On 3rd October 2007 at 01:17 Anonymous 660 wrote...
Hmm hopefully the reviewer didn't take his own advice?
"There are some good songs on here but can I be arsed to skip through the rest?"
One man's meat is another man's poison and all that stuff. I've had the album since it came out a couple of months ago and I've not tired of listening to it. True, there are some weaker tracks including, for me, Kockee (pretty predictable lo-fo hip hop) and Mark Morris, but there are some revelations, including as the man said, Frankie Eisenhower, sounding like the bastard offspring of CCR and Thin Lizzy, and Snipereyes, The High, Touch; I agree with all that.
Dreamers Club and Bruce Lee are easy listening pop songs (doesn't make them bad in any way, just more accessible).
Having listened to the compilation probably more than 30 times (and, yes, I am a lyrics buff) I am struck by the overall quality of tracks like Anticlockwise (an anthem for anyone over 35), Thomas Hopkins (your deities won't know what day it is) Tom Hingley's "Time is the thief" (regrets, I've had a few, but then again - so have you), Rob Nichols' Cohenesque "Love is", Kid Id's wonderfully inventive syncopation on "Imprints"
I could go on, but I won't.
There are 35 tracks and it's unlikely that they will all suit everyone's taste - there are a few I skip when I'm playing it, but I'm glad they made the effort to put it together. It's introduced me to a lot of bands that otherwise I would have missed.