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posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Transmission IV - Moonloop EP. 9 days ago
What makes you think this pressing is really bad? My second-hand copy has some clear surface noise and crackle in the first couple of minutes on each side, however I believe this is caused by poor handling as the remainder of the album sounds really... See full review
posted a review of Joanna Newsom - Divers. 29 days ago
Oh man, the song Divers transports me to another world. What an utterly captivating and spellbinding ode to love and sadness in almost equal measure.

"And in an infinite regress
Tell me why is the pain of birth
Lighter borne than the pain of... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Exposure. about 1 month ago
The best thing about this release is the insert that comes with it; an actual typed advert for the position of lead vocalist in the band that would become No-Man. The role, as we know, was later fulfilled by Tim Bowness. Music aside, this is probably... See full review
posted a comment on Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me. about 1 month ago
Thought I'd add my experience to the list: My second-hand copy does has the odd crackle that's only noticeable in the quieter sections but I must stress that the frequency of crackling is almost negligable. The sound quality is superb so I guess I got... See full review
posted a comment on The White Stripes - Elephant. about 1 month ago
I might be wrong but I believe the spine text is different too - I remember seeing a copy (recently) in the shops that has the same design spine as that of the CD - this version has a different design
posted a comment on Various - Donovan ? Island Of Circles. 2 months ago
Only really bought this compilation for the No-Man track 'Turquoise' which is unavailable elsewhere. No-Man have a number of exclusive tracks dotted amongst various comilations (as do a number of Steven WIlson's other projects). It sounds a little... See full review
posted a comment on 36 (2) - Bass Communion Reprocessed By 36. 2 months ago
36 did a stellar job at 'reprocessing' the world of Bass Communion; so much so that I consider this amongst the better releases made by Steven Wilson's ambient alter ego. It certainly plays more like a traditional ambient album with the exception of... See full review
posted a comment on Carl Glover (4). 2 months ago
Absolutely love Carl's design and his photography. The work he's done for Steven Wilson and associated projects are sublime. He really understands the need for the artwork to convey the qualities of the music within. I love most his work with Bass Communion. See full review
posted a comment on Catherine Howe - What A Beautiful Place. 2 months ago
A truly superb album. Catherine Howe's vocals are a joy to listen to. The album's folkiness is complimented with subtle orchestral arrangements and jazzy embelishments, giving it a pastoral yet grand quality that sounds timeless.

