...and not at all a bad one! I can't remember what made me decide to buy this album, but it probably had something to do with being intrigued by the name of the band. I still maintain it's a fabulous name, but I know now that it's definitely not the only great thing about them. 'I Blame the Government' is an interesting album, lots of diverse songs about lots of different topics, but the individuality of the lead singer's voice makes Carter USM songs very recognisable. If you like his voice, you'll like Carter, but if you don't it may well get on your nerves a lot, being very distinctive. If you like Robert Smith's (Cure), Morrissey's (Smiths) and Neil Hannon's (Divine Comedy)… Read more
This is an album on which all 8 tracks give me tingles, that fabulous feeling that you get when you love a song so much that you almost want to cry and dance and sing all at the same time. It kicks off with a truly great rock song, 'The Song Remains the Same'. Having recently watched the video of 'TSRTS' for the first time, I'm even more in love with this song than ever. It then runs seamlessly into 'The Rain Song', which is really beautiful, classic acoustic 'gentle' Zep. I love 'Over the Hills and Far Away' for the heartfelt vocals of the chorus. 'The Crunge' I just love. It's bizarre but great (and also sounds like a James Brown song at the end...). My favourite track is… Read more
I am studying this book for A level English Literature and in my honest opinion it has been vastly and criminally overrated. The gushing praise it, and he, received and receives is grossly unfair. The novel reads like a thriller into which chunks of knowledge have been copied out from scientific journals. However, as a thriller, or as a deep, meaningful, psychologically rich study, this book fails. It is neither. Do not buy this book. You will be seriously disappointed. The characters are people for whom, after the first few chapters, the reader cares not one whit. No emotion is evoked. You'd be better off with a James Bond.