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Q (12/99, p.166) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...this is true greatness in the Churchillian sense: swaggering, daring, proud yet humble, beaten but never truly down, magnificent when victorious and always unforgettable."23.74907

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Entertainment Weekly (12/17/99, p.81) - "...Not a dud among them - boxed sets don't get much better than this....in a word, magnificent..." - Rating: A+Q (1/01, p.95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".Q (5/00, pp.122-3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The most consistent and intriguing artist America has produced....70 clunker-free tracks....Only the absolute cream is here..."CMJ (2/7/00, p.24) - "...This remarkable collection contains most of his familiar classics, focusing on material from the 70s....Stevie at his funkiest can rival any singer-songwriter of any era..."The Source (3/00, p.258) - "...a wonderfully exhaustive crash course on r&b music....this retrospective is a must-have. It's a firm testament to Wonder's unquestionable genius..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.96) - "...His career demonstrates [that] genius has no off-switch....his abundant natural gifts were driven by twin urges of innovation and emancipation..."NME (Magazine) (3/25/00, p.40) - 8 out of 10 - "...The definitive voice of soul rapture....[this is] incontrovertibly fantastic music."12.93997

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Rolling Stone (11/25/93, p.114) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...There's a place where art rock becomes effortless and not pretentious, and David Sylvian and Robert Fripp seem to have located it on THE FIRST DAY..."Alternative Press (11/93, p.85) - "...[THE FIRST DAY] is the best work either of these two outstanding artists have done in years..."Down Beat (1/94, p.43) - 4 1/2 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...THE FIRST DAY rocks hard and mean, offering sustained Fripp lead guitar in a context rarely heard since the mid-'70s King Crimson incarnation...the most successful use of dance music Fripp or Sylvian has achieved...."Melody Maker (7/31/93) - "...A relatively absolute delight..."0.1614124

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Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #6 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Entertainment Weekly (5/15/98, pp.102-103) - "MEZZANINE is Victorian trip-hop--hulking, clangorous, and dank....It's industrial music for the turn of the century--the 19th century." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.100) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.80) - Ranked #15 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Sonic murk and gloom...a punk-hop record about autism..."The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"Mixmag (1/99, p.49) - Included in Mixmag's "Ten Best Albums of 98" - "...Britain's coolest band..."CMJ (1/11/99, p.7) - "...The grandfathers of trip-hop pulled off yet another wise and wily album, redefining the future shape of pop, soul and trip-hop, while inspiring another wave of artists in the process..."Musician (7/98, pp.84-86) - "...at once the best and most personal album of their career....MEZZANINE shows them creating exotic, bruised backdrops for battered relationships that feel as strangely alienating as a night out with Travis Bickle..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #14 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[I]t evokes DARK SIDE OF THE MOON's epic yet intimate dread, reflected in the obliquely monochrome title..."0.1405431

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Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.63-67) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...TELEGRAM is no slapdash effort; Bjork recorded new vocals for many of the songs and collaborated with a well-chosen array of artists from the avant-garde and electronic worlds..."Spin (3/97, pp.101-102) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Ultimately, TELEGRAM isn't so much an admission that POST wasn't commercially viable as an attempt to make the album more of what it already is, letting the songs breathe in a slightly different way for those of us back here in the 20th century."Entertainment Weekly (1/17/97, p.64) - "...It's a post-POST disc of inventive rethinking...Ambient and gutsy, Bjork's old-new product defines creative elasticity." - Rating: B+Option (5-6/97, pp.94-95) - "...As with the best remix albums, this one easily stands on its own, each track deconstructed then put back together in sometimes radical ways..."Musician (3/97, p.87) - "...a clever idea that engenders some vitally creative--or at least vitally re-creative--music....she makes the original material sound warmer and more organic..."0.1280299

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Rolling Stone (pp.67-68) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "THRILLER was MJ at his breathiest and most salacious, and his most beautifully fragile....[A] work of genius."Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.98) - Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...There was a time when he was truly the King of Pop. This is it..."Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The 80s" survey.Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.98) - Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...There was a time when he was truly the King of Pop. This is it..."Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The 80s" survey.Entertainment Weekly (p.64) - "[A] masterpiece....THRILLER was a collection of songs that cohered as the statement of a young artist proclaiming his freedom..."Q (1/03, p.56) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"Q (1/00, p.138) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The music stands undimmed by time....delivers some of the greatest ever pop-soul-dance-whatever...hardly a weak moment, and still no one goes 'aow' quite like Michael Jackson."Q (1/03, p.56) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"Q (1/00, p.138) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The music stands undimmed by time....delivers some of the greatest ever pop-soul-dance-whatever...hardly a weak moment, and still no one goes 'aow' quite like Michael Jackson."Uncut (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]racks like 'Wanna Be Starting Something' remain slabs of total pop, whose genius should never by obscured by a blizzard of sales stats."Vibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyVibe (12/99, p.164) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyBlender (Magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's genius....This is a profoundly quirky and omnivorous R&B mash-up, making room for hard-rock guitar and soft-serve balladry."The Word (magazine) (p.113) - "[A] magnificent helping of pop history, due in no small part to Quincy Jones's immaculate production."0.1073201

