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Eno Clip on Guitar Tuner
Eno Clip on Guitar Tuner
Offered by VeeCome(UK)
Price: 5.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good tuner, 17 May 2014
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A few things that stop me giving it more stars.

1. It's a little bulkier than Imagined
2. Battery is a total pain to put in
3. Instructions are rubbish, doesn't explain the difference between mic and clip mode i.e. which one you should use

Good Points

It Looks fairly sturdy
Green and red lights make it easy to tune quickly

Martin M170 Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
Martin M170 Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great, Bright Sounding Strings, 17 May 2014
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First time I've ever used light strings, I was always worried about them sounding a little "weedy". These sound great, they didn't take long to break in compared to other brands of strings I've used and they stay in tune for ages. Great sustain, some people might find them a little bright although the sound may change as they age.

Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
Offered by westworld-
Price: 18.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really strong set of songs, could have done without the sleigh bells., 4 April 2013
This review is from: Brian Wilson (Audio CD)
Some really cracking songs on this, "Love and Mercy" and "Melt away" being particular highlights. However, I'm not really a fan of Jeff Lynnes production on this. What's with all the effing sleighbells? Was this going to be a Christmas album and the lyrics where changed at the last minute. It's worth checking out the album "I just wasn't made for these times", it's got re-recordings of "Love and Mercy" and "Melt Away" by Don Was with a much warmer sound. Lynne does do a good job on Rio Grande though which has a really epic feel.

Offered by zoverstocks
Price: 10.65

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best debuts ever with real value added, 9 Jun 2011
This review is from: Suede (Audio CD)
Suede were the first band I really got into in a obsessive teenage way and this was one of the first albums that I listened to almost on a loop when I bought it from boots on cassette. Having said that I'd never got round to buying it on cd, so the enticing extras were really just an excuse to buy back a piece of my lost youth. Enough has been written about the first incarnation of suede and this album to fill a very large whole so most people will be reading this to get an idea of the extras.

The demoes are really for completists only, as the arrangements haven't changed significantly they are really just lower fidelity/sloppier versions of the real thing, worth a listen but you wont find yourself replaying them a lot. Cd2 is really where it starts to get interesting with the inclusion of all the b-sides, sure many us have sci-fi lullabies but it's nice to have them all in the one place and a couple of them where vinyl only and I don't think they were on the b-sides collection(dolly and painted people?). There is a nice piano version of my insatiable one that I don't remember having heard before and a butler penned instrumental.

Disc 3 has love and poison on dvd for the first time and the amazingly agressive f-you of a performance of animal nitrate at the brits, the camera takes in the crowd at the end, the bemused look on many of their faces is priceless. The leadmill gig is great but grainy document of the band at their sweaty peak and well worth a watch. The interview with Brett and Bernard is a real treat, mainly because in the interview footage from around the release of the album Bernard was painfully shy and Brett was slightly annoying so it's really nice to see them discussing the album in a more coherent way.

Price: 9.69

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Norman's songs dominate even more than usual., 29 May 2010
This review is from: Shadows (Audio CD)
Just got my signed copy of Shadows(from another retailer I'm afraid) in the post this morning. Only played it a couple of times but on initial listen it is Blake's songs that stick in my head. Baby Lee, the single, obviously had a bit of a head start and it really is up there with the Fannies finest. Likewise When I Still have thee is beautiful. The album reminds me a bit of Northern Songs which although an amazing album was a bit of a grower.

Edit: Having listened to this religously for the last couple of weeks I still love Normans songs but Ray and Gerry's songs have really grown on me too. Sweet days Waiting is possibly Gerry's best ballad ever and Ray's the Fall is awesome too.
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Fork in the Road (CD+DVD)
Fork in the Road (CD+DVD)
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 8.29

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Redeemed by a couple of very nice songs., 15 April 2009
It's probably worth taking a star off my review if you are not a ridulously hardcore Neil Young fan. If this was the first Neil Young Album you ever listened to you would be very unlikely to listen to another which would be a shame.

