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Letters to my Fanny
Letters to my Fanny
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book by a wonderful woman, 15 Sept. 2017
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Cherry Healey puts it all out there and is brutally honest in this book. Loved it. Funny, insightful and very, very honest about all the body's details!


Piri Piriteze Allergy Syrup, 70 ml
Piri Piriteze Allergy Syrup, 70 ml
Price: £4.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Good alternative to tablets, 24 July 2017
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Tastes alright, works really well – much better than tablets. I can't have lactose so I can't take the tablets so this really does the job.


KitchenCraft KCFRX  Le'Xpress Frother
KitchenCraft KCFRX Le'Xpress Frother
Price: £3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Save your money and get a better one, 24 July 2017
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It does the job, but it's not very well made. The batteries are hard to get in and the casing feels very plasticky. The button is really loose and goes off if you just bump it. So okay for the price, but you can get a much better one for just a few more pounds.


Anker PowerLine Lightning Apple Certified Cable (10ft) Heavy-Duty Aramid Fiber Reinforced Cable for iPhone 7/ Plus/ 6s / SE/ Plus, iPad Pro / mini 4 / Air, iPod touch and more Apple Devices (Red)
Anker PowerLine Lightning Apple Certified Cable (10ft) Heavy-Duty Aramid Fiber Reinforced Cable for iPhone 7/ Plus/ 6s / SE/ Plus, iPad Pro / mini 4 / Air, iPod touch and more Apple Devices (Red)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 12 Dec. 2016
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Well made, very good. Have bought several of these now and all are brill.


The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a disappointment, 25 Oct. 2016
This review is from: The Girl on the Train (Paperback)
I got quite gripped while reading and couldn't wait to find out what happened, but was very disappointed by the ending. I found myself constantly waiting for the twist or the hook of the book, only to find there really wasn't one. There were lots of red herrings that amounted to nothing and served no other purpose than to frustrate the reader. Lots of the characters were unlikeable and the narrative was quite sloppy. Disappointed in all honesty!


Wot No Organic Dairy Peach and Apricot Dessert 145 g (Pack of 12)
Wot No Organic Dairy Peach and Apricot Dessert 145 g (Pack of 12)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all costs!, 7 Dec. 2013
While these are good for those with soya/dairy allergies, I can't believe how disgusting they taste! I literally had a spoonful and couldn't manage any more, the taste is really earthy, kind of plastic-like and the texture is vile, tasted nothing like yogurt and only a tiny hint of peach or apricot. I must say I was really looking forward to these as an alternative to soy yogurt but I will be making sure to stay clear of them forever.


All Our Favourite Stories
All Our Favourite Stories
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Price: £8.48

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album, 18 Nov. 2012
It begins with a pumping drum beat on opener `Get Low' which is soon joined by a breathy but raspy and gentle vocal line later bursting into a defiant guitar solo which mimics the vocals. Through the soft acoustic guitars Daniel Harvey's drums are the driving force, keeping the steady beat throughout `Get Low'.

`Do The Right Thing' is a happy, sunny track, much like most of this album, which contains a strong jazz inspired bass line and a memorable hook in the chorus making it definite single material. All Our Favourite Stories is full of woah's and `ooooh's making it perfect for a crowd to sing-along with, `Two Devils' is a perfect example of this as it's packed with anthemic `ooh's which make it catchy as hell.

Dog Is Dead have created an album that excites the listener as it switches from soft acoustics to loud, almost choral, three part harmonies as heard in the chorus of `Hands Down'. One thing that can be said about All Our Favourite Stories is that it's fresh, the band are passionate about their music as they've conceived a masterpiece that sounds nothing like anything or anyone else.

`Glockenspiel Song' was the first song ever released by Dog Is Dead, firstly under their own label two years ago in 2010 and then with Atlantic Records earlier this year. This song is possibly the most interesting on the album, led by a saxophone played by bassist Lawrence Cole it will be stuck in heads for days. Lyrics boast "We are a mess, we are failures and we love it" showing that Dog Is Dead are honest and real people and provide a powerful connection.

As debut albums go, All Our Favourite Stories is right up there; a diverse, attention grabbing mix of indie, folk and pop all merged into one with just a hint of jazz. Dog Is Dead have succeeded in creating a fantastic album that's bound to suit almost anyone.


Mumps, Etc.
Mumps, Etc.
Price: £17.38

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It really doesn't get any better than WHY?, 18 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Mumps, Etc. (Audio CD)
Unlike 2009's Eskimo Snow which saw WHY? take a more pop direction, Mumps, etc. goes back to their hip-hop roots but still sounds like an indie record as Jonathan `Yoni' Wolf's unusual vocal style is prominent throughout. First track `Jonathan's Hope' begins with an eerie hum and dainty piano section that sets up for the wonderful weirdness of the rest of the album. Soon after, a hip hop beat kicks in and Yoni raps over the top of this with various twinkling bells xylophone effects in the background. Not only does Yoni rap, he also sings - or at least tries to in a kind of whining way. `Strawberries' contains a real hook and whistling, again the main beat is matched with exotic percussion.

