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Dig out Your Soul
Dig out Your Soul
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £2.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good,not great., 20 Oct 2008
This review is from: Dig out Your Soul (Audio CD)
I'll get the positives out of the way- The Shock Of The Lightning is a classic single, Falling Down is a great Noel-sung song,which in itself seems surprising as they have often been an endurance test since Be Here Now's Magic Pie (does anyone like Sunday Morning Call?) and the first half of the album is amazing (up to the aforementioned Falling Down). However, the rest is poor at best. Noel needs to exercise a bit more quality control-I'm sure it's no coincidence that the rubbish songs were written by other band members (To Be Where There's Life,The Nature Of Reality,Soldier On,Ain't Got Nothin). Make no mistake,this is miles better than what for me are the obvious Oasis low points (Standing on the Shoulder of Giants and Heathen Chemistry),and is definitely worth your money.


Some Bizzare Artists: Redefining the Prologue 1981-2006
Some Bizzare Artists: Redefining the Prologue 1981-2006
Offered by relics_records
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the all-time great labels., 20 Oct 2008
Some Bizarre,in it's heyday, released music by artists as diverse (and brilliant) as Foetus, The The, Marc And The Mambas, Soft Cell, Test Dept and the immortal Einsturzende Neubauten. This compilation includes some highlights from the first 25 years of the label, and most of it is phenomenal. One minor problem for me is the inclusion of a new remix of Soft Cell's Memorabilia (which clearly wasn't going to be a patch on the Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing version). But i'm nitpicking,this is a great introduction to a legendary label.


Sheila [DISC 1] [7" VINYL]
Sheila [DISC 1] [7" VINYL]

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy this,ignore the album, 20 Oct 2008
This review is from: Sheila [DISC 1] [7" VINYL] (Vinyl)
Sheila is head and shoulders above everything else on Jamie T's debut album Panic Prevention,and this single also includes a great duet (of sorts) with Lily Allen (Rawhide). Buy this and ignore the album.


American Supreme (Limited Edition)
American Supreme (Limited Edition)
Offered by cd_lp
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 20 Oct 2008
American Supreme is a great example of a slow-burner:- on first listen,it makes almost no sense at all. However,given time it is very much a worthy inclusion to the Suicide back catalogue,and one of the best albums of the noughties (no-one has though of a better name for it then that?).


The Mayan Prophecies for 2012
The Mayan Prophecies for 2012
by Gerald Benedict
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.62

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wake from your spiritual amnesia!, 29 Sep 2008
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
If you want to read a book where the author attacks you for being an idiot,read this!


And Maybe A Tree Will Rise Out Of Me
And Maybe A Tree Will Rise Out Of Me
Price: £4.70

2.0 out of 5 stars Dull.So very,very dull., 29 Sep 2008
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This album is painfully boring.Influences from jazz and soul are put into a blender and come out as WALLPAPER.There is no need to bother with this when you get Erykah Badu's astonishing New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) - UK Edition instead.


Bat Cat
Bat Cat
Offered by Head Of The Rugged River
Price: £39.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On fire!, 29 Sep 2008
This review is from: Bat Cat (Audio CD)
I genuinely believe that the music Mogwai are creating right now amongst the best they have ever done.The title track,taken from the phenomenal album The Hawk Is Howling is a great example of heavy-Mogwai,on a par with 'Mogwai Fear Satan' or 'Glasgow Mega-Snake'.Second track Stupid Prick Gets Chased By The Police And Loses His Slut Girlfriend (No-one does titles like Mogwai!)is on the opposite end of the Mogwai sound,and has a much less linear structure than Batcat.It's just as good though.And,last but not least,comes Devil Rides,featuring Roky Erikson (most well known for the Thirteenth Floor Elevators' You're Gonna Miss Me).While some may have been hoping for some kind of unholy alliance between My Bloody Valentine and Red Temple Prayer,what we actually get is a hushed ballad (plus xylophone!) that deserves to be heard,and makes this EP truly essential.


Scott Walker: The Rhymes of Goodbye
Scott Walker: The Rhymes of Goodbye
by Lewis Williams
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read, 29 Sep 2008
Given that there is a surprisingly low number of Scott Walker-related books,this should be recommended to most Scott-fans.Admittedly those expecting something on the level of Revolution in the Head: "Beatles" Records and the Sixties may be disappointed,as this doesn't feature the same level of musicological analysis.This book is in fact a witty,easy read which most fans of Scott Walker will enjoy.At times the opinions expressed by the author are somewhat difficult to agree with,for me at least (a good example being criticizing the peerless Tilt for it's "forced humour" but claiming that the 'jokes' in The Drift are seamless) but it's never less than interesting.Buy it,but don't expect anything too deep.


Television
Television
Price: £7.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good,as reformations go., 8 Sep 2008
This review is from: Television (Audio CD)
Bands reforming and making new music don't have a great history: see Free As A Bird, Forth, Zeitgeist, etc. but Television's third album marked a great improvement on second album Adventure: Remastered & Expanded. The only weak point is Tom Verlaine's vocals,which aren't as good as they were on Marquee Moon.


Autopsy (Discography)
Autopsy (Discography)
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £15.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 8 Sep 2008
This review is from: Autopsy (Discography) (Audio CD)
I don't pretend to be an expert in this particular genre of music,but what I do know is that I enjoyed all but one song on this compilation (Why cover King Crimson? tad pointless,no?). And that is not bad.


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