Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 70% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming Album, 2 Feb. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Living Years (Audio CD)
Mike+ the Mechanics is the project of the Mike Rutherford of Genesis. Despite his prog rock backgroung, m+tm are actually produce very good pop music. Some people, when they hear the words "pop music", will immediately jump to the comclusion that it is processed, commercialised rubbish but m+tm is intelligent pop with properly meaningful songs and thoughtful lyrics.
The living years is not realy a masterpiece. It has some brilliant tracks, "the living years" is a fantastic anthem and "poor boy down" is a good laugh, but is by no means a classic or a must have. It may seem strange for me to say this and then give it four stars but despite its' averageness (if that's a word) it has an innocent charm about it with its songs about morals and knife crime that makes you want to listen to it over and over again. Some of the songs are almost embarrassing to listen to, like when the singer suddenly exclaims "Im free!" in the middle of "Why Me?" but they do grow on you and you find that however much you laugh at the songs you genuinely do enjoy them.
If you're looking to be amazed, this is not the album for you but if you are a m+tm fan or you just want some fun pop music to play in the background then it may be worth buying the Living Years. If you want to hear Mike and the Mechanics at their best you should instead buy Beggar on a Beach of Gold which is great!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]