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posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun. 16 days ago
Original price was £150. I’m a big, big fan of this album and it comes in amazing packaging. But it’s probably not worth that price let alone the current asking price. Bonus LPs are nice, especially the live one, but nothing earth shaking. I’d say buy it ... See full review
posted a review of Dorian Concept - When Planets Explode. 3 months ago
Great record. Super glad I have it in my collection. Really hard to describe actually. It's a bit electro and a bit dance. But all the chords and changes are very jazzy. I like it.
posted a review of Michael Jackson - Dangerous. 3 months ago
I don't care how many kids he did or didn't touch, Black or White is an absolute banger. So is most of the rest of this album. Definitely my favourite album by this fucking weirdo.
posted a review of Kazumi Totaka / Manaka Tominaga / Shiho Fujii - Animal Crossing - Your Favourite Songs (Original Soundtrack). 3 months ago
I got this from Nintendo's official UK store for about 50p or something. Even at that price, it was probably a waste of money. Animal Crossing has some really cool music... in the context of the game. Remove that context and it becomes borderline ... See full review
posted a review of Eric Dolphy Quintet - Outward Bound. 3 months ago
Now this... THIS is jazz!

I think...

Not really sure...

It's definitely something.
posted a review of Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way. 3 months ago
I didn't think this album was all that good back in the day. I listened to it recently for the first time in years and I've got to say, there are some really nice songs here. Nothing stands out as particularly amazing, but it's generally quite good.

At ... See full review
posted a review of Various - The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 3 months ago
Really glad I picked this up on record store day. The soundtrack is perfect vertical slice of alternative rock and metal from the mid-90s. It just reminds me of being a teenager, which is great/awful depending on what specific part of being a teenager it ... See full review
posted a review of Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun. 3 months ago
Amazing record and a great pressing that I will now never listen to again, because I bought that massive 7 LP 20th anniversary box set that sounds even better.
posted a review of 久石 譲* - 崖の上のポニョ サウンドトラック = Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Original Soundtrack). 3 months ago
A wonderful film and a wonderful soundtrack. Well worth importing <3
posted a comment on Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun. 3 months ago
Lol. Just got my copy yesterday. The packaging is absolutely bloody gorgeous. I mean, it’s not worth £150 but it’s bloody nice. But flicking through the book, I found page 39/40 was torn. Like, torn in half. And the torn half completely missing.

Then, I ... See full review
posted a review of Ataxia - Automatic Writing. 4 months ago
This record and its companion might be the most slept on LPs in the last twenty years. The music really gets under your skin. I will occasionally go though a phase of listening to this and AW II and nothing else for days on end. I love it.
posted a review of Yuzo Koshiro - Streets Of Rage = ベア・ナクッル 怒りの鉄拳. 4 months ago
One of my favourite Mega Drive games as a kid, I used to rock out to this soundtrack all the time. Of course I had to buy this LP. My god they've done a great job with this. The mastering is perfect and the pressing is fantastic. I'm super happy I own ... See full review
posted a review of Matt Berry (3) - Music For Insomniacs. 4 months ago
I love this record. I'm not really too fond of Matt Berry's other work (musically, that is), but this is truly excellent. Based on this record, I'm not entirely sure his parents aren't Mike Oldfield and Jean Michel Jarre themselves. This is definitely ... See full review
posted a review of Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F# A# ∞. 4 months ago
This album is so very nearly perfect. I love it all, except for that silly banjo monologue bit. That bit always makes me cringe. It sounds like it was lifted from a high school drama play.
posted a review of Tee Lopes - Sonic Mania. 4 months ago
This is a pretty great soundtrack to a pretty great game. I don't think it's quite as uncompromisingly amazing as some people seem to think it is, but it's still pretty great. A few of the tracks veer a bit too far into game show theme tune territory for ... See full review
submitted Various - Adventure Time - The Complete Series Soundtrack . 4 months ago
posted a review of The Shaggs - Philosophy Of The World. 5 months ago
Okay, this is a genuinely enjoyable album. I totally understand what Zappa and Cobain were talking about when they said this was a great record. I think this way for three reasons.

