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The Dark Is Rising [CD 1] ~ Mercury Rev
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Dark Is Rising is possibly the most beautiful song you will ever hear, and is backed up - in typically contradicting style - by a piano performance of one Chopin's Nocturnes and a cover of Black Sabbath. In all, it's wonderfully tender, perfectly pitched (despite the vast difference in song origins) and more chilled than an ice bucket.
Power in the Blood ~ A3
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Exile On Coldharbour Lane and particularly La Peste are two of the best albums ever made. But I can understand why, after these, Rob Spragg et al would want to try and mix things up again for fear of being criticised as samey. Of course, this would be ridiculous for such a innovative band, but you get the point. As a result, though, Power In The Blood is a very different album from the first two. Unfortunately, it is nowhere near as good.

It's entirely a question of balance. That is, the balance between bluegrass and techno (never thought I'd say that, but that's Alabama 3 for you). Exile and La Peste got the balance exactly right, and to a lesser extent the most recent album… Read more
7 Nation Army ~ The White Stripes
7 Nation Army ~ The White Stripes
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant collection, 11 April 2006
Seven Nation Army itself is a strong single, even if it's not The White Stripes' best effort. But it's the B-sides that make this a must-have. Good To Me is a wonderful slice of simple old-school pop-rock, while Black Jack Davey is a masterful reimagining of the traditional country song. Excellent guitar work, nice vocals and the rock factor make it a version worth owning; it may seem sacrilege to say, but it's better than Dylan's effort on Good As I Been To You.
Buy this. But not for 8.

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