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Spice & Wolf - Season 1 Collection [DVD]
Spice & Wolf - Season 1 Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ami Koshimizu
Price: £10.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect, 12 Nov. 2013
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This is truly brilliant anime, and one of my favourites. I won't summarise the plot as other reviews have covered that. One big aspect of this show which is mentioned above all else when Spice & Wolf is discussed, and which could serve to put you off watching, is the role which mercantile economics plays, which makes up most of the plot and admittedly quite a bit of dialogue. The main problem this presents is not the complexity it conveys - that actually serves to give the show depth, realism and immersiveness, even if (or perhaps especially if) it goes over your head as it did first time watching for me - but the fact that it does constitute a substantial amount of dialogue. It is by no means a large detraction (note still 5*), rather the only notable detraction. This anime stands out for its brilliant characters (even with only 2 real characters), especially the wolf spirit Holo, the lush and serene scenery rolling by, the banter between Holo and Lawrence and a refreshing and original plot based in medieval mercantile dealings rather than action (though I love action as well), predictability and plot convenience, as with so many anime.
It really is a beautiful show, intelligent, gently romantic, gripping and with a capability for the dramatic, this is probably the best anime I've seen.
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No More Idols
No More Idols
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Price: £5.13

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two More Idols, 15 April 2011
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This review is from: No More Idols (Audio CD)
A lot of people say they've turned mainstream, and it's true there's definitely a large change in sound since More Than Alot, but I'm not sure mainstream is the right word. There is such a wide range of sound that you couldn't define it in a word. This obviously isn't popular with pure drum 'n' bass and dubstep fans (which I also like), but personally I liked all of it. From the raves of No Problem and Let Me Go to the mellowed sound of Embrace and Midnight Caller, it all has the duo's stamp of brilliant producing. I own and love More Than Alot, but if you want more of that, this isn't for you. The album ranges from drum 'n' bass to rap to some sort of prog. rock, all of it great and something everyone in producing should look to.


2001
2001
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chronic 2001, 14 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: 2001 (Audio CD)
Brilliant beats, lyrics and rappers - this album's got 'em all. Dre's producing is as good as ever, and he proves his worth as a rapper as well. Snoop Dogg and Eminem feature on classics Still D.R.E. and Forgot About Dre. Other good songs are What's The Difference?, Bang Bang and Some L.A. N*****. Overall, well worth the small amount they're chargin for it.


Encore
Encore
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Price: £5.93

5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Album, 5 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Encore (Audio CD)
I find this to be a very varied album, from melancholy tracks such as Like Toy Soldiers and Mockingbird, through serious songs such as Mosh and Yellow Brick Road, to amusing and ridiculous ones e.g. Rain Man and My 1st Single. I like them all and although people seem to have a problem with Encore because they are quite a few immature and just plain silly songs on it, I think there are enough deep, high-quality songs to "compensate" (not that the comedy input isn't good). Overall, I love the album due to the fact it manages to combine hilarity with depth. And although there are a couple of dips in quality it is well worth buying if not just so you can form your own opinion on this controversial piece of work by Mr. Mathers.


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