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Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar [Blu-ray]
Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Adam Ant
Price: 12.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining fare, 30 July 2014
Rather meandering in style, but still utterly fascinating, Adam Ant's return into the public eye is chronicled by way of a chronological document of live performances as well as Adam interacting with various people - Charlotte Rampling, Mark Ronson, his old art teacher. This climaxes with backstage footage of his appearance at Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park in 2011. Often funny, equally bizarre, certainly worth a watch, though how much replay value there is, only time will tell.


Russell Hobbs 18790 Futura 4 Slice Toaster
Russell Hobbs 18790 Futura 4 Slice Toaster
Price: 26.94

2.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose, 30 May 2014
Have just used this for the first time today. If you only buy square bread, this will be fine for you. However, trying to put a slice of Kingsmill in, it was immediately apparent that this wasn't going to do the job that my old toaster did, as it simply doesn't fit, there's two inches of bread poking out the top, so i had to turn it over halfway through the process. As others have commented, it does also take a long time to do the job, hadn't even considered looking for a power rating, which is down to me. Cable is short too, meant we had to rearrange our kitchen. Am considering returning this.


Clockwork Angels [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Clockwork Angels [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Rush
Price: 19.50

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Shockingkly bad sound, otherwise pretty good, 15 Dec 2013
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Bought this and also have a copy of the Muse BluRay. The Muse one sounds much better, even though I prefer Rush's music. Someone majorly cocked this up - very disappointing. In particular not being able to hear Neil Peart's drum work clearly is a real shame - I have to virtually turn off my subwoofer to be able to hear the ride cymbal, and even then it seems a little muted! Visually, I like it, though I've seen more active crowds in Asda on Black Friday...overall, a bit of a let down.


Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
Offered by Sent2u
Price: 8.85

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Numan album since Pure, 18 Oct 2013
Have only heard this about 3 times so far, but there is some very good stuff on here. The two singles I Am Dust and Love Hurt Bleed are typical Numan stompers, certainly with a NIN-ish edge, not surprising due to Robin Finck's involvement. Elsewhere we have some more experimental stuff, the Eastern-tinged The Calling for instance, and a couple of nicely written 'ballads' (if that's the right word for them). We're The Unforgiven is a classic in the making I think. Overall, I would actually say the NIN influence is not quite as evident as expected, so it's more of a Numan album, and maybe all the better for it. Brilliantly produced by Ade Fenton it should be added. Bring on the tour!


Hesitation Marks
Hesitation Marks
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 4.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year, 16 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Hesitation Marks (Audio CD)
I'm a huge NIN fan. Let's get that out the way. At first when I heard this album, I loved numerous songs on it (Copy of A, Find My Way, In Two and All Time Low registering as classics almost immediately). Some of the other songs, while not being bad by any stretch didn't hit home quite as readily, and I did think there was a drop in quality in the middle section. However, having now listened to it a dozen or so times, I can happily say that repeated listens do greatly benefit this album, as it makes more sense as it goes along, both lyrically and musically. I Would For You, Everything, Various Methods of Escape and Satellite are all very good, brilliantly produced songs that each have something different to offer, and while there is definitely more of a Prince vibe going on than for any of his previous releases, he pulls it off with some aplomb. I'd agree with previous reviews stating that Running is the only weak moment, but even that now has a certain charm to it for me. 2 out of the 3 remixes on the deluxe edition are excellent too - the Find My Way one is just a bit odd to me though...

Best work since The Fragile? Absolutely. Best album of 2013 - even above the incredible Like Clockwork. Yes to that one too!


Like Clockwork
Like Clockwork
Price: 8.73

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably better than Songs for the Deaf, 23 Jun 2013
This review is from: Like Clockwork (Audio CD)
This in my humble opinion is QOTSA's finest hour. More downbeat than previous works, and fairly succint at about 45 minutes, but for once brevity is a good thing. No flab or filler here, just 10 beautifully crafted songs, which I believe is a first for a QOTSA album - even SFTD had a couple of clunkers in my opinion. I Appear Missing is an instant classic, but there are many fine moments here, from the slow paced opener Keep Your Eyes Peeled, through the catchy I Sat By The Ocean, the rock opera (almost) of Fairweather Friends, to the restrained closing title track. Much has been made of the plethora of guest stars but in truth only Jake Shears and Trent Reznor contribute anything of real note though you can also just about hear Elton John tinkling the ivories on Fairweather too. But as was hinted these contributions are more a minor contribution to the tracks that they inhabit rather than show-stoppers. If you're undecided about buying this, don't hesitate a second longer. It's going to take something amazing to top this album this year.
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Metallica: Enter Night: The Biography
Metallica: Enter Night: The Biography
by Mick Wall
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lacks balance, but a great read nonetheless, 15 Mar 2013
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I've followed and enjoyed Mick Wall throughout his 'rock mag' years, bought his Black Sabbath book, and enjoyed it. Enjoyed this one thoroughly too, particularly the recounting of his 'One on One's' at the start of each chapter. However, the book concentrates so much on the formative years of the band, presumably because Mick had the most access at that point, either due to his own or the bands desires (I'm going with his, based on his opinion of everything after The Black Album (Lulu aside)), that the period from 93-09 (16 years) is dealt with in 113 pages, compared to the 347 pages for the bands first 11 years. Despite that, there is so much depth in the material in the early (and undoubtedly finest) years that should satisfy any 'proper' fan. Interviews and recollections with friends of the band, other Big 4 luminaries, and from Mick himself both are insightful and thought provoking. Characterisation of the massive changes in band members personalities over the years is also a great read. A must-have for fans of the band.


Heat - Premium Collection Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [2012] [Region Free]
Heat - Premium Collection Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [2012] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Price: 15.45

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film let down by poor sound, 26 Nov 2012
I've just bought the steelbook version of this, having previously owned the DVD. The picture quality is great, as you'd expect. Unfortunately the film is still dogged by poor sound levels. I must've adjusted the volume at least 30 times during the film - and even had to put subtitles on for some of it. Very disappointing - though not wholly unexpected to be honest. Heat - Premium Collection Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy)[Region Free]


Panasonic RP-HJE120E-S Ergo Fit Ear Canal Headphones - Silver
Panasonic RP-HJE120E-S Ergo Fit Ear Canal Headphones - Silver

4.0 out of 5 stars Great sounding, very bassy as promised, 18 Jan 2012
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These do what they say on the proverbial tin. Sleek sound that delivers in the lows, mids and highs. Would absolutely recommend these. Miles better than Sennheisers and Sony's that Ive been using over the last year or so.

Having now owned these for a year, I'm still a fan of them, but have to agree with another reviewer who stated that you have to push them in quite deep to really get the bass. They do tend to ease themselves out again, which means you need to keep pushing them back in. Apart from that, no complaints a year down the line - though it does lose a star for that problem.


SanDisk SDSDQ-016G-FFP 16 GB MicroSDHC Memory Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
SanDisk SDSDQ-016G-FFP 16 GB MicroSDHC Memory Card - Frustration-Free Packaging (Label May Change)
Price: 6.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Failed within a fortnight, 3 Feb 2011
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Had a number of issues with this, would quite often stop accepting data half way through a transfer, and then after a couple of weeks, just stopped responding altogether, after all the music that I'd put on my phone disappeared overnight. Replaced it with a Kingston which, touch wood, seems to be behaving. Avoid, as a number of other reviewers have advised.


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