Jay M

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

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The Rough Guide to Berlin by Christian Williams
The Rough Guide to Berlin by Christian Williams
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
9 times out 10, I find the Lonely Planet version of a particular city or country guide to be to my preference. However, in this instance, the Rough Guide version is a much better choice.

I have the latest Lonely Planet Berlin Guide and it's layout is not as straightforward or easy to use as this one. Here, everything flows as it should really, there's a chapter on a particular district and within that there's the sub-sections on 'Sights', 'Accomodation', 'Restaurants', etc. Lonely Planet has the Restaurants all lumped together at the back of the back, and it's certainly not as conducive for ease of reference.

The maps here, the ones that I used, are spot-on. They are… Read more
Irish Railways: Locomotives, Multiple Units and Tr&hellip by Robert E. Pritchard
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Gives a good listing to inform you of the currently in-service, stored (or scrapped) models of locomotives and rolling stock in the Republic and Northern Ireland, along with information on currently open routes.

Pictures, specs and number designations are included, along with short sections on freight and listings of ticket types available. There's also a section on LUAS trams included but to me this was not appealing, but this was out of a lack of personal interest rather than it being poorly written, which it was not.

The loss of many diesel locomotives and Mark 2 and 3 type carriages from the nation's railway lines is documented well by the compiler/writer of the… Read more
A Rose Made of Galaxies ~ Orange Yellow Red
A Rose Made of Galaxies ~ Orange Yellow Red
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hardly an inspiring title to get you into this album I know but given its fairly much a jangly-drone-shoegaze-type sound, it does hark back to those days in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Orange Yellow Red are a three-piece from The Isle of Wight, comprising of Emma Hayward: Voice, Bass Guitar / Philip John Mayor: Voice, Guitar, Drums, Synthesizers / Ross King: Guitar.

Imagine a slightly more traditional type sounding Cocteau Twins, with a touch of Dubstar and The Cure, and you are somewhat there. The vocals are discernable and therefore differ from the opaque Cocteau sound.

'We Ran' is probably the best song on the album, Emma Hayward's voice soaring… Read more