Hopleton Brown

Helpful votes received on reviews: 53% (24 of 45)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,508,776 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 45
London Zoo ~ Bug
London Zoo ~ Bug
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Amazing album... this isn't really Dubstep, but is related to it, in the same way that the Ragga Twins weren't really Jungle and Massive Attack (circ Blue Lines) weren't Trip-hop: this is something slightly different to, beyond, and in a sense before the genre that was formed.

Imagine Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails falling into a giant blender with Beenie Man and an insane, cackling Square-pusher flicking the switch. The crunchy, jagged bloody goo is then forcibly injected into your ears under high pressure... THAT is what London Zoo sounds like.

It captures fairly well the feeling of going psychotic in London. An amazing and unique album - buy it!
Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals by John Gray
22 of 33 people found the following review helpful
The reason I stopped reading this execrable book after sixty pages is not because I thought it was wholly wrong - indeed I agreed with much of what gray said.

The reason why the book was totally facile was because Gray never backs up his assertions by evidence or even argument; it's just a collection of his opinions. Such assertions carry zero weight, and so this is basically an exercise in narcissism... besides which it's supposedly 'revolutionanry' disbelief in progress has actually been the status quo during the last century, from the existentialists and nihilists down to the postmodernists.

Furthermore, the book fails to distinguish between counting humans as… Read more
All in a Day ~ Backyard Dog
All in a Day ~ Backyard Dog
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an AWESOME album and i don't get why the team behind it have gone their separate ways... and why it's not revered as a modern classic.

Out of 11 tracks 8 are totally killer - a pretty good batting average.

Even better than Original Pirate Material, and similarly inventive.