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2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
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79 Tracks Reviewed
284 Comments Posted
Yays: 3  Boos: 2
Critic Score 2/10
Joined: 6/11/2006

Average Rating: 3.5 stars

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Black Sleeves (ft Vikas)
alexanderstrung [6/7/2010 4:22:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
Hey-o. Fwiw, that quote at the end is more of an intro to the next song on the album. I just put it on the end of this track so the next one wouldn't start with an obnoxious voice like that. Come to think of it it's probably even less appropriate for that song but that's how I roll.

And ... speaking of that album, if anyone would like to download it for free please do, here: ... Cheers!
Left on the Way-Side
alexanderstrung [7/14/2009 9:11:59 PM EST]
Score: +0
This was good. I will admit I only listened to half before posting this.
Cindy Rodriguez
alexanderstrung [6/10/2009 11:55:26 AM EST]
Score: +0
You may be pleased to know this is evocative of late period Beatles John Lennon, and not just because of the slap back reverb. I say pleased cause it seems like you were going for that, plus, you know, it's The Beatles
alexanderstrung [6/10/2009 11:50:31 AM EST]
Score: +0
I'd say more Byrds than Beach Boys but who's keeping track. Kind of reminds me formally of latter day Robert Pollard/GBV in its restless arty poppiness.
Riding Couple w/Jessie Aron
alexanderstrung [5/19/2009 9:33:55 PM EST]
Score: +0
Lita Ford is spinning in her grave.
Spring / Summer
alexanderstrung [5/12/2009 7:22:31 AM EST]
Score: +0
Ruud, to your point (I think) and per the liner notes, if I had endeavored to edit it and spruce it up, one thing would have been to shorten it a bit - that wouldn't include having more variation obviously but I think it would help just a little.
alexanderstrung [5/11/2009 4:54:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
balcerebon - sometimes synth strings sound #@&%!ty enough they should be left out, but I agree sometimes something is better than nothing too. It doesn't necessarily bug me though, I just wasn't sure which aspect Jimbo was objecting to.
alexanderstrung [5/11/2009 4:07:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
I put this up cause I thought it was somewhat sweet, and of the season. Certainly don't expect it to hold up under intense scrutiny - as per the liner notes.

paulmars - I read your comments a voluntary one time and still think they're inane.

Jim Pearson, if they were real strings would it add something? In other words is it the arrangement or the fact that they are synth that is problematic?
Yeehaw Jawson
alexanderstrung [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Problematic band name but the song redeems it somewhat.
I'm not your superman
alexanderstrung [5/7/2009 2:32:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
I don't think I've heard another song about not being Superman. Although I have heard "I'm Not Your Wolverine" with that great line "You ask me to claw you tonight / Baby even if I had 'em, it wouldn't feel right" ... It's that little bit of vulnerability that makes it for me, ya know?

She's Watching Me
alexanderstrung [5/6/2009 2:54:58 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
I get it. You're gonna live forever, absolutely.
Ex Astris Scientia
alexanderstrung [4/30/2009 3:45:34 PM EST]
Score: +0
"post rock" seems like a pretty good tag actually ... a reference to the idea that rock as a discernible popular musical genre ended in the late 60s or thereabouts is welcome.
alexanderstrung [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
The problem if there is one is the first few reps of progression sort of just lie there. It gets tonally more intriguing as it develops and notes are added. I get the idea of adding as you go along but I think it needs that stuff to really create the mood right off the bat.
alexanderstrung [4/27/2009 3:26:26 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Far be it from me to call the kettle black, but I think the singing choices are sound, but just not executed 100% effectively. I believe that's what people are reacting to. It's hard to go from falsetto to a low note real fast like that and if you can't sell it, some people are gonna be bugged a bit. I don't think everyone needs to be a great singer, I certainly am far from it, but sometimes it helps to know your limits.

Though even then, sometimes you gotta say "#@&%! it" and just do what's right for the song even if you can't pull it off all the way.
the heart is attached
alexanderstrung [4/27/2009 3:22:58 PM EST]
Score: +0
I think this is a very good "record" in the "recording" sense. I like the arrangement and sounds quite a bit. The transitions are effective too; the way the drums sort of shift and mutate - every once in a while it gets close to disruptive but it never quite crosses the line. That means to me that the drums are musical and go with the flow effectively. They are creative, as is the approach in general; the recording is a great embellishment for the song.

I'm not sure what it's comprised of, exactly, but someone did something right at some point.