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Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Price: 8.92

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inner Beauty, 10 Dec 2002
A flood of warm calm rushes over me when i listen to this record, a beautiful melencolie atmosphere fills the room with every digitally encoded wave of sound.
When I purchased 'Selected ambient works volume 2' i was not too sure what to expect as it was the first Aphex Twin album in my collection. I was told it was an amazing chillout/come-down album to listen to on a sunday morning but i think it is more than that.
The texture of this record is starteling, the wierd and persistant notes that fill every song is so grand, almost sensual.
The only bad point to this double album is that it can get repetetive after an hour or so. You have to really concentrate after a while on the sound which can be a bad thing.
I recommend this album if you are looking for something new and strange in your collection. something out of the ordinary.
To conclude i feel that this is not Richard D James at his best (check out 'Drukqs' or 'Come To Daddy') but still a great effort and consortium of sound. Worth Buying. Four Stars.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coruscating Album from Soundgarden/Rage 'Supergroup', 10 Dec 2002
This review is from: Audioslave (Audio CD)
From start to finish this album is a terrific breakthrough for both Chris Cornell and the remaining members of Rage Against The Machine.
I must admit that I was more of a fan of R.A.T.M than I was of soundgarden but this album really got me going!
I have had 'Superunknown'(soundgarden album) in my collection for about three/four years and its always a regular to the cd player but only after hearing Audioslave do you get to appreciate the full power of Chris' voice as it booms over the brilliant guitar effects created by Tom Morello.
Even though it is a new start for all guilty parties, you can easily pick out the R.A.T.M styling and structure of the music which I personally feel is an essential part of the album.
The top three tracks would have to be 'Show Me How To Live' which is a "smash it up" rock stomper, 'Light My Way' which is a beautiful example of a mellow side of the R.A.T.M talent as it simmers into this blissful beat with soothing gentle vocals and of course 'I Am The Highway' which is set to be a release in the near future.
Overall exciting,dynamic,inscrutable,dazzling,ESSENTIAL.

The Second Stage Turbine Blade
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Start, 10 Dec 2002
Cohheed and Cambria are a fairly new band on the music scene and they have gor off to a good start.
The second stage turbine blade is an emo-core offering with a difference. The guitar drums and bass tend to mege nicely together but the vocals are a tad off-key, I am not saying this as a bad thing its just..... well ... different!
The band sound like a cross between Thursday, The Used and the Dashboard Confessional. Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals & guitar) tends to sound very high pitch and child like in some songs but it works.
I reccomend this album for fans of Thursday, Finch, Dashboard Confessional, Further Seems Forever, The Used, Strike Anywhere, Glassjaw, Nine Page Apology and The Juliana Theory.
The best tracks on this album are 'Devil In Jersey', 'Delerium Trigger' and 'Everything Evil'.
To conclude this is a good album and definately worhty of four stars. Good Stuff

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