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Changing Lanes: A Novel
Changing Lanes: A Novel
by Kathleen Long
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.64

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The sister enjoyed it!, 18 July 2013
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I got this for my sister and she said she really liked it. I can't comment on it much myself because of that, but since she's a book worm, I'd trust her opinion.

Centrum Multivitamins for Men - Pack of 30
Centrum Multivitamins for Men - Pack of 30
Price: £6.25

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can you say?, 18 July 2013
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They're vitamins that do what they say on the tin. Keep you healthy and feeling great! I recommend all Centrum products.

PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus 2010, 3 PC Licence (PC CD)
PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus 2010, 3 PC Licence (PC CD)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not So Good, 30 Jan. 2010
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*This review is based on the Spyware being used on a Laptop*

To start off the the software makes your laptop incredibly slow! I originally just thought it was my laptops age starting to show but of course it wasn't. It can take up-to 10 minutes for anything on your desktop screen to show up once you boot up your laptop, and even after that it slows down your browsing quite dramatically.

Once you actually get to use the software which is sometimes out of your command as it just pops up on your laptop leading my laptop to go into a stalling slow mode, it's actually ok. It does the job which is the thing, sometimes it fails to remove viruses but generally it does what it's meant to do.

Overall maybe it is just my laptop not being able to handle the software but i did remove it in the end to find my laptop working as good as ever afterwards.
So you make the choice now.
Overall view - Slows down my laptop incredibly but overall does an pretty good job for what it is meant for.

Personally i do not recommend this Spyware.

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Price: £6.02

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love it!, 29 July 2009
This review is from: Lungs (Audio CD)
So let me start by saying Lungs is a fantastic album, why?
Well, the lyrics, melodies and the haunting mystical backing music makes this album stand out greatly against it's competitors in the market, from start to finish the album takes you on a journey being able to vision what Florence is singing with that powerful voice of hers, Beautiful!

But i would say that Lungs might take a few listens to grow on some people, like it did me, as it can be difficult to understand what she is singing at times, but after a few listens you find yourself singing along to the (what i can only describe as amazing) 13 tracks that this album contains.

So go do yourself a favour and buy one of the best (if not the best) album release this year.

La Roux
La Roux
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Price: £5.90

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Debut Album!, 29 Jun. 2009
This review is from: La Roux (Audio CD)
Having recieved the album a few days early before actual release (thanks HMV, sorry amazon :P) i have been able to give the album lots of listens before i reviewed it, and im proud to say that i love the album as much as i thought i would, not one bit dissapointed in this epic debut album by the greatly talented duo that is La Roux.

So the album starts off lively with the No.2 hit "In For The Kill" which some might not know that the song meaning is going to tell someone you love them, so don't worry no one is getting killed...
but love soon changes to stalking in "Tigerlily", a dark song, which has a spoken word bridge done by Elly Jacksons father which was inspired by Micheal Jacksons "Thriller".

The album then moves on to "Quicksand", the synth heavy first single from La Roux which unfortunately failed to chart in the UK but they have gained the recognition they deserve thankfully by releasing other great singles.
Elly claims that she will be "Bulletproof" in this next track, the insanely catchy No.1 hit proves that she has attitude and shes not afraid to show it.

"Colourless Colour" a song that is instantly catchy but had to grow on me (didn't take long) few listens later loving the song as much as others, its a great upbeat, funky song.
The album moves on to the caribbean feeling song that is "I'm Not Your Toy" which is also the next single, the chorus simply repeats "I'm Not Your Toy but this isn't another Girl meets Boy" but again like Bulletproof its so darn catchy! Great summer feeling song.

The album shows it's more diverse side in the gorgeous "Cover My Eyes" a great ballad, but with it being La Roux it still manages to keep a catchy chorus which stays stuck in your head, Ellys vocals also shine through in this song with assisting backup vocals by The London Community Gospel Choir.
"As If By Magic" lightens up the mood a bit more after the great Cover My Eyes, were Elly shows she is moving on from a broken relationship, with a killer chorus and some added uplifting "Ohh Ohhs" after it you can't help but love the song.

"Fascination" is another synth heavy song but the synths aren't as stabbing as they are on Quicksand, this is probably the only shrill song alongside with In For The Kill (although not as shrill as In For The Kill) on the album but it's still a great song, shrill doesn't ruin anything!
Elly believes her "Reflections Are Protection" on this next track, it's definitely the most relaxing, easy listening song on the album but it still has the great synths and beat an of course killer chorus, some may find this the weakest song on the album (in my eyes there are no weak songs) but i feel that it really depends on your mood.

