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Re: Bat For Lashes
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Didn't realise they were in the band too, shows how much attention I pay, although I don't remember the band ever being introduced during the show.

I saw Ben Christophers supporting Heather Nova ages ago and have one of his albums, never even noticed it was him.

Posted on: 2009/11/10 23:58
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Re: Acoustic tour 2009 setlists
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I bought the London recording, mainly because I was there but it also sounds great. Any recommendations on a recording to go with it?

I'm currently leaning towards the Bielefeld recording as it seems to cover more songs not played in London than any of the others. Does this seem OK or would anyone recommend a different night instead?

Posted on: 2009/11/9 23:39
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Re: Bat For Lashes
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I saw her when she played in Leeds recently too and have to agree that she's great live. Voice is as strong as on the albums but I have to say I much prefer the less produced live sound.

It was also a pleasant surprise that Charlotte Hatherley was in her band on the tour (in the UK at least, not sure about Paris). She used to be in Ash which was the first band I saw live and I just hadn't expected to see her there.

Posted on: 2009/11/9 23:31
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Re: Acoustic tour 2009 setlists
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Really great to see Sugar on these lists. I've seen Heather live at least once on every UK tour since South was released and still have yet to hear it.

Now I've said this no doubt London will be the on place she doesn't play the song at :)

Posted on: 2009/11/1 0:44
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Re: Anna Ternheim
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Really liking that Haldern Pop Festival Recording, I've really started to appreciate Leaving On a Mayday recently, I'm not sure why but I'm finding it the perfect album to play at this time of the year on my way home from work. It's really nice to hear a new take on these songs with them being played live.

It's a little strange watching her play with quite a large band in front of a huge audience though considering every time I've seen her live she's been alone and a support act.

Posted on: 2009/11/1 0:32
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Re: Cover Versions
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There's an interesting podcast called Coverville that just plays cover songs.

You aren't going to like everything they play but they do play some really interesting covers, usually by lesser known artists. I've discovered a lot of great music from this podcast in the past, by both the people covering the songs and the people being covered.

Each year they do a countdown of favourite cover songs that listeners vote for and this is usually worth a listen, even if you won't agree with all the choices. Heather Nova's cover of Like a Hurricane made the list in 2008, although only at number 35.

Personally I really like the covers Anna Ternheim has done recently. I wasn't keen on the songs on the "Sings Sanatra" bonus disc that came with the last album at first but the more I listen to the songs the more they grow on me.

Posted on: 2009/8/18 23:35
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Re: November 06, 2009, London, Union Chapel (United Kingdom)
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Not posted on here in a while but glad I checked this thread as I almost missed this and could have struggled to get the day off work if I hadn't booked it now.

I'm assuming from the comments that the Union Chapel is unreserved seating? When I bought my tickets it said standing but I thought it was a bit strange for the venue.

Really looking forward to this anyway. I haven't seen her at a venue like this since the last time she played Manchester (also on the Storm tour). I like the Shepherd's Bush Empire but a change will be nice.

Posted on: 2009/8/18 23:19
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Re: Last.fm
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I've found last.fm to be strangely addictive, to the point that if I listen to a CD offline I'll sometimes play it on itunes as well so it shows on my profile...

It's definitely worth using though as I've discovered a lot of music I would never have listened to otherwise. I've used similar services in the past and always found that the recommendations never quite matched up to what I wanted to listen to, but last.fm has seemed more accurate.

It's also handy to search for recommended events as they often make me notice that someone is on tour (or the support act) when I hadn't noticed.

I've even had people contact me after attending a gig to send me a link to a recording of it which was a nice surprise.

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Re: Anna Ternheim
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There's a link to a decent quality video of her performing Summer Rain on her website now too: http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2008/10/03/musik-med-anna-ternheim/

I think I'm looking forward to this new album more than any other this year, of course that probably means I'm going to hate it. :) It always seems as though it's the albums I'm not expecting that I end up enjoying more.

Posted on: 2008/10/16 22:53
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Re: live broadcast of the Heather Nova concert in Berlin Oct. 16th 2008
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Bernd wrote:
Well, let's see what she sings in Walk This World. I don't remember what she has sung in London and Brussels.

She never seems to cut the word out of Walk This World and definitely didn't in London, seems to happen all the time in other songs though...

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4. Motherland
5. All I Need

Btw, with Firefox I got only one picture each second. But with Internet Explorer, I get the video in full glory.

I'm watching it fine in Firefox, although it didn't start automatically and I had to reload the page to start viewing.

Posted on: 2008/10/16 21:26
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Re: Vienna Teng
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I know her. Her new album "Dreaming through the noise" is a dream. Very smooth voice and the lyrics are good as well! Maybe i will go to her Stuttgart gig .


I've only heard the clips from the website but have been thinking of buying one of her albums for a while now. Would you recommend the latest album over the others?

