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A couple of reviews from Tim's album from both ends of the spectrum. I wonder if the first reviewer even bothered to listen to the album. Perhapse Ms Nix just doesn't like music.





Still awaiting the review in Horse & Hound. Perhapse it will be in the bumper Xmas Edition. Wink
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Thanks for posting those reviews seany Mad (the face relates to the first one only).

The questions she's asking are stupid, the assumptions she's making are off-mark, and the opinion she's expressing is biased.

ready, set, go - lets all shrug shoulders together at another sad case of "I hate Tim because he's not Neil".

Who is she, anyway? Confused
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Originally posted by Texas Rose:
ready, set, go - lets all shrug shoulders together at another sad case of "I hate Tim because he's not Neil".


Biased though I am, it's a real shame that people should feel like that, because Tim's got alot to offer an audience should they actually listen and pay attention to his music.

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Who is she, anyway? Confused


Who knows and who cares? LOL
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Originally posted by AGM155:
Stevie Nix? Is that a hoax? I'm 17 and I've got no problem with Tim's age. Maybe the person needs to get some sense of musical quality. Tim's album consists of SONGS, not random sounds with huge bass and screaming put to guitars like so much music these days...


Totally in agreement with AGM! I am also 17 and i think Tim is fantastic. What's up with this Nix woman?! Other than the obvious: SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT!! 1. I am a huge Split Enz fan (and not over 35.) 2. Who grows out of fun, good music?! Other than her i mean? And yeah, Crowded House is fantastic, but lay off with the harsh Tim vs. Neil comments, that was pretty rough.

Sorry about the rant guys, i know you know all this already Wink. Just annoys me when ignorant people try to tell me what i like/dont like. The second review was closer to the mark. We should all simultaniously write in and set this horrible woman straight (with such subtle hints as 'open your eyes' and 'try playing the album before you review it' Big Grin).
I think Ms Nix is just someone who thinks herself rather clever than actually anyone related to the pop star of a similar name. Anyway, the more attention we pay to her ignorant trite, the more she'll probably get off on it. Also, for the most part I think the typical demographic MX is aimed at would probably not even notice the reviews. I certainly hope I'm right in this case.

Anyway, thanks for sharing them Seany!
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The questions she's asking are stupid, the assumptions she's making are off-mark, and the opinion she's expressing is biased.


Only just!! Big Grin

I have to admit, I'm a little over 35, and yes, I am a part of the Split Enz crowd... but I love the album! Does that mean I'm going through an identity crisis?? Or midlife crisis even?? Cool Great!!

Nix means 'nothing' in Dutch... seems this person has found the right alias!! Roll Eyes
Whether or not we agree with a reviewer's opinion, don't we accept that they have the right to disagree with ours?

The point of a review is to say what you think about something. We'd love all the reviews to be positive but we shouldn't stoop to personal insults because someone doesn't like it.

Maybe one or two of US don't like Imaginary Kingdom either...
I have absolutely no problem with someone not liking IK Paul H. In fact I have absolutely no problem with someone hating it.

I don't know how that review came across to you, but to me it was a deliberate stir. Not a review, but a stir. And that's what I object to. I have always objected to a "reviewer" taking a deliberate dig or trying to stir people up, and calling it a "review". If its a review, then let that be what it is. If they want to have a dig, then do it in the appropriate context. And I don't even care if they want to do that, as long as they don't call it a review. Smiler

Totally unprofessional. And speaking for myself, that's the point I want to make.

Usually if someone doesn't like something, they can reasonably tell you why. I didn't find that in her review.

And yes, although we've done the opinion bit to death, we do all have a right to one, which is what a lot of us were expressing about her "review".

Suz actually summed it up for me too. Smiler
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Totally unprofessional. And speaking for myself, that's the point I want to make.

Usually if someone doesn't like something, they can reasonably tell you why. I didn't find that in her review.

And yes, although we've done the opinion bit to death, we do all have a right to one, which is what a lot of us were expressing about her "review".



