Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Broken Toy Shop
Genres: Pop, Rock
The L.A. based singer-songwriter has lost the McCartney-cute tunefulness that undermined his promising 1992 debut and matured with a somewhat tougher, more personal sound. "Standing At The Gate" and "Most Unpleasant Man" ... more »
The L.A. based singer-songwriter has lost the McCartney-cute tunefulness that undermined his promising 1992 debut and matured with a somewhat tougher, more personal sound. "Standing At The Gate" and "Most Unpleasant Man" get under the skin in short order, while a pair of Paul Buckmaster-orchestrated ballads ("Manchester Girl," "The Day I Wrote You Off") are standouts. --Jeff Bateman
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justyn | sometimes, New Jersey | 03/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have listened to this whole album through a few times, and after hearing A Man Called (E), I wasn't surprised at the good quality of this one. E has a very real sense of originality to his songs...when hearing them, it's almost as if he didn't even try to play good, it just came out that way. Standout tracks are Manchester Girl, Shine It All On, A Most Unpleasant Man (the best track, in my opinion), My Old Raincoat, and The Only Thing I Care About, and although all the other tracks are good as well, some just don't measure up to the others. But I must say that I do like "A Man Called (E)" a bit more than this one, but that's the thing - a BIT more. Broken Toy Shop is a great buy and an even better listen - if you like anything EELS have put out, this one's a good record to add to your collection...quite impressive."
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Dominic Lafferty | Donegal, Ireland | 04/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A man called e and Abroken toyshop are profoundly astonishing and origanal albums. Following are three more adversly fantastic epics - Beautiful Freak, electro shock blues & daisys for the galixy making up an altogether complete collection. Phase by phase of E's Life is remarkably reflected throught your musical collection of one of the most origanal and alive artists of today."
E is a very talented musician, and the tunes are catchy.
justyn | 08/07/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is E' s first of 2 cds. He is rock, not soft or hard rock, just inbetween. The tunes will get stuck in your head and you'll be playing the disk over and over. E is now a member of the Eel's. These are his solo albums. For an Eels fan or someone looking for a good rock album, this is the one."