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The Taking
The Taking
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Price: £3.78

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duff Delivers AGAIN!?!?!, 18 April 2011
This review is from: The Taking (Audio CD)
Without a doubt this is easily as good or let alone better then Loaded's excellent debut album Sick which for me personally had some of Duffs best songs in his career along side Velvet Revolver and Guns N Roses. But this album proves that you never lose your talent and leaves me delighted and surprised. I thought as i rushed to the shop and put the disc in the car CD player that it would be Sick part 2 but how wrong I was. There a lot of strong tracks and as a whole is a album worth getting I really don't understand that if you like total rock music why you have not got this along side the bands first album. The Taking is a tad darker and based on reflection like the songs King of the World (Reflecting on the dark days of Guns N Roses talking about the Drugs,Drink and runaway ego's) also the track called Cocaine (About Duffs long live struggle with his demons. One track that may surprise you is a track called Executioner's Song (about government corruption).

This album is a realistic and honest view on life and how it can be horrible for different reasons. This is defiantly my best album new album of the year so far. But plenty other bands are releasing albums and i can easily say this will stand the test of time.
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Grace/Wastelands
Grace/Wastelands
Price: £9.16

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good output !?!?!?!, 31 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Grace/Wastelands (Audio CD)
I loved Babyshambles and only came across them recently and got all of there releases including Down in Albion,The Blinding E.P, Shotter's Nation. So i wanted to discover more and i came across the Libertines and added both albums to my collection. But i was rather interested in this album after seeing in the credits that Graham Coxon. The guitar genius from Blur(Another of my favorite bands) and Adam Ficek from earlier Babyshambles releases on drums.

So when the album arrived and i listened to the album from start to finish i knew that Pete had taken a whole new direction. Every single song is acoustic guitar based and is rather gentle as well as soul searching. This is Pete recovery and searching for a new beginning.

The single was very strong "Last of the English Roses" but there is more than just this every song especially "1939 Returning" has a beautiful meaning and a meaningful story behind it. I would get it and see for yourself!!!


We Are All We Have
We Are All We Have
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Price: £6.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Casualties album worth having!, 23 Feb. 2011
This review is from: We Are All We Have (Audio CD)
-Intro-

I must admit this album really puts the pink back in the cheeks of modern or recent punk releases. On The Front Line was a album that reached boundaries that even legendary Exploited could not reach. Under Attack was another powerful album with the same excellent stranded of songs. But We Are All We Have blows every other street or hardcore punk band out the water these guys really know what anger and aggression is no questions asked this Casualties releases is just as good maybe even better than previous albums.

-Sound of the Band-

This album would not be a true Casualties with out the fast pass mind blowing screaming passion that Jorge has in his vocal chords. Meggers drumming is beyond anything I have heard from him he has really improved he is the backbone of the band without his drumming technique to gel with Rick and Jake the songs wouldn't have the impact they do. Yet again Jake's simple but effective riffs come into to place and make songs full of anger and really do force the songs down your throat and make you truly feel that you belong to the Casualties.

-Success-

Since the Casualties became popular within the punk or alternative a lot of people have labeled them sellouts,Fashion Punks,Fake Punks. Whoever says this are honestly aloud there views to be listened to and i totally respect that. But if you like the sound of the Casualties and have a few songs go and get this album honestly it is a really good album and you will not regret it.

-Songs-

We Are All We Have
Look Thru Bloodshot Eyes
Rise & Fall
War is Business
In The Tombs

These are classics but don't get me wrong all the tracks have there own little piece of magic so go and get it and see for yourself.


On The Front Line
On The Front Line
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Price: £12.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than just Punk this is a undercover piece if art., 9 Feb. 2011
This review is from: On The Front Line (Audio CD)
The Casualties were known previously to write songs about drinking and life on the streets but this album is a bright and new fresh beginning for the band. This album came out with all guns blazing all the anger and outright craziness was formatted onto a CD which resulted in the birth of this album. So why important well if not for this release the Casualties wouldn't be the Casualties this is some of there best work. I really think this is a 21st century break though for street punk and for people to label them sell outs because they made it with the album successfully selling and this is quite a high selling album for the genre people label them as fake and just fashion this has just happen because of there rise of popularity in the Punk,Alternative,Underground movements. Unknown Solider is there most well known song along with others but this album gave birth to hits like.

Unknown Soilder
Death Toll
On The Front Line
Static Feedback And Noise
We Don't Need You
Scarred for Life
Criminal Class

All the songs on the album serve there purpose but these tracks and are true solid and strong Casualties tracks that really made an impact and why this album was such a statement for the angry youth and why there governments went to war on a lie. This is one of the best albums of the decade easily in the genre ever.


Give 'Em Enough Rope
Give 'Em Enough Rope
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive follow up!, 23 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Give 'Em Enough Rope (Audio CD)
After I listened and loved the first album for such a long period of time I thought it was time to give this album a chance. At first I was concerned not a signal song rang any bells so this was all new un heard clash songs for me. When I first listened to it was impressive and as I kept starting the album again when it finished.I gathered they have done the same magic with the first album and i was thinking it is the The Clash but it ain't they have changed or altered there sound a little to give it a fresh vibe and it does show that this band was not jumping on the band wagon with the rest of the punk movement and trying to make a statement but no these guys are technically very good which of course that's not what punk is about but it does give them an advantage. This album is a very good follow up and makes the progression more smoother to one album to an other and is worth the price you are paying.