"Armour Love" is the final ballad on the album, it's just as good as Cover My Eyes in its own way, it does have two minute silence after the song finishes so you may want to skip ahead to the UK bonus track which is "Growing Pains" and it ends the album on a high note which left me absolutely wanting more, but until they begin work on their next album we have this stunning debut album to cherrish, thank you La Roux.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a Funhouse!!, 18 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Funhouse (Audio CD)
I must say this album is my favourite album of this year, Funhouse has all sorts of emotion, which i admire, Pink draws you in to this Funhouse and takes you on a ride of her feelings, an what a hell of a ride it is!
For people that may think Funhouse is an all fun album THINK AGAIN, Funhouse is not all fun, do not expect 12 songs like So What, far from it!
But no matter what kinda song Pink does, she always seems to be able to make it catchy or relatable, or nearly most of time, both!.

The more uptempo songs are:

So What - Amazingly catchy! Has a great instrumental aswell, it sure did Deserve its No.1 spot in the charts for three weeks!

Its All Your Fault - Another amazingly catchy and aggressive song, will most likely make you have your fists in the air trying to scream the vocals lol, this should be a single im sure it would be successful!

Boring (UK/Japan bonus track) - Its catchy, but im not to keen on this song, i was at first but i grew to dislike it...

Bad Influence - This song is sure to get you dancing or at least your feet moving, another amazingly catchy song!

Ave Mary A - Takes on world issues, Pink says "We hate so fast an love too slow" and "Suicide bomber and a student shot" but the chorus sums it all up "Where did you go? Where did you go? How did you know to get out of a world gone mad!?..."
This song is sure to get you thinking.

This Is How It Goes Down (bonus track) - Probably the worst song on the album in my opinion, i just don't like it, But it seems to be pretty popular with others.

Funhouse - Funky is one word to describe this song, as well as catchy! Its bound to get your body moving, a very good song!

The Midtempo songs are:

Please Don't Leave Me - The subject of the song is sad, but it will most definietely not depress you, with the "Da da da da's" and the cheerful beat, but the song is very relateable (as are most songs on this album) and you can hear the pain in Pink's voice.
Again another catchy song which should be a single!

Sober - Second single from the album, and what a very good choice it is! The song mainly consists of Drums, Guitar and strings, and also with Pink's strong vocals to top that the song is a strong single!

One Foot Wrong - Pink's strong vocals keep this song going, it feels like a mixture of genres, but it works well!

Mean - A country Rock song, I think Pink does Country Rock very well! Personally i really like this song, and also the lyrics and Pink's vocals are shown strong here, Great song!

The downtempo songs are:

I Don't Believe You - Pink's most vunerable song to date, you can hear the pain in her voice, and is sure to make you tear up the first time you hear it (works better if you can relate). Amazing vocals!

Crystal Ball - An acoustic song, Its relaxing with a nice melody, Pink shows she is not scared of the future, probably my least favourite song (not including bonus tracks) but i do like the song.

Glitter In The Air - A simple piano love song with a touch of added guitar, Pink asks questions through most of the song "Have you ever looked fear in the face and said i just don't care?" "Have you ever hated yourself for staring at the phone?, your whole life waiting on that ring to prove your not alone". Again more great vocals!

To sum up Funhouse is one hell of a ride! Pink just sings about life (whats not to relate to?) admitingly its mostly about relationships but hey we can all relate to them!

Funhouse is a must buy in my opinion, There are not many albums that you find were you like all songs on it, but Funhouse is one of those rare albums were you do! My least favourite songs are the bonus tracks (which really are not part of the album) but i must say stay away if you just want 12 So What songs, cos im sorry to say it but you will be disappointed.

DualShock 3 PS3 controller (PS3)
DualShock 3 PS3 controller (PS3)

103 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an Improvement!, 5 Aug. 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I gave myself the choice to buy a Dualshock 3 or a game, and to be honest i was torn between it, i mean c'mon £40 for a control pad that just has the rumble feature added to it!

But i made the choice to get a Dualshock 3 and i admit i was slightly dissapointed with it at first, until i tried playing a game with the Sixaxis again, that is.

There is such a huge difference with entertainment in games with the Dualshock 3, i adore the controller now! and to be honest im not sure i could play with the Sixaxis again!

There a plenty of noticable differences:

It has rumble (obviously)

It is heavier, but not dramitically heavier, it makes the control feel much better and as others say not as cheap.

It has different plastic case, the Sixaxis is all shiny and slippery while the Dualshock 3 has a less shiny case and is much more firm to hold, its a small difference but it makes the control pad a hell of alot better!

The analog sticks are much easier to press in, a little push and it will go in.

The L2 and R2 buttons are slightly more inwards then the Sixaxis and they feel harder to push in, which feels much better in my opinion.

What can i say about the Dualshock 3? Well i can not play on my PS3 without it now, if you have a choice between a game and a Dualshock 3, absolutely go for the Dualshock, its a small difference but makes the PS3 just that much better to play on!

Buy one! or two, or three, its up to you!
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Good Girl Gone Bad
Good Girl Gone Bad
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Price: £3.99

63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album!, 27 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Good Girl Gone Bad (Audio CD)
Ok first off yes this can be seen as a con re-releasing an album but for me i had not bought the original album of Good Girl Gone Bad and im sure others have not either so im going to do a proper review on the album and not saying its a con etc

Ok so whats different about the album you ask? 3 new songs:

Take a bow
If i never see your face again

All amazing songs in my opinion! My fave being Disturbia out of them, great dance song and very catchy i was hooked to it from first listen!

