Craig Johnson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
In My Own Words:
I, like so many other reviewers of Amazon, absolutely love a good movie.
I particularly enjoy the work of Hitchcock, Sergio Leone, ('Once Upon a Time in the West'), and Stanley Kubrick's early work, ('Paths of Glory' to '2001').
I also think that Richard Linklater, ('Dazed and Confused', 'Before Sunrise'), is the finest young film maker to emerge in the last ten years, and I would like to he… Read more


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Recent Songs ~ Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs ~ Leonard Cohen
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed!, May 6 2002
My favourite Leonard Cohen album of all time is "Songs of Love and Hate". And it wasn't until I heard "Recent Songs" that I found an album that matched "SOL+H"'s lyrical and musical beauty.
After his ridiculous collaboration with Phil Spector - "Death of A Ladies Man" - , "Recent Songs" was a wonderfully welcome return to form. Among my favourites songs on this album are "The Window" - a beautiful song in the tradition of "Last Year's Man"; "Un Canadien Errant", sung entirely in French by the Montreal born Cohen; "The Guests", "The Gypsy's Wife", and "Ballad of the Absent Mare".
This is a must-own for any Leonard Cohen fan. And it should also be pointed out that this is the… Read more
Beautiful Midnight ~ Matthew Good Band
Beautiful Midnight ~ Matthew Good Band
The best thing I can say about the American version of "Beautiful Midnight", is that it gives Americans a chance to hear both "Aparitions", (the best song from their previous album.), and "Hello Time Bomb" on the same album. These are respectively the best slow song and the best fast song that MGB has put out.
But, unfortuantely, I don't think Americans can appreciate MGB's gretaest album in the version that is available in their country. Sadly, in the process of adding songs from their previous album, "Underdogs", two amazing songs from the Canadain version of "Beautiful Midnight" are missing from the American version. The first… Read more
Loser Anthems ~ Matthew Good Band
Loser Anthems ~ Matthew Good Band
This is MGB's gift to its die-hard fans who are waiting impatiently for their follow-up album to the excellent "Beautiful Midnight". And although I'm not quite as big a fan of this EP as others appear to be, I think "Loser Anthems" does satisfy MGB fans craving for their music.
I'm only really enthusiastic about two songs on this seven-track disc. The first is the opening track "Flashdance II", A great rock song that you'll enjoy cranking-up. The second is a beautiful slow song called "Flight Recorder from Viking 7", which floored me the first time I heard it; I think it's their best slow-song since "Apparitions".
So, what you… Read more