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Drowning in a Sea of Love
Drowning in a Sea of Love
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £8.91

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a dud on it!, 23 Mar. 2006
This really is a superb album. It was eagerly anticipated having heard a couple of tracks and it has not disappointed.

There is so much in it with hints and flavors of many great things: ethereal noodlings, heavy percussive moments and twinkly electronic glitches. Individual components often sound familiar but as a collection the album is downright refreshing.

My only fear is that within a matter of weeks/months, bits of this album, particularly the opening track 'Stops', will become the soundtrack to many a telecommunications commercial - mark my words!


Mighty Boosh : Complete BBC Series 2 [DVD]
Mighty Boosh : Complete BBC Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Noel Fielding
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Price: £1.26

14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Zooniverse... you'll be sadly missed, 22 Mar. 2006
With the exception of Spaced and probably Peep Show, I don't think I have ever waited for a follow-up series with such eager anticipation. Mighty Boosh Series 2, however, was a bit dissapointing.
I really wanted to love it as much as its predecessor but in abandoning the Zooniverse in favour of Naboo's bedsit, Howard and Vince's existence lost the charm which it gained from such an unusual and original concept.
With the new setting the storylines have become overly far-fetched. This is probably an attempt to satisfy those cringeworthy media critics who dubbed the Boosh 'zany' and 'surreal' - which to an extent is true but not in the "I'm well mad I am!!!" sense...
Howard has lost some of his trademark whinging and universal contemplation while Vince’s chic androgyny and mod stylings from the first series have turned into full-blown dressing in girls clothes.
The saddest fact of leaving the Zooniverse behind is the loss of the Zoo Manager Bob Fossil. The actor who plays Fossil, Rich Fulcher, appears in Series 2 as various other minor characters but all are a mere sliver of the genius which made the idiotic manager an integral part of the Zooniverse.
I am the first to appreciate the need for comedy to evolve, particularly in this country where really good shows are few and far between, but sometimes change isn’t always for the better.


Modernism in Design (Critical Views)
Modernism in Design (Critical Views)
by Paul Greenhalgh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.95

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book - Lousy edition, 6 Dec. 2005
Having referred to this book heavily through my Art and Design History degree I have found it be useful and comprehensive throughout.
However, unlike the copies I borrowed from libraries, this edition I purchased from amazon is a poor quality reprint which renders many of the images and photographs out of focus.
This is a real shame, as images of the crisp, clean architecture of Walter Gropius are reduced to a multi-shaded grey mess.
The written content is clear and as applicable as ever, but the images are a real let-down.


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