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D. P. Bostock "Emo_Molko" (Manchester, UK)

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Pretty Odd
Pretty Odd
Price: £4.99

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I knew this would happen..., 24 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Pretty Odd (Audio CD)
Okay, I was amazed by the first album, it had so much energy and something completely different. They were a rock band with something original to add to their music. Now I don't like to compare newer albums to previous ones but I believe that when a band release an album they immediately have a style and sound that you hear when somebody mentions the name. And for a band to dramatically change their sound so much, to the point where they throw away a complete album so they can start again (this time abandoning everything that gave them that sound and success) is really poor and degrading. This is not the same band that everybody was singing along to, and dancing to in rock clubs, it's not the same band that brought so much energy to a room when "Time to Dance" or "I Write Sins" comes on, they are a shadow of their former self.
There is nothing exciting on this new album, even the first single "9 in the Afternoon" greatly lacks effort.
They probably would have got a much better reaction if they simply carried on the dance/rock/cabaret trend they started 3 years ago.
I had a feeling they wouldn't be able to out do the debut album, but I was expecting something I could still enjoy and could be a respectable debut, I didn't think it would be this bad though.

Rather Ripped
Rather Ripped

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Sonic Youth, 8 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Rather Ripped (Audio CD)
I've known of Sonic Youth for a while but never bothered to listen to them. Anyway, I thought it was about time because I thought 25 years of music to get into would be fun. I got this album and a few others (Sonic Nurse, Goo, Screaming Fields and Experiemental Jetset). I love this album, I was a bit confused on the first listen to it, but the more I listened to it, the more songs started to pop out. It's has the feel that their other albums have. My favourites at the moment have to be "Incinerate", "What A Waste" and "The Neutral". After experimenting with a few of their older albums I knew some of my friends probably wouldn't like SY because they are more into mainstream. But I find SY amazing because their sound is so original and timeless. I love how thurston and kim take turns with singing a song each. Next Step... Washing Machine!

Tenchu: Time of the Assassins (PSP)
Tenchu: Time of the Assassins (PSP)

5.0 out of 5 stars I Love This Game, 13 Jan. 2007
After Fatal Shadows being one of my favourite games I bought a Nintendo DS and Dark Shadows, after spending 30 minutes on Dark Shadows I was very disappointed, it is boring and rubbish, the format style isnt the same as the rest of the series. Anyway, I learnt about Time Of The Assasins, and exchanged my Nintendo DS for a PSP and bought TOFA. I was very happy to learn it carries on where fatal shadows left off, and was also very happy to be able to play as Rin again. I love this game, and once you get used to dealing with the camera angles, and attacking enemies out of the dark, the game is very fun. I've read about people complaining about the darkness, but you do get used to it, and you can use the radar in the corner to find your enemies. Love it.

Pornography [Deluxe Edition]
Pornography [Deluxe Edition]
Price: £12.99

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Dark It's Great, 12 Aug. 2006
For a long time I have been very curious about The Cure, but listening to there greatest hits I could never really tell what there actual sound was, some songs are fun (lovecats), some songs are dark (charlotte sometimes), so... rather than doing the conventional thing of buying the greatest hits, I decided to buy a random album, and I chose Pornography... on the first listen I was confused, because the album flows with a similar sound all the way through (pounding drums, more bass than actual guitar), One Hundred Years became my favourite cure song ever on the first listen, with the opening lyrics "It doesn't matter if we all die" and for some reason my favourite line ever "waiting for the deathblow".

It's only after about 15 listens when I realised how dark this album actually is, and how great the songs are, and this made me like it even more. I found "The Hanging Garden" a bit of an odd song to pick as a single, but after about 10 listens it becomes addictive, especially with the lyrics "cover my face as the animals die". I definitely think that they should have put "charlotte sometimes" on this album, not only because it's one of my favourite cure songs, but it was released a few before this album and remained albumless until recently (placed at the end of the 2nd disc of Faith).

This album obviously says something about Robert Smiths mentality at the time of this album, possibly suicidal.

I love this album so much, but I'm too scared to check out the rest of The Cures albums because I love this dark, brooding sound, and from what I've heard this is the last album which is in this style (apart from disintergration and the 3rd of the trilogy). Oh well, if every album was the same then they wouldn't be interesting.

I recommend this album to any one who has an open mind, and is willing to give this album a chance, by listening to it a few times, because the more you listen to it the more you like it, and the more meaning it gains.

Family Guy - Season 4 [DVD]
Family Guy - Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Family Guy
Price: £3.58

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 13 episodes..., 10 May 2006
This review is from: Family Guy - Season 4 [DVD] (DVD)
Although every episode in this boxset is funny I believed there would have been 20 episodes in this boxset as the official website tells us that this season had 20 episodes when it was released (now there are 25 episodes) so either fox has been showing season 5 right after season 4 finished, or we didn't get the whole season and it will later be piled into season 5 boxset, or the official website is mis-leading and arn't doing their jobs properley.

