Mr. W. J. Griffiths

Helpful votes received on reviews: 59% (294 of 498)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 123,212 - Total Helpful Votes: 294 of 498
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleven&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Matt Smith
48 of 98 people found the following review helpful
There used to be a show called Doctor Who, about a traveller in time and space. He visited alien planets, and sometimes the Earth of the past and the future, and got himself involved in various adventures. Frequently he was called upon to save the day, and usually did so.

It was a fun show for the average viewer, not for a fan base. You didn't need to have watched loads of other episodes in order to enjoy it, as the stories largely stood on their own two feet.

Even though the show was called Doctor Who, the stories were not actually ABOUT the Doctor, or his companions. They were about the people, cultures and alien menaces they encountered.

It was a great… Read more
Bang ~ World Party
Bang ~ World Party
OK, maybe it faces competition from Teenage Fanclub's Howdy (and Songs From Northern Britain come to that), but Bang really does lay claim to being one of the very best albums of the nineties. It's a real rollercoaster ride of psychedelic pop, R&B, funk, folk, you name it, it's on there.

Think Beatles meets Dylan meets Stones meets Prince meets Funkadelic meets lots of other things, but all given a distinctive, highly individual spin.

It's worth the entrance price simply for the sublime Hollywood ("wouldn't she? Holly Wood!). Genius!
Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orch&hellip ~ E.L.O.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
The 5 star reviews this CD has been garnering really baffle me.

These recordings are so obviously inferior to the originals. OK, so Jeff might have refined his EQ-ing techniques these last three decades, but he sure as heck hasn't improved any other aspect of ELO's classic hits. Synth strings standing in for the 30 piece orchestra anyone? Plodding, quantized rhythm tracks in place of the ever loud and dynamic Bev Bevan? Massed overdubs of Jeff vocals instead of Jeff/Kelly Groucutt harmonies? Anyone still interested?

Recently Def Leppard's Joe Elliot admitted his band's re-recordings of their old hits were in fact clever "forgeries", and were recorded with the… Read more

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