Reason number 1. It's fucking hilarious. The first time I heard this ... See full review
posted a review of Kow Otani - Shadow Of The Colossus. 5 months ago
I love this music. It super reminds me of old fantasy movies like Jason and the Argonauts. Which I suppose is very intentional, but that doesn't stop it being very well done. The game really captivated my imagination back in the day and the soundtrack ... See full review
posted a review of J.Viewz - 401 Days. 5 months ago
I backed the kickstarter for this project as I liked his previous albums. It was a really cool concept to be able to see the album being made over the course of a year or so. The packaging for this record is great, it's just a big hardback book with a ... See full review
posted a review of Love - Forever Changes. 5 months ago
It took me a while to warm up to this record. It was the song 'You Set the Scene' that eventually convinced me this was a great record. I don't think it is the stone cold classic many others seem to think it is, but that doesn't mean it isn't a fantastic ... See full review
posted a review of Deep Purple - Machine Head. 5 months ago
Totally worth it for 'Highway Star'. Totally not worth it for 'Smoke on the Water'. Allow me to explain, I've spent more than a decade working in a music shop. I've heard 'Smoke on the Water' butchered buy an amateur guitar player more times than you've ... See full review
posted a review of Shiho Yabuki - The Body Is A Message Of The Universe = からだは宇宙のメッセージ. 5 months ago
It sounds a bit like the cheesey new age music you get in garden centres. Only a bit though. But I like it both in spite of, and because of this. It's a nice chill LP to put on when you don't want to think too much about what you're hearing. Pressing ... See full review
posted a review of Oneohtrix Point Never - Good Time (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). 5 months ago
Honestly, this might be my favourite OPN release. At least as good as Returnal, and in my opinion, better. The collaboration with Iggy Pop really surprised me, it's super heart felt. He really meant that one.

The pressing quality is great too. ... See full review
posted a review of R23X, Drew Wise - EarthCade. 5 months ago
What a cracking little EP. Nice beats, great sound. And I got a free extra copy because of this mispress. Lovely.
posted a review of Various - Rez Infinite. 5 months ago
I've been waiting 27 metric yonks for this record. Ever since I first played the game I have wanted this soundtrack. The CD was never released in the west, so I had to make do with a badly encoded, low bit rate, early noughties illegal download. When I ... See full review
posted a review of Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven. 5 months ago
This record might be the single greatest achievement of the entire post-rock genre. It's just perfect. I've never known a double album to flow so effortlessly. Every part is a joy and you should probably buy it and listen to it because it is nice and ... See full review
posted a review of Justice (3) - †. 5 months ago
The pressing quality is quite good. But the sound quality is very bad. This goes for the digital versions too, the mixing/mastering process has compressed the music to such a degree that I just can't listen to it for very long. It's exhausting to sit ... See full review
posted a review of The Flaming Lips Featuring Narration By Mick Jones - King's Mouth Music And Songs. 5 months ago
I bought this advanced release for record store day. I didn't really know what to expect. After giving it a listen, I totally fell in love with it. It might seriously be up there with At War and Embryonic as one of my favourite Lips albums.

I like the ... See full review
posted a review of The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends. 5 months ago
I queued for 9 hours in the cold of night for record store day to get this record. Only to realise an hour before the shop opened that it was a US only release. Not only this, but another record I was queuing for turned out to be US only too. Didn't I ... See full review
posted a review of Sigur Rós - Hvarf - Heim. 5 months ago
I bought the Heima DVD and absolutely adored it. This is basically the soundtrack of that documentary. It's wonderful. Especially the second disc which is all acoustic versions of some of their more popular songs. It totally works, and some of these ... See full review
posted a review of The Flaming Lips - Embryonic. 5 months ago
This is my favourite Flaming Lips record. It's just so fucking intense and aggressive in its sound. The production is both masterful and sloppy. It seems to have been given a very rough, unfinished kind of sound. But it's totally intentional and this ... See full review
posted a review of Quadrupède - Togoban. 5 months ago
I dug this record out of a bargain bin. I briefly checked it out on iTunes on my phone (as you do) and I liked it. When I got it home I gave it a spin and I really liked it. It became my most listened to album for a good while. Then I realised I had been ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Shenmue. 5 months ago
Great release. Every time I spin it, I suddenly realise how much I love it. I remember when the game came out, I was constantly bugging my local music shop to ask if they could order it in for me. I was young, I didn't realise that the soundtrack CD was ... See full review
posted a review of Bon Iver - Blood Bank. 5 months ago
I bought this at one of his shows in Manchester. I bought it primarily for 'Woods' because I had heard the version of that song on the Volcano Choir LP. But the other songs really put that to shame. What a great EP this is.

