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Eastbound and Down - Season 4 [DVD] [2014]
Eastbound and Down - Season 4 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Danny McBride
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning ending, 17 Jun. 2014
Possibly the best series of the show since its first, Eastbound and Down goes out in stunning form. The man they tried to kill, but couldn't, this finale cements Kenny Power's place in history as one of the finest characters ever written for a US comedy show. Whilst the show can dip into a more dramatic tone, the dark humour behind every single quip keeps the show flowing, and in this final series we see Kenny go into TV work: a massive arena for embarrassment.

Funny, exciting, rude, and with possibly the most bonkers ending to a series I've ever seen, Eastbound and Down will go down in history as one of the finest TV shows that just didn't get the exposure it deserved in the UK. Long may it live as a cult series. A must buy.


BiC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black
BiC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen (Box of 12) - Black
Price: £19.47

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the wife to list her chores with., 28 Aug. 2012
I am stunned how this pen has changed my missus' output around the house. Cleaning productivity is up 6%, whilst shopping list writing speed has now been whittled down to under 25 minutes. She can now do her chores in the comfort of her own cage with this stylish pen collection.

Her ironing is now very almost acceptable, her manner in the kitchen has improved far beyond her culinary skills, and the biro has even given her the confidence to not want the vote anymore! Although the best thing about the pens is she can now list all the bedroom activities that I make her do in a weekly rota. For example, Monday: mouth, Tuesday : two hands, Wednesday: with Pete across the road, and so on.

This pen has changed our marriage for the better. Now I can come home from the Gentleman's Club to a cleaner house much quicker. Bravo, Bic!


London 2012 Olympic Games  [DVD]
London 2012 Olympic Games [DVD]
Dvd ~ Danny Boyle
Offered by plusnoise
Price: £3.24

11 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Literally, sport., 26 Aug. 2012
This is one of my better purchases from Amazon. It arrived on the day of the Opening Ceremony, so not only could we play the 'guess the next country/where the hell is Timor-Leste?' drinking game and practice, we could also sing both of Macca's version of Hey Jude in unison harmonies AND in tune. We also got to laugh at Mark Cavendish a whole 48 hours before he disgraced his country so brutially.

And the tears! Oh, the tears. When, in the Boris special-commentary, he talks about biting Jacques Rogge in the 'Wiff Waff Placey Thing' until he sang the national anthem of Erithea, the room I was in stood up and applauded. The extras, in general, are impressive. Paul Giamatti and Nick Frost's recreating of the Men's Solo Canoe Slalom K2 final is particularly award-begging. And the featurette on the moment when Paula Radcliffe found out she couldn't take part: breathtaking.

Order now to avoid disappointment/a change of mind. Just waiting for my canvas print of Paul Ross to arrive now.
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Radlands
Radlands
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature, sensible, could even be their best., 13 May 2012
This review is from: Radlands (Audio CD)
Now I'm not one to get angry at fellow reviewers on here, as I know some do. However, the BreakingMusic review - 'could this be the last we see of Mystery Jets? is it over?' - ...I'm sorry!? DID YOU LISTEN TO THIS? No one who can record You Had Me At Hello (soulful, breezy, reminiscent of Young Love in its confidence) or The Hale Bop (practically The Bee Gees) can split or end it all now. What a ridiculous statement. They are breezy and fantisiful as ever.

And yes, the album is excellent. It strolls through the first few, ebbing and flowing from haunting love song to confident indie rock hit. The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar is a touching moment early on, as is the title track. Serotonin, their most assured LP, had an air of claustrophobia about it, whereas Radlands knows what it is producing and what it is saying.

The album's centerpiece are the back-to-back Sister Everett and Lost In Austin. Both more rock numbers on the album, the touching choir on the end of the first leads well into the anthemic choruses on the second, and create a double-feature like a soundscape. Brilliant stuff. The closer, Luminescense, is a beautifully written track too, acoustic in form yet sometime sthe strongest numbers on this album are the stripped down ones. My one minor criticism of Radlands is sometimes it doesn't know how to end a track, yet repeating the bridge/solo part. This occurs on Someone Purer, Luminescence and Greatest Hits. This is fine when it works, but it drags out after a while on the album. This does not hinder what is a great 4th album from Mystery Jets, a grower for sure, and possibly their best yet.
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Audio, Video, Disco.
Audio, Video, Disco.
Price: £7.99

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolder than Cross; prog-dance in the making., 25 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Audio, Video, Disco. (Audio CD)
Imagine if the Bee Gees decided to make a prog-rock album, or that Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds was conducted in a disco. That's how Justice have played out on their follow up to one of the greatest dance albums of the last 10 years, Cross. They've dropped the samples and have made an electro-instrumental album with tinges of progressive rock.

