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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (23 of 25)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,130,094 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 25
Rounds ~ Four Tet
Rounds ~ Four Tet
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes! God, yes!, 4 Jan 2008
I'd heard a couple of Four Tet songs when I bought this, and I'd liked them a lot, but I didn't really think the album would amaze me as much as it did. A wonderful, uniqe, waving mess of strings, cymbals and cut up bits of distortion. Instantly one of my favourite albums.
If you haven't heard Four Tet before though, I'd suggest listening to some on youtube or something, since it definitely won't appeal to everybody. But if you feel it, god, it's good.
Smells Like Children ~ Marilyn Manson
Smells Like Children ~ Marilyn Manson
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's grown on me, 29 Jan 2007
Well, first of all, if you're thinking of buying this, LISTEN TO THE SAMPLES. If you've got a lot of Manson's other stuff and want more of the same, this isn't for you.

That's not to say it's not a good album, it's just entirely different from the rest of his stuff.

At first I was a little thrown by just how bizarre some of these tracks are. 'May Cause Discoloration of the Urine or Feces', for example, is a four minute phone conversation about medicine.

But on the whole, I do like it. The highlights for me are probably Scabs, Guns and Peanut Butter, Kiddie Grinder, Sweet Dreams, White Trash and Rock 'N' Roll Nigger.

If you do get it, give it a few… Read more
Laika Come Home ~ Gorillaz
Laika Come Home ~ Gorillaz
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely EXCELLENT., 2 Jan 2007
This is one of the best CDs I've bought in ages.

Definately not everybody's thing. Slowed down, meandering mixes of the original tracks (often drastically changed, like 'De-Punked') won't appeal to everyone. One of my best friends doesn't like what he's heard from it at all.

Personally, though, I think it's brilliant. I especially like 19/2000 (Jungle Fresh), Slow Country (Strictly Rubbadub), and Re-Hash (Come Again). They're so different from the original versions; It's a completely different sound, but it works really well.

As I write this, I keep feeling like I ought to recommend this album to a certain kind of person, but I'm finding it very hard to do… Read more