Mr. Robert Murphy

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Third ~ Portishead
Third ~ Portishead
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portishead get heavy, 20 May 2008
A lot of people have a lot goodwill towards Portishead. Me included. I loved the first two albums but when I first heard Third I was a bit disappointed and found it pretty irritating. But I've listened to it several times, and it's grown in a way the previous two didn't. There are some really inventive, edgy, quirky, clever moments on 'Third' to songs stopping, to using unusual instruments, experimental percussion. If anything, the first single, Machine Gun, is one of my least favourite songs. Third starts off with radio voice over bubbling up, music getting faster, more intense, Beth Gibbon finally coming in and then - silence! There are some beautifully dreamy moments like 'Hunter' and… Read more
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (2 Disc Editio&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Eric Sykes
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Why does everyone keep going on about how disappointing this film is? The series is getting better with each episode and this is definitely the best.

The two and a half hours fly by, the acting - particularly by Brendan Gleeson and Miranda Richardson - is delicious. And I think Michael Gambon is better as Dumbledore than Richard Harris. He has far more humanity.

This film must have been a nightmare to plan - dealing with very dark scenes, handling the pupils' advent into puberty, the special effects etc. I think the producers and director pulled it off pretty well. Compare this set of films with any other fantasy ones - Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, James Bond. The… Read more
Portishead ~ Portishead
Portishead ~ Portishead
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Second album blues..., 11 Mar 2006
If this had been Portishead's first album, everyone would be raving that it was the greatest thing that ever happened in early nineties music. It wasn't and people aren't. And while there aren't quite the high points of Dummy - Like Sour Times, Roads and Glory Box, I think this second offering is more consistent than the debut. All Mine, Over, Only You are all fine songs. It's claustrophobic and classy, it's blue and brooding. I wish Beth Gibbon would sing more, she has quite an amazing voice. Portishead rock. Please can they release something again soon?

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