Jasper Wong

"jbywong"
Self-Portrait - October, 2012
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (794 of 1,059)
Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom
In My Own Words:
My name is Jasper (B.Y.) Wong and I'm 20. I'm currently in my third year studying law at the University of Kent.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 27,686 - Total Helpful Votes: 794 of 1059
Everyday Robots ~ Damon Albarn
Everyday Robots ~ Damon Albarn
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Everyday Robots has to be one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2014, with good reason. Having long been removed from his role as Brit-pop pin-up, Damon Albarn has developed over the years into a well-respected, diverse and multi-cultural musician. His lo-fi, trip-hop influenced animated band Gorillaz released three critically and commercially successful albums. His list of collaborators of his career reads like a music geeks dream: Tony Allen, Flea, Toumani Diabaté, Afel Bocoum, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Lou reed, Mark E Smith amongst the many heavyweights he has collaborated with. The expectations for Everyday Robots were lofty.

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Nine Lives ~ Von Hertzen Brothers
Nine Lives ~ Von Hertzen Brothers
Like many reviewers I picked this album up on the strength of 'Insomniac' and 'Flowers and Rust' and was thus very pleased when the rest of the album didn't follow the formula set by the two songs, instead sending the listener on a sonic journey into a Finnish prog-rock odyssey. All cheese aside though, far too often albums 'fade out', but Nine Lives is not one of these. While definitely worth listening from start to finish to truly comprehend what the band is all about, one would be hard-pressed not to constantly notice their influences plastered all over their tracks. Whether this is the Soundgarden-like stomp of 'Insomniac' - this is a real groovy rocker that cowbells it's way through… Read more
Leaving Las Vegas [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicolas Cage
Leaving Las Vegas [DVD] DVD ~ Nicolas Cage
'Leaving Las Vegas' is a gritty, dark, yet surprisingly intimate tale of two damaged souls set against the hallucinatory backdrop that is Las Vegas. In the gleaming neon lights of the city immortalised by Elvis, an alcoholic ex-scriptwriter (Nick Cage) meets a prostitute controlled by an abusive pimp (Elisabeth Shue) and their initial drunken encounter leads to an unlikely and uneasy kinship between the two. The film is scored with boozy instrumental jazz, which evokes the soundtrack from 'One From the Heart', another 'Vegas' movie. The choice of score often treads the line between melancholic emotion and melodrama, and was panned by viewers and critics alike.

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