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Theme Addict: WWE the Music, Vol. 6 [Bonus DVD]
Theme Addict: WWE the Music, Vol. 6 [Bonus DVD]

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The latest from WWE, 17 Nov. 2004
It's been a few years since Volume 5 (they were still the WWF then), but now after a couple of spin-offs, Volume 6 arrives, and there's some long awaited themes on here.
First, Motorhead's Evolution theme, a track I've waited two years to get a proper copy of, it sounds excellent on CD. Carlito Caribbean Cool's theme is alright, but not something I'd like to listen to on CD. Theodore Long's theme I'm not a fan of, and Christian's new theme sounds better in the arena.
Other highlights on the album include the Undertaker remix, Eugene's theme (though I preferred his previous edit), Shelton Benjamin's theme and the SmackDown theme. John Cena has a preview from his upcoming album on here - it's as good as anything on Eminem's "Encore" - and the best theme on the CD, JBL's theme.
However, there is a reason why there is a missing star - two missing themes. This album would have been perfect if it had included Edge's Alter Bridge theme and Randy Orton's Mercy Drive theme. I can understand why they aren't on here (Mercy Drive are currently without a record deal), but they're two of the best new themes in WWE, and they're sorely missed.
Other than that, good album. The DVD's great too, the TitanTron videos are really up to date - there's even footage of events leading up to Taboo Tuesday. I just hope that we don't have to wait so long for Volume 7 so we can get those Edge and Orton themes...

What Will the Neighbours Say?
What Will the Neighbours Say?
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Price: £1.26

56 of 70 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than SOTU, 30 Oct. 2004
Having made the best pop album of 2003, who would have thought Girls Aloud could better their debut album "Sound Of The Underground"? They have with their long awaited followup, "What Will The Neighbours Say?".
The second album from Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah features the singles "Jump", "The Show", "Love Machine" and new Children In Need single "I'll Stand By You". Alongside all that, the girls have come up with another electic mix of styles, with influences ranging from Michael Jackson to Aphex Twin. Standout tracks include the thumping "Wake Me Up", "Graffiti My Soul", which was originally written for Britney Spears as a "Sound Of The Underground" sound-a-like (she eventually got Cathy Dennis to write "Toxic"), and the ballads "Hear Me Out" and "100 Different Ways".
For the first time, Girls Aloud get to show off their songwriting skills, there is one song written by each girl on the album, and they're all great efforts that deserve to be on the album. Also included is "Here We Go", a cover of the Lene Nystrom (from Aqua) song that was not released in the UK.
So how did Girls Aloud followup the best pop album of 2003? They made the best pop album of 2004. Make sure you join your neighbours in saying that you have the Girls Aloud album in your collection.

Black Eyed Peas: Behind The Bridge To Elephunk [DVD] [2004]
Black Eyed Peas: Behind The Bridge To Elephunk [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Black Eyed Peas
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Price: £1.39

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first Peas DVD, 10 May 2004
The Black Eyed Peas have been around for a long time, but it's only been since the arrival of the very sexy Fergie that they've had worldwide fame and success. "Behind The Bridge To Elephunk" allows fans to catch up on what the group did in the two albums before Fergie joined, and what they've been up to since. Fans of BEP (or fans of Fergie) should get this DVD either to catch up on what they've missed or to relive the days before success (or to freeze-frame on Fergie), others should get the DVD as a great addition to their music DVD collection.

Sound Of The Underground
Sound Of The Underground
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Price: £1.10

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even more stuff to tide you over, 11 Nov. 2003
What do you do when you've recorded new material, but not enough to make a new album with? Stick it on the old album, that's what!
Girls Aloud are re-releasing their #2 album "Sound Of The Underground" with three new songs, the new single from the Love Actually soundtrack "Jump", former B-side and Duran Duran cover "Girls On Film" and the all new track "You Freak Me Out" from the Freaky Friday remake. Plus there's the videos for all four singles ("Sound Of The Underground", "No Good Advice", "Life Got Cold" and "Jump") and new versions of two album tracks, "Some Kind Of Miracle" and "Forever And A Night".
All this should be more than enough for owners of the original version to buy this reissue, and there's all the hits to entice new buyers. It's one of the best albums of the year, and now it's even better!

Funky Dory
Funky Dory
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Dreams become reality for Rachel's debut, 19 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Funky Dory (Audio CD)
Rachel Stevens didn't wait long for S Club to rot in its grave, as only six months after her band's split, she's out with her debut solo album, and as expected, it's a far slicker and sultry effort than her work with S Club.
The single "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex" is an acoustic guitar driven backbeat laden foot stomper, already popular on UK radio and with singles buyers, taking the song into the Top 5. But there's other songs on the album which back up the album's name - smooth songs like "Breathe In Breathe Out" and "Silk", more rockier songs like "Fools" and the obligatory ballad "Heaven Has To Wait", the latter proving how desceptively strong Rachel's voice is, given that she played second fiddle to Jo O'Meara in S Club.
Whilst she may not have as accomplished or all-round a voice like Jo, Rachel still holds her own over many female pop singers today, and the production on "Funky Dory" compliments her singing, resulting in a pop album which only a handful of others can beat this year.

