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Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined (CD)

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Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined (CD)
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Below the Cannibal Standard

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This album is heavy as hell, as you'd probably expect from one of the most punishing, ferocious death metal bands around. However, it feels like a bit of a "more of the same" approach and could use a little more diversity to better distinguish it from other Cannibal albums.

The mixing is great except Alex Webster has been turned down in the mix more and more in recent years. His typically ever-present and audible bass is one of my favourite things about this band, but this time it's drowned out.

There are some strong tracks here, and it does help a little that songwriting duties were very much shared and alternated, but Rutan's inclusion hasn't done enough to prevent "Violence Unimagined" from being not the best nor worst Cannibal Corpse album.

White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights (CD)

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White Stripes - Under Great White Northern Lights (CD)
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271

Two Of Media, For One Of The Best Bands To Ever Do It

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The tour for Icky Thump had ended up being the last tour for the White Stripes, and there is so much nostalgia associated with it being being final tour. Without a doubt, the White Stripes duo will be remembered as one of the best bands in music history, and the documentary associated with their final tour is a fitting send off for the band.

The tracks associated with the CD portent feel as though they are slim pickings, particularly as there had been hours of audio to choose from, but it is a nice CD, and captures much of the energy of the band.

A great buy!

The Vamps - Night & Day - Brad Edition (CD)

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The Vamps - Night & Day - Brad Edition (CD)
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40

the vamps night and day - brad edition cd

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i am impressed with the delivery it shipped sooner than expected and i got it sooner to and this is such a wonderful cd it works perfectly i had absolutely no problems with it i recommend everyone to order from raru they also respond to your email quick i will be ordering from here again the service is excellent .

Solange - Seat At the Table (CD)

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Solange - Seat At the Table (CD)
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Seat At The Table Review

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This is one of Solange's most authentic piece of work. The work before this was beautiful but with Seat At The Table we get to see/hear a part of herself that she has grown into. The songs in the album mostly discuss being black and problems black people face. F.U.B.U is a reminder to black people that it is actually our time and that this is for us. On Mad she reminds black woman that it's okay to be mad and she discusses the mad black woman. The album has mostly soothing smooth songs on it and we hear her beautiful vocal on them most of the time. The album is beautiful, she made a beautiful piece of art for us black people.

Brian Davison / Every Which Way - Every Which Way: 50th Anniversary (CD)

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Brian Davison / Every Which Way - Every Which Way: 50th Anniversary (CD)
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346

Every Which Way let's the music do the talking

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This is the sole release by the band formed by Brian "Blinky" Davison after The Nice fell apart.

Brian Davison was an exceptional drummer but on this album the band recorded six wonderful tracks, with Davison's restrained playing forming a solid foundation. It is evident that Brian Davison had a jazz background in his drumming, his playing is tasteful throughout. Brian Davison sadly passed away a few years ago.

The band featured great musicians apart from Davison, listen to the great vocals by Graham bell, John Hedley on guitar and Geoff Peach on saxophone.

As mentioned this was the only release - listen Bed ain't what it used to be, The Light and Go Placidly to hear this excellent band creating a masterpiece for the period .

The only gripe I have is with the album cover - the British release featured a dove with cannabis plants which the guys in the USA could not deal with so you are stuck with a very subpar cover for this great album.

It would have been great to have them get round to releasing more albums, but this is it - enjoy!

Joe Satriani - Shapeshifting (CD)

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Joe Satriani - Shapeshifting (CD)
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258

Once again the shape-shifter does not put a foot wrong

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It is always exciting to hear that Mr Satriani is releasing a new album, he is a true guitar innovator and master of his craft.

Shapeshifting is another fine album by Satch who turned 65 years old this year, and boy the album is packed with a wide variety. Also not the excellent musicians backing him - drummer extraordinaire Kenny Aronoff and Chris Chaney on bass and Lisa Coleman that used to play with Prince. As on the excellent Crystal Planet album they manage to sound like a proper band, a tight unit.

Kicking things off the title track is Kenny Aronoff and from the get go Joe Satriani proves why is a true master. But wait there is more - the track Ali Farka, Dick Dale an alien and I switches between the sound of the Malian master, surf rock.

