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Visuals
Visuals
Price: £9.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Progressive Pop Brilliance, 23 May 2017
This review is from: Visuals (Audio CD)
I've been a fan since Frengers. That album brought with it the anthemic closer, Comforting Sounds - a track that totally blew everything else out of the water at the time and one that I thought Mew would never match.

However, I was wrong. Not only is Visuals drenched from start to finish in hook laden progressive pop brilliance, in my opinion the chorus hook in Carry Me To Safety surpasses everything that has come before it. It leaves one torn between playing the remainder of the album or simply putting that wonderful song on repeat.

Of course, there are many, many more highlights strewn across this highly melodic and rhythmic album. Twist Quest, The Wake of Your Life, In a Better Place and the totally barnstorming opener, Nothingness and No Regrets are all worthy of a mention.

This album really has surpassed my expectations. +- was a great album but this has gone beyond that and is to date, the finest Mew album.

These guys will be huge - one day soon. No hesitation, Five Stars.


Philips SHS3300BK/10 Earhook Headphones (27 mm Drivers/1.2 m Cable) - Black
Philips SHS3300BK/10 Earhook Headphones (27 mm Drivers/1.2 m Cable) - Black
Price: £14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Satisfactory for the commute., 1 May 2017
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Great for the commute. Very light and easy to store. Not the greatest sound but good enough to obscure most of the annoying coughs, sneezes and inane conversation from others on the train.


The Conjuring 2 [Includes Digital Download] [DVD] [2016]
The Conjuring 2 [Includes Digital Download] [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Patrick Wilson
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good story - some scares., 1 May 2017
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Fine movie. We know what to expect now from the current trend for ghosts and possession in film, but this movie is far more imaginative and tense than any graphic slice and dice movie. Fine performances from the American leads but the down to earth and occasionally wooden English supporting cast stretch reality more than the story itself. Based on fact, loosely and with plenty of artistic licence. Recommended.


teapigs Mao Feng Green Tea 125 g (Pack of 1, Total 50 Tea Bags)
teapigs Mao Feng Green Tea 125 g (Pack of 1, Total 50 Tea Bags)
Price: £11.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 1 May 2017
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The best green tea on the planet


Luxury Rectangular Bamboo Duckboard
Luxury Rectangular Bamboo Duckboard
Offered by Homesolutions2u
Price: £19.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine, 1 May 2017
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Does a fine job in the wet room. Not as deep as some duck boards, but deep enough and comfortable. Dries quickly.


bremermann® Wall-Mounted Towel Rail with 5 Rails, chrome-plated metal
bremermann® Wall-Mounted Towel Rail with 5 Rails, chrome-plated metal
Offered by eluno24
Price: £18.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it should., 1 May 2017
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It looks good in the new wet room. Value for money and would recommend.


Wangel Strong Adhesive Hook for Towel and Robe, Patented Glue + 3M Self-Adhesive, Stainless Steel, Polished Finish
Wangel Strong Adhesive Hook for Towel and Robe, Patented Glue + 3M Self-Adhesive, Stainless Steel, Polished Finish
Offered by Wangel Group
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sticky and strong - wear gloves and handle with care, 1 May 2017
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Looked reasonably simple to apply and there is no doubting the strength of the product. However, it might have been my own incompetence, but I managed to get glue everywhere. The glue is very dark, almost black and it is very sticky and quite waterproof - which to be fair, you will want from a glue. But what should have been a one minute job turned into a fifteen minute clean up for me. I am still finding traces of it a week later on the washing up bottle and everytime I use it, it ends up back on my hands. But, like I say, that's probably just me. This is strong stuff!


Return To Ommadawn
Return To Ommadawn
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very welcome return to form, 23 Jan. 2017
This review is from: Return To Ommadawn (Audio CD)
What a joy it was to learn that Mike was returning to the creative style he nurtured in those first three albums of the early 70s and RTO does not disappoint. Yet for those expecting a renewal of themes and the aggression of 1975 might feel slightly short changed.

Where in 1975 we had Ommadawn, this might well have been called Ommadusk - it is steeped in a wisdom and melancholy of a man who has truly lived rather than displaying the anger and confusion of a young man.

As with most Oldfield records of one track per LP side, RTO has one side, which is stronger and more coherent than the other. And for me, Part One is a masterpiece. The melodies shine through, send shivers and even produce a tear or two dependent upon one's mood - especially knowing the pain that the composer has endured in the last year. The African drums make a very welcome return and the final section building towards the climax of Part One is a triumph. At the end of Part One, Oldfield opted to reprise with the opening theme to close the side, when perhaps fading out with the drums akin to the original might have worked better, but that is a minor quibble.

Part Two takes a bit of time to get going - like the original - and will perhaps take a few more listens to appreciate the full beauty but the themes are not as strong for me after half a dozen plays. That said, midway through, when the familiar African rhythms kick in, it all pulls together very nicely indeed. I've not decided yet whether the play on 'On Horseback' at the end is irritating or simply quirky, but altogether Part Two doesn't make the hairs stand up on the back of the neck and produce the emotions that Part One does.

For me, Part One merits 5 stars all the way but alas, Part Two is 3 stars. So it's 4 stars and I truly hope that Mike continues along this path once more. It is his best release for many, many years, probably since Incantations.


From The Sea To The Land Beyond
From The Sea To The Land Beyond
Price: £16.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music.......found it at last!, 13 Feb. 2016
I remember watching a documentary on BBC4 late one Saturday night. The archive footage was mesmerising and the music accompanying the film fitted the pictures on the screen perfectly. I was struck by the hypnotic quality of some post rock style music alongside other music which was highly melodic. We waited for the end credits to role and discovered that the music was performed by British Sea Power. At the time, I looked them up and couldn't find anything by them resembling a soundtrack. So I gave up and the memory of those pictures and the awesome music, faded.

Then I found this. This is the soundtrack to that film we saw back in 2013. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of the compositions and the atmosphere that is created by some of the more ambient and minimalist soundscapes. Simply breathtaking!


Sony Mobile SWR50 SmartWatch 3 Fitness and Activity Tracker Wrist Watch Compatible with Android 4.3+ Smartphones - Black
Sony Mobile SWR50 SmartWatch 3 Fitness and Activity Tracker Wrist Watch Compatible with Android 4.3+ Smartphones - Black

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for sport, 6 Aug. 2015
This watch is quite an enigma. I requested one for my birthday as I was fed up with strapping the rather bulky Xperia Z3 to my arm to track runs with Runkeeper. Unfortunately, the one function I wanted the watch for, it is not fit for purpose. Basically, the watch doesn't like sweat and therefore, once your arm and wrist gets sweaty with exercise, the GPS cuts out. There are many threads about this issue on the Sony support forums and there does not appear to be a solution. Apparently, if you stop and wipe the sweat from underneath your watch, GPS will lock in again, but who wants to keep doing that during a run?

In fairness and to balance the review, I've been impressed with other functionality of the watch - sending texts and emails via voice control, listening to music via bluetooth headphones with just the watch (once music is loaded into the albeit quite limited storage) without the need for a phone, taking notes, having maps on your wrist and setting alarms, etc, all good stuff and more than I expected. The ability to read texts and emails as well as Guardian headlines and other highlights can provide a useful distraction in the most boring of meetings, without needing to glance at your phone. However, Sony REALLY do need to sort the GPS issue out as until then, it really shouldn't be marketed as a sport's accessory. 2.5 stars.
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