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Spin (10/03, p.113) - "...Sweet confessional songs bursting with catchy guitars and pretending-not-to-care-but-really-do-lyrics..." - Grade: B38.5046

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.108) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"Rolling Stone (10/2/03, p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...With his follow-up [to ROOM FOR SQUARES], Mayer offers an equally available yet more sophisticated album...Most of these tracks proceed more subtly, with an emphasis on interior life..."Q (12/03, p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...'Clarity' rejoices in falsetto wailing and excellent jazz trumpet..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/03, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Mayer's progress is an open book, deep thoughts and all."38.5046

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Alternative Press (p.136) - Included in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums Of 2006" -- "With vocals reminiscent of pre-TOP GUN era Berlin and music inspired by the best parts of Depeche Mode and Erasure..."3.215996

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Spin (6/96, p.115) - 6 - Reasonably Good - "...dominated by declarations of independence....may reaffirm your faith in rock as a vehicle for anguish..."Entertainment Weekly (5/3/96, pp.74-76) - "...Mould is often given to feelings of defeatism, anger, and self-pity. But what distinguishes BOB MOULD, his strongest album in years...is that the music constantly wards off those self-destructive feelings..." - Rating: A-Option (7-8/96, p.120) - "...as vengefully inspired as ever..."Musician (6/96, p.94) - "...Never the cheeriest of souls, the punk rock vet bursts out in all directions here, and the result is an unnerving psychodrama..."RIP (6/96, p.11) - 5 (out of 5) - "...With its bracing mix of multi-layered buzzsaw anthems and sparsely arranged one-man-and-his-guitar tracks, this masterful album presents, as never before, Mould's stunning range..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/96, p.117) - "...The sound is typical Mould: either stern, grey sheets of distorted guitar chording embellished with the occasional stab of feedback, or the furiously spartan acoustic guitar strumming, as in 'Thumbtack'..."NME (Magazine) (4/27/96, p.55) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Mould has spent 15 years making miserabilism listenable, draping the spangly cloak of pop about melancholy's sloping shoulders....Mould is most assuredly having his cake while still enjoying a slice..."3.204929

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Alternative Press (11/92, p.67) - "...manages to make minimalist instrumentation as full sounding as most anyone....invariably cool..."NME (Magazine) (8/21/93, p.30) - "...[GOOD] is a triumph of scarcity, a striking, brooding record..."3.17748

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Alternative Press (June 2002, p.76) - 8 out of 10 - "...An album that's as intelligent as it is brutal....PERSEVERANCE finds Hatebreed reaching beyond their thug roots to delve into motivational positivism..."Alternative Press (June 2002, p.76) - 8 out of 10 - "...An album that's as intelligent as it is brutal....PERSEVERANCE finds Hatebreed reaching beyond their thug roots to delve into motivational positivism..."CMJ (3/18/02, p.16) - "...2002's Loud Rock Album Of The Year....the musical and lyrical ferociousness that Hatebreed has refined since its debut convulses with energy of fracturing tectonic plates..."CMJ (3/18/02, p.16) - "...2002's Loud Rock Album Of The Year....the musical and lyrical ferociousness that Hatebreed has refined since its debut convulses with energy of fracturing tectonic plates..."3.150245

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Entertainment Weekly (11/1/96, pp.70-71) - "Combining both plaintive and sing-songy melodies with understated, guitar-based instrumentation, the Oregon four-piece delivers the freshest integration of folk's pensiveness, punk's honesty, and pop's tunefulness since the Pixies..." - Rating: A-Alternative Press (3/97, p.68) - 3 (out of 5) - "...grunge-inflected kamikaze missions of the past have been replaced by a more restrained, pop-smeared songwriting approach....the same erotic-alternative objective....they just decided to catch a few flies with honey instead of with vinegar this time..."Option (1-2/97, p.89) - "...music-makers who can pack emotion--not to mention some warped wit and wisdom--into music that doesn't have to scream in your friggin' face....drifts along calmly and lazily, taking just enough odd twists and turns to make a listener want to follow..."3.150245

