Brian Kious

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (9 of 14)
Location: Saint Charles, Missouri United States
Anniversary: Oct. 21
In My Own Words:
It all started when I was in school at Lindenwood College. I had walked out of my dorm to see a blue 1977 Ford Granada with a military driver standing outside with the door open. "We've been expecting you, sir.", he said as he motioned me into the car. Well, completely ignoring the public service announcements about getting into strange cars I went ahead and got in. Sitting there in the back seat … Read more



Top Reviewer Ranking: 457,612 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 14
Harmony ~ Gordon Lightfoot
Harmony ~ Gordon Lightfoot
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad He's Still Here, May 11 2004
I must be the only fellow in the U.S. who anxiously awaits a new Lightfoot album! This was exciting. Lightfoot, who is 66 years-old has bounced back from severe health problems that nearly killed him to make a new start. This album has that fresh of a sound. It sounds as if he's starting completely over with new songs and a new label. Another surprise is the appearance of Red Shea on a couple songs. This is Red's first time playing on an album since 1976's "Summertime Dream". There are lots of classic sounds here, especially with the eerie "Flyin' Blind" in which Lightfoot adds a spooky Farfisa organ. "End of All Time" would have to be recognized as the single… Read more
Heartbreaker ~ Ryan Adams
Heartbreaker ~ Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams, for his first time alone, has turned out a classic. "Heartbreaker" comes across like an old time live rockabilly record mixed with just the right amount of ballads (or is it vice versa?). Songs like "Winding Wheel" and "Come Pick Me Up" have that wonderful high and lonesome sound that is missing from what the industry calls "Country" now. Adams isn't the best lyricist in the world, and a lot of his songs sound like he was filling in the blanks of a MadLibs (remember those?) for songwriters sheet then sang it. The melodies he writes more than make up for some of the lackluster lyrical quality though. There are some great potential hits… Read more
The Days in Between ~ Blue Rodeo
The Days in Between ~ Blue Rodeo
4.0 out of 5 stars Thunderstorm Music, May 2 2004
When the first notes of "Cinema Song" crept through my speakers I couldn't help but get chills. This could possibly be Jim Cuddy's finest moment with Blue Rodeo since "Five Days In May"! This song alone makes the album worth owning (and it's only the first song!). It gets better though, Greg Keelor comes in with "The Seeker" in classic fashion. Keelor really shone on this album and with lines like "..the fine line between stealing and giving in the landscape of the saints..." is evendence that he was up to good. Other high points are the soaring vocals on the album's first single "Somebody Waits" as Jim Cuddy's crystal clear voice rings high. "The Days In Between" is Greg… Read more