Customer Reviews


13 Reviews
5 star:
 (12)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crooked by Kristin Hersh
This is fabulous, from the first track to last, faultless.
Highlight for me is probably Moan, listen to her guitar work in that - shivers down your spine time.

Also, if you buy this you get access to 9 additional tracks, out-takes that failed to make the album.

Don't hesitate, just buy
Published on 6 July 2010 by Altfish

versus
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good music, questionable package
The music is top notch and what you'd expect fropm Kristin Hersh. Not sure about the book package ; the "essays" were rather sparse and pretty much like regular liner notes and as interesting as it is to download the album and the extra's from the web-site, I'd prefer for asthetic reasons (!) to still have the album included on a CD e.g. in a pocket within the book and...
Published on 1 Jan. 2011 by Richard J. Hillier


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crooked by Kristin Hersh, 6 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
This is fabulous, from the first track to last, faultless.
Highlight for me is probably Moan, listen to her guitar work in that - shivers down your spine time.

Also, if you buy this you get access to 9 additional tracks, out-takes that failed to make the album.

Don't hesitate, just buy
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good music, questionable package, 1 Jan. 2011
By 
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
The music is top notch and what you'd expect fropm Kristin Hersh. Not sure about the book package ; the "essays" were rather sparse and pretty much like regular liner notes and as interesting as it is to download the album and the extra's from the web-site, I'd prefer for asthetic reasons (!) to still have the album included on a CD e.g. in a pocket within the book and have only the extra's as download only.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful multimedia experience (and great value for money!), 31 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
As usual with Kristin Hersh records, the music of "Crooked" takes "a few spins" to get into. When it hits you, though, you fall in love! The "Crooked" songs are immediately pleasing to the ear, but given time, the full impact of the words and music is felt.

But I'm getting ahead of myself in this case, as this particular album comes in the form of a hardback book. It does not contain a CD, but rather details of how to download the songs and the accompanying wealth of multimedia online.

And it is a very beautifully presented book, containing essays on all the songs. Both the essays and the songs themselves are moving and powerful and reward repeated listening and reading. Thoroughly recommended.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crooked rocks!, 29 July 2010
By 
Barry Gavin "elfpoo" (Cork, Ireland) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
Crooked is an album more interesting than most; both in terms of the songs on it and how it was put together. Kristin released almost 30 tracks in the 2 years prior to it's release, all online and for free, and compiled the album from them. It will therefore sound familiar to those who were eagerly awaiting the monthly downloads, but several songs are noticeably different, most obviously the album opener, Mississippi Kite, and Bliss.

The album is presented here as a beautifully put together book, complete with lyrics and an essay by Kristin on each song. It contains a digital code to download the album, 2 EPs, an audio commentary and more.

The tone of the album is dark but not dreary, acoustic and breathy. It's hypnotic and requires several listens to really get your teeth into it. As on all her albums, the lyrics are poetic, unfathomable and fascinating. It's infinitely listenable and never seems to get tired. Kristin's last few albums have been among the best of her career and this is no exception. It doesn't sound like any album she has released before (as always) and it's remarkable she can still manage to sound so different and distinctive about 20 albums into career.

Simply put, Crooked is great. Get it!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another sublime offering from Kristin Hersh, 8 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
Crooked is another amazing offering from an artist that has never failed to surprise or disappoint. From the heartbreaking tones of "flooding" to the full on blast of "coals", Kristin has once again proved that after 20 odd years on the road she can still come up with something as fresh, original and inspiring as Crooked.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, as ever, 29 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
A new album from Kristin is always a good day in our house, and today is no exception.

Kristin has a way of making you feel her music like no one else can. From the start of "Mississippi Kite" to the last notes of " Rubidoux" it never fails to draw you in & entrance you.

If you are a newcomer to Kristin with this album, then you have a wealth of gems yet to discover. The fireball punk of 50 foot wave, the Indie charm of Throwing Muses & a wealth of solo albums. None of them will fail to impress you.

This album comes in book form. Strange? Not really. You get a beautiful book with lyrics & essays, & the music comes as a download from her website. You can download it in a wide variety of formats to suit everyones taste. Kristin gives so many songs away for free through CashMusic.

She is an amazing artist who defies the industry model created by big record companies.

You should admire her & take her to your hearts!

Genius
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius that is Kristin Hersh....., 24 July 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
This really is a very special item indeed and an interesting concept that actually works! When you get the book (which is a really nice to have item in itself), you can access a wealth of extras, not least the Crooked album itself. I have followed Kristin's carrer for some time now and can honestly say that this album is definately one of her best. The songs, the instruments, that voice....its all there and definately a return to form. Not only that but you can download another 2 EPs which will give you all told about 80 mins worth of music (inc the Crooked album). So basically for less than a tenner you're getting a fantastic full length album, 2 EPs, a beautiful hardback book to accompany the album and other extras on line as well. Bit of a no-brainer really. If you've admired the work of Ms Hersh at any stage in her career, then this is for you. And if you've never heard of her, its still for you.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kristin Hersh "Crooked", 29 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
Another extraordinary album from the amazing Kristin Hersh.

This is music with substance. I can listen to this again and again and hear more every time. It makes me laugh, makes me cry and everything in between. As well as a treat for the ears, this is music for the heart and the soul.

And it's also incredibly good value - as well as the album you get access to 2 EPs, an audio commentary and loads more. All in a beautiful book of lyrics, essays and images. And not a piece of plastic in sight! I don't remember ever getting this much from a single album purchase.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it, 29 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
Another masterpiece from Kristin Hersh. Any fan of her will love this. A great and very much with the times concept of buying music. The contents of the book please the eyes as much as the downloaded music sates the eardrum. Value for money is right up there as well as the usual high level of craftsmanship. A must have for anyone. Not just for fans.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius, 29 July 2010
This review is from: Crooked (Hardcover)
Crooked is much more than a simple CD...in fact there is no CD unless you want to burn one. A album, presented as a book - which leads to a download of the album, and demos - this is a real work of art. Once you've read the lyrics and Kristin's short articles about the songs, there's the music to savour. There's not a duff track here, but there are plenty of great ones. The heartbreak of Flooding, the epiphany of Crooked itself, and the laid back shuffle of the slightly terrifying Fortune are all highpoints among a set of incredibly strong songs. Kristin's work has never really needed improvement, and the crooked path that led to this album has resulted in genius.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Crooked
Crooked by Kristin Hersh (Hardcover - 8 July 2010)
£12.08
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews