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Reviewer:
JamesGaden
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  1.  Aliens! Oh no! Not as plausible as eternal life.

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    It would seem the bulk of the negative reviews come from people appalled at the notion aliens might have visited an ancient civilization and taught them how to farm, use irrigation and help their technological advances. This is of course far less plausible than a supreme being releasing his wrath from a golden ark to melt Nazis, or a priest who can rip peoples hearts out without killing them, or of course, eternal life.
    This Indy features Harrison Ford looking a bit older but perfectly plausible as Indy, Shia LeBouf as Mutt, a young sidekick with an Indy connection, and the return of original leading lady Marion (Karen Allen). Yes there's some CGI, yes there's some insane stunts - once again, nowhere near as plausible as the mining cart rollercoaster of Temple Of Doom or Sean Connery being shot and healing instantly thanks to holy water. I always thought that sort of thing was part of the franchise?
    An open mind and a sense of fun should see you enjoy this movie - I don't think it's quite as good as the other three, but then again, not much is.

  2.  A review from someone who has heard it...

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    I receive a lot of promos, but this one had some weight on it - the first new Queen album since `Made In Heaven', and the first one to not feature iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury. A tall order... for some people, but not for the three talented musicians who've put together a belting record.
    The first thing that you need to know is this is not an attempt to pick up where Queen left off - this is three musicians of extreme talent making a record after discovering they had a chemistry. Paul Rodgers, Brian May and Roger Taylor play everything on this record and all the songs are credited as a three way co-write - so don't be expecting `A Night At The Opera'. So, what should you expect?
    First up, I thought perhaps Brian and Roger would handle some more of the lead vocals like on the old Queen records from the seventies, but not so - Paul sings lead on everything with the exception of `Say It's Not True' which is a souped up version of the acoustic tune that Roger Taylor sang lead on, which appeared on `Return Of The Champions'. The new version features each member singing a section each, and it far rockier than the original incarnation. Personally I prefer Roger's softer rendition, but this is still very cool.
    `Cosmos Rockin'' kicks the album off and is a great party rocker, with an infectious rhythm and a great vocal from Paul. `Time to Shine' is moodier and leads on neatly to `Still Burnin''. `Small' is a breezy ballad superbly delivered by Rodgers, before things pick up again with `Warboys'. You may have heard Paul play this song on his `Live In Glasgow' release, but you haven't heard this version. Roger and Brian have really given it some power, much like they did with Freddie's `Made in Heaven' and `I Was Born To Love You' on the last Queen album.
    The idealistic `We Believe' is a pleasant song with a Lennon vibe, but one of my personal favourites is `Call Me', a lazy acoustic funfest with a real vintage solo from Brian and some fantastic harmony singing.
    While `Call Me' had that Queen touch and `Still Burnin'' had a cheeky excerpt from `We Will Rock You', equally `Voodoo', `Some Things That Glitter' and `Through The Night' are more like the blues based Bad Company material Paul is famous for. However, this album doesn't sound like Queen or Bad Company, it sounds... well, it just sounds good!
    `C-Lebrity' is a superb rocker about talentless attention seekers which you may have heard on the radio, and `Surf's Up...School's Out' keeps the energy high before `Say It's Not True' and a reprise of `Small'. I needed one listen because I didn't know what to expect, then another to become familiar with the songs, and I was sold. This album is brilliant.

    James Gaden - Fireworks Magazine

  3.  Funkin' Brilliant

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    I love Glenn's funky work and just like 'Return Of Crystal Karma' spelled R.O.C.K, which was a fair indication of that albums content, Glenn has pulled the same trick this time around, with the emphasis on the groove!
    'Crave' isn't a million miles away from what you heard on his last record 'Music For The Divine', but with a more insistent chorus and a cool uptempo finish with some great bass work and keyboards. The title track is better still, which sees Glenn wheeling out his funk arsenal with nothing to spare - the beat, vocals, riff and bassline are in the mould of Glenn's funkier moments on his last two albums, but this bad boy has funkier guitars and a killer James Brown style horn section. Two songs in and I'm sold!
    'Satellite' is a cool ballad that could have sat comfortably on the 'Building The Machine' record, whereas the intro to 'Never Say Never' is reminiscent of moments from Glenn's 'The Way It Is' masterpiece - except the thumping groove heavy chorus takes it off into a new dimension. 'Too Late To Save The World' slows the pace again and boasts a string section - extra touches like strings, electric pianos and the horns make their mark on several tracks, which adds a nice fresh element to Glenn's work.
    'We Go To War' is another gem and, once again, Glenn's vocals are spot on throughout the album. If you're a Hughes die hard like me, you may get a kick out of 'Where There's A Will' because that could have come from Glenn's legendary 'Play Me Out' seventies gem of a solo album.
    Glenn promised funky, and without a word of a lie, I'd have to say this is the funkiest I've heard Glenn be for some time. It's still upbeat enough to be rocky - 'Oil And Water' has some serious attitude for example, but don't be expecting anything like 'Addiction' or 'Songs In The Key Of Rock' - this is an album by Glenn for Glenn - and therefore his die hards too. He described it as a closing part of a trilogy, with the other two parts being 'Play Me Out' and 'Feel' - I'm hard pushed to disagree. Excellent!

    James Gaden - Fireworks Magazine