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]umptuous....[It's] about a matchmaking widow who can find a soulmate for everyone except herself..."Total Film0.1029506

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"...Jessica Alba goes from Dark Angel to street angel, flashing a beatific smile..." Entertainment Weekly "...[A]n upbeat little hip-hop fable....The kinetic energy of the music keeps this picture moving." New York Times "Jessica Alba is a charmer."Chicago Sun-Times "[W]ith two big assets: the awesomely fit Alba and non-stop dancing that will have even the most curmudgeonly jigging in their seats." Total Film "The film's best moments come in a scene-stealing cameo form hip hop star Missy Elliott..." Sight and Sound0.09532307

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.110) - Ranked #47 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You can't help but go with him..."Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.91) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME is one of the most compelling, spiritual testimonies in the history of jazz..."Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.114) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Reissues"Q (10/95, p.136) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...a four-part affirmation of religious faith, and simply one of the most influential records of the '60s. It's challenging and intense, but an essential and ultimately very beautiful album..."Q (4/99, p.129) - Included in Q's list of "The Best Jazz Albums of All Time."Uncut (2/03, p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Stormy jazz from the height of the New Thing..."The Wire (12/02, pp.51-3) - "...A LOVE SUPREME is marvellously self-contained....The dignity of A LOVE SUPREME has not been compromised and it has never sounded better on CD..."Down Beat (4/8/65) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...Coltrane's artistry is evident in his never permitting tension to overcome its counterpoise, release....[A LOVE SUPREME] is a significant album, because Coltrane has brought together the promising but underdeveloped aspects of his previous work; has shorn, compressed, extended and tamed them; and has emerged a greater artist for it...."Down Beat (11/95, p.73) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "With the power of prayer fueling its invention, half the universe's choice for desert-island disc still sounds novel....Trane's rolling discourse managed to be simultaneously menacing and sublime..."Vibe (12/99, p.160) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyMojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.106) - "...A LOVE SUPREME remains a remarkable, challenging listen...It's the definitive version of a definitive moment..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #36 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'0.09201851

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.110) - Ranked #47 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You can't help but go with him..."Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.91) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME is one of the most compelling, spiritual testimonies in the history of jazz..."Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.114) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Reissues"Q (10/95, p.136) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...a four-part affirmation of religious faith, and simply one of the most influential records of the '60s. It's challenging and intense, but an essential and ultimately very beautiful album..."Q (4/99, p.129) - Included in Q's list of "The Best Jazz Albums of All Time."Uncut (2/03, p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Stormy jazz from the height of the New Thing..."The Wire (12/02, pp.51-3) - "...A LOVE SUPREME is marvellously self-contained....The dignity of A LOVE SUPREME has not been compromised and it has never sounded better on CD..."Down Beat (4/8/65) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...Coltrane's artistry is evident in his never permitting tension to overcome its counterpoise, release....[A LOVE SUPREME] is a significant album, because Coltrane has brought together the promising but underdeveloped aspects of his previous work; has shorn, compressed, extended and tamed them; and has emerged a greater artist for it...."Down Beat (11/95, p.73) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "With the power of prayer fueling its invention, half the universe's choice for desert-island disc still sounds novel....Trane's rolling discourse managed to be simultaneously menacing and sublime..."Vibe (12/99, p.160) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyMojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.106) - "...A LOVE SUPREME remains a remarkable, challenging listen...It's the definitive version of a definitive moment..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #36 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'0.09201851

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"This unflinching, powerfully visceral portrait of the events aboard one of the terrorist-commandeered flights on Sept. 11, 2001, is the most gut-wrenching and captivating film this year."USA Today "A persuasively narrated, scrupulously tasteful re-creation of the downing of the fourth and final plane hijacked by Islamist terrorists on Sept. 11..."New York Times "Greengrass treats his subject matter with serious-minded sensitivity....UNITED 93 terrifyingly conveys the nature of the threat facing the world today and poignantly conveys onscreen the decision by a few brave individuals to fight back."Sight and Sound 5 stars out of 5 -- "Greengrass's picture unfolds with grim authenticity....Sobering, enlightening, important."Ultimate DVD Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "The gifted director Paul Greengrass has crafted a humane tribute to the power of resistance."Rolling Stone Ranked #8 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment "[A] meticulously if not agonizingly scrupulous film..."Film Comment "[A] movie experience that's undeniably agonizing -- but also unexpectedly bracing....The movie is tightly built, but Greengrass is patient, letting events unfold at the pace of reality." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 4 -- "[The director] imagines a sea of arms reaching into the cockpit in a way that redefines heroism. Far from being exploitive, the effect is inspiring: This is the best of us."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "A ferocious requiem, squinting for truth through tears of rage....UNITED 93 is an eloquent tribute to their fear and fury."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n emotional mosaic so forceful, so credible, that viewers will feel as though they are watching the fateful day unfolding, once again, before their very eyes."Box Office 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]s riveting as it is morally confounding....The movie eschews facile judgments and false heroism..."Premiere "[A] realistic piece, and the impact is shattering beyond anything American movies have offered up this year, or last."Movieline's Hollywood Life Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "In its scary and lacerating way, a revelation..."Entertainment Weekly0.07838333

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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."0.07296634

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