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Martyrs & Madmen: Best of
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Good overview of Daltrey's hits
Melissa Menifield | Pittsburgh, PA | 11/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although Daltrey is never as powerful with his voice than when he is singing Who songs, still, this album offers a good selection of some of the other things he is capable of. The best song is "After the Fire" (penned by Townshend) of course, but I really love the beauty of "Giving it All Away." It's good to know that Daltrey is willing to try different vocal ranges and styles. Plus he has one of the best voices that rock and roll has ever seen. I've seen him in concert three times so far, and each time, he has just blown me away. HE IS MY ROCK GOD!"
"The Fire Still Burns...."
Melissa Menifield | 08/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A rock solid overview of Daltrey's solo work. From the popular "After The Fire" to the lesser known songs, this album ably demonstrates Daltrey's wideranging vocal style. The sheer power of "Free Me" will get the Who faithful to shout along and ballads like "Without Your Love" and "Say It Ain't So, Joe" will moisten the eyes of the most cynical critics. Great choices for this CD include some lesser-known work from the mid-80's "Walking in My Sleep" and "Parting Would Be Painless".....excellent songs that never received their due in an age of Culture Club-pop music. In my opinion, Roger Daltrey has always been one of the defining vocalists in rock....I submit this CD as Exhibit A."
The best single disc compilation
bcat | Huntersville, NC | 01/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Until the release of Moonlighting, this was the best compilation of Roger Daltrey's solo work. However, if you're only a casual fan, and don't want Moonlighting's two full discs, Martyrs and Mad Men is the choice for you.
This album demonstrates Daltrey's wide ranging vocal abilities - hard rock (Free Me), mellow pop (One Man Band), and ballads (Without Your Love & Ocean's Away). He can do it all, and despite some poor songwriting, he does it all well. Having been a big fan of the Who since I first started listening to music, it was easy to take Daltrey's talents for granted, but this cd truly shows why he is one the best there has ever been.
The only negative aspect of the album is the lack of anything from his last album (Rocks in the Head). I also question why they would use the title "Martyrs and Madmen" without actually including that song on the disc, but that really doesn't matter. The songs that are included are a great representation of Daltrey's career and talents. Even if he never had a really big hit on his own, there are plenty of fine songs included on this cd to please rock fans."