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Q (7/01, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...XTC in disguise....A series of '60s psychedelia pastiches.... They were a motherlode of rampant imagination..."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (5/24/99, pp.63-64) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...the crucial, early robo-soul of detroit techno...Afrika Bambaataa's early-Eighties fusion of Bronx beats and Kraftwerk....Rowlands and Simons have...[made] a record that kicks like living history. Put it on, crank it up, bust a move."Entertainment Weekly (6/25/99, p.132) - "...It's the techno/rock bridge we've been waiting to cross for years....The gorgeous, field-of-flowers vibe on some tracks finds the duo again expanding electronica's vocabulary..." - Rating: B+Q (1/00, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (7/99, p.105) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...bringing the best out of themselves....The Chemical Brothers' quantum leap into the wild blue yonder, away from their trademark slapstick delirium. It looks like there is life after big beat, after all."Muzik (1/00, p.69) - Ranked #3 in Muzik's "Albums Of The Year '99"CMJ (6/14/99, p.3) - "...the Brothers venture down untravelled paths from which their contemporaries have shied away....each entry retains the cosmic rush and futuristic funkiness that has always been the core of the Chemical Brothers..."Vibe (6,7/99, p.189) - "...the group...lets its softer European roots show....the emphasis is on acid-drenched house rhythms and smooth bass breaks, as pasty-faced vocalists like Oasis's Noel Gallagher and Kraftwerk- style robots fill in [the] gaps....damn infectious."Melody Maker (6/19/99, p.53) - 4 1/2 stars out of 5 - "...Sometimes they just patter, tricle and slide. Sleety sounds waiting for the storm. Sometimes, they shrink to fit...And, yeah, sometimes they're f***ing massive.... SURRENDER is the most distinctive album of the year, bar none..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.30) - Ranked #11 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999"Mojo (Publisher) (7/99, p.91) - "...exceeds all expectation....it rocks, it caresses, it exhilarates, and, finally, it takes you on a trip....[they] have freed themselves from linear time and stretched both backwards and forwards for their bag of tricks..."NME (Magazine) (6/19/99, p.30) - 8 out of 10 - "...SURRENDER is excellent. From the opening faux-naive Kraftwerk simulation of 'Music:Response' right through to the final, Jonathan Donahue-assisted fry-up 'Dream On', it's simply a joy to listen to..."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Orton sounds more focused than ever, channeling drawled heartache warm come-ons and snatches of lost AM-radio hits into songs that seek out your inner lullaby."Entertainment Weekly (p.132) - "Throughout COMFORT, her phrasing is both more precise and more playful than ever, as her voice provides texture once supplied by electronics..." -- Grade: B+Uncut (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er voice has thickened and improved....Without altering her style drastically, Orton has broadened her approach on what is her most accomplished recording to date."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With a] grit and poignancy seldom heard since the LA canyons were in their pomp."14.62245

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Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[H]ere's the real crunch: exclusive tracks from Interpol and the astounding, effortlessly melancholic Arcade Fire."14.62245

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Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[H]er swaying mid-tempo tracks are lovely enough..." -- Grade: B14.62245

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CMJ (p.4) - "12 club-worthy neo-wave rockers layered in the band's signature Gang Of Four-via-keyboards ambiance..."14.62245

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Magnet (pp.88-89) - "WALKER is a surprisingly deft set of Western- and Spanish-inflected instrumentals and haunting vocal performances."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.104) - Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Debuts"Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The mix of wit, depth and kicky Sixties pop in FACES DOWN provides another bright spot from up north..."Q (10/02, p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A plaintive debut [with] thoughtfully strummed guitars..."14.62245

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Spin (pp.98-99) - "THE UNDERSTANDING finds Royksopp intentionally aiming for the super-clubs....Their harder sound is still offset by softer edges." - Grade: B+Magnet (p.110) - "The duo traipses through all kinds of post-Kraftwerk, European electronic sounds, doing Erasure better than Erasure..."14.62245

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Spin (p.89) - "[A]n impressive balancing act that name-checks Ween...while spinning bighearted melodies and harmonies over quirky beatscapes." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.87) - "Sounding like comp-sci majors with a Prince fetish, Hot Chip create quirky techno-soul that flip-flops between swooning romanticism and dry British wit." -- Grade: BCMJ (p.6) - "COMING ON STRONG has these cheeky South Londoners armed with a juvenile sense of humor, but also a surprisingly sophisticated sense of electro-pop and soul."14.62245

