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Makes me wanna be more than I am

Guido Bowden "guidobowden"
 
Frengers: Not Quite Friends But Not Quite Strangers
Frengers: Not Quite Friends But Not Quite Strangers
"MEW!! Extraordinary danish indie. This has beauty bursting out of every song and you dont find that often. Final track is comforting sounds, an infinite endtro like no other, but it'snot too much."
Blood On The Tracks
Blood On The Tracks
"Bloody heck! Get a deck of cards, christen this cd, 10 tales and laments, and rants, and invocations. Surely a work of ripped up genius. Ha! I can't help it if i'm lucky"
Pearl Jam Live Verona
Pearl Jam Live Verona
"Undecided at best album, so check out their live stuff: greatness from early songs like Yellow Ledbetter to maturity of Wishlist. If you dismissed PJ back at the end of grunge then more fool you."
Family Tree
Family Tree
"Indubitably (?!) the most inventive, original and consequently COOL and inspiring contemporary performing and recording artist. Need a Bjork jab every now and then, like now, punk."
Howl Howl Gaff Gaff [Us Import]
Howl Howl Gaff Gaff [Us Import]
"Recently upturned this on quest to pan the gold from the immense slag heap of little indie bands. What a find! Swedes find a better way of using English (like Bjork), Very Loud is unpolished nugget!"
Everything Is Wrong
Everything Is Wrong
"Ignore the car advert twiddles of Play and jump to this. Wow! Happyhardcore house through to screaming over guitar mulch (best ignored or pinch of salted) through to purest ambient dreams, raw talent"
Grit
Grit
"Music to listen to on the Rome Metro on the way to translate for a schizophrenic. That's how i like to remember it. This is a good intro to the Norwegians with tunes as moody as their spanish name."
Graceland (Remastered And Expanded)
Graceland (Remastered And Expanded)
"Surely the greatest storyteller in rocknroll. Check this: 'The Mississipi delta, shining like a national guitar' Astounding lyricism and fun tunes with African undertheme. Superb"
Whatever And Ever Amen (Remastered Edition)
Whatever And Ever Amen (Remastered Edition)
"Another great one who spins a tale (check the story in Brick). Ben Folds must have more characters in his tunes than anyone. Sometimes too cocky for his own good but comedy and melancholy mixed well."
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
"I only knew his 80s pop before i bought this. A whole world to discover from another great storyteller. Especially the first three tracks of Disc1. Makes you wanna live like comet, burn to shine. Cars"
Hot Buttered Soul
Hot Buttered Soul
"Hey what's this? My word! What a collection of 4 awesome tracks. Walk On By cover is just mindblowingly good. And good fun, you can tell Chef's having fun. Give it a poke, it wont disappoint unless..."
Give Up
Give Up
"Discovered Such Great Heights on Snowboard DVD Lame. Had to find out more. Quirky concept of creating an album by post. Perhaps not timeless, but right now its doing the summer stuff."
Dookie
Dookie
"I couldn't listen to this for nearly ten years (after the age of 16), i thought it was not musical enough to deserve my attention. Now i have come full circle: so much fun and angst and masturbation!!"
G'n'R - Lies
G'n'R - Lies
"Oooh. Side A of RocknRoll finger blisters, Reckless life indeed. Side B of acoustic wonders. Is Patience not outstanding? One in a million is evil but the real G'n'R."
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises (Arrow Classic)
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises (Arrow Classic)
"A few books to close. I get a funny feeling when reading Hemingway, like there is not enough of me to fill all i want to do. I must be more..."
The Essential Hemingway
The Essential Hemingway
"Anyone into skiing/snowboarding track down the short story Cross Country Snow. Nobody has put it into words better than Hem, and he was skiing 70 years ago with wooden planks and nought else."
A Happy Death (Penguin Modern Classics)
A Happy Death (Penguin Modern Classics)
"If you grew from L'Etranger then see to this. Badly put together and composed but the quest is inspiring. Will deal with all you need to reach the title and then leave you flustered."
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
"Continuing with the idea that foreign lands breed marvellous ways of using language (this is obviously a translation) have a look at this and then tell me what the hell is going on. Quite beautiful..."
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Like Hemingway, and Camus, and those 80s high school movies when i was 14, this makes me feel like my life is not enough and i go and get more of it. This is a good thing."
Time Out Rome - 7th Ed ("Time Out" Guides)
Time Out Rome - 7th Ed ("Time Out" Guides)
"And finally, all of the above will be no good to you if you stay where you are. So go and live in Rome. Actually, maybe you'd prefer it if you stayed where you are. Sorry"