ANCIENT REVIEWS ARCHIVE
On 10th February, 2004, a year and a half after I left Cambridge, I opened a Livejournal account, because that's how I knew the Cambridge crowd kept in touch with each other at the time. These days we have Faceache, Twatter and other such instant-gratification malarkey, and in 2004 I thought much the same of Livejournal as I do of most social media now - I never intended to use it much, merely that it meant I could keep tabs on those I used to go down the pub with on a weekly basis.
I soon found Livejournal was an excellent place to post gig reviews and the like, without having to worry about filling the text full of HTML tags, and so from that point on that's what I did. I still do, and I am capable of writing such gargantuan tomes they have to be split over multiple entries on a site with a 65,535 character limit per post (which is a lot more than Twatter, I can tell you).
However, before I was on Livejournal I knew of only one way to publish my reviews, and that was to mark them up with HTML tags and put them on my webspace. So in the name of historical preservation, these are the reviews I wrote (that I can still stand to put up with) between 2001 and 2003.
ACHTUNG: as even the most recent of these reviews is over twelve years old now, and I am no longer in my early twenties, my views now will have diverged a long way in some cases (e.g. Immortal) and not in others (e.g. Orange Goblin) - although my writing style has most likely changed as well. How much they can be taken as a reflection of me now will depend entirely on how well you know me.