Michael Nicholl

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,799
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (353 of 410)
Location: Derry. Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,799 - Total Helpful Votes: 353 of 410
Park Tool CM5.2 Cyclone Chain Scrubber - Blue Park Tool
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INDISPENSABLE, 1 Jun 2014
Never having used a tool such as this before, I am now wondering why it has taken me so long to do so. The chains on both my touring and road bikes were pretty grubby and beginning to get a little clogged up. I needed a quick simple and relatively clean means of tackling the task of degreasing both chains. This tool is quite simply a time saver. The chains came up almost like new with little effort. Simply follow the instruction on the attached card within the packaging and you really cannot go wrong. To do with a stiff brush, cleaning fluid and cloth would have taken an easy hour per bike, where as this brought the time down to around 5 mins per bike. What cleaning solution you use is… Read more
Live At Blue Rock ~ Mary Gauthier
Live At Blue Rock ~ Mary Gauthier
4.0 out of 5 stars FINE PRODUCTION, 1 Jan 2014
Since discovering Mary's superb Drag Queens album many years ago I have been a firm fan, obtaining all of her studio recordings. I have seen her live on four occasions both with a backing band and solo and she has always been outstanding. I had avoided buying this live album for the simple reason that apart from two new songs (Both covers), I had what was on offer and as her material is generally acoustic based I did not expect to hear anything different from the studio versions. Wrong! Her treatment of her back catalogue here is similar to Dylan's live renditions of his songs. Different, sometimes inspired and sometimes not, but certainly interesting. The sound quality throughout is superb… Read more
It's A Man's World ~ Anastacia
It's A Man's World ~ Anastacia
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have never been a fan of the wave of what was termed R&B artists that emerged in the late 90s through to the present, but Anastacia has for me been the stand out performer from this herd. With strong distinctive vocals and decent songs she has always grabbed my attention so much so that I have purchased all her releases since discovering her. Dare I say it she up there with Tina Turner and the late Janice Joplin for the power and delivery of her vocals. When I spotted this recent album made up of covers I was intrigued as to how she would deliver them, particularly in the case of the out and out classics (Which most of these songs are). It is a brave person who takes on U2's One after… Read more