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.52) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (12/23/93, p.146) - "...entrancing tunefulness [with] Dolores O'Riordan's vocal audacity...they've accomplished a sharp, self-aware debut...."Entertainment Weekly (6/4/93, p.54) - "...The Cranberries are Quiet Storm music for the alternative-rock generation..." - Rating: BQ (1/94, p.84) - Included in Q's list of 'The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...creeps up on your consciousness and stubbornly refuses to leave...."Q (4/93, p.80) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...softly stroked guitars tenderized by a female voice of exceptional merit....deliciously spine-shivering moments....the melodies are festooned with dreamy hooks..."Alternative Press (7/93, p.66) - "...what really makes the Cranberries stand out is singer Dolores O'Riordan...a Stephen Street production job which makes even the Smiths seem uncompromisingly dense....A remarkable album by a remarkable band..."3.140852

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Q (10/92, p.101) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Sad, delirious, soused and bedraggled by turns...tapped into a timeless wellspring of emotion, illuminating situations you never realized you'd experienced..."Alternative Press (7/95, p.91) - Ranked #57 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...Tom Waits at his rosiest....The best part about FRANKS is that it [is] no rock record. It's truly a musical with Waits' avant, freakish touch, including the hitting of some off-color notes and Victrola-like warbles to add a touch of dementia to the mix..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.77) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t has genius flashes of dustbowl sadness and swaying valediction..."3.130986

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Q (11/99, p.147) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...featuring famous pieces such as 'Goya's Greatest Scenes' and 'Sometime During Eternity', with a backing from Dana Colley, and between them, they conjure up the Greenwich Village flavor of the times."The Wire (10/99, p.53) - "...Beat poet godfather Lawrence Ferlinghetti revives his classic CONEY ISLAND among other poems, in versions accompanied by...Dana Colley's 'noir jazz'...". Alternative Press (1/00, pp.89-90) - 3 out of 5 - "...witty recordings of the poet reading from his best-known work...the music veers between various signposts on the jazz and rock highways."JazzTimes (12/99, pp.150-2) - "...Alternately cautionary and celebratory, these sensitively read surrealistic snapshots of '50s America retain their lively if shallow appeal four decades after their controversial appearance..."3.130986

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Spin (12/91) - Ranked #20 in Spin's list of the 20 Best Albums Of 1991.Q (10/95, p.138) - 3 Stars - Good - "...this rock music is a genuinely uninhibited kind. From the opening `Teenage Whore' onwards, the howling confrontation doesn't let up. It's loud, ugly and deliberately shocking..."Alternative Press (7/95, pp.95-96) - Rated #74 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...Speaking the truth about the irrevocable and easily-earned title of bad girl, Love works in extremes and wears that scarlet letter when she feels like it, and when she doesn't she rips it off, never neglecting melody and language as the real medium for her message..."Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #13 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991 - "...a relentlessly apposite hardcore grind.."3.130986

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Rolling Stone (4/25/02, p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The high-toned alternative rockers on this 16-track compendium play it simple, letting the structural delights of the Kinks' eccentric hard mod-rock shine through the quirks of their individual treatments..."Spin (5/02, pp.123-124) - 8 out of 10 - "...A brand-name affair, with a few ideas that [sound] better [than other tributes]..."Q (4/02, p.126) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...A cap-doffing excercise featuring Lambchop, Josh Rouse and Damon Albarn..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.106) - "...Worth checking for fine Lambchop, Josh Rouse, Ron Sexsmith and Tim O'Brien contributions..."3.130986

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Rolling Stone (No. 969, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Mars Volta's second album is an exhilarating transgression: concussive, nonlinear rhythms; mad-dog guitar alegebra; bloody-nightmare suites hung in bilingual free verse. In short, the beastly spawn of Radiohead's OK COMPUTER and Rush's 2112..."Spin (p.63) - Ranked #12 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]heir space jams still have roots in our doomed stratosphere, and their noodling has a hardcore pulse."Spin (pp.83-4) - "77 dizzying minutes...with timbales, loping strings, guest musicians and tortured moans....The Mars Volta are typing as fast as they can, throwing up screen after screen of concepts and rhythms." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[M]ighty entertaining. Beyond the obvious ambition and virtuosity, it's zeal which makes this so exhilarating..."Alternative Press (p.130) - 5 out of 5 - "[I]t's already the most riveting album of 2005 - provided you're ready to carve a wide enough hole in your consciousness to accept it."Magnet (p.106) - "The diversity of this album will appeal to all sorts of instrument-emporium loiterers....To the chagrin of jaded, knee-jerk critics and musicians, the Mars Volta is taking rock music in that elusive direction: forward."The Wire (p.58) - "[A]lmost literally breathtaking music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #39 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]hey risked ridicule to deliver the sublime."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[I]t is quite possibly the most ambitious, compelling and rewarding rock album you will hear this year."3.117703

