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Chris Salmon "Chris S" (Alfreton Derbyshire)

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Should Be Higher
Should Be Higher
Price: £1.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Marks, 14 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Should Be Higher (Audio CD)
Should be Higher is one if the best records DM have put out in 20 years. Outstanding. Should be Higher in the charts too. But probably won't even get in the top 100 again. A scandal.
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Delta Machine
Delta Machine
Price: £6.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better with headphones., 27 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Delta Machine (MP3 Download)
The return of an old friend. This album, as some of their others, takes a couple of listens before you get it. But it's well worth the patience. A rewarding album that gets under the skin. A couple of token weaker tracks aside I find this up with Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion. Totally different records but equally sonically impressive. Using old analogue synths again but completely revolutionising the use of them.
Broken, Should be Higher and Soothe my Soul are for me are standout tracks. Like Sega arcade music on bull viagra! Great stuff indeed. Not everyone's cup of char certainly but listen with a set of good headphones to get the experience. Love it.

Vamp [Blu-ray]
Vamp [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Grace Jones
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £14.99

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitive 80s enjoyable sillyness, 2 April 2011
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This review is from: Vamp [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Ah Vamp. It's been a long wait for this typically mid-80s cheese fest to arrive on dvd, not least Blu Ray, in a presentation that befits its reverence in my house. And another great package from Arrow Video. If I won the lottery I'd create a company like Arrow that gleefully release films that obviously they enjoyed as teenagers and that deservedly merit release now amongst a bunch of conveyer belt bull that festers in over priced cineplexes the length and breadth of the country.
But Vamp. A collection of great special effects, decent acting, Dedee Pfeiffer, fast paced script and generally satisfying all through. Made at a time before every film had to have special effects made by some eastern european 20 year old sat at a computer knocking out scene after scene of brain dead and weightless rubbish taking direction from some talentless director in another country over the phone.
There's more invention in this film than a dozen recent alleged 'horror' films.

Not a great film by any stretch of the imagination but an enjoyable 90 odd minutes of daftness, amusement and proper fx scenes in a film that knows its audience and has fun in the process.
Silly but recommended.

Playing the Angel [CD + DVD]
Playing the Angel [CD + DVD]
Price: £21.51

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album and get educated....., 17 Oct. 2005
This album is incredible. From the opening barrage of electronic noise to the closing this album is filled with innovation and some cracking foot bruising songs. John the Revelator, Lilian and A Pain that I'm Used to especially.
As usual a couple of the songs will take a few of listens but as with most of Depeche Modes output over the last 25 years is well worth it. WELL worth it. I've been following (stalking) DM from the start and have always been a little more than enthusiastic about their work but after Alan Wilder left I felt that they had lost a little of their grounding. I needn't have worried because they're back with a vengeance. Over the last 8 years it's been up with a few downs (but not many), Ultra was a great effort, Exciter was hit and miss but Playing the Angel is simply amazing. Buy this record immediately. It's their best work since Violator. Dump the rubbish that fills the charts these days and sort your lives out.

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