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Ultimate Collection
Ultimate Collection
Price: £9.99

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars another shocking remaster, 19 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Ultimate Collection (Audio CD)
I only downloaded one track from this, 'free and easy' - all the other classic heep stuff ive got on their excellent remastered early albums. loved this particular song and couldnt get the remastered album so jumped on this when i saw a remastered version on this compilation

wish i hadnt - whoever the ham-handed idiot is who remastered this needs to be removed from his job. This epic riff has been reduced a watery, reedy whisper. Have you got something wrong with your ears mate? I dread to think what the rest of this album sounds like. Do yourselves a favour - if youre a newcomer to heep, avoid this like the plague and seek out the album remasters

To the engineer responsible. I suggest you go back to your kylie albums where youre obviously happier

American Idiot
American Idiot
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Price: £5.65

0 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars youve gotta be kidding, 28 Aug. 2012
This review is from: American Idiot (Audio CD)
Ha ha ha read kevin maidments comments section on this page and just had to laugh at the gushing praise heaped on this crummy outfit

So what do we have here then? oh well kids i'll enlighten you. Basically we have recycled, watered down sex pistols riffs combined with davy jones pop harmonies (but not as good) layered on top......And thats it! songs? well - theres a couple of lame, spineless attempts here to do something slightly different but basically each track rolls into the other you know, in that, 'poppy-punky' way that so many of todays 'rock' (LOL!!!!) bands do

And this band has got a broadway show of their own????? and this band are one of the biggest in the world????? well - you children really have lost the plot havent you.

The Hunter
The Hunter
Price: £5.99

0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A shocking rip-off, 13 Aug. 2012
This review is from: The Hunter (Audio CD)
So here we have mastadon - now one of the biggest metal bands on the planet

And what do we have here with 'the hunter'? why - nothing less than the most shameful and disgraceful collection of rip offs ive heard since oasis

The band in question they are ripping off? Why - it should be plain to anybody with a modicum of knowledge about music (which obviously not many have) - The masters of reality

This album is an unbelievable steal from chris goss and company. Mastadon have obviously been listening very carefully. But while the masters wallow in third division cult-land where they dont deserve to be, these pretenders have stolen their music and got huge on the back of it

The most blatant example on here would be 'the creature lives' which im sure, if chris goss heard it, would have him running for the phone to call his lawyer. if anyone knows chris, please - tell him about this album

Mastadon - you should be ashamed of yourselves. As for those of you who rate this - i suggest you go buy the masters of reality back catalogue and educate yourselves as to whats really going on here
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(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Price: £9.15

26 of 71 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Heres the real story, 4 April 2012
Plenty of funny reviews on here from all you cultureless kiddies about this most over-rated of bands - let me give you the truth.

Theres always been talk of oasis ripping off the beatles and thats so laughably true - but what most people fail to notice is the plethora of other bands from that era who theyve robbed. everybody from T.rex to slade to Mott the hoople to the stones to the kinks (oh, sorry - that was blur) and many more besides. Oasis have built an entire career on 'borrowing' other bands riffs and melodies. they know it and i know it. What i hate about them the most however is that they fail to admit it and act like theyre so great when theyre not at all really. This album sums them up nicely. A selection of rip offs from start to finish, plageurising great bands from the past whose bootlaces theyre not fit to tie.

And how did they get away with it? easy - they appealed to a generation of kids who were and are too cultureless and ill educated in musical history to see through them. The early 90's kids were the start of all the generations that have followed since who have reduced pop music to its lowest ebb ever and made the uk music scene the blandest and lamest its ever been

oasis? you gotta be kidding me.
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Relentless Reckless Forever (Special Edition Digipack)
Relentless Reckless Forever (Special Edition Digipack)
Price: £13.15

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars get yourselves a singer boys, 4 Jan. 2012
The 3 stars are for the music which is very good in a pro-tools enhanced way. If the music wasnt so accomplished i would have given this a zero rating cos this album suffers from a fate that so many bands have nowadays in the metal arena - a singer who goes 'rooooarrrggggh' instead of singing

ok - i know this is 'death' metal or 'black' metal or whatever sub-genre they refer to it as. But man - i just dont get it. i dont get why these bands think that this type of vocalizing works with their music? - do they think it makes them sound dark and evil???? i got news for you - it doesnt. Nothing will ever capture darkness and evil like the very first track on the very first black sabbath album over 40 years ago. All this growling and yelling just sounds childish and very very silly, and destroys whatever merits the music itself may have

