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Sex : Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die
Sex : Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die
Price: 8.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars now THATS what i call music, 9 Oct 2003
sometimes, when you get to a certain age it becomes easy to get disillusioned with music. as the charts become increasingly more banal and the artists we (the music lover) are supposed to love - bore us silly (radiohead, coldplay stand up). however, this compilation is a potent reminder of why music is my only tue obsession. mentioning individual tracks on this cd is pretty pointless, but any collection that doesn't have any count 5 or sonics in it is a barren place.
buy this album, play it loud and remember that pop music is supposed to be fun, sexy and irreverent


About A Boy
About A Boy
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: 1.93

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars year of the boy, 7 Mar 2002
This review is from: About A Boy (Audio CD)
firstly i'm a very lucky man - i've had this album now for a few weeks (for my sins i work in the evil music industry). for anybody who loved badly drawn boy's debut album 'hour of the bewilderbeast' (and lets face it - if you didn't what's the MATTER with you??!!) - this soundtrack album is going to be essential listening for the next few months. it - like its predecessor rewards and rewards with each listening -so that what sounds maybe slight on first listen beguiles and bewitches in time. sonically the album has more of the sheen of his re-recorded 'spitting in the wind' (not suprising as this is the first time damon has used a 'proper' producer)and may dissappoint those who revelled in the lo-fi quality of HOTB.
but honestly buy this record - cos with it gough has confirmed himself as the best songwriter this country (or any for that matter) has right now.
enjoy, enjoy, enjoy


Geogaddi
Geogaddi
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 8.34

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars its here now, but you still have to be patient..., 19 Feb 2002
This review is from: Geogaddi (Audio CD)
its very rare these days that i find myself racing down to my local record shop on a monday morning to buy an album on its day of release - whether this is down to the current musical climate or signs of old age is another debate. however... Geogaddi was an album i'd literally been waiting for - for years. so i've had it for over 24 hours now and still feel none the wiser. sure its sounds very much like boards of canada - pastoral soundscapes rudely awakened by huge breakbeats - check. disorientating childrens voices - check etc, etc - but every time i put the damn thing on it seems to regress further and futher from my grip.
This by the way is a good thing. how many albums do you buy - love on first listen and get bored with after a week or two?? this ain't gonna happen with Geogaddi - much like its predecessor this is an album that yeilds more (and less) with every listen.
Electronica is one of few musical genres right now that makes you feel like your glimpsing into a near-distant future. boards of canada are probably the finest exponents of this 'faceless' genre.
fancy a bit of the future?... here it is


Don't Breathe a Word
Don't Breathe a Word
Offered by kevin26821
Price: 7.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's the quiet ones you have to watch, 22 Nov 2001
This review is from: Don't Breathe a Word (Audio CD)
as a music fan there really is nothing more depressing than seeing a real talent confined to obscurity or'cultdom'. right now kevin tihista is probably the most affecting singer-songwriter on either side of the atlantic - but for reasons that are frankly beyond me he remains almost unknown.
thus far tihista has released the fantastic 3 track ep loose the dress, an ep on rough trade and now this full length debut. you'll read descriptions of the music elswhere (for my money i'm saying john lennon/eric mathews/ lilac time / todd rungdren)but what really matters is how the music(and the words) make you FEEL. i defy anybody to listen to the title track of this record and not feel a tug at the heartstings, equally if the envoloping, hypnotic chords of doctor don't make your stomach feel giddy then maybe you need to see one.
if you've stumbled upon this page by accident - do yourself a favour SERIOUSLY and buy this record - why be content with second best??


In Ribbons
In Ribbons

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars strangely contemporary, 10 Oct 2001
This review is from: In Ribbons (Audio CD)
when this album was released in the mid nineties - the pale saints were already, commercially speaking a spent force. seen as 'shoegazing' bandwagon jumpers - the press had almost washed their hands of them. however for those who'd enjoyed the previous album and couldn't wait for a new my bloody valentine album (still bloody waiting!) - a treat was in store. in fact, of all the albums credited to the shoegazing scene this is one that still stands up as a bloody good record. From the pure visceral pop of the opening track through to the swooning, languid beauty of the last,this is an album that i can still play to this day - not as some nostalgia trip, but because this is an album that yeilds something new with each listen. which, lets face it is more than can be said for slowdive or chapterhouse...
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