P. Baldowski

Books are the windows to the soul of our world
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (96 of 122)
Location: Stockport, UK
Birthday: 13 May
In My Own Words:
International playboy, raconteur, dilettante extraordinaire and abject fibber. Writer of matters gaming and Tudor, father, reader of many books, collector of worthless knick-knacks. Not old enough to really grumble, but getting there.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 32,420 - Total Helpful Votes: 96 of 122
Jagged Little Pill Acoustic ~ Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill Acoustic ~ Alanis Morissette
Seriously, between The Trip and The Internship, it suddenly seemed like Alanis was the soundtrack for men in cars. I'm not going to classify what sort of men, nor do I intend to paint myself into a corner by associating myself with that classification.

Anyway... This album takes the classic tracks and offers a more mature and ever capable Alanis. It's comfortable listening, softer than the original album. Innovation is not the byword here - you're getting the original album with a take on each song that shows Alanis has grown up and learned a thing or two along the way. The raging youthfulness gives way to a more adult tolerance of the status quo.

I think I'm old… Read more
Cruzerlite Spi-Force Case for Motorola Moto G - Bl&hellip by CruzerLite
I need to have a mobile case with a stand - it's just something I have become used to. In this, the Spi-Force case delivers. Textured back, solid stand - good, good.

However, getting the case on and off proves a little awkward - and more than once, removing the case has removed the back of my phone as well. The Moto G back is remarkably easy to get off in that respect - and the case keeps a hold of it. Not ideal - but by no means catastrophic.

I don't tend to drop my phone, so I can't tell you how well the case will work when that happens. However, the frame of the case around the screen does stand proud - so, unless I drop it against a narrow, sharp object, I suspect… Read more
Wanderlust ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor
Wanderlust ~ Sophie Ellis Bextor
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
To my mind, and ear, this takes me back to the first time I listened to Sophie fronting The Audience. I have never warmed to the pop-centric Sophie, so when I chanced a listen to the preview snippets of the tracks from this album I found myself rapidly falling in the love.

Her voice remains a soothing whisper on the ear, singing lyrics with a melancholic angle - occasionally brightened by more upbeat ditties - like 13 Little Dolls. I don't mind that break in tone at all - and now that I have listened to the whole album in full, there's nothing here I don't like. Sometimes I have to listen to an album more than once to make a call on what works and what runs harsh against my… Read more

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