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Killer in the Shadows: The Monstrous Crimes of Robert Napper
Killer in the Shadows: The Monstrous Crimes of Robert Napper
by Laurence J. Alison
Edition: Paperback

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A shallow account., 17 Jun 2010
This is a terrible account of the hideous crimes of Robert Napper, as I read the book it became obvious that the author had no more information on the subject than anyone else who has access to the internet. They happily mock the efforts of Paul Britton but don't acknowledge the fact they have obviously used his book to flesh out their own account of the crimes. From the cover and description I was expecting a detailed investigation into Robert Napper and some of his motivations and deviences etc, instead all you get is nothing more than a pamphlet of newspaper stories. Terrible.
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The Defamation of Strickland Banks
The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 3.50

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let Plan B do his thing!, 18 April 2010
I am a massive fan of Plan B's first album and was intrigued to hear that he had completely changed his sound. Make no mistake this is a huge turn in direction, but he delivers his soul voice equally as well as his rapping one. He is obviously a very talented musician - making an album as exciting and high in quality as his first, the fact that he is equal in totally opposite styles is a testament to this talent. I don't understand these people who are knocking him for sounded like Will Young! This is a million miles away from a Will Young album - all the songs center around a bloke put in prison and his fear of being surrounded by murderers and rapists, last time I checked this is not the sort of content on a Radio 2 playlist. Ben Drew has grown up - it would be a shame if he continued to make music about life on a grime estate, the world has opened up to him and his music reflects that. So the people who like to use words like 'Da' in their reviews should let him get paid and let him get laid. How often do we have an a British artist with his integrity enjoying success? He's not Will Young and he's not the X Factor - in a time when the nations dreadful radion stations fill the air waves with total dross we should celebrate him, not bemoan him for moving on. For those who want a top up of the nastier sound to life go listen to Freddy Foxx and Immortal Technique's back catalogue. Let Plan B do his thing and admire him for breaking out of the manor.

Return of Dr Octagon
Return of Dr Octagon

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The return of our favourite doctor!, 19 Aug 2006
This review is from: Return of Dr Octagon (Audio CD)
Kool Keith returns with probably his most famous alter-ego Dr Octagon. Gone are the Mowax heavy beats replaced by an 80's esque techno vibe. On the whole I like the new sound, Kool Keith's left-field lyrics are on full display in the opening 4 tracks along with the usual sexually inappropriate Dr Octagon skits. The album is an eclectic mix of sounds, one minute there is a fairground style tune which gets faster and faster then you have some heavy scratching before he rounds off with an eastern european/Russian sound. It makes for exciting listening! I was hoping to find some tracks like he did with Dan the Automator on "A Much Better Tomorrow" - under the name 'Sinister 6000' but this doesn't happen and by the end of the album I'm left feeling as if it could have been awesome but just misses the mark slightly. However the final track with Princess Superstar is for me the standout one of the album and one which has you reaching for the repeat button. Welcome back Dr!

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