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Magnet (p.102) - "Here, he's a crooner, taking jazzy pop to dizzying heights of charm. Lerche's fresh-faced romanticism and a simple -- and occasionally simplistic -- approach to ensemble work comes from these tracks being laid down almost entirely love and unrehearsed."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (5/1/03, p.54) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The band nixes its Bowie and metal fixations, opting for skittering electronic beats, digitally manipulated guitars, and a whole lotta reverb..."Q (12/03, p.156) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The 10 covers are fascinating..."CMJ (04/07/03, p.9) - "...Uses dark, sleek beats and shadowy riffs to paint a portrait of gloomy glam rock at its best..."14.62245

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Spin (9/94, p.142) - Highly Recommended - "...God bless the Future Sound Of London--Gary Cobain and Brian Dougans--for striving to infuse personality and humanity into the chip-driven technoscape..."Alternative Press (7/95, p.115) - "...Future Sound Of London's flowing material forms true sound gardens, within which can be heard the rich heritage of the masters of the first Golden Age of Electronics: Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel, and Tangerine Dream..."Option (11-12/94, p.117) - "...LIFEFORMS is sensory overload that engages the mind instead of alienating it. Throughout the 92-minute program, the `trips' that ambient techno aims to replicate happen naturally and vividly..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "Ambient music that dares to have a personality..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.23) - Ranked #37 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This smartly compiled best-of showcases Cook's late Nineties hits; stupid fun bangers with whimsical, gratuitously repeated vocal samples; buoyant remixes...and a smidgen of moodier esoterica."Q (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[G]athered together they sound like music from another planet entirely..."14.62245

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Q (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- [With] infectious melodies....'Lovers Who Uncover' chugs with the energy of early Strokes....Definitely ones to watch."Uncut (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir hidden depths slay you off guard....'Oh, MJ!' has a Hall & Oates groove, and stadium-era Fleetwood Mac flavour to the coda."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The Sonic Youth-lite guitars of 'Lovers Who Uncover' and 'Cha Cha Cha' are pleasantly melodic."14.62245

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Q (p.124) - Ranked #11 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[E]qually in thrall to Dylan and Supergrass..."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3 stars out of 4 -- "THE WARNING bubbles over with ideas-packed grooves....The tunes are plenty inviting."Spin (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Here, the quintet beefs up the rhythms and tones down the indie-geek shtick, making hot music..."Spin (p.60) - Ranked #12 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "THE WARNING is hot-blooded music....It's also filled with heartfelt charm."Q (p.120) - Ranked #44 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] gleeful pick'n'mix combination of electro-influenced experimentation and pleasing pop nous."Alternative Press (p.224) - 5 out of 5 -- "Hot Chip strip down their influences, reworking scores of sound into new, distinctly original machinations."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]rafted with care and talent....BORN IN THE U.K. has some lovely idiosyncratic moments..."Q (p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he sweeping piano-led melodies, Gough's powerful belief in family and his warm croon transform regret into hard-won optimism....A hugely moving affirmation of life."Alternative Press (p.188) - "Tracks like 'Nothing's Gonna Change Your Mind' and 'One Last Dance' are fun reminders that Gough's whimsical pop chops are still in working order..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "This is a collection of melodic, quality pop songs that lean to the grown-up side of things, with a reflective singer given to nostalgia and the kind of unease felt when 99 per cent of everything seems all right."14.62245

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Q (p.135) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The collection shows] how he would became the singer-songwriter of his generation."14.62245

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Spin (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tunes occupy a hushed netherworld between classical minimalists like Erik Satie and Timbaland."Q (p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T[he ethereal vocals and lush synths on 'Photography' and 'Napalm Love' are beautifully crafted..."CMJ (p.42) - "[F]amiliar Air, but with a decidedly more pop/rock feel. The synths still sparkle..."No Depression (p.86) - "POCKET SYMPHONY is an exercise in mournful minimalism....The great, torpid 'One Hell Of A Party' serves up the world's saddest piano..."14.62245

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Spin (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "IDEALISM shows off plenty of blaring synth riffs..."CMJ (p.41) - "IDEALISM is full of fleshed-out freestyle rhythms juxtaposed with stompy synth crunches and wooly cracks of the snare..."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Doherty] sounds lighthearted, strumming through an assortment of Clash-and-Kinks-style hooks."Spin (p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T[he disc contains some of Doherty's most coherent tunes yet, including 'Baddie's Boogie,' a thoughtfully observed domestic drama..."14.62245

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Spin (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Revivalist? Sure, but this refreshing, smarter side of the late '80s has yet to be co-opted..."Uncut (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's impressive breadth....Take the cowbell tapping 'Smoke Screen', which updates Liquid Liquid's 'Optimo' with a raw urgency."14.62245

