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5.0 out of 5 stars I will never shave without it., 26 May 2009
You would not believe how good this stuff is!
It takes a while to get used to dry shaving, so you might want to try it in combination with a foam. But after 20 plus years of extensive product exploration, I have now used this product exclusively now for 6 months. Trust me, you'll love it.

The Queen Is Dead
The Queen Is Dead
Price: £6.84

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only a fool would need a review, 30 Mar 2006
This review is from: The Queen Is Dead (Audio CD)
Everything you hear about how great this record is, is true. Never trust ANYONE old enough to buy it new who chose not to. Its often said that the 80s were a wasteland for pop music, which on the whole they were, but this is a triumph whatever context you hear it in and would stand above most from any period. If you are only going to have one Smiths album because you're very poor (which is the only excuse for a serious lover of music not to have them all), forget the reissues and repackages, get this.

Price: £5.92

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5.0 out of 5 stars Give my regards to Steven, 20 Jan 2006
This review is from: Seamonsters (Audio CD)
In retrospect, a bridge between UK indie and US grunge. Id stopped listening to The Weddoes and their ilk having found The Pixies, Dinosaur JR etc, then a pal more loyal than I played this. Is this the same band? Utterly jaw dropping. They'd had great songs before, but nothing the likes of Dalliance. But its more about Albini's genius production here. Massive guitars, huge volume shifts, almost inaudible vocals; intimate and overpowering at the same time.
Proving that you can like Hatful of Hollow and In Utero.
You need this album

Slanted And Enchanted
Slanted And Enchanted
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Price: £19.99

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Fall who?, 20 Jan 2006
This review is from: Slanted And Enchanted (Audio CD)
Ahh! Pavements first album. I remember buying it in 91(?) having just moved to Essex and feeling like the worlds only indie fan. Summer Babe, Trigger Cut, Zurich... fantastic.These guys had obviously heard The Fall but, as Select magazine may have said, transcended the influence. Sounded dreadful next to Nirvanas big buck Geffen-fest. Tinny and bottomless but the material was much braver. This is one of historys great remastering jobs as it now sounds superb, and the bonus tracks are tough to find elsewhere. A 4 star album by any standard except for what came next.

Master And Everyone
Master And Everyone
Price: £11.08

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful. Every One., 20 Jan 2006
This review is from: Master And Everyone (Audio CD)
Will Oldhams most immediate album and maybe his best. Its the one to play first timers. There are no duffers whatsoever and "Hard Life" is as great a song as you could here anywhere. Ever. By Anyone. Period.

Wowee Zowee
Wowee Zowee
Price: £10.54

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pavement album for Pavement fans, 19 Dec 2005
This review is from: Wowee Zowee (Audio CD)
The lazy description is to call this their White Album. Spralling, eclectic, surprising and frequently beautiful. Lacks the proffesional sheen of the next 2, but retains the lo-fi homespun spontaneous charm of Crooked Rain and Slanted. Probably not the place to start, that would be the more immediate Crooked Rain, this is the home of Pavements most Pavement-esque moments.

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