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Dark Light Poetry
Dark Light Poetry
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unoriginal, 22 April 2015
This review is from: Dark Light Poetry (Kindle Edition)
Woah. Imagine a fourteen year-old trying to be all "Goth" and "dark" and then not being able to express themselves in anything other than cliche. Yeah - that, pretty much.
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PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy, Second Edition
PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy, Second Edition

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money without examples, 5 Feb. 2013
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This book works through a series of examples with a view to providing a learning experience. Without the examples it has extremely limited value.

Guess what? The link to the worked examples has been offline every time I've tried it and going to the actual URL (rather than a specific page) leads to an unconfigured Open CMS page.

Waste of money.
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Mourning Sun
Mourning Sun

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 23 May 2006
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This review is from: Mourning Sun (Audio CD)
Stunning. An absolutely stunning album. This review might be a bit stilted because I am completely blown away with the qualiy of this album.

Quite honestly, I could 'brain' FOTN for making us wait for this album. We have to put up with useless music polluting our ears for years on end and then FOTN pull this album out of the bag in an effortless continuation of Elyzium - this album shows a natural development and is not treading water, so why do they wait so long before making a new album?!

I knew as soon as the album started that this was going to be a magical soundscape and I was not disappointed.

If you like music with depth, drive, dreams and darkness, buy this album immediately. Once you have the CD in your player just let the sound wash over you.

I am now going to round up the members of FOTN and lock them in a studio and force them to make a follw-up album. Anyone who wants to join me is quite welcome. I'll be in Stevenage next weekend...!

Rammstein - Keine Lust [DVD]
Rammstein - Keine Lust [DVD]
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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fat's where it's at...., 10 Feb. 2005
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This review is from: Rammstein - Keine Lust [DVD] (DVD)
Rammstein show a rare example of humour in this video, although there is a potentially unsettling undercurrent for ardent fans.
The track is simple, straightforward Rammstein - the sort of music you either love or loathe. Real heads-down, thunderous guitar-driven pompous techno-rock at it's Teutonic best. The video shows the band assembling to go through the song, although they are all in the region of 80lbs overweight. Amidst prescription tablets for Oliver Riedel and an oxygen mask for Till Lindemann, the sweaty, overweight band run through the song with Flake (the only band-member who isn't carrying lard) in a wheelchair.
There are subtle nods to the Rammstein cliches with nubile women in swimsuits aiming flame-throwers and erotic nurses and P.A.s to the band er... 'getting it on.'
Why is it unnerving? It seems to be saying "We've got together after a long break (since the 'Mutter' album), we feel we're overweight, we feel bereft of ideas and all you - the fans - seem to want is us playing the same sort of music with the same sort of pyrotechnics." I, for one, hope that this isn't the swan-song of one of the more admirable 'rock' bands, admirable in the sense that they haven't 'sold out' by releasing albums in English. It could very well be a foretelling of the end of the band...
"Keine Lust" means "Don't Feel Like It." Ooo-er...!

Reise, Reise
Reise, Reise
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Journey, Journey" or "Arise, arise", 18 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Reise, Reise (Audio CD)
After what seems like a decade (but is, in fact, three years) Rammstein return with an abum which shows a maturity which seemed to be missing from it's predecessor.
"Mutter" in 2001 was a high-octane blast through cliches which Rammstein were happy to play with. The exception was the fairly lame title track. "Reise, Reise" steps away from the "Last one into the chorus is a big girl's blouse" approach and tries to create a thing of dark beauty. The fact that they get 90% of the way there is a testament to a band who could have continued in the same vein as "Sehnsucht" and "Mutter" until the cows come home - instead, the only track which seems to bear witness to the band's back catalogue is "Mein Teil" - the rest of the album is a departure.
An old saying states that "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." In that case, Rammstein are in this for the long haul - and more power to their elbow, I say!

Rammstein - Lichtspielhaus [DVD]
Rammstein - Lichtspielhaus [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rammstein
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Price: £29.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rammstein. Funny hair, funny guys, 12 May 2004
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Brilliant music. Propelled by a rhythm section with the bombast and bluster of an infinite number of monkeys trying to write Shakespeare, this band ROCK!
The videos are like tiddly-winks blown about by ancient hands and only now falling onto the deck of time, ready, whole and indivisible.
From Du Richt So Gud all the way through to Feuer Frei, something is waiting to entertain you in a way one would never expect from a six-piece band who obviously love their visceral music with a passion.
Try as I might, I couldn't tear my attention away from the washes of colour and strobing sounds of a beat machine gone haywire in such a controlled manner.
Indefatigable. Definitely. Defeatable? Definitely not.
Buy this DVD and know what it is to feel the cold hand of hard technorockmetal running its fingers through the zeitgeist.

Double Hipness
Double Hipness

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where has all the music gone?, 14 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Double Hipness (Audio CD)
This double CD harks back to an era where bands developed - not arriving on the scene pre-packaged or plucked from a bunch of no-marks who are trying to be Justin Timberlake or J-Lo. Or - more frighteningly still - a mixture of both.
The formative years of The Associates is captured on this CD package. It is like being at the "sketching" stage of the ceiling of the Cistine Chapel - so much is added, amended, removed or just plain warped between inception and final delivery of the tracks we came to know, love and admire.
Billy MacKenzie is a desperately sad loss to music. In any sphere of music he had a voice to be admired. He had a talent which defies description, however much I try.
On hearing Double Hipness it is so obviously Billy singing. His hero - Bowie - is so obviously David Bowie when he sings.
This is what is so sad about music these days. Everyone sounds the same (Justin Timberlake or J-Lo) and no one has the guts to sing so passionately as Billy. No one has the guts to corrupt sound like Alan Rankine.
Buy this testament to a lost Golden Age. You'll still be playing it and marvelling at the talent long after Pop Idol 7 turns up yet another idol with feet of clay.


10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insanity, clarity, calamity, 7 May 2001
This review is from: Sulk (Audio CD)
Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy... The tragedy of Billy Mackenzie's passing is something which only those who bought the Associates' albums will understand for its gravity. I was fortunate enough to see them play live in the early Eighties and my cynicism (I bet his voice is all studio trickery...) evaporated once I heard the voice which could range deep enough to entertain whales and high enough to entertain dogs get into its stride. Lightweight? Hardly. Sure, one or two of the tracks were single-fodder, but they were an anachronism in the charts. Billy sang as though he was bringing the listener tales from some far away weird-scape and delivered his lines in an impassioned plea for agreement or understanding. I agreed with him, but I wouldn't pretend to fully understand - sometimes "It's Better This Way..."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An undiscovered talent..., 7 May 2001
This review is from: Necking (Audio CD)
This album is a surprising walk through the power and intensity of what is effectively just two guitars, bass, drums, vocal and the (occasional) touch of harmonica. Sadly underrated and ignored by the music press, "Necking" can be polarised by the stomp of "Love 45" and the beauty and fragility of "Anti-Gravity Blues." The album does fill in the gaps, though. "The Stripper" is a sleazy (Duh!) track which lopes about in a manner which captures the despair and melancholy for which so many guitar-bands strive and yet fail to deliver. I've seen the band live on two occasions and both times they struck everyone in the audience with the precision and ease with which these songs can grasp one's ears and draw everyone into the music. One of the best albums I've bought and a constant on my CD multi-changer.

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