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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,078,658 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 34
Statues ~ Open
Statues ~ Open
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Open's debut album 'The Silent Hours' was one of those albums that came out of nowhere a couple of years ago and blew me away. I read a couple of things about them and decided to take a chance. The album hasn't left my stereo since. The only problem for me was that the band didn't get the recognition they desrved either from the public or the industry.
It is with situation that the 2nd album arrives - no hype, no build up, no front page magazine covers declaring them to be saviours of the world etc. I found out very quickly at HMV that the album would be out on 6th Feb so penciled in that date.
What can I say? Like 'TSH' 'Statues'… Read more
Some Cities ~ Doves
Some Cities ~ Doves
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a real grower, 22 Feb 2005
Having just read a review on teletext comparing Doves to the likes of Keane I felt compelled to voice my opinion. Doves are in no way a band designed for mass appeal and chart friendly hooks that only appeal to the smash hits brigade. Don't get me wrong, I like Keane in a background music sort of way but Doves are the real deal. I've been a massive fan since their debut 'Lost Souls' came out. 'The Last Broadcast' further enhanced their reputation and gave them deserved success both critically and commercially. 'Some Cities' deserves to do likewise.
Part of the appeal of each Doves album is expecting the unexpected. You never know what style of song is coming up next but they remain an… Read more
State Of Grace [DVD] [1991] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sean Penn
State Of Grace [DVD] [1991] DVD ~ Sean Penn
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
First saw this film on long term absense from work years ago. I'd just about seen every film in my local video store and what attracted me was the cast and the fact it was a gangster film. Say no more. I was tempted and took a chance - what a choice!
It'a fair to say that the themes of this film are set in stone yet what the last reviewer fails to say is how thrilling the plot is. I was hooked. If you can accept that films about street level hoods and mob based crime have long been the norm since the Godfather then you can focus on the plot details rather than pointing out the cliches.
I will say no more about the plot than it follows Terry Noonan (Sean Penn) returning to his old… Read more