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Year Of The Black Rainbow (Special Edition)
Year Of The Black Rainbow (Special Edition)
Price: 14.60

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't go on your first impression, it REALLY grows on you, 18 April 2010
As others have noted, its a bit different this one. There's only one proper guitar solo of note in the whole album, and given that I loved them for their solos, this should be a deal breaker - it isn't.

This album in some ways moves back to the more straightforward metal of their earlier albums, but with the maturity gained in the years between. There's a few ballads, but they're not remotely soppy, but instead break the album up nicely, as the rest is pretty relentless and powerful metal.

I personally was mostly a fan of their more prog inspired songs, the ones that are usually a series of four of five 10 minute or more songs at the end of their albums. I can't personally see that much prog in this one, but it still feels like a Coheed and Cambria album, so you wont be dissapointed.

The major thing to note here is that I HATED it on first listen, and now 5 or 6 listens down the line (on seperate days), I love it, and would probably put it down as their joint second best album, behind "Good Apollo...", joint with "In keeping secrets..".

Give it 5 or 6 listens before you judge it, i'm sure you'll love it. And hopefully by the next album they'll have fused the energy of this one with the incredible 5 minute long, twin guitar solos of "Good Apollo..".


Trust Wireless Optical Deskset DS-3400D UK
Trust Wireless Optical Deskset DS-3400D UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the money, 12 Jan 2009
For around 20 delivered, you get an extremely slimline wireless keyboard and an ergonomically satisfying mouse. They work perfectly at over 6m away (as far as ive tested) and are responsive. Keyboard has a low action, much like a laptop, which is satisfying. However, the extreme slimness of the keyboard causes you to have your wrists above your hands if using a keyboard wrist wrest, but this justs takes some getting used to.
Used on my PS3 and in a home cinema set up as part of a media centre pc - suits it perfectly.


Southland Tales [DVD]
Southland Tales [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dwayne Johnson
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 3.69

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but satisfying film from a promising director, 7 July 2008
This review is from: Southland Tales [DVD] (DVD)
I'll keep this short, unlike the film. It's a bit of a sprawling mess, but a beautifully shot and skillfully directed one. The musical score by Moby is exquisite at very least - probably the best I have ever heard in a film. With the choice of songs used in the film on a par with Richard Kelly's previous film, Donnie Darko - giving the film added weight at just the right moments.
If you keep in mind that it is intended as a SATIRE, then it's not such a difficult viewing. However if viewed as a serious film, then it can become extremely tiresome and you will find yourself asking "are they serious? or is this a joke?" at many points. Despite its many flaws and messy structure, I found myself extremely satisfied and glad to have "experienced" such a film when the end credits started scrolling - not in the profound way that I had at the end of Donnie Darko, but it was there none-the-less.
In short, a flawed attempt at a David Lynch style film, in Richard Kelly's already unmistakable style - worth a view if a fan of either.

Also, Seann William Scott's performance was surprisingly very good given his previous efforts.


The Reminder
The Reminder
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 4.57

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars feisty, 27 Feb 2008
This review is from: The Reminder (Audio CD)
What you would get if u mixed Jeff Buckley and Kate Bush. Vocal tone is impeccable, alongside some brilliant song writing and arrangements. The freshest album you'll hear for a while, without being obsessed with being cutting edge. Well worth buying, as it has true longevity.....


Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness: 3
Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness: 3
by Coheed and Cambria
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.19

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Confused, 7 Dec 2007
Like the other reviews, I was a little confused as to what this book is. So I looked it up, and it seems this Hal leonard book is a tab book (look at the large image of the front cover, it says something about these being the live versions of the songs, in the top left corner - image of a guitar). I've just ordered it, so when it arrives I'll write another "review" to confirm.

Update:
I've got it now and to put it simply: It is the guitar tab of the album as well as normal guitar notation of the album. Also with lyrics below the notes. Brilliant too. So buy this if you want to play Coheed.


Tales Don't Tell Themselves (Uk Cd)
Tales Don't Tell Themselves (Uk Cd)
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 4.90

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult third album - a decent, solid effort, 23 May 2007
Ok, to start off it's not anywhere near as bad as some people are saying - I was expecting something like Avril Lavigne by the tone of other reviews. Admittedly, if you listened to "Casually dressed....." then this, you probably wouldn't realise it's the same band, but there's bound to be some change in a band after a few years, they're meant to evolve. Its not so much it's a bad album - it reminds me more of Lostprophets than Snow patrol, as another reviewer mentioned (they're not so much post-hardcore "emo" anymore, but more up-beat mainstream punk rock, probably due to lack of screaming in this album) - it's just as if they've recorded the record and in an attempt to break the mainstream, turned the sound down on the drums and guitars (the same old FFAF patterns are there in the music, just at lower levels). They seem to be following a similar pattern to My chemical romance; not so much in their sound, but in the fact they both had the more "hardcore" 1st album (loved by the "real" fans), slightly more mainstream but altogether more solid 2nd album (loved by all fans), then went for a risky concept album for their 3rd. This is also true of Coldplay ("Parachutes" originally a success with the indie scene, "Rush of blood..." the big mainstream success, "X&Y" a concept album about Chris Martin) and most probably many other bands that now have mainstream success - which must have been the aim of this album. So basically, loyal fans will feel cheated, but this album may well find the band mainstream success. I suspect that this one is going to be one of those albums that grows on you and will end up being far more accessible than previous FFAF albums. "Out of reach" is probably the only song that stands out as true old FFAF style track. But there are plenty of good tracks on here, albeit in a slightly blander vain than "Hours" or "Casually dressed...". Definitely worth buying, but not as good as either previous albums (or older EP's if you like a good bit of screaming with your vocals). Just needs to be played loud to make it really sound like FFAF.


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