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Spin (p.82) - "[T]hey push the tempos, pumping up previously latent synth-pop tendencies and heightening the details on their hallucinatory soundscapes..."Blender (Magazine) (p.63) - "Joined by a handful of vocalists, Royksopp have upgraded to full-strength on their third album....Through it all, the machines sound as juicily alive as the human beings."Pitchfork (Website) - "JUNIOR is Royksopp's third album in eight years and finds them synthesizing the highs and lows from their previous records to strike a knowing middle ground."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With Blur's Graham Coxon on guitar, the U.K. singer and former Libertine effuses a certain wastrel charm on tunes like 'Last of the English Roses' and 'Sheepskin Tearaway'..."Spin (p.80) - "[I]n a narcotized haze of lounge blues, New Orleans jazz, gauzy retro soul, and understated guitar pop, he has made the most compelling record of his career."Entertainment Weekly (p.63) - "He conjures an understated and fantastical vision of his homeland..." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] kinder, gentler variation on the sensibilities he's been exploring all along. With Graham Coxon pitching in on nearly every track, he sets the tone with 'Arcadie,' an understated country-blues number."Q (Magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he single 'Last Of The English Roses' serves notice that something new and pretty special is afoot here. It's an epic affair that takes its cues from early-'90s trip-hop and ends up in similar melancholic territory to Damon Albarn's London concept album THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the songs -- funny, literate, doomed -- which get under your skin....[Doherty] has a lurching but melodic way with a melody: what a joy to hear him exercising it so beautifully."Clash (magazine) (p.110) - "'Last Of The English Roses' shares musical DNA with Coxon's bandmate Damon Albarn's Gorillaz output with low-slung bass and slapback melodica tootlings."Uncut (magazine) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Largely acoustic, featuring Graham Coxon on all but one track, and with jauntiness taking a slight lead over lethargy for a change, this is a record that does defy the odd expectation."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Pounding on pianos, cranking out delicate little click-clack beats and shivering through choruses with an ultraromantic soprano, Khan proves she's a powerhouse..."Spin (p.76) - "Conjuring ancient tribal vibes from ominous synths and galloping tom-toms, this art-rock Joan of Arc gushes duality motifs that thwart narrative but overflow with moonstruck sensuality."Spin (p.33) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "Consider her a slow-burn siren for our overheated times."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Daniel,' the album's early single, is a seductive, motorik love song, purring of bassline, drowsy of melody and swooning of lyric, it's pure Stevie Nicks circa RUMOURS."Blender (Magazine) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Sleep Alone' is a folky dirge about the fear of solitude. 'Daniel,' a shimmering, unfussy new-wave track..."Pitchfork (Website) - "A significant step forward from her debut, TWO SUNS is home to some of the year's most thrilling music so far."Clash (magazine) (p.109) - "Like Kate Bush, Natasha Khan creates uncompromising, heartbreaking music in a singular, eerie landscape, and it's just a joy that she lets us in."Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a concept album about the dual self....'Siren Song' illustrates the concept perfectly, with its two distinct halves, and 'The Big Sleep,' a vaudevillian 'Some Velvet Morning' for the 00s, finds Scott Walker on call-and-response vocals."14.62245

