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Les Bains Douches
Les Bains Douches

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah..., 29 Dec 2005
This review is from: Les Bains Douches (Audio CD)
Probably the best live document of the last truly great British rock band of the last 25 years. Just listen to the way they thunder through Love Will Tear Us Apart and Shadowplay, or create the ghostly and fearsome atmosphere that is Day Of The Lords.
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Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A- : Very very good, but don't believe the hype., 12 April 2004
This review is from: Franz Ferdinand (Audio CD)
Right, this is a very good album, it's catchy, punked up, clever-clever in the lyrics, gives a nod to every critically acclaimed band since 1976 and yet still sounds fresh, espouses an inordinate amount of cool, but is not the great new hope for British Rock Music that a certain well-known music weekly will have you think.
It starts off well - 'Jacqueline' is probably my favourite track on the album, 'Tell Her Tonight' is top-notch, and 'Take Me Out' is surely on constant repeat down your local alt-disco club.
'Michael' and 'This Fire' are pretty outstanding too - the former for it's lyrics ('William, It Was Really Nothing' for the 00's methinks), and the latter for it's energy.
The other tracks are just as good ('The Dark Of The Matinee' and 'Cheating On You' deserve credit), but are hardly worthy of the kind of praise that the album's been getting alately.
Influences? Well, Talking Heads, Pulp, The Teardrop Explodes (yeah, really), Echo And The Bunnymen, The Smiths, and a hint of Joy Division (but then every band since 1980 takes something from them), and Blondie. But Franz Ferdinand have a long way to come before they can claim to be in such good company as those bands.
Would have given the album 4.5 out of five but had to round up.
Excellent name for a band by the way - coming soon to a place near you: Metternich, Bismark and Rasputin...


5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money, Hallucination and Beautiful Music, 20 Feb 2004
This review is from: Loveless (Audio CD)
Take a bunch of former folky no-hopers turned punk rock asthetes led by a frankly insane genius (who held the belief that if you made the music loud enough, people would start to go catatonic and hallucinate), give them endless studio production time and all your money, and see the results. To say that this album is amazing is spot on - it's rock, but not in the true sense of the word, it's better than that! It's got sheer noise ('Only Shallow'), dance ('Soon'), avant-garde beauty ('To Here Knows When') and song writing genius ('I Only Said', 'Sometimes'), and all points in between.
It cost Creation a fortune (and nearly their status as a viable company), but as the saying goes, to make an omlette, you've got to break a few eggs.

Turns Into Stone
Turns Into Stone
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What The Second Coming should have been!, 30 July 2002
This review is from: Turns Into Stone (Audio CD)
This compilation, along with 'The Stone Roses' and 'Second Coming' is a much better buy than 'The Complete Stone Roses' - you pay more, but you get better mixes, full edits, and some of the best tracks ever written by a UK band: Fools Gold, What The World Is Waiting For, One Love and Elephant Stone show the Roses at the height of their talents. Brown's distinctive vocal, Squire's electrifying guitar, Mani's funk-laden bass and Reni's impeccable drumming tie together and make songs so pure even your granny could like them. Buy this, and you're investing in quality. Best track on the album by a country mile is Elephant Stone, but the rest are just as remarkable. BUY NOW!!!

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow..., 30 Dec 2001
This review is from: Tigermilk (Audio CD)
For a lad who's usual taste in music consists of shouty Mancunian bands singing badly and playing chords ripped off from the Beatles, this is perhaps one of my all time favourite albums. The State I Am In is genius. Tunes coming out of their ears, lyrics of every day life, and a bit of an angst-ridden recluse for a lead singer make me think they're the Scottish Smiths. But then they don't have Johnny Marr... shame.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Good, 28 Sep 2000
This review is from: Accelerator (Audio CD)
This garage punk workout is perhaps the best song off the album. The bass is just fantastic, and the guitar is sheer white noise. The second B-side 'When The Kingdom Comes' features one Paul Weller. You can't say better than that!

Hello Nasty
Hello Nasty
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mixmaster Mike with the scratch routine!, 9 Mar 2000
This review is from: Hello Nasty (Audio CD)
Question? Where can you get Spanish singers, Jamacian reggae, Lottery adverts, and references to tangerines on the same record? Answer: Hello Nasty
This is probably the peak of the Beasties' work, bringing together all that they do best and making it better. Old Skool is the way to be, and don't they know it. The best track has got to be '3 Mc's and One DJ', that should not bring down the rest of the album. As well as the posturing of 'Super Disco Breakin'' you get the thoughtful sides like 'Song For The Man'. The collaborations are numerous, with heavyweights like Lee Perry, Lucious Jackson, Money Mark and Mixmaster Mike all bringing stength to the album. This is definately the sound of science. If it was possible, this would get 6 out of 5.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A band by any other name just isn't the same..., 8 Mar 2000
This review is from: Masterplan (Audio CD)
You get a feeling that Oasis released this because 'Be Here Now' just wasn't what the mass public wanted, and they were right in doing so. The majority of the songs on here are worthy album contenders, and even single contenders in the case of 'Aquiesce' and 'The Masterplan'. But, this is a chance for the Oasis newcomers to see where it all started, especially alongside 'Definately Maybe'. See 'Headshrinker', 'Listen Up' and 'Fade Away' for the original sound of Oasis, the ability to combine punk with a decent melody. See 'Going Nowhere' and 'Stay Young' for the poorer side. The rest are mid-table quality, but do have their own strengths, the two 'Whatever' b-sides 'Half The World Away' and '(It's Good) To Be Free' examples of this. However, buy the record, and enjoy.

Standing on the Shoulder Of Giants
Standing on the Shoulder Of Giants
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definite Improvement On Last Time..., 8 Mar 2000
Well... what can one say, is this the 'New' Oasis, or are they in transition? 'New' material comes in the form of the albums two strongpoints, 'F***in In The Bushes' and 'Go Let It Out'. Evidence of samples gives a new feel and impetus behind the band. Perhaps the band has learnt that stagnant music cannot be revived with overproduction. The unfortunate low points are the Noel Ballads 'Sunday Morning Call' and 'Where Did It All Go Wrong'. Dull and dreary, Gallagher snr. really needs to get his backside in gear, because songs like 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is' is basically two different lines repeated but with a couple of words changed now and again. Along with 'I Can See A Liar', however, there is a look back to the 'Sex Beatles' days of 'Definitely Maybe', and rightly so. Overall verdict? Better than 'Be Here Now', could do with better lyrics, and a new direction in the waiting, so the next album should be THE MASTERPIECE.

Second Coming
Second Coming
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars mmmm...... interesting., 26 Dec 1999
This review is from: Second Coming (Audio CD)
From listening to this intially, you'll probably think why did the Roses bother after the first masterpiece. Although this is not as good as the first, it's a completely different album, more bluesy than byrdsy. I can't stand 'Ten Story Love Song', but this is worth buying just for 'Love Spreads'. As for the rest, well, they'll grow on you...

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