Monday, 13 June 2011

GUEST REVIEW BY LEXI'S DADDY Violent Veg: 40 Favourite Songs For Dad CD: Review & Competition

Please bear with me as I usually leave this review lark to Lexi’s Mummy but as this two disc CD is designed for Dads, it needed to be reviewed by a Dad so here’s my thoughts;

When I saw the track list for the double disc CD I was in heaven! Literally!! I was amazed that someone had managed to get so many amazing tunes onto one CD.
With an eclectic collection of songs for all tastes, I really enjoyed listening to it. There are songs from the 70s which are well-known classics like Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) to which I was ever so tempted to crack out the air guitar and blast out a solo (but I would never admit that!!), some great tracks from the 80s such as The Jam - Town Called Malice which took me back to my childhood; then my favourites which were the tunes from the 90s instantly transporting me to my late teens/early twenties when life was care-free and easy. Anthems like EMF - Unbelievable, The Stone Roses - Fool’s Gold and The Fun Lovin’ Criminals - Scooby Snacks had me cranking up the volume of the stereo and unable to resist pounding out the beats on the steering wheel of the car (yes, that’s about the only place Daddy gets to listen to his own music without Mummy moaning!). It doesn’t stop with the 90s as it includes some great songs from the 00s and beyond including Coldplay - Viva La Vida, The Killers - Human, Razorlight - America and Kasabian - Fire all of which are absolutely awesome tunes. I would never confess to singing along as apparently I sound like drowning cats, but between you and me a few notes may have inadvertently escaped my mouth as I listened and became enraptured in this fantastic collection of songs.

Perhaps a slight throwback or just my personal taste, but I was slightly bemused by the choice of Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding - Wonderman as it didn’t seem to fit with the style and genres of the other songs on the CDs. Others may enjoy it, I just didn’t feel it was well placed with the other tracks.

I would’ve been delighted if I had received this as a Father’s Day gift, birthday or Christmas present as I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. It will definitely stay in the car stereo for a long time to come. Although I didn’t instantly recognise all the song titles, the moment the first beats came from the speakers I knew instantly what they were. A real selection of feel good classics for everyone but especially Dad’s like me who are approaching their mid-thirties. She wouldn’t admit to it openly, but Mummy was even caught singing along to The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You and The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way (but don’t tell her I told you!).

All in all, a fantastic CD which I would highly recommend! Thank you Mummy News for giving me to opportunity to review such a fantastic CD.

Violent Veg’s 40 Favourite Songs for Dad is definitely Loved by Lexi’s Daddy!

Track List:-

CD One
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
The Killers - Human
Razorlight - America
The Script - For The First Time
Scouting For Girls - This Ain’t A Love Song
Fun Lovin’ Criminals - Scooby Snacks
Mansun - Wide Open Space
Supergrass - Alright
Terrorvision - Tequila
The Jam - Town Called Malice
Doves - Black And White Town
EMF - Unbelieveable
The Stone Roses - Fool’s Gold
The Farm - Altogether Now
Space - Female Of The Species
Gomez - Whippin’ Picadilly
The Thrills - Big Sur
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
White Town - Your Woman

CD Two
Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding - Wonderman
Professor Green feat. Ed Drewett - I Need You Tonight
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)?
The Stranglers - Peaches
Talking Heads - And She Was
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Spread Your Love
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy’s Mom
Inspiral Carpets - Saturn 5
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Starsailor - Silence Is Easy
Empire Of The Sun - We Are The People
The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
Morrissey - Suedehead
Athlete - Wires
Kasabian - Fire
Moby - Extreme Ways


COMPETITION
Loved By Lexi have kindly been sent another copy of the Violent Veg: 40 Favourite Songs for Dad double disc CD to give away to one lucky blog reader! To be entered into the draw just complete these three easy steps and you'll be entered into our random prize draw to win it in time for Father's Day on Sunday!

1. Like Loved By Lexi on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Loved-By-Lexi/199440906759932

2: Like Mummy News on Facebook saying "Sent by Loved By Lexi": http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mummy-News/175234829155198

3: Comment below including your name as ONLY people who have commented below will have their name put into the random name generator and therefore be in with a chance of being the lucky winner!

Apologies but open to UK only.

Good luck to everyone!
Competition Closes at 10pm on Wednesday 15th June 2011 so get commenting to be in with a chance of being the lucky winner!

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