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Dredd [DVD]
Dredd [DVD]
Dvd ~ Karl Urban
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £3.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic adaptation that stays true to the grit of the ..., 16 Jan. 2016
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This review is from: Dredd [DVD] (DVD)
Absolutely fantastic adaptation that stays true to the grit of the Dredd universe. Beautifully shot and very well acted, not to mention the excellent writing by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Ex Machina) and the incredible design of the soundtrack by the always great Paul Leonard Morgan. It's a shame this will never get the full length sequel it deserves.

Our Favourite Grandma & Grandpa Mug Set by MugBug
Our Favourite Grandma & Grandpa Mug Set by MugBug
Offered by MugBug
Price: £13.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Well received by my grandma, but had to replace ..., 16 Jan. 2016
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Well received by my grandma, but had to replace the grandpa one as I hadn't realised it was the same design! My own fault for not checking first.

Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Get this album., 4 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Safe (MP3 Download)
Dan Bull, perhaps best known on YouTube for his 'nerd rap' about video games, showcases a much broader talent on this, his debut album. His poetry is excellently combined with the beats he constructs, relying on sounds infrequently heard in hip hop - acoustic guitar is heavily featured on this album.

Clever rhyming and perfect timing are only half of what makes this album a treat for the ears. His voice is suited to singing as well as rapping. Of course this and the heavy use of acoustic guitar requires comparisons between Dan and Plan B, also noted for singing, rapping and using guitar, however his soul-tinged voice seems rather pedestrian compared to the refreshing take Dan Bull gives to the genre.

Highly recommended.

A Thousand Suns
A Thousand Suns
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What are you doing Linkin Park? You're not Tool. You don't even play Prog., 8 Nov. 2010
This review is from: A Thousand Suns (Audio CD)
"Hybrid Theory" was the best selling album of the 2000's, second only to The Beatle's "1". Bearing this in mind, Linkin Park can hardly be blamed for duplicating the sound on their second album, "Meteora". Neither can they be blamed for changing direction on "Minutes to Midnight" - many of their nu metal contemporaries have done the same to greater and lesser success. Indeed KoRn's rejection of the hip-hop inspired bass and drum playing and expansion to a more industrial feel on fifth album, "Untouchables" was a success, just as Limp Bizkit's move to a more arena-rock sound on "Results May Vary" was an almost unmitigated disaster. However, Linkin Park's third album proved nothing; criticism was aimed at them by hard-core fans is countered with the sales of the album.

"A Thousand Suns", on the other hand, is a much different bag of worms. If "Minutes to Midnight" is a bid to distance themselves from the nu metal label (a difficult task indeed, since "Hybrid Theory" is often considered to be the quintessential nu metal album), then "A Thousand Suns" is a bid to disprove detractors who claim that "Minutes..." is a sellout album. By taking the sounds of Public Enemy, Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park have crafted a substandard, bloated and pretentious effort.

The sound of the album itself is not a bad one; neither is it a particularly interesting one. The album's biggest problem is that it pretends to be a 50-minute epic in 15 tracks, but in truth, is only 39:58 with 9 tracks; the rest are interludes. It gives the album an unfinished feel as though the band released it before they had decided which sound worked best. In fact, "A Thousand Suns" might have worked much better with the elimination of the songs 'Robot Boy', 'Iridescent' and 'The Messenger' and most, if not all of the interludes and released it as a 6-track extended play.

I draw your attention towards the following songs and recommend that you download these and pretend that none of the rest even exist.

Burning in the Skies
When They Come For Me
Waiting For The End
Wretches & Kings
The Catalyst

Hitman - Blood Money - Original Video Game Soundtrack
Hitman - Blood Money - Original Video Game Soundtrack
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: £14.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalypse Now, 2 April 2008
Jesper Kyd's soundtrack for the lastest in the series of Hitman games is as entralling as the game itself. This album takes you through the highs and lows, excites and scares you.

Jesper's trademark industrial/ electronica sound is well mixed with classical sounds and even combining new compositions with timeless classics (Ave Maria).

For fans of the game, Jesper Kyd's work or Nine Inch Nails most recent albums (Year Zero/ Ghosts I-IV)

Ghosts I-IV
Ghosts I-IV
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £15.09

10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Woah..., 17 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Ghosts I-IV (Audio CD)
I haven't heard Ghosts II, III or IV, having only downloaded Ghosts I so far. So, bearing in mind that I've not heard the complete album...

It is amazing. Each song brings something new to the sound, whilst still remaining in keeping with the feel of the album.

The only album that I would both download and buy. If only I had the money...

Best track: Don't make me choose, they're all good in thier own way
Worst track: the silence that comes in between the album finishing and starting again.

Price: £4.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Puzzling, 21 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Puzzle (Audio CD)
Considered by many critics to be the best album of 2007, I am shocked at the great division between fans. All of the 1 star reviews come from long-time Biffy fans. Now I am no stranger to the phenomenon that is "adore-a-band-for-years-then-find-they've-sold-out" *cough* Linkin Park *cough*, but, having been introduced to Biffy Clyro at Blackened Sky, I fail to see how Puzzle is in any way a sell-out album. Puzzle does have a slightly cleaner feel than Blackened Sky, and is missing some of the more eclectic songs like 'Stress On The Sky', but is no less rock and no more pop than thier debut. Like Tool, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, Muse and Nine Inch Nails, thier sound takes some getting used to - I had to listen to Puzzle about three times to understand how good this album is. Don't base your opinion of this extra-ordinary band on the singles released from this disc. Instead take Puzzle and listen to it carefully. It might just be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

Price: £5.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Knot, 6 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Slipknot (Audio CD)
This album is split into two halves. The first half sounds like a band who are adept at copying Korn and doing it well, with thier own additions to Korn's sound. The other half is vile, vomit-inducing and yet addictive insanity. I use the word carefully. This isn't the half-assed 'insanity' of The Used or Gallows - instantly replicated and fun to listen to. This is the insanity of Marilyn Manson and Eminem, which leads to many persons (mostly parents) baying for the artists blood.
Long Live The Knot!

300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
300 (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gerard Butler
Price: £1.26

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow., 6 July 2007
As my brother can testify, the moment I can out of the cinema from seeing 300, the only speech I was capable of was saying "Wow." This is the greatest film ever made, and that is an understatement. As a fan of Gladiator and Troy (although Troy was by far a let down) I thought I'd go and see what was being described as "The latest sword-and-sandles epic", which is an insult to the film. It is not merely the "latest... epic" but the greatest epic. It has everything human kind needs and lives off - action, adventure, mythology, sex (enough for everyone no matter what thier orientation) and a fantastic storyline. If there is one thing that it lacked, it was an extra hour or two. Wow.

10,000 Days
10,000 Days
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £11.80

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Words cannot describe..., 2 May 2007
This review is from: 10,000 Days (Audio CD)
I was buying a present for a friend in a record store when one of Tool's older songs came on the store (I think it was Sober). I asked the attendant what it was that was playing and where thier cd was. The attendant told me that it was Tool and the only cd in stock was the one on the shelf next to me - 10,000 Days.

Putting it on the stereo when I got home was the greatest musical moment of my life. There is no other band who can match the power that this album exudes. When I first listened to it I didn't notice that it was 70-odd minutes long, it just blew me away...

Words cannot describe the feeling I get when this album plays.

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