JohnLouisHoward
JohnLouisHoward
New Orleans
Gaze
Mitsumeru
80
Nov 21

Recent Reviews

Nov 18, 2017
80
this is a lovely record but why does Martha Wainwright sing better in French than Charlotte Gainsbourg? shouldn't it be the other way around?
Nov 13, 2017
70
jarring record and confusing band with a split personality. the indie pop songs are quality Glaswegian fare and would rate an 80 on their own, but their indie rockers are just bad and the singer is flat (as in bad pitch) and no better than a 60, so it all works out to a 70 I guess.
Nov 12, 2017
95
Debut masterpiece. Kathryn Joseph ranks with Mary Margaret O'Hara and Kate Bush as a vocalist. The songs are brilliant. She is extraordinary.
Nov 12, 2017*
95
Out Lines is a super-group of sorts, but the Graham-Joseph-Mackay combination has made a perfectly seamless record, as if they were born to play together. The harmonies are, as many reviewers have noted, "haunting", but here that is not a cliche. The genesis of the record was a true collaborative process and the level of care and detail lavished on this recording preserves the integrity of that unique effort. Kathryn Joseph's voice is both deeply earthy and other-worldly. She is the ... read more
Nov 12, 2017
100
The post-punk masterpiece and only recording of the Vietnamese hardcore legends. The blistering vocals of Nga Nhi rip through a barrage of smashing drums and bass and shredding guitars to render an overwhelming sound. They were an amazing live band judging by videos of their performances. Nga Nhi passed away in 2012, but this record delivers one of the most compelling vocal performances of the recent past. You can hear it on Soundcloud if you are interested.
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Oct 13, 2017
Mahalo for all the eclectic exposures... Plus, you've got a great voice in your writing. I just wish I didn't have to track interesting reviewers all over the place in here! What became of the compilation that would present when we 1st opened our site?
Oct 11, 2017
[Smiles]... Itz all good, bruv
Sep 18, 2017
ur a legend
Aug 24, 2017
haha, it's all good man! to each his own.
Feb 28, 2017
Lots of interesting unknown bands in your highest ratings. Thanks!
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100 =100, 91-99 = great, 90 = good, 80-89 = worthy of a listen, 70-79 = good song or two, 69 - 40 = thanks for playing, under 40 = GTFO
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50-59
 
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