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Japandorf
Japandorf
Offered by positivenoise
Price: £8.85

0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 3 April 2013
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This review is from: Japandorf (Audio CD)
I read a Mojo review where the writer compared Japandorf to La Dusseldorf, stating it was the "lost" album. How wrong he was. This album sounds like it was recorded in a hurry in a very cold room somewhere in Germany. It's almost a sympathetic slice of studio time for the once great Klaus Dinger, a session filled with sycophants egging him on. "Yeah, Klaus, sounds great". No, Klaus, it doesn't. Sorry to throw cold water on your grave but this album would've been better left as a personal experiment that, although fun, does not quite make the grade.


Ralf & Florian
Ralf & Florian
Offered by Alemannenprog
Price: £22.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, 24 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Ralf & Florian (Audio CD)
I first purchased this album in 1974 and have played it on and off ever since. I found a CD version at a record fair in Belgium a couple of years ago, bought it (along with Kraftwerk II) played it and binned it immediately. It turned out to be a poorly copied CDR that skipped on just about every track. This version, however, is the real thing. The sleeve could've done with a higher resolution print but the disc is absolutely amazing with an unbelievably crisp sound. Anyone wishing to replace their much loved vinyl version couldn't do any better than Crown Records edition. Superb in every way.Ralf & Florian


Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD]
Carnival Of Souls [1962] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Candace Hilligoss
Offered by Revival Books Ltd
Price: £3.37

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterclass in low-budget horror., 28 Mar 2009
One of the best independent horror movies ever made. Tipping its cap to the German expressionist movement (Calligari, Nosferatu, Golem) and pre-dating Romero's zombie's by ten years, Carnival of Souls is a masterclass in low-budget film making. Candace Hilligoss' performance is astonishing, she virtually carries the film using nothing more than a series of expressions and strange movements. Wonderful. Highly recommended for fans of this much lampooned genre.


Aman Iman: Water is Life
Aman Iman: Water is Life
Offered by Side Two
Price: £12.99

46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stuff, 16 Feb 2007
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What can I say? If you like arabic voices, african rythmns, blues guitar and perfect melodies this is the album for you. Tinariwen's Aman Iman (Water Is Life) doesn't fit neatly into any category - apart from the obvious World Music - but will fit in well with any serious music collection. The band formed in 1982 in Moammar al-Qadhafi's camps of Tuareg rebels. They play in the Tishoumaren ("music of the unemployed") style, and sing mostly in the French and Tamashek languages. Their songs mostly concerning independence for their people from the government of Mali. They are said to be the first Tuareg band to use electric guitars. Excellent stuff.


Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Price: £14.08

19 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Arctic Disposables, 19 Jan 2006
In a years time you'll be wondering why you ever bought this record. The album has the same instant appeal as Franz Ferdinand's first, placing it squarely in the realms of disposable pop. It's not a grower, it's a fader and will sound dated and annoying faster than bad joke. Add the shouty vocals and the jangling, abrasive, very common guitar sound and all the ingredients for an instantly forgetable debut are present and correct. Don't believe the hype.
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X&Y
X&Y
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: £4.45

4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Coldplay X & Y, 18 Jan 2006
This review is from: X&Y (Audio CD)
This is a true middle class coffee table album. Considering how long Coldplay spent in the studio X & Y is surprisingly dull. Plagarism aside (Kraftwerk will no doubt be very annoyed when they hear "Talk") there is nothing remotely inventive or innovative about the album and makes the entire project sound like a carbon copy of Parachutes. Unfortunately the British masses will devour it without question (blame celebrity marriages and OK magazine) but they're never going to break America. Coldplay are a phenomenon in that their musicianship is, at best, mediocre and their songwriting bland and pointless. I cannot see the album standing the test of time but I'm sure Coldplay will continue churning out rubbish like this well into their fifties. Finally comparisons to Radiohead are, in my opinion, an insult to Thom Yorke, Johnny Greenwood and co. At least Radiohead delve into the darkness of experimentation once in a while.


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