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  • Making Movies Review

    26 Nov 2010, 07:53 by Dill863

    Making Movies is the third album from Dire Straits, and the third released in the three years. Most people consider one of the, if not the best Straits album. Why? I have absouletely no idea. Apart from one or two tracks, it's nothing special, compared to say Love Over Gold, Brothers in Arms or Dire Straits.

    Lets take a look at the tracks.

    Tunnel of Love opens the album and is the first time extreme musical complexity is really used by the Straits. It starts off with an excerpt from Rodgers and Hammerstein, "The Carousel Waltz," due to the fact it's about a travelling carnie and the loves he meet all around. The lyrics are spectactular, music's good, it's just a tad long, clocking it at just over 8: 00 minutes, when it really didn't need to. It's a well made song, but for SOME reason, I can't get into that much, I have no idea why.

    The best track on the album Romeo and Juliet has perhaps the best guitar Knopfler has ever put out. …
  • List your top 10 last.fm artists, then list your five favorite songs by each

    8 Jan 2009, 05:34 by Shloogorgh

  • Bloody people!

    12 Jul 2006, 21:58 by SpinyNorman777

    Stealing my job opportunities...16 year olds and eastern european immigrants alike (both with about the same vocab level in english). Anyway. Uni results = pass 1st year (save one organic chemistry resit boo hiss).

    Music time!

    Muse are superb. Great new album - a grower, not a shower though.

    Hmm....my top 20 artists, and a song or two of theirs of note.

    1. Muse - no surprise here. A legendary trio (ok, Morgan makes it 3 and a 1/2) from Teignmouth, still rocking my world. Citizen Erased is my favourite track, and favourite song of all time. A good new song is Invincible - killer bassline, killer guitar solo, happy(!) lyrics, great drumming....fantastic new song. And an underrated song would be Shine, a VERY powerful love song.

    2. System of a Down - I'm surprised to see this here actually. Not that they don't deserve to be - they're a great band...a metal band with a singer who can sing! And a guitarist on 'backing' vocals who harmonises really weirdly... …