The record comes... See full review
submitted King Creosote, Withered Hand - On Behalf Of My Wife And I. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - Yellow On Red. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - Wednesday. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - 1999: An Endless Round Of Balls (Parties And Social Events). 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - Stinks. 3 months ago
posted a comment on King Creosote - Sea Glass. 3 months ago
I own a version with completely different artwork to the one pictured
posted a review of King Creosote - Demos. 3 months ago
This is a mostly solo acoustic album and many of these songs appeared later in a more polished form in 'KC Rules OK' and 'Bombshell'. Fans who felt both these albums verged on being a little too 'glossy' will find much to enjoy on this one.
submitted King Creosote - Demos. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - Or Is It?. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote, HMS Ginafore, Reporter - Madam. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - Or Was It?. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - Planet Eggz. 3 months ago
submitted King Creosote - g. 3 months ago
posted a comment on King Creosote. 3 months ago
I've added it to his discography. I'll try and add some of the other's I own where I have time too
submitted King Creosote - I Am 9. 3 months ago
posted a review of King Creosote, Kwaing Creasite - KY-10. 3 months ago
Still unsure what to make of this album. Those expecting another album of King Creosote (or Kwaing Creasite) songs will likely be sorely disappointed. This is by a long way KC's most experimental release (that I'm aware of...?) however there's a lot... See full review
posted a comment on Primal Scream. 3 months ago
They've released some absolutely stone cold classics and some of the most lazy-sounding rubbish I've heard...and everything inbetween; all while constantly reinventing their sound whether it be psychedelic jangle pop, gospel inspired dance-rock,... See full review
submitted Kwaing Creasite - KK1J. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Radiohead. 4 months ago
Jaunellouk, don't get me wrong, I find it a very good album but I have to disagree with your opinion; there are literally hundreds of albums that have taken risky 'left turns' and stylistic shifts and to say that this is "sonically incomparable" just... See full review
posted a review of Comus - First Utterance. 4 months ago
This has to be one of the most 'metal' non-metal albums in existence. You can certainly hear how this influenced the likes of Opeth several decades later.
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - Ilosaarirock. 4 months ago
Buyers make sure you check with the seller that you aee purchasing the replacement CD and not the original with faulty mastering. The complete package aught to contain both the original (faulty) disc AND the corrected version but I can understand why... See full review
posted a comment on The Bees - Octopus. 4 months ago
Songs like Left Foot Stepdown, Listening Man, Stand, Got To Let Go and (This Is For The) Better Days (pretty much the middle of the album) are exceptional and have a very distinctive sound that The Bees have made their own; the remaining tracks are... See full review
posted a review of Fish - Sunsets On Empire. 5 months ago
I'm not familiar with any of Fish's solo works and I'm only marginally familiar with the works of Marillion but this album is absolutely amazing. I'd even suggest that Brother 52 is one of the lost masterpieces of the 90's - such a fantastic track.... See full review
posted a review of Bass Communion. 5 months ago
Steven Wilson's Ambient alter-ego. His music is more recently delving into drone and 'musique concrète' territory; earlier albums being more traditionally 'ambient'. I certainly prefer the more ambient side to Bass Communion but it's all interesting... See full review
posted a review of Sufjan Stevens - Illinois. 5 months ago
Easily Sufjan's crowning achievement. For me Sufjan Stevens is one of those frustrating kind of artists where I greatly admire his creativity and his work ethic, yet I find his music a mixed bag quality-wise. Even stylistically his music covers a lot... See full review
posted a review of Sixto Rodriguez. 5 months ago
This man is living proof that commercial success has no bearing on quality. Rodriguez's first album is quite simply one of the finest album's ever created; poetic meaningful lyrics sung with real passion over music that has it's own unique sound and... See full review
posted a review of The White Stripes. 5 months ago
I miss the White Stripes. For me they were probably the greatest rock band of the 00's alongside Porcupine Tree. Every studio album of theirs has it's own individual feel, and while blues rock and garage rock isn't anything new, they had a style and... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead. 5 months ago
There's a great deal I enjoy in Radiohead's music but I'm not sure I understand the pedestal upon which they've been placed. I think I respect the band more stylistically than I do their actual music; OK Computer being the only album of theirs that... See full review
posted a comment on My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges. 5 months ago
A relatively sub-standard album (with several amazing tracks) released on a sub-standard format (the noisy picturedisc). It may be limited but it's not overly desireable - I mean, even the artwork isn't exactly great either...
posted a comment on Townes Van Zandt - The Best Of Townes Van Zandt. 5 months ago
I agree with Smetts, however the lack of any liner notes or biography or any text whatsoever regarding the artist makes me feel like this album wasn't given the care it needed. Additionally, why were no songs picked from his first album when a vastly... See full review
posted a comment on Primal Scream. 5 months ago
My contender for the most inconsistent band of all time. When they're on top form they can produce utterly stunning music; Screamadelica, XTRMNTR and (to a lesser degree) Vanishing Point are amazing albums that any newcomers aught to check out first.... See full review
posted a comment on Steven Wilson - Weekender 221113. 5 months ago
I've never heard of that one - are you sure it's not a bootleg? To my knowledge this album was only released on CD in the form already listed on Discogs.
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - In Absentia. 6 months ago
Absolutely loving the previously unreleased track 'Watching you sleep'! - it brings back that same feeling of falling in love with Porcupine Tree's music all over again.
posted a comment on Various - Expose It!. 8 months ago
My contender for the worst album artwork of all time.
posted a comment on Swans - Leaving Meaning.. 8 months ago
Still digesting this album. I love the textures, the production and the 'feel' but I can't help but feel a little let down by the actual songs themselves which are very repetitious and for want of a better word...seemingly boring. I hope it will click... See full review
posted a comment on R.E.M. - Drive. 9 months ago
As a complete package I consider this single to be one of the very best. Not only is Drive a stunning song but two of the B-sides are simply amazing and the other is rather good too!
posted a comment on Porcupine Tree - 4 Chords That Made A Million. 9 months ago
Orchida is a different recording to the version that appears on the Futile EP
posted a comment on No-Man - Love You To Bits. 10 months ago
Love you to shreds is every bit as good as the album it never made it onto (except if you own the cassette version...). Don't pass this by because it's a download release or because it's labelled as 'ambient' or a 'b-side' - it's really fantastic.
posted a comment on No-Man - Love You To Bits. 10 months ago
Response from Burning Shed:

"We have been made aware that the cassette version of Love You To Bits has been incorrectly pressed and doesn't feature the two bonus tracks.

Caroline/Universal are aware of the situation and are in the process of... See full review
posted a comment on Bass Communion - Dronework. 10 months ago
I was lucky enough to buy a copy but I completely agree with you. Really don't understand the cassette fad either...
posted a comment on Bass Communion - Drone Works #6. 12 months ago
Mine got shipped today - ships from Canada so depending on where you live may take a while to arrive.