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Old 07-10-2005, 11:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whoever this is, it sounds like Imogen Heap (who I'm massivly fond of) from Frou Frou and her solo works. I can't tell a gender on this person yet but it appears as if he's "drafting" her style for lack of a better term, let me know what you think and if anyones heard this CD can I get a review?
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't heard his latest album, but Seven Swans is an absolutely gorgeous record.
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Old 07-11-2005, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I adore Sufjan Stevens. His latest album, Illinois is absolutely stunning, what I've heard of it anyway. My mate's copying it for me this week so I'll post a review up later, but so far the song about 'John Wayne Gacy' is my favourite, particularly the lyrics. Listen for it.
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I adore Sufjan Stevens. His latest album, Illinois is absolutely stunning, what I've heard of it anyway. My mate's copying it for me this week so I'll post a review up later, but so far the song about 'John Wayne Gacy' is my favourite, particularly the lyrics. Listen for it.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok that song is actually pretty good, it doesn't reach out for the kill (no pun intended) but its got a nice set of lyrics and the music ain't bad.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah what I liked about it so much was the way it managed to make something so awful sound so beautiful. Musically it's not the best song, sometimes it's something else that grabs me and if the music goes along with that then the underdog wins.
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well i think the problem is when he should go to a high note, he pulls it back to a high whisper, and I don't know why but that bothers me.
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Old 07-17-2005, 12:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ive heard the lord god bird- its so relaxing and tranquil- exactly how folk should be. i wil most definetly be looking into this guy further.
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While I agree with you in part, im not so sure that folk should be relaxing aand tranquil. Folk has its roots in political protest. "it's alright ma" certainly debunks this theory and it one of the better folk tunes I've heard.
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While I agree with you in part, im not so sure that folk should be relaxing aand tranquil. Folk has its roots in political protest. "it's alright ma" certainly debunks this theory and it one of the better folk tunes I've heard.
I agree with that, folk shouldn't always be relaxing and tranquil but neither should it not be. It can be anything it wants. I like those political songs, Phil Ochs is pretty good for that, check out 'I ain't Marchin' any more.'
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