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The Magic Optician ~ The Fast Camels
The Magic Optician ~ The Fast Camels
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Future Classic!!, 28 Feb 2007
I love this album!! There, I said it - and it's been a long time since I've said that about any album...

Every time you listen to it, you hear something new throughout all the layers and it's hard to believe that this is the band's first album. They capture the nuances of West Coast California and UK psych beautifully, and chuck in some small, perfectly-formed power pop masterpieces ("The 2 Day Week", "Big Daddy Smyth") that any Mod afficianado would be proud to bust some moves to.

Would definitely recommend!
Educating Peter by Tom Cox
Educating Peter by Tom Cox
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Although I never have been (nor ever will be) a teenage boy, I loved this book. Cox's tale can make you laugh out loud as he tries to impart wisdom to a surly, mono-syllabic teenager, while evoking memories of what it was like when every aspect of your life was influenced by what bands you listened to.

It doesn't matter what your musical tastes are, this book contains many Universal Truths:

1. If you don't follow the rules of second hand record shop etiquette, you will be ostracized as quickly as an Amish Elder with a nipple ring

2. Anyone who tells you they had a wild and glamourous time hanging out with rock stars at an after show party is probably… Read more

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