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Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[The label is] providing shelter for all manners of weird wonders and mutant strains of country, rockabilly, punk and bluegrass."26.08439

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Entertainment Weekly (1/17/03, p.78) - "...This singles comp demonstrates why Chicago-based Bloodshot is the most vital country label working beyond the fringe..." - Rating: A-14.53902

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Option (11-12/94, p.116) - "...Compilation of Chicago neo-country recordings from new bands who like old stuff as it's trickled down through Slim Whitman and Boxcar Willie....Some of these kids...manage to integrate the country and bluegrass stuff they profess to with contemporary rock aesthetics..."14.13104

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Spin (12/99, p.232) - 7 out of 10 - "...The songs are campy-loose, and the performances sufficiently spirited, most notably 99 Tales' 'Baby Out of Jail'....It's one big 3.2 beer hootenanny...a squinting, post-punk Sunday-morning hangover that lingers - in this case, for 15 years."s14.11883

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Entertainment Weekly (10/27/00, p.121) - "...Jangling catchiness....the soul of CHAIR is in doom-struck tunes like 'Dragging My Own Tombstone' that wouldn't sound out of place on a Hank Williams collection."CMJ (10/16/00, p.32) - "...America's finest bar band, it's the difference between survival and sedation."No Depression (11-12/00, pp.113-4) - "...Finds the gang swashbuckling back into the barroon fray..."14.10782

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Magnet (9-10/01, pp.120-1) - "...Fun...showcasing Swingle's unique talent for whistling in the dark..."No Depression (7-8/01, pp.121-2) - "...A spooky, swampy triumph....unsettling and addictive with each subsequent spin..."14.06018

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No Depression (p.121) - "The Meat Purveyors are known for their classic country covers, their camp country takes on pop-rock faves, and an increasingly crafty set of originals."14.06018

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Uncut (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Rollicking country-punk for the most part, there are crowd pleasing anthems here....Plenty of drunken banter, too."No Depression (p.70) - "[T]he Brothers serve up all killer, no filler, going full-bore from the moment they rip into the set-opening rave-up 'Waco Express'."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Leaving the rough edges intact, they deliver a wealth of fat riffs, gang vocals and ragged fun..."14.06018

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No Depression (p.76) - "The dark-voiced Pickerel is an interesting, thoughtful lyricist; he's surrounded by top-notch players...and his songs are usually fully realized, with unexpected curves and turns."Harp (magazine) (p.116) - "Pickerel's a hopeless romantic with flawless tastes and an uncanny knack for combining his influences..."14.06018

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Spin (p.72) - "Romweber is still ruler of his own bossa nova rockabilly kingdom, skipping from surf-guitar rave-ups to spacey instrumentals to sepuchral balladry..."Paste (magazine) - "It's songs like 'Jungle Drums' and 'Wish You Would' where the Romwebers are at their best....Album highlight and instrumental freak-out 'Climb Down' even sports frantic rock 'n' roll saxophone..."14.06018

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Down Beat (1/02, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Hancock's steel guitar-tweaked juke joint swing has a spark to it that confirms he's a direct descendant of those resilient, guitar-toting country & western and folk blues heroes..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/01, p.100) - "...Good stuff..."14.05898

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Q (1/04, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A woozy, honky tonk kind of heaven."Uncut (1/04, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The sort of record you wish more people made...Burch's voice is pitch-perfect for gunslinger balladry, while the space arrangements are firmly rooted in the now."14.05898

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Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.106) - "...A damn good LP..."14.05898

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Magnet (p.92) - "They inject their obscure R&B, soul, gospel, blues and primitive rock with a grittily affectionate reinvention that rises far beyond impersonation."14.05898

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Spin (p.85) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[They] act like irreverent archivists rather than slavish imitators, grabbing lost-to-history sides by girl groups like the Cookies and boy groups like the Beatles..."No Depression (pp.89-90) - "[T]hey're still uncovering little-known gems and injecting them with a blast of punky garage rock."14.05898

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] TooKoo's pushy 'Take Me Home,' Demerit's bish-bashing 'Fight Your Apathy'...and Snapline's pop-goth opener 'Close Your Cold Eyes.'"The Wire (p.63) - "Joyside's 'Dang' clatters like they're falling downstairs as they play. Demerit's 'Fight Your Apathy' is more 1977, vein-popping, mic stand-throttling punk."14.05838

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CMJ (8/21/00, p.24) - "...An essential addition to the [Western swing] cannon and an irresistible call to cut a rug."14.05778

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Option (7-8/97, p.130) - "...the songs range from honestly faithful...to updates...to pure rock'n'roll....Even if you have doubts about the heavily hyped insurgent/alternative country scene, this compilation will make you rethink them."14.05778

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No Depression (3-4/01, p.107) - "...An amazingly versatile talent....Bond's carefully phrased baritone vocals stand on their own just fine....sublime."14.05778

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Uncut (9/03, p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...There are superb moments from Vic Chesnutt, Malcolm Holcombe and Freakwater....It's Farrar's intricate acoustic picking and occasional smotherings of distortion that lace up the spine..."14.05778

