Profile for L. J. Warren > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by L. J. Warren
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,983,778
Helpful Votes: 21

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
L. J. Warren

Page: 1
No World For Tomorrow (Deluxe Edition) (Clean) (CD/DVD)
No World For Tomorrow (Deluxe Edition) (Clean) (CD/DVD)
Price: £19.76

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not 'epic' but electric, 26 Oct. 2007
First things first... Coheed are not emo, they're progressive rock.

Now that aside, I'll talk about this masterpiece.

Rather than offer an epic conclusion to the saga, this album offers a different, yet interesting approach. With its often claustrophobic riffs and lyrics and nostalgic melodies, this is a bitter-sweet creation.

We open with an atmospheric, haunting piece entitled 'The Reaping'. Claudio's sweet, childlike lyrics offer us a 'calm before the storm' feeling as it quickly kicks into the title track "No World For Tomorrow". These two songs alone set the tone of the entire album, introducing a speed-up, slow-down formula to the saga.
We are then guided through the highs and lows of the characters final struggle. We feel the 'highs' in such songs as: 'The Running Free' and 'Radio Bye Bye'. But also the lows in songs such as: 'Mother Superior' and 'The End Complete'. AND IT WORKS!!!

Now I can guarantee that MOST will not know what to make of this album the first time they listen to it. But listen to it a couple more times and you'll find that tracks start to stand out rapidly and that the whole album is woven together beautifully.

To sum up... this is a strangely appealing album that gets better every time you hear it.

Arizona Dream [DVD] [1995]
Arizona Dream [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Johnny Depp
Offered by Andthebeatgoeson
Price: £15.00

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different kind of dream, 29 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Arizona Dream [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Despite what others have said about this film, it does have meaning... lots of it! This film reflects the feelings and ideas of the American Dream and the dreams of the imagination.
The film begins with a quirky, surreal-feel that continues through the first half. But matures into a gritty-realism in the 2nd.
Johnny's character struggles to decide between the destiny provided for him in his hometown or the destiny he dreams of. He's happy working with fish in the big city. But there's also the pressure of assuming his role as a car salesman. Enter: a widow and her daughter. One wants to die and come back as a turtle. The other wants to fly... desperately. Will they achieve this with Johnny's help? This starts the process of helping and hindering dreams. Watch them rise and fall, stop and start from here on.

This is a really interesting piece of film-making... don't miss it!

Page: 1