The OC: The Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2004]
The OC: The Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Mischa Barton
Offered by marxwax
Price: £13.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't stop watching it!, 18 April 2006
I'm usually very picky about what I watched, and I had seen the odd episode in 2004 on Channel 4, but I borrowed this of my cousin because I had nothing to watch, and from the first episode I was hooked, the storyline and the characters are great, they have addictive personalities and so does the storyline. I was quite upset that Anna left as she is definitely the best character, but at least she comes back in the late third season. The only problem is with the OC is that the location and lifestyle makes me seriously jealous.

I've almost finished the second season, which is also amazing, I can't wait until I start watching season 3.

You must love the OC!

Price: £9.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW!, 22 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Heroine (Audio CD)
I found Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count distinctly average, being a fan of Emo music you grow accustomed to the sound and all the new emo bands just sound the same. After going onto FFTL myspace profile and heard this album I was ultimately impressed by what I heard, and it's not even emo! I was blown away by what I heard, they have changed their style 100%, and definitely improved themselves.
They obviously wanted to remove themselves from the emo scene before every band started doing it, Thrice have already done it.
But it worked, but it's not pretentious like their first album. I am giving it 5 stars because it is original, heavy, and pure amazement. Buy this album.

Sliver: The Best Of The Box
Sliver: The Best Of The Box
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £4.09

15 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars uh, 2 Mar. 2006
Ok, so this is a treat for the hardcore nirvana fans that can't afford the big box, but to be honest, this is nothing special, there isn't really anything in good quality.
I am one of those people that when listening to music, needs to listen to music that is in good studio quality, not rubbish home demo recordings, but you'd think with technology today these songs could be sent to a studio and polished completely so it is listenable, take smells like teen spirit home demo for example... this is honestly just really bad quality, you won't want to listen to this in your car, on your mp3 player or anything like that, you may aswell just put the album version on from Nevermind...
I honestly thought the record company would have cleaned these tracks up and made them sound listenable without that loud hissing and compressed sound.
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Home (UK CD)
Home (UK CD)
Price: £6.74

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised!, 20 Nov. 2005
This review is from: Home (UK CD) (Audio CD)
I bought this album for my mums birthday. and she likes Irish music and the corrs, so I thought this album of old Irish songs would be great. She really loves it, and I surprisingly think it is a great album too, and I'm into rock music, I very rarely like anything that isn't rock. All the songs are beautiful, and the most catchiest song on the album so far for me has to be "Old Town". Buy it, you'll love it.

Price: £5.27

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Transatlantism Part Two!!, 31 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Plans (Audio CD)
I only discovered Death Cab For Cutie a few months ago because my friend in America was kind enough to send me a few MP3's. I was blown away from all the emotion and talent that this band delivered, I was immediately hooked on them after hearing such songs as 'Title & Registration' 'Death Of An Interior Decorator' 'Wait' 'All If Full Of Love' and the short but blissful 'Steadier Footing'. After hearing these I was determined to go out and buy all their albums, however, the store only had Transatlantism so I bought it, and I will never forget the emotions I felt after hearing this album.
All ready I have the majority of their material, and I was happy to hear they had a new album coming out only a few months of being a fan.
I had already heard 'Soul Meets Body' on their MySpace profile and I was impressed with what I heard, and was pleased to hear that their sound hasn't changed at all now they are on a major record label.
'Marching Bands Of Manhattan' is a soothing introduction to the album, followed by the upbeat tune 'Soul Meets Body', after this the tempo slows down with a traditional Death Cab 'pure emotional' ballad 'Summer Skin'. Different Names For The Same Place' I was very impressed with because of it's ability to start of slow with a piano and reach a build up. 'I Will Follow You Into Darkness' is a beautiful acoustic ballad with the use of only Gibbards beautiful voice and an acoustic guitar. I fell in love with 'Your Heart Is An Empty Room' straight away simply for it's beautiful and emotional use of the bass. 'Someday You Will Be Loved' is deffinately a grower, I liked it on my first listen, but after hearing it a few more times I love it, 'Crooked Teeth' is a bit more upbeat and is addictive because of Gibbards flowing melodies, and the catchy use of the electric guitar. 'What Sarah Said' starts of with a nice piano melody and followed by the bass, this song is beautiful, and very emotional, it's about being in hospital waiting for your lover knowing they are dying, it's deffinately a current favourite, it's pure bliss. 'Brothers On A Hotel Bed' begins and I am immediately reminded of the title track of 'Transatlantism' with the beautiful slow piano which becomes accompanied by a nice tame beat. 'Stable Song' begins with the use of beautiful guitar chords, and Gibbards vocals in this song are subtle and beautiful like in 'Steadier Footing'.
After hearing this album I would agree with Walla (Drummer) when he says this album is Transatlantism part two, and it's the perfect sequal, Transatlantism is my favourite album by Death Cab, but I feel there might be abit of competition between Plans and Transatlantism as they are both amazingly beautiful along with the rest of their albums which are also amazing, but these are my personal favourites. This album is a must have for any Death Cab For Cutie fan, I recommend it to anyone, especially those who like emotional music, they are becoming one of my favourite bands, one of clearly because no band will ever knock Placebo of the top of my list. I am sure this album will be my album of autumn, next to Starsailors forthcoming album.

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