Damien Rice- O
Great Songs which are all relaxing and just amazing One of the best buys around Songs like CannonBall are just brilliant :)
Come a long way since busking the streets of Galway. The 2002 version of this album is distinct from the subsequent releases in as much as the production is less polished and the result more personal a performance. Great album which ever you get, but to come closer to sitting in the rooms where the tracks were first recorded, then go for the 2002 version.
Damien Rice - O
I loved it from the 1st listen, atmospheric & acoustic mainly, melodic & meloncoly, strong lyrics that tell stories, also check out David Ford if you like Damien, very similar
This cd is, for me, as close to musical perfection as you are going to get! Damien Rice's songs are achingly beautiful, with gorgeous words threaded through uncluttered arrangements of - mainly - guitar and cello, with the addition of Lisa Hannigan's harmonies and vocals adding a finishing touch. Emotions pour from the songs, from anger and bitternes in 'Cheers Darling', infatuation in 'The Blower's Daughter' that many will now recognise from the film 'Closer' and gut-wrenching pain in 'Cold Water'. There are many very beautiful songs on this, 'Amie' is one of my personal favourites with its sense of longing for ideals. 'Cheers Darling'is for me the one track I occasionally skip past, as it jars with the fluid beauty of the other songs. This is an album that has returned again and again to my cd player and will probably be deemed a classic album of the noughties in years to come - if not already. Certainly I think it is one of the definitive albums of the past 10 years and should reside in everyone's cd collection. If you have not already heard him and enjoy acoustic songs with thought provoking words and uncomplicated arrangements then this will reach out to you and sweep you away. Fans of David Grey, Stephen Fretwell and Paolo Nutini will probably adore this. I would urge anyone who does not have this to buy it, and, if you can, see him live too!Read full review