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Re: Tape Deck Heart Reviews

Post by frank » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:36 am

beergut100 wrote:
justdip wrote:My review. I think it's nice, and stuff.

http://justdip.co.uk/2013/04/24/review- ... eck-heart/
This is really very well written!
Good review. Liked this one.
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Re: Tape Deck Heart Reviews

Post by justdip » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:44 am

frank wrote:
beergut100 wrote:
justdip wrote:My review. I think it's nice, and stuff.

http://justdip.co.uk/2013/04/24/review- ... eck-heart/
This is really very well written!
Good review. Liked this one.
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Re: Tape Deck Heart Reviews

Post by KangarooAlice » Thu May 02, 2013 9:24 pm

I've written a second review, one week later. It's not something I've ever done before, in fact it goes against any beliefs I have about reliable journalism, but the album just suddenly made sense to me, so it seemed the right thing to do. :) http://town-called-alice.blogspot.co.uk ... k.html?m=1
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Re: Tape Deck Heart Reviews

Post by nihilist waffles » Fri May 03, 2013 3:22 am

I haven't fleshed out a full-blown review for the album, but I have got a slightly rambling blog post about one of my favorite bits from TDH

(It really is written about just two sentences from one song.)

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Re: Tape Deck Heart Reviews

Post by Hetfield55 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:57 pm

Hey here's a review in a german magazine:
http://entertaimnet.wordpress.com/2013/ ... nterscope/

use google translate to see how GOOD he finds it :-)

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Re: Tape Deck Heart Reviews

Post by Watergirl » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:54 am

I am late writing this because I was travelling could only read about TDH. I was not sure what to expect after reading some reviews. I have been listening for ten days now and it is a great album. The sound is fantastic and indeed a step up.

Losing days - Great tune and the words are so true. Unfortunately this only accelerates as one gets older…
The way I tend to be - One of my favourite tracks. I love the melody, the mandolin and the melancholy vibe.
Good and gone - Lovely also. One of those songs that get stuck in your head. I keep humming it at work.
Polaroid picture - I like it much better now that when I initially heard it live. Particularly like the second half.
The fisher king blues - My favourite song on the album. I can't wait to hear this live, ideally in a muddy field, beer in hand and lighter in air.
Anymore - Sad but beautiful in a Leonard Cohen kind of way. Like other posters I feel quite grateful to Frank for not being afraid to put such personal subject matter into his lyrics. Many musicians start to hide behind vague metaphors after album number two and as a result the songs stop speaking directly to you.
Oh brother - Another highlight and another song I really look forward to hearing live. The German review above compares it to Bruce's 'No surrender'. Nice.
Broken piano - I love this. It is different, but in a good way. Not sure why all the fuss over the falsetto. I like the prog rocky end.
My least favourite songs are 'Plain sailing weather' and 'Tell tale signs'. Nothing wrong with them but the tunes are a bit too AOR for me. TTS makes me think of 'Hotel California'.

Then the bonus tracks. The mood lightens at this point. 'Tattoos' and 'Gene Simmons' I knew already and they are great. 'Tattoos' would be good to play at a festival as many people can relate to it and it is the kind of song that someone seeing Frank for the first time will remember afterwards, I reckon.
'We shall not overcome' is a joyous Hold Steady-type of song and 'Time machine' is equally uplifting.
Cowboy chords - This is in my top 5 FT songs. It has to make do with the last bonus track slot. There is consistency..

I have seen the "Where does TDH fit in" thread, but I think it is too early to say. I really hope that a lot (more than five songs) of this album is going to be played live now. My next gig is in September and I would be a disappointed if 'Substitute' and 'Glory Hallelujah' make it onto the set list at the expense of these excellent new songs.
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