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Do It Again
Do It Again
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Electronica doesn't get any better than this!, 6 Dec 2014
This review is from: Do It Again (Audio CD)
Simply a terrific electronica album bringing out the very best in Robyn and Röyksopp - you won't hear anything better coming out this year. A musical marriage made in heaven. Other reviews already go into all the detail, not much left for me to say other than that if you read this review, just get the album. Highly condensed stuff, doesn't get any better and will be one to come back again and again for years. For those who have not yet explored Robyn's and Röyksopp's back catalogue, try this and if you like it you'll love the rest of their stuff too!


Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant (Expert Consult - Online and Print) (2-Volume Set), 9e (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Fanaroff))
Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant (Expert Consult - Online and Print) (2-Volume Set), 9e (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Fanaroff))
by Richard J. Martin MBBS FRACP
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £200.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Great offer - excellent amazon marketplace merchant, 19 Jan 2012
No need to say much about this tome, I suppose. You're interested in it, you'll know it is one of the leading, perhaps the leading, textbook of neonatology.

It is a beautiful and very informative book. Although some say such books are outdated I still like to have a reference on my shelf. Since buying it I have come back to it quite a lot and the chapters I looked at so far have all been authoritative and comprehensive, yet very readable.

This is only to say the marketplace merchant I purchased it from offered a price far better than all competitors, so much so I was even getting worried s.th. might not be quite right.

There was no need to - the book that I received very promptly is the most recent edition, and it arrived well packed and undamaged.

Could not be more happy.
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Automatic for the People
Automatic for the People
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Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars REM's greatest effort - one of the great albums of all time., 21 Jan 2011
REM got everything right on this album.

It is made of the most beautiful, moving and absorbing stuff. It is also so cohesive.

There are a couple or so of the greatest rock anthems of all time.

However, such is the quality of this record that even 'Everybody Hurts' is not a standout track, the rest is just as good, complementing it perfectly.

I personally love the 'New Orleans ..' instrumental, don't know why people object against it. Would not want to miss this track, would change the whole perfect balance this record has. It is another wounderful piece of music, showing off the mastery of the band playing (yes, playing!) with evocative moods and sounds, which, when Michael Stipe sings, so often plays second fiddle. In my view, 'New Orleans ..' is another gem that makes the album what it is - a truly great album!

If you don't know it - just get it. If you know it - you are likely to have it already.


The Archandroid
The Archandroid
Price: £6.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stunning - a true masterpiece!, 23 Nov 2010
This review is from: The Archandroid (Audio CD)
5 stars, nothing less. Music does not come any better than this.

Mixes all kinds of styles, impossible to classify and defying description by me. It is not a Jack-of-all-parades, master-of-nothing affair; Janelle Monae is spilling over with ideas, but remains totally in control - she is a master of everything as she showcases on this album her very own and recognisable musical cosmos.

Effortlessly exciting, and so authoritative at her young age already; Janelle Monae is extraordinarily talented.

This concept album is majestic and breathtaking in scope and execution. There is very little out there of such breadth and depth, and so entertaining as well. No duff tracks or moments in my view.

It is quite an extraordinary treat, easily on par with the Gorillaz and Robyn offerings of this year. Gets better and better on repeat listenings.

What is she going to come up with next, I wonder!? She could become one of the greats of all time if she continues like that.

Tip: Get the first album as well, which is excellent too. However, the first album did not copy onto my iTunes due to some copy protection that I could do nothing about. Get the download which is quite a bargain at 2 or 3 quid.


Songs In The Key Of Life
Songs In The Key Of Life
Price: £11.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest of one of the Greatest, 2 May 2010
Simply the greatest album he ever did. He composed, produced, sang and played most of the instruments (bar the horns, bass, and some female backing vocals, I think).

There has rarely been such a consistently stunning album by any artist. One wonderful track is followed by the next. It still sounds great today.

My very personal favourite is the very first track 'Love's In Need Of Love Today', but that is just a personal choice.

It marked the zenith Stevie Wonder's career, following 'Talking Book' and 'Innervisions', great albums in their own right.

