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Sum Pear
Sum Pear
Offered by muzicmadnezz
Price: 4.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen...., 20 Aug 2008
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This review is from: Sum Pear (Audio CD)
Sum Pear is an above average late 60s / early 70s psych album. It mixes some out and out psych with more melodic / accoustic efforts. On the whole it works pretty well and if you like bands like Buffalo Springfield or Euphoria then you will definitely appreciate this. The singers have decent voices and the musicianship is good without being amazing. Certainly worth checking out especially as you can pick it up very cheaply.


Weeds - Season 1 - Complete [DVD]
Weeds - Season 1 - Complete [DVD]
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Price: 10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark US Comedy, 15 Aug 2008
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I bought Weeds not knowing anything about it other than the basic premise - suburban wife and mother takes to weed dealing after husband dies. I wasn't that impressed by the pilot episode but stuck with it and have been pleasantly surprised. The characters are allowed to develop nicely and although I wouldn't say that there are many out and out bits of hilarity it is gently comedic. It is quite dark in places and the only downside I can say is that occasionally some of the dialogue feels like it is deliberately trying to be crass or shocking. Overall though I would recommend it for anyone who likes comedy dramas.


De'Longhi KBM3011 Kettle Metropolis Finish
De'Longhi KBM3011 Kettle Metropolis Finish

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance, 11 Aug 2008
This kettle does look great but is let down by a number of practical issues with the design. I haven't had any issue about the taste of water like some reviewers have reported and it does boil pretty quickly. However there are a number of issues that mean it is not a very good kettle - the lid is metal and therefore gets very hot, it is also not very easy to get in and out with just a little loop handle to grip. The kettle is quite heavy too. The indicator for how full the kettle also mists up a bit and is positioned behind the handle so not easy to check when you're holding it. I also have the 2 slice toaster but am very pleased with that but I would recommend avoiding this kettle unless De Longhi improves it considerably.


Fapardokly
Fapardokly
Price: 17.03

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Psych Folk, 29 July 2008
This review is from: Fapardokly (Audio CD)
This album is a mix of psych folk ( some with a tinge of spaghetti western trumpet ) and more uninteresting MOR pop. There are enough quality tracks on here to interest anyone who likes late 60s music although I can't honestly say that there are any real killer songs. Most are pleasant melodic folk tunes with some good harmonies, which probably would have benefited from some more sympathetic production.Worth a look especially as you can generally pick a copy up quite cheaply


Never Never Land: Texas Nuggets From International Artists Records
Never Never Land: Texas Nuggets From International Artists Records
Price: 15.57

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some quality, some dross, 15 July 2008
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The best thing about this box set is that it does have some good quality garage/psych tracks from the excellent Golden Dawn and 13th Floor Elevators. However, at least in the case of the Elevators these are easily obtainable elsewhere. Some of the bands on here are not so good with pretty substandard songs, and in fact the 3rd cd is not really psych or garage but a hotchpotch of pop and MOR. You could probably make a pretty decent 1 cd package out of this and happily lose around 65 of the tracks! Handy if you want a cheap introduction to Golden Dawn or the Elevators but there are better compilations out there


The Room of Loud Sound: 20 Heavy Psych Pounders from the USA
The Room of Loud Sound: 20 Heavy Psych Pounders from the USA
Offered by soulsearchingplus
Price: 11.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More rock than psych, 5 July 2008
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This compilation has been put together by Nick Saloman of Bevis Frond fame - see the Realistic Patterns Orchestral Psych album too. Most of the tracks are really heavy rock without being that psychedelic - think more Blue Cheer rather than Cream or Hendrix. The general quality is fairly average with most of the songs being standard heavy rock.There's little or no invention or effects that you might expect from more experimental psych bands. Overall this should appeal to you if you like late 60s rock but it won't set the world alight.


Realistic Patterns: Orchestrated Psychedelia from the USA
Realistic Patterns: Orchestrated Psychedelia from the USA
Price: 15.26

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A quality compilation, 4 July 2008
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This compilation has been put together by Nick Saloman of Bevis Frond fame. The general quality is good throughout, as is the quality of the actual sound. I would say that some of the tracks aren't especially orchestral in nature but if you like late 60s Psych then there are plenty of tracks on here that you will find enjoyable.


Roll With You
Roll With You
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: 7.73

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it..., 29 Jun 2008
This review is from: Roll With You (Audio CD)
There seems to be as much debate over whether this album is a rehash of 60s soul and r&b as to whether it is any good. It is funny how in some musical styles this would never be questioned but here it obviously bothers some people. Personally I enjoyed listening to it. True, there is nothing new here but it is the energy and songs that win through - I am sure this band would be excellent to see live too. Personal favourites of mine are Gonna Get You Back and Doin the Boom Boom. One to sit back and enjoy and not over analyse.


Little Dreamer
Little Dreamer
Price: 6.34

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful voice but some weak songs, 29 May 2008
This review is from: Little Dreamer (Audio CD)
If there is an artist who is likely to be very successful this year it must be Beth Rowley. She has the looks and the voice to make a very big impact, and I am guessing a pretty good agent as she seems to be receiving a lot of promotion. I've listened to her album a few times now and bought it on the strength of hearing "Nobody's Fault but Mine". To me that is one of the strongest songs on the album. However, some of the songs are painfully middle of the road and to me fairly forgettable, like "Sweet Hours". I just wish that she had opted for a little more blues and less MOR. However, if you like Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse then you won't be disappointed


Antidotes [Cd Album]
Antidotes [Cd Album]
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 5.18

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not much sense but a lot of energy....., 7 April 2008
This review is from: Antidotes [Cd Album] (Audio CD)
Foals style is really reminiscent of late 70s, early 80s bands ( Talking Heads etc ) and you sometimes feel that there is a bit too much style over substance on this album. Don't expect to make much sense of the lyrics - I am guessing they write them down on pieces of paper and chuck them over the floor, then pick them up randomly. However, what really counts in this albums favour is the fervour of the singing and playing and the energy which comes through. I am not sure how well this style will weather so it'll be interesting to see how they progress over the next year or two. All in all a pretty decent debut but I am not sure I'll be listening to it that much in 6 months time.


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