album to be honest. If they swapped the way they have released their records, the first may have got the praise it deserves, because it is a superb album. Maybe i would also be able to see the better bits of this album, which although not brilliant, has several good moments, such as valerie( bit overplayed on radio now, but hey!) and why wont you gimme your love.

However, a lot of the album is samey and the lead singers voice doesn't quite suit the melodies as well as his birlliant scouse wail did on who killed the zutons?

Try a few songs, buy album no.1 first though.
Modern Times ~ Bob Dylan
Modern Times ~ Bob Dylan
11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not Brilliant, 2 Sep 2006
The startling and sparkling reviews i have read on here and in Papers, Music Journals and so on go far beyond what i would consider to be reasonable. If you want to believe the hype that this is a classic or amongs Bob's greatest work, then go ahead, but viewing it as another album is a hard thing to do, and one i have tried to keep in mind.

After listen one, i was slihgtly, if not expectedly disappointing, knowing as i did that the incredible hype behind this release was unlikely to be all fruitful or truthful. Stand out tracks immediatley lifting this album above the level of many of his poorer recent albums were Number one, spirit on the water, Workingsmans blues and the final… Read more