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hot chip - dj kicks
hot chip - dj kicks
Price: £7.65

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen, 3 July 2007
This review is from: hot chip - dj kicks (Audio CD)
Making a mix album when there's 5 of you must be a real pain, who gets to choose the most tunes? what order do the tunes go in? are you allowed to disagree with any one elses choices?

Either way, Hot Chip have succeded where i would probably of failed and made a good ecclectic mix tape. The choice of tunes ranges from full on techno to early rhythm and blues, and its not so much mixed as songs put back to back, but dont let this put you off, it flows well (for the most part) and has introduced me to some new music and that is never a bad thing.

Stand out track for me was Hot Chips own tune "My Piano" a classic example of what makes them so good. Conclusion: If you like Hot Chip you'll like this

Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 28 May 2007
This review is from: Datarock (Audio CD)
I dont really have much else to say, other than what the other reviewers have already said, but i like it so much i thought i'd add my 2 bob.

This is a funky, funny, dirty album, from start to finish you'll have a grin on your face and feel that lil bit better about things after the 50 or so mins this album lasts.

There isnt one bad song on here, and plenty of variety. Though the stand out track is their single "Fa Fa Fa" - absolute genius. I'm going to see these guys live soon and i cannot wait, and i suggest you come along with me.

Night of the Furies
Night of the Furies
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: £10.09

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Album, 29 April 2007
This review is from: Night of the Furies (Audio CD)
This latest effort from the highly under rated Rosebuds is a perfect summer album. They have always had that positive uplifting vibe to their music (simple chord changes with lovely harmonics on top) and on "Night of the Furies" they dont dissapoint.

The production on this album is a lil more polished then their last album and this just adds to the overall happy feeling. The variety of songs helps aswell, there is the usual guitar indie tunes but also on this album there are songs that can only be described as pure pop. Dont let this put you off though, they somehow manage to avoid the "cheesy" tag and just put a big smile on your face.

Looking to try something new for summer? then look no further.

Birds Make Good Neighbours
Birds Make Good Neighbours
Offered by nagiry
Price: £11.70

4.0 out of 5 stars A Decent Album, 29 April 2007
This is a good album, for unusual reasons. There is nothing particularly different,outstanding or remarkable about this album, it is essentially just another indie guitar album.

Yet i really like it, as i said there are no real stand out tracks, but the feel of the album as a whole is "feel good relaxed" dare i say it, it is the perfect background album.

Should you be looking for music to play on a sunday afternoon whilst waiting for the BBQ to heat up, supping on youe favourite tipple, then give The Rosebuds a try. You wont be dissapointed.

Back To Mine: Royksopp
Back To Mine: Royksopp
Price: £9.99

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, 11 April 2007
This review is from: Back To Mine: Royksopp (Audio CD)
I'm a big fan of Royksopp, i like their laid back style to dance music and that is reflected in this "mix tape"

It is basically a melting pot of disco, electronic, and 80's tunes all mixed together very well.

I love albums like this, not only does it introduce you to new music (check out the tune by Idris Muhammad-superb) but it gives you an idea of what has influenced the band musically.

So if you like Royksopps music i'm sure you will like this compilation also.

The Looks
The Looks
Offered by jack_bauer_twentyfour
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electro Funk-Tastic, 10 April 2007
This review is from: The Looks (Audio CD)
This is an excellent, full on, electro funk dance album that takes no prisoners. It starts with the best track "work on you" (worth buying purely for this tune i think) and tho it cant match the genius of this, it still maintains an amazingly high standard throughout ("paris" being another particularly good tune)

Should you be looking for a thoughtful, deep album then steer well clear, but should you be looking for 8 tunes of pure joy and energy then i highly recommend this album.

Legend of Legaia
Legend of Legaia

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch!!, 26 Mar. 2002
This review is from: Legend of Legaia (Video Game)
I first played this game when it first appeared which was about 2 years ago now and was instantly hooked.
Its an rpg game (a genre i know and love) but an rpg that is a cut above the rest. It has everything an rpg should have: plenty of side quests, great story line and plenty of game play hours, but the strongest point i feel is the fighting technique. Its the usual time based style, but u can choose to use left or right hands or feet or your head and specific combinations of these allow you to perform very satisfying and visually sweet super combos. All this aswell as your usual magic and summons.
Conclusion - Superb game that any rpg fan should have sitting proudly in their collection

Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles
Evil Twin: Cyprien's Chronicles
Offered by marxwax
Price: £17.97

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A platformer that looks nice, but aint that special, 13 Jan. 2002
You know the situation, i had some gift vouchers from xmas, and all the games that i wanted i'd already got so i decided to take a chance on a game i knew not alot about.
It was Evil Twin that caught my eye, it looked good and the storyline was original, it all came down to how well the game played...
Unfortunatley it was not the amazing find that i had hoped.
Graphiclly and sound wise i had no complaints, nothing ground breaking for the ps2 but they created a very dark and surreal feel which is definately what the makers (ubi soft) were trying to achieve.
It was the game play that let Evil Twin down tho, for a start it was a platformer and i have never been a huge fan of that genre, but also there are little niggles that will frustrate the player such as the changing camera angles that never let u see exactly where you want to, the complete lack of action in certain areas and the huge amount of dialogue between characters that becomes boring and annoying after a while.
To summerise, this game looks good, but plays less than average

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