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Fossils
Fossils
Offered by FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Price: £43.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Get it, you know you want to, 1 April 2014
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This review is from: Fossils (Audio CD)
For completists maybe but a fine mini-collection of Dino Jr tracks... Worth it for the cover of Peter Frampton alone!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive & works fine, 26 Nov. 2013
Bought this not fully expecting it to work for the price and willing to take a gamble. Needn't have worried as it works fine with my iPhone 5s (despite a note with it saying might not work with 5s!). Seems find and I keep it at work in case of emergencies...


Burning Your House Down
Burning Your House Down
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now this is some real rock'n'roll!, 12 Jan. 2011
Unpolished, fiery, rockin' mayhem! They aren't clever but their music is big, and they don't overproduce their music but they are quality musicians and have created something that is lacking in this day and age. They are a combo of 50s rock and roll and early punk - with a slight feel of The Hives rawer work. Really enjoyable in this day and age of X Factor and over-polished RnB rubbish in the charts. Apparently, superb live (I will find out in a month or so) give them a go and if you have any musical taste you won't be disappointed!


The Katie Melua Collection
The Katie Melua Collection
Price: £11.02

3 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Firstly don't include this in the blues section, secondly who buys her stuff anyway?, 28 Jan. 2009
Her music was used in a furniture ad in the UK - enough said! Somebody had the intelligence to see that this is soulless doodling with no substance and therefore perfect for an ad (and yes I'm sure she is laughing allthe way to the bank). Miss Melua can sing a bit and has a pleasant enough voice but there is no passion there at all. This really is music for people who don't really like music very much at all - the 2000s equivalent of muzak. As for releasing a collection after she has only been going for such a short time? My own view is that her record company understand there is no chance of longevity for her. I would advise anyone who believes that music should mean something to avoid is like the plague. Take a chance on anything from the "real" blues section or the rock or indie section - take pot luck it will be better than this! How many people with this also have James Blunt in their collection?


Era Vulgaris
Era Vulgaris
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £5.34

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another killer from the Queens..., 5 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Era Vulgaris (Audio CD)
Further to the last reviewer and his pedantic rant about this being the 5th not the 4th album, as stated in the official review, I'd like to add my own pedantic note: this is not the first album since Nick Olivieri left the band! The review for Lullabies to Paralyze states that Lullabies "is the first Queens of the Stone Age album released since the rather messy departure of co-conspirator Nick Oliveri". As Mr Johnstone states "get it right Amazon!".

With regard to the album it gets 4 rather than 5 stars due to the opening track which is not much of a song and not very well performed/recorded. I can only hope that the advanced version I heard includes a demo of the track (Turning on the Screw). The rest of the album is superb and ranks amongst the best material recorded by the Queens; it really is difficult to single ot one standout track. One minor gripe - what is the album cover meant to be? It looks like something out of Spongebob Squarepants (mentioned in Make it Wit Chu)! However, that aside I'd urge everyone with some taste in real music to buy this....


Silent Alarm Remixed
Silent Alarm Remixed
Price: £5.31

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it a few listens...., 8 Sept. 2005
This review is from: Silent Alarm Remixed (Audio CD)
Give this remix a few listens and you will be hooked. I bought it purely on the strength of the original. I have to admit that I am a fan of good remixes and in this case they don't go on for an eternity, which is often a fault with remixes. Another plus point is that they aren't all in-your-face: there are a couple of quite chilled-out tracks (So Here We Are and Plans) that emphasise the sometimes unfairly-maligned vocals of Kele.
Satisfyingly, they do highlight a lot of the good points of Bloc Party's excellent emotive music. I am sure that when I play the original there will be a lot of things I hear that I didn't hear the first (of 50th) time. The version of Helicopter emphasises Matt's skills on the drums superbly, and the line "He's born a liar, he'll die a liar" (referring to George W Bush) is brought to the fore well.
The tracks themselves go from the average (track one: Like Eating Glass) to the sublime (Positive Tension and Blue Light) and I found all to be at the very least interesting, and at best an important addition to one of the year's best band's catalogue.
Luke, whose review for the album is above, seems to have missed the point of a remix - it is to give a different accent, feel or taste to the original: if you just want the original then buy the original!! Overall I'd give the album 4 out of 5 and would urge fans of Bloc Party to give it a go.


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