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Re: Aimee Mann
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Aimee Mann is probably by favourite artist at the moment, her songwriting is something that really manages to connect with me. She's supposed to have a new album coming out early next year, anyone wanting to hear a song from it can see an early version at: Aimee Mann - 31 Today

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Re: Poe.
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I love 'Haunted' but never really got into 'Hello'. It's such a unique album, although I feel you need to listen to it all the way through to get the full effect.

I heard the album was based not only on her Dad's death, but also her brothers book. It's called "House of Leaves" by "Mark Z. Danielewski", I've been meaning to read it since I heard the connection to the album but have never managed to get around to it.

Posted on: 2005/10/10 14:54
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Re: Next concert plans
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I went to see Gemma Hayes last night. Really good show with a mix of old and new songs, it's made me really look forward to the new album.

Going to see Nerina Pallot (supporting Joseph Arthur) on Sunday. I don't know much about Joseph Arthur but I've seen Nerina a few times before and she's always been really good. It's just a shame she always seems to be the support act, I'm hoping for a full tour soon.

Posted on: 2005/10/6 14:17
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Re: Heather Nova tour dates and tour junkies
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Her name was indeed spelt wrong. Her real name is Fiona Pears:

http://www.fionapears.com/


Yes, she was quite impressive too, really enjoyed the songs she played. I just read an article on her on this site: http://www.stuff.co.nz
which mentions her supporting "up-and-coming singer-songwriter Heather Nova". Interesting description of Heather...

Posted on: 2005/10/3 22:26
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Re: Why no more UK dates?
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She really isn't that well know here at all. When I told people at work I was going to see Heather Nova almost all of them said 'who?'. The only person who had heard of her didn't know her that well and they were French.

When I've seen her before she's always played fairly small places on an acoustic tour. If she did play other places in the UK I'd guess she'd do it later on a smaller tour.

A lot of people only play London when they play in the UK as they can get the largest audience this way. Both Sheryl Crow and Mercury Rev are only playing London on their upcoming tours for instance. I agree it's annoying though.

Posted on: 2005/9/30 8:47
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Re: Heather Nova tour dates and tour junkies
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Thanks. I can't find anything for Fiona Peters either, I'm guessing they are either a local singer or the name is spelt wrong. I'll take a listen to the clips of Steven Lindsay on his website tonight though. Really looking forward to tomorrow now.

Posted on: 2005/9/29 21:25
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The Cardigans
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I just noticed they have a new album called 'Super Extra Gravity' coming out in October. The video for the first single is available to watch on their website. http://www.cardigans.com/?sid=archive&folder=videos I'm not sure how much I like it yet but I'm still interested to see how the rest of the album will sound.

I haven't listened to many of their earlier songs but I really like their last 2 albums 'Gran Turismo' and 'Long Gone Before Daylight' even though they are both very different to each other.

They are also supposed to be announcing a UK tour for 2005. I've only seem a few clips of them playing live and they weren't that impressive, but they were only a few minutes long so probably aren't the best thing to judge by. Does anyone know if they are worth going to see or if I should just stick to the albums?

Posted on: 2005/9/27 14:37
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Re: Heather Nova tour dates and tour junkies
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I finally booked a hotel for London, I was starting to get a bit worried I was leaving it too late and would end up having to pay a fortune for a room.

Is there any idea on who the support act will be yet? I normally try to listen to a few songs before going to get some idea of what to expect.

Posted on: 2005/9/27 14:14
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Re: *ATTENTION* Heather Nova - Redbird Contest
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I find it hard to describe what I like about music which is why I’ve avoided answering this until now but I thought I’d give it a try.

1. Why do you like Heather Nova

Her voice was the first thing that made me notice her. She has a very powerful but also unique voice that is unlike any other singer I know. It’s not a voice that everyone likes but it’s one that really captures me and makes me listen much more intently to her songs than I otherwise would. The start of island always used to make hairs on the back of my neck stand up every time I heard it, while the emotion on songs such as ‘Paper Cup’ always manages to send a stab to my heart. She also doesn’t overuse her voice, there are some singers who make me feel they are just showing off how well they can sing, with Heather she always seems to use her voice in a way that fits the song and feels very natural.

She has lyrics that really speak to me and fit the way I feel about many things. When I listen to many of her songs I feel as though I’m experiencing what is happening in the song rather than just listening to someone sing about it. I don’t find her lyrics as strong as someone like Aimee Mann but they are still very good, especially in her earlier albums.

I also like the way she keeps trying something new with each of her albums. I feel that each of her albums offers a completely different listening experience and while I may not like some of her albums as much as others I much prefer this variety to having 6 albums that all sound the same. I rarely listen to Coldplay’s current album for instance, because even though I feel it’s a good album it just sounds too similar to what they have done before.

