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Dance Hall At Louse Point
Dance Hall At Louse Point
Price: 7.31

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good album from P.J., 6 Mar 2003
This is quite good. Theatrically melodramatic, and themed with an almost comic-book darkness it stands up there with most of what Polly Jean has done. The inclusion of a cover version of the Leiber & Stoller classic "Is That All There Is?" should give an indication of what to expect. Interesting, entertaining and musical.

A Catholic Education (New Digipack Edition)
A Catholic Education (New Digipack Edition)
Price: 11.99

2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not TFC's best, 6 Mar 2003
Teenage Fanclub's trademark sound is easily recognisable on "A Catholic Education": melodic guitars, close harmonies, sometimes naive lyrics etc. But there are no show-stealers here. If you've never heard Teenage Fanclub, don't make this your first TFC purchase. If you have, buy it only if you are *really* keen on their particular musical style. And prepare to be ever so slightly disappointed.
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Brass Eye Series and Special [DVD] [1997]
Brass Eye Series and Special [DVD] [1997]
Dvd ~ Christopher Morris
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 5.91

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars is not Nonce Sense, 5 Mar 2003
Wonderful. You never be able to watch televised news in the same way after watching this. The satire is so well observed and many-levelled a description here couldn't do it justice. He manages to avoid the somewhat preaching style that other satirist (Mark Thomas, Rory Bemmner, Michael Moore etc) can fall into, and so his satire is much more sharp. Up there with Peter Cook at his best.

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Price: 7.57

1 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 3 Mar 2003
This review is from: Statues (Audio CD)
I quite like Moloko, but I have to say they can do better than this. This album is pretty unexiting and just a little formulaeic. Must try harder!

Blazing Arrow
Blazing Arrow

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 2 Sep 2002
This review is from: Blazing Arrow (Audio CD)
I'm not sure I could praise this CD highly enough. This is an absolute cracker, far and away above the usual quality of hiphop music these days. Inventive lyrical word play backed by very catchy tunes: witness the insistant "nine to five" sound-a-like start of 'release', the base line on 'aural pleasure' or Gil Scott Heron's deep voice on 'first in flight', to pick a few highlights. It's worth buying this for 'chemical calisthenics' alone.


2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Arab Strap Album, 31 July 2002
This review is from: Philophobia (Audio CD)
I think Arab Strap may be an acquired taste - you either like their melodic sound coupled with at times cringingly uncomfortable lyrics, or you find it irritating. They are certainly a very different band and probably the best thing ever to come out of Falkirk (perhaps that's not saying much though!) The title makes me think a bit of a 15 year old 'indie kid' trying to be clever and profound; it feels naive and cumbersome. But this and the two naked portraits suit the album content perfectly. The lyrics throughout the album are at once trivial and meaningful: the after pub argument story in Here We Go is a really good example.
Sometime Arab Strap's albums just sound like moaning, this time however they got it very right.

Ten Sorrowful Mysteries
Ten Sorrowful Mysteries
Price: 18.47

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem, 31 July 2002
This review is from: Ten Sorrowful Mysteries (Audio CD)
For those that know Monica Queen and Johnny Smillie from the fantastic "Thrum" of about ten years ago will be pleased with this long overdue release. It's nothing like Thrum's Neil Young inspired heavy guitar sound, it has a very wistful quality. Queen sings a lot at the very top of her register, and the effect is that it sounds like her voice is just about to crack or drift away into nothing. The lyrics are poignant, rather than gloomy; this is not an album to put on just before going out on a Friday, but it is one you will listen to over and over again. I haven't heard an album that manages to sound this individual and of such quality in years.

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