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Just Enough Education To Perform
Just Enough Education To Perform
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just enough education to write this review, 12 July 2005
What can i say? Phonics craked it 3rd time round. This time with a different shadow. It kicks off with a really jump n jiving 'Vegas two times' which really opend the album up, and the rest is just pure gold. The lyrics are the most powerful part of this album, and not so far behind in 2nd place the actual music. "Mr writer" is so catchy and makes you want to scream along with Kelly's distintive, amazing voice. Songs like 'Have a nice day' od not appeal to me as much as others, however it is still an ace tune. "Nice to be out" is my favourite on this album, the lyrics are so meaningful and so clever. This is an album you want on when you are spending an hour in the bath right up till you leave the house for a night on the tiles, being on repeeat if it must. Truly phenomenol. It sometimes makes me think why they let this type of music go....

Word Gets Around
Word Gets Around
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 12 July 2005
This review is from: Word Gets Around (Audio CD)
I am a huge phonics fan, and i can safely say this is my favourite of the lot. It is incredibly under-rated, and should be recognised as a fine piece of work. Its rockier, the lyrics are just amazing and it reflects an original theme. Fantastic. Here are the songs and a snippet of each-
A thousand trees- Clever piece of pop rock and was happy 2 learn this was released as a single.
Looks like chaplin- Bit more heavier than thousand trees, short n sweet. Its quite catchy
More life in a tramps vest- Another catchy rock song. Quite simple too
Local boy in the photograph- Amazing, it has a clever story and very powerful. Some sweet riffs as well.
Traffic- Here is the slow song that you get. Again clever, not really that attention grapsing
Not up to you- I would compare this to thousand trees, it follow the same path. A bit more poppy then others.
Check my eyelids for holes- A lot like "more life.." quite amplified and quite funky
Same size feet- My favourite phonics song ever, and i hope you agree. It has the best lyrics i have heard in a long time, if you notice the guitar riffs are just like oasis' 'hindu times'
Last of the big time drinkers- kinda like more life in a tramps vest, follows the same pattern and sadly no originality. Good though.
Goldfish bowl- Another clever song, its simple and not as rocked up as its brothers.
Too many sandiwches- Some weird lyrics going on here! I adore this song, stamp it rock/pop.
Billy davey's daughter- A slow accoustic to close the curtains. Wonderful and the lyrics are very powerful.
I urge you to buy this album, even if you aren't a phonics fan yet into the genre's i have explained. Its nice to have on your shelf

Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine piece of work by the phonics!, 12 July 2005
I brought this album months ago, and it is still growing on me. It is a lot different to their "Just enough education to perform" work, and a lot similar to "you gotta go there to come back". We can clearly see what sort of music the phonics are devloping, and its pretty darn good! Electronic rock at its best, it is a must album for a phonics fan who can understand and love there new music approach. Dakota, Superman, Lolita, Devil and deadhead are the ones that stand out on this album, they deliver some hard rock n roll. So retro, funky and outstanding. Buy it.

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