Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Thin White Rope|
When Worlds Collide
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Blistering, compelling rock
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because I'd heard the opening track "Down in the Desert" and thought it excellent. I was stunned to find the whole CD is supreme...this is surely one of the best kept secrets in all of rock. Thin White Rope are a combination of Television and Sonic Youth and Nick Cave and Pavement and better than all of them. "When Worlds Collide" is one of my most treasured CDs and one of the greatest compilations in the history of rock music."
Great summation of a band that should have been huge
Robert Moore | Chicago, IL USA | 01/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I suppose we all have our lost causes, and one of mine is Thin White Rope. If they ever made a bad album, I haven't found it, and they left in their wake an astonishingly large number of truly great songs. Why didn't they make it hugely? I have no idea. I can only say that many far less talented bands have achieved far more success. The heart of the band is Guy Kyser, who provided both the vocals and most of the song writing. Some find his voice unnerving, but I find it unique and perfectly suited to the strange lyrics he wrote. But if you don't like Kyser's voice, you won't like Thin White Rope.The songs on this album are taken from the band's several studio albums. Not all of my favorites are on this disc; in particular, I miss "Disney Girl," but that is a personal preference only. All in all, it does a really find job of hitting all their best work. This album will either hit you right away, or not at all. If you aren't sold by the end of "Down in the Desert," TWR might be a lost cause for you.I would strongly recommend anyone interested in Thin White Rope who doesn't are can't collect all the albums to at least pick up this anthology and the absolutely stunning live album they released, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. They may be gone, but hopefully thanks to these two great albums, they won't be forgotten."