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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."54.63197

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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."39.10775

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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."39.10775

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Spin (11/95, pp.124-125) - 6 - Reasonably Good - "...Blur turns the rotating-robot staccato silverware clank of manlier Limeys like Elastica...into dance oriented pop muzik. When it's swirling fast and busy, it's wonderful..."Q (12/99, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/96, p.62) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (10/95, p.110) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...THE GREAT ESCAPE's rich tapestry is matched by music of kaleidoscopic surprises--half punk and half pop-psychedelic in its influences, restlessly innovative in its execution..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #10 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (9/9/95, p.33) - Bloody Essential - "...Blur's fourth album (theirs is now the most interesting career since Joy Division metamorphosed into New Order) is more robotic than rock, less Kinks than Kraftwerk....Blur understand the geometry of the song, and the basic principles of pop, better than anyone today....The experimental hits just keep on coming..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #9 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (9/9/95, p.46) - 9 (out of 10) - "...If Noel Oasis' strength derives from an ambition to be the John Lennon of his generation, then Blur want to be Lennon AND McCartney. Which means THE GREAT ESCAPE is so rammed with tunes, ideas, emotions, humour, tragedy, farce, and edgy beauty that's it's utterly beyond contemporary compare..."39.04551

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.104) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"Rolling Stone (5/15/03, p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...There are flashes of punk and fresh hints of world music..."Spin (6/03, p.100) - "...The album shuffles and grooves like Fela Kuti sloshed on gin and tonics..." - Grade: AQ (01/01/04, p.83) - Ranked #2 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[A]n inspired punk rock/world music hybrid....THINK TANK proudly measure[s] up to Blur's very best work."Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #62 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"Uncut (6/03, pp.90-1) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Albarn has a seemingly endless capacity to absorb new ideas and come up with something fresh and different every time..."CMJ (5/12/03, p.8) - "...THINK TANK is an exploration of beats and grooves that seems to have sent almost all the guitars packing with the guitarist....Blur without Graham is a strange concept. But it's also one that works..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.60) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, pp.88-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Invigorating and intriguing, as hummable as it is inventive....It's also very possibly the best thing Blur have done..."31.25192

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Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, pp.103-4) - "...Some of the best singles of the '90s..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".Q (11/00, p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A bloody good group...whizzing through the history of Blur in fractionally under 80 minutes..."Melody Maker (11/7/00, p.56) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...16 fantastic tracks....they could justifiably call themselves the most important band of the '90s..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.108) - "...Cherry-picks from the singles....it's all pretty essential stuff....But you've probably got them anyway, right?"NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.79) - Ranked #1 in NME's "Top 5 Compilations Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (10/28/00, p.39) - 9 out of 10 - "...Brilliant....monuments to the power of pop..."31.18942

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blur went from wanna-be's to provocateurs to artistes to world travelers...[and] remained fascinating with each mood change."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Advert,' 'Stereotypes,' 'Badhead' -- all wildly different, all in their own ways shining a light on the British condition easily the equal to Ray Davies' work with The Kinks."Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless take on Blur's 20-year career, MIDLIFE charts the rich, often sad music being made behind the jaunty character sketches."23.55215

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blur went from wanna-be's to provocateurs to artistes to world travelers...[and] remained fascinating with each mood change."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Advert,' 'Stereotypes,' 'Badhead' -- all wildly different, all in their own ways shining a light on the British condition easily the equal to Ray Davies' work with The Kinks."Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless take on Blur's 20-year career, MIDLIFE charts the rich, often sad music being made behind the jaunty character sketches."23.55215

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JazzTimes (p.83) - "Bearde effectively channels the younger Rawls' ability to blur the lines between jazz, soul and blues."0.3759224

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "This album takes itself very seriously, the music a livid, punk rock blur to match the blind fury and ultimate sadness of the lyrics."0.3759224

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "This album takes itself very seriously, the music a livid, punk rock blur to match the blind fury and ultimate sadness of the lyrics."0.3759224

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[R]emarkably consistent and thematically sound, it's so well-sequenced that its 25 tracks fly by in a glorious, easygoing blur..."0.3759224

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FACTORY FLOOR blurs the lines between human and machine and back again, and is very hard to argue with."0.3759224

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FACTORY FLOOR blurs the lines between human and machine and back again, and is very hard to argue with."0.3759224

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[They] carry on Australia's reputation for madness with their second album...which blurs the ever-thinning lines between death metal and noise."0.3759224

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"ACT OF VALOR blurs the line between the real and the unreal something fierce....[An] intriguing hybrid..."Los Angeles Times "[W]hen the bullets are flying, VALOR is tense and thrilling."Entertainment Weekly0.3289321

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"ACT OF VALOR blurs the line between the real and the unreal something fierce....[An] intriguing hybrid..."Los Angeles Times "[W]hen the bullets are flying, VALOR is tense and thrilling."Entertainment Weekly0.3289321