2. Which concert picture of 2005 on heathernova.net do you like most?

I must admit that I haven’t looked at the photos here until now. Photos of people don’t interest me that much unless they are of someone I personally know, ones I’ve taken myself or from somewhere I’ve been. Having said that I’d say my favourite is probably http://www.heathernova.net/modules/xo ... 5_08_27_gw_heather05.jpg. I really like the background and the fact that you see more than just her face. I'm not that keen on the really close-up photos, I prefer to see a bit more of the background.

3. What would you change or like to see on heathernova.net to make it your favourite Heather Nova website ?

This already is my favourite site so you wouldn’t need to do anything to change that. I don’t see the need to look elsewhere because everything I need is here. So long as the site stays as active and up-to date as it is now I’m more than happy.

Posted on: 2005/9/27 14:01
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Re: Sheryl Crow
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I use firefox and didn't have any problems. I needed to restart the browser after installing the plugin but it worked fine after that.

Posted on: 2005/9/27 9:48
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Re: Sheryl Crow
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I haven't had chance yet but the full album can be listened to here:
http://music.aol.com/songs/new_releases_full_cds/0926_sheryl_crow

Posted on: 2005/9/26 22:44
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Re: Fiona Apples new album to be released on October 4, 2005
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Just got an email from Sony, you cannot make any oversea orders from their online music store being linked from Fiona's site ... so no limited edition for me


What's different on the limited edition? I pre-ordered a version from Cd-Wow which includes a bonus DVD and assumed this was it. Play.com are also selling 3 versions of the album.

Posted on: 2005/9/10 22:01
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Re: What are you listening to?
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Jenny Owen Youngs - Voice on tape.

http://www.myspace.com/jennyowenyoungs You can listen here. She's really good. "Voice on tape" is the best of the 4 songs.


I just had a listen and really like her. There are another 4 songs under her side project "The Robot Explosion" including another good version of "Voice on tape" http://www.myspace.com/therobotexplosion

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Re: What are you listening to?
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Gemma Hayes - Night On My Side

It's ages since I listened to this album but I just noticed she's finally got a new album coming out next month and it made me feel nostalgic.

Posted on: 2005/9/10 21:24
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Re: KT Tunstall
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I just found a live track I downloaded a while back and forgot about. It's a great version of 'Heal Over' that goes into a cover of 'Sweet Dreams' for a while. It really shows how good she is live and even though it's not as good quality it's better than anything on the album. You just need to ignore some of the fans, there were a lot of people there that didn't know when to stop drinking. Hope you enjoy it I just wish I could get a version of the entire concert...

http://s4.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1SFLDL6XTDGXF3TJ7YMX371M4L

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Re: KT Tunstall
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Glad you enjoyed it. Like I mentioned earlier, she is MUCH more impressive live than on the album. I'm going to see her twice in October and really looking forward to it already.

Posted on: 2005/9/6 14:59
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Re: What music have you bought recently?
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Bird : the insides (debut album)
Nerina Pallot : new album
Lunascape : reminiscence ( a sort of compilation for the US fans, with 2 new songs on it)

I love the new Nerina Pallot album (if you mean Fires). I thought it was a massive improvement on her first album. She's been doing quite a bit of touring as a support act in the UK recently and she does a great job considering she's usually on her own with just a keyboard.

Lunascape are good too, I was just listening to them earlier today. I've not heard of Bird before though.

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Absolutely I've been a fan of Lene ever since I heard "Sitting down here" for the first time. Some critics seem to have a problem with this new album but I just love it!

Her first album got me interested in music again for the first time in ages. I'd stopped listening to just about any music at the time because I was completely fed up with what I was hearing on the radio but after I listened to Lene I started to become interesting again and realised just how much great music was out there if you spent the time to look for it.

I think 'Lost in a Moment' is a really good album but it takes a few listens to properly appreciate which may be why critics hated it. I only found out it had been released by chance, I normally look forward to an album being released for months but this one just seemed to appear from nowhere.

Posted on: 2005/8/20 0:23
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Re: Order the Storm Songs!
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01 Storm
02 Everytime
03 Aquamarine
04 One Day In June
05 Drink It In
06 You Left Me A Song
07 Fool For You
08 All I Need
09 Let's Not Talk About Love
10 River Of Life
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11 I Wanna Be Your Light

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Re: Next single?
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No question about it- Mesmerized, the chorus is very catchy and the melody lines are very good (imho)


I agree, when I first heard this song I thought it would have made a great single. There are songs I prefer on the album but I don't think they'd get much play on the radio as they aren't really single material.

Posted on: 2005/8/16 9:49
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Re: How much do you like Redbird?
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I just got my copy on saturday and so far I really like it. It's still too early to judge some of the songs as I've only listened to it 4-5 times but my favourites are "I Miss My Sky" & "Motherland". I don't like "Redbird" much at all at the moment and I find "This Body" a bit boring but other than that it's a very good album that I'm sure will grow on me once I've listened to it a bit more.

