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Fun this ain't

Advantages: Gavin Lee
Disadvantages: Uninspired music and lyrics

...Pastiche, the imitation of a literary or musical style for (generally) comic purposes, can be a wonderful thing. The songs of Tom Lehrer and the musical The Boyfriend spring to mind as great examples. Unfortunately, not all pastiche is good pastiche, and 'A Saint She Ain't' certainly ain't good pastiche. Written in a style reminiscent of film musicals of the 1940s and accompanied by piano...

DavidBedford 05.08.2005 19:34 · Read review
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Review of Saint She Ain't (Original Soundtrack) - Soundtrack

She's 15. And What?

Advantages: All big tunes
Disadvantages: Nothing specific

...?Age Ain?t Nothing But A Number? came out in 1994, and was the debut album from the R&B singer, Aaliyah who tragically died at the age of 22 in a plane accident. Her she was just 15, and is joined by R. Kelly, who produces the whole thing. 1. ?Intro? 2. ?Throw Your Hands Up? To kick the album in just the way which you expect, you have her excite you with the way that she is dropped straight...

XICripZ 30.04.2009 18:06 (30.04.2009 20:43) · Read review
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Review of Age Ain't Nothing But a Number - Aaliyah

Trouble comes to Nashville

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...still very much in the Nashville vein but hints at the rebellion that was to follow as Earle pushed the boundaries of his chosen field until he emerged as a fully fledged rocker. Someday follows providing a change of direction, starting with its sparse opening and its harsh story of dead-end poor communities and the dreams of those caught within them. There ain't a lot that you can do in this town...

steerpyke 14.04.2005 23:46 (20.04.2005 19:19) · Read review
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Review of We Ain't Ever Satisfied - Steve Earle