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Fabriclive. 07
Fabriclive. 07
Price: £10.73

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Peel R.I.P, 27 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Fabriclive. 07 (Audio CD)
This is a fantastic way to honour the late John Peel. It shows both his love for music and the underlying sense of humour he approached everything with. All music fans will sorely miss him and this collection of songs will help to further enforce his importance to Britain's cultural heritage. For an authentic experience, play at the wrong speed...


False Starts
False Starts
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £10.93

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Need!, 16 Oct. 2004
This review is from: False Starts (Audio CD)
If you ever spent a playtime swapping stickers to cries of "need, need, got, need..." then you must get this album for its fantastic sticker cover alone. If not, the music is great too; all icy electronica and bittersweet vocals very much in the vein of Boards of Canada and EU. Buy it comrades!


The Fall of Math
The Fall of Math

21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Apocalypse Wow!, 7 Oct. 2004
This review is from: The Fall of Math (Audio CD)
Aphex Twin and Mogwai meet down an alley in Sheffield. There's a scuffle, someone gets glassed. This is the result...
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Ch-Check It Out
Ch-Check It Out
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the Boy Wonders, 1 Jun. 2004
This review is from: Ch-Check It Out (Audio CD)
Given that they've now been around for nearly 20 years you'd be expecting the Beastie Boys to be relaxing and acting their age. Not a chance! This fantastic single is led by an incessant loop which drives the track on whilst MCA, Ad Rock and Mike D put down some rhymes. As ever they manage to pack more energy, wit and cultural commentary into 4 minutes than Eminem and his affiliates do over a whole album. Ch-Check It Out could well be the first single off their last album and we really should appreciate a band who are still going but show no signs of exhaustion. The guvnors are back; viva the beastie boys!


Treddin' On Thin Ice
Treddin' On Thin Ice
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Eski? Grime? Who cares what it's called!, 24 April 2004
This review is from: Treddin' On Thin Ice (Audio CD)
A really fantatsic album which will easily weather the Dizzee Rascalcomparsions coming its way. Taking similar elements to Boy In Da Corner,this album outstrips that album completley in terms of the music. Anyonewith even a passing interest in modern music should get this albumstraight away in order to hear a true chapter in British music beingwritten. Wiley manages to combine the stabbing chords of acid house andSquarepusher/Autechre electronica with grubby breaks and gut shreddingbreaks. It is almost so cutting edge it's avant garde and surelyrepresents one of the most exciting scenes since early punk. His MCing ismore comparable with Mike Skinner than the fierce social commentary ofDizzee Rascal, but he holds his own well particularly on the brilliantGoin' Mad. I challenge you to hear this track and not get goose bumps. Hopefully Wiley's sound won't get entirely swallowed up by the mainstreamas often happens with true mavericks, but either way he has produced oneof the best debuts albums for years. Go get it!


Yamada DVD 5520 Multi-region DVD Player
Yamada DVD 5520 Multi-region DVD Player

12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Keep clear..., 7 April 2004
Although a lot of the reviews seem pretty positive and it looks a bargain I'd keep well clear of this. The one I got worked fine until it heated up at which point it started to freeze each time it passed over a chapter mark. This is really, really annoying. I thought it might just be a bad one but have since found out three of my mates had the same problem after about a week.
The Dawoo one for the same price is a much better option.
You have been warned...


Metroid Prime (Player's Choice  GameCube)
Metroid Prime (Player's Choice GameCube)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prime Beef!, 1 Mar. 2004
This really is a stunning game. I won't go into all the details as others have already covered them extensively, but I will say that I found Metroid Prime to be one of the most involving games I have ever experienced.
In all honesty I've not been much of a gamer since my C64 days and have only dabbled in the console market with the standard Tony Hawks/Tmob Raider PS1 fair. I got a Gamecube after playing it round a mates and have made an effort to buy some games this time! I got this as I saw the reviews it had, but having not played a first person game since DOOM 2 I didn't know what to expect. It is fantastic, combining the thrills of a good film with some of the dramatic scope I associate with literature.
The graphics etc are all spot on too.
If you own a Gamecube buy this. If you don't, buy a Gamecube and then won this!


Mario Kart: Double Dash! (GameCube)
Mario Kart: Double Dash! (GameCube)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Double the fun for your £!, 10 Feb. 2004
Having been a Karter since the NES days, I awaited the new Mario Kart with some trepidation. Although good, the N64 version wasn't up to scratch and had left a blot on the Nintendo score sheet, so this version had everything to play for.
I will start with the only down point: you are now unable to hop to avoid incoming weapons at the last minute. To start with this was quite a shock, but having played it since December I have found that Nintendo have included the ability to dodge shells/eggs etc used a certain skid combination. But I won't spoil it by telling you how.
The good points; everything else. The tracks are all great with lovely touches throughout. The two characters on the Kart idea is brilliant and it is now hard to imagine playing it with just one person!
As ever, MarioKart really comes in to its own on 2 player mode whether it be racing/co-op/battle mode.
The Gamecube really is a bargain and MarioKart has made it the standout console. While Playstation2 starts to look its age, the Gamecube is just only just coming of age.
As with all Nintendo products there are loads of things to unlock, including a wonderful set of new tracks!
If you've got the money, get this!
Simple.


They're in Town
They're in Town
Offered by japazon
Price: £28.37

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Roll and Rock, 8 Feb. 2004
This review is from: They're in Town (Audio CD)
I bought this for my Dad as a Christmas present after years of ear-bashing with him proclaiming 'He's in Town' to be the great, lost rock and roll song. It's not really my cup of tea, but they have a raw energy which comes across in a vivid way. It seems that they were forced down the novelty route by their manager and as such the cd contains a few oddball choices; The Laughing Policeman, When I'm Cleaning Windows... But anyone with even a passing interest in this era's musical heritage should get theirselves a copy.


Tough Guys Don't Dance
Tough Guys Don't Dance
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £19.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul saving music..., 8 Feb. 2004
This review is from: Tough Guys Don't Dance (Audio CD)
Whereas much of downtempo/electronica suffers from a serious lack of emotion, the Soulsavers have it plentiful supply. Inhabiting an area which namechecks Death in Vegas, DJ Shadow, Can and Norweigan electronica (Moonflowers etc.), they manage to produce one of the musical highlights of the past 12 months. At no point does it veer into the self indulgent, instead preffering to evoke a warm, fuzzy feeling which is wholly satisfying. If you like good music I suggest you buy this album straight away. It really is that good!


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