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Coasts (Deluxe Edition)
Coasts (Deluxe Edition)
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What an album!, 25 May 2017
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This review is from: Coasts (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)
Brilliant album. Found out about these guys by chance on Amazon recommendations. Listen to it every day. Upbeat songs that make you want to play them loud and over again. Wolves is a standout track and also Lions.

If I'm being picky then it's the fact that both those songs are too short but that's only because they could go on and on.

These songs wouldn't sound out of place in a stadium playing to thousands.


Joyful Youth
Joyful Youth
Price: £3.16

5.0 out of 5 stars What a find!, 22 Jan. 2017
This review is from: Joyful Youth (MP3 Download)
This guy has serious songwriting talent. I've just purchased this EP on cd. Well worth the money. Hoping there is a full album released very sooner


A/B
A/B
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning find, 6 Jan. 2017
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Was browsing through some bands on Amazon and Kaleo came up on the recommend tag. Gave them a listen and I'm taken aback by the songwriting and the sound. Only band I can liken their sound to is the Stereophonics. Raspy vocal from the lead singer. The songs are so well put together. Save Yourself is currently my favourite. Way Down We Go is a stomper with a brilliant melody. Fantastic album. Amazon don't stock their self titled first album which I'm finding incredibly difficult to locate online.


5AM
5AM
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album, 25 Mar. 2016
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Took me by surprise this one. A mix of slow and up tempo tunes that suit the mood you're in. Look forward to their second album. Very impressed


Tell Me It's Real
Tell Me It's Real
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £7.04

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant debut album, 16 Mar. 2016
This review is from: Tell Me It's Real (Audio CD)
Brilliant debut album. Listened to wildfire and Be There and ordered the album straight away. Didn't need to hear any more as you could just tell it was going to be a brilliant album with amazing vocals and lyrics. Would highly recommend Seafret to anyone looking for a top new band.


The Watcher
The Watcher
by Charles Maclean
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge it by the box, 1 May 2015
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I purchased this book as i expect a lot of people have thinking this would be a gruesome horror story. How wrong I was. The way it starts you think that Martin Gregory will turn out to be nothing more than a maniacal killer. Quite the opposite. He is a very complex character that as the story unfolds you find a deep sympathy for him and a willingness to help him through his ongoing mental issues.

I must admit when the story started to change I at first found it difficult to follow but as it gets further into it I became engrossed in all that was happening to him and his fragile mind. All the different personas and the paranoia from the regression and him thinking Dr. Somerville is unwilling to believe his theories.

Great read, almost like 2 books in one. Certainly not as disturbing as some make out but i would reccomend this to most.


Be Here Now
Be Here Now
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Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I think it's better (man!), 21 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Be Here Now (Audio CD)
Yes we all know this album didn't hit the heights of the first two but seriously any album they have released and for that matter any other band have released since has not lived up to the brilliant songwriting of Definitely Maybe and Morning Glory. Those 2 albums were the defining albums of the last 20 years. The hype and the chaos that surrounded those years between 94 and 96 will never be seen again as the music industry changes to a more digital experience. The excitement of myself as a teenager back then of going out to buy a record on its first day of release has gone completely as now you just click a button and it turns up at your door.

But to the album itself. Yes its long and overly produced but that was Oasis at that time. They were enjoying the fruits of their success and as Noel said back then, the album should have been called "f**k it that'll do" Looking through the reviews on here saying that Fade In/Out is the weakest track on the album i suggest you go to Youtube and look for the live performance of this at the g-mex in manchester 97. By far their best live performance of a song ever. Shame they didn't play it more on other tours.

Don't Go Away was from the Morning Glory sessions and you can tell that straight away as it's the stand out track. My Big Mouth was another brilliant live song that was never played enough on the be here now tour. Stand By Me, Magic Pie and It's Getting Better (man) are all good album tracks. If this album had been released before the other two no one would have batted an eyelid but as it had the best 2 albums of the decade to follow it was always doomed to failure. Personally i love it, remember queuing up the morning of it's release to buy it and still listen to it regularly now. Even though its a bit battered and bruised i wouldn't change it as it reminds me of a time when life was good and buying music was a pleasure.


The Blacklist - Season 1 [DVD]
The Blacklist - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Spader
Price: £7.32

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best tv show I've seen, 1 May 2014
I must be missing something here. You're saying you're watching series 2 on sky when its only on episode 20 of season 1 as i write this? I must have a different programme guide on sky living to everyone else. Series 2 hasn't even started on sky yet.

Anyway, the show itself is quite possibly the best tv series I've seen. Ticks all the boxes. Shame we have to wait a week for the nest episode.
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