A Strong Release!
freedom78 | Indiana | 02/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ten years into their career though, sadly, closer to the end than the beginning, Thin Lizzy released Chinatown. While not the best album in the band's catalog, it is a strong release.
Beginning with the hard rockin' "We Will Be Strong," the album gets off to a good start. The guitar is in fine form, as are the vocals supplied by bassist/vocalist Phil Lynott. This is one of my personal favorites from Lizzy.
Title track "Chinatown" is really driven by the percussion and bass, though it does feature a strong guitar solo, and marks a change in style from the opening track, while "Sweetheart" is driven by Lynott's vocals, at first, and by a repeated melody later in the track.
"Sugar Blues" is a departure for Lizzy, being a more typical, blues driven hard rock track, rather than the folk approach they often take, and it's a real album highlight...especially that shredding solo over thumping bass guitar!
The second half is a little less strong than the first, though tracks like "Genocide" which just manage to sound as only Lizzy can sound, are always welcome."
Tremoglie Giuliano | Turin. Italy | 05/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"we will be strong......the album starts with this great song, but you can here sugar blues........ china town and killer on the loose, Snowy White is great, all here are great, great rock, great band."