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Hal
Hal
Price: £23.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Proper music, like, aye., 24 May 2009
This review is from: Hal (Audio CD)
Yet another apparently 'undiscovered' treasure. Why this band isn't more well known is a shame, cos their album is great; great tunes, great music, interesting ideas, some 'traditional' influences but still very much their own product. I hope they're going to release another elpee soon. You might like the Lionheart Brothers if you like Hal.


A Partisan's Daughter
A Partisan's Daughter
by Louis De Bernières
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.63

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm, I say, 18 May 2009
This review is from: A Partisan's Daughter (Paperback)
A big fan of LdB's work (apart from the v dull Red Dog) I was somewhat disappointed with The Partisan's Daughter. It had none of his typically interesting vocabulary, idiosynchratic writing style and involving story lines. It was fairly pedestrian, rather quotidian and I cannot really recommend it. It was not particularly bad, but not particularly enjoyable and I didn't really care for the characters other than some empathy with the male protaganist. It could have been written by any competent author. A shame to write this about one of the most interesting contemporary authors, but there it is. Hopefully his next tome will be a return to form.


The Postmarks
The Postmarks

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First class., 24 Nov 2008
This review is from: The Postmarks (Audio CD)
Four and a half stars. Some really mellow tracks on here. A little bit like The Bird and The Bee, Dubstar, the Concretes, Camera Obscura, St. Etienne. Lovely tunes, really nice singing. Heartfelt and easy. Part of the untercool twindie scene (twee indie). Fave tracks - Let Go, You Drift Away.


The Siege Of Krishnapur
The Siege Of Krishnapur
by J. G. Farrell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.36

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Subarashi desi., 18 Nov 2008
Superb. One of the best books I've ever read and I've read more than 10. Very well written, exciting, Farrell keeps the tension really well with his, apparently, natural writing style. There are even a couple of moments of outright comedy which, rather than seeming out of place in such an horrific setting, contribute to the pathos of the story. This is a great book. Nice one, Farro.


The Bird And The Bee
The Bird And The Bee
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £14.14

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars., 14 Nov 2008
This review is from: The Bird And The Bee (Audio CD)
Marvellous, sweet tunes with great beats, good atmospheres on the slower paced ones, Inara George has the sweetest voice! Some of these tunes sound right off Dubstar's debut, Disgraceful; brilliant stuff. George's vocal harmonisation mixin' on I Hate Camera with a 60s harpsichord backing is absolutely charming. F*cking Boyfriend is great tune, possibly the best on the album, the profanity doesn't bother me in the slightest - it is real, man. Check their EP also.


Disgraceful
Disgraceful
Price: £6.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative., 14 Nov 2008
This review is from: Disgraceful (Audio CD)
An amazing record chock full of some of the best songs ever to come out of Britain - and therefore, the World - I cannot rate this record highly enough. Sarah Blackwood's voice is clear and lovely. I've had this record since '96 and it still sounds exciting and fresh. The St. Swithin's Day cover is possibly the best pop song ever. Check it.


Levitation
Levitation
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £26.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Universal Productions presents..., 14 Nov 2008
This review is from: Levitation (Audio CD)
Never let it be forgotten that this album is a product of Our Universe. It is what we call 'real' and according to our perceived experiences, exists in our spacetime, is spun round, and in this fashion sends forth excellent vibrations that permeate our local atmosphere with far out waves and frequencies. Praise be to Allah for the Mighty Hawkwind!


Alpinisms
Alpinisms

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great album from planet Earth, 7 Nov 2008
This review is from: Alpinisms (Audio CD)
4.6 stars. Two female vocalists, it sounds great, they compliment each other really well, plenty of excellent and groovy sounds. Stirring stuff, creates images, goes along, tracks 3, 7 and 9 in particular real stone grooves, a wide range of styles; witness Sempiternal/Amaranth at over 11 minutes long. The whole album's very good, very nice. Not a particularly insightful review, I appreciate, but I wanted this band to score well on the old Amazon rating system. If it helps, the beginning of White Elephant Coat sounds like it could be from 1970.0


Snowflake Midnight
Snowflake Midnight
Price: £9.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet more great stuff from the Revsters., 29 Oct 2008
This review is from: Snowflake Midnight (Audio CD)
More superb sounds, songs, ideas, production and loveliness from a superb band. I can't say that this is better than their last album - which also got mixed reviews but IMO is an astounding and amazing record - but comparing the two is a bit like asking which is the more beautiful; the night sky or sunrise?


Or Give Me Death
Or Give Me Death
Price: £23.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Americanski grooveski, 26 Oct 2008
This review is from: Or Give Me Death (Audio CD)
A good album from a guy with a good, interesting voice, this album and his voice have that particular attribute of being just different. Broken Records, Keep It Together, Just The Way I Are are highlights. It's a guy playing with 'conventional' instruments and he likes his piano, but this isn't like other bands / artistes I've heard and I've heard at least ten. I can't believe there aren't more reviews on here. (For this album.)


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