As for the pressing, perhaps ... See full review
posted a review of Anamanaguchi - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack). 5 months ago
Each track ends just as I'm starting to get into it. It feels like cycling through the sound test in the options of an old Mega Drive game. Don't know if that's intentional or not, but it's a shame because there are some great tunes here. I just wish ... See full review
posted a review of Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* - Superwolf. 5 months ago
The guitar work on this album is absolutely wonderful. Truly inspiring. The lyrics and vocals are also great. In fact, the whole album is great. Buy it and revel in its loveliness you stinking pedestrian.
posted a review of Roland Kirk - We Free Kings. 5 months ago
What a complete lunatic and also master of his craft Roland Kirk was. This is a great record and I would recommend it to anyone who likes their jazz with a bit of bite.
posted a review of 65daysofstatic - No Man's Sky. 5 months ago
This is some damn fine music. I've got to say, I wasn't certain I'd like it when I ordered the soundtrack. Then it arrived and I gave it a spin, oh my. Totally 100% recommended to anyone who likes a bit of post/math rock. Unlike the game this music was ... See full review
posted a review of John Frusciante - Enclosure. 5 months ago
In my opinion, this is the worst of his more experimental electronic records. I really quite liked the EPs Letur-Lefr and especially Outsides. PBX is interesting, but doesn't really go anywhere. Enclosure on the other hand just feels half-baked. It's not ... See full review
posted a review of Man - Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day. 5 months ago
It's worth owning this record for the sleeve alone. Not just that it folds out to be so big, but the map of Wales that is on it is fun to look at. The music is great too. Really good classic rock/prog. It's well worth owning just for that too. In short, ... See full review
posted a review of Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson. 5 months ago
A good friend of mine introduced me to this record. And that is one of the reasons he is a good friend. I don't think I could imagine a greater jazz collaboration. These two compliment each other very, very well. I especially like it when Satch goes off ... See full review
posted a review of Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank. 5 months ago
I only ever knew Jackson C. Frank from the inclusion of 'Milk and Honey' on the Brown Bunny soundtrack. I looked and looked but I couldn't find this record anywhere in any form. Vinyl, CD, even illegal download. Nothing. I'm super glad this reissue ... See full review
posted a review of Ryuichi Sakamoto - Async. 5 months ago
This record reminds me of being stuck on a slow rail replacement bus, on a rainy night in the dead of winter after a horrible day working in Liverpool. While that might give the impression that I don't like this record, I actually find these thoughts ... See full review
posted a review of James Ferraro - Far Side Virtual. 5 months ago
It's so weird but oddly satisfying. It really is very nostalgic, which is kind of the whole point. But yeah, it's just like learning to use Windows 95 when I was a kid. Brilliant.
posted a review of Various - Jet Set Radio Original Sound Tracks. 5 months ago
Yep, it's a dodgey Taiwanese bootleg, but it's actually of half decent quality. As for the music, it's full of bangers. It hasn't got all the tracks from the game, which is a shame, but it's a great CD nonetheless.
posted a review of John Frusciante - Foregrow EP. 5 months ago
It was two years of listening to this record before I realised I had been listening to side B at the wrong speed. Who changes speed mid record? I mean, honestly. Anyway, this seems to be an extension of his Trickfinger stuff. I'm not sure why this is ... See full review
posted a review of Pascal Pinon - Twosomeness. 5 months ago
I saw these two live in London as they were supporting Sin Fang at one of his shows. I really liked them, they're totally adorable. So I bought this record from the merch table afterwards. It was well worth the purchase. It is a very quiet and ... See full review
posted a review of John Frusciante / Josh Klinghoffer - A Sphere In The Heart Of Silence. 5 months ago
Well, this is where his later synthesiser experiments started. As weird as those later records turned out, this one is very listenable and in many parts, really quite pleasant. The opening few tracks are great, with heavy beats and/or driving bass lines. ... See full review
posted a review of Chef (4) - Chocolate Salty Balls. 5 months ago
Undoubtedly, the best thing about this song is Isaac Hayes screaming at the top of his magnificent lungs "SUCK ON MY BALLS BABY!!". This single is worth owning just for this reason alone.
posted a review of Jónsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps. 5 months ago
It makes me sleepy. But in a good way. The downside of that is, I rarely make it through the whole album in one sitting, because it just makes me too sleepy. In all seriousness though, this is a gorgeous LP. I've read that it took them a long, long time ... See full review