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Quantum: A Guide For The Perplexed
Quantum: A Guide For The Perplexed
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant guide!, 6 Dec. 2014
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A very accessible explanation of the issues which clarifies and elucidates without avoiding the difficult and often perplexing contradictions of particle physics.


•ROHILinen• Luxury 68 Pick White Single Base Valance sheet
•ROHILinen• Luxury 68 Pick White Single Base Valance sheet
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Dec. 2014
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Six
Six
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired Prog Belter, 31 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: Six (Audio CD)
Voted into Prog magazine's recent top 100 progressive rock albums, Mansun's Six is like a marmite album- you will either love it or hate it. Written during a phase when lead singer and main songwriter, Paul Draper, was apparently suffering from writer's block, the album is made up of snippets and skits written on-the-go during the band's Attack of the Grey Lanterns tour. Consequently, the album is symphonic and meandering, featuring many tempo and genre changes, often mid-song. The title track and opener is a case in point, switching effortlessly between MOR, punk and psychedelic with little or no notice. There is a pop song lurking here, but the extended version offered here takes us on a trip that winds its way on through the album via a rock version of Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar plum fairy and ending with an ode to transvestitism, the new age influenced belter, Being a Girl. Such eclecticism brings the best out of Draper's versatile tones singing, as well as guitarist Dominic Chad's very able chops. More conceptual and richer in tone than their first album, Attack of the Grey Lanterns, and rockier than their underwhelming third album, Little Kix, Six is for many the high point of the underated and fast burning star that was called Mansun.


Dark Adrenaline
Dark Adrenaline
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5.0 out of 5 stars A return to form with metallic punch and haunting melodies, 6 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Dark Adrenaline (Audio CD)
This is a return to heaviness which will delight Lacuna Coil's metal followers and will confound supporters of their flirtation with pop on their previous album, Shallow Life. The magazine Metal Hammer bade them farewell as a metal act in their review of Shallow Life with a friendly 'bon voyage', and indeed songs like Spellbound and I Like It seemed a hugely 'poptastic' break from their roots. But Dark Adrenaline pumps out solid metal chunks in a way that reminds me of Meshuggah, but also features the sort of melodies which had marked Lacuna Coil out on their excellent first full-length release, In A Reverie, and their also-strong fourth album, Karmacode. There are many beautifully haunting lines on Dark Adrenaline, such as 'Give me something more/give me something worth the sacrifice' (sung by Cristina) and 'I want to say it now/'Cause I don't believe in tomorrow' (sung by Andrea - the 'bloke'). In marked contrast to theIr previous album, every song on this one is strong and catchy, including their wonderfully unique cover version of REM's classic, Losing My Religion. Dark Adrenaline features the sort of melodies and yin-yang vocal interplay between their male/female singers which typically mark this Italian band out, both on stage and in recordings, from both their metal and their gothic-rock contemporaries. Long live Lacuna Coil! This album has slick production and packs a massive punch as well as sounding very melodic. I would strongly recommend it to any newcomers to the band's material!


Obstacles and Playgrounds
Obstacles and Playgrounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome new rock band, 24 May 2008
If you are fan of rock, then check out this album from a fresh, new 4-piece from Milton Keynes, England. The rhythm section is tight, and the guitars are dynamic from twin chimes, to heavy distorted attack. But the vocals are high-pitched enough to cut clearly through the mix. The music is often interestingly dissonant, and the arrangements keep slapping you in the face with swerve-driving surprises. The lead guitar harmonies on `Evacuate,' are very progressive, whilst its driving guitar chug is very metal. Other stand out tracks include `A Scattered Fall' and an `Automatic Fear.' Buy this CD if you dig head-banging and melodies which lodge themselves crazily in your head.


Dante Xxi
Dante Xxi
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5.0 out of 5 stars An upraised fist of an album, 26 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Dante Xxi (Audio CD)
On this album, Derrick sings with all the power and passion that you would expect of Sepultura at their best.
An interpretation of Dante's Divine Comedy, this album takes us on a journey through the depths of hell, and then upwards, to climb the mountain of purgatory, and finally ascend to heaven.
It is a marvellous representation of alienation, and the fact that Catholicism (and Government) gives us a peculiar way of internalising our own pain, and casting us into hopelessness and despair, so that we might conform all the more.
It is a death cry and a cry of hope, heavy at times, uplifting at others, melancholic and an upraised fist of an album. It has all the stuff that makes Sepultura so unique. It has chunky riffage, samba-style drumming and double-bass pedals, orchestras, weird intro's, soaring guitar solos, compelling lyrics. Do not miss out on this - in my opinion one of their best albums to date. It is not as cutting-edge as Roots, but it is more mature and insightful.


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