Life Got Cold [CD 1]
Life Got Cold [CD 1]
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Your life will get HOT!, 31 July 2003
This review is from: Life Got Cold [CD 1] (Audio CD)
The third single from Girls Aloud's debut album "Sound Of The Underground" is a mid-tempo half-rapped, half-sung track that borrows melodies from The Spice Girls' "Viva Forever" and, as pointed out in the press, Oasis' "Wonderwall".
Chosen as a single due to public demand from the girls' fans, "Life Got Cold" gives most of the vocals to Cheryl, Nadine and Nicola, who showcase their different singing styles on this track. It's one of the highlights of the album, and now the general public will get to see that Girls Aloud aren't just about high-octane 80's style pop, they're about much more.

Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles (16th Edition)
Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles (16th Edition)
by Jonathan Rice
Edition: Paperback

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE book for chart anoraks!, 15 May 2003
There have been 954 number one singles in the 50 year history of the UK singles chart, and the 16th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles includes the first 946 of them, from Al Martino's "Here In My Heart" in 1952 to the 2002 Christmas number one, "Sound Of The Underground" by Girls Aloud.
But this book isn't just about #1 singles. In the 50 years of the UK singles chart, many different acts have released many singles, and every single chart entry from the first chart in 1952 to the final chart of 2002 is included in this book, with chart entry date, peak position and weeks on the chart.
And it's not just about that - the book also provides facts about particular songs such as "Rock Around The Clock", "I Will Survive", "Every Breath You Take" and "Bitter Sweet Symphony", as well as select trivia (Top 20 Eurovision winners, Songs named after place names, US #1s that didn't make the UK chart etc) and a review of the year 2002.
If you're a fan of the UK singles chart, I cannot recommend this book enough, as it teaches you everything you need to know about the history of the chart. Useful for pub quizzes too!

Sound Of The Underground
Sound Of The Underground
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need some good advice? Buy this album!, 14 May 2003
The moment an act emerges from reality TV, they're instantly attacked and written off by the media. Some acts, like Hear'Say and One True Voice, deserved every bad word written about them. Others, like Liberty X and Darius, have gone on to great success with good music and have rammed the words down the critics' throats.
Thankfully, Girls Aloud well and truly fall into the latter category. You know about "Sound Of The Underground" and "No Good Advice", but what else on "Sound Of The Underground" proves that they're the best act to come out of reality TV?
No act on this album qualifies as filler, there are 15 potential singles on the album. There are disco anthems like "Some Kind Of Miracle", "Mars Attacks" and "Girls Allowed", other darker songs like "Life Got Cold", "Stop" and "White Lies" and even the obligatory ballad, "Forever And A Night".
The one criticism of Girls Aloud coming out of Popstars was that they only had one strong singer, Nadine Coyle. And whilst she proves her worth on this album, major improvement is shown by the other members of the group, in particular Cheryl Tweedy, who many claimed only got in because of her looks, but she proves that she isn't just a pretty face on this album.
Overall, whilst other pop bands usually take their most successful song and multiply it by 10 for their albums (see Atomic Kitten with their ballads and Blue with their R&B-lite), Girls Aloud make their songs sound like 10 million different songs, yet not like any other song around today. You won't be needing the skip button when you listen to "Sound Of The Underground", as every track is a pop classic.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Seeing Double? Does that mean two Rachels?, 6 Nov. 2002
Seeing Double is S Club's fourth album, the first since the departure of Paul Cattermole earlier this year, and it also serves as the soundtrack to their upcoming movie of the same name. Now down to six members, S Club are relying on more dance-oriented music rather than power-ballads and Jackson Five-inspired pop.
The opening track and first single, "Alive", proves this - "Don't Stop Movin'" is the song's obvious blueprint, but it also borrows from many sources, particularly Daft Punk's "Around The World" and many of the 70's disco legends. Other songs that show the new direction (to coin the term S Club's successors, the Juniors, followed on their recent single) of S Club's sound include the drum 'n' bass song "Gangsta Love" (not the same as the Eve song), the early-90's style anthem "Do It Till We Drop" and the regular "give Hannah a vocoder over dance beats" track "Hey Kitty".
Other album highlights include a song recently seen on SM:TV "Dance", the ballad "Straight From The Heart", "Whole Lotta Nothing" and the Jo O'Meara solo track "Every Kinda People" that featured on the soundtrack to The Guru.
Though Rachel Stevens has made me see double for a long time, this new album will make you doubt that you're listening to an S Club CD, the change in style is so drastic. However, it's neccessary to keep them on top of their game, and if they keep on making albums like Seeing Double, we may have that S Club 10th Anniversary Tour yet...

S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin' [DVD]
S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin' [DVD]
Dvd ~ S-Club 7

14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Behind the scenes - as seen on telly!, 26 Sept. 2002
During the summer, the BBC broadcasted an 8-part series documenting the making of S Club 7's UK & Ireland tour from earlier this year (2002), the opening episode aside, each episode centred on a different member of the group as they moved from venue to venue and encountered many a problem. You got to see the band rehearse, how the staging was put together and you get complete honesty all the way through. You also get to see a little insight into the personalities behind each S Club member, plus you get footage from the tour.
What's more, the DVD also includes an extra episode that wasn't shown on the BBC, not included on the VHS version. Some may say that the release of this DVD is bad timing considering that the live DVD of the same tour comes out just a month after this, but this is a rare opportunity to see S Club 7 as real people, so I suggest you buy this DVD.

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