I also think that while everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I think that they should maybe have evidence to back it up. Usually an album review reviews the album and the tracks on it. But I could even accept that if the review ended there. The totally ageist introduction and that Neil reference, though, were both below the belt and totally uncalled for. I accept that some people won't like IK, but I doubt that most of them would come up with that sort of personal attack against Tim because of it.
My turn.... Smiler

to quote Stevie - "we're still talking people aged 35-plus. And they've mostly grown up and out of this soppy pop."
I'm 35-plus and I haven't grown out of any style of music I loved when I was a teenager. (and I'll never grow up! Wink).
Actually, "soppy pop" is the only time in the review she refers to the actual music she's reviewing and she then doesn't go on to say if she thinks it's good "soppy" pop or not. Roll Eyes I love some good ole soppy pop!!
Every reviewer is entitled to an opinion - of the material being reviewed, but I'm still waiting for her to tell us hers.
Bet she was laughing to herself for a week with her I Hope I Never cliche...not heard that one before. Razzer
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Bet she was laughing to herself for a week with her I Hope I Never cliche...not heard that one before.

Big Grin

Her whole article was probably based around that comment, and she had to come up with other... words, so it would be in context Roll Eyes Wonder what her next kindergarten class after that one was Cool

OK, perhaps that's a bit unfair, but it was an immature article at best, and it showed.

I'll never grow out of what she calls sop pop or whatever it was either. I also think that name is uninformed. Sop pop is more about these little teenage girls who are all of 8 singing about life-long love Big Grin

If there is quality control in her job, it should have been exercised. There's no way I would allow a piece of writing like that to be published.
LOL at Deb's comment about Stevie Nicks Big Grin Now there's a woman who I'd call 'out-there'.

Reviews like that shouldn't be taken too seriously! If she hates it, she hates it, so what. Maybe her style is in line with general overall style of the magazine. And maybe it was only done to provoke a reaction. Seems it's worked too!

As far as I'm concerned, if you like something, then it's good. Artistic merit's all in your own perception. I wouldn't get too worked up about it. Only way to counter it is to play it extra loud, and make sure you tell your other friends how great it is.

I'm not much of a Tim fan, but I bought this and I've been enjoying it. I prefer it to any of his other solo albums.
Stevie Nix's review was in MX. A free paper given away at train stations and tram stops in Melbourne to work weary public transport commuters who probably couldn't care less what they're reading as long as it gives them something else to do other than looking at their fellow passengers!
As one of those weary commuters, I listen to Imaginary Kingdom on my MP3. Big Grin
For a moment there I thought I had stumbled against some ageist music thung and had to give up my music loves from the ''90s and ''00s, and go back to The Eagles and Bay City Rollers (exit hk to put face into bowl of custard). Frowner

But it seems I'm safe after all to like what music I like despite being an old codger who should have grown beyond mere pop (apparently) Eeker. Or should that be old codgerette?

Silly person Roll Eyes for whose review I care not one iota.

Seany, good to see you back on the forum albeit with an avatar that is monstrous Big Grin
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Originally posted by Seany.:
Tim Finn.....Good.

Eagles.......Bad.

Bay City Rollers......Grooooooooaaaaaaaan.


Yes. Indeed. Eeker Glad we can ignore Ms Nix's belief we should stick to an age group. Panicked for a mo there Wink

IK has been getting a remarkable range of reviews elsewhere. No-one seems to be saying it's terrible, the worst ones seem to say it's of mixed quality which is hardly damning criticsm.
Lots of comments about the influence of George Harrison, and that can't be a bad thing (better than Woody from Bay City Rollers anyway!).

Saw lots of the cd in shops in the UK last month. So it's being distributed well enough, Virgin and so on.
What a nasty review!!
Just joined and I am reading all the different forums.
Listened to "Imaginary Kingdom" for the first time this week,what a beautiful album it is.
"Salt To The Sea" "Still The Song" and "Winter Light" are my faves.
I am 37 ,practically an o.a.p.
I love Tea as much as The Boys,Tim if you see this,the kettle's on!!!
S,K must have terrible taste in music that's all i can say!!

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