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Underneath The Pine
Underneath The Pine
Price: £11.72

4.0 out of 5 stars good old summer album, 31 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Underneath The Pine (Audio CD)
nothing gets me in the mood for summer more then this record,
simply class and i will say nothing more


Brumalia EP
Brumalia EP

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars finally a return to form, 31 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Brumalia EP (Audio CD)
i will make no secret of my distaste for the previous album from mr wolf (Lupercalia)
as it seemed lack lustre and blande.
but this given the exeption of time of year
this EP is just great
Finally it feels like mr wolf is trying again


From The Choirgirl Hotel
From The Choirgirl Hotel
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A clear winner, 27 Aug. 2011
If I had to choose a favourite Amos album this is it, hand down, with out a doubt, Superb!
every song as strong as the last, the strongest stylised performance and some of the absolute best song of here career and the coolest front cover (featuring amos on a giant scanner)
BUY THIS ALBUM!


Lupercalia
Lupercalia
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £3.98

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad but not all that great, 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Lupercalia (Audio CD)
Lupercalia, an album about love that i just cant fall in love with...

the album that we have been waiting for since 2009 is okay but it lack some of the basic elements that i long for in mr wolfs work. many of the songs having a very un finished and unrefined emptiness that i find almost impossible to bare. many of the lyrics are simple, but in some cases a bit too simple for my liking, i have nothing against simplicity but i feel the word in Lupercalia often fall into the dreaded pit we all call cliche, with many of the instrumentation and effect being off and untidy which is made most clear in the intro to the track "Bermondsey street" with its bazaar resonating noise with oafishly become a piece of very chirpy piece of harp. the track william is short and end somewhat abruptly with vocal which is beautiful but completely alien to the song and in my opinion wasted and a track so cliche and lacklustre that i can hardly muster the energy to to keep the album playing the penultimate track "together" has a somewhat tacky Euro pop beat and although my favourite vocal performance of the album the lyrical content again lets the song down. my other major issue is the length of the album at 11 tracks long i find the album has rushed through and finished before you can really feel what the albums vibe.

I would be unjust to say the album was in anyway a complete failure as there are some good quality pop song with the beautiful "armistice" and the indie pop tunes that are "the city," "house," and "time of my life"

the album i feels a bit effortless and a bit sloppy around the edges many parts of it lack a the loving energy of "the magic position" the passion of "the bachelor" and the sensitivity of "wind in the wires"
ultimately the album was a bit to tacky and a bit to rushed so i will award it this 3/5


Director's Cut
Director's Cut
Price: £21.45

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars not at all what I expected, 31 May 2011
This review is from: Director's Cut (Audio CD)
it is much better I LOVE IT
on first listen i was abit taken aback by the new sparser arangements but as i listened to then i slowly became more enchanted

i think i was less impressed when i put it on a track for track basis comparing the new with the old
once i stoped doing that i then listened to it as a new album and what a stunning album it is to listen too

i recomende it with all my heart and the remastered sofyer less shrap red shoes is a much.
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Tomorrow, In A Yea
Tomorrow, In A Yea
Offered by Side Two
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars glorious, 20 April 2011
This review is from: Tomorrow, In A Yea (Audio CD)
the sheer contrast of science and emotion is stunning
the way the music slowly develops and sounds like lave flow and artificial bird call
it beautiful
and full of the stunning opera vocal that i love

ive been a knife fan for a long time and i am soo pleased with this offering

a wonderful buy
but only if you really have the time to listen to it and scan the lyrics

fantastic


Volta: Extra Tracks
Volta: Extra Tracks
Price: £11.50

5.0 out of 5 stars it grows on you slowly but soon encases you in musical vines, 20 April 2011
This review is from: Volta: Extra Tracks (Audio CD)
it took me a long time to love this album
i clicked instantly with the full poppy tracks such as "earth intruders" "wanderlust" "innocents" "dull flame of desire" and "declare independance"

but i found the other songs two dissconected and i didnt really understand the odd and seemingly rythmeless tunes and melodies of the other tracks but the more i listen to them the more i love them i really enjoy the way they vocal detach them selves from the music it creats a reall emotional emptyness that ive been looking for for a long time.

the album is a real emotional rollercoaster starting with the neo trible pop track "earth intruders"

the oh so bjork beat led "wanderlust"

then to the epic cinematic tear jerkier that is "the dull flame of desire"

the album then jump to the hip hoppy/avent garde poppy "innocence" with the deep feeling of elation.

then switching again to the slowest track and most beautiful when you are used to its cold extirior "i see who you are"

then aggression with "vertabrea by vertabea" (my favorite track on the album)

then when your pumped and rerady for battle you are lulled back down with "pneumonia" and then cheered up with the moral conflict that is "hope"

"declare independance" give you the drive to complete everything and go oput and make your own paths

then of coarse the beatiful ending track that is "my juevenile about here son and there relationship which is simply stunning"

and STILL some how FLOWS as one seemless album!

there is alot of hope inthis recording and i really think you should perchace it give it time lots of time
and it will bloom into a beautiful flower of music


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