"I don't have my finger on the pulse of my generation / I just got my hand on my heart," sings Justin Currie on "Not Where It's At," the opening song from Del Amitri's fourth album. The line and the song adequately sum up ... more »this Scottish band's plaintive sound; guitars with a gentle twang and a singer who is not afraid to show off his emotional vulnerability. Derisive lyrics occasionally spoil the melancholy tones of songs like "Mother Nature's Writing" and "High Times." --Aidin Vaziri« less
"I don't have my finger on the pulse of my generation / I just got my hand on my heart," sings Justin Currie on "Not Where It's At," the opening song from Del Amitri's fourth album. The line and the song adequately sum up this Scottish band's plaintive sound; guitars with a gentle twang and a singer who is not afraid to show off his emotional vulnerability. Derisive lyrics occasionally spoil the melancholy tones of songs like "Mother Nature's Writing" and "High Times." --Aidin Vaziri
Ross B. from MEGGETT, SC Reviewed on 12/19/2006...
UPC number is wrong-BUT CD and all inserts as new. Mailed without the case to save on postage!!!
Severely Overlooked Masterpiece -- I'm Not Kidding
JD Cetola | Omaha, NE USA | 10/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Del Amitri's fifth studio album really deserves another listen. And then several others. 'Some Other Sucker's Parade' is not as immediately catchy as 'Twisted' or the unsurpassed 'Change Everything' but patience (this is one of those albums that gets better with repeated listenings) will reveal an album full of poetic lyrics (Justin Currie is one the greatest songwriters of the last 20 years--his songs truly read like poetry) and great instrumentation. The intertwining of guitar and piano is done better on this album than any I have heard and there's not a bad song in the batch. While not particularly uplifting, the songs will make you think and listen in wonder at the poetry of it all--and make you wish these guys would put albums out much more frequently. Del Amitri certainly aren't the most prolific of bands, but the albums they do put out are amongst the most well-written and performed available. If you dig any of there other albums, you will love this one--and track down as many b-sides as you can find; this is one band whose b-sides (and there are many more in addition to those collected on the 'Lousy in Love' cd) are as good as their a-sides (and that is very very good). Very Highly Recommended."
Can an album actually FEEL good?
JD Cetola | 06/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some Other Sucker's Parade is a resounding YES after the somewhat disappointing (but always interesting) "Twisted". This album calls forth all the great things that Del offered in the 1st two brilliant albums, and then expounds upon them: Currie's bloody great voice. Uncanny song writing. A smoothness that's usually only found in drinks with paper umbrellas in them. Brilliant stuff. Highlights: Oh, hell ... the whole 1st side."
Damned Unlucky Days
JD Cetola | 07/06/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Del Amitri's CD "Some Other Sucker's Parade" doesn'tget the push it deserves after their hit with "Roll to Me"off the "Twisted" CD. I feel like I'm gettig old but I'm only 32 damn it and I don't wanna have to search for these guys on adult contemporary radio. Del Amitri rocks! Granted their lyrics would go largely unappreciated on some of these moronic rock stations but come on. Band's like "Matchbox 20" and "3rd Eye Blind" really stink in comparison with these guys. It annoys me to see Del passed over for these trendy B.S. bands. They get all the air-play in what should be Del Amitri's place. These guys are an original great bluesy rock'n'roll band. They still sound hard edged yet smooth and very warm with an impeccable feel for catchiness (if that's a word) on this CD. I wish I could say something other than the obvious... Del Amitri is probably the best band, lyrically, vocally and musically, with the best all around songs, for their type of music (timeless)."
Definitely in my Top 10...
William B. Dobyns | Atlanta, GA USA | 07/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK. I will be the first to say that I am not a true Del Amitri "fan", I have never listen to Twisted (except the song "Roll to Me") and I have not been following them since the early 80's when they started. Having said all that, I have to tell you that this is one of the best albums I've ever heard. The first time I heard anything off this album was on a Launch CD (when they used to be a CD music magazine). I heard three sample tracks from this album. That same day, I went to a record store and they had it in one of those "listen before you buy" set-ups. So, I listened to 1 minute of every song. And every song I came to seemed better than the previous one. Needless to say, I bought it right then and there.I have worn this CD out many times. And, when I have accidentally lost it myself or from letting someone borrow it, I ALWAYS replace it...even though it is out-of-print. It is that good. I would consider this a good starting point for anyone wanting to get into Del Amitri. Then listen to Twisted..."
The best rock album since the Beatles "Abbey Road"
William B. Dobyns | 05/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In a time when everyone seems to be searching madly for the next big trend in popular music, Del Amitri continues to perfect their pop/rock formula with "Some Other Sucker's Parade". This is a perfect rock album from beginning to end. Any music fan should do themselves a great favor and pick this one up. This album does what every new artist (The Wallflowers, Matchbox 20...) keeps trying to do... it reaches pop perfection."