The track Spirits, Ghosts & Outlaws sounds a lot like his work on Crystal Planet. Nineteen Eighty is a fantastic nod to a number of guitar shredders. Joe Satriani even includes a reggae track - Here the blue river with a tip of the hat to Bob Marley and even The Police.

Throughout the album the playing is inspired, Joe Satriani is definitely not just going through the motions on Shapeshifting. The track Falling stars features great guitar work and drumming and beautiful keyboard ending.

This is a good addition to his body of work and one of the highlights of the Satriani canon. If you are not familiar with his music, this is a good place to start and work your way back. For the serious Satch fans this what we expected to hear from the master guitarist.

An excellent addition for fans of rock music, well played and produced. Buyers will not be disappointed.

Pretty Reckless - Going to Hell (CD)

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Pretty Reckless - Going to Hell (CD)
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280

At least with good music

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If I'm Going to Hell, at least the music is great...

In This Moment - Mother (CD)

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In This Moment - Mother (CD)
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274

Music to my ears.

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I have a different music taste and raru is the only place I can find cd's. Sure the shipping sometimes take a while, but I have patience and this is worth the wait.
The music is also awesome.

Britney Spears - Glory (Vinyl)

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Britney Spears - Glory (Vinyl)
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657

Glorious

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Britney is always worth every dime!

Ensiferum - Thalassic (Vinyl)

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Ensiferum - Thalassic (Vinyl)
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447

Excellent album

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Great songs all around with some serious classics. Been getting older albums mostly so was surprised that with a newer album like this you also get the download code for the music, as well as some extra stuff like a poster... colour me impressed, will be checking out more stuff from Metal Blade,

Dream Theater - Live At Budokan (Region A Blu-ray)

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Dream Theater - Live At Budokan (Region A Blu-ray)
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386

Dream Theater

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One of the best progressive bands around. Great picture quality and superb audio

Iron Maiden - Maiden England '88 (DVD)

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Iron Maiden - Maiden England '88 (DVD)
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528

What a show!

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Iron Maiden at the top of their game!

Newsted - Heavy Metal Music (CD)

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Newsted - Heavy Metal Music (CD)
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62

Poor

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Should have sticked with Metallica...

Amity Affliction - Let the Ocean Take Me (CD)

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Amity Affliction - Let the Ocean Take Me (CD)
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121
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masterpiece

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What an amazing piece of art. A great entry point if you looking to get into the 'Metalcore' genre.

Judas Priest - Firepower (CD)

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Judas Priest - Firepower (CD)
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Judas Priest - In a league of their own

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With their latest album they proved that like the lyric in the song Spectre - they are indeed in a league of their own.

This album features their longtime producer Tom Allom back on deck, with Andy Sneap co-producing.
A rejuvenated Priest takes no prisoners throughout the 14 tracks, they do not back down at all. The music is fierce with a modern sound, Ritchie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton playing like madmen. Rob Halford proves that he is the voice of heavy metal.

Firepower is a superb album, there is lots that will appease the old Judas Priest fans, but then a sound that proves that they can take on the new lads on the block at the metal heavy metal game as well. You can buy the album without any hesitation - satisfaction guaranteed.

Motorhead - Another Perfect Day (CD)

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Motorhead - Another Perfect Day (CD)
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Motörhead - Another perfect day, another perfect album

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When Fast Eddie left Motörhead after the Iron Fist album the fans were left wondering what was going to happen to the band.

Brian Robertson the Thin Lizzy guitarist joined the band and is evident on this album injected a different strain of venom into their playing, proving that Lemmy knew how to choose great players.

Listen to Back at the funny farm & Shine to hear that his inclusion did not detract from the great work done by Fast Eddie. The last track Die you bastard kicks off with Lemmy's bass and closes the album on a fast paced note.

Sadly there would be only one album with Brian Robertson but Another Perfect Day still sounds great today, 38 years after the initial release.

This album is one of the standouts in their long list of releases (there is no such thing as a bad Motörhead album) and still rocks hard all the way through.

Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man (CD)

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Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man (CD)
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279

The Ozzman returns, again!

