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This review is from: King of Nothing Hill (Audio CD)
hmmm...not all newspaper reviews are right...which is a shame because this could have been another Morphine or Natacha Atlas (some of my dad's other 'Review Discoveries') But it isn't. I like some of it. The instrumentals are really quite interesting, definitely a potential for some theatre/film soundtracking there, but I don't like the pseudo-Barry White thing he has going on.
The music is interesting from a sampling point of view. I like the mismatched sounds and the fact that he's not afraid to have a full blown string section, even though it is cheesy.
Ultimately, I think it's his lyrics that let him down. It really is cliché after cliché.
Some of it did sound like the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me soundtrack though. Which is a good thing. But that's already been done now, I would have liked something different.
Having said all that, I do quite like the last track (Cold Comfort) if only because there's a voice that isn't Barry's on it.
I think Barry Adamson should sell his music to car companies so they can use it in adverts.
Just my opinion...