Its time to change the world
firstname.lastname@example.org | 02/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"there are times in your life when you know that something profound has happened to you, and thats how it was when i first heard this soul wrenching dictionary of emotion.I still get transported to another place by its timeless melodies like i did when a friend had it on as background music 17 years ago. Back then i understood that with its power i could change the world, and now that im older i feel like it has grown with me, and its aspirations have matured like mine.Now i just want to understand the world, these lyrics give me that ability. Buy this album and let its haunting beauty crawl all over you, i swear nothing will ever move you so surely"
idshish | Our Own Private Idaho | 04/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I originally bought "Knife" on CD back in 1986, listened to it initially, and put it away without much thought. It's not that I did not like the album; I just was not enamored with it. Recently, I dug it out of storage and gave it a fresh listen and have completely changed my mind. Roddy Frame's sophomore effort as front man/songwriter/guitarist/singer of Aztec Camera is truly a wonderful work. Frame's songwriting is more complex than on his debut "High Land, Hard Rain" and the songs benefit greatly from Mark Knopfler's production. The addition of keyboards to fun, upbeat tracks like "Still On Fire," "Just Like The USA," and "All I Need Is Everything" do not detract from Frame's playful guitar work, nor does the trumpet work on "Head Is Happy". The other tracks are on the mellow side but are well written and a pleasure to listen to. Most importantly, this CD is timeless. It does not sound dated in any respect. I am glad I rediscovered this CD think you'll find it a strong effort."
Two words: Backwards and Forwards
Han Kotterman | New York, USA | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The soul of this album comes to life in the song "Backwards and Forwards". The poetic lyrics in combination with the captivating, energetic voice of Roddy Frame makes listening to this track a fascinating experience. This album never loses its appeal, even after playing it for fifteen years."