The etymology of Mumps, etc. was Yoni's run in with the disease which left him fighting for life, while also battling with depression and coming to terms with the world. A theme that runs right the way through Mumps, etc. is a positive beat and melody but lyrics that completely contradict this as heard in `Way High On Highway' the chorus is in a major key but Yoni wails "I am obliterated/Get close and be frustrated".

It's clear while some songs on this album are about recovery and how far Yoni has come, `Jonathan's Hope', conclusively he is still fighting with life. `Sod in the Seed' is a real stand out track with a faster paced beat and an off-beat guitar/percussion part which gives it a limping kind of feel. It's definitely the song with the most charm as the chorus holds a strong hook and the rapped verse flows so naturally.

With profanities galore, Mumps etc. is a very honest record that probably won't appeal to everyone upon first listen. However, Yoni's eccentric vocal style and the eclectic mix of innovative rap, song and delicate percussion provide a fantastic album that I really can't fault.


Walk The Moon
Walk The Moon
Price: £7.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Walk The Moon are great and this album proves it, 18 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Walk The Moon (Audio CD)
With splashes of psychedelic, in-your-face colour the album artwork for Walk The Moon's debut mirrors the bands explosive sound. Opener `Quesadilla' proves this with fast paced guitars and `HEY's' shouted on every other bar which is enough to inspire anyone to get moving. Bright, joyful synths fill the chorus and provide a solid hook and the electronic sounds back this up.

Next up on `Lisa Baby' there's surging bass and clean guitars matched with more synths. Although the vocals are catchy, this particular track is a little too repetitive and definitely could use a bit more zing. `Next In Line' is a floor filler with hooks galore and silky vocals not too dissimilar to those of Panic! At The Disco's Brendan Urie. With smooth falsetto and Two Door Cinema Club esque guitars `Next In Line' is possibly one of the best tracks on the album. Debut single, `Anna Sun' is jam-packed full of happiness, a perfect summer song, guaranteeing a smile on your face whatever the weather.

`Tightrope' is equally catchy and cheerful along with `Shiver Shiver' which has impeccably clean falsetto prone to actually sending a shiver down your spine. `Lions' is a bizarre 35 second instrumental interlude which seems rather unnecessary. `Iscariot' is similarly disappointing, a 5 minute ballad-like affair which is a little out of place compared with the rest of the album. Despite this, last track `I Can Lift A Car' is endearing, proclaiming "I can lift a car up all by myself!"; charming evidence that Walk The Moon have high ambitions and a positive outlook on life.

Walk The Moon have managed to create a summery album bursting with swirling guitars, soaring falsetto and punchy electronica all blended into one. A really great album for any day of the week, a simple pick-me-up or an album to put on at a party, Walk The Moon has it all.


Your Friend, The Atom
Your Friend, The Atom
Price: £17.36

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Noise, just awful noise, 18 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Your Friend, The Atom (Audio CD)
Despite just falling short of 40 minutes, Your Friend, The Atom feels like a lifetime when you listen to it from start to oh-so-tiring finish. One thing is certain, you'll emerge from each song feeling like you've been thoroughly beaten up and repeatedly punched in the face. This album is exhausting. Full of infuriatingly childish song names (e.g. `There Is No Cure For The Common Cold So Don't Expect A Cure For Cancer) reminiscent of the Fall Out Boy/Panic! At The Disco days, the whole album just feels fake and crudely immature both melodically and lyrically.

`Applied Robotics' is an absolute frenzy of mad vocals and even madder instrumentation. However, it is one of the few songs from Your Friend, The Atom that actually has a kind of melody a listener can hold onto. Some songs definitely have potential, for example `All My Friends Are JPEGs' and `Goran Ivanisevic' which carry a glimmer of hope melodically but this is marred by the arbitrary fuzz they call electronica which just does not make sense. The sheer volume of noise at the start of `Eat Something' will make anyone almost instantly dismiss this track despite its charming chorus chant of "Thin is success!" and its catchy underlying beat.

Those not already hardened to We Are The Physics' break-neck speed will be deterred at first listen, however if you loved their first album We Are The Physics Are OK At Music then you'll love Your Friend, The Atom. The only redeeming feature of the album is the brilliant `Napoleon Loves Josephine' from its clap-happy start and memorable walking bass line this song is not only credible, it's downright great. The charismatic shouted chorus of "NAPOLEON, LOVES JOSEPHINE" really worms its way into your brain and the `woos!' bring a real sense of excitement to the track.

For the casual listener of music, this album is not for you but any crazy punk/rock/new-wave fans will love this cacophony of sheer noise. Your Friend, The Atom is 14 tracks of utter nonsense performed at an immense speed, and if listened to all at once is guaranteed to give you a dreadful headache. When attempting to listen to the album in full only advice to give would be: don't.


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