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Motorola Defy with Motoblur Sim Free Android Smartphone - Black
Motorola Defy with Motoblur Sim Free Android Smartphone - Black

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I defy you to be satisfied with this dreadful phone, 10 Aug. 2011
Utterly disappointing. Within six months of ownership, the earpiece speaker has failed not just once but twice and, to add insult to injury, the screen has just broken after I dropped it - the ads claim that this phone is "life proof". They lie. Do yourself a favour and avoid.


Mend
Mend
Price: £9.12

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars promising stuff, 23 Dec. 2006
This review is from: Mend (Audio CD)
De Rosa's aesthetic is an interesting one. The first few minutes of this album are decidedly post-rocky. The playing's precise, the drumming metronomic and the vocals low-key. Think Slint or some such. Indeed, at various moments through the remainder of the eleven songs, the same traits reappear and the overall effect is a very satisfying one. However, this isn't just Jim O'Rouke gone to Hibernia - at times, the band chooses instead to move into Delgados-like territory and, through the first half of the album, there's even the odd deliance with a very mid-1990s grunge/britpop sort of a sound. For the most part, the lyrics are intelligent and the dynamic from song-to-song a natural one. The album as a whole hangs together very well and the last track makes for a magnificent ending to a fine album. Chemikal were right to sign these boys and I look forward to hearing more......


Samsung YP-Z5A 4GB MP3 Player - Black
Samsung YP-Z5A 4GB MP3 Player - Black

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hesitate, 21 May 2006
Having decided that I didn't want to buy into the ubiquity of the ipod, I've been looking for a replacement for my Creative MuVo for ages. Indeed, I eventually took the plunge and bought the Samsung with some trepidation - one or two of the reviews here have been less than flattering about the controls. Thankfully, though, I needn't have worried. Quite aside from looking every bit as fantastic as the Ipod Nano, this bit of kit oozes quality - it feels very solidly put together, and the sleek metal finish beats the pants of that nasty Apple plastic. The screen is big, bold and colouful and the interface is very intuitive indeed. I've never had a problem with Windows Media Player, and it syncs brilliantly with the Samsung, so no, I'm not missing iTunes. And as for the controls? No issues here at all - I thought I'd have to have learn how to cope with the supposed "over-sensitivity", but it's not an issue at all - either Samsung have tweaked things to make them better, or those who complain just have big, sausage-shaped fingers. I don't know. All I can say is that this little chap is quite simply the best. Buy one and you'll not regret it.


The Last Romance
The Last Romance
Price: £9.45

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars new beginnings...., 18 Dec. 2005
This review is from: The Last Romance (Audio CD)
i love the understated, and as such, my first response to this effort was less than positive. this is a different arab strap to that of the past, a more immediate, uptempo 'Strap with something to prove. Yes, there are quieter moments, but they're rare, desiged to fill the space between the melodious and the loud. for arab strap, post rock is dead. let it grow, though, and there's a minor miracle to behold. the lyrics are as prescient as ever, but the songs do indeed resonate it, albeit in a different way. it took a while, but i might just be coming round to aidan's way of thinking. arab strap needed a jet of cold air, and maybe this is just it.....


Codename: Dustsucker
Codename: Dustsucker

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Did you notice that quiet act of genius?, 18 Dec. 2005
This review is from: Codename: Dustsucker (Audio CD)
This is utterly sublime. For those who remember "Hex", you'll scarely notice the seams - eight years might've passed, but the same sentiment lives on. this is cool music for cool blokes. and for those who weren't onboard in 1996, small matter. this is an album of late night contemplation, of abstract shapes and small time melancholy, of slow-burning cigarettes and long draughts of brandy that, despite it all, confounds pretension and arty-sounding bombast. The ceaseless evasion of the histrionic, the utter determination to keep things as understated as possible? it has to be Sutton and his imperious album. there's not a note out of place, a moment not well-framed. i exhort you to buy.


