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Peter Walker
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
187 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2005 :  00:54:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quite brief, mostly positive.

*** (out of five)

"Pixies frontman comes over all twangy"

Recorded last spring, just days before launching the re-formed Pixies tour, Honeycomb dishes up a very different side of Frank Black. Surrounding himself with some of Nashville's finest musicians, it's essentially a mournful country record, with Black in reflective, middle-aged mode. Consequently, there are no songs about UFOs or monkeys, and it's difficult to believe that this most tender of voices is the very same one that all those years ago growled Planet of Sound with such aggression. His mutation into Hank Williams may be unlikely, but it also proves to be rather charming. (Nick Duerden).

Rip It! I Burn Today.

NimrodsSon
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1938 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2005 :  07:42:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Does anyone remember how many stars they gave Show Me Your Tears?


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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
821 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2005 :  07:56:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Q annoys the hell out of me! Most FB albums get 2 or 3 stars in Q. The magazine I trust most with reviews is Uncut, they have the balls to give Oasis' new album 2 stars outta 5 while Q is givng them 4. Q used to be good, but I think it panders to the mainstream gossip and youth rather than absolute quality of music, which I believe Uncut is superlative for. Either that or im getting old.
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toeknee
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
281 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2005 :  10:27:15  Show Profile  Click to see toeknee's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I remember they gave Show Me Your Tears 2 stars, particularly ripping into
"My Favourite Kiss."
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VoVat
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
9168 Posts

Posted - 07/02/2005 :  15:28:52  Show Profile  Visit VoVat's Homepage  Click to see VoVat's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Consequently, there are no songs about UFOs or monkeys


Not even Homer's Pet Monkey?



I was all out of luck, like a duck that died. I was all out of juice, like a moose denied.
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Peter Walker
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United Kingdom
187 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2005 :  01:58:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To be honest, I don't have a problem with that review.... it does at least sound like he listened to the album a fair bit. The SMYT critique kinda reeked of "I've listened to it just the once", and the kiss-off line that "Kim Deal must be pissing herself laughing" looked like one thought of before even checking the record out.

Q is trying to change a bit (you're right about the "2 or 3 stars" thing, although DITS and Frank Black got four), but on the whole I do prefer Uncut, if only because they once published a letter of mine ;-)
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2005 :  09:22:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for posting. But, yeah, what's with the low stars!


Sometimes, no matter how shitty things get, you have to just do a little dance. - Frank
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
821 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2005 :  09:59:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.uncut.net/music/frank_black_and_the_catholics/reviews/6329
http://www.uncut.net/music/frank_black_francis/reviews/228
http://www.uncut.net/music/pixies/reviews/7584

Good reviews :)
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kathryn
~ Selkie Bride ~

Belgium
15320 Posts

Posted - 07/03/2005 :  10:25:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
eeeeeexcellent!


Sometimes, no matter how shitty things get, you have to just do a little dance. - Frank
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