A wonder to behold, Audio Video Disco contains nods to some of the greatest rock of the 70's, but keeps the great elements of experimental dance from the 00's. Highlights include Canon - a club-stomper built for Daft Punk, and Helix - a nod to the last album but with bigger and bolder synths.

It's not Cross, but it doesn't need to be. It's a bold, guitar-laden album built on rock instead of exterimental-dance. Rejoice.


If Not Now, When?
If Not Now, When?
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £3.90

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's new and innovative, but..awful, 19 July 2011
This review is from: If Not Now, When? (Audio CD)
I can't believe this has happened, really, after making possubly their best, most complete album in Light Grenades. We know that the days of Science and Make Yourself are over, but ballads? I love a good progressive soft-rock ballad but Incubus just haven't done it right here. Switchblade and Adolescents are brilliant, but that doesn't make up for 9 pretty awful tracks.

I are sad. Stick on the distortion, guys.


The Future Is Medieval
The Future Is Medieval
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £4.89

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't blame the product, 27 Jun. 2011
This review is from: The Future Is Medieval (Audio CD)
Oh boo hoo, Kaiser Chiefs may have thus far made you fork out £20+ with all releases around The Future Is Medieval. At the end of the day, this review is about the music, the package etc. NOT writing a vendetta against the band and management. Sure, you might be annoyed, but share it somewhere else. This is about the physical release.

My only warning on that front is that, if you have downloaded 10 or 20 songs from their website, it might be wise to tell you that there is only one new track here not seen on that selection. Or anything up to 9 new ones, had you not done the 'make your own album' dealio. That track, Kinda Girl You Are, is one of the best tracks on this excellent selection.

Elsewhere, it's a great collection of songs; Little Shocks is the obvious single off the album, and Long Way From Celebrating is the next obvious choice. Out Of Focus displays a, well, more focused and psycadelic side to the Kaisers, as does many of the drum fills in the selections; Starts With Nothing has a outro that The Beatles or The Who would be proud of (Cousin In The Bronx, not featured on the physical release, cuts a similar tune). Other highlights include Dead Or In Serious Trouble, which would've probably been better suited as the album closer, the 80's pop of Heard It Break, and the wildly ambitious Man On Mars.

It's very hard to listen to if you had already created 10 songs and got used to your own tracklisting (as I have) and I do feel that I prefer my own version, but this is what you make of it. It seems a crime that Problem Solved isn't on here, as with I Dare You, but that's up to them. Is it an album? Now it is, but I feel you still need to judge it not on on this release, but on your own selections too. This release is probably equal to their best work, and probably the most adventurous they've gone yet.

And it's NOT Off With Their Heads. Hoorah!


Angles
Angles
Offered by westworld-
Price: £5.98

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well I never like them anyway., 1 April 2011
This review is from: Angles (Audio CD)
I never liked The Strokes, so for me it's extra fortunate for me to enjoy this, as it's easily the most (and only) interesting piece of music they've ever done. Gone are the yawnathons of dull and 'eurgh, this is just the same bassline again', in are funky riffs, good lyrics and proper integration from all members. So I appeal to you non-Strokes fans to, hey, give it a go.


Karl Pilkington's An Idiot Abroad [DVD]
Karl Pilkington's An Idiot Abroad [DVD]
Dvd ~ Karl Pilkington
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £1.48

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A travel show for the masses., 7 Oct. 2010
Ok, so you might not be very well travelled. You might have had a quick weekend in Paris, or taken your kids to Alton Towers, but you haven't seen the WONDERS. You know: China, The Pyramids et al. You might not wanna see Palin get passionate about these places, maybe you want a basic, simple review?

Karl Pilkington supplies that, with a hand from Ricky and Stephen, in Sky 1's brilliant An Idiot Abroad. Interesting, educating, fun and exciting at parts, this is the tale of a man who doesn't care, not caring. There's even a joke about it ending up on Sky 1. I widely recommend clearing an afternoon and watching all 7 on the DVD.
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The Guide to Owning Turtles
The Guide to Owning Turtles
by John Coborn
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 3 Sept. 2010
A poorly written book with only basic Turtle-based knowledge. Was expecting much more for such a creative, wordsmith of an author. 1 star is a compliment.


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