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Love It When I Feel Like This
Love It When I Feel Like This
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most of the junk out there, 29 Jan. 2008
Never mind all the hype and froth. This album, while not perfect, has some cracking tracks . Either Way, Two Lovers and Wide Awake are sublime. Cloudy Room may have its detractors but has more hooks than an angling club and is a great narrative song about a night out with your mates. Sure they wear their influences on their baggy sleeve but name me one band who dont?

The guitar sound is reminiscent of The Edge and the production is polished. Best played loud. You and I will hear an awful lot worse.

Agents Of Fortune
Agents Of Fortune
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Curate's Egg, 28 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Agents Of Fortune (Audio CD)
True, there is a fair amount of tosh and drivel on this album - "I love you like sin but I wont be your pigeon" anyone?

However . . . . . .and its a big however . . . . . Dont Fear The Reaper. Worth paying £3 or £4 of anyones cash for that track alone. Throw in ETI, with a bassline that'll have you moving whether you want to or not and Vera Gemini, with guest vocals by Patti Smith (no really) and just skip the rubbish. It's what that button was invented for.

A Walk Across The Rooftops
A Walk Across The Rooftops
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Achingly beautiful., 31 July 2007
A jaw dropper.

Arguably Hats is a better, more consistent album. It would be close though. And yes Toledo may well be the finest song Paul Buchanan has written. Again it would be a fine judgement and boils down to personal taste, Family Life would be a contender too.

However, this is the one for me. Because it was first, because on its release I had heard nothing like it, because its got Tinseltown, because it mattered, because no-one else sings with such intensity, because because because. . . .

Sheer heart rending bliss.

And its got Easter Parade.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!, 24 July 2007
This review is from: Grinderman (Audio CD)
Well, well, well. Just when I thought the world had been taken over by wannabee, talent(less) and reality show pap, along comes a not so gentle reminder that some people not only know what they're doing but have the balls to go out and do it.

This album is loud, proud and about as subtle as a mugging. As said elsewhere, not for the faint-hearted. Take a splash of the Velvet Underground, mix with a shot of Iggy Pop, throw in some Jesus and Mary Chain then . . . . . ah but wait a minute, isn't that a bit Led Zep? Tom Waits? Neil Young???

Actually it sounds like nothing else out there at the moment and is all the better for it. For having the sheer chutzpah to make this album in this bland era, for making me grin stupidly and shout along in the car, for any number of reasons this is a truly outstanding album. I'd give it six stars if I could.

Mr Cave I salute you!
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Earth Versus The Wildhearts
Earth Versus The Wildhearts

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking!, 14 May 2007
Where to start?

Super-heavy riffs. Gorgeous harmonies. Clever melodies. Oh and superior lyrics to boot.

Every track is a killer. Nothing goes to waste.

It would be impossible to single out this or that track as they are all fabulous. You wont ever regret buying this album, it is simply stunning.

One of the greatest ever!

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