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The Octopus
The Octopus
Price: £17.19

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5.0 out of 5 stars First great album of 2011, 25 Feb 2011
This review is from: The Octopus (Audio CD)
Self-released by this most individual of bands, this album shows a sense of ambition sadly lacking in most modern bands. 16 tracks over 2 discs and 2 hours of music. Quality is staggeringly high, welding huge and imaginative riffs to memorable hooks and genuine lyrical intelligence. A concept album of sorts, the early limited editions from the band's own website included a book which shed some light on proceedings. Resolutely modern yet with some of the sense of space and light/shade shown by classic bands such as Pink Floyd, filtered through riff monsters like Soundgarden, unexpected twists and turns pop up everywhere. There are hints of jazz, sixties pop handclaps, a truly convincing Mr Burns impression at one point along with an excellent collection of memorable tunes. Deserves the sort of audience commanded by Porcupine Tree et al, and I fully expect it to be sitting on top of my best of list come the end of the year. Would suit fans of Tool, PT, Oceansize, most modern prog and anyone who loves the sheer cathartic power of riffs. Simply brilliant.

Price: £10.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sinister brilliance, 1 Mar 2006
This review is from: Meridian (Audio CD)
My first experience with Neurosis in their Tribes Of Neurot guise, this was bought on impulse, and is already ahead in my affections of any Neurosis album. More effective for the lack of vocals, this is a filmic work, akin to the more out there soundscapes of Skinny Puppy's canon. Simister tones shift in and out of the picture, conjuring images of a radio station playing after an apocalypse with no-one at the control desk. Excellent, and highly recommended.

The Onwine Australian Wine Annual 2000: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Cellaring Australian Wine
The Onwine Australian Wine Annual 2000: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Cellaring Australian Wine
by Jeremy Oliver
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, 20 Sep 2000
A superbly presented and researched book which has proved a revelation to me in my search for new and exciting Australian wine. Low on discussion but packed with easy to read and understand ratings on over a thousand wines, many ratings of which span several years and sometimes decades. Happily for me, I find my tastes marry well with that of the author and use this on any serious buying trip to wine merchants. Wholly and unreservedly recommended.

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