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Surprising late returns to form...

Jason Parkes
 
American Recordings
American Recordings
"The start of Cash's great late period- the box-set encapsulates most of it: The Beast in Me, Thirteen..."
Heathen
Heathen
"This was really his best LP since "Heroes"! Plenty I adore: Heathen (The Rays), Sunday, Slip Away, 515 The Angels Have Gone, Everyone Says Hi, I Would/Slave..."
The Cure
The Cure
"Best Cure LP since Disintegration: Labyrinth, The Promise, Alt End, Us or Them, Going Nowhere..."
Time Out of Mind
Time Out of Mind
"Slow Train Coming & Oh Mercy were good/very good- but this was his best since Blood on the Tracks. Love & Theft is even better I think: Standing in the Doorway, Not Dark Yet, Love Sick, Cold Irons..."
Ragged Glory
Ragged Glory
"Eldorado/Freedom had shifted up a gear, here was Young's best since Rust Never Sleeps: F-Up, Love to Burn, Over & Over, Mansion on the Hill, White Line, Farmer John...."
Californication
Californication
"The return of the great John Frusciante & some close calls offered up this treat/career peak, some of which was influenced by The Cure's Carnage Visors!!!!!!: Scar Tissue, Otherside, Porcelain, Parall"
The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man
"Eitzel had got a bit lost after 60 Watt Silver Lining - see West, Lover's Leap USA, Caught in a Trap...- nice to see AMC are back!!!!!: Anything is the standout here...."
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)
"This was the 'late brilliant comeback' from a writer from the 20s and 30s who some thought had died! See Jane Eyre..."
Fargo (Special Edition) [1996] [DVD]
Fargo (Special Edition) [1996] [DVD]
"The Coens had lost it/been a bit too quirky after Miller's Crossing- this was the return to form. Though they've lost it again since..."
Marshall Suite
Marshall Suite
"Mark E. Smith appeared to blow it in the mid to late 90s: then released the double whammy of this & The Unutterable!!!!!"
Blemish
Blemish
"1999's Dead Bees on a Cake was a bit...content? Damage apart, Sylvian had only offered one LP of note (RTC) since Secrets of the Beehive. Blemish changed that.: The Heart Knows Better"
The Player [DVD] [1992]
The Player [DVD] [1992]
"Altman had drifted into TV, sometimes making interesting films like Secret Honor. This was the return to form, followed by Short Cuts. Then he lost it again..."
Beyond the Sun
Beyond the Sun
"I know it's posthumous, but this really was his best material since Sulk in 1982: Sour Jewel, Edge of the World, Blue It Is, Nocturne VII, And This She Knows...."
Liars
Liars
"The best Todd LP since the 1970s and very much contemporary to boot, as is"
Hobosapiens
Hobosapiens
"Cale follows 5 Tracks and a change of mindset/influence and produces best solo LP since Music for New Society...."
Goodfellas [VHS]
Goodfellas [VHS]
"After Raging Bull & King of Comedy, Scorsese had problems & Last Temptation was divisive. Goodfellas saw Scorsese return to those peaks- though nowhere close since!"
Ray Of Light (U.S. Version)
Ray Of Light (U.S. Version)
"Bedtime Stories, Erotica etc seemed to point to the dwindling of Lady Madonna. Here William Orbit saved the day & produced her best LP. Kind of her Berlin Trilogy with Music & A/Life (if both Lodger)"
Bulworth [DVD] [1999]
Bulworth [DVD] [1999]
"Warren Beatty vanished after Reds, then appeared again in chuff in the late 80s/early 90s. This caustic classic was right on the money & should have been more popular!"
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
The Ghost Of Tom Joad
"Tunnel of Love was a nice LP, but after that he seemed a spent force. Kind of a sequel to Nebraska: Youngstown, Across the Border, Straight Time, Sinaloa Cowboys, Dry Lightning..."
Murray Street
Murray Street
"They had seemed in a rut, then made some side-projects, recruited Jim O'Rourke & opted to make an LP of songs etc!"
Sabbath's Theater
Sabbath's Theater
"Roth appeared a spent force at times- this book was a great return to form & predicted the trilogy of American Pastoral, I Married a Communist & The Human Stain..."
Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball
"The Gram history/fiction LP apart, Emmylou had seemed a bit trad since the 70s solo peak. With Daniel Lanois she made a revolutionary record: Every Grain of Sand, Deeper Well..."
New York
New York
"post-MMM, he had been hit & miss - though The Bells and The Blue Mask hit for me too! NY kickstarted a solid return to form: Dirty Blvd, Beginning of a Great Adventure, Romeo Had Juliette, Strawman..."
Secrets
Secrets
"The League really tried with this one- pointing back to Travelogue & Dare! as well as to stuff like Space Invaders/Mars and Daft Punk! Waiting to be rediscovered..."
Hearts in Atlantis
Hearts in Atlantis
"I grew up reading Stephen King. I tuned out around Gerald's Game/Needful Things. He should write another book like this. The film is tosh though....(surprise, surprise)"