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Blur: Live In Hyde Park, 12th August 2012
Blur: Live In Hyde Park, 12th August 2012
Offered by westworld-
Price: £7.06

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3.0 out of 5 stars All the hits (again), 25 Jan. 2013
Don't get me wrong I am a huge blur fan, owning a huge collection of their work. I think they are one of the best live bands around, with an amazing sound that replicates and also adds a twist to their studio recordings, which I think is important in a live show. No-one wants to hear a carbon copy of a studio recording when you see a live band. Having seen them live (and in Hyde Park)about 7 times over the last 15 years my biggest problem with this live show (and their others) comes down to the setlist. As a band that has a huge back catalog and a solid fan base, they shouldn't be affraid to mix it up a bit more. Its a great success when they do as Caramel sounds amazing in this set. Parklife - Check, For Tomorrow - Check, This is a Low - Check. And you could take any version of these from live sources and find they tend to sound exactly the same (although full of energy).

Sony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - Black
Sony NWA3000B 20 GB HDD Walkman - Black

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it should be...., 19 Jan. 2006
I owned Sony's previous model the HD3 and I have to say compared with that, their new range is a little disappointing. Let me start of by saying that anyone who buys this player should use SonicStage 3.3, which I have found to be a stable solution to getting tracks onto the player. You need to make sure your mp3's have ID3 tags as this is what the player uses to recognize album, artist, track etc. Mine didn't and it is a laborious process to add them.
The plus points are that (with a good pair of earphones) the sound is fantastic, which should be a main reason for purchasing. The battery life is excellent and navigation of songs, albums and artists is easy.
However, compared with previous models the 20G version is actually quite large and heavy. The 'Hold' Button only works when the player is being USED - which is just crazy. And for some reason when you get to the end of an album, rather than move onto the next artist/album it just repeats the album again, meaning you have to manually navigate to the next album/artist which becomes highly annoying. Finally, you will need a case of some sort as the front will get completely scratched otherwise.
If this is your first MP3 player then you will probably love it, it looks sleek, the sound is fantastic and despite the many reviews the software is usable. It's just a few design flaws that stop this good player from being great.

Set the Record Straight [Australian Import]
Set the Record Straight [Australian Import]

4.0 out of 5 stars Its About Time To Set The Record Straight, 10 Jan. 2006
Not many people are aware that New Zealand has a growing (and flourishing) Hip Hop Scene and at the moment these guys are up there with the best of them. I heard (and saw them live) in New Zealand and their two singles 'I Got' and 'The Incredible' were huge!! It's their debut and its a cracker - 19 odd tracks with a slight dip about 2/3 of the way through. The first 10 tracks are fantastic. They don't take themselves too seriously and poke fun at the whole 'bling bling' usually associated with Hip Hop. Its just a fun, upbeat collection that's uniquely New Zealand and very refreshing. I can't recommend this enough (Check out Scribe, Che Fu and Savage as well for more fantastic New Zealand artists)

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