3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
If, like me, you appreciate your genuine post-punk/funk bands (Gang Of Four, naturally, being the architects of this genre), but you're not so keen on a lot of the experimental "sounds" (such as some of the stuff by Devo, Wire, Magazine etc), then this is a superb album that you'd love.
I'm a self-confessed GOF addict, prefering Entertainment!-era stuff to the less innovative Shrinkwapped tracks, and even after listening only to the first couple of tracks on this Au Pairs compilation I knew I'd love it. To be fair, the similarities between the Au Pairs and GOF are rife but, considering they both hail from Leeds and emereged at roughly the same time, then you can hardly call… Read more
67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
I bought this guide before I travelled around Ecuador and other parts of South America last summer. Although it was helpful, well presented and laid-out, I found the guide disppointing in two main ways:
The maps used are sometimes inaccurate in terms of where the symbols for bus stations, hotels etc have been placed, and some street names do not match those given in the guide;
The guide has been badly edited in a few places, meaning that it is difficult to understand what point the author is trying to make.
I also found that a lot of information in this edition is long out of date (if you are buying this, make sure to print of a copy of Lonely Planet's updates from their… Read more