He did only little more good stuff thereafter on his next two albums; 'Hotter Than July' had some good moments ('Happy Birthday'), and 'The Secret Life of Plants' has not been recognised for its greatness in trying to show the non-blind how a blind person can 'see' with sounds and music. However, by but then his zenith was clearly over and nothing since has ever come anywhere near the stellar heights of 'Songs In The Key Of Life'.


The Family Jewels
The Family Jewels
Price: £3.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop gem of the year - so far, 24 Mar 2010
This review is from: The Family Jewels (Audio CD)
This really is one fun record - what a great debut!

There are very few reviewers who don't seem to realise what kind of pop gem they have reviewed. Seems to me they have not paid attention when they listened to this album - it is a brilliant pop album.

I was a bit critical at first, wasn't sure about Marina after watching a few video clips I saw on the web. How lucky am I that I gave this album a go - after a number of listens, the tracks drilled their way into my ear canals and I cannot extricate them any more.

To me it is obvious that Marina and The Jewels are not a one trick pony - there is a lot of maturity and substance. Her lovely band supports her wonderfully, you can hear the fun they had resording this album. Each track rewards numerous listens, not because the hooks need that much time togrow on you, but because there is so much little detail that only repeated (and again repeated) listening will reveal. This is pop with complex arrangements, but there are no moments that are cluttered, overarranged or clumsy. Triangles, accordions, violins, ... - all are used to great atmospheric effect.

There are some clear references to Lene Lovich, and also the long forgotten and fabulous Les Rita Mitsouko's from France. Yet this is thoroughly up-to-date, and Marina and her band take no shortcuts - the band clearly enjoy presenting us with this sumptuous slice of pop.

This album oozes the class I would have hoped for from the latest offering of Alphabeat (that unfortunately does not even come close to the genius of the first album).

Only album of the same calibre I heard this year is the Gorillaz album.

This is going to be all over the radio all summer. Deservedly (and how lucky are we!)


5:55
5:55
Price: £8.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut - a slice of French pop!, 16 Mar 2010
This review is from: 5:55 (Audio CD)
Look at the other reviews available on the net and here at amazon for more background.

For those always on the listen for someting different - this is a beautiful album, and it is quite unique also. There is nothing quite like it.

My advice: if you're already interested, get it now. I don't see how you could be disappointed.


Invisible Shield Full Body Protector for the Samsung i8000 Omnia 2
Invisible Shield Full Body Protector for the Samsung i8000 Omnia 2

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent protection for your mobile, 16 Mar 2010
This protector is brilliant - you have to see it to believe. It really does what it says on the tin. Had my doubts before ordering and thought 'let's give it a go'.

Positively surprised - the material has a slightly rubbery feel, and the phone is less slippery in your hands as a by-effect.

It is virtually impossible to mark the surface, the material is extremely tough. so I don't use the sock anymore at all though, mind you, your device will not be protected against bumps/dents when dropped from a height.

Some might not like the rubbery feel on the touchscreen, though really it is no problem at all, with its responsiveness remaining unaffected.


Rhythm and Stealth
Rhythm and Stealth
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Price: £3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, perhaps great even - but no Leftism, 8 Feb 2009
This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
The problem of this album is its predecessor: the Leftism album, one of the greatest albums of all time (if you don't happen to know this already).
However, once I got over the fact that this is not Leftism Pt II and I realised that this is a very different beast altogether, and a worthy successor. It is best listened to with the volume knob cranked up, ideally on a seriously good HiFi and with some tolerant neighbours. This album does not go for the drilling, jubilant ecstasy of Leftism, this one creates vast musical spaces with an architectural feel reminiscent of Pink Floyd or Massive Attack. It has been put together very carefully, creating some very dark spaces, and reveals itself as a true grower that is getting better with each successive listen.
Thinking about it, it is not 'perhaps' great - it is truly great.


Leftism
Leftism
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Price: £4.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If this one isn't five stars - what is?, 8 Feb 2009
This review is from: Leftism (Audio CD)
This is an absolute landmark album. Not only is there is no filler track, there is not a single blink-of-an-eye filler moment. All extended mix-length tracks, a journey through a new era of dance, all in a way so very alike but then again each one so varied.
Have only today noted that there is a double CD version with some additional tracks & mixes (that I must get asap now) - this review, however, is about the original single CD.
A stunner, a must have for any music afficionado that likes electronica & dance.


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