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The Weight Of Your Love
The Weight Of Your Love
Price: 7.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real grower, 7 Aug 2013
This review is from: The Weight Of Your Love (Audio CD)
I agree so much with those reviews that say this album improves with listens. I have all their albums and this is definitely the most consistently good across all tracks- their first two albums had stand out songs but the odd song you would skip. Their third, IMO, was not my favourite - at it's best, stunning (You Dont Know Love/The Boxer) but the extra tracks being noisy horrible affairs in contrast. This 4th album is much better- just a pleasure to listen and every track a masterpiece. You can tell it's been we'll honed over a longer period. My favourites being Sugar, The Phone Book and the bristling pop song Formaldehyde. Least favourite probably the slightly plodding Bird of Prey- good song but the drum track is a bit monotonous - could do with more breaks and work. The extra tracks are well worth buying- three v good strong melodic tracks + two instrumentals which add to the originals. There have been some good new CDs this year and this is one of my favourites.

John Shuttleworth -Southern Softies [DVD]
John Shuttleworth -Southern Softies [DVD]
Dvd ~ Graham Fellows
Price: 14.56

4.0 out of 5 stars Better than Nice Up North - worth seeing!, 4 Oct 2010
Ooph..John and Ken are up to their antics again down south. it's well worth seeing, so funny in parts, some good new ditties including the title song and a few more!

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefold Digipack)
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefold Digipack)
Offered by Super Duper
Price: 1.98

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album but not quite as good as X&Y, 1 July 2008
Great album, but is missing the polish of X&Y. The additional, untitled "double" tracks disturb the fluidy of the listen imo.
Viva la Vida is the standout track, I also particularly like Lovers In Japan.
After listening for a week I took X&Y off the shelf and played objectively - it's still the band at their peak (with the exception of the sickly Fix You - which thank goodness the new album doesn't repeat!)

Our Love To Admire
Our Love To Admire
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best yet, 10 April 2008
This review is from: Our Love To Admire (Audio CD)
i just discovered this band a few months ago. Having listened to all three of their albums I feel their latest is the most polished and best.
Standout tracks - Rest my Chemistry, Pace is the Trick and Mamouth are fantastic. The rest are all growers and really gel the album unlike their first album and to a smaller extent Antics. In the similar vein as one of my current favourite bands, the Editors they come a very close second, and edge towards the mainstream of band like the Killers. Give it a listen!

An End Has A Start [Special Edition Digipak]
An End Has A Start [Special Edition Digipak]
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 13.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 22 Jun 2007
A big progression to bring mainstream appeal - and that's what this band deserve - compared with last album Back Room think of Rush of a Blood to the Head compared to X&Y - bigger, more powerful, more clarity, tighter production and most of all stronger melody.

Smokers is a predictable 1st single - very Snow Patrolly sounding but much stonger melody and depth - good time to release it just before July 1st England smoking ban (not that it's anything to do with that).

My pick of the tracks after a few listens....

Title track An End Has a Start is a great song - typical Editors and needs to be a future single. Cracking guitar.

Weight of the World is unbelievable - on first listen brought tears to my eyes for some reason - the chorus is fantastic - poignant and powerful - my favouite song of the year.

Racing Rats - great how this song moves along - stupendous!

Push Your Head Towards the Air - this is marvellous sounding very Coldplayesque...

Think mixture of Embrace/Coldplay/Snow Patrol with Divine Comedy vocal.

Great mix - this is the top album of 2007 for me so far.

The Best Of Depeche Mode Volume One
The Best Of Depeche Mode Volume One
Offered by davehopetrading
Price: 6.91

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, unique, innovative and influential band (that are still around actually!), 8 Nov 2006
If you only want the big hits and/or never really listened to them before this is an ok collection. However, as a longtime fan i'd recommend a new listener dig a bit deeper and buy Singles 86-98 plus Violator(1989) and Songs of Faith & Devotion(1993) where the true pinnacle of the group's material can be heard. Much as Joe Public thinks of Depeche Mode as a band of the early 80's their truly great period was the early 90's -when their album sales and huge stadium concerts surpassed anything done previously and since.

This New Day
This New Day
Offered by Lifes Essentials
Price: 5.09

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an unbelievable classic!, 28 Mar 2006
This review is from: This New Day (Audio CD)
Stunning. Only one word for it. Now this band will really get what they deserve. What they need to do now is get back in the studion before the purple patch of song writing dries out!
Target, Sainted, Even Smaller Stones and Exploding Machines, Can't Come Down - powerful, melodic, melancholic, masterpieces!
Target should be the England World Cup song - the lyrics sort of fit - a guaranteed No.1 !!

Price: 7.42

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lifelines - excellent new A-Ha album, 14 July 2002
This review is from: Lifelines (Audio CD)
Similar to bands like Depeche Mode who are still active at least 20 years after their formation, A-Ha are (on the whole) only appreciated in the UK by fans of music who dare to have their own view and opinion on music and don't conform to the fodder/mass marketed pap predominantly played on TV and radio. This album truly is superb and blows away all the current rubbish in the charts - moody themes, fantastic new synth sounds, interesting stuctured songs and of course that voice! Title track 'Lifelines' is one of the best - a real 'grower'. 'A Little Bit' is also one of my favourites and 'White Canvas' is a provocative ballad that I rate. I don't like 'Afternoon High' or 'Oranges on Apple Trees' very much but that's personal taste. 'Cannot Hide' is classic A-Ha aswell - some good agressive rythms and DM like sounds. 'Turn the Lights Down' and 'Time & Again' are slightly light weight (as I prefer the darker songs) but nevertheless excellent. 'You Wanted More' and 'Forever Not Yours' sound great and are true A-Ha gems. Definitely recommend this album - hope the group know there are multitude of fans who really appreciate this output!!

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