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"ACT OF VALOR blurs the line between the real and the unreal something fierce....[An] intriguing hybrid..."Los Angeles Times "[W]hen the bullets are flying, VALOR is tense and thrilling."Entertainment Weekly0.3289321

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"ACT OF VALOR blurs the line between the real and the unreal something fierce....[An] intriguing hybrid..."Los Angeles Times "[W]hen the bullets are flying, VALOR is tense and thrilling."Entertainment Weekly0.3289321

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Alternative Press - "[A]n album that blurs the lines between solipsism and sociopathy, and between hedonism and nihilism, even as it throws metalcore, electronic music and a healthy dose of hair metal into a Pro Tools blender set on 'awesome.'"0.3289321

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Alternative Press - "[A]n album that blurs the lines between solipsism and sociopathy, and between hedonism and nihilism, even as it throws metalcore, electronic music and a healthy dose of hair metal into a Pro Tools blender set on 'awesome.'"0.3289321

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "[T]hese songs gleam like freshly polished diamonds."0.3041965

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BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!0.3010765

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The clubby, adventurous pop on her sixth album...would have made a fine follow-up to 2003's IN THE ZONE."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[H]alfway through, CIRCUS shifts from defiant booty calls to subtler material; suddenly, it's a first-rate electro-pop album." -- Grade: BBillboard (p.41) - "From the synthy open of 'Womanizer' to the regretful ache spurring 'Blur,' CIRCUS gives Brit pop a whole new meaning, as the singer does double duty as a dance diva and brokenhearted balladeer."Blender (Magazine) (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]andy-coated bangers that move beyond freaky tantrums and into Madonna-type provocation."0.2848635

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CMJ (10/20/03, p.9) - "...Clearlake follows in the best of the distinctly English musical tradition [and] echoes the Blur of days gone by....[The band] explores the same uncomfortable areas of the psyche so deliciously embraced by the likes of Morrissey and Pulp's Jarvis Cocker..."0.2819418

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Q (7/92, p.98) - 3 Stars - Good - "...[the] group's music remains unencumbered by variety or subtlety. Drums and guitar riffs impact on each other like cars in a motorway pile-up....Sixteen titles flit past in a growing blur of noise.."0.2819418

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"[A] keenly observed tale of two people seeking guidance in painful and complicated circumstances."New York Times "Dosunmu turns the cityscape backdrop into a smeary blur of colors, isolates fragments of faces and bodies, and swipes a few moves from Wong Kar Wai..."A.V. Club0.2819418

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"[A] keenly observed tale of two people seeking guidance in painful and complicated circumstances."New York Times "Dosunmu turns the cityscape backdrop into a smeary blur of colors, isolates fragments of faces and bodies, and swipes a few moves from Wong Kar Wai..."A.V. Club0.2819418

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Alternative Press (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With stunning soloing by guitarist Mike Spreitzer and Jeff Kendrick further enlivening the proceedings, this really is state-of-the-art metal..."0.2607399

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"The film's real achievement is to blur the line between detachment and involvement: to create a situation in which the viewer feels close to a dying protagonist while at the same time remaining free to judge his ever-more-desperate actions."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "At its heart is a tour de force performance from Vincent Gallo....This is minimalist filmmaking at its most austere and effective..."Total Film0.2349515

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Spin (11/95, pp.124-125) - 6 - Reasonably Good - "...Blur turns the rotating-robot staccato silverware clank of manlier Limeys like Elastica...into dance oriented pop muzik. When it's swirling fast and busy, it's wonderful..."Q (12/99, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/96, p.62) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (10/95, p.110) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...THE GREAT ESCAPE's rich tapestry is matched by music of kaleidoscopic surprises--half punk and half pop-psychedelic in its influences, restlessly innovative in its execution..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #10 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (9/9/95, p.33) - Bloody Essential - "...Blur's fourth album (theirs is now the most interesting career since Joy Division metamorphosed into New Order) is more robotic than rock, less Kinks than Kraftwerk....Blur understand the geometry of the song, and the basic principles of pop, better than anyone today....The experimental hits just keep on coming..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #9 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (9/9/95, p.46) - 9 (out of 10) - "...If Noel Oasis' strength derives from an ambition to be the John Lennon of his generation, then Blur want to be Lennon AND McCartney. Which means THE GREAT ESCAPE is so rammed with tunes, ideas, emotions, humour, tragedy, farce, and edgy beauty that's it's utterly beyond contemporary compare..."0.2349515

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Distant, composed and wheezing from asthma, del Toro remains impenetrably charismatic through it all."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "The film ends in blur, silence and dust, as if we're watching the world fad through Guevara's own eyes."Total Film0.2349515

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Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "[W]hen she's in her comfort zone, Haze proves she's worth the hype." -- Grade: B+CMJ - "When she's not shooting out rapid-fire rhymes about her haters and her beef with religious fanatics, ANGEL HAZE is belting out rhythmical pop verses that blur the lines between hip-hop and pop..."0.2349515

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