Joe Herzberg

"Ten-Bob Dylan"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
Location: Leeds


Top Reviewer Ranking: 561,306 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 12
The Regal Years (1997-2004) ~ The Beta Band
The Regal Years (1997-2004) ~ The Beta Band
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is great stuff. Six discs containing just about everything they ever did. If you've never heard of them then try and imagine Beck, The Eels, Gomez getting together with Elliot Smith, Aimee Mann and Portishead and writing some decent tunes with a bit of (British) humour thrown in.
If you are familiar with them then you'll know that the first '3 Eps' set was really strong (Disc one here) followed by a slightly disappointing 'proper' album (Disc two) then 2 more really good albums (Disc three - Hot Shots II [my personal favourite] and Disc four - Heroes to Zeroes) This box set is rounded out by some live stuff and B-sides etc. What more could you want? All for under £16!
Wise Up Ghost ~ Elvis Costello
Wise Up Ghost ~ Elvis Costello
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Must try harder..., 23 Oct 2013
I am a big fan of Elvis Costello and really love a lot of the Roots stuff especially Questlove's drumming and production.
This album really doesn't do justice to either party. It is a shame as I was really looking forward to this collaboration.
The songs just kind of meander around one chord grooves. The production sounds like they knocked it up in an afternoon. This feeling is added to by the fact the Elvis simply rehashes old lyrics and shoehorns them into the new tunes which simply diminishes the power of the originals.
Seriously - go and listen to the originals of Pills and Soap and Invasion Hit Parade. The dark drama and paranoia of the original versions is here replace… Read more
Alien Anthology [Blu-ray] [1979] [6 Disc Set] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Sigourney Weaver
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 24 Oct 2011
I've now watched all films - in their directors cut/ work print whatever version. Watched a lot of the documentaries on disc 5 some on disc 6... and I've loved every minute. Dan O'Bannon is worth the money on his own! The one film that has dated badly is the one that probably did the best box office on release - i.e. the second one (Aliens.) My girlfriend is easily scared but just laughed all the way through it. The third one is not as bad as it was thought when it came out and 4th is a hoot! Joss Whedon and the French director guy essentially doing what would now be a reboot of sorts.
I'm looking forward to going back and watching the theatrical versions. Listening to the… Read more

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