in fact thats a better name for this area of metal. Take out the 'black' or 'death' and replace with 'kiddie'. Yeah - kiddie metal. That sounds about right. Hey Venom - youve got a lot to answer for
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The Exorcist [DVD] [1973]
The Exorcist [DVD] [1973]
Dvd ~ Ellen Burstyn
Price: £5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tribute review to simply the greatest movie ever made, 3 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: The Exorcist [DVD] [1973] (DVD)
Its easy to just look at the shock factor of this movie (which was incredibly radical in 1973, and still resonates today) and miss everything else going on with it. Firstly, the acting. absolutely first rate throughout, in particular from the amazing ellen burstyn and jason miller. So many little storylines going on throughout, including Millers guilt about his mother which is very well handled and adds some quite poignant moments. The whole vibe of the film is incredibly realistic, more so than any other movie i can remember, giving it an almost documentary feel. this is due in part not only to the actors performances but also the fabulous cineamaphotography which gives it unparalleled atmosphere

it really is quite incredible to consider that this was made nearly 40 years ago. All these years later, it still stands as the ultimate horror film. Nothing that has been released since can even come close to it, regardless of how much blood, gore and shock moments theyve tried to throw at us across the years. The exorcist stands head and shoulders above them all. But it should also be remembered and watched again and again for all the other aforementioned artistic flourishes that make up the whole picture - this is NOT a mere horror flick. Its quite beautifully done and is stunning to behold. Has there ever been a film that truly captures the essence of evil? i defy anyone to sit in and watch this film on their own. If you say you do, then youre a liar my friend!

praise be to william peter blatty, william freidkin and the cast and crew of this amazing film that will forever be the ultimate movie experience

The Descent [DVD] [2005]
The Descent [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Shauna Macdonald
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.23

4.0 out of 5 stars effective!, 1 Jan. 2012
This review is from: The Descent [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
enjoyed this film - unusual storyline in that all the characters were women. A genuine sense of claustraphobia which was very unsettling indeed. In fact i cant think of a more terrifying scenario than the one these girls get into! the creatures themselves are very well done and suitably creepy. Best of all was the ending which, unlike most horror flicks, was an unhappy one for the main heroine when you were expecting the usual hollywood-escape routine. Nice touch

The film itself is very bleak and genuinly frightening due to the predicament the characters find themselves in. My only gripe is that the two lead characters go too far into machisma-mode, fighting and overwhelming the creatures, especially in the penultimate scene. This spoilt it somewhat as i rather think they would have been quivering with fear instead.

Insidious [DVD]
Insidious [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Wilson
Price: £2.49

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars uninspired, 25 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Insidious [DVD] (DVD)
I love horror films and was expecting good things from this one but it really is very, very bad. The storyline itself is one of the most ludicrous and unbelievable ive ever seen which means it cant be taken with even a modicum of seriousness. The 'demons' themselves are laughable and not remotely frightening. Theres no creepy or 'jump out of your seat' moments either - It TRIES to, but falls flat. likewise the ending is so predictable and cliched.

a real dissapointing film then! in fact it must rank as one of the worst horror films of the past 20 years. and dont even get me started about the acting! Patrick wilson is so wooden you can almost hear his joints creak. And the lady who plays the 'medium' well....what more can i say. The only highlight of the film was seeing the once drop-dead gorgeous barbara hershey still managing to look unbelievably sexy at nearly 70. Apart from that - this is the PITS.
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Battle For Seattle
Battle For Seattle

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice, 18 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Battle For Seattle (MP3 Download)
Not a nirvana fan i must admit - always thought they were very over-rated. Still, cobain could write a decent lyric even if he couldnt sing or write a melody. Thus little roys blending of those lyrics (with melodies put in their right context), backed up with reggae - works very well. This is a very rich sounding record, beautifully produced. son of a gun is the highlight though they all have their moments. Every track here is far superior to the original which makes this a lot more than just a novelty record. An inspired move for sure - lets just hope the next one isnt full of foo fighters covers.

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Price: £11.42

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth it just for the title track, 31 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Audio CD)
the 5 stars rating is for the title track only which is still a mind-fry all these years later - and this re-mastering job makes it even more so. The rest of the album is so lame and twee its hard to imagine that its the same band! That remained the butterflys weakness though - all their albums were extremely patchy with one or two good tracks and the rest very poor, and thats the reason why they never broke out of the second division. But 'in-a-gadda' remains a masterpeice of sonic rock

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