Some heavy stuff "Make Me Sway" which is somewhat "Kansas" related; some jazzy? It won't be a dear one for sure! Is this enough for me to recommend you this album? I guess not. But it is maybe due to the fact that I have listened to so many good to great albums in my long life. Five out of ten; updated to three stars for this one. To their credit, I have to leave them some sort of genuine and personal sound but no more. It's catchy, it's full of energy, but it's not going to be a radio-friendly track at all.
It's a fantastic blend of progressive elements and catchy radio-friendly jams that's just cool and fun and brilliant. All of these songs, even only halfway through the album, are a culmination of Echolyn's sound that had potential in the 90's, but never developed to the point of my liking until the turn of the 21st century with "Cowboy Poems Free".
And it's been a problem once I discovered bands that were rooted in progressive rock from day one, but were also capable of producing catchy, listenable, driving-friendly tracks.
It's a compromise that actually benefits both and harms neither, a best of both worlds, and obviously as a fan of progressive rock music, I've never been a fan of the mainstream, for many reasons. And yet, I'm still unashamed for finding a song with a catchy pop lyric or melody and just grooving and bopping out to it in my car.
There's a time and place for serious music, and also a time and place for music that just makes you feel good. And here, I've never come across a bunch of songs that are able to combine both ideals in a seamless and almost effortless form.
Sure, the title track is a bit of a dark subject lyrically at times, but it still develops into a nice jam. In short, a brilliant finish to a brilliant album. I'm always more than a little suspicious when a reviewer says, "You have to listen to this cd a few times before you like it. And yet, I t In choosing to move to The End is Beautiful after having been highly impressed by Mei, I made two flawed assumptions.
Firstly, that if Mei was so great then logic should follow that an album with a similarly high rating should be of the same calibre. Second, it would likely be in my best interest Echolyn are a band that I have come to love over time.
I feel that they just get better with each successive album although I do feel "Mei" is a masterpiece and therefore better than this album. Echolyn has a very unique sound that is hard to categorize. I would say that there is some passing s I have only just discovered Echolyn in the last month in spite of them having been in existence for 20 years.
What's more, so far I have only heard this album and I write this without reference to any of their other work. In some regards, it seems unnecessary to do so. This album is so good, to This album follows on the excellent 'Mei' in somewhat the same style.
These last two are heavier than any of the previous efforts. There are some nice bits and this is still a good album, but I still found it to be quite a letdown. The two best If you expect that Echolyn - The End Is Beautiful will deliver another epic-like "Mei", then prepare to lower your expectation. This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.
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The all seeing eye? Are you saying that these people privvy to info we are not? He sang at Carnegie Hall in the early '60s and followed this up in with a one-man show, The World of Charles Aznavour, at the Ambassador Hotel in New York, which drew rave notices from audiences and critics alike. By that time, the once-struggling singer had secured his first American LP release with the similarly titled album The World of Charles Aznavour on Reprise Records, the label founded and run by Frank Sinatra.
His style of performing was compared variously to Maurice Chevalier and Sinatra and remained enduringly popular for decades. He died on October 1, at the age of Similar artists. Including credits for contributing artists Albums. Sort and filter albums sorted by Most acclaimed. Charles Aznavour. Il faut savoir. The back of the CD looks like this:. A nasty swirly blue background that looks suspiciously like cheapo clipart. A poorly reproduced photo, printed not much bigger than the barcode.
OK, well maybe they decided to save the cool graphics for the booklet? Just more swirly blue clipart, forgettable sleeve notes, and the odd photo.
And finally, the little bit behind the clear plastic of the tray, behind the CD itself. Apparently not. Problem is, this album came out in , and in any case The Stranglers usually took pains to claim they were different from all the other bands that were around at the time. How did they come to make such a horrible hash of the reissue art? Why did they dump all the great graphics from the original vinyl version?
The only explanation I can think of is that The Stranglers spent the design budget for the reissue on vodka, and then got a bloke they knew from down the pub to do it for a fiver. Lush Slummer I don't know where to start, or when, but I will never not have a copy of this album. William Latanville. Tadas Majeris.
Ryan Lamont. Brothers of the Dollhouse. Seance Michael. Octagon Eyes. No Comment. Brik Will. Michael Thompson. Eric Ed. Darren Sangita. Graeme Campbell. Samuel Estok. Ryan Feeley. Morning Glory. Charles Snider. Purple Scroll. Paul Moss. James Crook. Brian Mockensturm. Limited Numbered Edition 2xCD with user-interactive psychoactive artwork.Feb 20, · Inner sleeve art is often one of the casualties of less-than-perfect CD reissues. I was about 13 years old when I first started collecting records, and sleeve art was always one of the attractions. Before punk, 7″ singles normally had those standard paper covers, with a hole allowing you to see the label which had all the details of artist.