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Re: Rejuvenation/Immortality? Would you do it?
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I would actually say that people who aren't really religious and never normally go to church insisting on holding weddings/christenings/funerals in religious places as an example of what I was trying to say.

People still involve religion in these important events in their life despite the fact that they don't really have any interest in religion the rest of the time. People just accept that they must involve religion in events such as this and never really think through the reasons why. I would feel a bit uncomfortable about this myself.

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Re: Heather Nova tour dates and tour junkies
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I think I'll pass on the room with 16 other people. I'm not really keen on hostels as I find it hard enough to get to sleep when there is no-one else around.

The last time I went to London I made the mistake of getting the night coach which left Manchester at midnight and arrived in London at 6am. It was cheap but I didn't get the slightest bit of sleep, I'm not going to risk that again.

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Re: Heather Nova tour dates and tour junkies
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I just booked my train ticket to London. Still looking for a reasonably priced hotel for Friday though. The one I stayed at last time I was in London which was cheap and about 20-30 minutes walk from where the concert is seems to gone up in price a bit for that night.

Not sure whether to wait and hope for a good deal nearer the time or just book something now.

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Re: Rejuvenation/Immortality? Would you do it?
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It's true that there are plenty of religious people who still have their own thoughts on what is right/wrong and obviously there are very few people who will believe in every single thing their religion says (although people like this do exist).

The problem is however the people who take things that their religion says as fact. They don't think for themselves about whether something is right or wrong but just go along with what they are told. This doesn't mean that they spend 100% of their time doing good things but it does mean that they often justify their opinions based on what their religion tells them rather than thinking about the subject themselves.

I respect people who have an opinion on something based on looking into the subject themself and giving it some though even if I may disagree with them. I have none for people who say that the reason for their opinion is because that's what their religion has told them and won't even think about questioning it.

Don't forget that this all varies by massive amounts depending on which country you live in. People in the UK are (in general) nowhere near as religious as people in the US for example.

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Re: Tori is releasing bootleg series yay!
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Usually official bootlegs aren't really marketed, they rely on fans knowing they exist and buying them from the website or at the concerts. They are normally an exact recording from the show (I think).

Live albums tend to be available in shops and more time seems to be spent on editing, presentation and marketing. These often take songs from multiple shows, edit out any mistakes or anything they feel detract from a "perfect" recording. They also usually reduce the number of songs so that the entire recording will fit on 1 CD.

Personally I like to hear an entire performance with mistakes, delays and all the other little things that often get removed left in. It's the small things that vary from show to show that help make each recording unique.

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Re: Listen to Redbird!!!
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I think it's a good idea to make songs available online like this (provided you have a good album ). Obviously a few people will take advantage and record the songs instead of buying the album but in most cases it benefits sales. There are a lot of albums I haven't bought in the past simply because I never got the chance to listen to it and didn't want to risk the album being a waste of money.

There was an article on the BBC website recently about this and the benefits it can bring based on Wilco that I thought was quite interesting. It's at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4420397.stm

Posted on: 2005/8/9 14:11
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Re: A Look Back At Storm
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That poll is quite interesting as it's almost the opposite of my opinion on the album too. "I Wanna Be Your Light" is definitely my least favourite song on the album, I can't believe it got more votes as "Storm", "One Day In June", "Aquamarine" and "Everytime" combined...

It's strange how 2 peoples perceptions of an album can be completely different even though they may both love the album. I suppose it's good that it can appeal to people who may have completely different tastes in music to each other though.

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Re: A girl called Eddy
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I was listening to the album yesterday for the first time in a while. I like it but I start to find the songs a bit too similar after I've heard more than a few of them. I normally find myself loving the first 4-5 songs and then my mind wanders a bit and I find myself not really listening to the rest of the album.

I found the same thing with Beth Orton to start with though and I love her music now so maybe it will grow on me. I really don't get the comparison to Aimee Mann on the website though, to me they don't write songs or sound that similar at all.

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Re: What are you reading these days?
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I've been in a mood to read Fantasy books recently. I just finished "The Talisman" by Stephen King and Peter Straub. I enjoyed it, thought the 2 world concept in the novel was interesting (although also done in loads of other places already) and felt it was well written. The only thing that spoilt the book for me was the fact that you had to accept everything that was said in the book as true and never question anything too much, it seemed to ignore some of the ideas given earlier in the book to fit the story at times and there were plenty of plotholes.

Just before that I read the latest Harry Potter and thought it was as enjoyable as any of the previous ones. It's such an easy to read and enjoyable book who cares if it's aimed at children?

I'm thinking of starting to read "Magician" next, it's been recommended to me for ages but I've never got around to starting it.

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