Parkes - Illegal Songs (Aaz Recordings) 14/01/2008
fresh from gaining two places in the Atomicduster "Best of 2007"
list, not least the coveted number one slot, can John Parkes continue
to impress with his latest solo offering?
N: Well, namechecking more musical luminaries than you could shake a
stick at, Parkes makes his credentials clear, and light hearted nature
visible. Certainly a good start.
T: And once again, he's shown that he's a true visionary songwriter.
Just one glance at the tracklisting proves that you're in for a more
than interesting ride - "Glorification Of Terrorism", "Incitement
To Religious Hatred", "Pray For Recession" and "The
Dog Ate My Song" are proof indeed that what you said rings true.
Intelligent, witty and high on impact, I'm beginning to wonder if there
is a better songwriter doing the rounds at present. I doubt it.
N: All in all, musically and lyrically engaging; this man certainly
provides an enlightening ride, and you can certainly see why he was
a Peel favourite. 9/10
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