Nobody's Daughter
Nobody's Daughter
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Though the Mill and Back., 13 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Nobody's Daughter (Audio CD)
When i first heard that Hole were back with a new album and tour i knew it will be a very interesting outcome either it will be a truly amazing return or a disaster. When you say Courtney Love to someone to today the list springs to mind. Lost custody of her child,accused of the suicide of her husband, going bankrupt,countless times in rehab, feuds over the trademark Hole and Nirvana and a Solo album that evaporated into thin air, basically losing the plot totally. So what does this album have to offer you might say. Well the haunted memories of Courtney Love on a Cd you will like this. The song writing is very strong and total makes a imprint in your mind.

The album is so worth having i do prefer this to Live Though This you might totally disagree with me but this album is a return of an amazing band.

But i almost forgot that Hole is not exactly Hole it is Courtney Love with people that nobody has ever heard but don't let that put you of it gives a fresh unheard vibe that is a must for any hole or any music fan. A lot of people whine about the vocals i think there more firm and strong and really gives it that bite that music does not seem to have today.


Live At Reading [DVD] [2009]
Live At Reading [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Nirvana
Price: £7.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost treasure!, 30 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: Live At Reading [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
About time that we had a proper gig that we all wished to have been there and where has this been for the last 18 years mind i do understand why they are releasing this miss world Courtney Love needs a nice bit of cash and so why not release it and i am glad they have. This really describes the nirvana of 1992 as well as Kurt Cobain. there set really will keep you glued to your set as songs mixed up from Nevermind, Insecticide and Bleach as well as stuff i didn't know of before but hey it's Nirvana and every time the record company scraps the barrel of Nirvana with putting countless Demo CD's and Live CD's to pay there wages. The sad thing is I love this DVD but Nirvana died along time ago as well as poor Kurt so sorry Mr record company executive but you gonna have to stop releasing stuff because soon all of Nirvana will be released but i bet there a few more tricks up there selves to come because all in all they want to buy the new Aston Martin. But apart from that the gig are fine and i really like the vibe it creates gives a taste of grunge and nirvana back in there prime and i am more than happy to see it.


Leisure
Leisure
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Price: £3.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More honest than other releases!, 30 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Leisure (Audio CD)
This is an album that is pushed into the shadows of Modern Life is Rubbish,Parklife and a few more by the fans and the band itself. There is one question that needs answering is this album better than the whole the Gorilla's releases the simple answer is yes. It is a really nice album it has little things that make it so special and much better than I excepted all of the tracks have there own purpose and role and very creative input from the band. Not the nest album but it is not the worse for god sake's be honest here. Leisure is for leisure something to listen to after a hard day at the office or a poor start to the week this is sure to make you bounce right back with catchy tunes and melody's that will be in your head for the rest of the day and even the week. This is not over produced this is basic pure raw and in your face blur with smooth on top honestly go and get it right now.


Modern Life Is Rubbish
Modern Life Is Rubbish
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Price: £4.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw and edgy Blur album?, 29 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Modern Life Is Rubbish (Audio CD)
This is a little less over produced compared to later releases of Blur such as Parklife and Blur(Self titled) and which I like a lot and it seems that this album is in the shadows of yet again other future Blur releases. So why is this album not raved on about by fans is it because everyone is still talking about Parklife. I honestly think that this is my favorite Blur album before the hype and media got to them the real blur before everything hit the airwaves of popular radio stations around the country and Girls&Boys was on non-stop reply. I am not here to talk about there other albums i am writing about this magical journey of a album. Each song has more than than just the texture of Damon's vocals there is more heart and soul in this release I think the front of the album captures it perfectly. Cheaply produced and honest for some reason i get a vibe from this album that i can't really explain but i am gonna try my hardest. I prefer the song writing on this album with more different sounds created by the band. I would of loved to see them live at this stage in there career and here i view them as a more relaxed sort of alternative proper British band that digs in the hearts of the people like me. I think the product you will receiving if you purchase will totally change you opinion on the band. Don't get me wrong i like all the other albums as much as the the next Blur fan but i like this one the most because as well as most of the songs being totally pure gold it is a nice themed album to listen to over and over again so why not do it. I like the the drums there more in your face and more heavy as well as the bass lines which keep the band in order and make them function honest pure genius lyrics and songs overall.


Parklife
Parklife
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Price: £2.83

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 90's Britain on a Disc., 29 Nov. 2010
This review is from: Parklife (Audio CD)
When you say name me some 90's albums this record always pops up and does really stick in the mind of people who grow up in the 90's. But I was only born in 1995 so I only got the late years in and to be honest which three year old cares about music they want the new toy story buzz lighter figure. So this was a big album for my older brother and I thought I would give 90's Britain a chance to pop back for an hour or so and honestly i am very impressed in what I am hearing. This is an album to own even if you knew of Blur and you want to add something to add to your collection of music this is easily acceptable for anyone wanting to find a new music sound to listen to or find what Blur means to them. Each track gives you an image of what life was like at the time and the title track is nothing i have ever hard before and I honestly think I have not heard anything close since of getting this album. The tracks Beetle bum,Girls & Boys and of course Parklife(Song) are Blur classics so what does the rest of the album hold for the new listener Tracy Jacks and End of the Century are yet truly magical songs also with the To the End which is yet a quite serious track. Something that you can sling in your car and rive to over and over on a long road trip and really absorb Blur at there full. There vocals are powerful and so are the melody's perfect for any new musicians that want to learn the old fashion way of getting your influencing bands and this is one of them for me. Just get the album so at least you can say you own it or play it on a rainy say. But with me i liked to listen to it everywhere and when ever so really give it a try.


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