S. Jones

"Steve Jones"
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Location: Telford, UK


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Buffalo LinkStation Live 500GB Shared Network Stor&hellip by Buffalo
76 of 76 people found the following review helpful
Many of the Buffalo Linkstation Live reviews here are significantly out of date. I've recently taken delivery (May 2008) of one of these beasties from Amazon and have had no problems with it whatsoever. Potential purchasers might like to note the following points:

The firmware currently supplied is version 2.10 so there's no need to mess around with downloads and upgrades - it's plug'n'play as it comes straight out of the box.

Everything works just fine with Vista.

Far from being noisy, the unit is whisper-quiet in operation. Quieter than all of my desktops and all but my quietest laptop, in fact.

The unit does not continually thrash the drive… Read more
Tales from Yesterday: A Tribute to Yes ~ Tales From Yesterday
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I'm not much for cover versions as a rule. Whether this is the result of a diet of cheesey "Hot Hits" albums all those years ago, or a natural reaction to the exponentially increasing amount of recycled dross in the charts these days, I don't know, but generally I prefer music that adds something to the gene pool. I want new tunes, if you please.
There are exceptions, though, and "Tales From Yesterday" on the Magna Carta label is one of them - 13 spirited renditions of Yes classics by a variety of very talented artists, including various band-members themselves. It even has a Roger Dean cover - what more could you want? I loved this album from the first time I heard it, and to be… Read more
Contagion ~ Arena
Contagion ~ Arena
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
You know how it is. Something that, previously, hadn't quite gelled suddenly clicks - hits you "like a two ton heavy thing" as Queensryche once remarked - and you spend the next week thinking it's the best thing you've heard in your entire life. Arena's most recent studio album Contagion is just such a beast - a fine work, but ultimately one that didn't connect with me in the same was that it's predecessor Immortal? or the live Breakfast In Biarritz did. Or at least it didn't until the small hours of last Sunday morning, when I must have dislodged a chunk of earwax and all of a sudden the world made sense.
It's got soaring guitar. It's got walls of swirling keyboards. It's got lots of… Read more

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