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The Cure
The Cure
Offered by The Music Warehouse
Price: £5.48

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Cure go heavy, 1 July 2004
This review is from: The Cure (Audio CD)
I first heard this album a couple of weeks ago as a stream on the VH1 website, I wasn't hugely impressed but I thought it may have been the terrible quality. I now own the CD and I have to say that alot of the songs are growing on me and sound great through my CD player rather than my computer. There are some amazing songs on this album as well as some average ones. 'Truth goodness and beauty' is wonderful, a classic cure love song, as is '(Idon't know whats going) on' and 'Going Nowhere'. The opening track 'Lost' is great to, really heavy and lead by Robert's vocals.
My only problem is that the CD does not contain 'This Morning', a vinyl only song that is maybe the best song I have heard in my life. I don't often disagree with Rob, but I think the tracklisting of the vinyl is far superior.

The Cure - Trilogy: Live In Berlin [DVD] [2003]
The Cure - Trilogy: Live In Berlin [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Cure
Price: £16.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flowers of blood, 29 May 2003
The three most powerful Cure albums together on two DVDs. This is a brillient collection and shows the Cure at their best on stage. From the first double bass drum on One Hundred Years to the final guitar solo on Bloodflowers this is consistantly mind-blowing. Highlights are 'Cold', 'Pictures of You', 'Same deep water as you' and 'Bloodflowers', but every song is perfectly performed.
The DVD is well presented and is an overall better production than the 'Greatest Hits' DVD. There are also interveiws with the band and a secret feature I have not uncovered yet.
Bascially your getting 3 albums for 15 pounds here, go for it, this is The Cure at their most beautiful and most dark.

Bloodflowers [VINYL]
Bloodflowers [VINYL]

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful, 29 May 2003
This review is from: Bloodflowers [VINYL] (Vinyl)
The Cure doing what The Cure do best. This is a collection of songs that are thoughtfully written and expertly performed. This album was almost exclusively written and played by Robert Smith, in fact, everything but keyboard and drums, therefore this is The Cure at it's purest and greatest. Only matched by Pornography and Disintegration.
The reason no singles were taken from this album is because Robert didn't want to write any. These are non commercial songs that haven't been touched by a record company.

Akira [DVD]
Akira [DVD]
Dvd ~ Katsuhiro Otomo

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cinematic masterpiece, 27 Jan 2003
This review is from: Akira [DVD] (DVD)
Akira was the first anime movie I ever experienced and I have been interested in the genre ever since.
The film is amazing and contains many deep subjects such as lost friendship, alienation and a strange love connection between Kaneda and Kay.
The picture quality on this new DVD version is amazing, when watched on a big screen you can really appreciate the animation which, in my oppinion, still hasn't been matched by any movie to date. The sound is also perfect. Although my only complaint is the lack of the original english dub as an audio option. I'm sure I'm not the only who would have enjoyed watching the movie as it was the first time I saw it.
The extras are okay, if you have the original double video box set containing the production report, there is nothing new.
Overall, the best manga movie ever made, updated and improved.

Stone Sour
Stone Sour
Price: £6.83

4.0 out of 5 stars See, I told you he could sing!!!, 31 Aug 2002
This review is from: Stone Sour (Audio CD)
This album is amazing. I was kinda expecting a collection of 13 Wait and Bleeds or just a watered down Slipknot album, but I was plesantly surprised with an album which is both original and beautiful. Slipknot fans will almost definatly like this album, especially ones with a soft spot for Corey's melodic vocals. But I think this album could probably be liked by people scared off by Slipknot's detuned guitars and big drum beats.
Overall, this album was definatly worth the money and should be experienced by everyone, Slipknot fan or not.

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