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J. D. Handforth "Spazzatron" (Sheffield, Saarf Yorkshire)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great socks!, 4 Feb. 2011
Great accessory, perhaps even essential. VERY comfy, and with the slight sheen, look very classy (especially with the right type of short-shorts). They really bring out my legs.

Only bad thing to say is, with my midget frame (for a guy), I find I have to turn them over slightly at the cuff. But they actually look better that way

Pulled Apart By Horses
Pulled Apart By Horses

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DON'T RATE THIS ALBUM OVER A DISPUTE WITH A SELLER, 12 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Pulled Apart By Horses (Audio CD)
Seeing as some failed abortion by the name of Alex (no point not mentioning their name, when its patently obvious who I'm referring to) decided to ruin this album's well-deserved 5-star rating because of a dispute with an amazon seller, I felt the need to balance things out with a review of my own (though I rarely write reviews), as I know the band from the Sheffield and Leeds music scenes, and its a big thing for them to get a 5-star rating on a site like Amazon

Every time I've seen them, from the smallest room at the Leadmill to Skate Central with No Age and Male Bonding, they have been full of the kind of energy that draws you in and leaves you feeling immensely satisfied, their music is fully in the vein stretching back to the early '80s from Black Flag through Mission of Burma through the Jesus Lizard right through to Sonic Youth, and hard as it is to make such a live show come through on CD, they do it with aplomb.

Right, that's that done - now to Alex; if you have a problem with getting the wrong thing from a seller, take it up with the seller, then if necessary with amazon, and leave negative feedback in the orders bit. NOT here - Amazon reviews are of what the music actually is.
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In The Constellation Of The...
In The Constellation Of The...

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.... Just WOW, 17 Aug. 2010
Having been into a variety of extreme music, having been inspired by bands such as Soilent Green, Napalm Death, Textures, Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah, Necrophagist, Rotten Sound, Disfear, Isis, Neurosis, and Gojira, I lost interest in much of the genre about a year and a half ago, as there seemed to be a drying-up of extreme releases that actually grabbed me and made me sit up and take note. Indeed, it appeared all the creativity and magic I'd loved about the aforementioned bands had moved into indie and electronic music, specifically bands like Animal Collective, Panda Bear, TV on the Radio, Lightning Bolt, No Age, Yeasayer and the like.

This, however, is absolutely spot on I actually cant seem to stop playing it. The first metal album I've heard in a very long time to really grab my attention.

Let It Be [Deluxe]
Let It Be [Deluxe]
Offered by Side Two
Price: £12.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ATTN AMAZON:, 16 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Let It Be [Deluxe] (Audio CD)
This record - bloody brilliant beyond words. BUT, for the attention of both people unfamiliar with the Replacements and the Amazon team - you do know that the artwork displayed is that of "Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash", and NOT "Let It Be", right?

The Mighty Boosh : Complete BBC Series 3 [2007] [DVD]
The Mighty Boosh : Complete BBC Series 3 [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Noel Fielding
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £2.74

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Biggest disappointment of 2007, 18 Jun. 2008
For me, a fan of a long, long time, this was a big, bit letdown. This has nothing to do with "snobbishness" or "not liking them because they're too popular". I quite honestly could not care less what anyone thinks of the things I like, and the Mighty Boosh has never been any exception.

That said, since the've become more popular, Noel Fielding in particular seems to have disappeared further and further up his own arse, hanging out with celebrities &c. You might say, Vince Noir has consumed and taken over Fieldings personality. The reason I'm bringing this up is because it shows through on this here series three. In many ways, its views like a self-parody, with Fielding and, sadly, Barratt as well simply playing exaggerated versions or Noir & Moon respectively.

Its disappointing when you consider the two years, and the studio time & BBC funding they've had, and most of what they've done is in many places regurgitated loads of ideas, and indeed entire storylines in some cases, from the second series. Also, in many of the places where they havent done this, they've simply fallen back on exaggerated versions on things popularly associated with the Boosh, cases in point being the crimping and the scat singing.

However, all this said, I'm still gonna give it three stars for some occasions where the magic I fell in love with when I first got into the Boosh is still apparent, such as the Eels. This seems to show that the magics not quite gone yet, and theres still hope for the next series. Also, Rich Fulcher's parts are all great - his characters, including the highly welcome return of Bob Fossil are one of the biggest redeemers of series three.

Love Or Die
Love Or Die
Price: £12.98

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 18 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Love Or Die (Audio CD)
Cant believe no-ones reviewed this baby yet, so I'll say a few words about it - here goes:

I'll start by saying that all of Susumu Yokota's work is amazing, everyone who likes electronic and/or ambient music should at least check out any of his recordings. That said, none of his work until now has matched his 1999 record "Sakura" in terms of beauty.

Love or Die, however, easily at least comes close.

These days, at times when Im chilling out reading a book, since this arrived, Love or Die is rarely far from my player.

Theres more of a pronounced ambient-house feel to this one than on previous releases, a bit more reminiscent of say the Orb, but dont let that put you off. For all the house-like beats and use of piano, this is still an ambient record in my book.

Well, thats all I've got to say about that - hope this reviews been helpful!

The Mirimar Disaster
The Mirimar Disaster
Offered by westworld-
Price: £6.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody Brilliant!, 27 Mar. 2007
This review is from: The Mirimar Disaster (Audio CD)
Having seen this band perform so many times around the music scene in Sheffield, its been unreal seeing them get to where they are today. They have never failed to please live, nor do they disappoint on here, going from quiet/acoustic to monolithic, crushing riffage in the space of each epic track.

If you're a fan of either Mastodon, Isis, or Converge, i.e. of the more discerning type of alt/metal fans, then I recommend this and then some.

Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £8.10

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of 2006? I think so., 7 Dec. 2006
Having been quite literally blown out of the water by Kylesa's Sheffield gig, I bought this their latest album online - investment well worth the while. Kylesa are one of those bands that sound as though they were made just for me; while staying fiercely true to their hardcore roots, their sound contains all the epic-ness of the likes of Isis, sweetening things with instances of psychadelia - guitarist Laura Pleasants has said in interviews that she's influenced a fair bit by '70s Krautrock bands, so perhaps no surprise there. Whatever the case, Kylesa are a rarity these days; a band with a sound entirely their own.

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