T. Coughlan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (12 of 14)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,510,452 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 14
Melody Mountain ~ Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
Melody Mountain ~ Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is one of those albums that unexpectedly hits you and makes trawling away from the mainstream worthwhile. The choice of covers is both inspired and bizzare. Some are beautifully delivered, like love will tear us apart which shows Susanna's vocal talents to the full. Others like the Kiss track Crazy Crazy Nights, take on an entirely hidden depth with a moody, soulful rebelion replacing the teen energy of the original.

Its not something you would put on at a party (unless you really wanted everyone to calm down) but somehow it connects with you deeply and you keep coming back to it. Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence continues the ambient theme, while Bob Dylan's Dont Think… Read more
The Secret History (Read Red) by Donna Tartt
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book, 2 Mar 2006
I dare anybody not to like this novel. It is an amazingly tense drama with a deep soul of tragic destiny. The narrator Richard gives a lucid account of the dark depths to be found in an university education in classics. Its very American but readable. Enjoy!