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A di Alessi Pisellino Cotton Swabs Holder, Blue (ASG77 AZ)
A di Alessi Pisellino Cotton Swabs Holder, Blue (ASG77 AZ)
Price: 19.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quality offering, but why so small?, 29 Dec 2009
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This is a quality item, solid materials and of course nice Alessi design. Great Xmas or birthday present.

I have two problems with it though:

1. It's too small. It should take about twice the number of cotton buds. You have to refill it in many small loads and keep your tub of cottons buds separately, which is annoying. The mean size makes the price a little too high.

2. It doesn't quite work like it should. I think it needs more prongs to act as spacers (and to keep the buds upright). You never get the nice, fanned out display of cotton buds as you lift the lid. Needs a rethink and a version two IMO.


Netgear DG834N RangeMax NEXT Wireless ADSL Modem, Router.
Netgear DG834N RangeMax NEXT Wireless ADSL Modem, Router.

1.0 out of 5 stars Look elsewhere! Not completely useless, but pretty awful, 29 Dec 2009
A pretty dire offering from Netgear. Setting to N speeds causes the network to disappear a few times a day, with the only solution being to reboot the router. This is incredibly annoying when you want to quickly jump on the internet, only to find that once again the network is not found. Seems to be stable when set to G mode only.

Would have given an extra star for the admin options (as they're pretty comprehensive) but since you can't reliably run this router at N speeds, it can only be 1-star. Not a production ready product, buy one of the newer N-rated routers instead.


I Phantom [VINYL]
I Phantom [VINYL]

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the top 10 hip-hop albums of all time, 16 May 2009
This review is from: I Phantom [VINYL] (Vinyl)
Nothing more to be said, a truly fantastic concept album that delivers on all fronts. Intelligent lyrics, brilliant concept, engaging beats, mind-blowing production. If you don't already own this, buy it NOW!


Superbad (2 Disc Extended Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Superbad (2 Disc Extended Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jonah Hill
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 4.82

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and funny, best comedy, 11 May 2008
I'm amazed how poorly rated this film is on Amazon. If you're interested in this film, PLEASE don't get put off by the reviews here.

This is an original and genuinely funny film. There are a number of comparisons that can be drawn to American Pie, but ultimately Superbad ushers in the next generation of teen comedy (and I'm sure it will have as many immitators as American Pie predictably did).

If you want to find out the ratings this film really deservers try:

IMDB - 7.9
(if you use IMDB, you'll know this is a high score)

rotten tomatoes - 87% fresh (!!!)
("Consensus: An authentic take on the awkwardness of the high school experience.")

When I saw this in the cinema, the entire audience was rolling about laughing at many points during the film (which is rare in the UK!). If you have a sense of humour, don't miss out! This is one of the best comedies of the 00s.


This Right Here Is Buck 65
This Right Here Is Buck 65

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Revised, Updated.... Ruined., 10 Nov 2005
All I can say about this LP, is that it is a travesty that it even exists and that anyone thinking of buying it should steer well clear!
Aldous Huxley said of Brave New World, "Resisting the temptation to wallow in artistic remorse, I prefer to leave both well and ill alone", unfortunately Buck 65 didn't subscribe to the same school of thought. This album has been constructed by our man taking the best of his early brilliance, and murdering it with terrible recent style (rasping, country/folk dirge).
If you wan't to hear some mind-bogglingly fantastic hip hop, pick up Buck's early albums such as Vertex and Square. For those who already know those albums, just imagine how horrified you would be to hear such classics as The Centaur or Stella given an ill conceived make-over. This detestable compilation should be wiped from the face of the earth. Truly vile!


Vertex
Vertex
Price: 40.12

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius At Work - A True Masterpiece, 4 Sep 2005
This review is from: Vertex (Audio CD)
It seems that Buck 65 has suffered a tiring and tawdry relation with hip hop and every few years we get a snapshot on vinyl. Vertex represents the point at which the artist captured something special, something mesmerising to listen to. 'The Centaur' and 'Sleep Apnea' can hardly be topped in terms of inspired and original subject matter, sharp wit and brilliant production.
Unfortunately, Buck could never quite find this form again and albums from recent years would more appropriately be listed under Folk and/or Country. Die-hard fans may insist that what we hear today is something altogether more evolved and worthwhile, but those of us left dissappointed by RJD2's 'Since We Last Spoke' or Shadow's 'The Private Press' will recognise that inevitable sinking back into the mediocre after a brief flash of genius all too well.


Soundbombing - Vol. III
Soundbombing - Vol. III
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 12.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Alas Rawkus, What Went Wrong??, 25 April 2003
This review is from: Soundbombing - Vol. III (Audio CD)
As many hip hop fans will remember, Rawkus was once ruler of the underground indie label title. With memorable releases from Pharoahe Monch, Reflection Eternal, Blackstar and the highly acclaimed Soundbombing II, it seemed that as a label Rawkus was a true believer in unnderground talent, and was intent on bringing some fresh skills from the underground to educate the masses.
with the labels enthusiasm for underground MC's seemingly in decline, there has been a marked drop in the quality of their releases. The disappointment of the hugely anticipated Soundbombing III marked, for many, the death of Rawkus's credibility. Though the latest soundbombing compilation will undoubtedly satisfy a wider, more commercial audience, the avid hip hop fan will be very let down.
As far as the tracks go, there are literally one or two of any interest (a giant shift from the massive number of great tracks on soundbombing II). The production and mixing is poor at best, in contrast to J-Rocc and Babu's masterful turntablism on soundbombing II.
Hip hop fans, give this a miss, it will be a blight on your collection. Nelly, P-Diddy and DMX fans: you'll probably be satisfied.


Hi-Technology
Hi-Technology
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 12.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - not too good., 30 Sep 2001
This review is from: Hi-Technology (Audio CD)
i thought i'd write this review because i saw that the other two have given this album 5 stars but i really disagree.
don't get me wrong, this is a good album. i'd say that the common and talib kweli tracks are excellent. but this is certainly not hi-tek at his finest, and there was rumours that label pressure meant that the final product was not exactly as hi-tek had planned.
keeping in mind that 5 stars is the maximum rating you can give (ie. the record couldnt be better), i don't think this is justified. a lot of the latest tracks are just too R&B-like, and won't appeal to a lot of the rawkus fans.
i'm glad i have it in my collection, but i wouldnt say it's one of the best. you probably wont be disapointed if you buy, but don't expect the quality of 'train of thought'.


Stress: The Extinction Agenda
Stress: The Extinction Agenda

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album - Although Not Monch's Best, 16 Mar 2001
On buying this album on vinyl, i was, i must admit, a tad dissapointed. After a few listening's though, as they always do, the record grew on me.
I'm very glad to have bought the LP, and it is definitely good enough to earn its place in my collection, if only for the amazing lyrical talents of pharoahe monch. Having bought his 'Internal Affairs' earlier in the year (a truly excellent album), the expectations were very high, so i can't blame this LP too much.
Overall, i would definitely recommend this album. Just don't expect it to blow you away.


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