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This review is from: The Spinning Top (Audio CD)
Apologies for just three stars but i dont want to over hype this latest body of work from graham coxon , i have gone out in the past and bought music on the strength of over enthusiastic reviews in the past and being hugely disappointed , however i really do like this cd and its one i will play over and over , as some previous reviews point out , great to listen to late on a summers evening , there are elements of nick drake but without the intensity , i can even hear some cat stevens in there , musically it is a wonderful , beautiful almost gentle ,very original , the content of the lyrics ,excellent but vocally for me i find the vocals good but grating in places , i,m not saying graham has a bad voice but he moans in places as opposed to singing in tune , but yet the charm of the concept and music redeems the cd , i suppose if you buy a richard hawley cd the content is the voice which carries the whole thing through , with james blunt its possibly the emotion , with the spinning top its definately the music , so only three stars but three big stars ...