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John Dhali - EP
John Dhali - EP
Price: £3.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and significant - The next big thing, 9 Oct. 2015
This review is from: John Dhali - EP (MP3 Download)
This EP is nothing short of incredible. The four songs on John Dhali's debut release are most certainly a cut above anything else that's around at the moment - Lyrics of incredible depth and maturity for a 21 year old, together with the voice of an angel (think Jeff Buckley) and guitar playing that combines the delicate beauty of Nick Drake, the hard driving blues of Seasick Steve and the infectious folk/pop of Mumford and Sons, his songs will have you singing along after the first listen.
1. Cigarette - A hard heating blues number with great lyrics - “Dance like the embers of a cigarette, freer than the smoke riding on your breath” evoking some wonderful imagery, accompanied by a gritty blues guitar, great melody and a great beat that gives your heart a bounce with every note.
2. The Ocean - A song of harrowing beauty with great depth and structure that is up there with anything Mumford and Sons have produced. With its folk-like intro, tremendous beat, addictively catchy tune and an eerie vocal set against against its unique rolling backdrop.
3. Artist in the Dark - The most stripped back and delicate of the the four songs bringing back memories of Nick Drake at his best - hauntingly beautiful
4. This Little Dance - This is where John really comes into his own - an incredibly uplifting, moving, unique piece of work that has a sound and feel unlike anything you have hear before. John takes you on a spiritual journey that will make you heart shiver, evoking dark truths that you never knew you had. Beautiful vocals together with a ruthless, structured guitar style and a tune too die for. This is one of those songs that once heard, you will be singing along to it for weeks.

BBC Introducing had the song "Cigarette" as their record of the week and tweeted about the EP - "This is Special" It really is!

All in all this is a fantastic piece of independently released work which deserves to be recognised.

A significant new artist - you won't be disappointed


This Is All Yours
This Is All Yours
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 19 Mar. 2015
This review is from: This Is All Yours (Audio CD)
In the same way that Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden blew my mind when it first came out this incredible piece of music has done the same. A rarity in contemporary music! Listen and be amazed.


One Three One: A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel
One Three One: A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel
by Julian Cope
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant first novel? Guess again!, 6 Aug. 2014
Being a huge fan of JC from his Teardrop Explodes days onwards and having bought and loved pretty much everything he's ever written both in music and books, I was so excited at reading his first piece of fiction. It was bound to be nothing less than brilliant! Guess again! - what a let down! JCs writings here are just too difficult to take in and just dissolve into what can only be described as a manic brain dump! The whole thing is just one big chore! Not funny, not interesting not really anything, just 400+ pages of smart arse, "how mad and clever am I" boring drivel. I wanted to give up after the first twenty pages but, foolishly, persevered up to around page 150 and finally caved in. Fortunately got half my money back on amazon's trade in. Sorry Julian but on this occasion just not for me.
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Luxury Black Leather Bag Strap
Luxury Black Leather Bag Strap
Offered by Maxwell Scott Bags
Price: £40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Quality, 18 April 2014
I bought this to replace the leather strap, that I had somehow managed to lose, on an expensive Italian leather briefcase/messenger bag. The strap is excellent quality double sided stitched italian leather and looks just like the original. I had previously bought a replacement strap on ebay for £22.00 which was absolute rubbish (I sent it back) - you get what you pay for and this is worth every penny. You will not find better anywhere.


I Refuse to Sink [Explicit]
I Refuse to Sink [Explicit]
Price: £7.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hell No!, 27 Jan. 2014
Sorry but how anyone can think that this is different or original is beyond me! Tuneless, dull and just not very good.


Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
Autobiography (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Morrissey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure poetic prose at its best, 17 Dec. 2013
How anyone can give this book less than four stars amazes me.
I have read dozens of biographies/autobiographies over the years but nothing ever on the scale of such brilliance as is this. Without doubt the greatest wordsmith of our time! Pure poetic prose (in the style of TS Elliot) at its best and for anyone growing up in the sixties and seventies, he conjures up all of those memories hidden deep inside your past. Mindblowing!


Welcome Home
Welcome Home
Offered by UK-Media Supplies
Price: £5.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stoke-on-Trent's Finest Ever, 2 April 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Welcome Home (Audio CD)
Rock music like they used to make it!! If you can imagine an Oasis/Doves/Manics hybrid with, at times a touch of Neil Young's guitaring, then look no further. A cracking bunch of lads from Stoke who know how to rock. You will find yourself humming these tunes for weeks to come and Ryan's lyrics are spot on. And what's wrong with sounding a bit like Oasis? Ignore the pointless NME review. They deserve every success with this long awaiting debut album. Stadium filling indie-rock with a great live act. Outstanding tracks: Arcane, Welcome Home and The Horizon.


Smother
Smother
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful, 29 May 2011
This review is from: Smother (Audio CD)
Nothing else to say really other than what a truly gorgeous record.
This is almost as good as Billy Mackenzie's Beyond The Sun. But not quite!


Klipsch iGroove HG iPod Speaker System Black
Klipsch iGroove HG iPod Speaker System Black

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Average Player - really poor quality and no support, 13 Oct. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is certainly not the best docking system for your ipod - the Kicker i500/i501 outperforms this by a country mile. The igroove is OK at low volumes but once it is turned up it becomes easily distorted. However, that is not my issue. After 13 months, my system suddenly stopped working (it simply would no longer switch on). Annoyed that this happened just after the guarantee had expired but also because it had hardly been used (maybe turned on 20 times at most). Support from Klipsch was pretty non existent ("you will have to take it to a local dealer" of which there are none). I gave up trying to find out what the problem was and bought myself the Kicker iK500 and wow what a machine that is and can be purchased for around £120. It knocks spots of both the Klipsch and the Bose and is up there with the B&W Zeppelin. I would not recommend this product.
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No Time For Goodbye
No Time For Goodbye
by Linwood Barclay
Edition: Paperback

9 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter Drivel, 3 July 2008
This review is from: No Time For Goodbye (Paperback)
This is quite possibly the worst book I have ever read - contrived, cliched and utterly predictable towards the end. A terrible plot line that is about as sophisticated as an Enid Blyton Famous Five story and therefore not suitable for anyone over the age of Twelve. A ridiculous plot, together with a collection of totally unbelievable characters. I felt myself sniggering throughout at the appalling dialogue and wondering how anything so badly written could ever have been published. Unfortunately, I have to finish a novel once I have started and wish I hadn't bothered.
So, unless you have a penchant for Enid Blyton novels, or have no interest in decent prose, avoid like the plague.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Feb 23, 2009 8:50 AM GMT


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