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Unbelievable Too
Unbelievable Too
Offered by Media Vortex
Price: £25.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UNBELIEVABLE 2 � DOUBLE CD COMPILATION, 1 July 2002
This review is from: Unbelievable Too (Audio CD)
The imaginatively titled follow up to 'Unbelievable' is one of those compilations that is sure to have you going "oh my God, remember this one" throughout it's one hundred and forty minuets of late 80's and early 90's chart hits.
Featuring many of the same artists as Volume One but with greater emphasis on dance as opposed to indie, this is a real trip down memory lane. Some of these songs haven't had an airing since 1990, and with good reason in a few cases (remember Oceanic?). However, even the tracks you don't like are sure to transport you back to a time when everything was "sound" and "groovy" and people in oversized Day-Glo shirts shouted "aciiiid" at each other in the streets. The Orb. Moby, Prodigy and The Stereo MC's. They're all here.
I can't recommend this highly enough!

Hands Clean
Hands Clean
Offered by Mattpuss
Price: £0.79

3.0 out of 5 stars ALANIS MORISSETTE � HANDS CLEAN, 1 July 2002
This review is from: Hands Clean (Audio CD)
It's been a while, but she's back with a new single "Hands Clean". I can't say I was frantic with excitement at the news. Here we go with more adolescent wailing about life, how ironic and heartbreaking, but ultimately rewarding it can be. At least that's what I was expecting. Actually this is rather different. This is a more confident and happy Alanis, less angsty. Her singing style less contrived and shrill. She may have lost some of her uniqueness but it's been a worthwhile trade off. Will it sell? Probably not, but this track has a sublime tune that sticks in your head for hours. Catchy but credible.
Nice one Alanis.

Mulholland Drive
Mulholland Drive
Offered by InfinityBuys
Price: £12.96

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MULHOLLAND DRIVE � SOUND TRACK, 1 July 2002
This review is from: Mulholland Drive (Audio CD)
Angelo Badalamenti's score loses much of it's eeriness without David Lynch's haunting images to accompany it. Nevertheless, that oppressive atmosphere is still present here. Reminiscent of his work on Twin Peaks, it is at times fleshed out with swaths of strings, and at others little more than extended passages of low rumbling noises.
A sprinkling of obscure but classic songs from the fifties provides some welcome light relief in the form of Sonny Boy Williamson, Milt Buckner and a truly bizarre a cappella version of Roy Orbison's "crying". This album has all that you might expect from a David Lynch soundtrack.
Worth a listen even if you're not a Lynch fan and an essential purchase if you are.

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