Helen

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (14 of 19)
Location: Newmarket, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,095,076 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 19
AM ~ Arctic Monkeys
AM ~ Arctic Monkeys
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This is in no way a bad effort, but for me, the R&B vibe and the overdone falsetto backing vocals just don't do it. There are unarguably good melodies plus a wealth of enticing hooks, and underlying it all some great heavy riffs and drums. It's hard to not like this album, but I doubt I'm ever going to fall in love with it. I just don't see me wanting to listen to this next year, let alone 5-10 years down the line.

In places the lyrics, as you would expect, are outstanding, but in a few places they were cringeworthy, with what felt to me like lazy and awkward rhyming. Sex, love and lust are the underlying theme, and while I'm sure each song has meaning to Alex Turner, I found… Read more
The Whole Love ~ Wilco
The Whole Love ~ Wilco
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Wilco have long been one of my favourite bands, and in my opinion The Whole Love is a seriously great addition to their catalogue. Others have already reviewed The Whole Love far more eloquently than I can, but I wanted to add that Tweedy's vocals really stand out for me on this CD. His voice seems to have more dimensions to it than I've known before, but still on occasions makes my heart ache with its quiet soulfulness. Wilco are the complete package - genius song-writing, all skilled musicians (but sensitive and selfless enough to know when to hold back), and one of the best live bands you will ever see.

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