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The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy)

5.0 out of 5 stars This book is so good I've read it twice, 28 Dec 2012
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That was amazing I was stunned by the painstaking effort that was put in to make it as realistic as possible I can't stop praising this book it is just so good


Logitech Z-2300 Multimedia Speaker System - 200 Watt (Total)
Logitech Z-2300 Multimedia Speaker System - 200 Watt (Total)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, compact and clear, 23 Sep 2005
I had used kardon speakers and as I am listening to more and more music in a tiny study I was thrilled to purchase these. I love music and have some massive Eltax floor speakers. At less than 100 these are a bargain. They arrived very quickly were up and playing in 5 minutes and small details in music are clearly audible. In essence I think that they produce a sound that a 600 seperates system would be proud of!


Throwing Muses
Throwing Muses
Offered by MasterDVD
Price: 5.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Muses conjure up a delight!, 19 Mar 2003
This review is from: Throwing Muses (Audio CD)
Not for the faint hearted this album is guaranteed to appeal to returning Fans of throwing muses as well as new converts. There are echo's of the Pixies, Pearl Jam, and newer bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle club but most of all this album leaves you in no doubt that it is a muses effort.
Much has been made of the line up in that Kirsten Hersh, David Narcizo, Bernard Georges are rejoined with Hersh's half sister Tanya Donelly but if listened to as a continuum through Real Ramona, Red Heaven, University, Limbo and now the eponymously entitled Throwing Muses there is a continuing theme.
The albumn kicks off with the dark brooding base of Mercury "I am the opposite of you" sings Hersh. There are several moments of brilliance in the album but this; more than previous Muses records needs time. Civil Disobedience is a track that Pearl Jam would be proud of. Status Quo starts with grating guitars and symbol but then at 55secs Narcizo enters with a 4/4 beat joined by a traditional Muses guitar hook. Speed and sleep begins with melodic dark bass and lead guitar echoes. The albumn gets stronger through each track - Portia is perhaps the most poppy moment and Epiphany starts reminiscent of Two Step or Santa Claus from earlier Muses albums but develops into a 4/4 guitar churning broken by Narcizo's drums, Donelly's cries and Hershes guitar. The closing track Flying is a track that summarises the albumn as a whole - Hersh growls and agonises, Donelly soars, Narcizo's drumming is perfection adjoined by bass that underlies the song.
In short these 12 songs depict a return for a strong Muses line-up certainly not short on musical creativity or ability. This is an album like none other on the market presently and contains a richness sadly lacking in the years since 1996's Limbo.


Sweet Ride - The Best of Belly
Sweet Ride - The Best of Belly
Price: 10.60

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of Belly is good indeed, 27 Aug 2002
This albumn covers not only the 2 releases King and Star, but much more than that delves into B-sides, French Radio edits and a Live Recording not to mention one previoulsy unreleased track. The end result is a stunning, whirling description of 4AD Indie Pop in the early and mid 1990's. The record starts slowly with Spaceman. This is a haunting track "I'm not a Unicorn, Go out and find another one". Seal my fate, Feed the Tree, Now they'll Sleep, Slow Dog and Superconnected are storming, whirling hook filled slongs that will remind you just how good Belly were and will astonish you that more commercial success was not forthcoming. Beyond these come the depth of the CD that will provide enough attraction for those already owning the 2 albumns to buy this becomes apparent - Judas Mon Coeur, Thief, Dream on Me and spectacularly Are You Experienced?,the Hendrix song which is good enough to justify 10 itself. Belly's quality is derived from a combination of lyrics that are elusive and descriptive, guitars that are never simple but allways melodius and vocals that are simply perfect. A sad day when they split but Sweet Ride is a perfect reminder of just how fantastic they were.


Real Ramona
Real Ramona

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Ramona, Really amazing, 22 Aug 2002
This review is from: Real Ramona (Audio CD)
I bought this album, aged 17 and now, 12 years later still return to it periodically as the definition of trully amazing Indie music. There is so much in this albumn, layer upon layer of rythm, melody and haunting lyrics. Counting Backwards is astorming start to the albumn. "Not too Soon" is pop perfection and the type of track that changes your day(try it!). Two of the most haunting tracks of the generation are on this record, Ellen West and Two Steps- the finishing track that closes the albumn beatifully. Great drums. Incredible guitars and vocals - quality throughout. A standout albumn in anyone's collection. Tanya Donnelly and Kisten Hersh stars in their own right combined to make a genuinely novel, refreshing albumn that is a must.


Title Tk
Title Tk
Price: 7.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indie music for an older generation, 31 May 2002
This review is from: Title Tk (Audio CD)
Title TK is a record made by two sisters who have acquired a lot of subject matter to sing about over the 9 years. The record has obvious appeal - huffer stands out a mile and is a refreshing piece of pop perfection reminisent of the 'Muses Not to Soon or Honey Chain. More than that this album is not just a statement from 1991 but in Off You - Kim shows a lyrical poise that her fan base (now circa 30) - will relate to. If you liked any 4AD stuff then you will love this. In the same way that This Mortal Coil grows on you and never will stop growing on you- so will Title TK. Not Last Splash, no need to remake Last Splash - and on the strength of this album - hopefully not their last.


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