Take Fountain
Take Fountain
Price: £11.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm from further South than you, 21 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Take Fountain (Audio CD)
Despite inevitable misgivings about a reunion, I needn't have worried. "Take Fountain" is a wonderful distallation of all that is good about Gedge's contribtuion to British indie over the last 20 years. Amazing to say it, but isn't this even better than Seamonsters? The whole thing hangs together just that little bit better - yes, I've loved Seamonsters for years, but for me, the Albini-effect can be a touch relentless at times. Here, we get the same Seamonsters dynamic, but it's blended with an occasional dose of "George Best"-era melodics. I like. A lot.


Southend-on-Sea - Canvey Island - Hockley - Rayleigh - South Benfleet - Rochford - Thundersley - Leigh-on-Sea - Westcliff-on-Sea Street Map (Streetmaster Maps)
Southend-on-Sea - Canvey Island - Hockley - Rayleigh - South Benfleet - Rochford - Thundersley - Leigh-on-Sea - Westcliff-on-Sea Street Map (Streetmaster Maps)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it's a map, 11 Dec. 2004
Maps are generally "good things" - they tell you where you can find the streets that you want to find. In this respect, this map does its job with remarkable aplomb. Indeed, were it not for the lack of colour, it'd be difficult to fault it. A top-notch map, then. A price of maps, if you will, albeit a back and white prince.


The Company: A Novel of the CIA
The Company: A Novel of the CIA
by Robert Littell
Edition: Paperback

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, but it flunked., 19 May 2003
Unaccustomed to generic spy fiction, I rather slummed it with this book. Despite the promise of taut, intelligent prose, I read generally hackneyed and cloying dialogue and descriptions; decent literature this isn't, and for 1200 plus pages, I wanted for a little more in the way of metaphysics. Isn't war, cold or otherwise, supposed to bring us closer to our gods? Littel's war seems somehow emaciated, its participants remarkably bereft of any real inner-life. On that level, it's profoundly disappointing. That said, though, I'm happy to indulge him. Dispense with any literary faculty and I defy you not to enjoy the book; it's a splendid romp through Superpower Relations in the second half of the Twentieth Century with a forward thrusting narrative that does indeed leave you gasping for more. I can't say I didn't enjoy it, this in spite of the clunky writing, the appalling cliche and the impossibly predictable Alice-in-Wonderland conceit. But look - it's 50 years of history, 1200 pages of prose. What do we learn of the human condition? What does Littel divine from this bizarre experience? Not a lot, and ultimately, the book's no more than cheap airport fiction dressed-up in spadefuls of pseudo-literary allusion. Can we forgive Littel for sqaundering such priceless material? I don't know. Read it, but then read Mailer's Harlot Ghost. Then you'll know.


Drive It Like You Stole It
Drive It Like You Stole It
Price: £6.35

4.0 out of 5 stars urban insouciance, 19 May 2003
Admit it; it's that title, isn't it? Way cool. It's a good album, too. A lovely pared-down three piece which hangs together with a kind of nonchalant precision. Post-punk, meolidic guitar pop, with not a song weighing-in at more than 2 and half minutes. As I say, way cool. And the vocals work too - just the right side of nasal, Sally sounds clued-up and spiteful, sassy and skeptical. Ever the urban insouciant, she sings of cars, cars and more cars. And we love her for it.


Drive It Like You Stole It
Drive It Like You Stole It
Price: £6.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkling, post-punk perfection, 4 May 2003
Think spunky-sounding, first album Elastica, or maybe early Blondie, or maybe a more insouciant Sleeper sans weedy Weiner. This is quality merchandise. The pared-down three piece plays tight, melodic guitar pop with scarcely a song more than three minutes. Crewe’s modish lyrics skitter across classic cars and loan sharks and are delivered with an enunciated precision which nonetheless steers clear of affectation. This is a way cool album, totally without artifice. Buy it now and get it on your car stereo.


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