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"...The cast is a pleasure....A seamless whole that goes down like the sweetest, slickest video you ever saw..." Rolling Stone "....[Angela Bassett] turns in quite a powerful performance..." Sight and Sound "...An exhilarating blast...[with a] strong cast..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...An appealing cast and skilled and imaginative direction by Forest Whitaker....Bassett again proves her gifts with a performance at once fiery and delicate..." Variety "...Pleasant....Grounded in a smooth, wall-to-wall soundtrack written by Kenneth 'Babyface" Edmonds....WAITING TO EXHALE is easy listening for the eyes..."Los Angeles Times "...This is a debut directing job by Forest Whitaker, and somehow the tone of the film resembles his own acting: measured, serene, confident..." Chicago Sun-Times0.4652147

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Rolling Stone (8/22/96) - 3 Stars - Good - "...devoted to conservative, adult-contemporary pop. No one has brought more pleasure to mainstream music in recent years than the soft-R&B specialist Babyface, who produced this album's appealing first single, Eric Clapton's 'Change The World'..."0.302302

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Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #16 on Spin's list of the '20 Best Albums of '96.'Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.43) - Ranked #88 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"Entertainment Weekly (12/1/95, p.73) - "...the album goes down easy, just as you'd expect from a package framed by Whitney Houston tracks....the soundtrack waits to exhale, hovering in sensuous suspense." - Rating: BMusician (3/96, p.92) - "...this is a Babyface album. Not only did he write all the new songs, but it's his empathy and melodic gift that sets the stage for these performances..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/6/96, p.C16) - Included on Jon Pareles' and Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums of `95 - "Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds gathers most of the sultriest female singers in current rhythm-and-blues... and matches them with his own tender, gently pulsating songs..."0.2565117

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Q (12/99, p.156) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...There are 2 new songs here...to entice the completists....with big-shot Babyface, [Clapton] gracefully updates his trademark sound. And if playing the blues is about expressing pain, then 'Tears In Heaven'...is the genuine article."Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, p.120) - "...the time of craftsmanlike albums and Albert Hall residencies, of quietly expensive suits and unassuming legendhood.....stuff to admire and even enjoy....a slow, measured transition from rage to resignation."0.2418416

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Q (12/99, p.156) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...There are 2 new songs here...to entice the completists....with big-shot Babyface, [Clapton] gracefully updates his trademark sound. And if playing the blues is about expressing pain, then 'Tears In Heaven'...is the genuine article."Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, p.120) - "...the time of craftsmanlike albums and Albert Hall residencies, of quietly expensive suits and unassuming legendhood.....stuff to admire and even enjoy....a slow, measured transition from rage to resignation."0.2418416

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Spin (12/96, p.147) - "...relies on cameos from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and a reunited Shalamar. Plus Kenny G, which works in this upside-down, fascinating pop sphere..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/96, p.68) - "...All the Babyface trademarks--the crisp, unobtrusive percussion, the silky guitars, the harmonies that blanket the melodies like a quilt--are laid out like a three-piece suit. But more so than any previous album he's made, THE DAY is chockful of luscious, gently persuasive songs..." - Rating: A-Vibe (3/01, p.192) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...Inthe hurly-burly of today's music scene, it's getting a lot easier to appreciate the charms of this quiet man..."0.2116114

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Rolling Stone (12/26/96, p.190) - "As designer champagne 'n' anguish R&B goes, SECRETS goes down nice and easy....Braxton knows how to find the romantic core in a piece of mainstream toffee...her bristling tone in the adultery song 'Talking In His Sleep' shows that...she's no pushover..."Spin (9/96, p.152) - 7 - Worthy - "...The album's love groove relies as much on individuality as the average ambient techno compilation. Braxton's appeal is based more on identification than identity; her anonymity helps a listener Q Magazine (11/00, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Wholesome MOR balladry dominates in the form of weepies and occaional sassy interludes....Braxton's mahogany alto...singles her out as one of the finest female voices around..."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/96, pp.54-55) - "...on Braxton's new album, SECRETS, the singer and her recording mentor [Babyface] offer up a series of secular hymns to attraction and affection, betrayal and brokenheartedness, cooing and cohabitation..." - Rating: A-0.1813812

