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Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album to get in to Grant, April 1 2004
This review is from: Virginia Creeper (Audio CD)
Hey folks, check it. This is a great album from a great singer songwriter. I'd say it's his most commercially accessible album. Grant is doing a more country/bluegrass thing here, but only on the slight. I didn't hear a whole lot of GLB in this. At first i thought, this is a good record but with repeated listens i realized that Grant Lee is amazing and so is this record. You just cant escape that voice and the instrumentation is excellent. Have a listen and check it out!!Pick it up!!

It's Time
It's Time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow Brother, Go Get You Some Sandy, Feb. 3 2004
This review is from: It's Time (Audio CD)
This is going to be a killer review. Just so you know. When i first listened to this i was like, hey man, where's the nice snappy easy listening tunes??? I wasn't in to it. But, upon reflection on the fact that ..How could Sandy and the boys put out someting i didn't like?? I put it in again. What is so dang killer about Sandy is he takes old school and gives it to you in such a different way, it doesnt make sense right away. I sat down, gave it a direct listen, and hey, it's a great record, plain and simple
Sandy is such a great singer. You are a true talent my man. Your voice keeps my place warm at night. Where are the Sinatra's of our generation. Here's the guy.
Jimmy Roy plays some killer steel guitar, man, you just gotta love that instrument. Such an extension, it's killer.
Bobby Trimble is like a freightrane back there. I've never heard anyone with such perfect timing, although Brian Fahey rings a bell.
Jeff West is thumpin along back there. That must be a killer instrument to play, the steering wheel of the band.
Ashley Kingman has such a great feel on his pick, you can really tell the difference, and it makes for some unique sounds.
This album is heaven my friends. I'm takin this one to the other side.

Come Feel Me Tremble
Come Feel Me Tremble
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great recording, Dec 24 2003
This review is from: Come Feel Me Tremble (Audio CD)
Check it, Paul's got a new one out. CFMT is an excellent record. I have no idea how a guy can put out one record after another of solid tunes. I am a Westerberg fan all the way and have liked his solo stuff as much as The Mats if not more. Let's hope there continues to be recordings from Paul.
The Mats arent coming back. This is as close as you are gonna get to that. That being said, CFMT is a collection of great songs. Sonically killer. Pick it up.

Tom Dowd & the Language of Music [Import]
Tom Dowd & the Language of Music [Import]
DVD ~ Otis Redding
Offered by M and N Media Canada
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Dowd, Dec 24 2003
Tom Dowd was an unsung genius. Watch this dvd, as i saw it on IFC and it was phenomenal. Tom was a groundbreaking innovator in sound recording and production as well as and engineer's engineer. Anyone who knows in the industry should look up to this man and his achievements. A true innovator responsible for a lot of the music you hear now, and the great music from back then.

Come Feel Me Tremble
Come Feel Me Tremble
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's always great to hear Paul is back, Oct. 21 2003
This review is from: Come Feel Me Tremble (Audio CD)
yet another killer album from Paul Westerberg, this time, the soundtrack to the dvd of the same name. The first dvd on Paul, so make sure to pick that up too. More on this album as i get a couple more listens in. So far, killer

El Matador
El Matador
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow!! Good Record from the Pals...Worth It., Sept. 27 2003
This review is from: El Matador (Audio CD)
Ok, here's the deal with El Matador. If you like The Paladins as a whole and aren't an album by album type of fan then you'll dig this. It's the Pals doing what they do. Combo of old time rock n roll, country and rockabilly along the lines of Palvoline. But it swings and it rocks.
The Deal with El Matador is this. It's a good record for playing around the house. The writing is fine, it's easy. The Pals were never known as a heavy "songwriting" type of band. That isn't where the focus is for most of the listeners out there, just something they could sing along to easy. No politics, no heavy stuff, just fun.
There isnt a lot of heavy Gonzalez guitar solos on this although the playing is great and complicated.

