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Stencil Graffiti (Street Graphics / Street Art) by Tristan Manco
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
The text to image ratio in Stencil Graffiti is perfect; the right amount of information is included to leave the pictures open to your thoughts without leaving you entirely in the dark. Tristan Manco often uses quotes and opinions from the artists themselves which adds to the free and unpretentious nature of this book.

But back to the pictures- Manco proves himself to be an excellent editor and compiler of images as well as words. They are amazing and 99% are of extremely high and clear quality. Simply presented and taken from so many different world locations, parts of buildings and street furniture, inside and outside- they consistently inspire. In the right places they are… Read more
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo ~ Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo ~ Junior Senior
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey Hey My My Yo Yo, 19 Sep 2005
To those who only heard Junior Senior's singles it may come as a surprise that Hey Hey My My Yo Yo is quite a departure from their debut, D-D-Don't Stop The Beat, with more falsetto and backing singers and influenced much more by old- school hip hop and disco. In addition, Junior Senior have become more popular in Japan than anywhere else.
Although Hey Hey My My Yo Yo does not live up to its predecessor, it is still quite strong. However, whereas their debut fused a modern pop edge with its influences, Hey Hey is much more retro and this has both negative and positive consequences.
The spacey call centre opener, Hello, with its big beats melts into Hip Hop A Lula which sits… Read more
Harmonies for the Haunted ~ stellastarr*
Harmonies for the Haunted ~ stellastarr*
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
First single Sweet Troubled Soul is an obvious choice for a single as it's one of the strongest and most memorable tracks on the album, with sharp, charging guitars. It is however, far away from the pure pop of My Coco or Somewhere Across Forever. In fact 'Harmonies For The Haunted' says it all; while none of the tracks reach the moodiness of Moongirl from Stellastarr*'s debut, the record is altogether much darker. This isn't particularly a bad thing. Stellastarr* have melded their influences closer and more elegantly together.
Despite some reviews which state that the album's quality dips towards the end, I found that only On My Own is average. In fact there are many gems to find in… Read more