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Rolling Stone (3/23/95, p.124) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...At times, everything in Morphine sounds like it's playing the rhythm--the intertwining sax and bass line, the lyrics' syllabic pop....For all their sultriness, Morphine do rock out, and like the best jazz, they swing at any tempo..."Entertainment Weekly (3/17/95, p.88) - "...it's tough to keep any sound from seeming stale, especially one as eccentric and seemingly limited as Morphine's bass, drums, and baritone sax lineup. YES generally succeeds, adding energy to the band's muscular `low rock'..." - Rating: B+Q (2/96, p.65) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (5/95, p.109) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Morphine still pull off the difficult trick of sounding fresh while making you feel you've heard it all before."Alternative Press (5/95, pp.71-72) - "...Morphine have turned their aesthetic slightly askew, with some songs as heady as the concoction of a Lucky Strike snubbed into a battered ashtray smoldering into the mist of a cheap perfume. Turn up the collar on your coat and stagger away, smiling..."Melody Maker (4/22/95, p.33) - "...Morphine's after-hours world of hustlers, losers, drug addicts and wronged lovers [has a] dramatic momentum that doesn't let up until the last tale has come to its inevitably sorry end....the absence of guitar...bring[s] some authenticity to the story, the lo-fi, jazz feel of the sax blending in brilliantly with the literary ghosts evoked by the bass..."Musician (6/95, pp.73-74) - "...amplifies their trenchcoat take on rock 'n' roll, a take that has chiseled a place for itself even though it's threaded with anachronisms and prone to contradiction....bridges the emotional gap between John Lee Hooker's moaning stealth and Last Exit's frenzied abstraction..."3.117703

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.104) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (3/14/02, p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Clinic squeeze cold-sweat, clenched-teeth tension into their cryptic rock, evoking all at once the dapper menace of Tindersticks, the deadpan decadence of the VU and the thrift-shop psych of the Beta Band....disquieting in its prettiness."Spin (3/02, pp.127-8) - 8 out of 10 - "...An update to the great garage bands of the '60s....the album is so spacious it's practically a temple to the Almighty Hook, and every crisp snare tap and bass bump reverberates through the hall..."Entertainment Weekly (3/29/02, pp.71-72) - "...Clearly inspired by the hippie era's experimental fringes and early-'80s post-punk, the band builds unusual grooves out of distorted vintage organs and hypnotic double-time beats..." - Rating: A-Alternative Press (4/02, p.71) - 9 out of 10 - "...The main influences are still intact-early Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, Can, Captain Beefheart...but they're now rendered with a knowing wink....strangled energy has morphed into a consistenly throbbing groove..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/02, p.105) - "...The mood is of melancholic candle-lit Christmases soundtracked by Philip Glass, black notes on the piano and the sinister face of Greg Lake at the window. The mood of snow-cushioned dread, initially unnerving, is also eerily comforting. They're damaged, but friendly and worth visiting..."3.117703

