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Songs For Silverman
Songs For Silverman
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £3.94

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ben is back, 23 May 2005
This review is from: Songs For Silverman (Audio CD)
Songs for Silverman, Folds' second albumn away from the Five is a move on from Rockin' The Suburbs. This albumn is more considered and more mature. Folds has took a step away from the irreverant wit I love, but he has moved on to songs that are just as pleasing to the ear. Songs like Landed and You To Thank, show although Folds has moved more towards an adult- contemporary style, he can still knock out a great tune. Personally my favourite song on the albumn is Gracie, a touching, sweet song, about his baby daughter. it always leaves a big smile on my face and lines like "you got your mommas taste but you got my mouth" and endlessly quotable. This is a complete albumn and one that will please old and new Folds fans alike. There isn't one bad song on the albumn, but the first 7 tracks are all uniformly exceptional. Buy it, so I can live happily knowing Folds is being recognised as the major talent he is, still escapes me how he isn't huge!!


The Simpsons: Complete Season 3 [DVD]
The Simpsons: Complete Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Price: £10.00

4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatness, 2 May 2005
By this time the Simpsons was becoming so popular they had the power to pull in superstars like Michael Jackson Aerosmith, and a brace of MLB stars, and make groundbreaking TV. The thrid season betters the first two and has some brilliant episodes and moments sprinkled around generously, from Flaming Moes (Hugh Jass- inspired!) to Lisa Gets A Pony (The Godfather parody, to "you love me so you dont get squat") and all the way back to Seperate Vocations ("Shove it", "so he didnt have leprosy"). Again the extras are bountiful with the usual deleted scenes commentaries easter eggs and animatics. Great Series Great Season Great DVD, bring on season 4


The Simpsons: Complete Season 4 [DVD]
The Simpsons: Complete Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Price: £10.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could be anything other than excellent?, 2 May 2005
Another series of the Simpsons comes out on DVD and its just another excuse for me to fall in love with the episodes again, on what in my opinion is the second best series (series 5 being the best) What doesn't this serie have?? From Ralph's crush on Lisa and the classic moment where Bart pinpoints the moment Lisa breaks his heart, to the star studded series closer Krusty Gets Kancelled, with uniformly brilliant turns from the guest stars, especially Bette Middler ("Ill get your for this Middler" brilliant!) this is just full of classic episodes, and it is a joy to watch. There are also some cool extras, the deleted scenes always being interesting and enjoyable, as are the commentaries, now a staple of the DVD package, and few do it better than the simpsons. Isn't it great there are at least another 12 of these to come, lets hope they start bringing them out quicker, the waits almost unbearable, at least I can tide myself over with these!


Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player
Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 1 May 2005
For months I had flirted with the idea of getting a larger MP3 player to put my ever expanding CD collection onto, and for a long time the Ipod was the only player I had eyes for. However when a friend one won and had complications with it concerning the firewire, and his lack of one, and the fact it would only play on ME service pack two which he didnt have or I didnt have. In light of this I sought out another player, and this one is the one I eventually bought, and I have regretted it for a second. Although it is slightly bigger and bulkier than the Ipod, it is superior in almost every other way. Its cheaper, it has a better menu and better access to your library (in my opinion), it was compatible with my old ME service pack, and obviously with my new XP pack. The Programme that comes with it for transferring music is simple and easy to use, although you do have to imput most of the imformation yourself, unless you use windows media player to put your songs on, which is also easy to do. Sound quality is also excellent, especially if you buy the Sony Fontopia headphones. Also there is obviously plenty of space for even the biggest music collection, i still have thousands of songs worth of space on mine! Also the touch screen is a nifty little extra, although its a bit too sensitive, even on low sensitivity. A minor niggle on a top quality product, buy it


Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones - Black
Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 1 May 2005
I have had these for a few months now, I bought them originalyl with my new MP3. Initially they hurt my ears due to me not being used to the phones going inside my inner ear, eventaully however I got used to them though and they are excellent. Sound quality is far superior to any other headphones I have ever had, although addmitedly they were all pretty rubbish. However there are a few niggles with it. Although the phones come with two sizes for the player I find them slightly frustrating, as one is a bit too small and the other is a bit too long for when I am out and the player should be in my pocket. The additional length always leaves me having to continously put my extra lead back into my pocket, which is frustrating. Although this is a little niggle. However I have also been unfortunate enough to have the cover of the phones come off inside my inner ear which wasnt a nice experience, so you should be careful and try and make sure the lead doesnt yank on anything causing them to pull against your ear. Other than these problems these earphones are exceptional and I have had no problems with them breaking or malfunctioning unlike some other reviewers. Basically an excellent product.


Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player
Creative Zen Touch 20GB MP3 Player

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Screw the Ipod- this is the one!!, 5 April 2005
This is a great piece of kit. It has masses of space for even the most avid music collector, it has the best battery life of any MP3 player around and sound quality is great (although I bought some Sony Fontopia phones with it).
It's easy to use and transferring your music, although long and annoying, is really easy thanks to the Mediasource Organizer that comes with it. The touch screen item is interesting, however it is too sensitive even on low sensitivity. The way the player organizes your music si also excellent, I had planned on having to put all my albumns into categories but that wasn''t an issue the player does it itself which is handy, its fairly easy to navigate around and finding songs or albumns isn't really a problem. One grievance I do have with the player though is that there is no stop button, although there is a pause button. However this is one minor niggle with what is otherwise a wonferful product, forget the ipod with its rubbish battery, this is the player for anybody who is serious about their music!


Football Manager 2005 (Mac/PC CD)
Football Manager 2005 (Mac/PC CD)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to lose any social life you have, 29 Mar. 2005
Anyone who knows of the Championship Manager series should know that the game was a hallmark of quality for the genre. This game, made by the same team behind Champ Man, takes it up a notch. It has a staggeringly vast amount of players, teams, managers, coaches, and physios all available to you for their services. Also their is the nifty feature of media handling which allows you to play mind games with other managers, praise your players to get the best out of them, or attract players by declaring an interest in them. Although the game is wonderful I do have a few tiny problems with it. The highlights segment, which is vastly improved from the Champ Man days, is still quite dull and repetitive, and if you don't have a decent PC you will find it skipping occasionally. Also the lack of comments available to you for media use is sometimes frustrating as you can give the opposition praise when you actually intend to put the boot in. These are minor niggles to a wonderful game though, and there is nothing quite like leadng your team to domestic and european success, or finding the youngster from the swedish second division and making him the next superstar. A must for any football fans with serious interest in the game. PS I reccomend new owners to look for Bierofka and Fredheim Holm, theyre both world ebaters and dead cheap.


Whatever and Ever Amen
Whatever and Ever Amen
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.52

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cool albumn, 29 Mar. 2005
This review is from: Whatever and Ever Amen (Audio CD)
For anyone who is unfortunate enough not to know about Ben Folds or Ben Folds Five, I would point them in the direction of this albumn. Its a albumn that is constantly interesting, touching amusing and involving and I think it is probably the bands best work. You can't help but love songs like Kate, One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces, and Song For the Dumped. They also have alot of instantly quotable lyrics that are both funny and smart, although I would leave "give me my monmey back you bi*ch" out of that list. Overall this is a cool albumn which always puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step.


The Incredibles (2-disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2004]
The Incredibles (2-disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Craig T. Nelson
Price: £4.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 25 Mar. 2005
This is the best film of the last year and its probably Pixar's best film, which should get across how enjoyable this film is. It's about a Superhero, Mr Incredible (AKA Bob Parr) who after Superheros are banned and secretly relocated, struggles to adjust to a normal life and falls into depression. The first half of the film is a well observed satire on home life, with the Parr's bickering and each feeling unfulfilled. However when Bob is secretly contacted with a chance to relive the old days temptation gets the better of him and he is seduced back into his costume. This allows the second half of the film to be an excellent showcase for the visual flair of Pixar and the excellent action scenes which wonderfully showcase the families gifts (thr makeshift speedboat, genius!!!) All in all the movie is funny, witty, entertaining and involving not just for kids but for everyone who considers themselves a fan of films. The extras are also great with an intersting making of which shows the long process that making a CG movie is. Also jack jack attack and boundin' are charming and entertaining, but personally I liked the superhero biographies the most, they were so clever and funny , and they covered every superhero mentioned in the film, even if it is just for 5 seconds or a gag. Also there are plenty of Easter Eggs there to be found most of which are funny. In conclusion: Incredible, sorry I couldnt resist!!!


The Simpsons - Season 5 [DVD] [1990]
The Simpsons - Season 5 [DVD] [1990]
Dvd ~ Dan Castellaneta
Price: £10.00

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best series, 25 Mar. 2005
As everyone knows the Simpsons is the pinnacle of television excellence therefore the DVD's will sell by ther shedload. This series is the best of them all in my opinion, with episodes such as Homers Barbershop Quartet, a wonderful Beatles tribute episode,Cape Feare, where the brilliant Sideshow Bob stalks Bart. Also it has some of the best comical moments ever, from Homer chasing Flanders Terminator 2 style, to Barny falling off the wagon on non-alcoholic Champagne and going for a ride on the Jetpack. Also the extras are uniformly excellent, with commentary on all episodes, which is really just an excuse for more gags from the writers and actors because they rarely seem to focus on the episodes!! Also the deleted scenes are usually quiet funny and there are some good animatic feautres on display. All in all this is a quality package and one that any serious Simpsons fan has to own to maintain respectability.


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