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Spin (p.91) - "Iggy still flashes his charm and humor, as on 'King of the Dogs,' a randy New Orleans boogie..."Billboard (p.36) - "[O]n cuts like 'I Wanna Go to the Beach' and 'Spanish Coast,' Pop's understated delivery draws even the most skeptical of listeners in, bathing his hushed voice in bed of stark piano and tremolo-washed guitar."Q (Magazine) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "PRELIMINAIRES is a rumination on mortality, sex and the future of the human race....Forty years after The Stooges' debut album, Iggy Pop is still heading blindly into the unknown."Paste (magazine) (p.58) - "[T]he Ig's latest ranges from New Orleans Dixieland to quiet bossa-nova ballads, all rendered in his deepest croon..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Iggy emerges as a serious, sensitive singer-songwriter draped in exotic musical tapestries, but still unmistakably Ignacious."Uncut (magazine) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "His 61-year-old voice now has all the smoke-damaged, soulful power of Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, oozing ennui and gallows humour."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (11/12/98, pp.114-115) - "...Cook proves what all pop pros know: that obvious is harder than subtle....Cooks makes the hooks as blatant as a dance-world denizen can..."Rolling Stone (11/12/99, pp.114-115) - "...Cook proves what all pop pros know: that obvious is harder than subtle....Cook makes the hooks as blatant as a dance-world denizen can..."Spin (9/99, p.154) - Ranked #68 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #18 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Spin (12/98, pp.175-176) - 8 (out of 10) - "...the thrill-intensive Fatboy Slim approach favors monstrous, often incongruous breaks, bass lines, and riffs, aggressively diced and looped in service of wacky, cut-and-paste juxtapositions....few dance producers working today are as keenly attuned to the pleasure principle as Norman Cook..."Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #18 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Spin (12/98, pp.175-176) - 8 (out of 10) - "...the thrill-intensive Fatboy Slim approach favors monstrous, often incongruous breaks, bass lines, and riffs, aggressively diced and looped in service of wacky, cut-and-paste juxtapositions....few dance producers working today are as keenly attuned to the pleasure principle as Norman Cook..."Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.78) - "...Other than the way it deftly blends obscure records, there's nothing subtle about Fatboy Slim. BABY is clever, hectic, relentless--and very of its time. It's music desperate to be noticed above the din of TV, movies, the Net, and the zillions of other records out there..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.78) - "...Other than the way it deftly blends obscure records, there's nothing subtle about Fatboy Slim. BABY is clever, hectic, relentless--and very of its time. It's music desperate to be noticed above the din of TV, movies, the Net, and the zillions of other records out there..." - Rating: B+Q (12/99, p.100) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.62) - Ranked #81 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (12/98, p.116) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...big beat's boy wonder is aiming to make the honeymoon last as long and remains as much fun as possible....bolshy, stomping, squelching stuff that you either shuffle your feet to, wave your arms in the air with or simply pogo up and down on the spot to..."Q (12/99, p.100) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.62) - Ranked #81 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Alternative Press (5/00, p.120) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Dance Albums That Rock" - "...Norman Cook's Big Beat masterpiece is dancefloor crossover material at its finest."Alternative Press (5/00, p.120) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Dance Albums That Rock" - "...Norman Cook's Big Beat masterpiece is dancefloor crossover material at its finest."Mixmag (1/99, p.49) - Included in Mixmag's "Ten Best Albums of 98" - "...Fatboy turns his 303s up to 11 with a second album that rocks from start to finish."Mixmag (1/99, p.49) - Included in Mixmag's "Ten Best Albums of 98" - "...Fatboy turns his 303s up to 11 with a second album that rocks from start to finish."CMJ (1/11/99, pp.4-5) - "...a lager-soaked romp through big beats, gritty grooves and silly samples..."Vibe (12/98, 1/99, p.195) - "...Taken together, the songs sum up that Fatboy appeal: a match of brawny rhythms and clever samples that recall milestones like De La Soul's 3 FEET HIGH AND RISING....He's the kind of selector who gets off on ill juxtaposition as much as on grooves..."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (1/22/98, pp.54-56) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...a truly obsessive hommage to easy listening, a sublime Eurocheese omelet....fits in with European confreres like the High Llamas and the Divine Comedy: orchestral pop that mixes the acoustic with the synthetic..."Spin (9/99, p.144) - Ranked #50 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #5 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Spin (2/98, p.108) - 7 (out of 10) - "...this French duo offers up a sort of weightless trip-hop exoticism. But rather than pillage the usual African or Brazilian sources, Nicolas Godin and Jean Benoit Dunckel--tubas and Moogs in hand--travel deep into the cheesy heart of whiteness, cannibalizing Muzak, Italian soundtracks, and lounge..."Entertainment Weekly (2/6/98, p.62) - "...this French duo works the territory between sleazy blaxploitation grooves, naive rave-culture idealism, and pop songcraft. Though the melodies occasionally threaten to become saccharine,...Air leaven it with a welcome dash of Gallic irony."- Rating: A-Q (10/01, p.56) - Ranked #31 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.100) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/02, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[This] glitters like diamonds....its twisted dreaminess confirms a triumph pf music over strategy."Mixmag (1/99, p.49) - Included in Mixmag's "Ten Best Albums Of 98" - "...beautiful easy listening with 70s synths [and] vocoders....The chill-out sound of nine-eight."Melody Maker (1/10/98, p.37) - "...MOON SAFARI is their lush, joyous, oxygen-filled voyage to a thrillingly non-specific destination....a dream of a record."Q (Magazine) (p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] proved remarkably enduring, still dreamlike and wistfully evocative..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.64) - Ranked #27 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] perfectly realised melange of electronica, filmic expanse and autumnal folkisms."NME (Magazine) (1/17/98, p.38) - 8 (out of 10) - "...neo-symphonic bliss-outs for the next Generation Next. For the Jazz Club in space...a floaty, widescreen and spiritual music that updates The Beach Boys' instrumental odysseys..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[MOON SAFARI] remains exquisite, a pure, glacial pop moment....Utterly faultless and untouchable."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (2/4/99, p.63) - "...The Beta Band is making some of the most invigorating new music in Britain....there is something cleansing--a purity of spirit and a tripped-out glee--about the lava-flow tempo and insidiously catchy clutter of THE THREE EPS..."Entertainment Weekly (1/22-1/29/99, pp.100-101) - "...Using a thrift-shop's worth of sounds, from guitars and clip-hop beats to assorted blips and bird noises, the Betas are a roots band that know the value of a groove. THE THREE EPS is like an amble down a twisted country lane..." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.100) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.64) - Ranked #74 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...They share a passion for the great British outdoors and a musical outlook that defends its right to ramble. Thus the 'vibe' of dub and the looseness of indie dance..."CMJ (2/15/99, p.24) - "...augments its surreal brew with turntable mind tricks, Gregorian chants, out-of-phase ambient folk, and homespun sound effects.. The Beta Band makes art out of mind explosions..."14.62245

