33-year old wallflower

"Eric N Andrews"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (34 of 40)
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Birthday: Aug. 11
In My Own Words:
I'm just a simple college graduate from West Lafayette, Indiana at Purdue University with a degree in English, minor in Communications (as of August 5, 2005). My aim is to work in journalism really, either writing for the NEW YORK TIMES or ROLLING STONE. So these reviews, lists, etc. that I write are my way of preparation for what I hope will be the job I make my living out of. I may not be Pulitz… Read more


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Angelfish ~ Angelfish
Angelfish ~ Angelfish
When one singer leaves their original band to join another & wind up having much larger success than before, it can leave that previous group in the dust to be forgotten for all time. But in the case of Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson, her old band Angelfish had just as much potential and talent to make it on their own before Garbage's future members saw the band's video on MTV, and at last found their frontwoman. As Shirley went on to multiplatinum glories with Garbage, Angelfish's self-titled 1993 debut (and only album) still stands alone as its own singularly fine work.
Stylistically, ANGELFISH leans more towards Garbage's 1995 self-titled debut with its more guitar-based rock… Read more
Reg Strikes Back ~ Elton John
Reg Strikes Back ~ Elton John
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The 1980s are not known for being a stellar decade in Elton John's career. He was deep into substance abuse, and even while he was working with his top-notch lyricist Bernie Taupin, Bernie's own personal problems wreaked their own havoc on Elton's output, culminating in 1986's LEATHER JACKETS, widely acknowledged as Elton's absolute worst album. Apparently, the acclaimed LIVE IN AUSTRALIA album & tour awoke Elton to the gems of his earlier days, and that along with surgery done to remove throat sores was to help make 1988's REG STRIKES BACK his big splash back into the spotlight. However, these were just baby steps compared to the all-out triumphant return of 1992's THE ONE, Elton's… Read more
Patience ~ George Michael
Patience ~ George Michael
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By now, George Michael's battles with the music industry & his bid to be taken seriously as an artist are a part of modern pop music legend. Sure, his solo albums have been years in the making, only this time, it wasn't legal reasons that kept him from returning to the stores, but mostly personal ones & just plain perfectionism. So is PATIENCE the best album to make a comeback? Not really, but it'll do just fine.
1. "Patience"---This brief ballad opens the album with lyrics that appear to be about both the importance of religion & why it is never there when we need it. George shows how far he has grown vocally in the last 2 decades. The reprise of the song that closes the British… Read more