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Target Earth
Target Earth
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Price: £13.27

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Triumphant Return, 8 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Target Earth (Audio CD)
In the aftermath of Piggy's Death, a lot of Fans were wondering whether Voivod could ever come back.

Well, the moment this CD Starts, all doubts go out the Window, this is a brilliant return to the slightly more abrasive King Crimson of Thrash Sound with a bit of every Era in the Songs.

30 Years and still going strong.


Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: £7.00

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great, But OK, 20 Sept. 2009
I vaguely recall this one being Broadcast and thought it was pretty poor back then.

Having looked at it now, it isn't half as bad as thought it was. Admittedly it does reek of cheap, and I suspect the Budget for the Series was running a bit low by the time this was made, but for some reason it actually works.

I don't know how it works, but the whole daft premise seems to hold together just enough to carry the story.

OK, the Slug Costume is a bit of a low in the DW Monster Pantheon, on the plus side the Bird People Costumes (In particular the Chamberlain) look really good.

Colin Baker seems to be enjoying an opportunity to have a chew at the scenery while settling into the role and having now rewatched all his stories, I'd say he was written off harshly before and deserves some credit for trying to be a different Doctor.


Kodak ESP7 WiFi Wireless All-in-One Printer
Kodak ESP7 WiFi Wireless All-in-One Printer

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ESP - Extremely Shoddy Product, 5 Sept. 2009
I wouldn't recommend this Printer to anyone, my Mother purchased one for my Dad's Birthday from a large Electrical Goods Chain (I won't name them) and it was a complete liability.

It works fine at first, although the Software drove the Firewall insane and it took nearly 45 minutes to install, the first week it was a great machine, all the bells and whistles you could ever want.

Then the Ink ran out......

Having changed the Cartridges, the machine proceeded to randomly output blank pages and every time you wanted to print, it seemed you had to run off alignment pages.

This went on for another week at which point Kodak were contacted and sent a new Printhead. Installed it, all was well until the next day when the printer was switched on and the blank pages fault started again.

Back to Kodak and Printhead #3 was sent, same thing happened.

Kodak now said they would replace the Printer, when the replacement turned up it was a rework with scratches across the front facia, when it was switched on, it was discovered the Photo Paper Tray was loose on it's guide rail and a cog was broken off preventing any Paper Feeding into the printer, rendering the machine useless.

The Reworked was sent back as Unfit, and the Original Printer returned. Problem was the Retailer couldn't refund the money due to them 'Only Acting As An Agent'. After another 2 weeks of Phonecalls they took it back and said they would arrange someone from Kodak to sort things out.

To cut a long story short, purchased in April, Returned in June, refund finally arrived in September.

The claims of Cheaper Printing are also incorrect if they go through the amount of Ink this one did, all the above events included having to replace the Cartridges 4 Times !

My Father now has a Canon Pixma MP540, which after a Month is still on the Original Ink.

Sorry Kodak, this ain't good enough.

Update :- It's 6th November, the Canon is STILL using the original Cartridges, beat that Kodak !
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Common Dreads
Common Dreads
Price: £12.64

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 23 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Common Dreads (Audio CD)
Having loved the First Album, I was looking forward to hearing what ES would come up with this time round.

Well, I wish I'd walked away, this is a real let down and a mess, having listened all the way to track 12 only to be faced with a rip off of the old Roobarb and Custard Theme music, I just took the CD out and put it to one side.

A candidate for biggest let-down of the year.


Insurgentes
Insurgentes

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius At Work, 30 May 2009
This review is from: Insurgentes (Audio CD)
Having been a recent convert to Procupine Tree, I thought I'd have a go at this after checking out the Harmony Korine Video.

This is just brilliant, as an earlier review said you can't pin down exactly what it is about this album that hooks you in, but you find yourself drawn into the sound as the music progresses.

I know some people have a problem with Steve Wilson's singing style, but I can't really find any other type of vocals that would fit with this material.

Any Radiohead Fans out there should seriously give this a spin, it sounds at lot like the direction I thought they were heading in with OK Computer.

Stand out tracks for me have to be Significant Other, it really reminds me of Arriving Somewhere off Porcupine Tree's Deadwing, and the Title Track which has that slightly creepy vibe to it despite sounding like a ballad.

The package is topped off by the 5.1 Mix on Disc 2 that adds an immense amount of space to the Production that only adds to the atmosphere.


Wavering Radiant
Wavering Radiant
Price: £8.36

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 6 May 2009
This review is from: Wavering Radiant (Audio CD)
Having heard 20 Minutes/40 Years on their Myspace Site, I had no doubts this would be a great Album.

Once again Isis manage to fuse Melody and Power to a perfect blend.

The mix of Gruff and Melodic Vocals really set this off beautifully and the Guitar work is just brilliant.

Anyone who likes Torche, Pelican, Red Sparrowes, in fact anyone with ear for quality Rock should buy this.


Crack the Skye [Special Edition]
Crack the Skye [Special Edition]
Price: £5.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bow Before The Masters !!!!, 24 Mar. 2009
Once again Atlanta's finest let loose with what I reckon could be a contender for Rock Album of the Year.

I had no worries about this after hearing Divinations on their Website, but nothing can really prepare for the sheer inventiveness this Album possesses, it makes every other rock band sound like they are going backwards and is a real antidote to the MTV Friendly Poser slurry that's being passed off as Rock these days.

As the other review pointed out, the influence of old school Prog is proudly worn here, I defy anyone who's heard any early King Crimson not to smile at the barmy guitar break halfway through 'The Last Baron'.

It's worth getting the Limited Version for all the Background material on this.

In short, if you like interesting and heavy music, this Album is the one for you.


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