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Unfinished Monkey Business
Unfinished Monkey Business
Price: £5.34

6 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary as hell, 7 Oct. 2003
The Stone Roses were great, blah blah blah, but let's be honest - this is a terrible album. Sounds like it was written inside 2 days using a Casio VL Tone. What the HELL is that "Lions" rubbish all about? I've heard more musical inspiration in an attack of diarrhoea.

Going For The One
Going For The One
Price: £6.60

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply phenomenal, 1 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Going For The One (Audio CD)
A quite amazing album from beginning to end. Every song a winner with a huge range of emotions in both music and lyrical content - whimsy on "Wondrous Stories", a heart-rending tale of love conquering death in "Turn of the Century" and awesome high octane cathedral-filling power on "Parallels". It's Steve Howe's album. He's never played the guitar quite as well (and nor has anybody else, really...) - listen to the virtuoso slide guitar on the title track and the way his soaring solo intertwines with Rick Wakeman's keyboards on "Parallels". The production is also magnificent, rarely has a rock band achieved such a huge sound. All this, and I haven't even mentioned "Awaken" yet....

The Look of Love: The Very Best of ABC
The Look of Love: The Very Best of ABC
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic pop, 13 May 2003
Whoever compiled this album was clever enough to realise that ABC's "show-style" pop of the early and mid-80s has worn a LOT better than the later sub-housey stuff. Some wonderful, wonderful tunes and lyrics, especially from "Lexicon" and "Alphabet City". Also a reminder that "Beauty Stab" was a better album than people remember. Best track? "When Smokey Sings". Miracles made real.

Price: £8.44

15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating crossroads for the band...., 19 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Electric (Audio CD)
This is really a tale of two albums - "Peace", the album that never was, and "Electric", the finished product. The whole album was recorded during the famous "Manor Sessions" but subsequently binned; largely because it all sounded exactly like "Sanctuary". Rick Rubin was drafted in, and the Cult suddenly went florid goth poesy to sounding like AC/DC's harder-riffing younger brothers. It's very unpretentious rock (albeit tight as hell production-wise - try it with headphones, you'll see Rubin's magic in its full glory), only 4 or 5 tracks really stand out, but it's all serviceable. Two bits of advice - 1) if you like this, buy every album AC/DC have ever done, and 2) try and track down the original Manor versions - the difference between them and the final "Electric" versions is absolutely fascinating.

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