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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful!
Something called Coco-ebola decided to give this 5 star album a paltry 3 stars based on the fact that Tara Busch is not Kate Bush.I don't think anyone said she was the new Kate, and if they did, the other reviewer is still basing his or her poor rating on their own ridiculous expectations. Pilfershire Lane is a gorgeous record with much to recommend to the listener who...
Published on 31 July 2011 by Robert Burns

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3.0 out of 5 stars Another mislabelled "new Bus(c)h"
Comparisons to Kate Bush are thrown around too liberally - it's hard to see what Florence "Machine" Welsh and Natasha "Bat for Lashes" Khan have in common with the so-called "undisputed queen of Kook".

Tara Busch initially looked like a worthier bearer of the torch - well, she's into prog rock and vintage synthesizers; multi-tracking herself in...
Published on 9 July 2010 by coca-ebola


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful!, 31 July 2011
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Robert Burns (Tallahassee, Florida United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Pilfershire Lane (Audio CD)
Something called Coco-ebola decided to give this 5 star album a paltry 3 stars based on the fact that Tara Busch is not Kate Bush.I don't think anyone said she was the new Kate, and if they did, the other reviewer is still basing his or her poor rating on their own ridiculous expectations. Pilfershire Lane is a gorgeous record with much to recommend to the listener who isn't looking for the new incarnation of another artist. Tara's voice is beautiful, and the vintage electronics (at times similar to Stereolab) along with catchy melodies and psychedelic/prog flourishes make for one of the finest debut albums of the new millenium!
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another mislabelled "new Bus(c)h", 9 July 2010
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This review is from: Pilfershire Lane (Audio CD)
Comparisons to Kate Bush are thrown around too liberally - it's hard to see what Florence "Machine" Welsh and Natasha "Bat for Lashes" Khan have in common with the so-called "undisputed queen of Kook".

Tara Busch initially looked like a worthier bearer of the torch - well, she's into prog rock and vintage synthesizers; multi-tracking herself in sped-up/slowed-down form; composing in fragments which are joined together into mini-suites. And when she covers someone else's song she radically re-arranges it (no examples included here, alas).

Unfortunately this album is a bit of a letdown. She has a "nice" voice but not a dazzling or overwhelming one. She's not much of a lyricist (she alludes to "Space Oddity" in one song, but she doesn't sound like she'll ever write a "Quicksand" of her own). And most important of all, the songs are melodically and harmonically completely anonymous - despite those attractive analog synths, mid-song tempo changes and bits of vocal counterpoint, there's nothing much that sticks in the memory.
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