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The Eight Legged Groove Machine
The Eight Legged Groove Machine
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still amazing, 21 Dec 2008
Went to their 20 year anniversary of TELGM recently and despite the fact they have lost two of their original members (RIP Bass Thing and Gilksy)they remain as fresh,snarling, vibrant and yet sarcastic as they ever were. Miles you are a genius and whilst this was an album of its times, what times they were. As catchy an album as you will ever find full of true lyrical genius. If they were starting out today they would still make it !!

Power, Corruption And Lies
Power, Corruption And Lies
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If theres one album you should own ...., 1 Aug 2006
The greatest album ever made (the version with the xtra tracks of course) This album was at least a dozen years ahead of its time -- the perfect combination of synths and guitars with Hookys trademark riffs resonating throughout. Barney at last grows up vocally and sounds as though he finally has the confidence to be a lead singer.
The true measure of the quality of the album is that the non singles consistently appeared in Peels festive 50 for a number of years.
NO have not made a record half as good since -- and nor will they ever do - and that despite their making some truly superb music in the ensuing years -- it is just that this album is that good. If you've not heard it then listen and try to believe that this was made circa 25 years ago !

Neither Washington... Nor Moscow
Neither Washington... Nor Moscow

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5.0 out of 5 stars Chris where are you ?, 1 Aug 2006
Quite simply one of the greatest albums ever made. As astute politically as anything you will ever hear it simply catches the mood of the downtrodden working classes during Thatchers bleak years of rule and makes plain the notion that "the power is yours".
Truly uplifting, the band had an epic raw quality -- they gave their all and they meant every word. An o so rare quality.
Brilliant. !

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blimey Gary !!, 18 July 2006
This review is from: Eyes Open (Audio CD)
If you enjoyed the outstanding tracks on Final Straw, eg Spitting Games, Chocolate then you will simply love this album of beautifully crafted songs that enhance the vocal qualities of Mr Lightbody more than I thought possible.

This is an outstandingly produced piece of music and whilst I respect the opinion of so many others with regards to "Third Bar" it has simply yet to thoroughly grab me, however Chasing Cars and Its Beginning to get to me are just simply classics the first time you hear them. I simply cannot praise this album enough -- there were probably half a dozen albums thus far this year that I was more looking forward to hearing and yet this one knock the spots off every other one.

Truly beautiful. !!

Under the Iron Sea
Under the Iron Sea
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2.0 out of 5 stars Oh Dear, 18 July 2006
This review is from: Under the Iron Sea (Audio CD)
Hopes and Fears was simply a superb debut.

This is simply one of those 2nd albums by a band who to my mind have gone backwards -- the phrase "one trick pony" springs to mind and I have to say that this is an album of fillers with just 3 tracks striking me as being anywhere good enough to have even been considered for Hopes and Fears.

A band not long for this earth I would suggest.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmmmmmm Interesting, 18 July 2006
This review is from: Razorlight (Audio CD)
Up All Night was one fantastic album -- does Razorlight hit the same heights? Not yet for me it doesn't but then maybe this one is more of a grower.

In the Morning is certainly an excellent opening and whilst there are a couple of tracks here that could well be fillers, in general though first impressions are not too bad.

I guess my only major criticism here would be that the album is simply over all too quick and as mentioned in earlier reviews, at just 35 minutes long it is simply just too short.

But -- and this is here I do disagree with other reviewers to my mind there are some gems and in particular I would pick out "Before I fall to Pieces" as the outstanding track -- sharp, edgy and incredibly catchy -- a future single surely.

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