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Britney Jean
Britney Jean
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Price: £3.99

10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Britney Jean b**tch!, 2 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Britney Jean (Audio CD)
Since "Blackout" came out, every album Britney released seemed like something was missing. Her input on her albums was minimum and somehow felt irrelevant. But not this time. Britney Jean is an album filled half with club bangers half with heart-felt songs.

Britney has writing credits on every single song and making it her most personal album to date. She mainly collaborated with will.i.am, but also has new people she worked with like William Orbit, Sia, David Guetta, Nicky Romero and a producer from the past Dr. Luke. Even Katy Perry has writing credits on "Passenger"!

The dance songs are mainly influenced (if not entirely made of) EDM, in style of the lead single "Work b**ch". The slower songs are mainly on the last half of the album (4 of which are deluxe edition bonus tracks).

The best songs are (In order of preference):

- Til it's gone (A gem can be found in every album of hers)
- It should be easy (There's so much argument between fans for this because her voice is heavily auto-tuned (Robotney) but I simply adore it)
- Work b**ch
- Body ache
- Now that I found you (Ballad-ish at the beginning, but the after chorus breakdown can make you the happiest man on Earth)
- Tik tik boom
- Perfume

The dance songs are more powerful for me, since they are the only reminders of blackout, but there's enough for everyone! The only flaw? It's too short! There are only 10 songs on the standard edition, so you'll need to get the deluxe edition to get a full dose of Brit Brit!

Britney Jean is the best album Mrs. Britney Spears has released since "Blackout" and it's a proof that when she gets involved into her music, magic can happen! With all means, BUY IT!!!

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo 3DS)
Offered by PirStore
Price: £26.90

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zelda as it should be!, 24 Nov. 2013
I'm a big fan of The Legend of Zelda series. This title is a great entry to the series. The return to the 2D-ish graphics is much appreciated, since Zelda is best played in 2D on a handheld console. The story is typical Zelda, but the gameplay is fun as always!

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Price: £3.41

35 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feast your ears on this piece of art!, 11 Nov. 2013
This review is from: ARTPOP [CD+DVD] (Audio CD)
My life has been officially slayed! After 2 years, Lady Gaga finally releases her much anticipated third album "ARTPOP", and it's good! The sound on this record is different from anything she has released before, without, of course, getting away from her characteristic sound, POP! Despite "Born this way", which was quite dark and reminiscent, "ARTPOP" is the light compared to the night. It's electropop, reaching the verge of plain electronic music, courtesy to her collaborations with Zedd and DJ White Shadow. She also has a surprise collaboration with will.i.am and David Guetta on the track "Fashion!". You only have to listen to most of the album in order to hear some more stripped down songs ("Dope" and "Gypsy").

The lead single "Applause" is a little hard to be digested when heard for the first time, but it's very good nonetheless. The problem with this album is that it doesn't contain enough obvious singles, in the way that, though the songs are spectacular, the mainstream audience would expect something different from her and find it hard to fall in love with them as easily as a fan would. Maybe the only exceptions are "G.U.Y.", "Do what you want", "Gypsy" and maybe "Dope". But I'm not quite sure if they would have that much of a success.

The best songs on it are (in preference order):
- Venus
- Aura
- G.U.Y. (Should've been an album opener and a lead single)
- Do what you want
- Artpop
- Dope
- Gypsy
- Sexxx dreams
- Applause
- Jewels n' Drugs (Featuring T.I., Too Short, Twista, her grandma, cat and the whole family!)

I'm actually very curious to see how this record performs, but I'm sure that Gaga Power will do the trick. Gaga herself said that maybe radio isn't ready for ARTPOP, so hopefully her risky attempt is going to be fruitful. I'm also waiting to see if this masterpiece has a part 2 as previously stated and how ready the radio would then be after ARTPOP has prepared the ground for such epicness!

P.S.: This time it's UNCENSORED! Thank God! And the deluxe edition contains the 1-hour-long 2013 iTunes festival where Gaga presented for the first time some of her new songs. Amazing!

Prisoners [Blu-ray]
Prisoners [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Hugh Jackman
Price: £8.99

33 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie of 2013!, 4 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Prisoners [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
It is surely the best movie of 2013. This comes from a guy who went to the cinema to watch this without many expectations. We even got the late night viewing, so I was ready to take a nap for two and a half hours. But I didn't sleep for a single second. I wasn't even sleepy.

The main plot of the movie starts fast, without prolonged intros of anything. Throughout the whole movie, you will be hooked like a child on candy. That's what I did. It's suspenseful, mysterious and full of action. The actors and the acting are A-list, with a great praise for Jake Gyllenhaal who portrays the somehow mysterious Detective Loki.

A must watch!

Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
Price: £6.41

13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Punk Pop Princess: Young and carefree!, 4 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Avril Lavigne (Audio CD)
Generally, I believe that the punk/pop/rock genre that Avril Lavigne represents is starting to fade away. After the way "Goodbye Lullaby" was treated by the audience I believed that she might have been over. And to be honest I wasn't anticipating for new material, though I was saddened by the thought of her never releasing anything ever again. But probably it was just me being over obsessed with #1s and huge radio hits. So I was glad when I learned that she was releasing new material.

"Here's to never growing up" is a moderate pop/rock song with not many chances of becoming a hit on the modern radio stations. A bit disappointing for lead single; she should have released something very up-tempo and catchy to get herself back in the game. "Rock n' roll" on the other hand could've been that song, but it also failed to make any impact at all. "Let me go" (the 3rd single) is a kind of boring song that leaves me indifferent, really.
The album cover is spectacular, although it doesn't reflect its sound. It looks dark, but it sounds mostly happy and careless. A good example is "Hello Kitty", which should become a single ASAP! It's so silly, modern and fresh that should blow the listeners' minds! Also "Give you what you like" `s haunting instrumentation makes it one of the best album tracks.