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Rolling Stone (p.177) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he pioneering Jackson combined Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley into one rebellious rockabilly fireball."Uncut (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 - "This long-overdue tribute tempers the visceral heat of rockabilly's first rebel queen with a softer side that intuitively grasped the heartache of honky tonk, gospel, and country."14.05718

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Spin (2/00, p.108) - 8 out of 10 - "...America's most unjustly unsung singer/songwriter....In the best country tradition, his songs use simple language to tell complex stories, but Fulks can't resist freaking the form..."Magnet (4-5/00, p.75) - "...The next chapter in [his] love/hate relationship with American music, genre exercises ranging from bluegrass and girl pop to indie rock and swing....Some so straight-faced they can almost pass for serious..."CMJ (2/00, p.59) - "...Fulks is back to his old irreverant tricks...returning to the hokey jokey tone of his first 2 raucous Bloodshot discs...finding him bringing his wicked wit to bear on the twisted'n'twangy country love song: 'Sleepin On The Job Of Love,' 'Parallel Bars' and 'Love Ain't Nothin'..."Dirty Linen (4-5/00, pp.64-5) - "...The disc offers ample evidence of Fulks' mastery of the 50s-60s style country play-on-words song....This wide-ranging collection is an apt introduction to the weird, wonderful country world of Robbie Fulks..."10.2234

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Option (1-2/96, p.107) - "...already sounds classic...a surprising stylistic range; though they make everything their own..."10.16561

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Mojo (Publisher) (12/03, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]here's a mix of twisted folk rock, recalling a less skeletal Palace and early-Nick-Cave-in-a-cowboy-hat rock."10.13017

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Q (12/01, p.135) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...His most ambitious effort to date..."No Depression (9-10/01, p.133) - "...The most intelligent, cohesive, and moving album Fulks has ever made..."10.12897

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Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.89) - "...The unassuming Hogan mingles songs by Randy Newman and Charlie Rich with a little of her own lush despair..." - Rating: B+Magnet (12-1/02, p.89) - "...Unerringly focused on pure song, emotion and those simply heart-stoppping pipes..."CMJ (10/8/01, p.17) - "...[This] may actually feel bad, but it sounds very, very good."No Depression (11-12/01, pp.125-6) - "...Hogan newly defines the term 'disheleved elegance' here, emotional and passionate in her ruffled dress and smudged lipstick..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/02, p.102) - "...Slow, quiet, late-night dreamy songs..."10.1233

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Option (11-12/96, p.93) - "...sounding something like the Clash's Mick Jones fronting Son Volt, accordion in hand. Produced by Mekon frontman Jon Langford (who also plays and sings here)....stands on its own as a moving, finely crafted record lurking in the shadows of latter-day Nashville."10.11796

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Option (11-12/96, p.104) - "...Fulks backs up his tales of quirk and strangeitude with traditional hillbilly, honky-tonk and western swing arrangements, but it's his personality that drives the material past 'neotraditional' into the realm of the bizarre."10.11676

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Spin (2/02, p.110) - 7 out of 10 - "...Superbly chosen, performed with muscle, and a worthy corrective to country's dangerous respectability..."CMJ (11-12/01, p.76) - "...Fulks comes off like Lyle Lovett with fewer cuddly idiosyncrasies....this is music that is vital and contemporary..."10.11676

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Magnet (1-2/00, pp.79-80) - "...playing the field of white-trash surfabilly, they have hit the motherlode....They're good, they're bad and they're ugly, compressing decades of country sludge into seconds of bass-thumping, cymbal-rattling, chicken-picking, No. 9 coal....damned good."10.10455

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Alternative Press (1/96, p.93) - "...COWBOY is a record by drinkers, for drinkers and about drinkers....the Wacos are in it purely for the kicks, and, by avoiding most contemporary indie rockers schticky take on `country,' they've produced the perfect record for Saturday night's PBR party."Option (1-2/96, p.123) - "...mutant country-rock that's somewhere between a lark and lost cause. As long as they stay on the goofy side of the equation, the music's equally fun and forgettable..."10.09234

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Magnet (p.111) - "[M]aybe it's better to read FREEDOM AND WEEP as more specifically concerned with the politics of the soul....The Wacos don't pretend to have all the answers, and that's part of their everyman appeal."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 13 songs here tackle some of the group's favorite themes....Yet another winning concoction from Langford and company."10.0459

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Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.49) - "[T]here are still stinging alt-rock guitar lines, sweeping arrangements, and surprisingly poppy hooks amid the rich musical fabric."10.0459

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Uncut (magazine) (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The songwriting obsessed with memory and disconnection is spot-on....It's Cervenka's superb vocals that make this a career highlight."10.0459

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Alternative Press (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Cory Branan has influenced some of the last decade's most notable alt-country musicians....Each track is different from the last, yet the album maintains a cohesive identity."10.0459

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Dirty Linen (p.60) - "[N]ot many can sing about murder and law-escaping fugitives and still make 'em sound upbeat, engaging, and highly danceable."10.04548

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Down Beat (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he leader wails his unassumingly catchy melodies over hard-hitting rhythms and in-the-red guitars."10.0447

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