You get 16 songs on this album:

Lets face it everyone has heard this song with it being number 1 for 10 weeks! Its still a great song but not the best on the album! 8/10

Push Up On Me:
I did not like this song at first, but it grew on me, it has a great 'boom boom' beat and a catchy chorus 8/10

Don't Stop The Music:
One of my fave songs on the album! Opens greatly with an awesome beat, and all together is catchy! Great dance song 9/10

Breakin Dishes:
This song has attitude!
Another song with a catchy chorus, has great synths (used mainly in chorus) and beats in it

Shut up and drive:
First off this should not have been released as the second single in my opinion
It is more of a rock song this, which i dont mind and has a catchy chorus but is not worthy for to be a single in my opinion

Hate That I Love You:
A duet with Neyo, and what a great one it is!
Very catchy and was worthy of being a single

Say it:
Worse song on the album!
its awful in my opinion i skip it always!

Sell Me Candy:
I do not personally like the verses of this song but the Chorus is very catchy and saves the song!
This is the shortest song on the album with it only being 2:46 long

Lemme Get That:
This song is another song i do not like, ill admit i like the beat and its slightly catchy but it does not compare to the rest of the album

One of the standout songs on the album, very R&B!
Awesome chorus! a proper R&B song!

Question Existing:
This song is kind of dull, its catchy but is boring at the same time, nothing changes barely through the whole song and the effect on Rihannas voice ruins the song, although the beat is good, sounds like it should be the last song on the album to be honest

Good Girl Gone Bad:
Another R&B song which is just nearly as good as Rehab but not quite

Cry (UK Bonus Track):
Another standout song!
Fantastic vocals!

Amazing song! My fave!
Awesome Beat and very catchy!

Take a bow:
Another great song, did not like this at all at first but it grew on me
great song

If i never see your face again:
Duet with Maroon 5 singer
Another great song! Catchy

As you can see i can not really vary much on what to say about the songs using the word 'Catchy' alot but they are! and i see an album that has so many catchy songs, to be a great album!

I'll admit her voice does sound like it has lots of effects on it on most songs, but thats not a problem to me, its still a great album even though were not really hearing her real voice.
Of course if you have the original album do not buy this even though the extra songs are great and are some of the standout songs on the album, but its just not worthy and just download them instead or something.

So here is a proper review on the Reloaded album for people that did not buy the original album like me.
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
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Price: £11.46

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game of the year!, 17 Jun. 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
What can i say about MGS4 well its the most amazing game i have ever played!
I have not completed any of the other MGS and i know that will effect me enjoying the game much more then i should be, but i can honestly say i am enjoying the game so much even without knowing the background of the series.

The graphics are the best i have seen on any console! They are litterally mindblowing!
Gameplay again is awesome using great tatics to get through the game, You go through the game using stealth and defeating 5 bosses (including Liquid) all from which you get an award from afterwards e.g Face camo (which gives you better camoflauge) from boss: laughing octopus

The game is about 15-20 hours long depending on difficulty and your skill at these kind of games, most of this is cut scenes as i have already said but that does not spoil the game, not intrested in the cut scenes? then you can skip them, all cut scenes are fully skipable, even though MGS is nothing without the cinematic story!

I would reccommend to play the others games, i regret not playing them and am not enjoying the cut scenes/story as much as i should be and instead just want to skip some of them.

MGS4 is a masterpiece, and mainly because of the spectacular cut scences, although the cut scenes can be very long, they range from 5-30mins long and 1 hour long ending cut scene but you will fully appreciate and enjoy these cut scenes if you understand them, the only downfall of this game is there is more cut scenes then gameplay but i do not see any other reason not to buy this game, even if you have not played the others like me.

Buy this game, i promise you will not regret it, the only thing you may regret is not playing the whole of this wonderful series and watching it come to end when the adventure seems like its only just begun for newcomers.

4 words:

Game Of The Year

Haze (PS3)
Haze (PS3)
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Price: £10.43

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overhypedness was its doom, 28 May 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Haze (PS3) (Video Game)
Ok this game is not fantastic but its still great in aspects of gameplay. The graphics are below par for sure! and its a very short game! BUT the gameplay in my opinion is what saves this game, sure its no COD4 but its got really great multiplayer fun gameplay, both on storymode and team deathmatch's etc. The storyline is better then what reviews have made it out to be, again sure its no uncharted but its intresting and at least makes you want to continue. What i see is, this game was so amazingly OVERHYPED that it doomed the game with awful reviews when they just got this average FPS. So everyone was so bitterly dissapointed because they didnt get this AAA exclusive that they were so hoping for! Its a shame because this game deserves better then 4.5/10!

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