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Time
Time
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Price: £4.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm afraid this is very boring., 7 May 2017
This review is from: Time (Audio CD)
No drama. No tension. No soul. No blues. No emotion. No outstanding tunes. Just some songs that are well played, but there's nothing about it that's really Fleetwood Mac.


Philips SHQ4200/10 ActionFit Washable Ultra Light Sports Headphones, Neckband - Red/Black
Philips SHQ4200/10 ActionFit Washable Ultra Light Sports Headphones, Neckband - Red/Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Like most 'sports headphones', 1 April 2016
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Like most 'sports headphones', these don't withstand the use they're designed for. I bought mine in early January, and by mid-March, during which time I probably only used them 10 times or so, one of the earphones started to crackle, and eventually die.

I've had longer-lasting unbranded headphones from Sports Direct. I don't mind replacing these things after a year or so, if I've spent long enough hours running outdoors with them, but I probably did about 80 miles over 10-12 runs in total before these things had had enough.
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Shades Of Deep Purple
Shades Of Deep Purple
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great albums, but poor quality on the bonus tracks, 19 May 2011
This review is from: Shades Of Deep Purple (Audio CD)
These first three Deep Purple albums have been remastered well, but the packaging and sleeve art is dreadful. It looks like a GCSE student has knocked up something during a detention period.

The bonus tracks are largely from 'non-studio sources, and fall slightly below our usual standard'. That's putting it mildly. Please, if they're of unlistenable quality, please leave them off of the CD. There's nothing to be enjoyed from muffled recordings that can barely be heard.


Earthling
Earthling

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doing What He Does Best, 30 July 2002
This review is from: Earthling (Audio CD)
If David Bowie made the same album time and time again, we wouldn't like him, would we? Even if you don't love Earthling (and I do), the appeal lies in Bowie's pioneering spirit that's carried him through so many corridors of culture, sub-culture, and counter-culture.
This is Bowie's swipe at Britpop. Imagine Iggy Pop fronting a techno-Tin Machine - that'll either rattle your bones, or turn you off completely. American pop-culture gets a rollocking, drum 'n' bass beats mix with distorted guitars, and Bowie even produces two classic singles from this chaotic album - 'Little Wonder', and 'Dead Man Walking', the latter being the most over looked anthem of the nineties. If this song was released when 'Trainspotting' was being directed, Underworld would probably be lining up at the dole office right now. Honestly.
True to form, Bowie abandoned this style in favour of a fresh start after this album. His previous forays into krautrock, Philly soul, glam, jazz, pop, and so many other areas of music and art have left a trail of incredible visionary statements, and astonishing music. In 1997, at the age of 50!, he did it again. He never let us down.


Tonight
Tonight
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9 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Unfairly Treated Album In History, 30 July 2002
This review is from: Tonight (Audio CD)
This album has produced some of the worst and laziest pieces of journalism I have ever read in just about every review I've ever come accross.
Bowie takes a handful of songs (mostly covers), and records them in a style unchallenged in its texture and atmosphere on any other album since. His late 70's collaborations with Iggy Pop are resurrected in 'Neighbourhood Threat', and 'Tonight', although the latter could have done without Tina Turner. His cover of 'Don't Look Down' is one of the coolest, most laid back moments of his recorded career, and is simply beautiful. He improves on the Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows', by giving it the melancholy, baritone vocal it actually deserved (the BB version was way too cheerful), and to top it all of, there are two of his best songs from the decade, 'Loving The Alien' (strangely prophetic in these post-9/11 times), and the outstanding 'Blue Jean', a song so well composed and performed, it's no wonder so much of his mid-80's competition never lasted long.
As a bonus, this is Bowie's best album packaging. The stained glass image on the cover, and the prints of paintings of DB, plus stills from the brilliant 'Blue Jean' video make this as good to look at as it is to listen to.
In 1984 you had this, U2's 'Unforgettable Fire', and a load of stinking crap. Thank God for David Bowie.
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Never Let Me Down
Never Let Me Down
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He Never Let Us Down, 30 July 2002
This review is from: Never Let Me Down (Audio CD)
...it's far from Bowie's most influential effort, but this is more a sign of the times than talent in decline.
In the mid-eighties, Bowie was at a loose end with regards to take his career, and mainstream pin-up pop was the one avenue he hadn't hitherto explored. Depspite the sub-standard FM-radio production (so commonplace at the time), there are some genuinely good songwriting moments here, even if some of the session musicians' performances didn't quite do them justice. 'Time Will Crawl' harks back to 'Diamond Dogs', 'Glass Spider' is Bowie being typically off-beat, and 'Zeroes' and the title track would have been fought over by the mid-80's competition.
After all, if Bowie was washed up, as is the popular misconception, where did the great soundtracks come from? 'Absolute Beginners', 'This is not America', 'When the Wind Blows', etc. 'NLMD' reflects the sound of the industry and the times, rather than the great David Bowie.
A decent Eighties album, if ever such a thing existed, and in any case, far better than Style Council!


Station To Station
Station To Station
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Station to Station, 30 July 2002
This review is from: Station To Station (Audio CD)
...Bowie has often remarked that this album marked his own personal nadir, and that he has no recollection of making this record at all. By rights, this should have been the end of Bowie, both as an artist and a functional human being. Instead, this is among his finest hour. Gone are glam-rock anthems of 'Ziggy Stardust', and the smoochy soul of 'Young Americans'. This is cold, soulless, metal machine machine rock, performed by a desperate artist living on the edge of his own existence.
Beggining with the 11 minute-plus title track, itself a schizophrenic jam through early Pink Floyd-ian riffing, and becoming a dark Black Sabbath-meets-Status Quo boogie inspired by the brilliant Mike Garson, this short album of only six tracks takes the listener into Bowie's desperate mind. No visionary statements, no 'dudes' or 'ravers', but Bowie pleading for God's redemption (Word on a Wing), and praising his TV set (TVC15), before climaxing with a cover of Nina Simone's 'Wild is the Wind', probably his best-known cover.
Brilliant. If you're only going to own five Bowie albums, make this one of them.


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