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Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[O]ld-time country music, early blues, and gospel....The recordings -- of varying brilliance -- are grail-like rarities."Living Blues (p.76) - "House was the greatest of all the 'deep' Delta singers, and this was his greatest recording session. The guitar work is crisp, with his usual unerring rhythmic control, and his voice is magnificent."No Depression (p.100) - "There are fetching country blues tracks.....It's all put together with enthusiasm and tongue-in-cheek ribbing of the collecting bug."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] glittering parade of mountain stringbands and sanctified preachers, fiddle and harmonica tunes, banjo songs and guitar blues..."0.09869301

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"...[A] remarkable achievement..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Very funny [moments]. O BROTHER is replete with such stuff..."Premiere "...O BROTHER is rife with the kinds of genial madness only writer-director Joel and writer-producer Ethan can come up with....By enlivening things to an unprecedented extent, the songs turn O BROTHER into perhaps the warmest production in the Coens' repertoire..." Los Angeles Times0.08635638

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Rolling Stone (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]or Odelay, he hooked up with the Dust Brothers to play around with punk, hip-hop, acoustic folk, bossa nova, Latin soul, mainstream R&B and line-dance country -- there's as much Babyface as Bob Dylan on this record..."Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.107) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.63) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, p.44) - Ranked #1 on Rolling Stone's list of the "Ten Best Albums" of 1996.Rolling Stone (6/13/96, pp.77-78) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...[crams] his encyclopedic knowledge of 20th century musical styles into three- and four-minute nuggets of pure pop....while Beck may appear to be flip in his no-holds-barred approach to music, no other contemporary artist...comes close to his ambitious sense of adventure..."Spin (p.97) - 4.5 out of 5 stars -- "This splatter painting of breakbeats, electric blues, garage-style kitsch, and Dada versifying still sounds fresh..."Spin (9/99, p.118) - Ranked #4 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #1 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums Of '96."Spin (7/96, p.87) - 10 (out of 10) - "...Just as Dylan created an entire universe around his helplessly strange vocal instrument, Beck uses sound and imagery to turn his congested yelp into the voice of a prophet....It's a beautiful thing."Entertainment Weekly (6/21/96, p.65) - "...Beck has enlisted the Dust Brothers, the producers responsible for...the Beastie Boys' seminal PAUL'S BOUTIQUE. The result: a pastiche of twangy country licks, hip-hop beats, surrealistic folk, jive-turkey rap, and samples...that further affirms Beck's rock-chameleon identity..." - Rating: A-Q (10/01, p.63) - Ranked #28 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (8/96, p.111) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...A more ambitious individual probably couldn't have made an album as relaxed, funky, stylish and left-of-center as ODELAY....the album...mooches attractively between country, folk and hip-hop..."Uncut (p.104) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "A '90s cultural landmark....Beck's freakfolk freestyle yields some solid gold nuggets among the jive."CMJ (1/6/03, p.16) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"Vibe (9/96, p.223) - "...Beck goes Hollywood....Drums pounce with blunted park-jam finesse. Turntable-scratched hooks pan whimsically throughout....a more sophisticated Beck relays his own introspective emotions..."Option (7-8/96, p.89) - "...a brilliant kaleidoscope....a lazy, cruising groove....a sprawling, confident album....Nothing sounds out of place in Beck's world..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #6 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Musician (9/96, p.86) - "...ODELAY is intoxicating, proving Beck to be one of the era's more inventive songwriters. His observations are as catchy as his...songs....ODELAY is largely upbeat, even punk, but occasionally Beck reveals a sad soul under his clown's mask..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a definition of '90s pop....ODELAY is as cannibalistic as a Tarantino movie: a riot of decontextualised pop-cultural detritus."Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #10 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Even better than ODELAY's crazy-quilt sampling...was the dazzling songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t was skeetering, excited, a grab bag of ideas."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #1 in NME's 1996 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (6/22/96, p.54) - 8 (out of 10) - "...[Beck] plunges into the deep foreboding lake of received musical wisdom....All around is madness. Beck takes the thinking man's solution and makes music to make sense of it all. Or nonsense, even....Genius means never having to think too hard..."Blender (Magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Against grunge's death knells, Beck's sunny mosaic of sound and style seemed to augur a radically expansive new form."Paste (magazine) (p.80) - "ODELAY is a pop-art nexus where everything is admissable, and nothing means anything outside of its immediate context -- a fine summary of the 20th century indeed."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Beck stepped out a true maverick, laying hip-hop vocals on top of country guitar lines in one song, paying equal homage to heavy metal and Serge Gainsbourg in another."0.0755755

