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5.0 out of 5 stars Significance
Minimalist composer, avante garde experimentalist, acoustic guitar maestro and in-demand producer/bass player - Jim O'Rourke is struggling to command any respect in the muso circle these days! One glance at his much maligned back catalogue would suggest this album is a definate "hit or miss" affair. His previous long-player Happy Days suggested a new direction in melodic...
Published on 9 Sep 2002 by David Sergeant

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2.0 out of 5 stars bad timing
ok 2 stars is maybe a bit harsh, but i do hope no-one else will confuse this with one of his 'full band and vocal' albums. as i did. i wish he would maybe work under a different name as this is the second time i have been dissapointed, im sure its good for what it is but to me it sounds like someone strumming a guitar for ten minutes non stop. i think he is one of the...
Published on 31 May 2006 by endofmusic


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Significance, 9 Sep 2002
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This review is from: Bad Timing (Audio CD)
Minimalist composer, avante garde experimentalist, acoustic guitar maestro and in-demand producer/bass player - Jim O'Rourke is struggling to command any respect in the muso circle these days! One glance at his much maligned back catalogue would suggest this album is a definate "hit or miss" affair. His previous long-player Happy Days suggested a new direction in melodic appreciation; and then changed its mind. Bad Timing, however, sees O'Rourke construct a masterpiece of folky electronica with echoes of John Fahey's America. The album sets off at a pleasing pace and as his guitar evolves around various tempos and styles allowing the brass, string and electronic arrangements to join in this feel-good jambourie, you can only marvel at the genious of the man. Simply stunning, this album remains a benchmark for the post-everything genre which so often fails musically and emotionally; but is where O'Rourke thrives best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars guitar masterpieces, 5 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Bad Timing [VINYL] (Vinyl)
I've bought the vinyl - good sound, rich and clean-
exceptional guitarist-I think his best work
Bravo jim. now i want "visitor"
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2.0 out of 5 stars bad timing, 31 May 2006
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This review is from: Bad Timing (Audio CD)
ok 2 stars is maybe a bit harsh, but i do hope no-one else will confuse this with one of his 'full band and vocal' albums. as i did. i wish he would maybe work under a different name as this is the second time i have been dissapointed, im sure its good for what it is but to me it sounds like someone strumming a guitar for ten minutes non stop. i think he is one of the best songwriters around and has an excellent, non mistakable voice that i missed so much from this album. buy eureka or, actually buy eureka AND insignificance instead.
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