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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (18 of 18)
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Daring Adventures ~ Richard Thompson
Daring Adventures ~ Richard Thompson
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I bought this on vinyl when it came out in 1985, on the strength of a glowing review in some music paper. At the time I didn't know a thing about Richard Thompson. Once I got used to his distinctive vocals, I began to realise that he was an amazing guitarist, with a unique style quite unlike the practitioners who were my idols at the time - Blackmore, Iommmi, May, Knopfler, etc. The songs were great too; VALERIE, JENNIE, HOW WILL I EVER BE SIMPLE AGAIN & AL BOWLLY'S IN HEAVEN particularly standing out.
I always intended to buy other Thompson albums, but strangely never got around to it, until I was given a bunch of his 70's albums recorded with then-wife Linda. Once again, it took a… Read more
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This ~ Eurythmics
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1983's "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" was Dave & Annie's 2nd album as Eurythmics, coming after the more experimental "In The Garden" in 1981. Everyone will be familiar with the singles "Love Is A Stranger" & the hit title track. However (IMHO) this is one of those albums where every single track is very good, with no filler. Particularly excellent are the uptempo cover of "Wrap It Up", "The Walk" (moody), "Somebody Told Me" (scary) & "This City Never Sleeps" (ethereal).
The early 80's electronica style could be cold at times, but was superior here to the following album "Touch" (great singles… Read more