The songs on this album can be split into 3 basic categories

1.) The bad

These tend to be almost exclusively clunky blues rockers of the type Neil has done infinitely better on Albums like Greendale and Ragged Glory. Most of them sound like that crappy cover of Jimmy Reeds "What you do to me" on the otherwise excellent broken arrow album. The exception to this is the single "Fork in the Road" which to these ears originally sounded a bit weak but has grown on me due to the cheesy but endearing lyric and better than average guitar work.

2.) The Good

The Good songs are pretty varied. Just singing a song sounds like one of the better tracks on "Mirror Ball" and seems a lot more rehearsed than most of the songs on this album. "Cough up the Bucks" sounds a bit like the beastie boys in lo-fi rap metal mode (well at least it does to me.) The closest precedent for "Off the Road" is probably Will to live and it is probably the strongest track here. "Light a Candle" is a bit of a sound a like of Devils Sidewalk but has a very pretty arrangement and is very listenable.

3. Everything else.

So Four excellent songs out of 10 and a couple of average ones doesn't sound too bad going but the remaining four or so songs stink to such a degree that it makes it difficult to listen to "Fork in the Road" as a complete work.

Dawn of the Dumb: Dispatches from the Idiotic Frontline
Dawn of the Dumb: Dispatches from the Idiotic Frontline
by Charlie Brooker
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.17

4.0 out of 5 stars Grumpier than a midget John Prescott chewing a pickled wasp., 26 Mar 2009
Very good compilation of Brookers Guardian columns. The only reason itloses a star is that being two years old (the book not the reader)you will have forgotten a lot of the crappy reality t.v. he is satirising. But hey that's always gonna be the case with a collection of print journalism, plus he is great with a gnarly metaphor (gnarly meaning grisly not the surfer speak gnarly).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does anyone know if this is capable of broadcasting at 87.5?, 15 Mar 2009
Bought this after trying a cheaper griffin transmitter (sounded like a fart) and although this is a marked improvement I can't really wholeheartedly recommend this.

It is a really well designed and sturdy looking bit of kit and it is well laid out and comes with lots of cradle attachments. The sound quality is a marked improvement on the griffin and much of the time it is excellent but as other reviewers stated it varies greatly as you drive around and requires frequent retuning which is annoying and frankly very dangerous. To add insult to injury the clearscan function is next to useless and seemingly just picks a random frequency out of the ether. At this price I am not willing to comprimise on sound quality and I am considering returning the unit.

However before I did that I thought I would ask if anyone knew how to hack this unit so you could use it at 87.5??? The itrip had this function and I'm pretty sure if you could enable this on the belkin you would get perfect sound. Otherwise I am going to invest in a stereo with an audio in.

Children of Men [DVD] [2007]
Children of Men [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Clive Owen
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.73

19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Little Sci-Fi Thriller, 14 Feb 2007
This review is from: Children of Men [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
The year 2027 and no more children are being born. I can't remember why and it's not really important it's just the MacGuffin that the plot hangs on. The important thing that the suspense and action are handled extremely well, and this is a very enjoyable way of killing a couple of hours. It was with a little trepidation that I went to see this at the cinema, when we Brits make Sci-fi/Horror the results can be a little underwhelming. Even relatively succesful brit films like 28 days later are a tad Doctor Who-ish in look and feel. No such problems with this, when you take away all the future Gubbins this is really just a classic Hitchcock man with extremely important secret on the run style thriller. Owen is a very likeable leading man, and you've got the amazingly talented Peter Mulan in a small role totally stealing the show. Rent or buy this, switch off the lights, crank up the surround sound, and forget about everything else for a couple of hours. Can't say fairer than that.

Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]
Little Miss Sunshine [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Abigail Breslin
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.72

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Indie Film, 14 Feb 2007
Went to see this little gem at the cinema when it came out and I would strongly recommend it. Even if it turned out to be tosh it would have been worth watching for the great cast alone. You've got Toni Collete, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrol and the greatest supporting actor ever (and the original inspector Cleuseou fact finders) Alan Arkin. The script is great funny yet not lightweight, offbeat without being overly weird and quirky. The chemistry between the cast is magic, particularly the relationship between Steve Carrol (in his first "straight role") and Alan Arkin. Greg Kinnear is also definately warming on me, he is always credible and he always chooses really interesting projects like this, Nurse Betty or Autofocus. Plus it is a road movie and road movies are always good, even if they're bad!!!

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