Been a while since I've updated this profile.

I've been on Discogs since I was a teenager, I was a strange kid.

Started off submitting parts of my collection at a time when Discogs was still growing and not yet a household name. Have been through many different UI changes and feature introductions.

I don't spend as much time here on the database these days, most releases have been submitted and are mostly complete.

I now spend most of my time selling off parts of my collection to people all around the world. Most of my prices are competitive, and items are priced to sell quickly as I always could do with the space.

I also write a lot of reviews on British pop music from the last 20 years, usually mean spirited.

If I'm not here selling then you'll find me more active on the new 'cogs websites - mainly Filmogs.

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Recent Activity
submitted Sunday Driver (2) - The Mutiny. about 23 hours ago
posted a review of Yaeji - EP 2. 3 days ago
'Raingurl 'is my 2018 hoe jam.

This review will be pretty much surrounding this one track.

Normally I pass on a lot of deep house. There is the odd track here and there that I really like, but most of it doesn't really catch or excite me. But this is ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Loud Rocks Advance Sampler (Clean). 3 days ago
This album is a pure product of its time. I don't think such a record could ever really exist at any other point in time in music history. Growing up through this period, and feeling strangely nostalgic for all things from the turn of the millenia I find ... See full review
submitted Various - Loud Rocks Advance Sampler (Clean). 3 days ago
submitted Various - Drivin' Soul. 12 days ago
posted a comment on OutKast - ATLiens. 21 days ago
No comic book with this release unfortunately - just a plain / empty sleeve.
submitted Various - Country Collection Volume 1. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Merry Clayton - Merry Clayton. 3 months ago
This is a fantastic soul album. Merry's voice is absolutely amazing to listen to, I haven't stopped listening to this album since discovering it only a few weeks ago.
submitted Various - The Best New Bands Of The Year. 3 months ago
submitted Various - Greece My Love. 4 months ago
submitted Cake - Motorcade Of Generosity. 4 months ago
posted a review of Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things. 4 months ago
This album is pure fun. Pure sunshine, and takes me back to my teenage years when this album came out. When this album came out I had recieved my first ever computer to call my own, met my first true teenage love and found this wonderful service called ... See full review
posted a review of Katy B - Little Red. 4 months ago
I thought terribly inane generic dance-pop had died out by 2014, clearly not. I can't say much about this album because there isn't much to say about it aside from the fact that it is boring as hell to listen to. The beats and rhythms go nowhere ... See full review
submitted Festiva! - The Music Of The Caribbean. 5 months ago
submitted Hypo Psycho - Somebody Someday. 5 months ago
posted a review of Bob Dylan - Legends. 5 months ago
This is quite an unusual release. Global Journey are often known for putting out trash "new age" recordings of whale song, pan pipes or whatever else in the public domain they can get their hands on and then selling them for silly prices in garden centers, ... See full review
posted a review of Fall Out Boy - Believers Never Die - Greatest Hits. 5 months ago
A very strong compilation for seasonal fans of Fall Out Boy like myself. I remember Fall Out Boy's Sugar, We're Goin Down was one of the first songs I ever had on my new 512MB MP3 player, just at the point where I had moved secondary (high) schools. Fall ... See full review
posted a comment on Max Richter - The Leftovers (Music From The HBO Series - Season One). 5 months ago
Good to know. I do hope that DG decide to pick up the pressing to this.
posted a comment on Armand Van Helden - Wings. 5 months ago
The title song ("Wings) samples the vocals from Ph.D. - I Won't Let You Down
posted a review of Charles Brown - Great Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 2 - Charles Brown. 5 months ago
I'm still very wet behind the ears when it comes to blues music knowledge, but I like to think I know good blues music when I hear it. I picked this record up from a pop-up market at a church in Norwich where various old "antiques" and collectibles are ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Crystal Top Music Presents. 6 months ago
I love compilations such as these. These are the compilations I strive to find in dusty record stores, damp charity shops and at the bottom of destroyed cardboard boxes at car boots. Compilations like these that are so varied, spanning various genres, ... See full review
posted a comment on Chester Bennington. 6 months ago
RIP, a voice of an era who created masterpieces for my generation growing up.
posted a review of Fun. - Some Nights. 6 months ago
It feels almost like yesterday that you could not escape Fun.'s radio hit We Are Young - and as always here at the sound.and.vision HQ I am rather late in keeping up with the joneses. I don't know why I am still surprised to find what I call "new" ... See full review
submitted Various - Let's Hear It For The Girls: A Taste Of... Girl Power. 6 months ago
posted a review of K7 - Hi De Ho. 6 months ago
Rap was still finding its feet back in the early 90s, at this time there were two main contenders in the arena - gangsta rap and pop rap. This release, new to me at the time of writing, fits into the latter. Both genres at the time had issues with ... See full review
posted a review of Ron Atkinson (2) - It's Christmas - Let's Give Love A Try. 6 months ago
Sometimes you come across a record and simply exclaim, WHY?

