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à posté un avis de Prince - Graffiti Bridge. about 3 hours ago
First, think of a movie as a two-hour video and then accept the album as an accompanying audio counterpart.

Sure this film was mainly an experiment - musicals generally are an experiment in the film context. Some of them are superb, many are pure ... Voir l'avis en entier
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A posté un commentaire sur Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85. 12 days ago
This is a super typical 80s' album. On the other hand it's a perfect pop album. Confusing a crossover due to the group's strict political past, there's a lot to shock anyone expecting anything remotely similar to, say, "OPEC-Immac". Might be ... Voir l'avis en entier
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A posté un commentaire sur Deux Filles - Silence & Wisdom / Double Happiness. 18 days ago
Honey, you always take everything so seriously, now do you?
A posté un commentaire sur Other Voices Records. about 1 month ago
Happened to me a few years ago, the very same thing. Pre-order made, waited for it - for what turned out to be a whole year (if not a bit longer), and not before I sent many reminder e-mails to Other Voices, asking them to send me the item I payed for. ... Voir l'avis en entier
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A posté un commentaire sur Psychic Television* - First Transmission. about 1 month ago
The video side of PTV is where the head hits a brick wall - visually this hurts the mind more than uplifts, and for the most part, "First Transmission" is either disgusting or boring (once/if you get over the "disgusting" bit), I dare say, even for those ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Psychic TV. about 1 month ago
A vast discography to choose from - musically speaking, some of it amazing, some of it hugely over-rated. PTV were/are both, a force and a freak of nature. Creepy, in-your-face excursions into the unknown, revealing the dirt from beneath the surface. ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur The Shamen - Boss Drum. about 1 month ago
Musically innovative, eclectic and daring yes - but timeless, no. While some of it kept the essence of The Shamen's earlier and way more progressive incarnation/s, "Boss Drum" is a mixed trendy bag of (missed) opportunities. Many keep pointing out Mr. ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Talking Heads - True Stories. about 1 month ago
"Little Creatures" was already a departure from the afrofunk-infused polyrhythms of "Fear Of Music", "Remain In Light" and "Speaking In Tongues", not to mention the side-projects of Tom Tom Club and Byrne/Eno. And as much as the characteristic sound of ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense. about 1 month ago
Superb in every way - the energy of Talking Heads on this live album even overshadowed their superb studio work up to that point. The earlier VHS version of "Stop Making Sense" may now seem the most desired due to the fact it includes the entire ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Prince - Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack). about 1 month ago
An album that works well away on its own as much as it is an exclusive soundtrack to a Tim Burton film. Appearing as the "pop" side to Danny Elfman's classical score, "Batman" is a strange affair of Prince's hits and misses. The production is without ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels / Sunburst And Snowblind. 2 months ago
Very possibly does. Looks quite unique, I'd say - there is also a US version of the CD that reads only the album title on the front cover. The label themselves probably decided to add "Sunburst and Snowblind" along with "Head Over Heels" as a title on ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur The Hafler Trio - Walk Gently Through The Gates Of Joy. 4 months ago
A stunning collection of sound experiments although one needs to be relaxed and in the right mood, as this is definitely not made for the "easy listening" purpose. But once you are ready "Walk Gently Through the Gates Of Joy" will provide with a ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Yazoo - Four Pieces. 4 months ago
I am happy to see Mute releasing and re-releasing some of the classic stuff. That is understandable, and as Daniel Miller himself put it in the recently released, amazing book about Mute - these records have to stay available to the record buying public. ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur The Human League - Romantic?. 4 months ago
"Romantic?" should have been a return to form - "Heart Like a Wheel" that announced the comeback already sounded like johnny-come-lately in the year 1990, still it had all the perfect ingredients of the group's spot-on hit work (after all, it was Martin ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Simple Minds - Someone Somewhere (In Summertime). 4 months ago
Amazing single with extended extra touch worth possessing especially so for the stunning raw version of "King Is White" from one of the groups radio session works and even more so especially for the non-album piece that is "Soundtrack For Every Heaven" - ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Depeche Mode - Exciter. 5 months ago
This is where their exploitation of "Violator" riffs truly began to drag. Although "Exciter" is no less than good an album, a brave step away from the rock-ish sound firmly established in "Songs of Faith and Devotion" and "Ultra", a milestone record ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Blancmange - Happy Families. 6 months ago
Correct, the engravings and the credits are the only way to check the two versions between them. The pressing containing the orchestral version of waves features "TY 2.3.83" and "Double Brandy" engraved on the LP + the remix credit "Waves remixed by ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Kraftwerk - Electric Cafe. 6 months ago
It usually depended on the quality of the master tape from which the LP was pressed. "Electric Cafe" sounded great even on cassette as such - the sound quality which throughout time may have degraded, unless properly taken care of to preserve the ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Kraftwerk - 3-D (Der Katalog). 6 months ago
The whole "3-D Katalog" thing seems more like a sad attempt by Mr. Hütter to finally erase any links with the past, thus re-interpreting the classics with the current line-up. In 1980, OMD wrote the song "Pretending to see the future". Kraftwerk now ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks. 6 months ago
The 2003 album's main problem isn't the sheer plasticity of it - it is Kraftwerk's inconsistent presence in music in the last 20+ years. 1991's "The Mix" was a curious little gem of a compilation revisiting the originals, cleverly using the remix formula ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Tears For Fears - Suffer The Children. 6 months ago
Audibly, this one's a starting point where Tears For Fears were still in search of their own identity. Expecting a more explicit synth-pop version of "Suffer the Children" may be a disappointment to some - as the 1981 7" version is already quite similar ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Karl Bartos - Off The Record. 7 months ago
Yes, to accept it for what it is, the story behind this album helps a great deal - and while there really is nothing new under the sun, you cannot ignore the charm of Mr. Bartos bringing his retro-futuristic ideas back to the present (continuous).

The ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Rhesus Factor. 7 months ago
While posing pretentiously as an EBM promoter and even attracting many famous EBM acts to join in, I believe neither the likes of Front 242, FLA, Psyche or Leaether Strip to name a few are aware of the ideals one Stefan Rukavina glorifies and ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Stefan Rukavina. 7 months ago
While posing pretentiously as an EBM promoter and even attracting many famous EBM acts to join in, I believe neither the likes of Front 242, FLA, Psyche or Leaether Strip to name a few are aware of the ideals one Stefan Rukavina glorifies and ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Bleiburg. 7 months ago
While posing pretentiously as an EBM promoter and even attracting many famous EBM acts to join in, I believe neither the likes of Front 242, FLA, Psyche or Leaether Strip to name a few are aware of the ideals one Stefan Rukavina glorifies and ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses. 8 months ago
A timeless masterpiece that provokes the popular question - who's listening to it in the year 20--? I know I do.
A posté un commentaire sur Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain. 9 months ago
Without doubt, their "Unforgettable Fire" moment. "Sparkle In the Rain" is impressive as it is ambitious and bombast. Gone is the electronic/experimental subtlety of their previous work, despite Michael McNeil's gorgeous keyboard work continuing to ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Nina Hagen - Nunsexmonkrock. 10 months ago
Somewhere between the grim reality, "The Litanies of Satan", the messed-up spiritual quest and a weird dream, "Nunsexmonkrock" took things way beyond the leftfield experimentation and parody, that days after listening you're continually bothered by the ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur a-ha - Take On Me. 11 months ago
Without the internet, people would wish for the magic wand, in order to hear any of the song's earlier versions/demos/mixes - hoping for something that could have been rawer, darker and edgier, considering the electro-pop appeal of A-ha's music.

Well, ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Róisín Murphy. 11 months ago
We happen to say quite often "there are very few artists that...". With Roisin Murphy, whatever happens after the ellipsis, she's always spot on in her part-sensual, part-erotic, part-provocative and constantly daring without being bombast or by any ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Arca (4). about 1 year ago
In one of his recent interviews, Daniel Miller described Arca in the wake of a certain "Fad Gadget". Knowing the nature of Frank Tovey's (literally speaking) body of work, such suggestion is, of course, totally in place - except Arca is physically and ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Die Krupps - A Tribute To Metallica. about 1 year ago
There's so much bad beyond bad karaoke here that no hi-tech aggro-vibe could have saved it from total embarrassment - maybe Die Krupps' intentions were honest at heart but giving the legendary thrash metal band a tribute as cheap as this is just ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur DAF* - 1st Step To Heaven. about 1 year ago
It's not about loving the first, big four (or five, if you prefer "Produkt der DAF") albums - at best, this album makes it for one true oddity in the duo's catalogue. By abbreviating their earlier "Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft" name to a simplified ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur The Birthday Party - Hee-Haw. about 1 year ago
Amazing compilation in all, but regarding CAD307 CD version/s, try before you buy as one of these CD editions (hopefully just one, and not the entire re/issue series) features a sound dropout at the very beginning of "Mr. Clarinet" (easily comparable to ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Heaven Seventeen* - Pleasure One. about 1 year ago
Brave to evolve but too bad it didn't keep the synthetic edge of the group's previous albums and explore it further. With "Pleasure One", Heaven 17 deliver a decent adult pop album of the year 1986, but you can cut ambition with a knife here - the rich ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Marsheaux - A Broken Frame. about 1 year ago
As long as people know of the source, Marsheaux won't do the original album that much harm. Depeche themselves may seem tired a band these days, but at least they remain unique with their legacy and recycling it. Of course, it is everyone's desire - and ... Voir l'avis en entier
à posté un avis de Madonna - Like A Prayer. about 1 year ago
While not the only ace album of hers, "Like a Prayer" is Madonna's true magnum opus of an album. A personal diary of childhood dreams, spiritual quest, ambition and trauma transformed into a striking collection of songs as bitter as they're sweet on the ... Voir l'avis en entier
soumis Iv/An - Unself And Unselfish. about 1 year ago
A posté un commentaire sur Cocteau Twins - Peppermint Pig. about 1 year ago
The single the very band loves to hate to the present day. While it may seem the most untypical of the Cocteau Twins' releases - mainly due to the fact the production duties were handed over to Alan Rankine of The Associates (who, in his own right, did a ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Cocteau Twins - Garlands. about 1 year ago
I could NEVER sack off "Peppermint Pig" :) if I have to choose a favourite single from their amazing discography, Piggy would be it!
A posté un commentaire sur Yoko Ono. about 1 year ago
Her finest music work seems to be evident in the music of those she inspired. As for Yoko, well, hail to the godmother of outoftune.
A posté un commentaire sur Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues. about 1 year ago
I remember buying this specific edition of the CD, sometime earlier in 1995. Oddly enough, this CD features the inverse-coloured, blue front cover with orange circle (originally, or judging from the majority, most editions are printed the other way ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Simple Minds. about 1 year ago
I have divided feelings towards their post-83/onwards era work myself - meaning some of the work is decent (personally, I enjoy some of it in the wake of "Sparkle In the Rain" and "Once Upon a Time"), the rest I find sadly a victim of its own pomposity ... Voir l'avis en entier
A posté un commentaire sur Autechre. about 1 year ago
This is not music. This is geometry - with symmetry and asymmetry in between.