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Old 02-11-2018, 05:28 PM   #1861 (permalink)
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pretty disappointing album tho
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:00 AM   #1862 (permalink)
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I disagree. Thought he was pretty good to be honest.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:21 AM   #1863 (permalink)
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Album title: Slowdive
Artist: Slowdive
Genre: Shoegaze/Dream Pop
Nationality: English
Release date: May 5
Position in Discography: Fourth
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Familiar with this artist? I've heard one album and loved it
Familiar with the genre or subgenre? No but slowly getting more into it
Average RYM Score: 3.63
Souvlaki was, I think, the album that made me think more deeply about shoegaze and recognise the fact that the vocal is often so seemingly muddy. Up to then, I had assumed it was just bad singing/production (as with MBV, yeah yeah I know). So I've been looking forward to doing this one. It's their first album, I'm somewhat surprised to hear, in twenty-two years, and some people have remarked it's not as good as previous efforts. I can't comment on that, as I've, as I say, only heard the one album and that several years ago, but I do remember loving it. So far, there's nothing I don't love about this one either. I think – and I'm only relying on my faulty memory here so I could well be wrong – that this seems to be a moderately faster album than Souvlaki, which was mostly slow songs I think. Just as good though.

“Sugar For the Pill” is the first song where they really slow down, and really there's not a bad track on this. Another triumph, and I look forward to hearing more of Slowdive's music. Worth waiting two decades for? Hell yeah.

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Old 02-12-2018, 10:13 AM   #1864 (permalink)
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Album title: Tajmo
Artist: Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo'
Genre: Blues
Nationality: American
Release date: May 5
Position in Discography: Twenty-seventh; first collab
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Average RYM Score: 3.25
Now this is how I like my blues! To hell with Robin Trower: this is the real stuff! Engaging and absorbing from the first riff, a growly, raspy voice that just drips the blues, some fine brass, and of course that mainstay of the bluesman (other than his geetar), the harmonica. Sweet. Taj Mahal has been around since the sixties, whereas Keb' has only been playing since the nineties, so I guess we're talking an old master teaming up with a young whippersnapper, and we get the benefit of that collaboration. Got some soul and gospel too in “All Around the World”, and country in “That's Who I Am”. I will say “Shake Me In Your Arms” gets a little boring and repetitive, and given that it runs for less than four minutes, that ain't good, but I feel like it's been going for about eight by the time it winds up.

The simplicity of the acoustic “Diving Duck Blues” is followed by The Who's “Squeeze Box”, with some nice accordion and organ. “Soul” has a nice Caribbean feel to it, bouncing along with timbales, congas, shakers and ukulele; great sense of exuberance in it. That leaves “Waiting On the World To Change”, a cover of the John Mayer song, and a very good version of it too. Decent album, lots to recommend it certainly.

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You have waaaaay too much free time.
I don't actually; I'm just terminally unable to review something. Anything. Give me something to review. Just one album, man! I can quit any time, it's not a habit, I swear! How much? How much you want?

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