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Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.107) - Ranked #32 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.63-64) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...You can dance to it until your limbs turn to tapioca or just sit, listen and have your mind blown inside out....it burns the whole rock vs. techno argument into a fine white ash....Put it on, turn it up and let yourself be moved."Spin (9/99, p.123) - Ranked #10 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/98, p.86) - Ranked #10 on Spin's list of the "Top 20 Albums Of The Year."Spin (5/97, p.109) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Their digitally dense breakbeat workouts offer a funk-at-your-own-risk proposition....All the Brothers want, God forbid, is to create a better place for just one night by cramming together all their favorite records. No more, no less..."Entertainment Weekly (4/18/97, pp.64-65) - "...DIG YOUR OWN HOLE may epitomize sound as substance, a dubious distinction at worst. But those sounds (like recycled voice snippets) become alluring hooks in and of themselves, bringing the record as close to pop as techno has come so far..."- Rating: AQ (10/01, p.63) - Ranked #29 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.92) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.72) - Ranked #42 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Q (5/97, pp.116-117) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...it is DIG YOUR OWN HOLE'S joyful revival of seemingly unfashionable sounds from yesterdisco--a teeth-sucking hi-hat on `It Doesn't Matter,' a bass that's positively Level 42 on the title track, tons of outmoded hip hop punctuation of the `Yes yes, y'all' variety...--that makes it such a rare treat..."Alternative Press (5/00, p.120) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Dance Albums That Rock" - "...Mixing block-rocking beats, acidic synth lines and high-profile guest stars, they convinced many people to call them the best 'rock' band around..."Option (5-6/97, pp.96-97) - "...a techno masterpiece....A nearly continuous mix blending funk, disco and hard trance, the disc never goes flat or runs short on sonic ideas....This kicks atomic booty."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #22 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #12 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Village Voice (4/8/97, pp.65-69) - "...the duo's fondness for distortion, feedback, and rocklike noises makes air-guitar players feel right at home....While the Chemical Brothers successfully present themselves in a live context like a band, the duo mostly represents the next chapter in electronic music's increasing domination of global youth culture..."Village Voice (4/15/97, p.62) - "Their secret isn't technowizardry, formal daring, or Lord help us eclecticism. As with so many pop wunderkinds, it's spirit--generous, jubilant, unfazed by industrial doom, in love with energy and sound. Noel Gallagher only wishes he had their heart..." - Rating: A-NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #12 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.14.62245

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he new dirt and gravitas are refreshing, as is the groove weight of guest drummer Joey Waronker."Spin (p.72) - "[T]he duo have nearly perfected their wistfully melodic synth- and vocoder-driven easy-listening jams."Alternative Press (p.106) - "Air build a soundtrack to the movie in your head that's always eclectic and often quite lovely."Billboard - "LOVE 2 hinges on Joey Waronker....His delicate playing helps bring all of those potentially spacey piano arpeggios back down to earth..."Q (Magazine) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir cocktail of '70s synth rock and cosmic funk has undergone only subtle changes as they drift along in Gallic sophistication."Clash (magazine) - "Always the masters of engaging, laidback music, Air seem to effortlessly release classic after classic."14.62245

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Entertainment Weekly (p.87) - "The guy simply sounds fantastic with a horn section." -- Grade: B+14.62245

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