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How To Cut And Paste Vol. 2
How To Cut And Paste Vol. 2
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £14.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cut and Paste Hip-Hop that has to be heard to appreciate, 6 Jan 2003
The follow up to How To Cut and Paste Volume 1 improves in everyway to it's impressive predecessor, mixing classic hip-hop with tv and film theme tunes and some downright crazy samples into one of the best mixes on CD.
This album is really light hearted, and easy to listen for Hip-Hop fans and newbies alike. All the hip-hop tracks featured are excellent (personal favourites being Quid Control and the Outstanding C.R.E.A.M.) and mix in well to the other parts of the album. There are displays of Yoda's incredible skills on the wheels of steel (Yoda meets the A-Team), funny 'remixes' (Billie Holiday and George Formby Turntabilised), Retro Sampling Mish-Mashes (Creatures, Breakin' and Names + Cucumbers, Needles, Sandwiches and Jazz) and some genre bending minimixes (On The Reggae-Lar part 2 + Yoda's 80's Pop Megamix). Overall, an outstanding album that everyone should hear at least once - it will amaze you!


Krush
Krush

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 15 Oct 2002
This review is from: Krush (Audio CD)
DJ Krush's forst album is a mix of heavy beats, chilled trumpets and smooth female singers.
Keeping The Motion's sax driven beats over a nince female vocal are a good sign of things to come, with Roll and Tumble's harsh bass and tinkly piano another excellent example of Krush's many talents. Big City Lover is another example of a great singer and superb piano chorus that make this album on of, if not his best works.
But for me, it's On the Dub-ble's haunting sax and Ruff-Neck Jaw's pacy jazz that make this album amazing.
Buy this album for:
Pacy, upbeat hip-hop breaks
A truly amazing trumpet track
Great female vocals
Don't buy it:
If you don't like hip-hop style music


Ghost in the Shell [DVD] [1995]
Ghost in the Shell [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Atsuko Tanaka
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £10.01

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good manga, but behind Akira in my opinion, 15 Oct 2002
Ghost In the Shell was heralded as the new Akira, with revolutionary graphics and sound. this may be true, but i just didn't enjoy it as much as Akira.
the lip synch isn't great although the stunning backdrops and grpahics make upo for that.
overall, a good film with an excellent plot, good grpahics and sound, but it just never seemd as good as Akira.


Akira [DVD]
Akira [DVD]
Dvd ~ Katsuhiro Otomo

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best Manga i've ever seen, 15 Oct 2002
This review is from: Akira [DVD] (DVD)
I remember seeing a poster for the VHS version of Akira when i was little, and vowing to see 'the cartoon with the man on a bike.'
this year, I saw it on DVD and didn't hesitate to buy it.
WOW!
The animation is superb, only bettered (and only just) by Ghost In The Shell with fantastic backgrounds and great effects.
The story is a complex one, whihc demands your full attention, but rewards you with an action packed clever plot, which you won't tire of.
The DVD extra's are nince, especially the 'make your own Akira trailer; feature.
Overall, a stunning piece of cinema that any movie fan should see.


Xen Cuts
Xen Cuts
Price: £8.90

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compilation, 15 Oct 2002
This review is from: Xen Cuts (Audio CD)
This was my first Ninja Tunes album, and initially i bought it partly of good s things i'd heard about the label, and partly because of the cool cover!
Each Cd has it's highlights in a musical journey of various styles. Cd1 is my favourite, with great tracks by Mr Scruff, Kid Koala and Coldcut. Cd2 is more elctronic with personal faves being DJ Food and Arc.
the bonus Cd also deserves a mention with the Saul Williams track at the start.
A perfect introduction to the many Ninja Tune artists and easeily worth 5 stars.


Kakusei
Kakusei
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £127.34

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars experimental hip-hop at it's best, 15 Oct 2002
This review is from: Kakusei (Audio CD)
DJ Krush's 5th album Kakusei takes a much more abstract feel than his other albums, but just proves how talented he is by making this album.
Initially, is wasn't so sure about this album. tracks 1-6 made no sense, and the others were ok at best.
But the more I listened, the better it became.
i still prefer tracks 7-17, with tracks such as the sublime 'The Drum' featuring Shawn J. Period and Final Home being personal favourites.
In conclusion this album isn't as accessible as Krush's other works, but that works to it's advantage, growing on you wiht every listen until it becomes embedded in your memory!


Zen
Zen
Price: £80.08

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 15 Oct 2002
This review is from: Zen (Audio CD)
DJ Krush's 6th Album (Krush, Strictly Turntablized, Meiso, Milight, Kakusei, Zen) is a slightly different affair from his other albums, borrowing styles and ideas from his other albums to create an album on contrasts which is simply superb.
The opening track, Song 1 is perhaps my favourite track of all time, with it's laid back piano, chilled beats and clever samples making a true chillout track. the album includes the roots and other guest rappers and singers to add depth to Krush's beats.
For those of you who haven't got a Krush album, then this is a good start, with tracks 1,7,9 and 12 providing and change from the rapping of tracks 2,6 and 11 and the quirkiness of track 5.
A must have album ofr any disconcerting hip-hop, beats or chillout fan.


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