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Alan Partridge Presents:  The Cream Of British Comedy  (Little Britain, Ricky Gervais & more) [DVD] [2005]
Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream Of British Comedy (Little Britain, Ricky Gervais & more) [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Steve Coogan
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £2.83

6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ignore the obvious, 27 Oct. 2005
Obviously the big names (Partridge, Gervais, Little Britain)phone in their performances, Rob Brydon just isnt funny outside of character comedy (of which hes one of the best by the way) But lesser known acts such as the charming Noel Fielding (AKA Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh)or the mighty Otis Lee Crenshaw prove that variety is the spice of life and for every world beating comedy show theirs a cult hero to maintain equilibriam...
OBLONG!!!!!


6twenty
6twenty
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.74

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars keep it coming rock n roll kids, 26 July 2002
This review is from: 6twenty (Audio CD)
Well if you ask me it's all getting a bit silly this garage rock thing! Following in the slipstream of The White Stripes, The Strokes and The Hives has emerged a seemingly endless supply of back to basics rock 'n' roll bands... The D4 step up to take their place alongside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parkinsons, Vines, Libertines, Bellrays, Von Bondies....etc. But the shocking thing is none of these bands seem to be bandwagon jumping, they're just doing what they've always done and always will... play rock and roll music with passion, charisma and a natural sense of cool.
The D4 do nothing original on this CD, theres even a Johnny Thunders cover, but to worry about that is to miss out on the essence of what this album (or more importantly the D4's cracking gigs) is about... playing rock and roll loud and fast without any pretence. Theres going to be lots more bands breaking through with the same spirit as this but this is one of the best albums in the new-garage-rock revival... COME ON!!!!


What a Waster/I Get Along
What a Waster/I Get Along

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sleezy, Punky, Strokesy...cool, 6 Jun. 2002
Ok Ill get the Strokes comparrison out of the way, undoubtedly the emergance of Noo Yawks finest has paved the way for bands liek the Libertines to break through and This London 4 piece fit the bill wonderfully... lyrics about a waster junkie, all English insults like "Divvy", skinnyleather-clad look, post-punk sound going on...what more do you want? As usual theres not a-lot of originality here, but look to electro music for that, this is pure rock 'n' roll. Maybe the bad language is a bit tacked on for extra shock value but it doesnt ruin things... a hot new prospect


Natural Born Killers - Box Set [VHS]
Natural Born Killers - Box Set [VHS]
VHS

8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars visually stunning, controversial, chaotic and brilliant, 21 Sept. 2001
This is one hell of a movie, the cinematography and direction give this such a visual adrenaline rush that it's impossible not to get utterly gripped, every actor is on top form, Tommy Lee Jones is quirky, Lewis and Harrelson are cool, cold and sexy as hell and Robert Downey JR puts in a career best! This is a love story, a media satire, an investigation into human psychosis, its a pop video, a guide to Generation X mentality the most American and un-American film ever...absolutely brilliant. Yes, it's very controversial, one cannot help siding with the killers but it is still oen hell of a trip through the blacked out heart of youth and the flipside of the American dream. A Bona Fide Masterpiece


Souljacker, Part 1 [CD1] [CD 1]
Souljacker, Part 1 [CD1] [CD 1]
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £4.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky A-side...but beautiful B-side, 12 Sept. 2001
While the Souljacker song itself may be classic Eels quirky little number with a nice drum sound on it Mr E's beautiful and heart-wrenching cover of Cant help falling in Love is absolutely magnificent...kicks the fat-Elvis singing for his supper in vegas version into touch with its heart and soul..Is Mr E the most under-rated singer of our generation? I think so!!


Hard To Explain
Hard To Explain
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars another top notch tune from the best new band in the world., 27 Jun. 2001
This review is from: Hard To Explain (Audio CD)
While it may be wrong to judge a band on their look and background it is impossible to seperate the brilliant Strokes from New York. This is the sound of New York and as expected it sounds fantastic!! Great hooks, punchy/ punky guitars, laid-back 'Lou Reed' vocals, cool lyrics... "It was only one night, but it was f*#%ing weird" and an oddly placed pause. I want to go and form a band so i can do a cover of "New York City Cops" and be like the Ramones... sorry i mean the Strokes. One can hear the sound of asses being kicked everywhere because this is the most kick-ass band around. Dont even think, just get on the bandwagon...theres one hell of a party goin' down!


This Is Modern Art
This Is Modern Art
by Matthew Collings
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art Students New Bible, 26 Jun. 2001
This review is from: This Is Modern Art (Paperback)
This is without doubt the best book on Modern Art available. Making the long-winded flowery drivel of the majority of art writers seem redundant, Collings has tapped into the current mind-set of the majority of young artists and provided an accessible but inteligent view of modern art. Collings vast knowledge and passion for his subject is reflected in the flippant way he can discuss it and his ability to see the 'highbrow' and 'lowbrow' on equal terms raises him head and shoulders above anyone else. A must read.


Gilbert & George : a Portrait
Gilbert & George : a Portrait
by Daniel Farson
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read, 12 April 2001
It must be made clear that the title of this book is very apt, rather than a biography or critical analysis of G&G this is most definitely a portrait. Farsons love for the artists as people and there work is clear, yet he is able to show critical judgement and analysis making this a more complete work. This is probably the literary equivilant of writing a review on Amazon, the writer was so captivated by the artists that he felt the need to tell the world just how wonderful they are. Yet like all good portraits this book reveals as much about Farson as it does his subjects making this a wholy human read. There is a hint of Farson playing the Doctor Watson to G&G's Holmes.


Learning to Let Go
Learning to Let Go
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.26

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That Voodoo that they do!!!, 1 April 2001
This review is from: Learning to Let Go (Audio CD)
...it's bands like terris who restore the faith that music with a pulse and a soul still exists. Its taken a year, but it is definitely well worth the wait. This really is a mesmerising album, starting in style with White Gold way...the drums beat a path down the centre of some dark, but glorious tunnel as early-Verve-esque noise swirls and dances inside your head...then out of the mess emerges a simple, but pure guitar and then Gavin goodwins vocals start. Somehow managing to fit more words then Liam gallacher knows into each line the music instantly becomes breathless, passionate and quite quite brilliant. Then theres the single, Fabricated Lunacy, the wild distortion dropped in favour of a gloriously clear gutiar riff and a hook which is unforgetable. The whole album really is this good, my personal highlights would be the achingly gorgeous Shapeshifter, the wild voodoo of Beneath the Belt and Petrol Hours, Lost october sounds like that "Gypsies, tramps and thieves" song and is, of course, incredible! Best of all though is the final track. Starting slow and building to a cataclysmic ending, Deliverance is quite simply magical, Goodwin completely loses himself in the music and if you've ever seen them live you can imagine him having a fit that ian Curtis would be proud of, this is passion to make your head explode. Keyword here is of course passion. This band are full of it, and life and love of music. Do yourself a favour and buy this.


Eddie Izzard: Definite Article [VHS]
Eddie Izzard: Definite Article [VHS]
VHS
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £7.97

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elephants on skis, Mr Dog and lots of jam, 7 Mar. 2001
Without doubt the best of Izzards 4 videos, the 1st time i saw this we had to keep pausing the video to get our breath back from laughing so much, it really is THAT funny. Endlessly quoteable and the kind of routine you can watch over and over and never tire. Mixing witty observations with excellant surrealist elements, Izzards often bumbling ,sometimes improvised style makes him utterly endearing while his material is faultless and his referencing back to previous segmants of the show are inspired. So unless your a fool with jam for brains then you really should already have this video at the top of your collection. So...yeah!


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