Music review entries
January 23, 2006
"The next major british band" – Q Magazine.
Featuring songs such as 'Cash Machine', 'Hard to Beat' and 'Tied up to Tight', this CD is a very interesting listen. Playing on the street-society that is our age, Stars of CCTV incoperates everything about the life of urban Britain.
'Stars of CCTV' follows the story of a swollen credit card and the poverty which many youths are constricted by. We are all working for a cash machine..which is quite true. 'Hard to beat' has now become a regular club anthem and sports a catchy chorus and some wicked lyrics.
Stars of CCTV perfectly captures life's highs and lows, the good times and the bad times. 'Living for the weekend' is a tribute to going out on a saturday night for forgetting life's worries. We are all the stars of CCTV, and it's not aimed to show up the "chav lifestyle" and back-up social stereotyping or anything. It's a CD about life as we know it and the CCTV camera is simply a big metaphor.
This CD is a great listen, an urban masterpiece with a sound reminiscent of some of Oasis' tunes and some suburban 70's music. It's definetly quite different and cannot really be classed under one genre as it holds a bit of many: indie, pop, rock, reggae. It's a great start-out album for the guys from Middlesex, and Richard Archer (vocalist) is already tipped to be the next best thing when it comes to lyrics.
Definetly worth a listen.
January 08, 2006
Including songs such "Run to you", "Remember" and "One night love affair", this double CD compliation is anyone's ticket to some seriously good stadium rock.
Bryan Adam's talent of capturing 'the moment' is what makes his material just so listenable. Whether or not you might call yourself a Bryan Adams fan, there is bound to be at least one song on here which you will undoubtedly find yourself loving because it sums up one particular moment of your life.
In my opinion, it doesn't matter how intelligent song lyrics are, how good the guitaring is, how good the vocals are…if the music grabs you by your senses then it's worth it. The song lyrics are no Bob Dylan, the guitaring is no Brian May and the drumming is no Ringo…but Bryan Adams does well in all aspects of the music. The lyrics are truthful, capturing the thoughts of one particular moment, like when you meet someone new and you think you are head over heels over them. The music itself is something you can move to, sing along to and something which would be fantastic to hear live.
Not only does he look good, but his unique voice is something which distinguishes him from other artists.
It's just so easy to listen to. I'm not afraid to admit I like Bryan Adams…he's a legend! Conquer your Bryan Adams social isolation fear (something which I believe exists…for no good reason!!!) and go forth and buy a copy!