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Permission To Land
Permission To Land
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is rock!, 17 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Permission To Land (Audio CD)
I heard of the darkness several months ago, and from what I heard it didnt deserve a listen - men performing in catsuits with shaky falsetto. As a self respecting indie rocker, this just did not sound like my cup of tea.
I wish I had listened to them earlier!
This music just sounds like encompassed joy - the hooks and riffs just lift you up and have you singing along. Even on the dullest day. This music just needs to be played at full volume - it sounds even better, and from all reports it sounds even better coming from that row of Marshalls. Critics may say that the lyrics are meaningless. My answer is, so what! The lyrics make sense, but what means something is Justin Hawkins deliverance of his gospel - it is just fantastic hearing his falsetto hit the ceiling! The guitars are rocking, and rocking beautifully, with some impressive queen-esque solo. The drums are crashing, and yet with all this noise it still manages to sound great.
One of the best albums this year.


The Backpacker (Summersdale Travel)
The Backpacker (Summersdale Travel)
by John Christopher Harris
Edition: Paperback

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting tale..., 17 Sept. 2003
The Backpacker is an interesting read, and the twisting tale takes you through some of the most interesting places and situations. Visiting India, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia amongst others, the descriptions of these beautiful countries are enough to get you jumping onto the soonest plane.
However, this book is simply written - the plot is linear and the language basic (and crude) and many of the events leave you somewhat pondering over its distance from the actual events Harris experienced.
A good book for a rainy day, or when your under the weather.


Pixel Juice
Pixel Juice
by Jeff Noon
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Original, 17 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Pixel Juice (Paperback)
50 short stories, each one revealing a new provocative or introspective idea. Noon's imagination is clearly quite incredible - I have never read a book with so many individual ideas. Noon also uses language in an entirely different way, the rhythm of his writing and the thoughts he conveys through his words are very powerful - the story might take only two minutes to read but it leaves you pondering the meaning or the moral. Jeff Noon has written a book which is incredible, an "off switch" for humans, swarming adverts, and the story of a young pimp who grows up. This is a great gift for someone 14+ who is interested in the human mind, and in culture and change.
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