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Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p.69) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...It's a song older than Waits himself--older than Hank Williams, older than Robert Johnson--that Waits is chasing...Albums this rich with spiritual longing prove the validity of that effort..."Spin (12/92, p.68) - Ranked #13 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of The Year' - "...leaves you breathless in amazement that anyone could be this friggin' weird and cool...a shining collection of tunes..."Spin (11/92, p.115) - Highly Recommended - "...Waits keeps getting weirder--and better--proving that you can live life in sinful disgrace and come out somehow purer in the end..."Entertainment Weekly (9/17/92, p.65) - "...You never know when you're going to be shocked, thrilled, or just plain unnerved by some startling image or sound...As modern songwriters go, [Waits] is one of the few who does matter..." - Rating: A+Q (10/92, p.100) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a formidable talent who is surely the true heir to Captain Beefheart...in an era when even the fringes of cultural enterprise are becoming increasingly dominated by market pandering, his is the bravest of stances..."Alternative Press (12/92, p.75) - "...the apocalyptic howl which is Waits' strongest calling card positively bowls you over..."Dirty Linen (Apr/May 93, p.75) - "...a musical sideshow; not one full of bogus wonders, but rather, applicable sounds and images. It doesn't have to be all popsicles and icicles, you know. And Tom Waits remains oh-so valid..."Option (Nov.-Dec./92, p.151) - "...his best album ever....Waits--poignant, brilliant, and original--is beyond all comparisons..."Melody Maker (9/12/92, p.45) - "...Waits doesn't prettify, he just simplifies, as the best storytellers must...shows his roots in the spirituals of black American slaves, gospel, Leadbelly's blues and the Depression folk of Woody Guthrie...weird and wonderful..."Musician (10/92, p.99) - "...one of the most singular-sounding albums to come along in some time...BONE MACHINE should be counted among [Waits's] best efforts--deeply weird, aggressively sardonic and, at its greasy core, painfully humane..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.Stereo Review (1/93, p.88) - "...BONE MACHINE is minimalist music from hell, played on the bones of sinners and sung through the rusty, ravaged, and perhaps even channeled voice of the devil, who shovels coal through Waits's dreams..."Audio Magazine (1/93, p.150) - "...the folk music of the post-apocalypse...his most chilling and darkly humorous album to date..."3.111061

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Rolling Stone (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] captures the perfectly turned punk-pop bravado, the bleeding-heart letters-in-a-bottle, and the proud junk food."Rolling Stone (11/91) - Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The 80's" survey.Rolling Stone (9/19/02, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The great teenage f***-up record of the Eighties..."Q (6/93, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...It was Westerberg's most mature songwriting so far, and his band's tightest playing. The boyish tomfoolery is still there....Best of all is 'Unsatisfied,' a yearning evocation of adolescent dissatisfaction..."Q (10/95, p.46) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...LET IT BE is their finest work. No American alternative act made a better album in 1984..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Included in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (12/02, p.162) - "...One of the most awesome wedges of wild and dangerous rock 'n' roll ever committed to disc..."Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyQ (Magazine) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he quantum leap in Westerberg's self-confidence in delivering such emotionally bruised material as 'Unsatisfied' and 'Answering Machine' ensures the record's indelible impact."Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.115) - "...A classic of the decade..."NME (Magazine) (4/23/93, p.30) - 8 out of 10 - "...LET IT BE [is] elegiac, quietly tragic [and] romantically bombed-out....Healthy cynicism still lingers, albeit wiser and more weary..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The songs are breathless paeans to romance and dissatisfaction, and deserve to be discovered by generations to come."3.111061

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Alternative Press (p.160) - "[A] world-punk platter of dub, rockabilly, ska, folk, flamenco and Oi!..."2.962205

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Q (p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]rtful and smooth California rock, which particularly in its ballads...exudes a woozy warmth."Q (1/94, p.108) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...its melancholic melodies and enigmatic, wintry lyrics make this undoubtedly his best work...."Uncut (11/03, p.106) - "The easiest point of entry into Cale's world, and the first great album of Cale's post-Velvets career..."The Wire (6/00, pp.36-7) - "...Excellent chamber pop....Cale's 1st masterpiece, it is one of the very few records anywhere to integrate orchestra and rock instruments so fully that you can't see the join..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he piano-and-vocal mix of the title track is sure to please anyone seduced by the stripped-down Cale of 1992's live FRAGMENTS IF A RAINY SEASON."2.954527

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Q (6/00, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Mami's voice attains a weightless state throughout, while musically he contributes accordian and qanoun (zither) to the inspired spread of rattling drums, flutes and even the odd burst of Scottish bagpipes."Dirty Linen (12/99-1/00, p.90) - "...finds him wrapping his high, clear, flexible tenor around a number of genres, all with equal success....a refreshingly worldly, cosmopolitan mix."2.949802

