Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Folk, Pop, R&B, Rock
Nice, but not Garland's best...
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was a European release, with the only US airplay being "Sexuality" in an Armani perfume TV ad. While not nearly as great as his albums from the 70's, 80's and 90's (with Buckwheat being one of his best efforts), it should be purchased for any Garland fan. This guy is one of the seriously most underrated performers of the last 25 years, and unfortunately many of his best albums - Garland Jeffreys (his first), Ghostwriter (one of the best balanced pop-rock albums of all time), and One Eyed Jack - never making the vinyl to CD transition. But he is a major singer-songwriting talent not to be missed, one of the best New York poet-singers. His other CDs won't disappoint fans of Jagger, Springsteen, Lou Reed, and Elvis Costello..."
Maybe not all approve of Garland's groove (but I do)
calmnsense | Oregon & London UK | 07/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's hard for me to read short but misleading reviews like a couple of those below. Garland Jeffreys is a unique and talented creative artist...therefore, he won't necessarily adhere to the "box" or formula some of his (former) fans want to put him into. I consider this CD to be amongst Garland's best (on par with the the brilliant "Ghostwriter" from 1976 - unfortunately never re-released on CD). Why? It breaks new ground. The voice is strong - the lyrics as poetic as he has ever written - and the music is very, very sexy. At worst, this is a great CD to get laid to...at best, it is an absolutely overlooked gem. Best song: the beautiful, haunting ballad "Oceania".
Yes, this is a CD that came out in Europe and is damn near impossible to find in the US now (but check the Amazon European sites). It is worth the search.
And Garland, it has been over 5 long years now since this came out...when can we expect something new?"
A long wait in vain
calmnsense | 03/18/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Having waited years since the release of the superb Don't Call Me Buckwheat and finally having to get the disk as a German import, this CD finds Garland meandering in territory that he's unsuited for. None of the biting edge of his better material is present; his street-wise vision of bleak urbanity lit by the promise of hope is completely absent. It's part pop, part 90s R&B -- all in all a disappointing outing from one of the overlooked talents of the 70s, 80s and 90s."