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My Eighties
My Eighties
by Sarah Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a pile of rubbish!, 25 Nov. 2015
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Please don't waste your money on this. It's a prime example of someone who can't get her personal opinions published as a book, so publishes a slim volume of her nostalgia for buying through the net. If, like me, you lived through the 80s yourself, you will have your own memories and opinion as to what was good and bad. This book doesn't touch on the politics of the era, just on what this woman thought was decent pop music!!!!! I nearly fell off my chair laughing when she interviewed Owen Paul as if he was Paul Weller, as though he never got the chance to show how great he truly was! At one point, Paul calls Duran Duran and Simon Le Bon silly. They weren't the one-hit wonders, mate - they were the ones that had chart hit after chart hit throughout the 80s, who made videos abroad and married supermodels, and who still have their music appraised today - who can still tour the world and fill concert venues. They weren't the ones pretending to strum a guitar on Pebble Mill at one - and having to do a retake after missing their cue even on THAT. Do I think that Owen Paul's opinion keeps Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes up at night?? Like f.....fairy cakes I do!


Black Magic
Black Magic
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5.0 out of 5 stars The hit of Summer '15, 25 Nov. 2015
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One of the best tracks of the year - I don't know why Little Mix don't release all their singles as CDs as well as downloads, but there you go.

Funky, memorable, catchy, yet never trite - for me, this was the hit of Summer '15. Little Mix really are on a much-higher level than the usual Syco rubbish. To me, they have a vocal range, longevity, and identity that the likes of One Direction, Olly Murs, Union J(-Cloth) will always lack.


Smash Hits 1984
Smash Hits 1984
Price: £5.49

2.0 out of 5 stars WTF????????, 25 Nov. 2015
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What a weird series this is - does it really have anything to do with Smash Hits magazine - it certainly doesn't have much to do with smash hit songs!!!!! I bought this series because I love 80s music - and what do I find? In this series, there's Alvin (WTF??) Stardust, Bad Manners (Lip Up Fatty, anyone??), and similar weird artistes filling in for the few hit songs on each CD. I do not remember Bad Manners being a big hit in the 80s, and even less Alvin (OMG!!!!!) Stardust. He was past it in the 70s!!!!

This series of albums simply has a load of tosh as fillers (Modern Romance for example!!!) and 1 or 2 decent tracks on each volume. If The Birdy Song had come on, I would not have been surprised. Please don't waste your money on these, unless you want to sample the sh**e end of the 80s 'coz that is what this series is all about!


Personalised handmade pre assembled wooden 70mm high walnut stained garden sign
Personalised handmade pre assembled wooden 70mm high walnut stained garden sign
Offered by pottyplanters
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great item, 25 Nov. 2015
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This is a great item - it didn't take too long to arive and was just as described. Had been varnised well, was well-engraved - the whole thing was just what I wanted.


Legends: New Romantic
Legends: New Romantic
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3.0 out of 5 stars The usual compilation, 25 Nov. 2015
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Really it's the same old, same old here. The usual tracks you hear on every other New Romantic compilation. You need buy only one, and not this one. It's the standard tracks they usually put on these CDs. If only the compilers had done a bit more research and put out some really good tunes on it - where is Ashes To Ashes, or, for example, Notorious by Duran would have been the exception to the rule. If you already have a New Romantic compilation in your collection, you'll have all the tracks here.


Platinum Pixie - Hits
Platinum Pixie - Hits
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Price: £4.42

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4.0 out of 5 stars Half-way to excellence ......, 22 July 2015
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This is a great album, really showing Pixie's capabilities as a first-class vocalist. Cheryl Cole, Katy Perry, Rita Ora - I'd like to see them attempt material like shown here - that would topple their ill-deserved "national treasure" status!

Boys And Girls and Mama Do are 2 of the best pop songs ever to hit the charts, and Break-Up Song and Nasty show Pixie's ability to tackle more soulful material while also putting her own stamp on it. "Caravan Of Love" is a brilliant song, Pixie's cover making it sound almost like a 60s protest song, although I still couldn't quite give this album 5 stars.

I gave it 4 stars because of the jumble of other songs included on it - the mediocre Jason Derulo duet (Dancing On My Own would have been a better inclusion) and the other 2 new songs which were sadly below par for Pixie. I myself would have included instead: Dancing On My Own, What Do You Take Me For?, Heart Cry, Rolling Stone, and Kill A Man - I would also have liked to see Pixie do the song she co-wrote for Alexandra Burke - the brilliant You Broke My Heart from the Overcome album. But no, we get Jason Derulo - why does he make Pixie sing his name in the intro to the song? - and some half-hearted stuff that feels tacked on to up the track numbers.

Pixie can do better than this for a greatest hits album. She's not only a fantastic singer but a brilliant song-writer too, and her career deserves a much better Greatest Hits than this version. I know she's going to release many more excellent albums, so let's hope that in another 5 years' time, we get a better Greatest Hits 2!!


Mary-Kate and Ashley Beauty Secrets
Mary-Kate and Ashley Beauty Secrets
by Mary-Kate Olsen
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars A load of rubbish!!, 22 July 2015
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Not at all worth the money - like all these kind of Mary-Kate and Ashley books, it gives the overwhelming sense of being cobbled together from any old bits of rubbish. There's hardly any photos of the twins and you've seen the ones that are there a million times over. Pls don't waste your money on this.


"Joy Division"/"New Order": Pleasures and Wayward Distractions
"Joy Division"/"New Order": Pleasures and Wayward Distractions
by Brian Edge
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, 22 July 2015
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Excellent book, for which my only complaint is that some of the pictures are too small and some not all that clear. However, it does manage to tell the tale, and its sad ending, with sympathy for both Curtis (not all books do) and the remainder of the band who went on to become New Order. Particularly lump-in-throat forming is the quote from Stephen Morris about how on Sunday night he was trning up his trousers and "on Monday morning I was screaming" after learning of Curtis' death.

Well worth the money I paid for it - you get the feeling of owning something that cares about the contribution Joy Division made to music in its all too short life-span as a band.


The Ultimate Guide to Mary-Kate and Ashley
The Ultimate Guide to Mary-Kate and Ashley
by Mary-Kate Olsen
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars Another rip-off item, 22 July 2015
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Another waste of money from the Hollywood twins. Again, same pictures are repeated endlessly over most pages, and it's filled with trite rubbish you can find in any children's book anywhere! Definitely not worth the money.


Pierrot with rose - trinket box round VINTAGE
Pierrot with rose - trinket box round VINTAGE
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Price: £7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent item!, 22 July 2015
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Excellent item, really nice and well-made. Looks like it could have been made back in the early 80s when Pierrot was all the rage.

Pls don't be put off by it being a new version - it's perfectly in keeping with the original ones. Well worth the money I paid for it, and the seller packed it well so it arrived in pristine condition.


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