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Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden [DVD] [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Lady Gaga
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I bought this as a present for my Gaga-loving wife and boy were we disappointed? Not with the visual aspect of Gaga's triumphant final night at Madison Square Garden but the sound. It sounds like someone didn't plug her vocal mic into the desk properly or recorded the sound from the back of the (massive) venue as it's boomy, echoey and indistinct. What you get here is superb visual quality and detail and really grim audio; the sort of audio one used to get from a cassette-recorded live bootleg back in the eighties! Gaga does the business and is incredible live but the DVD is let down by the poor audio side and, it must be said, her lengthy chats with the audience. If HBO can remaster… Read more
Happiness ~ Hurts
Happiness ~ Hurts
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I started hearing things about this Mancunian duo Hurts back in the spring. I came across their website and took them up on their offer of a free download of the forthcoming single Better Than Love. Wow! This song had so much going for it and I was blown away. From then on I signed up to the email newsletter, fanned them on Facebook and that was it really. For the first time in years, I was really looking forward to buying the album and seeing them live. They haven't disappointed.

Happiness is a very strong album and an exceptional debut. This is no ordinary release; blood, sweat, tears and many years of committed work have gone into this and you can tell. Whilst it… Read more
Methods Of Dance ~ Various Artists
Methods Of Dance ~ Various Artists
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
To say that I enjoyed the two original compilations is somewhat of an understatement as I played them almost incessantly. I still have the first album on original cassette and it's brilliant. It's interesting to see here that the title track - Japan's exquisite Methods Of Dance (from Gentlemen Take Polaroids) - doesn't feature and their later The Art Of Parties does but most of the real highlights from either album are present including Devo's superb Going Under and BEF's Groove Thang.

The previous reviewer was right about the dub version of Do Or Die: apparently it was the first track to be finished when Martin Rushett set about remixing Dare (for the subsequent Love & Dancing… Read more

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