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Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
Price: £6.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 April 2015
Awesome Ep

When The Sun Goes Down
When The Sun Goes Down
Price: £7.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Second consecutive no.1!, 17 April 2015
This review is from: When The Sun Goes Down (Audio CD)
The title track of this single is classic Arctic Monkeys. It was the band's second no.1 hit in the UK charts, and now an indie anthem. It was the first song that really got me into these guys, very similar in style to The Libertines, and I loved it, especially the the melody at the beginning. Alex Turner's lyrics are so insightful, witty, and at the risk of sounding a little bit too enthusiastic perhaps - pure genius for a guy who was so young. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in love with this fella's voice.

From the start, the band have always given us some good non-album B sides, and 'Stickin' To The Floor', although sort in length, is very good, and '7' is another top tune. Tip, try playing this single after the 'Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not' album, because it makes it even better, and is the perfect way to finish it off - trust me!

Fluorescent Adolescent
Fluorescent Adolescent
Price: £7.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Top tune, and some great B sides, 17 April 2015
This review is from: Fluorescent Adolescent (Audio CD)
'Fluorescent Adolescent', the second single taken from the Arctic Monkeys' second album 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' is one of my favourite songs, and it appears to a hit with most of the fans as well. It's a tune basically about the transition from adolescent to adulthood, and a woman reminiscing about of all those bad things that she, and all teenagers do.

What I love about collecting these guy's singles and EPs, is that the B sides are well worth hearing as well, which is rare for a band. 'The Bakery' is pure melancholic bliss, and a very romantic song, as is 'Too Much To Ask', with it's dreamy guitar work. 'Plastic Tramp' is a more upbeat track, and the more I play it, the more I enjoy it.

Excellent song writing and vocals from Alex as usual, this is one EP that was worth every penny. How about an official B sides compilation next lads? That would be amazing!

Leave Before The Lights Come On
Leave Before The Lights Come On
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A top 5 hit, and an awesome cover of a '60s classic, 17 April 2015
As an avid Arctic Monkeys fan, I collect just about anything by them anyway, but this single is well worth having to all lovers of good music. 'Leave Before The Lights Come On' was the first song released after the debut album, a top 5 hit, and a cracking tune. As it's never appeared on any of their albums, this CD is a must.

As great as this song is, this is the Arctic Monkeys we're talking about, so chances are the B sides were also going to worth a listen, and they are. The cover of an old '60s R+B hit 'Baby I'm Yours', was not an obvious song for these guys to sing, but it works. This tender track is perfect for Alex's gorgeous vocals and showcases the group's versatility. If any band deserved to be compared to The Beatles - surely it must be the Arctics. The other song, 'Put Your Dukes Up John', another cover, is much more in the style of what we'd associate with these guys, but although I do like it, it's the weakest track of the three.

Housed in a cardboard sleeve, 'Leave Before The Lights Come On' is classic Arctic Monkeys, and the 'Baby I'm Yours' track is equally worthwhile. Buy this single, it belongs next to the studio albums.

BLUR - 15 ON 13 - CD (not vinyl)
BLUR - 15 ON 13 - CD (not vinyl)
Offered by ent_solutions
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars An interview CD, 17 April 2015
'15 on 13', as the title suggests, is a promo CD issued to promote Blur's then latest album '13'. It's interview only, no music to be heard here, but a total of 15 questions asked to every member of the band. The interview was recorded in London in December 1998. A rare collectable to the avid Blur fan.


4.0 out of 5 stars Interviews with Blur, 17 April 2015
This review is from: BLUR - BLURB - CD (Vinyl)
This special promo album is an interview-only (no music) CD, issued in 1997 to promote the 'Blur' album. The interview was recorded in November 1996, and each band member was asked a series of questions individually regarding the new release, tolling up to a total of 63 questions that were asked. 'Blurb' is actually a nice little collectable that's worth having if you're a die-hide Blur fan - 'if' you can find it.

by BLUR.
Edition: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best newspaper CD giveaways ever!, 17 April 2015
Remember every weekend when newspapers would give away a free CD, I wonder why that trend fizzled out? Anyway, generally these freebees would consist of easy to find, old tracks from artists who had generally fallen into obscurity some years ago. 'The Sunday Times' in 2009 however, did themselves proud with this little gem of live Blur tracks. All the songs were recorded in 2009 during the reunion tour at various venues, and the album is a must for the avid fan. Like all free newspaper CDs, 'Blur - Live 2009' comes in a cardboard slip. Sound quality is superb.

01. She's So High (Live at Goldsmiths College)
02. Girls & Boys (Goldsmiths College)
03. Badhead (East Anglian Railway Museum)
04. Beetlebum (Cliffs Pavillion)
05. Parklife (Civic Hall)
06. Out Of Time (M.E.N. Arena)
07. Song 2 (Hyde Park, 2 July)
08. Popscene (O2 Academy)
09. Tender (Glastonbury Festival)
10. The Universal (Hyde Park, 3 July)

Blur: No Distance Left To Run [DVD]
Blur: No Distance Left To Run [DVD]
Dvd ~ Blur
Price: £2.89

4.0 out of 5 stars No Distance Left To Run!, 17 April 2015
'No Distance Left to Run' is one of the highlight tracks from Blur's 1999 album '13', and it peaked as a single at no.14 in the UK charts. Damon wrote this piece after his girlfriend left him, ensuring that this song is both beautiful and depressing. The DVD here, totals up to 50 minutes in length, includes the music video for this gem, and much more besides. It's worth the price!

On the DVD:
01. No Distance Left To Run (Promotional Music Video)
02. No Distance Left To Run (Live Video)
03. The Making of No Distance Left To Run
04. Interview with Dave Rowntree
05. Interview with Graham Coxon
06. Interview with Damon Albarn
07. Interview with Alex James
08. Tender (Live Video)
09. Battle (Live Video)
10. Beagle 2 Space Footage

Blur: Showtime [VHS]
Blur: Showtime [VHS]
Offered by shannon-raven
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A great live performance, 17 April 2015
This review is from: Blur: Showtime [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This VHS is still unable to purchase on DVD unless you fork out for the excellent Blur 21: The Box [Bonus Three DVD's and One 7" LP Record] (and believe me it's well worth it!), but it's that's too much Blur for you (for shame!), or just too pricey, you'll have to stick with this video.

'Showtime' is a great performance from Blur, recorded during what may be considered as being the peak of their powers on 7th October 1994 at Alexandra Palace in London.

Track listing
01. Lot 105
02. Sunday Sunday
03. Jubilee
04. Tracy Jacks
05. Magic America
06. End Of A Century
07. Popscene
08. Trouble In The Message Centre
09. She's So High
10. Chemical World
11. Badhead
12. There's No Other Way
13. To The End
14. Advert
15. Supa Shoppa
16. Mr. Robinson's Quango
17. Parklife
18. Girls & Boys
19. Bank Holiday
20. This Is A Low

All the people... Blur Live In Hyde Park 03/07/2009
All the people... Blur Live In Hyde Park 03/07/2009
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £12.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Good setlist, but the sound quality isn't great, 17 April 2015
I'm a huge fan of Blur so was always going to buy this live album anyway. Recorded at Hyde Park on 03/07/2009, the guys play all the hits we know and love, no real surprises, but a strong setlist of the famous stuff to an adoring crowd. The mixing is good, and the banter to the audience isn't cut. However, the sound mix isn't great, sounding very mono with minimal bass. There are better live albums available such as Blur: Live In Hyde Park, 12th August 2012, but still it's Blur, I'm happy, and at a cheap price, you should be as well.

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