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To Lose My Life ...
To Lose My Life ...
Price: 8.64

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a debut album, 10 Feb 2009
This review is from: To Lose My Life ... (Audio CD)
I've had the album now for a week and listened to it twice all the way through, and several tracks three or four times (seem to have heard To Lose My Life a zillion times elsewhere though). The album itself is quite good, but I wouldn't go over the top about it, although it's nice to hear rock music right in the public eye, and being listened to. The reason I felt I had to write a review was because of some of the over the top hype I was hearing. The one main thing I have to say is, Joy Division this ain't. To me it's got that stacatto drum beat that's slightly reminiscent of Joy Division, but it's not half as deep and dark, how could it be. With Ian Curtis singing, and the notorious loon Martin Hannett producing Unknown Pleasures, and Closer are much different. If you're looking for a comparison, I would say this album's got that Interpol sort of sound, or maybe The Editors, or The Killers. I've actually given it 3 stars but would probably have given it 3.5 if I could. Still I think that White Lies will be back, and with even better stuff next time.
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Damned Damned Damned
Damned Damned Damned

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic from 1977, 27 Oct 2007
This review is from: Damned Damned Damned (Audio CD)
The Damned were right at the cutting edge of UK punk in 1977, and to 16 year olds just getting into the music, this album was one of the classics. I'd never heard any US punk like Iggy or MC5, but now looking back you can tell what Brian James must have liked. The original and best Damned line up. This album is the Damned's best to, it's so raw. I used to go to a pub where New Rose got put on the juke box. In the end they took it off, as too many people kept coming in and putting it on over and over again. You've got to remember punk really hadn't caught on, particularly in the provinces. Hell, people still wore flares in my town in 1977. One of UK punks seminal moments.


Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 18.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic british pop punk, 27 Oct 2007
The Buzzcocks were right at the forefront of UK punk in 1977. If you were into punk then you can't have missed them. Pete Shelley is a great pop song writer, and the band really compliment the overall style of things, which is basically quite fast and rhythmic. I'm sure this album was voted as one of the best ever debuts. Not surprising really. With this CD you get the singles that were released just before (that never appeared on the original album). I'm sure it's not just my ears, but this album really doesn't sound very dated at all. The playing, production and engineering are all spot on. The Buzzcocks were one of the bands that turned Joy Division on to music. Now that can't be a bad thing. To any younger rock fans delving into the history of UK rock, this is a must have 5 star album.


The Clash [UK Version]
The Clash [UK Version]
Price: 6.69

5.0 out of 5 stars stands the test of time well, 27 Oct 2007
This review is from: The Clash [UK Version] (Audio CD)
When it was released, it was a must buy for all punks, as was the Sex Pistols. Oh how much better this has lasted than the Pistols. I prefer the original UK version, probably because it's so familiar. I bought all the singles so I got all the A and B sides of the early stuff anyway. I still play this album now, as with nearly all albums not all the tracks are 100% fantastic. Even so, the not so hot, don't last long (most of songs except Police and Thieves) don't go on. I never felt the need to get up and move the stylus on my record player and "skip" tracks. All in all, with hindsight this one of 1977s best albums, from a creative duo of Strummer and Jones who showed some classic writing skills. A milestone for rock music and well worth adding to your collection if you like that sound.


Closer
Closer
Price: 6.11

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in the top 25 albums ever, 29 Jan 2007
This review is from: Closer (Audio CD)
there's no escaping the fact that joy division were serious, very serious. the fact that ian curtis was suffering his own personal problems can be felt through the songs on this album. maybe through his music he was able to express just how he felt to others. this album was released not long after curtis death, and was imbued with all that surrounded his suicide. it's a testament to the remaining members that they were able to carry on as a group after this. anyway the music and lyrics are beautifully crafted, and the production make this album sound like it could have been recorded last week. there's always songs that you'll like better than others, but there aren't any fillers on this album. its just not that sort of album. it all fits together like the pieces of a jigsaw, and wouldn't be the same if it was ever re-issued with bonus tracks. as it turns out it was joy division's finest hour. who knows what might of happened.........


Fear Of Music
Fear Of Music
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 7.77

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Part 3 of a run of 4 excellent albums, 25 Jan 2007
This review is from: Fear Of Music (Audio CD)
There are loads of "Greatest Ever" and "Top 100" lists in magazines, on TV and the radio. There's really no point in trying make one album the greatest ever, as people's favourite music changes depending on so many different circumstances and variables. However there's no doubt in my mind that this album is "one of" the best albums ever made. OK so I'm a big fan, and of course that will always cloud my judgement, but careful listening to this album will bring you hours of pleasure. It's not easy listening pop, but hell its worth listening to. A definate 5 star album.


More Songs About Buildings And Food
More Songs About Buildings And Food
Price: 5.98

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Part two of the journey, 25 Jan 2007
It's your duty as music lovers to buy this album (and 77, Fear of Music, and Remain in Light). They represent the greatest works of one of popular music's innovative and unique bands ever. It's not just a few silly diehard fans who've given this 5 stars. Its people who really appreciate what David Byrne and the band did in the late seventies. "As the heart finds a good thing, the feeling is multiplied" ahhh! such a good thing.


Remain in Light [CD + DVDA]
Remain in Light [CD + DVDA]
Price: 12.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic, 18 Nov 2006
not much point in going into detail about the album, as the previous reviewers pretty much tell you everything you'll need to know. if you read the first review however, you will see one of the most relevant comments. this album was undoubtedly groundbreaking. it was the culmination of about 5 or 6 years of hard work and 4 albums, for david byrne and co, and with some help from eno they produced one of popular musics greatest moments. worth every penny.


The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 10.18

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ground breaker, 18 Nov 2006
don't know whether you're supposed to comment about other peoples reviews, but to only give this 1 star is bizarre. maybe somebody went out to buy a james last album, but got confused, and bought this by mistake, and then in their anger after realising their mistake had to give it just 1 star. my mother used to say that if you didn't have anything nice to say about something, better not to say anything at all. anyway this album is an absolute rock classic, some tracks better than others, but no duffers at all. i used to play my tennis racket in front of the mirror to this when i was 12, sigh!


Nevermind
Nevermind
Offered by Media Vortex
Price: 12.85

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars definately worth 5 stars, 18 Nov 2006
This review is from: Nevermind (Audio CD)
i'm quite old, and have listened to music, particularly rock music for years. when this album came along it clearly stuck out as something that would be talked about (even before kurt's untimely death) for years. not all bands hit it right on their first albums, and this is a case in point, when you listen to Bleach though, you can feel the rumblings. there must have been some particular set of magical circumstances that came together to make this sort of album happen (see my listmania list for those albums). as you can tell by reading all of the reviews, some people think that not all of the tracks are absolute classics, but which albums can you say that of anyway. this was an album that made the connection to youth, and brought many younger people back to listening to rock music at the time. OK so Nirvana weren't the first grunge band, they weren't the heaviest grunge band, but who cares. how some reviewers can only give this album 2 stars i just don't know. i'd love to know what constitutes a 5 star album. if your just getting into rock music then buy this album, as it represents one of the classics of the genre.


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