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Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (59 of 74)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 101,138 - Total Helpful Votes: 59 of 74
Frontline Presents Dub ~ Various
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dub, 8 Aug 2014
Great comp, and I reckon just as fine as the Island Dub comp from earlier in the year - maybe I'm biased though as it had two tracks from Planet Mars Dub which i have a really soft spot for. The bench mark of any good dub comp is to be able to play through both discs, 40 tracks, without skipping anything and then want to spin the whole thing again... this passes the test with flying cymbals.
Trouble Will Find Me ~ The National
Trouble Will Find Me ~ The National
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best yet, 24 Mar 2014
Whilst it might not have a track quite as immediate as Bloodbuzz Ohio (although Graceless comes very close), this is easily the finest album by The National so far. It's actually longer than High Violet but somehow it feels like there is more focus. The key to the lyrics is understanding that Matt Berninger asumes a new persona in each track - he's not taking himself as seriously as it first seems. The John Cheever comparisons I have read are very accurate.
Tomorrow's Harvest ~ Boards Of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest ~ Boards Of Canada
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
It just about works as background music, but if for you, as for me, MHTRTC and the early EPs shifted your whole perception of what music could aspire to it simply doesn't cut the mustard. But let's be fair - which artists do manage to sustain that level of genius 15 years on? The biggest problem for me is that they don't work hard enough to earn the sense of awe that the tracks are trying to achieve. Most of the tracks start with a nice enough synth pad, the trademark BOC beats amble in, and just as you are expecting things to get interesting the track fades out. The classic old school BOC tracks were actually compositions - and crucially they had an element of surprise at around the 3 to 4… Read more

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