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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Set Of Headphones I Have Ever Purchased, 4 Aug. 2005
These headphones are fantastic, I'm normally an in-ear kind of person but after my umpteenth pair I opted for a change. I didn't expect much from them due to their price, twenty quid isn't a lot considering what's out there. But when I got them and started using them with my 4th Gen iPod, I drowned in a sea of high-quality sound that I never thought existed. I listen to a lot of rap music, so the bass and treble quality is quite important, so after these begain to break in, which took about an hour, they really are something that makes you appreciate your music. The bass is very accented though, perhaps too much in the opinion of some. Not me though, I think the quality is awesome. The only real problem I have with them is the extremely long cord. But as these are made for DJ's, I can't nit-pick. They are reasonably comfortable, but ear-covering headphones are notorious for clamping down on your ears and leaving them feeling sore afterwards. But it could be better, perhaps less tight.
Do yourself a favour and buy these, and who cares if you look like Mickey Mouse...

Apple iPod Remote and Earbuds for 3rd/4th Generation iPod and iPod mini [M9128G/A]
Apple iPod Remote and Earbuds for 3rd/4th Generation iPod and iPod mini [M9128G/A]

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An over-rated status-symbol., 3 Aug. 2005
I have been through two pairs of these earphones and both pairs have stopped working or ceased their usual playback quality in a matter of weeks. Agreed, you do feel good wearing iPod earphones, but the things transmit sound so badly it's like the days of cassette walkmans. Bass and Treble are out of the question as they crackle at the first sign of heavy bass.
The price for what they are is ridiculous, for thirty pounds I would have expected something a whole lot better than what I got. I use headphones for at least three hours a day, but that's no excuse for shoddy sound quality that could be bettered by six-pound headphones from Currys. Look past the status-symbol of Apple and invest your money in some real headphones. I can guarauntee you will be disappointed with them if you choose to get some.
And the remote is hopeless. Simply.

Regulate ... G Funk Era
Regulate ... G Funk Era
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Price: £4.05

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G Funk begins and ends here...unfortunately., 1 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Regulate ... G Funk Era (Audio CD)
G Funk is probably my favourite variant of the rap genre. Warren G produces this class, flawless album in the mid 90's and you can still feel the coolness ten years on. Regulate, the first track, is fantastic...the smooth beat continues throughout the whole album and although the lyrics aren't 100%, you must remember that this is not what G Funk is about. Without this album, Tha Dogg Pound, Nate Dogg and such would not have the style they do today. Warren's smooth voice floats over track after track and compliments each one superbly. If you're not a big fan of NWA, Xzibit or 50 Cent then I suggest you give this a listen and watch yourself groove along!
This album re-defines the word "cool" and takes it further, the English Language cannot express how funky yet smooth this album is. Go buy it now and waste no more time.
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Jackpot (Enhanced)
Jackpot (Enhanced)
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Price: £3.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More mixed feelings than a bowlful of PMS..., 26 Dec. 2004
This review is from: Jackpot (Enhanced) (Audio CD)
I do not want to like this album. If Eazy-E could see what the voice of rap has become he'd prefer the grave. But despite the commericial G Unit esque production using synth throughout, the album is one of those that is fantastic to play from beginning to end at a house party or some easy listening. Chingy comes across as a pimp, with hundreds of 'hos' nationwide. Sadly for him, he isn' it's just a load of front. His voice though somewhat annoying is original and catchy, and his flow is pretty precise for a St. Louis rapper. His lyrics are repetetive apart from on 'Holidae Inn' featuring his running-buddy Ludacris and his seeming role model, Snoop Dogg; and 'One Call Away', which are not only fantastic songs on the album, fantastic songs full stop.
I still listen to this album now because for semi-enthusiastic rap fans it's not to listen to, but I'm disappointed at myself for admitting so.
But if you're using 'Powerballin'' as a template for this...dear God no...this is tenfold what his latest 19 track effort is, this is proper Glam-Rap at its fullest, and I love it!

Tha Doggfather
Tha Doggfather
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Price: £9.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snoop at his severely under-rated height, 23 Dec. 2004
This review is from: Tha Doggfather (Audio CD)
Let's get one thing straight before I begin. You MUST NOT compare this album to 'Doggystyle'. This, as opposed to the G Funk genre of Doggystyle, is pure gangsta rap. From the dark intro you realise this is a completely different kettle of fish from his debut. The beats on this album are more of what Death Row fans love and the whole aura of the album reeks of gangsta. This is his best album by far, everything else bar 'Doggystyle' is commercial garbage. His flows are unmatched by any of his other material, although his lyrics remain somewhat thin and Warren G -esque it seems that this is Death Row's best effort with Snoop Dogg. It features all his LBC chronies including Tray-Dee, whos verse on '(O.J.) Wake Up' is fantastic. Songs to watch out for are: 'You Thought', 'Groupie', 'Sixx Minutes', '(O.J.) Wake Up' and 'Downtown Assassins'. The album ends with a distinct tribute to Snoop's Death Row chum, 2Pac...who sadly didn't live to see the opportunity to flow on this album. If you're a Snoop Dogg fan, you will already have this album, if you're just into gangsta rap and want to see what the genre was like before Chingy and G Unit came on the scene, you must buy it.
Despite all the praise, I only gave it four stars because Snoop's lyrics aren't exactly Nas or 2Pac calibre. Great album though, well played Snoop.

Leon [DVD] [1995]
Leon [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Jean Reno
Price: £2.98

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite film of all time...from beginning to end, 10 Dec. 2004
This review is from: Leon [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
Leon is the tale of a cold blooded hitman whose precision and accuracy on the job is renowed in New York, who meets a mistreated pre-teen who helps discovers the joys of life that he previously chose to ignore.
If you have played a 'Hitman' game you will want to see this movie. From beginning to end the action scenes are not only fantastic to watch, but genius when broken down. The role of Leon is captured immortally by Jean Reno, and Matilda is cracked by a young Natalie Portman. The film contains realistic violence, drug and sexual references. The plot is thick with intrigue and intensity.
The beauty of the film lies in the relationship between Matilda and Leon, a man astranged with himself and a lost little girl strike up a father-daughter relationship and it is adorable to follow their journey together.
If the end doesn't make you have at least a lump in your throat you should be locked up!
Buy it now and you will NEVER look back!

Scarface (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Scarface (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Al Pacino
Price: £2.50

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An over-rated classic..., 5 Dec. 2004
Upon purchasing Scarface (The two disc version) I have watched it a total of 12 times. I can safely say that it is a good movie, the story is well told, the subversive meanings and lessons in the film are timeless; it's just a shame the directing is terrible and the acting from Michelle Pfieffer (sp) is equally as attrocious. The finale is one of the greatest of all time, up there with Natural Born Killers and Lord of the Rings 3.
It's such a shame, the story had the potential to take it right to the top forever, but despite it being Pucino's best role, movie and acting to date, Tony Montana being a fantastic, lovable character from start to finish and the story being so God-damn incredible...the cheesy 80's music, direction and Michelle Pfiffer (again, sp) takes it down so many levels.
The DVD also has something about rappers how they love it so much. That ruined it for me, all claiming to be Tony Montana...what losers. Anyway, buy it. It's not bad.

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