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Puzzle ~ Biffy Clyro
Puzzle ~ Biffy Clyro
I've been a Biffy fan for several years now and their quirky alt-metal has taken them to being one of my favourite bands. Songs like 57, Joy Discovery Invention and Bodies In Flight are among my favourite all time tracks. Puzzle is different, it's more mainstream and they rock less hard here than on previous efforts. But I think many long-term Biffy fans have gone down the 'alienates older fans' route wrongly. There are tracks here that wouldn't be out of place on previous albums like 'Now I'm Everyone' and 'Semi-Mental'. Yes it is different but embrace the changes and be thankful. After all if Biffy hadn't cracked it this time and made it into the mainstream they probably wouldn't have… Read more
Yours Truly, Angry Mob ~ Kaiser Chiefs
Yours Truly, Angry Mob ~ Kaiser Chiefs
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Well actually they are, seemingly cheesed off at the success of debut album Employment in 2005 the Kaiser Chiefs are back with giant hooks and tunes to spare. Ricky Wilson says you can play these songs on the recorder and he's right. Yet this is far from the happy go lucky indie tune fest of their previous works. The Chiefs have fallen for the old indie curse of worrying about being taken seriously. Their first album was enjoyable and fun even if it did lack large amounts of decent lyrics and seriousness. Now they've over compensated. The lead single and first track 'Ruby' is an impressive reminder of their early singles with it's radio 1 sing a long feel and simple guitar riff. Title track… Read more
Doctor Who - The Claws of Axos [DVD][1971] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jon Pertwee
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Claws Of Axos is rather visually stunning. It most definitely points out that DOCTOR WHO is now in COLOUR. The amass of colours in The Claws Of Axos is rather like sixteen fauvist paintings being mixed together.
When you get away from the immense visual effect of the story you start to watch one of the better Jon Pertwee stories. The Master is on fine form as are the UNIT family. Katy Manning wears one of the shortest skirts ever seen on BBC television and Pertwees Doctor is on fine form.
A fun tale spoilt slightly by lumbering lumps of spaghetti and poor special effects.