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Original Album Series
Original Album Series
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hit and Miss at a Bargain, 19 Feb 2014
This review is from: Original Album Series (Audio CD)
It's hard to rate these 'Original Album Series' as they clearly offer amazing value, but I guess the music should be the main focus - so here goes.

1 - Up = it's a quality album and has one of REM's finest songs in 'Walk Unafraid' plus a number of other fine tunes - 8/10
2 - Reveal = Pretty uninspiring, though has 2 great tracks in the form of 'The Lifting' & 'Imitation of Life' - 6/10
3 - Around The Sun - bland sums this up, though the songs do sound better when they come up on shuffle as one offs - 5/10
4 - Accelerate = return to form with an album similar in style to Monster - gone are the slow, long meandering songs with a more guitar driven sound - 7/10
5 - Collapse Into Now = not a way to end their career - Uberlin is the highlight of a disappointing album 4/10

Final verdict - Up' and 'Accelerate' are good & you could probably muster another pretty good album taking the best tracks from the other 3 albums = 6/10 for the music & 9/10 for value.
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The Weight Of Your Love
The Weight Of Your Love
Price: £7.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright, 1 July 2013
This review is from: The Weight Of Your Love (Audio CD)
Review done after 3rd listen - First 2 songs are very good, the 3rd track is the single 'A Ton of Love' (which has more than a hint of Echo & the Bunnymen - 'The Cutter' morphs into 'The Back of Love' here), but that's no bad thing I guess. Then comes 'What is this thing called Love' which is a truly awful ballard & track 6 'Nothing' which is so bland that all I can think of is Coldplay / Snow Patrol going through the motions - these will be edited out on my iTunes.

The album picks up with 'Formaldehyde' & then we hit track 8 'Hyena' the the standout track for me. The last 3 songs are not bad - so all in all a pretty good album.

The bonus disc version is worth getting as the 3 new tracks are good additions to the album. 6.5/10

Machineries of Joy
Machineries of Joy
Price: £11.01

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fine fine album (but not great), 10 April 2013
This review is from: Machineries of Joy (Audio CD)
Reading the various reviews here & in the media I was expecting BSP finest album and on the first few listens I was disappointed. Now having played the album 10 times or so, I can say it's really grown on me, but it's not a 5 Star album.

I loved Valhalla Dancehall, but thought it suffered from having too many tracks (10 is the correct figure) & this does indeed have 10. However 3 of them pass me by & that's a shame

The opener (title track) is excellent, a typical BSP stomper. `Hail Holy Queen' is a slow burner but very good & track 4 `Loving Animals' is one I now really like. The album picks up pace with `Monsters of Sunderland' another standout track. The highlight of the album is the penultimate track `A Light Above Descending' which has a hint of BSP's finest song in my opinion `Bear'.

It's a shame they didn't include `Facts Are Right' from the bonus disc - a Transmission-esp guitar driven beast of a song.

Looking forward to Sheps Bush in 7 days time - Follow up, Sheps Bush was great!!!

Bestival Live 2011
Bestival Live 2011
Price: £14.36

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Live Performance Now A Great CD, 7 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Bestival Live 2011 (Audio CD)
I was at Bestival and this was a stunning performance and it's great to have the whole show on CD. Whilst I prefer the doomier side of The Cure, this was a Festival and the singles & hits flowed which was perfect for the Bestival crowd.

The main set ran from the opening chimes of 'Plainsong' (still sends shivers down the spine) to the frantic 'Disintegration' & the encores saw them play 'The Caterpillar' for the first time in 20 years. The version of 'The Walk' is great with the RO'D back on keyboards doing the song justice and 'A Forest' is majestic.

The sound quality is excellent and priced at £7.99 is staggering - many bands could take a leaf out of the Cure's book when it comes to value for money.

Buy it.
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Everything's Getting Older
Everything's Getting Older
Price: £11.12

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album of 2011, 23 Nov 2011
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Can't be arsed to write an essay as it won't do this album justice, suffice to say the lyrics are genius and the melodies are superb. Watch the Copper Top video on youtube as well.

This Is The Day
This Is The Day
Price: £1.98

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure what to say... but, 1 Nov 2011
This review is from: This Is The Day (MP3 Download)
Being a fan of the Manics & The The I thought this would be fine cover as `This Is The Day' is a great song... however this version is truly awful. The MSP have done something to the melody and it doesn't work at all, on any level - TBH I actually thought my iPod was skipping at one point, so I started the track again and nope it's just the way they've done the song.

Most tragically the emotion of the original has been rinsed from this truly lame version I'd rather they had just aped the original than ruin a fine tune.

I'll be there at The O2 in December but will go for a drink when they play this...
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Copper Moon Rising
Copper Moon Rising
Price: £3.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a Read, 22 July 2011
A gripping read, imaginative and well-plotted, a writer with a lot of potential.

It tells the story of an orphan prince who is adopted by a sorceror, who then introduces him to the alien magic he will use to claim the crown. We also understand that there is an alien conspiracy going on behind the scenes in this medieval world, manipulating events in a blend of fantasy and science fiction. It makes the plot very original and intriguing.

I'll be checking his other books out.

Come Rain Come Shine [DVD]
Come Rain Come Shine [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Jason
Price: £8.87

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful Ending Ruined A Fine Drama, 8 Mar 2011
This review is from: Come Rain Come Shine [DVD] (DVD)
Had the potential to be really good, but a truly awful ending ruined it. Cliched beyond belief. If the ending had been different it would 4/5 material...

Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Class Album From Mogwai, 17 Feb 2011
There's quite a few in-depth reviews here already, so this isn't going to be one.

The album is more 'electronic' if that makes sense especially the 1st half - Mexican Grand Prix reminded me of Primal Scream Xtrmntr era. The last 2 tracks (Too Raging Cheers & You're Lionel Richie are perhaps more 'typical Mogwai' as it were.

Highlights - San Pedro, George Square Thatcher Death Party & You're Lionel Richie. Bonus disc is class.

Also the download 'Slight Domestic' & 'Hasenheide' as these 2 tracks that feature on the recent singles are excellent.


4.0 out of 5 stars Play it Loud, 19 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Thriller (Audio CD)
Part Chimp are on Mogawai's Rock Action label & this is yet another fine album by the band. Took me a few listens to get really into this but it's quality. There's a touch of Black Sabbath about them with a hint of Mudhoney.

Live they are loud - enjoy

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