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Back Into the Woods [VINYL]
Back Into the Woods [VINYL]

4.0 out of 5 stars A bold album, 5 Jun. 2014
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Recorded in about six hours, no cheating under those circumstances. Here the stripped-down new material conveys as much emotion as some of his most produced records. "Brothers and Sisters" and "Little Bruiser" stand out, but this could be Ed's most homogenic record. Real, honest, bold and clever. Musicianship over technology.


The Next Day
The Next Day
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One of the most overestimated records ever..., 5 Jun. 2014
This review is from: The Next Day (Audio CD)
As a Bowie fan, I have to express how disappointed I felt with this comeback album. The initial single "Where Do We Go" sounded really rather promising, but then the album doesn't quite live up to this, apart from a couple of tracks. The rest sounds definitely uninspired and probably shouldn't have seen the light of day I'm afraid (so much below Bowie standards). And what a crap cover, a mere hint at the lazy, self-indulgent content. More objectivity from the specialized media might have been relevant here. Hype over content indeed, more than ever.
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Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles [VINYL]
Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles [VINYL]
Price: £18.72

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half a pleasant surprise, 3 Mar. 2014
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Since the gorgeous 'Beauty and Crime' she had mostly been recycling her back catalogue, and it's great to be able to hear new material from one of the most gifted female singer-songwriters alive. While 'I Never Wear White' or 'Jacob and the Angel' sound really fresh and exciting, other tracks are too similar to older songs of Suzanne's, only not as good, hence a tiny bit of disappointment (like in the days of 'Songs in Red and Grey' when she seemed to play it safe).


Morning Phase [VINYL]
Morning Phase [VINYL]
Price: £18.94

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing really new, but still enjoyable, 3 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Morning Phase [VINYL] (Vinyl)
'Sea Change' being one of my all-time favourites, I probably expected too much from 'Morning Phase', or was that the effect of rave reviews everywhere... With the notable exception of 'Wave', almost nothing here hasn't been heard already from this amazing artist, and a sense of predictability might ruin your first listen of the new album. 'Waking Light' and its exciting conclusion tend to erase that negative impression, and you want to give the album another spin, another chance.
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The Snakes You Charm & The Wolves You Tame
The Snakes You Charm & The Wolves You Tame
Price: £11.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing acoustica, 3 Mar. 2014
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Sumptuous orchestral arrangements complement Arno Sojo's fragile vocals and smart lyrics perfectly in this tasteful collection of moody ballads, deep with meaning. The more instantly satisfying 'Grateful As Fire', 'New Rays' or 'Chew Up Spit Out' may bear traces of the French singer-songwriter's former pop-rock adventures with Sojo Glider, but 'Astray' or 'The Crimson Flush' definitely venture into new territories, lush with strings, and will grow on you with each repeated listen. Isobel Campbell's crystalline voice works wonders on the poppier 'Bird Of Passage', while Sojo's seductive powers peak with 'The Vulnerable Almighty' and 'November Daughter'. And then the gorgeously cinematic 'Breathtaker', with its wide theme and long coda, closes this strange beautiful object of desire.


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