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Flight 505: a novella
Flight 505: a novella
Price: £3.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 28 Sept. 2015
An excellent read! Les Bohem is an incredibly talented writer, and Flight 505 is no exception. Thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommended!


Another Day (CD)
Another Day (CD)
Offered by SmokeCDs
Price: £16.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply honest, 11 Oct. 2003
This review is from: Another Day (CD) (Audio CD)
i've been a fan of lene marlin ever since her first album, "playing my game" was released in 1999. having heard she was taking a break from making music for a while, i was a little scared that maybe she wouldn't come back, or when she did that the music she made wouldn't be anywhere near the standard of that first album i still listen to as often as possible.
i'm glad to say that this album is definitely worth the wait, and while the songs aren't as different as they were on the first album, they are still as touching as ever, due to lene's honest lyrics and vulnerable sounding voice. the melodies are all catchy, and seem to get stuck in my head randomly, even though they wouldn't appear to be the kind of songs that you start singing as you're walking down the street, you'd be surprised how often you start.
on first listen, the standout tracks for me were "another day" because of it's breezy melody and strumming guitars, "you weren't there" because of the melancholy lyrics, upbeat sound and the way the chorus comes in, "sorry" for the strings and catchy melody, "my love" because it is almost acoustic and incredibly beautiful, "whatever it takes" for it's radio-friendly, guitar-pop sound and "story" which is about a suicide.
the completely honest lyrics and simple sounds of all the songs shine through and make this one of the best albums i've heard in a while. maybe not as good as "playing my game" but a damn good second album anyway. highly recommended.


Tell All Your Friends
Tell All Your Friends

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 23 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Tell All Your Friends (Audio CD)
Taking Back Sunday are a great band. I can't actually remember how I got into them. Probably though Thursday or Finch, but that's not important. "Tell All Your Friends" is a brilliant CD and will appeal to almost anyone who likes punk, emo or hardcore, as it blends all 3 styles perfectly. My favourite songs on this CD are "Cute Without The E", "There's No 'I' In Team" and "You're So Last Summer". Each song is filled with emotion, and while the screaming (which I think just makes the songs sound even more emotional) may not be to everyone's taste, makes the lyrics so much more effective.
Fans of Thursday, A Static Lullaby, Finch and Thrice will love this. Or at least most of them will :D I do.


And Don't Forget to Breathe
And Don't Forget to Breathe
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.75

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one for the hardcore/post-hardcore fans, 16 Feb. 2003
This is a must have for all the emo/hardcore and post-hardcore fans out there. For fans of Glassjaw, Finch, Thursday and The Used, the contrast between melody and emotional screaming will be no shock. If I had to, I would say The Used are A Static Lullaby's closest comparison.
The songs on this CD are emotional, loud and aggressive. My favourites being "Charred Fields Of Snow" and "Love To Hate, Hate To Me" although all the other songs are also fantastic definitions of post-hardcore/emo music.
To all of you who are into pop-punk and other styles of music, A Static Lullaby may not be for you, but don't let that put you off giving their music a listen. Being open minded never hurt anyone, did it?
This CD is definitely a worthy purchase, in my opinion and I highly recommend it along with "What It Is To Burn" by Finch and "Used" by The Used.


Stop
Stop
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £13.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pop-punk with a difference, 14 Jan. 2003
This review is from: Stop (Audio CD)
Plain White T's are just another pop-punk band. But are they? In some ways, yes. They have the same kind of sound...but wait. There's something different in there that I can't quite put my finger on. Their songwriting has a little more depth and their melodies are catchy, but at the same time, not annoying in the slightest.
My favourite songs on this CD are "Stop" (which I particularly love the lyrics for), "What If" and "Radios In Heaven", which happens to be an acoustic-y song which shows that in fact, they're not just another pop-punk band. They're going to be around for a long, long time.


To Venus and Back
To Venus and Back
Offered by westworld-
Price: £14.98

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars yet another masterpiece, 26 Dec. 2001
This review is from: To Venus and Back (Audio CD)
tori never fails to amaze me. although all her albums have a similar style, they are all incredibly varied. at the time of writing this, i own "from the choirgirl hotel" and "boys for pele" both which are great albums. i prefer FTCH more because it has the electronic sound, which "to venus and back" has. the piano is still there, but it is contrasted wonderfully with the electronics and drums in the background.
standout tracks for me include "bliss" which is my favourite song on the album, "juarez" for it's plain originality and "1000 oceans" because it is a truly beautiful song, both lyrically and musically. all the songs on this album are brilliant and not to be missed.
disc 2, the live album blew me away. i have never seen (or heard) tori live before listening to this cd. now i am determined to see her someday. starting off with "precious things" the darkness of the piano and backing band set the scene for this cd. i loved the live versions of "cruel" and "bells for her" - they were so amazing. how one person can be so talented is beyond me. totally brilliant.
buy this now. don't think twice. just get it.


Morning View
Morning View
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.43

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, as usual, 29 Oct. 2001
This review is from: Morning View (Audio CD)
i own the "science" and "make yourself" albums, and i have to say, after listening to them over and over again, they are brilliant. "morning view" is no exception. it's the fresh sound of incubus all over again. the first single, "wish you were here" is brilliant. nice electric and acoustic guitars, with brandon's awesome vocals make it a great song. every song on the album rocks, and you'd be mad to miss it!


The Acid Lounge
The Acid Lounge

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you're looking for some chillout music..., 9 Aug. 2001
This review is from: The Acid Lounge (Audio CD)
This is the album for you. A nice collection of acid jazz and electronica music. Could be compared to Massive Attack, in a way, but more relaxed and less trip-hoppy. Good album.


Sound City Burning
Sound City Burning
Offered by Music-Finder
Price: £34.89

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is what punk music's about!, 9 Aug. 2001
This review is from: Sound City Burning (Audio CD)
All the songs are brilliant, and very punky. Sure, some of them may sway more to pop-punk, but they're still awesome. I especially love "Whatever", "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" and "Beautiful Nation" - great songs. I would recommend this CD to fans of bands like The Ataris, New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. Great CD!


Something Like Human
Something Like Human
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.76

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good album, 10 Jun. 2001
This review is from: Something Like Human (Audio CD)
I just bought this album, and I'm listening to it right now. Some of the songs are very metal-ish, like "Down" and "Last Time". The standout tracks on this album, for me are "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)", "Solace" and "Innocent".
I bought this album on the strength of "In My Hands", and I don't regret it for one minute. Sure, there are some weak tracks, but the better ones make up for it.
Overall, I'd say this is a very good album, and recommend it to fans of Finger Eleven, Vertical Horizon and Feeder.


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