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1.0 out of 5 stars Mark Knopfler is definately in Dire Straits!, 24 Oct 2007
This review is from: Kill To Get Crimson (Audio CD)
One reviewer wrote, " Five perfect albums in a row
How does this guy sustain this high level of writing and playing?" Who are you, his PA? This album has continued the trend since Dire Straits broke up, well since the last couple of Dire Straits albums to be more precise where we have slowly seen Mark Knopflers alter ego slide in. High level of writing? Have you even listened to what he is singing? more like simple lyrics and uninspired music. It doesn't feel like there was much effort in creating this album and even less effort recording it. I'm sure he fell asleep while singing and someone filled in with music while they revived him.
Believe it or not, I am Dire Straits biggest fan and have all their albums on Vinyl & CD, even the last couple as there are one or two classics on them. Since Knopfler went solo and also when he teamed up with others I have been extremely disappointed with his work and have not bought any of his stuff. You might think I am trying to compare to Dire Straits, this is not the case as there are many others who have left popular bands and been highly successful as a solo artist with a different sound. The difference with them is they have put thought and effort into their work and have shown they are still inspired.
If Mark Knopfler manages to produce another album after this flop I won't even give it a second glance. He hasn't produced anything good for years so I doubt it if he ever will again. Maybe he should team up with Elton John so that when the album flops they can at least blame each other.
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Initial post: 17 Nov 2007 16:38:39 GMT
J. Herman says:
uninspired music? this is Mark knopfler's best album since Sailing to Philadelphia! He can create a superb atmosphere! I don't think you're a musician, you're just a random listener! Real fans know better!
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