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The Golden D
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on 15 June 2001
The Golden D is a lot like the older, more rebellious and spottier brother of "the sky is too high", there are tracks like "jamie thomas" and "leave me alone" which are so brash and raw, that merely make Grahams earlier tracks like "I Wish" and "Who The Fuck?" seem like nursery rhymes. But it is not all loud and fast, there are quieter more reflective moments such as "Dont think about always". This album will appeal to alternative music fans, from blur fans to slipknot fans, I challenge everyone not to find a track on this album they like.
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on 26 July 2001
This was one of my favourite albums from last year. Graham Coxon's second solo album was a real shock for me as he went into overdrive on this excellent 12 song set and it was a real departure from Blur. Although it seems like some of the songs are just cheesy metal tunes (like Fags & Failure and Jamie Thomas) he infuses his own terrific guitar style to make the songs special. The cover songs of "Fame and Fortune" and "Thats when I reach for my revolver" are without doubt the best songs on the album and feature great vocals from Graham. Although my favourite was the gloomy but powerful instrumental "The Lake" with its momentous buildup. All in all this is one of the best albums from last year and it shows Graham Coxon's strength at writing solo material.
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on 12 June 2000
the best thing about 'the sky is too high' was the raw, can't-sing-for-toffee kinda style. 'the golden d' is still good but it's a shame there isn't more acoustic strumming and fewer samplers.
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on 28 December 2010
Took a while to get into this one but when I did I loved it. Great to hear Graham do something so different to Blur and creating his own sound.
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on 23 October 2002
After the mellow and lofi debut this is the P-U-R-E R-O-C-K solo album we all expected. Some good tunes on here, but also some bad ones: "Leave me alone" is just cheesy metal parody, "Oochy Woochy" is skippable cod Jazz, "Satan Gaten" attempts to prove that he can use samplers too. He can't. It's awful. But the good tunes more than make up for it: The super distortion of "Don't think about allways" and the instrumental "Lake" are good examples. The cover of "Reach for my Revolver" is pointless. It's identical to the original down the missed snare in the verse. It makes you wonder what Graham was trying to achieve.
Overall the best of all Grahams solo albums by a long way. Only one mellow song on the whole album makes for a good album to jump around to.
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on 14 June 2000
Okay, you're directing a film, with a provisional title of'Skateboarders falling dramatically, somehow managing to get it in thegroin, big time!'. Well, the edits done, and you've got all the best shots from all the best angles, perhaps you need to look at the film title, but now you're after a soundtrack. One with downright thrashed out, smashed up, mommentous attitude. Well, you could try this. END
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