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You Can Teach Yourself Accordion
You Can Teach Yourself Accordion
by Neil Griffin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just a book of sheet music, 2 April 2009
The listing implies that this book is filled with great starter tips etc, but only the first couple of pages actually talk about playing the accordion. The rest is filled with sheet music for the beginner. Some might find this useful, but it's not what I expected!


Tortoise
Tortoise

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vibraphones r us, 18 April 2001
This review is from: Tortoise (Audio CD)
Raw, funky and full of vibraphones, bass guitars and complex drum rhythms. A fine debut album. The only thing preventing this record from getting 5 stars is that it's a little samey.


Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Offered by Music-Finder
Price: £31.00

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy, 18 April 2001
This is a fine piece of work showing Tortoise moving on form their raw debut into a more chilled out environment. I must admit, at first I was wary of the experimental 20-minute opener, but the more you listen to it to more you find. The other 5 tracks show a more refined band, who have clearly opened their musical horizons. 'Glass Museum' and 'Along the Banks of Rivers' seem to remind me of French cafes while the drumming on 'The Taut and Tame' just leaves you feeling breathless! This review maybe a little scatty, but this album just leaves me speechless!


T.N.T
T.N.T
Offered by westworld-
Price: £12.98

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something a bit different., 18 April 2001
This review is from: T.N.T (Audio CD)
Have heard the first two Tortoise albums, I rushed out and forked out for TNT. And to put it mildly, it a change of direction! The album is pretty much all programmed, the only this that reminds you that it's the same Tortoise you know and love is the vibraphones and bass guitars. Unfortunately TNT just seems to go on a bit to long, by the time your on about track 8 you just feel yourself reaching for the stop button, purely out of boredom! All in all it's a funky third album, but doesn't quite live up to it's predecessors.


Spiderland
Spiderland

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An all time classic that will probably never get the recogni, 18 April 2001
This review is from: Spiderland (Audio CD)
Slint follow up the rather noisy debut 'Tweez' with this dark set of recordings. 'Spiderland' showcases a quieter more thoughtful band, moving away from their metal roots. Shouting has been replaced by soft-spoken word and whispers, angry guitars replaced with tape hiss, and ideas have been replaced with masterpieces! Bands like Mogwai and Godspeed have clearly tried to recreate 'Spiderland' in their own recordings, but you can't beat the original!


Laughing Stock
Laughing Stock
Offered by MUSIC-4-THE-MASSES
Price: £49.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 18 April 2001
This review is from: Laughing Stock (Audio CD)
The final Talk Talk album, 'Laughing Stock' shows the other side of their experimental coin. In this slightly more bluesy down to earth record, Hollis has crafted six minimal yet tuneful pieces that relax and uplift the listener. 'Laughing Stock' leaves behind the big budget sound of 'Spirit of Eden' in this fantastic farewell.


New Adventures In Hi-Fi (U.S. Version)
New Adventures In Hi-Fi (U.S. Version)
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.98

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Messy, 18 April 2001
Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge REM fan, but 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi' just doesn't live up to their previous material. The album, which was recorded in various locations on tour, lacks consistency and rhythm. One can't help but feel that they would have been better off sitting down in a studio and working on some for the songs for a bit longer. The only reason I gave this album 2 instead of 1 is because of the fantastic 'Electrolite'.
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Hands Up I Love You
Hands Up I Love You
Offered by hifi-media-store
Price: £29.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Promising, 18 April 2001
This review is from: Hands Up I Love You (Audio CD)
This four track EP is the first new material released since the incredible debut album 'The Industrial Silence', and it's not bad at all. The title track 'Hands Up...' rolls along on the back of a repetitive, yet compelling bass line, while slide guitars sweep over the top of this fine tune. A synth shaker loop and the minimal use of keyboards also hint that Madrugada maybe moving in a different direction to their previous efforts. The other three tracks don't quite live up to the promise of the first, but are still quality slices of that unique alt-rock country that is Madrugada.


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