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Rolling Stone (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]or Odelay, he hooked up with the Dust Brothers to play around with punk, hip-hop, acoustic folk, bossa nova, Latin soul, mainstream R&B and line-dance country -- there's as much Babyface as Bob Dylan on this record..."Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.107) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.63) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, p.44) - Ranked #1 on Rolling Stone's list of the "Ten Best Albums" of 1996.Rolling Stone (6/13/96, pp.77-78) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...[crams] his encyclopedic knowledge of 20th century musical styles into three- and four-minute nuggets of pure pop....while Beck may appear to be flip in his no-holds-barred approach to music, no other contemporary artist...comes close to his ambitious sense of adventure..."Spin (p.97) - 4.5 out of 5 stars -- "This splatter painting of breakbeats, electric blues, garage-style kitsch, and Dada versifying still sounds fresh..."Spin (9/99, p.118) - Ranked #4 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #1 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums Of '96."Spin (7/96, p.87) - 10 (out of 10) - "...Just as Dylan created an entire universe around his helplessly strange vocal instrument, Beck uses sound and imagery to turn his congested yelp into the voice of a prophet....It's a beautiful thing."Entertainment Weekly (6/21/96, p.65) - "...Beck has enlisted the Dust Brothers, the producers responsible for...the Beastie Boys' seminal PAUL'S BOUTIQUE. The result: a pastiche of twangy country licks, hip-hop beats, surrealistic folk, jive-turkey rap, and samples...that further affirms Beck's rock-chameleon identity..." - Rating: A-Q (10/01, p.63) - Ranked #28 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (8/96, p.111) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...A more ambitious individual probably couldn't have made an album as relaxed, funky, stylish and left-of-center as ODELAY....the album...mooches attractively between country, folk and hip-hop..."Uncut (p.104) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "A '90s cultural landmark....Beck's freakfolk freestyle yields some solid gold nuggets among the jive."CMJ (1/6/03, p.16) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"Vibe (9/96, p.223) - "...Beck goes Hollywood....Drums pounce with blunted park-jam finesse. Turntable-scratched hooks pan whimsically throughout....a more sophisticated Beck relays his own introspective emotions..."Option (7-8/96, p.89) - "...a brilliant kaleidoscope....a lazy, cruising groove....a sprawling, confident album....Nothing sounds out of place in Beck's world..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #6 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Musician (9/96, p.86) - "...ODELAY is intoxicating, proving Beck to be one of the era's more inventive songwriters. His observations are as catchy as his...songs....ODELAY is largely upbeat, even punk, but occasionally Beck reveals a sad soul under his clown's mask..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a definition of '90s pop....ODELAY is as cannibalistic as a Tarantino movie: a riot of decontextualised pop-cultural detritus."Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #10 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Even better than ODELAY's crazy-quilt sampling...was the dazzling songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t was skeetering, excited, a grab bag of ideas."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #1 in NME's 1996 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (6/22/96, p.54) - 8 (out of 10) - "...[Beck] plunges into the deep foreboding lake of received musical wisdom....All around is madness. Beck takes the thinking man's solution and makes music to make sense of it all. Or nonsense, even....Genius means never having to think too hard..."Blender (Magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Against grunge's death knells, Beck's sunny mosaic of sound and style seemed to augur a radically expansive new form."Paste (magazine) (p.80) - "ODELAY is a pop-art nexus where everything is admissable, and nothing means anything outside of its immediate context -- a fine summary of the 20th century indeed."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Beck stepped out a true maverick, laying hip-hop vocals on top of country guitar lines in one song, paying equal homage to heavy metal and Serge Gainsbourg in another."0.0755755

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