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Spin (p.104) - "Their surly, no-frills R&B anticipates punk's brutal simplicity..."Q (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Playing rocking blues fast and tight....Their seedy menace is electryingly present here."Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] defined the whippet-lean growl and bite of the best pub rock....[It was also] an undeniable incubator of punk."2.914528

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Alternative Press (11/01, p.104) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Goth Albums" - "...Rockabilly ghouls enhanced with an encyclopedic love of B-movie Americana..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.162) - "...An ultra-primitve classic..."2.90907

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Spin (p.109) - "'Primary' is as catchy as anything Ian Curtis managed."Uncut (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's a warmth and meditative quality to Smith's production and songwriting..."Alternative Press (11/01, p.104) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Goth Albums" - "...Epitomizes the Cure's sense of gravitas...It's short, but the earth stands still regardless."2.895786

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Q (6/00, p.78) - Ranked #20 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...This beautiful, crazy record remains her finest hour....the music was to prove her most sophisticated....Fantastic."Alternative Press (7/95, p.87) - Ranked #44 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...HOUNDS OF LOVE introduce[s] a more streamlined sound, keyed to the relentless beat of [songs like] `Running Up That Hill' and `Cloudbusting'..."2.895786

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Uncut (10/00, p.78) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Cutting-edge producers and remixers...take on her big brassy Sixties ballads and splice the living daylights out of them....There's a good mix of healthy respect and cheeky rebellion..." Alternative Press (5/01, p.70) - 4 out of 5 - "...GOLDFINGER and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER hold this set in place, as [the groups] drain 10 vintage performances of all but their smokiest, sexiest, torch tones, reinventing the songs as truly stylish Bondian epics..."2.882503

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Rolling Stone (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nthemic on a bedroom scale, danceable but not robotic, experimental without being oblique."Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.Spin - Included in Spin's list of the Top Ten College Cult Classics - "...an unmitigated delight....spawned the entire breed of what has become known as `college rock'."Entertainment Weekly (3/26/91) - Rating: AAlternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums" - "...REM made jangling guitars and mumbled lyrics hip again for American youth..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.12) - Ranked #7 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1983".Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR promised not so much a new American underground, as an undergrowth, rustling with secrets."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR remains the cornerstone of the R.E.M. legend, the reason they are important....An incredible collection of songs..."Blender (Magazine) (p.106) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]isarmingly beautiful music that mixes '60s folk significance with '80s new-wave ambivalence."Blender (Magazine) (p.67) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR was a friendly ghost -- brooding but elegant, new-wave moody but folk-rock sunny, hesitant but hopeful."Paste (magazine) (p.60) - "[T]heir sound emerged so fully formed that even after 26 years and 15 proper albums, it's still arguably their best."Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "It is no exaggeration to suggest that MURMUR amounts to a Rosetta Stone for what is now thought of as indie rock..."2.862577

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Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.108) - Ranked #49 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".Rolling Stone (10/11/01, pp.89-90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Pure New York rock & roll: all gray-pavement aggression wrapped in black-leather cool....The music leaves no doubts - more joyful and intense than anything else...heard this year."Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.108) - Ranked #49 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001".Rolling Stone (10/11/01, pp.89-90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Pure New York rock & roll: all gray-pavement aggression wrapped in black-leather cool....The music leaves no doubts - more joyful and intense than anything else...heard this year."Spin (1/02, p.77) - Ranked #18 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001" - "...Super-catchy songs that make you wanna pogo...the male Elastica!"Spin (1/02, p.77) - Ranked #18 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001" - "...Super-catchy songs that make you wanna pogo...the male Elastica!"Entertainment Weekly (12/28/01, p.136) - Ranked #1 "Album of the Year".Entertainment Weekly (9/28/01, pp.71-2) - "...A blur of sooty grit and grind..." - Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly (12/28/01, p.136) - Ranked #1 "Album of the Year".Entertainment Weekly (9/28/01, pp.71-2) - "...A blur of sooty grit and grind..." - Rating: A-Q (9/01, p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A breathless, goggle-eyed, assuredly brilliant album...it works wonders."Q (9/01, p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A breathless, goggle-eyed, assuredly brilliant album...it works wonders."Alternative Press (2/02, p.65) - Ranked #25 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001".Alternative Press (2/02, p.65) - Ranked #25 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001".Magnet (12-1/02, p.57) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001".Magnet (12-1/02, p.57) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001".CMJ (10/15/01, p.6) - "...One big rock'n'roll orgy..."CMJ (10/15/01, p.6) - "...One big rock'n'roll orgy..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #33 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Rattled together hastily, The Strokes' debut captured the Bowery-basement cool of 'their moment'."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.97) - "...A heartily uplifting brew of scruffy street style, swear words and stammering pop tunes which sweat musical history...and sound infuriatingly easy to make..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.97) - "...A heartily uplifting brew of scruffy street style, swear words and stammering pop tunes which sweat musical history...and sound infuriatingly easy to make..."NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #1 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".NME (Magazine) (8/25/01, p.49) - 10 out of 10 - "...Concise and elegant rock music by 5 young men....Indispensable....There's nothing unnecessary here..."NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #1 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".NME (Magazine) (8/25/01, p.49) - 10 out of 10 - "...Concise and elegant rock music by 5 young men....Indispensable....There's nothing unnecessary here..."2.857546

