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Crimes ~ Blood Brothers
Crimes ~ Blood Brothers
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Some people were concerned that for the Blood Brothers' first major label release that they would be made to tone down both their lyrics and their ear destroying rhythms. They were wrong.
Crimes, if anything, is an even better album than the fantastic Burn, Piano Island, Burn. On this album they show that they can do the full range of songs; from almost acoustic on the title track to the drum rupturing final part of Rats for Candy. Burn, Piano Island, Burn was at times difficult to listen to all the way through, and even more difficult to perform live, leading perhaps to a more balanced album this time.
The lyrics are spectacularly dark and disturbing; the images that the band… Read more
The Getaway (PS2) by Sony
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Getaway, a game which wants to be a film. It's sort of typical of the gaming genre that if this had been written as a film, it would have gotten nowhere near production.
The game has many problems. It's very glitchy in places. Walking through car doors, meeting your character twice, the camera angle suddenly flying around when you're fighting, other things that are amusing the first time they inadvertently happen, annoying the next.
The story line isn't original. The dialogue and acting of the cut scenes is dire. All the women appear to have been beaten around the head with a fire extinguisher, even the so-called "stunning" Yasmin, who you travel around with in later… Read more
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place ~ Explosions in the Sky
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place ~ Explosions in the Sky
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of 2003, 14 Nov 2003
Forget your Coheed & Cambrias' and Mars Voltas', this is the album of 2003. Explosions in the Sky return with the best post-rock album since gybe! bombarded us with lift yr. skinny fists!.
If you loved Those Who Tell The Truth... on first listen you may be a little disappointed, as this album is a lot more melodic, laying off the well-used distortion pedal. Some would think this would make EITS lose their edge; wrong. The result we have is 5 tracks of pure beauty, with slow builds and superb percussion. Each track draws the listener further in, making you wonder whether the cd can get any better as it progresses. Amazingly, it does, even bringing in the distortion once or twice… Read more

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