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Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't know then keep quiet, 6 Jun. 2011
OK, two star reviewers saying "try record using analogue and not digital." For starters these songs will have gone through a lot of analogue equipment and digital will have been used where suitable too. These recordings sound analogue. People spend years developing equipment to enhance clarity and remove horrible sounds but you think it's a good idea to ignore technology, don't use these cutting edge production facilities and leave the music sounding dead and lifeless and quiet. It's not over produced, it's called clarity. If you had seen Paloma live on a top sound system, like I did at Ruby Lounge, you would understand that there is little difference between the live sound and the recorded sound apart from that live power of ripping bass, which I thought would make the building fall down. Saying she sounds X Factorish by trying to put on an American accent is a ridiculous comment. She sings in the same accent that she talks in and it doesn't sound American. Two star reviewers tried comparing the arrangements to Kate Bush and saying that they are boring in comparisson. I just listened to the Kate Bush song and it has virtually no arrangement and is completely boring. Get a grip. Someone said they weren't impressed by Paloma's voice, fair comment. Paloma doesn't have the best voice and she says so too. She has an OK voice but she combines it with a fun personality, presence, performance, a little crazyness, likeability and good quality, original songs with an old twist to them. What she has achieved with this debut is a good sounding album with some great tracks and some good tracks and the odd rubbishy song too. They all flow well and I don't often find myself skipping tracks, it is one of those albums that you can play from start to finish and know that it's not going to offend you at any point. Overall ignoring the one or two rubbish songs, it is a class album. Well worth purchasing.


Jassi What Happened?
Jassi What Happened?

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 20 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Jassi What Happened? (Audio CD)
I am white male so no Asian bias here, this album is the one that got me into this genre. Not seen the DVD but the album is amazing. The arangements are faultless and the instrumentation is excellent. I get the impression that the live recordings are just one take, no edit studio recordings rather than concert but it doesn't matter, all of the tracks are powerful, catchy and very musical. Jassi has a great voice and the band (8 piece I believe) are tight. My only complaint is the annoying reminder that it is live, as he keeps telling us "actually playing live, this is on the DVD and audio CD" it just isn't needed and interupts the songs a tiny bit. However that will not stop me giving this 5 stars. I never stop playing it. I have read on forums some people complaining that this isn't new material but when you compare these recordings to the usual studio recordings these blow the latter away. The studio recordings can sound dumbed down and excuse the sexist phrasing - a bit girly. These versions on Jassi What Happened are full of power. If you don't listen to Asian music, start here, if you do listen to this genre already, get this anyway, you wont be disappointed in the slightest.


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