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Alternative Press (9/94, p.85) - "...Trying hard to please the ampitheater crowd as well as the college set, Sponge soaks up the influences on both "big rock" dynamics and alternative music emotions..."2.541346

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Spin (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "PANIC PREVENTION focuses squarely on Jamie's voice, which has a gently snarling cadence....The album gains grimy traction..."Q (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is a funny, innovative, and even tuneful debut."Alternative Press (p.172) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]ip-hop is only a fragment of Jamie T's DIY grenade....A brilliant debut."Q (Magazine) (p.72) - Ranked #49 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[G]rimy slang about birds, booze and cheap suburban thrills meshed with references to Sir John Betjeman and Dylan..."2.480163

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Uncut (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Over 12 tracks, we get subjects ranging from global terrorism to the war in Iraq to the human condition all delivered in Jones' unmistakable adenoidal twang."Alternative Press (p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jones sounds reinvigorated, reclaiming the dance-rock fusions of the Clash and Big Audio Dynamite..."CMJ - "This new record from two of punk's under-respected pioneers is a solid, well-written and intriguing collection of, essentially, collaborations."2.480163

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Alternative Press (11/00, pp.104-6) - 5 out of 5 - "...Essential....the overlooked classic of psychedelic soul and outlandish improv....representing the high water mark of his experiments in the fusion of rock, funk, electronica and jazz..."JazzTimes (11/00, p.70) - "...Intensely spacious....rhythmic cross currents and textural landscapes serve as the focal point..."2.47076

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Alternative Press (1/96, p.87) - "...Think of the dynamic formal experimentalism of Kate Bush tied to the raw emotional power of our modern-day confessionals....Like Bush, Nova is a musical painter, using a palette of sounds, voices, melodies and hooks to create wholly self-contained worlds. Oh, and she rocks, too."2.47076

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Alternative Press (2/93, p.42) - "...their pre-Mother's Milk, pre-dead guitarist era was little short of riotous, and if the records don't quite show that, on camera there's more mugging, mobbing and mayhem than you could shake a well-stuffed sock at..."NME (Magazine) (10/24/92, p.37) - "..a most excellent compilation.."2.457476

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Alternative Press (11/00, pp.104-6) - 4 out of 5 - "...Essential....colorful and exotic...BIG FUN is just that....representing the high water mark of his experiments in the fusion of rock, funk, electronica and jazz..."JazzTimes (11/00, p.70) - "...Sounds like it could have come from '80s Davis offering like STAR PEOPLE and DECOY, showing that Davis wasn't above repackaging his own ideas for folks who missed the point the first time around....intense..."2.457476

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Alternative Press (7/95, p.102) - Ranked # 84 in AP's list of the `Top 99 of '85-'95' - "...synths and drum machines form the perfect carpet for Neil Tennant's funny and intelligent lyrics to walk over. As fey as Morrissey, but with a yearning to be Bertolt Brecht, they really did paint a true picture of England in the mid '80s....Dance music for people who couldn't dance, and had no interests in trying..."Alternative Press (7/95, p.102) - Ranked # 84 in AP's list of the `Top 99 of '85-'95' - "...synths and drum machines form the perfect carpet for Neil Tennant's funny and intelligent lyrics to walk over. As fey as Morrissey, but with a yearning to be Bertolt Brecht, they really did paint a true picture of England in the mid '80s....Dance music for people who couldn't dance, and had no interests in trying..."2.456808

