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You get what you pay for!
on 3 September 2012
I got this as a free download, I probably wouldn't have paid for it and I'm pretty glad I didn't.
Firstly, I must say I am not a particularly musically sophisticated person. I am not someone who knows immediately who sings every song, attends festivals or has a lot of "rare" recordings. I would suggest that I am not the intended customer to buy this album and a lot of people may well enjoy it.
I found listening to this a real mish mash and not an enjoyable selection of music. Take Me and Time Spent In Los Angeles are not bad, pretty mellow, pretty melodic, with some upbeat tones. However, other tracks like the opener, Fire At The Pageant, are in my opinion dire.
In closing though, I think it's fair to say that this is broadly the point of a sampler album. I found a couple of tracks that I liked, though not enough to want to explore the artist further, and others I didn't. Many reading this who are more open to exploration within their musical tastes, may well feel very differently and even if they dislike half the album, may like the rest of it enough to look into the recording artists further.
Not for me, I'm glad I got it free, but I can see why some would like it.