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Burning Blue Soul
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Mark R. from LONGMEADOW, MA
Reviewed on 10/30/2006...
A rerelease of Matt Johnsons's early work (pre Soul Mining). Much less polish than he later acquired, but still the searching, thoughtful lyrics.
Good Morning GIANT
Heitor Manuel | Lisboa, Portugal | 07/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even for a big admirer of Matt Johnson as me for many years now, even being "Soul Mining" the album I would take to a desert island, and still I often get amazed by the fact that "Burning Blue Soul" was entirely written and performed by a 16?! years old boy. His first work is brilliant and almost as consistent as the masterpiece above mentioned, Infected, Dusk or Mind Bomb. Not a single non-inspired moment, already the finest of the lyrics you can find on a musical album, all sorts of sounds and melodies gathered in a way so unique.
"Red Cinders in the Sand" is an instrumental display of talent, "Time Again for the Golden Sunset" or "Another Boy Drowning" are among my favourite songs from the band's catalogue. In resume, another timeless album by The The, indispensable in the collection of any fan of the band."
New wave of the "New wave"
Arye Mirovski | Haifa Israel | 10/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As I understand, Matt Johnson was only 16 yrs. old while made this great CD. Amazing. Back to the early 80's, Punk rock seemed to be in a big trouble, and punk bands who still acted in thoe days repeated themselves. The end of the old punk movement create a new musical movement -"The New wave". A lot of electronics, dark messages, and hard music, replaced the wild guitar-drum sound of the Punk. Today, I don't listen to most of these CD's. They sound monothonic and sometimes boring. BBS is different. It's interesting, not too heavy,intelegent and a fresh challenge to any listener. Johnson was one of the few musicians that made the 80's more interesting to rock fans, and BBS is probably one of his best and complete albums. After that he made about 3 good albums ("Infected", "Dusk" and "Mindbomb"), while the rest are so-so."