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The '59 Sound ~ The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound ~ The Gaslight Anthem
After fully listening to this album- bought on the recomdation of a friend- I have to say it's stunning. The tweleve tracks, whilst all somewhat short, have a punchy rock vibe that is almost like pop at times, and not in a bad way. The the entire album is drenched in a ghostly nostalgia for the 50's and 60's, the tracks evocative of and a homage, a tribute to, the lost golden age of a jazz and rock.

Other reviewrs have commentented negativly on the lead singer's voice but to me it's brilliant, conveying a desperate, bitter rage which gives way to enthusiasim, and at times, such as in 'Here's looking at you kid', a fantastic haunting track on love, fame, and desire, a deep sorrow… Read more
Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot (Faber 80th Annivers&hellip by T. S. Eliot
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The book itself consists of a good-quality hardcover, and whilst the cover illustration isn't that good, the main merit of this edition is that it combines portability with durability at a cheap price.

The poems contained are probably the best ever written and certainly the greatest I have ever read. T. S. Eliot manages to make the poems sound as if they had been written only yesterday rather than in the 1920s, and this modernity combined with the epic almost biblical language used is a key feature of the poems. Classic lines such as `April is the cruellest month' and `I will show you fear in a handful of dust' will stay with you and you can easily read the poems again and again… Read more
Fables: Dark Ages by Bill Willingham
Fables: Dark Ages by Bill Willingham
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
After the other eleven Fables trade paperbacks were over - as well as the snowfall prequel - I felt the series had probably gone on long enough, and after number eleven - the fantastic war and pieces - Fables had come to the end of its natural storyline.
However, this twelth volume adds to the series by being a complete turnaround, introducing a great new villan, and completely destroying much of what has gone before - there are so changes and plot twists that the Fables barely get a chance to relax before their existence is threatened again.
The first feature is a short story with fantastic art by Mike Allred, and then a plot develops which shakes the very foundations of the… Read more