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3.9 out of 5 stars
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3.9 out of 5 stars
Man Mountain
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on 20 August 2002
"Nothing changes under the sun" is one of my most listened to CDs of the last 10 years. Sadly "Man Mountain" isn't going to be. Where as "NCUTS" had a flow, had ethereal coolness and was gently soothing, "Man Mountain" is disjointed and rarely becomes soothing. Don't get me wrong, individual tracks can be stunning and majestic and the production throughout is nothing short of brilliant, but it doesn't hang together. Unfortunately some of the tracks have that "great at the start - irritating at the end" quality that makes you want to skip the last bit of the track and get to the next one. The vocalist used doesnt seem to fit the style.
This isn't a bad CD, it's just not like the first one and not as good in my opinion. There is nothing as good as Heroes' Elegy, Arion, Your Girl or Elios Therapia here.
Trying too hard maybe.....
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on 29 August 2002
Yes the first album was a classic and everybody has probably got a copy but this is not worth the cash.
Most tracks are irritating and at some point and you just have to hit the fast forward.
It all sounds as though there was too much pressure and everybody was trying way too hard.
My copy hit the bin within 24 hours - I was that disappointed.
With new stuff from Thievery Corporation & Nightmares on Wax about to arrive spend your money there.
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on 4 September 2002
I know artist are supposed to evolve, but this just went the other way. I saw Blue States live when he previewed new material on this cd. I was not impressed, in fact, I was disappointed. Now having heard the polished produced versions, I am revolted. The vocals are weak. The sad thing is that you can hear the brilliance in the music that made the first album a gem. He should have sticked with the electric keyboard synthesizers. Having a band did not help. This Jazz FM crap.
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on 5 July 2004
typical blue states, chilled and gorgeous. no good reason not to buy it!!
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