The best songs are:
-Rock N Roll
-Give You What You Like
-Bad Girl (Feat. Marilyn Manson)
-Hello Kitty
-You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
-Hello Heartache

All in all, her self-titled album is solid, full of very good songs, but not many have a prospective of becoming the comeback single everyone is waiting for. I don't think Avril herself gives a dime about becoming a hit as she used to be, as long as she doesn't lose her sound and her quality. And that's fine with me. It's way better than "Goodbye Lullaby" and is one step to the right direction. For what it's worth, it's one of the best albums of the year and hasn't disappointed as I expected! 5/5

Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Price: £4.80

11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're gonna twerk your bangerz!, 7 Oct. 2013
WOW! Who'd have thought that when little miss Hannah Montana had released the then edgy album "Can't be tamed", we hadn't seen all of her. I literally mean nothing of her! But as much as her image has become controversial, there's nothing to doubt about the music: It simply rocks. It's Miley at her best!

It perfectly mixes pop with R&B and hip hop giving it a very urban and modern vibe. Those expecting classic Miley sounds, they will be disappointed. But those that like changes (and this is a great musical road she is following) it's the perfect early Christmas gift. It is full of single material with a little few exceptions, like "My darlin'" where, although the song is solid, the addition of rapper Future ruins everything (like he always does).

The best songs are:
- We can't stop: No explanation needed!
- SMS (Bangerz) (her collaboration with Britney) is great, though a bit dissappointing. Given the star power those two divas combine, it could have been epic...
- Love, party, money: No party is complete without money and Miley's R&B/hip hop jam!
- Wrecking ball: Maybe the best pop ballad of the year.
- #GETITRIGHT: The goofiest song of the album that can literally make your day. "I'm dancing in the mirror, I feel I got no panties on!" Are some of the silly lyrics!
- FU: A great song and a possible single choice.
- Do my thang: Miley has a potty mouth on this one, it's very urban and dancey and would serve as a great single.
- Someone else: A great ballad with modern dubstepy instrumentation. A big heads up for the gradually increasing music right before the bridge.

The deluxe tracks are OK!

For me, it's the best album of the year so far and a must buy for everyone that liked Rihanna's Unapologetic and is a fan of the style!

Damages - Season 1-5 [DVD] [2007]
Damages - Season 1-5 [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Glenn Close
Price: £19.66

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best legal drama!, 15 July 2013
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I usually don't like legal dramas, but Damages is an exception. The fact that I love about this show is that every season has one case and in every episode, the plot is slowly unfolding, revealing all the mystery and intrigues. The flash forwards always mislead you and everything you might think happens in the beginning of each season, turns 180 degrees. Every episode from season 1-5 keeps you wanting more and usually don't disappoint.
The cast, main and guest, is superb. I have no other words to say.
It's a must buy for every drama series lover and with this price it's a steal!
Highly recommended!
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The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
Price: £4.94

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The 12/20 experience!, 19 Mar. 2013
This review is from: The 20/20 Experience (Audio CD)
This album has nothing to do with Justin's previous works. It just isn't what someone would expect from him after that long hiatus he took. The album just sounds like it's one very long song, and if there weren't pauses between the tracks I wouldn't understand the difference. Assuming that you manage to separate the songs from one another, they all drag themselves after 4 minutes just to make it to minute 7 (and even 8). Why would anybody want to listen to such long songs that sound boring even from minute 2?

If you've listened to "Suit & Tie", then you've already heard the whole album. No standout tracks apart from "Mirrors", "Let the Groove Get In" and "Don't Hold the Wall" which are spectacular and are the only good thing that happens in this 1 hour and 20 minutes of listening experience!

I've actually listened to it again and again but can't seem to like it. I'm really disappointed because I waited for so long, and I hope that someday I appreciate JT's 180 degrees sound change.

Price: £9.58

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Party Queen is back!, 3 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Warrior (Audio CD)
The Queen of partying and Auto-tune is back! She gets rid of most of her glitter, grabs a guitar (with some glitter on it) and seduces us into her electropop/Rock 'n' Roll tornado. The album has a different vibe from her debut in the sense that it sounds a little stripped down. It doesn't make much sense but that's how it feels to my ears. It must be the less use of Auto-tune.

Without omitting her classic electropop anthems, she adds some old-school sounds and the result is utterly pure F.U.N.! I believe that the lead single "Die young" is a good example for what you should expect from this album. A few tracks you shouldn't miss are: Dirty love, Only wanna dance with you, Crazy kids and All that matters (The beautiful life).

Animal + Cannibal - Most of the glitter + Rock 'n' Roll = Warrior!

Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £4.88

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ain't nobody beenies!, 19 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Unapologetic (Audio CD)
When I listened to the album for the first time, I was like "meh". But after a few listens, I stated digging the more experimental sound. Songs like "Phresh out the runway", "Numb", "Pour it up" and "Jump" have a very fresh alternative hip hop sound mixed with a bit of dubstep here and there. It's mid-tempos "Diamonds", "Nobody's business" and "No love allowed" are brilliant as well and the piano-driven "Stay" is one of her best ballads yet. I was kinda let down with "Right now" since I was expecting something better from her collaboration with David Guetta, but I guess it's OK. The only song I can't really get at all (yet) is "Loveeeeeee song".

The album is quite solid and I really enjoy listening to it. It's not her best for sure, but she's experimental and taking it one step ahead and the result will blow your mind. At first I thought that the featurings were a bit unnecessary and wouldn't really change anything on the songs' quality, but I changed my mind, they actually make them quite more interesting!

P.S.: You may consider buying the Deluxe edition, since "Half of me" is a spectacular song that should have been included on the standard edition.

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