Brian Fahey is of course right on with his drumming, and the mix has the drums up front which is nice. Brian gets a chance to branch out a bit, proving once again, he can blow most guys away on drums. A true talent
The bass is tricky. This record was recorded and mixed by Thomas with no outside intervention from the band. As a result, the mix sounds quite different from previous producers (mark neill) If you don't have good bass in your car, turn it all the way down. Then it sounds like a 50's record. At home, it sounds fine, even with a tiny panasonic bookshelf system.
Now, for the longest time, there have been you fans and critics alike who have chided The Pals on their records, and that's to be expected. All the guitar people from the early days don't like the new stuff, too country. Or the rockabillies don't like it because it's too blues. The Paladins are about playing roots music. If you arent down with that and are still on the whole "stevie ray vaughan" kick, with the 2 hour guitar solos and whatnot, then skip the criticism due to your lack of growth, and go pick up the record that suits you. If you are a rockabilly, you should dig this. If you are a first time pals fan and you like country, go get slippin in. More blues?? Pick up Let's Buzz.
El Matador is a GREAT record. A few good instrumentals. It's worth the purchase. If you are going in to this thinking you are going to be blown away by screaming guitars, don't. It's not that type of record. The live shows are for that. This is very much an "album" oriented record, not a singles record.
What you have here is a good record, mature, competent, with good songs, one that you won't become familiar right away with. Sometimes after a few spins, you've got the record down. Not so here. An enjoyable record from The Paladins, just different!!. The emphasis is on something different right now. If you don't like it at first, listen to it more. If you didn't want the same record over and over again, then here you go. I like the Pals in that, from slippin in on, the records have become more complicated, more mature. That's why you don't love them right away, as you did with the first 3 records. It needs a different ear to hear it, which is cool, because with roots music, it's the new presentation that makes it good. Roots has been around forever and could get old or repetitious.
The Paladins are one of the few bands out there to still continually tour and play roots music. Go to the shows. Support it. There are very few bands like this out there that are this accessible. Do your part.
Bit of advice for the one star reviewer. GET OUT OF ROOTS MUSIC. IT'S NOT YOUR DEAL. Show me a roots album that doesnt sound like any other roots music before it. Sandy, Deke, all those guys, they get it from roots music!! That one star is jive by the way. The Paladins have never done anything one star. If they did they would'nt have survived this long.

Terroir Blues
Terroir Blues
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Release for Jay Farrar Fans, Aug. 12 2003
This review is from: Terroir Blues (Audio CD)
Ok Look. for all of us that like jay farrar as a solo artist, then you will like this album. A lot of us fans could separate jay from jeff in Uncle Tup, some fans from before couldnt make the journey that they took when they spearated. That's okay. I personally love tweedy, but couldnt care about anything after A.M.
Jay Puts out a genius release with Terroir Blues. Dont worry about the length, the sound tracks in between are cool, and the length runs unrealized until the house grows quiet. It's a perfect record to hear at home. I wish it was out on vinyl.
If you like Jay Farrar as a solo artist, you'll really dig this record. It's perfect music Farrar style, slow, moody, but sounding so good, Farrar style.

Star Trek: Nemesis (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
Star Trek: Nemesis (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
DVD ~ Patrick Stewart
Offered by Warehouse105
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best star trek film, May 21 2003
i just watched this movie and it kicked! tons of action, some hilarious scenes, it was great. yes the characters act differently, picard is refreshingly upbeat, the characters havent followed the same timelines,...yes there are some differences.
from the start of the movie it didnt matter. i was watching characters i love do what they do, tool around the universe and do what they do. it's a great trek movie. rent it first if you have to, then you'll buy it.

Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season [4-Disc DVD]
Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season [4-Disc DVD]
DVD ~ Peter Krause
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5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Feet Under, The Best Show on HBO, Not Tv, Nov. 29 2002
When i first started to watch six feet under, i remember the first episode. It was so weird, the music was creepy and it dove right in to an area that a lot of us (hopefully) don't have to face for a long time. When it hits, you're shellshocked. Six Feet Under is a story of a family who lives in and owns a funeral home. All of the characters have their own intricasies. (the story is too long to delve into here and truly, i could not do it justice, so i'll save you the novel). It is truly the best show i have ever seen thru my television. Always stark, beautifully acted, this show gets under your skin believe me. It may be a little too frontal at first, but you get in to a groove with this. The writing is terrific, it never gets boring. You wouldn't belive the stuff that has happened in this show. The most incindiery part of this show is the first 10 min, where a story of a persons death is acted out. Get this even if you haven't seen an episode. It's a beautiful way to unknowingly slip through that door we all dread somewhere deep inside of us.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Paul, I'm so glad you're back., April 27 2002
This review is from: Stereo (Audio CD)
Look, forget all the comparisons. Paul to the Mats, his earlier work. This is Paul's new record. I can't tell you the last time i anticipated a record. I've been waiting for this record for a long time. It is by all means excellent. Paul is an artist and that means accepting him for what he does. He's controlling your experience. That's why you buy his albums. Paul has put out honest, earnest, compelling work in it's most simplistic form. No overproduction just pure. Even the mono sounds pretty good. Name anyone that came out of that era and is doing albums like this?? Both these albums made me feel so good. I'm glad i'm alive when Paul is. I'm glad only certain people know who he is. We are a tight group of consummate listeners. We all know who Bob Mould is, you know...Listen. Paul's back. He's got a new double album of sorts!!! Can't you just wait to hear it?.

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