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Deloused in the Comatorium
Deloused in the Comatorium
Offered by Dirty Deals UK
Price: 5.89

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bollock grindingly awesome, 28 Oct 2003
With a disc like this you have to wonder, why do musicians make anything else?
From the first eye watering drum fill you know that you're experiencing (its so much more than just audio) something unique. The first 3 tracks send you on a whirlwind of Pink Floydesque psychedelia to and from ATDI thrashinig but with a mature and intelliegent fluidity. Indeed the 12 minute long Cicatriz esp contains more ideas than many recent 'critically acclaimed' albums (Travis, Starsailor, Stereophonics take note; this is how its done!).
This album will never sell well which is a real shame because this deserves to be the Mellon COllie of the 00ies.
I cannot stress enough how much you should all buy this album. Its amazing, unique, beautiful, energetic and perhaps all the other superalatives any english scholar could think of.


Command & Conquer: Generals (PC CD)
Command & Conquer: Generals (PC CD)

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its no Age of Mythology, 22 Oct 2003
EA must have taken a terrific gamble here as one of the key selling points of this game is the graphics and 'camera view' which I dont dispute, are impressive, a word that wont be used again in this review. Tactics, like the other C&C games consists of 1. Build an army, 2. Use the army. There are little or no subtle stragies that can be employed such as in AoM, though making invisible rebels appear in the enemy's base, is entertaining.
Wait for the price to come down so you can complete the missions in a day and then put it on a shelf.


There, There
There, There
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: 6.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait, 20 April 2003
This review is from: There, There (Audio CD)
Most 'Radiohead fans' (because lets face it we are a unique breed) will agree that this is one of the most exciting singles to date and firmly places them back on their footing as the best band currently active, even from the UK, currently a hotbed of new and developing talent.There There combines the previous utilisation of percussive beats and guitars albeit in a combination previously undocumented. The differences between this single and the anticipated upcoming work is different from the Amnesiac/Kid A material in some more subtle ways than others. The lyrics seem to have a subject, as the title of the LP would seem to suggest, which although not previously undocumented is a nice change from "yesterday I woke up sucking on a lemon."Although for those otherwise unexperienced in Radioheads music, this isn't the most accessible song, however, for those with an open mind and an appreciation of musicality this is sure to blow you away.


The Beginning Stages Of ...
The Beginning Stages Of ...
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: 8.09

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coupling lyrical naivity with an innate joy for life, 2 Oct 2002
It's needless to say that a band comprising of 25 Texans in white ropes is going to cause a stir amongst most demographic areas of society. But, instead of songs promoting the southern attitudes or 'Gay-bashing' that their physical image would otherwise lend it to, The Polyphonic Spree have concentrated their efforts on songs along the line the lines of 'Days like this keep me warm'. These hyms of quiet contentment seem to echo around your soul similar to those hauntingly exquisite atmospheres of Godspeed You Black Emporer or Sigur Ros and like the song suggests, help to keep you warm. Spiritually that is.
What can you do but smile when lyrics as simple as "Hey, it's the sun!" have such a powerful positive effect on your soul. DeLaughter's lyrical naivity similar to that of Trail Of Dead and The Eels gives a remarkable contrast to the orchestral maturity of the productions comprising of everything from French Horns to Theramins.
Basically, there's something for everyone on this album, catchy pop ('Soldier Girl'), arty noise-scapes (the otherwise irrelevant final track, 'A long Day') and finally, songs that will have you phoning the Polyphonic cult hotline with your credit card at the ready ('Light & Day/Reach For The Sun').
If you're losing faith in the world and need a breath of fresh air, or you're just looking for somewhere to leave all your money, feel the weight lift from your shoulders, you've just found them.


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