What the critics say about ...

This Place Ain't What It Used To Be

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By chance Coinman's album 'This Place Ain't What It Used To Be' is released on a Dutch independent CoraZong and this album is excellent. Coinman covers a wide spectrum on his journey through 15 songs. '41 Crosses is beautiful and 'I'm James Dean' is funny. You wish the radio stations had the guts to play this kind of music.....
Mart Smeets - well known Dutch TV and radio personality and columnist
"... Songs met een beeldend vermogen, die elk voor zich een plaats in een film verdienen"
("... songs with vivid graphics, that each deserve to be used in a movie")
Country Gazette
"Daardoor is This Place... een uiterst toegankelijk singer/songwriter album geworden waar je vaak naar kunt luisteren"
("That's why This Place ... is a very very accessible singer/songwrite album, one that you can listen to again and again")
Hazelhof Huis door to door papers
'De gedrevenheid druipt er vanaf ..' ( a record with alot of drive / passion)
SBS 6 Teletext
"A must for anyone who loves Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and an acoustic Neil Young."
Rotterdams Dagblad (Newspaper & Internet site)

"Coinman is blessed with a good voice, writing talent and a natural gift for catchy songs ..."
Kindamuzik Newsletter

River of Fire

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"....one of the best roots cds of the year."
Thomas Kaldijk, Radio Parkstad, Holland

"From the evocative entree 'Rio De Fuego' with it's ancient spirits, to the plaintive please of his finale 'Barrio Girl', Coinman daubs his requiems for ruptured romance and paens to lovers who didn't get away on a timeless tableau"
Dave Dawson, Mixdown (Australia), November 2002

"John Coinman's songs move like the wind. You have to listen carefully; maybe get down on your knees and put your ear to the ground."
John Densmore of The Doors

41 Crosses

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"... a true original."
Paolo Vites, Jam Viaggio Nella Musica, Italy
"... brave leap forward."
Gene Armstrong, Arizona Daily Star
"... moving, literate."
Tucson Weekly
"... joy to listen to."
Jim Foley, KXCI Audio File
... brilliant.""
Marc Nolis, Rootstown Music, Belgium

The Man Called Someone

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"... extraordinary intensity and depth"
Luca Salmini, Buscadero (Italian magazine)
"... the sort of expansive music one imagines is played during the panoramic dreams we have of the Southwest."
Gene Armstrong, Arizona Daily Star
"This simple and mostly acoustic CD is 'way cool' and worth your time."
Rose Lady, Crossroads
"... understated and assured with just the right amount of twang."
Greg MacNamee, Tucson Weekly
"minimal but passionate."
Paolo Vites, Jam, Italy
"... a courageous poem of details."
Enrico Sisti, La Republica, Italy