Mr. S. Williamson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (79 of 131)
Location: Leicester, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 186,362 - Total Helpful Votes: 79 of 131
Breakfast ~ Teleman
Breakfast ~ Teleman
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pete-free Pirates, 4 Jun 2014
The Pirates have left Pete behind. The results? Not at all bad. Some beautifully simple minimalist songs with the odd exquisite chord change thrown in (fond memories of Halfmoon Street) for good measure. Thomas Sanders voice is as listenable to as ever and his performance on Cristina is simply mesmerising. However as a Pirates fan the absence of Pete Hefferan's is noticeably missing. So whilst it's not in any way remarkable it's infinitely superior to a lot of the dross that is being churned out.
Monomania ~ Deerhunter
Monomania ~ Deerhunter
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not at all bad, 17 Jun 2013
The first time I encountered Deerhunter was when I heard 'Revival' being played on a 6 Music a couple of years ago. It was one of those great moments when the hairs on the back of my neck prickled to attention and I immediately fell in love with the song. So much so that I bought Halcyon Digest which I enjoyed but I still feel that it has a few weak tracks on it. Whilst 'Monomania' has a fine collection of songs on it there have been no standout 'hair prickling' moments but overall I think I prefer it to Halcyon Digest. The whole album staggers along in a pleasingly semi-drunk fashion..creating a dreamy, discordant jangled soundscape that in the words of Alan Partridge is 'pleasing to mine… Read more
The Complete BBC Peel Sessions ~ Delgados
Totally gobsmacked that these guys completely missed me by. I do enjoy a bit of Scottish music from time to time and am a big fan of Belle and Sebastian, Mogwai, Camera Obscura etc. This compilation takes us through their career from their pixies like 'Under Canvas Under Wraps' to the more Mercury Rev/Flaming Lips style work they did towards the end of their career. If you like this check out the solo work done by Emma my opinion that even better!

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