Top 5 all-time albums (any genre)
Jim Winterbourne | Sarasota, FL | 05/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just don't know what album bumps this out of the top 5. Despite a short-lived life and career, this young man was one of the great musicians (and performers) in modern times."
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Milan L. Jackson Jr. | My Own Private Idaho | 04/17/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had the great fortune of being hip to Jeff Buckley in the early 90's before Grace was released. I had a promo CD of various live performances Jeff did while in New York. The thing that astonished me was his voice. I never heard a male voice that carried so much weight and at times was as light as a feather. His musicianship was nothing to sneeze at either. After listening to the promo I wondered if he would ever be signed to a major label or just be a cult musician like Scott Walker and a few others. A few years passed and I was in Los Angeles driving up the coast to San Francisco when I heard a chime of guitars and a throbbing bass and a familiar voice. It was Buckley and the song was the " Last Goodbye ". I must admit that when I got to Frisco I found a record store and purchased Grace. I wasn't disappointed. In fact, that was the only CD I played during my travels around California. From the mountains to the desert to seaside resorts the music was hypnotic and poignant. I wanted to know more about Buckley but the few interviews he gave, I found him to be cryptic and even a touch melancholic. I also felt a deep sense that he wasn't going to be around long either. But, with that being said, let me just say the songs " Last Goodbye, Lilac Wine, So Real, Lover Should Have Come Over and a the remake of Leonard Cohen's Halleljah" are the best songs on this album. It's a damn shame that Jeff is no longer with us. He left behind quite an impression in the music world that will be greatly missed. He was a geniune singer/songwriter/musician. There will never be another American male artist of his caliber again. This crap on the radio nowadays is absolutely horrible. If you've never heard of Jeff Buckley please get a copy of his debut album and also the album he was working on when he died called Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk. There is nothing more I can say about this man without getting depressed myself."