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Rolling Stone (9/27/01, p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Both manic and schizoid, Tankian veers easily from sing-rap rhythm to Korn-ish hysterics to demonic baritone growl to doomily ruminative....the music insists on forward motion without trapping itself in a thrashy lock-step rut..."Spin (1/02, p.76) - Ranked #1 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001".Spin (p.89) - "System have an undeniable nerd-prog charm..."Entertainment Weekly (9/7/01, pp.161-2) - "...Strange and engaging....It all adds up to bizarro type of meta; that has a warped majesty and strength..." - Rating: B-Q (9/01, p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Matches Slipknot for manic intensity while employing a freeform approach to songcraft which invites comparison to the lunatic-fringe rock of the '60s..."Alternative Press (2/02, p.64) - Ranked #9 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001".Alternative Press (10/01, p.102) - 9 out of 10 - "...This is not pop music - this is psychic wreckage."Mojo (Publisher) (p.54) - Ranked #93 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]he world's most darkly hilarious noise band had come of age."2.447415

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Alternative Press (11/00, pp.104-6) - 4 out of 5 - "...Essential....a masterpiece and a visionary forecasting of modern music....representing the high water mark of his experiments in the fusion of rock, funk, electronica and jazz..."JazzTimes (11/00, p.70) - "...A sound that provides an eerie parallel to some of Funkadelic's more atmospheric stuff..."Musician (12/93, p.95) - "...With its hypnotic post-soul grooves and its sound collage aesthetic, ON THE CORNER can now be appreciated as a seedbed of hip-hop, M-Base and other post-modern byways..."2.444192

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Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #41 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.Q (7/99, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...makes interesting archival listening. It shows a group cresting the cusp between art-rock alternative-ism and chart friendliness....the general impression is of a band freed from constraints, rocking with a vengeance..."Blender (Magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "On album five, R.E.M. went platinum for the first time..."2.444192

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Q (2/02, p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their rock/dance mix is a potent brew..."Alternative Press (4/00, p.78) - 3 out of 5 - "...the band continually intersperse their head-banging riffs with vinyl scratching and machine-generated beats, while looping even their most rock-oriented tracks ad infinitum....proving most fertile on its instrumental tracks..."CMJ (2/28/00, p.22) - "...Sporting beats bigger than the Titanic and a smattering of sampled guitar licks...most cuts on the album are louder-than-life homages to both head-banging metal and butt-breaking grooves..."2.444192

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Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[V]ague, spellbinding music that floats in the space between history and memory."Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "R.E.M. doubled down on death, darkness, and Southern gothic mystery for their third record, a haunting collection of Americana tales." -- Grade: AAlternative Press (7/95, p.88) - Ranked #88 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION follow[s] the also moody and sublime RECKONING with its dark, backwoods wanderlust and a labyrinth of lyrics woven through banjo, cello and violin....FABLES [is] like a dark cloud in the band's discography: Full of stormy rhythm, trademark guitar jangling and box-car philosophy..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.16) - Ranked #4 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1985"Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] tension between rock kineticism and hermetic atmosphere makes FABLES... continue to ring loud and clear."NME (Magazine) (9/6/97, p.53) - "...FABLES... is both REM's most impenetrable and fulfilling release to date....FABLES... is...etched with paranoia, slooooowly-strangled guitars and...the sound of four young Athenians who were neither shiny nor happy.Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] great and inspired album....FABLES is a dark and murky set with a textural palette close to the muted earth tones of its packaging."Uncut (magazine) (p.107) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are hymns to a vanishing America like impressionistic travelogue 'Driver 8'..."2.424266

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Alternative Press (8/99, p.78) - 3 (out of 5) - "...the seeds of greatness [are] planted here."2.32439

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Uncut (p.146) - 4 stars out of 5 - "In 1978, The Cure, suburban teens indebted to punk, sounded fresh and unusual even then, penning unorthodox pop like 'Fire In Cairo'."Alternative Press (p.98) - "[A]mazing..."2.271255

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