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Excellent mix of old and new,
This review is from: We're New Here (Audio CD)
Just so there is no confusion I would like to confirm that I know very little about jazz and soul music but I have developed a taste for some of the excellent musicians creating this work such a GSH. However, I am a huge fan of the xx and their work and I believe that this is another masterpiece. I would not advise anybody looking for another haunting soul album to buy this as it is not and as expected hardcore listeners of soul will and have slammed this album but I think they have misunderstood its intention.
The superb juxtaposition of overlaying the fresh electronic beats with the fantastic voice of GSH has created a new genre of its own and it is a revolution. The album starts with less input from jamie but as it progresses the beats become more noticeable and the whole album feels like a journey through time.
This is a fantastic and I believe successful, attempt at combining two different ages of music into one. The experience of yesterday and the youth of today.
If you are looking for pure soul, don't buy. If you are looking for pop music, don't buy. If you want to hear the most contemporary and superb piece of art of the year then you've come to the right place.
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Initial post: 5 Mar 2011 13:05:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Mar 2011 13:09:49 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2011 14:24:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2011 14:25:23 GMT
Jack O'Neil says:
Nope just a first time reviewer actually...
It is fine if you don't like some types of music, that's life. But this is only an opinion and you're need to attack it is frankly childish. You expect people to respect you're views and you don't respect other people's. Grow up.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2011 15:33:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Mar 2011 15:34:14 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2011 11:48:10 GMT
P. Allsopp says:
Well, I'm really enjoying this album and I agree with the reviewer that it doesn't easily fit into any "genre". You (Graham Chapman) don't enjoy it. I think the review is a fair comment on the music on offer and why some people like it - a lot and why others can't stand it. Your comments on how a first-time reviewer expresses themselves are petty and silly. It's clear that, like me, Jack O'Niel likes the music here; personally I'd rather get a review - enthusiastic or otherwise - from a "first-timer" than a time-worn cynical response from someone who spends too much their free time writing endless reviews on Amazon...
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Mar 2011 13:30:34 GMT
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2011 19:24:27 BDT
Mark Stanton-huxton says:
GC You should get out more. Too many pretentious reviews makes jack a dull boy.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 20:11:57 BDT
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Posted on 5 May 2011 14:33:42 BDT
N. Sayers says:
Graham - I'm afraid I also enjoyed this album. I think that if you want to have any credibililty as a reviewer and music lover, surely you shouldn't start your own review with:
"I bought this album (vinyl version) with the lack of imagination of a collector. As I have most of GSH on vinyl I thought I should get this."
In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2011 19:57:00 BDT
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