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Strays
Strays
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £4.94

5.0 out of 5 stars HUGE BLAST OF FRESH AIR!!!!, 9 Sept. 2003
This review is from: Strays (Audio CD)
I'm a new Jane's Addiction fan but damn! This new one is a cracker! Get hold of the copy with the DVD though, it's not much more expensive and you'll get a kick out of the costumes and banter; I guarantee it!
The great thing about these guys is they are very in control of their intentions, musically; they can really explode and then bring it down to a simmer without sounding contrived. It's addictive and somewhat unusual in a modern rock context.
As a guitar player myself, I find it so refreshing to hear a guy like Dave Navarro play in such a liberated style; he can totally wail but he keeps it in context and proportion and basically, its good to step up and be unafraid to play in an obviously flashy way! WOO HOO! These guys rock in the most satisfying, sexy and intelligent way. I'd like to hear what you guys out there think about it. I'm going to see them in Glasgow in December so I'll come back here and ammend this review proportionally. Promise!
RAWK RAWK RAWK ON!!!!


See You On The Other Side
See You On The Other Side
Price: £8.88

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brave, daring and totally worth it!, 8 Sept. 2003
This is an extremely brave sounding record; Mercury Rev mainman Jonathan Donahue said himself that there were absolutely no compromises made when recording this extraordinary album and his dilligence reaps great rewards. See You On The Other side is certainly not an instant album; it is densely layered and fires off on tangents almost as soon as one musical figure is explained but, you know, that's kinda the point. You don't listen to Mercury rev if you like Phil Collins, after all, and for fans of adventurous, accomplished and imaginative playing, you just cant out-do the Rev!
This is a romantic and absurd record; I expect a lot of painters will warm to this one as is seems to give out never ending inspiration. Basically; nice one!


The Good Son
The Good Son
Offered by trec002
Price: £12.99

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Ballads and some scary nonsense!, 3 Aug. 2003
This review is from: The Good Son (Audio CD)
If you bought this album purely for 'The Ship Song' then that's no bad thing! But overall, this is one of Nick's more average albums. If you already have The Best of then you'd probably be best pointed in the direction of 'The Boatman's Call' or 'No More Shall We Part' but I think Cave fans will still find a lot to like about 'The Good Son'. It's only real problem is it's comparatively short length and the plain fact the Bad Seeds have done a bunch of better albums.


Vegas
Vegas
Price: £22.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purely badass synth nonsense!!!, 10 July 2003
This review is from: Vegas (Audio CD)
I can't believe I'm the first guy to write a review for this album! I've had it about five years and it's still fairly unique. Basically it's not dissimilar to the Chemical Brothers but these guys sound far more sci-fi and progressive. Forget the stuff they licensed out to Fifa games or movie trailers, the album tracks are really worth the attention of fans of dirty electro beat and really rather over the top 303 squelchiness. Some of it's a little 'big beat' but just ignore that nonsense and stick on gorgeous tracks like 'jaded'. Eeeesh! Lovely


Tweekend
Tweekend
Price: £13.64

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get Vegas instead, 9 July 2003
This review is from: Tweekend (Audio CD)
When the hell did they release this? I got mp3s yonks ago but I have yet to find a proper copy of Tweekend lying on a record shelf. Oh well.
If you are already a Crystal Method fan then this is same old, same old. Phd is a cracking tune and one of the few of this record to use those trademark squelchy 303 riffs.
If, however, you don't have any Crystal Method, then Vegas is a total 5 star album. Get that and forget about this one.


Yerself Is Steam
Yerself Is Steam
Price: £12.28

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album out-Sonic Youth's Sonic Youth!, 9 July 2003
This review is from: Yerself Is Steam (Audio CD)
I dunno about you guys out there but I never thought Sonic Youth's music lived up to it's reputation.
Good job we have the likes of Yerself Is Steam to fall back on! The sounds nothing little 'All is Dream'-era Rev, so fans of those later records may be surprised at what comes farting out their speakers but it really is a gorgeous, quirky racket! Not quite their strangest album (the title belongs to the superior See You on the Other Side) but there is a lot here to sink yer teeth into. Great replay value for the gonzo guitar noises. Nnnnice


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