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A Moon Shaped Pool
A Moon Shaped Pool
Price: £7.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immersive melancholic masterpiece, 14 May 2016
This review is from: A Moon Shaped Pool (MP3 Download)
It’s fair to say that most Radiohead albums are ‘growers’ and it’s while on my third or fourth listen of Moon Shaped Pool that the record really starts to reveal itself. The tone is significantly different from the beat-driven King of Limbs and feels like an immensely personal album, eschewing the more political or surreal imagery for chants such as “broken hearts make it rain” from the resurrected Identikit. Musically there’s a more organic feel, acoustic textures finding equal billing amongst the bands use of electronics as pianos, folk-like guitars and shuffling drums glide us through the albums nocturnal world.
It’s an incredibly subtle record at times, nothing as explosive as Bodysnatchers to break the melancholic spell. Yet while this means that there’s the potential for A Moon Shaped Pool to pass you by a little on first inspection I’d urge you to give the record repeat listens, listen closely too. The laid-back tone creates the sense of a record that works beautifully as a whole, an immersive and deeply felt album that builds its world around you like a comforting cocoon. It’s a very special album indeed.

Velvet Vinyl Record Anti Static Cleaning Brush With Stand by AM Denmark
Velvet Vinyl Record Anti Static Cleaning Brush With Stand by AM Denmark
Offered by Vinyl Guru
Price: £11.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice and simple, good quality brush, 24 April 2016
Try typing ‘Vinyl Record Cleaning’ into Google and it’s easy to get lost in a world of contradictory advice and obsessive manifestos on how best to keep your vinyl dust free. For sanities sake it’s arguably best to keep things nice and simple.
This is a good quality Velvet Pad, which aside from the curved shape is very much like the one my parents have successfully used over successive decades to brush their record collection. I find its best to give your records a gentle dry wipe with this, brushing the dust off the record once it’s collected and using a small amount of cleaning fluid with one of those anti-static cleaning cloths if necessary. No need for wood glue and hugely expensive record cleaning machines. Then it’s simply a matter of enjoying your records. Job done.

Acc-Sees Antistatic Record Cleaning Fluid and Cloth
Acc-Sees Antistatic Record Cleaning Fluid and Cloth
Offered by AV Storm
Price: £8.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Great but too much leaves residue...., 8 April 2016
Had this product for years and always done a fine job. The reason for the one less star is this: when applying the liquid to my velvet brush I added a bit too much recently (some left from a previous clean on the brush perhaps) and when I went to do a standard clean it left some fairly unsightly residue/streaks on my lovely record. Can't get rid of the streaks and its driving me a little nuts. On the upside, the record still plays fine but hope this little warning means others avoid this amateurish mistake. Don't put loads of liquid on yr brush and don't re-apply straight after cleaning a record as they'll no doubt be plenty still left on the brush. Hope this helps :)

Early Times
Early Times
Price: £13.41

4.0 out of 5 stars It's good but there's so much better to come...., 11 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Early Times (Audio CD)
Ok, I’ll make this clear from the start- I absolutely LOVE the Silver Jews (yes, that did need to be capitols) and consider David Berman to be one of the finest songwriters I’ve had the pleasure of hearing. Albums like ‘The Natural Bridge’ and their swansong ‘Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea’ are chock-full of unforgettably beautiful, funny, thoughtful songs that exude a kind of natural, effortless cool at the same time. The Silver Jews sound always lay somewhere between the twang of Americana and the fuzz and jangle of indie.
Stephen Malkmus was involved in their early material and indeed, the Pavement dude appears here on ‘Early Times’. The easiest comparison to make would be between this collection of early Eps and Pavements- ‘Westing (By Musket and Sextant)’. Both are extremely lo-fi, rough around the edges compilations with fuzzy, discordant, low fidelity shenanigans. Like ‘Westing’, ‘Early Times’ isn’t exactly representative of the rest of the bands output- although I feel this is even more evident with the Silver Jews. The quality significantly improves with their debut album, the brilliant ‘Starlight Walker’ and then the band start to get really, really, REALLY good.
‘Early Times’ obviously has some good stuff on it yet I really wouldn’t go for this if you’re new to the Silver Jews. It ultimately stands as an interesting and entertaining curio for fans but if you want to skip to the goooood stuff, get ‘American Water’, ‘Bright Flight’ (my favourite if I had to choose), ‘The Natural Bridge’, ‘Tanglewood Numbers’, ‘Lookout Mountain Lookout Sea’ and ‘ Starlight Walker’.

Paperback Ghosts
Paperback Ghosts
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £11.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Autumnal Magic, 17 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Paperback Ghosts (Audio CD)
A really beautiful record from these indie legends. Comet Gain have been releasing passionate, literate indie with northern soul, Mod, C86, psych and punk influences since 1995's Casino Classics album. This latest album see's them in a reflective mood, an album dominated by autumnal ballads to lost love and David Feck's superb songwriting that see's him channel the swooning '16 Lovers Lane' by The Go-Betweens. If you're a fan of Orange Juice, The Go-Betweens and The Television Personalities give them a go.

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Do The Gargon
Do The Gargon
Price: £10.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Dowd is King!, 5 May 2015
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This review is from: Do The Gargon (Audio CD)
One of the true musical rebels out there- there’s no one quite like Johnny Dowd. Dowd has been in bands all his life but released his solo debut, Wrong Side of Memphis, in the late nineties. Now in his 60s Dowd shows no sign of slowing down, quite the opposite. Dowd’s style has incorporated twisted blues, alt-country and rock- all delivered in his trademark Texan drawl and all served up with dark humour and originality. Much like Tom Waits and fine wine, Dowd has only improved with age! Do the Gargon see’s Dowd tackle some mutant-funk rock; thrilling stuff!

CD Storage plastic Boxes (5 Pack) Holds 52cd's Per Box =260 !!
CD Storage plastic Boxes (5 Pack) Holds 52cd's Per Box =260 !!
Offered by Super.Deals
Price: £27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Stuff, 5 May 2015
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Handy, sturdy plastic boxes; ideal for CD storage and fit under the bed nicely.

Marantz CD/MP3 Player CD5004 - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Marantz CD/MP3 Player CD5004 - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, Good Value Stuff, 13 Jan. 2015
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Had this player a good few months now. CDs are sounding great, the few I have with minor scratches play perfectly and the unit feels reassuringly strong and sturdy. It was a really good price and is doing a rather excellent job. Recommended.

Thin Matt Black Ready Made Picture Frame, A2 Size, 59.4 x 42 cm,
Thin Matt Black Ready Made Picture Frame, A2 Size, 59.4 x 42 cm,
Offered by My Frame
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I've Been Framed, 13 Jan. 2015
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Well, how much can you say about a picture frame? It’s a good quality frame at a really good price. Couldn’t find an A2 frame in the shops in town (apparently an unusual size, oddly enough) but got one here. My ‘Cosmic Dead European Tour 2014’ poster looks ace now! Job well done.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ear-plugs!, 29 Sept. 2014
Excellent ear-plugs! Recommended to me by a friend who plays in a particularly loud band and provided adequate ‘protection’ when attending a recent Stephen O’Mally gig. Whereas really cheap ear-plugs muffle the sound, the Elacin ER20s filter everything- so the volume is turned down but the sound quality remains high. Perfect for loud gig lovers.

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