D. Tranter

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Hitchcock 14 Disc Box Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Alfred Hitchcock
Hitchcock 14 Disc Box Set [DVD] DVD ~ Alfred Hitchcock
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Within this set are some of the greatest movies ever produced in the history of motion pictures. 'Rear Window', a story of a photographer who believes he has witnessed a murder, if only people would believe him, is Hitch's tour de force, capturing the essence of the mans film making technique. 'Psycho' is a well known piece of shock that still resonates 50 years after it first terrified audiences. 'Vertigo' a whirling masterpiece that rewards repeated viewings. 'Rope' an 80 minute claustrophobic piece that harks back to the Leopold and Loeb case of early 20th century Chicago. 'Marnie' and 'The Birds' are classic late Hitchcock. There are a couple of duds, notably 'Topaz' and 'Frenzy' but… Read more
& Yet & Yet ~ Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet ~ Do Make Say Think
Released in 2002 this is DMST crowning achievement, a little more consistant than previous records and more untamed than subsequent offerings. "Classic Noonlanding" gets things off nicely, leading off with a bass riff and taking 'lounge' to new heights, oh it's good, very good. "White Light Of" is the highlight of the album starting with a pulsating drum beat before delving into full blown space rock complete with horns, a 7 minute epic you don't want to end. The electronica of "Chinatown" provides a smooth transition to "Reitschule", a touchingly understated piece interspersed with sonic bombast, just when its safe to dream away a jolt of fusion beseeches you. "Soul And Onward" is almost… Read more
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (Gatefol&hellip ~ Coldplay
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I must admit I never expected to like this. After 3 listens my expectations were confirmed. There's too much lyrical and musical bloat here, Martin's quest to become a voice of a generation has gradually diluted Coldplay's sound to MOR mush, a rapid decline from 2000's excellent 'Parachutes'.

"Life In Technicolour" is a fantastic instrumental to kick off the album showing enthusiasm and it looks promising, a glorious acoustic guitar driven ditty. "Cemeteries Of London" unfortunately reminds me that im listening to Chris Martin, "...Through the dark streets they go searching to seek God in their own way" he could be speaking for all fans of the band, looking to their messiah to… Read more