younger than yesterday
05 de Novembro de 2010

The very first lines of Chris Bell's one and only album say it all: "Every night I tell myself I am the cosmos / I am the wind / That don't bring you back again." Recorded between his departure from the notoriously misbegotten power-pop group Big Star in 1972 and his 1978 death following an auto accident, Cosmos is the work of a man struggling to assuage his depression with spiritual succor.

el estupor

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04 de Novembro de 2010

...not these songs. They are, each and every one of them, jewels of the art - and they will endure. Tom Rapp refers to jewels in the lyrics of three of them - `The jeweler', `Rocket man' and `The old man' - and his compositions are indeed jewel-like, both lyrically and melodically so far ahead of their time that it's no surprise that he never achieved commercial success.
 Psych Spaniolos

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03 de Novembro de 2010

Here is a musician and poet who has travelled a long way from his acoustic rootes. This album represents the acoustic side edged with an electro quality that at certain moments simply lifts it out of the familiar and into a more dynamic landscape. Flat Baroque and Berserk came out so long ago now, and yet it is as relevant now as it was in 1970. 
out sounds

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02 de Novembro de 2010

I was first introduced to Big Star unknowingly via the gorgeous (though admittedly lugubrious) covers of "Kangaroo" and "Holocaust" done on the first This Mortal Coil album. I was 14 (the year was 1988) when I discovered that album, and being immersed in late 70s and 80s new wave and goth and all that 4ad stuff, I hadn't a clue nor a care about who the hell Alex Chilton was. All I knew was that these were beautiful covers of songs I naively presumed to be dated folk or something, and that these covers must have improved greatly upon the obscure originals.

from russians with love

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01 de Novembro de 2010

I am a huge Buckley fan and "Goodbye..." is my favorite of his albums. It blends perfectly his variety of writing & vocal talents. It has dramatic songs (I Never Asked to Be your Mountain, Goodbye & Hello, Once I Was) that showcase his emotional lyric writing and vocal style. It also has pop songs (Phantasamagoria in Two, Pleasant Street, Morning Glory) that really make you wonder why he wasn't a huge commercial success. I have a large collection of music, over 500 CDs ranging from 60's folk to 90's alternative. This is the one CD I have listened to more than any other and in my opinion is one of the best ever made.

Tyme Machine

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Novembro 2010
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