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Mr. B. W. Alexander "Demonic Upchuck" (Southampton UK)

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Apple AirPort Wireless Card for Mac Pro
Apple AirPort Wireless Card for Mac Pro

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT a review of the product BUT..., 19 April 2009
I haven't bought one of these but i nearly did.

Just so everyone's aware, Apple DO NOT consider this hardware to be user-installable. I've had a look at some discussion boards on this topic and it IS possible but looks like it requires time, skill and patience. Apparently the hardest part is correctly aligning the antenna to recieve a strong signal.

Just a heads-up so you know what you're all getting yourselves into.

If you live near an Apple store they may be able to help.

Era Vulgaris
Era Vulgaris
Offered by Sent2u
Price: £7.99

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not brilliant, 23 Jun 2007
This review is from: Era Vulgaris (Audio CD)
People keep saying that this one will grow on you after a few listens but its still not doing anything for me. Im sure everyone has their own reasons for loving this band and hears different things that appeal to them. For me this is completely lacking in the depth, atmosphere and drama of their previous releases. All their albums are different and tend to have a distinctive vibe that runs all the way through - with Era I can certainly hear what Homme et al were trying with this when he said about it having a kind of trashy LA Hollywood feel. They seem to have captured the vibe but its let down by an almost complete lack of memorable tunes / hooks this time around. The jams are all pretty repetetive and indistinctive. I generally feel its a lower standard of songwriting. Queens have always had melodies / riffs that bend my ear in unexpected ways and for me, they're just not present on Era. I also felt that the kind of robotic, electronic-y production didn't sit well with a lot of the tunes. Whilst that was clearly a deliberate artistic choice by the band, i really wasn't feeling it - didn't sound like a rock band playing as a band to me. Just generally a bit disappointed really. Never mind, im sure they can write another brilliant album in time! Anyway, by the look of the other mainly positive reviews here plenty of people are getting their kicks out of it, so its cool.
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Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £4.53

3 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Buy Massive Attack Instead, 5 Oct 2006
This review is from: Maxinquaye (Audio CD)
I cant say i was completely surprised by the overall rating of 4 + half stars awarded to this album, it being considered 'a classic' and all. However i feel it worthwhile to point out that the chap who gave it 1 star is probably more on the money. This album is completely over-rated, like a really, really sub standard massive attack. At some points he even wholesale re-cycles loads of massive attack (as well as portishead - lazy git!) lyrics, which would be somewhat forgiveable if they were presented in a clever alternate musical context - but they aren't. The songs (and sounds) are really contrived. Sure, there's the darkness and paranoia you expect but here it just sounds dirgy + boring. It's that mid-ninties Bristol sound by numbers. Actually, the cover of Public Enemy's 'Black steel in the hour of chaos' provides the only highlight and i have to say it rocks. Wicked reinterpretation, try and download it something, 'cos its really not worth buying the whole album for.
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