Beatles - Let It Be... Naked
Let It Be needed a reworking was open to debate before this release.
One listen through to McCartney's stripped version answers any doubts
to the idea."
- Grand Central Vol. 2
Grand Central are nine years old and their output stands as a beacon
of good taste on Oldham Street in the mythical Northern Quarter."
- Concert For George
For George is the sound of a bunch of friends, getting together
to cheer the memory of one of their own and jam together on some
of the finest music written. As a tribute to Harrison, it simply
couldn't be more appropriate."
- Still Life
sensitive singer/songwriters like Matthew Jay and Elliott Smith
giving into their inner demons and dropping like flies, thank god
for Aqualung - aka Matt Hales - for stepping up to the plate with
a fabulous second album."
- Messy Century
is, this is a perfectly competent debut with some nice tunes and
some decent programming of beats and bleeps. But it is never gonna
rock your world at a time when British pop is finally fighting back
against the might of Americana."
- Between Darkness And Wonder
are one of the unsung treasures of modern music, slinging out gorgeously
sumptuous track after brimful of beauty track, so it's of little
surprise that their new album is another collection of exception."
X - Being Somebody
Somebody is a fitting sequel to Thinking It Over. It bristles with
desire and excitement, it understands the band's place in the world
and it possesses some of the freshest tunes that'll wriggle out
from under the stone of manufactured pop all year."
Smith - Up On The Downs
On The Downs has the usual Grand Central twist, and the sound does
echo with the noises of Mark Rae, Fingathing and company, but there's
a different agenda at work here, one that enables an overview of
what's on offer, and that's where the DJ Shadow similarities begin."