M. P. Rumsby

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (19 of 22)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,178,076 - Total Helpful Votes: 19 of 22
On Letting Go ~ Circa Survive
On Letting Go ~ Circa Survive
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars shockingly great music, 28 Feb 2008
I was pretty bored so on hearing just one track of this album on the net I decided to buy the CD. It's fantastic! I have no idea who these guys are but it doesn't matter, the musical talent and energy speaks for itself. The music is basically 'alternative rock' - in this case that means, ethereal guitar tones accompanied by high-end singing and meaty drumming. An odd combination, yes, but theres no describing how brilliantly and the band work together toward their musical aims. There are plenty of stand-out tracks to choose from as well, including 'The Greatest Lie', 'The Difference...' 'Carry Us Away', in fact they all have their charms. And a truly stunning concluding piece left me with… Read more
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Matt Holness
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The underlying cleverness of Darkplaces layered script, characters and bizarre plots results in a truly unique comedy which never fails to make me laugh out loud several times in each episode. Buy this DVD now for such a ridiculous number of laughs that you wont be able to get it out of your head.

- "If everyone who had ever been close to you had died, you'd be sarcarstic too"

- "Yes, that makes sense"
Machina / The Machines Of God ~ Smashing Pumpkins
Machina / The Machines Of God ~ Smashing Pumpkins
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Immense, 9 Oct 2006
This is one of those albums which at first, I wish hadn't been made. Taking a distinct change in sounds to previous albums but returning to original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, Corgan sets out once again to take you on an astonishing trip of stunning and tragic music. At first i couldn't get to grips with the new sound, especially the layer of distortion that seems to be on top of everything else. I was crestfallen, surely the Pumpkins couldn't fade out like this? I didn't know how wrong I was, soon i was loving little snippets from 'Glass', 'Everlasting Gaze' and 'Wound', as I discovered the lyrical and musical depth on display here. 'Try' and 'This Time' are also instant pumpkins classics,… Read more

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