R. Thane

"The Line Of Best Fit"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (36 of 53)
Location: Ipswich, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,728,401 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 53
Easy Tiger ~ Ryan Adams
Easy Tiger ~ Ryan Adams
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Nine albums. Seven years. Not bad going at all is it? Some people would have you think that Ryan Adams' post Whiskeytown career is full of inconsistencies and that he's never quite hit the heights of his 2000 debut Heartbreaker. They'd be wrong. Oh so wrong. Rock N Roll aside (we'll pretend that one doesn't exist, Ryan's tongue was firmly in cheek there) the problem hasn't been down to inconsistency, its been down to having too much material, too many ideas and at times being a little self-indulgent. The question is, had he been focused enough this time around?

The initial signs were good. Having been a drug addict for the majority of his life, Easy Tiger is his first `clean'… Read more
The Kissaway Trail (Re-Issue) ~ The Kissaway Trail
The Kissaway Trail (Re-Issue) ~ The Kissaway Trail
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
On first listen you would be forgiven for thinking that the self-titled debut by Danish quintet, The Kissaway Trail, is yet another attempt to jump on the Arcade Fire bandwagon. The catchy melodies and huge sounding string arrangements mixed with mandolins and banjos are hugely reminiscent of the Arcade Fires finest moments. Look a little deeper though, and what is revealed is an album of hidden depths, crammed with joyous hope and youthful optimism, yet with a darker undertone hidden away at the songs core. Opening track Forever Turned Out To Be Too Long is a perfect example of this "Hey! If you're listening you'll hear / The Worlds inner decay", a refrain repeated over lush orchestral… Read more
Attraction Versus Love ~ Endrick Brothers
Attraction Versus Love ~ Endrick Brothers
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Having both Ryan Adams and Jesse Malin praise your debut album as being "some of the best country rock music they've ever heard" is sure to be a big ego boost. But with an added bonus of co-writing a song with Mr Adams, its the stuff dreams are made of - certainly round my house anyway. The classic country undertones contained within the said track Thorns On Every Rose mix together with power pop hooks which set the tone perfectly for the Scottish bands second long player. The track displays a fantastic musicanship within the band. Chugging guitar, lilting pedal steel and a killer melody compliment each other in the mix perfectly. The good news is that its not even close to being the best… Read more

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