Rate the albums : Golden Greats

Ian Brown solo, The Seahorses, John Squire solo, Primal Scream, Aziz.
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Rate Golden Greats

10
2
20%
9
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10%
8
5
50%
7
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10%
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Total votes: 10

paul
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Rate the albums : Golden Greats

Post by paul » Wed May 17, 2017 7:51 am

Copying Regan's idea from the old board for IB's solo albums!

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Re: Rate the albums : Golden Greats

Post by windsofthewest » Fri May 19, 2017 1:16 am

IB's best - Set My Baby Free is criminally underrated

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Re: Rate the albums : Golden Greats

Post by Northern Guy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:51 pm

This one's an '8'. Noticeable improvement on the first record (even if there's no song as good as "Can't See Me").

What I loved about this one, back in late '99, was the fresh, programmed sound of much of it. Brown's music often mixes digital and acoustic music really well, and this is a good example. The melodies are really simple, and he's not really trying that hard to hit any high notes anymore, but the songs are mostly strongly crafted and memorable.

His voice is stellar on "Gettin' High" and "Neptune" and "Babasonicos". It's okay on the other tracks, but does border on dirge-like a bit at times -- especially on "First World" and a bit on "So Many Soldiers". Let's face it, he couldn't sing "Love Like a Fountain" live, and that song really suffers with flat vocals... the distortion on the vocal on the album works well.

Key to this album was Ian's getting together with Dave McCracken, who seemed to revitalize him.

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