I don't follow football, so have no idea who Ron Atkinson is - but that doesn't detract from the fact as to why on earth he decided to make a bloody christmas single. I get it, its christmas ... See full review
posted a review of Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah. 6 months ago
There are not many music contestants that make it big in the harsh pop world. It doesn't matter if they found fame from Pop Idol, X Factor or whatever else you can think of (Fame Academy?). By 2008 when Alexandra won X Factor the majority of the UK ... See full review
posted a review of Rachel Stevens - Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex. 6 months ago
So some strange trivia about this song is that it was originally intended for Britney Spears but label Jive rejected it. The song is meant to be a reaction to Justin Timberlake's extremely popular "Cry Me A River". How this song would have performed if pop monolith ... See full review
posted a review of Sugababes - Push The Button. 6 months ago
The Sugababes quickly became a cheap joke in the pop industry, mostly in regards to the ever changing line up. I never had any issues with the girl band, I can say this that the formula the Sugababes utilised throughout their successful career is still ... See full review
posted a review of Oasis (2) - Wonderwall. 6 months ago
Let's not be stupid here. This is a fantastic song. Regardless of what genre, decade, period, scene or culture it stood for, it's just a near perfect song. How do I know this? Everyone knows this song. Everyone.

The joke is that when someone is taking ... See full review
posted a review of Vengaboys - We Like To Party! (The Vengabus). 6 months ago
Surprisingly I do not recall hearing this song as a child. I guess mainly because at the time of being 6 years old my listening habits were dictated by my mother who didn't exactly indulge in electronic music. Only until much later at the age of 14 when ... See full review
posted a review of McFly - The Heart Never Lies. 6 months ago
I never really dug McFly's music, it always felt like an even more watered down radio friendly version of Busted (3). By 2007 when this record was released I thought McFly were very uncool, producing shallow radio friendly rock for your gran to listen ... See full review
posted a review of Rachel Stevens - More, More, More. 6 months ago
A curious record. The title track, "More, More, More" harks back to Rachel's roots within S Club 7 and sounds like something that could have been released by the band. An extremely light and easy pop tune with a catchy chorus. However the B side on this ... See full review
posted a review of Tina Barrett - Fire (Remixes). 6 months ago
This shouldnt exist. This is another example of an artist who had previously seen immense fame in a larger group (S Club 7) trying to find the same success on their own. Most will do this the sensible way, and start this after the previous groups ... See full review
posted a review of Rachel Stevens - So Good. 6 months ago
You can't deny it, S Club 7 were a force to be reckoned with in regards to pop acts from the turn of the millennium. Every single person born in the early 90s in the UK knows the band and their most popular hits and most of them will tell you why - ... See full review
posted a review of Mario - Here I Go Again. 6 months ago
Considering at one point in my life it felt like you couldn't escape the hit Mario - Let Me Love You, Here I Go Again missed the mark and maybe signalled how fleeting Mario's success in the UK charts would end up being. I like a lot of the glam hip-hop and r&b ... See full review
posted a review of The Offspring - All I Want. 6 months ago
Crazy Taxi. Thats my review.

Fantastic Offspring song, high energy, driving guitars and loud vocals. YAH YAH YAH! Makes me wanna pick up some strangers, and take them for a ride in my convertible taxi and then take it off some sweet jumps. Great single. ... See full review
posted a review of Girls Aloud - I'll Stand By You. 6 months ago
I never realised this was a fundraiser song until I have this release in front of me right now. But I'm not going to treat it as one, and if you want to hear my thoughts on fundraiser songs check out my review of Perfect Day '97. I do remember this song, ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Perfect Day. 6 months ago
Although even today the BBC still put out these "fundraiser" songs every year for either Children In Need or Red Nose Day, these novelty tracks have a strange nostalgia linked to them. I always recall them being on the TV and radio, pushed usually by the ... See full review
posted a review of Cake - Fashion Nugget. 7 months ago
I like this album, why - well let me try and summarize why. This isn't my entry point to CAKE, instead that was 2001's Comfort Eagle - which features maybe their most recognised work "Short Skirt/Long Jacket". How I came to this album was from hearing ... See full review
posted a review of Clarence Carter - Dr. C.C.. 7 months ago
Ok, I bought this record recently (still sealed amazingly) as I had recently discovered Clarence Carter by mistake when searching for something else. After only listening to his 1968 release Clarence Carter - This Is Clarence Carter on repeat, I took a dive and bought this to see if it would ... See full review
posted a review of Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle. 8 months ago
Another voice to this. Great record, but this pressing is HORRIBLE. AVOID! AVOID!

Noisy, clips like mad. Such a shame :(
submitted Andorra Sound Project - 5th Anniversary. 8 months ago
posted a review of Various - The Dreamers (Mojo Presents 15 Tracks Of Kate Bush-Inspired Dream Pop). 8 months ago
This cover mount compilation is very average. I was drawn to this issue particularly because of it having a Dream Pop theme, of which I have another issue from Mojo Magazine in my collection which also follows this theme, Various - Dream Pop. Although there are a few ... See full review
submitted Virna Y Su Caribe - Cancún Latino. 8 months ago
posted a review of Quietdrive - When All That's Left Is You. 8 months ago
Hoh oh, this album. This album evokes feelings, memories and thoughts of being a troubled teenage boy. This is one of those perfect Emo Pop albums for me, its just so... corny. Like when I heard this at the tender age of 13 I felt this album spoke my ... See full review
submitted Angelo (86) - Saxeando. 8 months ago
submitted No Artist - CD Lens Cleaner. 8 months ago
submitted Cuarteto Encore - Con Cuerdas. 8 months ago
submitted Grupo Ramirez - Romanticos Latinos/2. 8 months ago