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Forever Delayed (Limited Edition) ~ Manic Street Preachers
Forever Delayed (Limited Edition) ~ Manic Street Preachers
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stop complaining, 26 Oct 2002
Let me just start by venting my anger about all these people who slag off this greatest hits package because its 'too commercial', and theres not enough from the Holy Bible on it. I too wish it included more songs from pre-Everything Must Go. But, this is a greatest hits album, not a best of compilation. If you want that, get your copies of the first three albums and make a tape/cd of your favourite tracks.
I'm usually not bothered by greatest hits albums, unless its of a band whose albums i dont own, and of whom i just want a taster. However, i will be buying this for the new songs and the remix cd. As another reviewer points out, they could have put b-sides on, and although i haven't… Read more
Open Heart Zoo ~ Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo ~ Martin Grech
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
When I bought this album, I expected it all to sound like the title track, for it to be an english Sigur Ros, but i was suprised to find it remining me of a different band. But not Radiohead. Yes, you can hear the influences, especially Bends-era Radiohead, but to me, Martin Grech has stirred up memories of Mobile Home, the second album by the now sadly defunct Longpigs. Open Heart Zoo is a wonderful album and I recommend it to anyone who misses Crispen Hunt & Co.
Hit To Death In The Future Head ~ The Flaming Lips
Hit To Death In The Future Head ~ The Flaming Lips
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I'd heard "The Soft Bulletin" and was very impressed, it was a unique sound to say the least. When I saw this album, despite having never heard a track from it, I decided to purchase it and see whether The Flaming Lips earlier material was just as good. Although it is a slightly different sound to that of "The Soft Bulletin", this album does not disappoint. The songs are a stroke of genius, and as ever with The Flaming Lips, the titles themselves are clever. When was the last time you heard a song called something as obscure as "Talkin' 'bout the smiling deathporn immortality blues (everyone wants to live forever)"? Possibly the only let down is the… Read more