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Ozzy Osbourne released this album early in 2020, at an age where many other mere mortals are living pretty sad lives. Not so for the Prince of Darkness. This album was recorded after he completed the Black Sabbath farewell tour and I am sure he realised he cannot sit at home and wither away.

I admire Ozzy for having confidence in Andrew Watt who produced the album and also plays on it. Ozzy could have gone a different route - perhaps use Rick Rubin, but no, he ended up being adventurous I gather. Andrew Watt's production is very rich, fantastic sounding drums and bass.

The core musicians include Watt, Duff Mckagan on bass and Chad Smith on drums and they delivered a fresh sounding rock album. Some of the tracks even have a lot of a Black Sabbath sound (Under the graveyard & It's a raid) not copying Sabbath but merely showing the undeniable pedigree of Ozzy. Slash and Tom Morello contributes guitars to some tracks and Post Malone and Ozzy makes It's a Raid an inspiring collaboration.

The title track featuring Elton John - Ordinary Man is very autobiographical (as is Under the Graveyard) and is beautifully put together and played. If you look back at Ozzy's history it is astounding that he is alive still and secondly it is bonkers that at his age he manages to make such a good album without turning into a parody of himself.

Ordinary Man is a very good album, better than 2010's Scream. Fans can buy this without hesitation and younger rock fans should be this and then work back to the Blizzard of Oz album, trust me, you will not be disappointed (then get stuck into the Black Sabbath albums Ozzy sang on).

Ozzy sings on the title track that he does not want to die an ordinary man, no worries about that - he has made such a large impact on the world of rock that it he cannot be viewed as ordinary, no the Prince of Darkness is like Motörhead's Lemmy - a very large presence.

Hopefully Ozzy will get round to doing another recording with Andrew Watt, it is promising prospect, in the meantime enjoy Ordinary Man! Go Ozzy go, the crazy train waits!!

Spice Girls - Greatest Hits (Vinyl)

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Spice Girls - Greatest Hits (Vinyl)
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Good sounds.

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Good old Spice Girls.

Rob Zombie - Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (CD)

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Rob Zombie - Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (CD)
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A Natural Successor to the Last Two

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The last 3 albums by Zombie and co. feels like a purposeful trilogy. Not that it is, but they have similar artwork, similar song titles, similar vibes.

This time round, there's probably a little more White Zombie present sonically, and more interludes than I recall being the norm for the band. So it's not a carbon copy, but it feels familiar.

What I'm saying is, if you love Rob Zombie and have enjoyed the last couple of albums, this one should please.

It took me a few listens to get into the album and enjoy it, but now I've got certain songs ironed into my head (get it?) It definitely has that strong recall factor.

A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms (CD)

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A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms (CD)
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115

GOLD

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I you like Tool, Chevelle, Porcupine Tree and Karnivool- this album is a must buy. You will be treated to quality production and superb songwriting...with some heaviness thrown in.

Pantera - Reinventing Hell - the Best of Pantera (CD)

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Pantera - Reinventing Hell - the Best of Pantera (CD)
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135

PANTERA

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Amazing collection of great songs- Something you' mama would enjoy!!!!!!

Weather Station - Ignorance (Vinyl)

Weather Station - Ignorance (Vinyl)
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467

yes

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great album, cool looking silver vinyl

Ruins of Beverast - Thule Grimoires (Vinyl)

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Ruins of Beverast - Thule Grimoires (Vinyl)
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687

Yessssss

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Amazing album and relatively quick service, particularly in light of the global mess

Bambo Johnson - The Love & Soul Seduction Vol 1 (CD)

Bambo Johnson - The Love & Soul Seduction Vol 1 (CD)
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89

The love and soul seduction

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Carefully selected music that is very expensive......Danko my friend....

Solange - When I Get Home (Vinyl)

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Solange - When I Get Home (Vinyl)
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When I Get Home Review

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WHEN I GET Home is one of Solange latest album releases. Has many unique sounds and it is very much inspired by aftofuturisim, we can see in some songs and their sounds like Sounds Of Rain among others. The album has a beautiful film that enhances the sounds when listening. It was also inspired by black cownlboys and the culture surrounding it. Black aftofuturisim cowboys and beautiful other worldly sounds that spark different emotions, it's beautiful especially if you are black 2
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