Kenneth Hosick

Helpful votes received on reviews: 51% (51 of 100)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,858,466 - Total Helpful Votes: 51 of 100
Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm happy to admit that i'm a fairly slow reader generally. It's taken me almost 2 years (on and off) to read this book which will probably provide a subtle hint as to how the rest of this review is going to pan out.

If, like this reader, you approach this Biography with very little previous knowledge of Marie Antoinette you are going to struggle. It will also help if you have an understanding of French, the French Revolution, Regency French Politics and other related subjects. If you don't you are really going to struggle.

Antonia Fraser is a historian of some repute and the book is obviously meticulously researched and is full of minute detail on the life and… Read more
Mercury Rising ~ The Stranglers
Mercury Rising ~ The Stranglers
3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful........, 16 Nov 2012
Awful track and a bizarre selection as a single release.
The worst track from the mediocre latest 'Giants' album.
Good reviews are from those that deny the truth and see everything by the band through Rose Tinted Glasses.
It's just a poor track.
A Different Compilation ~ Buzzcocks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The big question is?
How do you go about 'fixing' something that isn't actually broken?
Kudos to the band for trying to do something different from the usual depressing round of compilation after compilation.
It's a resonable enough effort and good value. Sometimes it works and at other times the new versions don't quite hit the mark.
A lot of the tracks appear to me to be simply speeded up. The guitars are louder and there are considerably more cymbal crashes.
That's not to say that i don't like it or don't appreciate what the 'Cocks were trying to achieve with this album.
It's just that there is nothing whatsoever wrong or that needed tampering with on the… Read more