J. Smart

"Joe Smart"
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Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 37,382 - Total Helpful Votes: 439 of 661
Cambridge Audio CD5 V4 CD Player by Cambridge Audio
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I have had no problems playing pre recorded discs but it it is incapable of playing home burned discs without skipping. The first one I sent back within 7 days, the replacement I held onto for a couple of months in the hope that it would 'bed in'. Needless to say that it didn't.
I contacted Cambridge Audio direct and explained the problem. They acted as though it was a new problem to them but when I mentioned in a follow up communication that I had noticed a number of articles on various web pages mentioning it's inability to play CDR's I received a reply back saying 'Yes, I've seen those too'. However because the person dealing with my query had tried a few home burned CD's on the… Read more
I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets: The Com&hellip by Paul Karasik
0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What The...?, 6 May 2012
I like comics from the Golden Age but this one is closer to the Stone Age.
Poorly written, atrocious artwork and plotting that, I can honestly say, is the worst that I have ever come across in any comic book.
I actually stopped reading it and checked on the internet to see if it was just an elaborate joke that someone had put together as a fake 1930's / 1940's comic strip, but no, this really is a set of old stories that someone has gone to the trouble of restoring. The outer sleeve has a certain charm to it, the content of the book however is just annoyingly bad.
If you are new to 'The Golden Age' of comic books search out some of the 'Quality Comics' reprints.
This is… Read more
New Blood ~ Peter Gabriel
New Blood ~ Peter Gabriel
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I like Peter Gabriel and I also like Classical music, unfortunately they just don't gel here. It sounds as though Peter Gabriel's vocals, which are excellent, have been pre-recorded and then the vocal tracks handed to someone else to 'overkill' with an orchestra. It's all just too much,it starts to sound something like a movie soundtrack being played along to a different record.
If the orchestration had been reduced to something more sympathetic it would have been ok with the exception of 'Don't Give Up'. All I can say regarding this one is that they really should have given up. The vocalist filling in for Kate Bush is just awful.
If you like Peter Gabriel you'll probably like… Read more

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