S. Isles

"Shivs"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (4 of 5)
Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,717,944 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 5
Perfect Symmetry ~ Keane
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keane In Full Flight, 22 Oct 2008
Keane's third album has all the finest elements of their first two and more. The bold early 80's influences compliment the songs perfectly and don't interfere with that lovely Keane sound. 'The Lovers Are Losing' is Indie Balladry at its very best. And it's difficult to describe the emotional impact of the album's centrepiece track 'Perfect Symmetry' to anyone who hasn't heard it yet. It's a song way beyond Keane's years, Tim's lyrics showing an even greater maturity and insight than on the last two albums, and Tom's voice - older, more informed, more honest than ever. This is Keane, soaring, in full flight, beautiful and truthful. There's no pretensions here, no front, no 'cool' nihilism… Read more
What Is Love For ~ Justin Currie
What Is Love For ~ Justin Currie
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you could pop Justin Currie's 42 year old heart under a microscope and examine it, all you would see, through the booze addled vessels, are the songs on this album. His characteristic mix of vivid imagery, vulnerability, and acid bitterness permeate each track. A deeply beautiful, poetic, very human collection. Guilt laden tracks like Where Did I Go and Still In Love With Myself sit alongside the aching fragility of Only Love. I would love it if this album won him some new fans, but not sure it will as it just won't be heard by enough people. It will probably remain a hidden gem, something Justin himself will smile about. Better undervalued and safe in his protective hard shell. Love You… Read more

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