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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A shot in the arm..., 17 Oct 2005
This review is from: Supernature (Audio CD)
With Shirley Manson not doing it for you since 2.0 and Toni Halliday gone AWOL again (damn!) then thank the pointy one and all his little wizards that Alison Goldfrapp is here again! There's a different edge on this album than the previous two offerings, more elctro-pop and -yes- Gary Numan but I love it so who cares? I didn't expect a better album than Black Cherry but this is at least as good as (need to take out into the field to tell). I keep changing my favourites as well. Obviously Oh La La has an immediate hook but Ride a White Horse, Time Out of the World and Fly Me Away are currently implanting themselves in my psyche but there just isn't a poor track anywhere to be found. Oh, and they're good live too as I have recently discovered.

The Way of Curve
The Way of Curve

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A flawless retrospective of the last 15 years, 5 Dec 2004
This review is from: The Way of Curve (Audio CD)
It is a testament to a band that can go through 15 years - largely in the media wilderness - producing the most original and stunning music without succumbing to the lure of releasing a compilation. For those that have never heard much about Curve, this double-CD is a veritable treasure trove, taking in tracks from just about every previous release. To the Curve devotees, we can finally savour the non-MP3 versions of What A Waste with the late Ian Dury and the cover of Donna Summers I Feel Love. Along with many tweaks and alternative mixes to some of the classic tracks we also get the previously unreleased track In Disguise. If you are into any of the bands mentioned in the Amazon Review above and don't know who Curve are, then this is an absolute must on your shopping list. For everyone else, get this for the mixes, tweaks and extra tracks and keep your fingers crossed for a new album and a video DVD!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A new highest peak from music's best kept secret..., 25 July 2002
This review is from: Gift (Audio CD)
You may never have heard of the band Curve or assumed they'd split back in 1994 (they did for a couple of years then they came back, where were you?) but with this album (which Universal deemed fit to leave on a shelf for 18 months) you're going to kick yourself for not having discovered them (again) sooner. This one's a stronger electronic mix than past outings but still includes their trademark beats, bleeps, bass and that siren-like voice that lulls and screams. 'Chainmail' was used on Manchester United's 'Beyond the Promised Land' Soundtrack and you may recently have heard 'Hell Above Water' on the Spider-Man trailer. These two tracks are by no means the only highlights of the album and it is difficult to pick out favourites as the quality and variety throughout is exceptional (even for Curve). 'Hung Up', 'Gift' and 'My Tiled White Floor' along with the aforementioned tracks would have to be mine though. Curve have been 'back' for several years now but their music has always managed to stay ahead of the current alternative pop/rock trends. They may be largely unheard of in the mainstream due to their desire to maintain hold of the reins of their own destiny but if that is the price to pay for such quality and dedication then I hope they remain secret for a long time to come (and then reap the benefits they so richly deserve!). If you are already a fan then you've got this album already, if not then buy this and spend a long but fruitful time acquiring their entire back catalogue. It will stay with you until you die.

Act Of God
Act Of God
by Graham Phillips
Edition: Paperback

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very thought-provoking work, 28 Feb 2002
This review is from: Act Of God (Paperback)
I must confess that I stumbled across the works of Graham Phillips by accident. I am extremely glad that I did as the ideas he puts forward are very intriguing. I have deliberately sought out many of his past books as a consequence of both this fact and the sheer verve (not a word normally associated with this type of work) of his writing style. This trend continues with Act of God which manages to bring various strands of historical research together to form a concise, well-reasoned argument for the truth about Moses, the Exodus, Akhenaten, the Great Plagues of Egpyt and the parting of the Red Sea. I have also had the very great pleasure of hearing him speak at several conventions in which it can only be said that he can inform and entertain at the same time (a rare gift). The man is a national treasure.

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