Mark Jansen

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (17 of 22)
Location: Britain


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,888,720 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 22
Nonstoperotik ~ Black Francis
Nonstoperotik ~ Black Francis
2.0 out of 5 stars A duffer, 3 Feb 2011
Bluefinger was ace, but this is one of his worst ever - and I should know, I've got about 10 of them. His best solo work is outstanding, better even than the Pixies (I think), but this is lifeless - no strong songs on it at all. Frank Black should learn to edit his output.
Sipple Out Deh: The Black Ark Years ~ Lee Perry
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong, 28 Dec 2010
I've already got about 50 Lee Perry CDs but this is one of the best, a great selection of stuff, much of which doesn't seem to be available elsewhere. You can't go wrong for a fiver.
Baking with Passion (Baker & Spice) by Dan Lepard
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a book for the committed home baker. While there are some fairly straightforward recipes, many others require true dedication - for example, bread made with wild yeast, which takes about a week. I personally found the challenge fascinating (yes, it really works, albeit on the second attempt) but it's not for everyone.
I find the prose hilariously pretentious - apparently, the amount of flour you need to add to certain types of dough to achieve the right consistency is 'something which cannot be written down'. There's also plenty of guff about the 'honesty' of bread etc. However, I thoroughly enjoy this book; the recipes are varied and interesting and I'm still using it at least… Read more