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Q (1/94, p.90) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...With a deep, slightly nasal voice and intuitive phrasing, Ferrick exhibits a poetic sense and poise that must be inborn...."112.1669

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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..."80.2588

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Rolling Stone (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Advert' and 'Pressure on Julian' anticipate the full-throttle indie-rock swerve on the '97 hit BLUR, with more Kinks and David Bowie in the clamor."Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...tears into a rough-and-tumble Kinksian landscape with gusto...a watertight package...."Alternative Press (11/93, p.64) - "...[MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH] is pleasant, non-threatening, and an awful lot of fun..."Audio Magazine (2/94, p.82) - "...Blur brings some elan to this rite of passage, with riveting guitar work and more variety than on their 1991 debut, LEISURE...."NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.66) - Ranked #7 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993'NME (Magazine) (5/8/93, p.31) - (7) - Very Good - "...[MODERN LIFE] looks great...it's a London odyssey crammed full of strange commuters, Peeping Thomases and lost dreams...you can put those idiot Suede comparisons away now..."48.1752

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Mojo (Publisher) (8/03, p.112) - 5 out of 5 stars - "Intended to bridge the gap between folk and blues, this comp blurs the genres..."0.3557027

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No Depression (p.134) - "[I]t's more than pleasant. The album's eleven songs glide by in a tasteful folk-rock blur of sonic comfort food....Starr's voice and lyrics suggest an appealing character."0.3112399

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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.'"0.3112399

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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..."0.2478017

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The Wire (p.64) - "Swishahouse's Michael '5000' Watts proves himself the style's virtuoso exponent, transforming PIMPALATION into a blur of twitching breakdowns and swirling molasses vocals."XXL (Magazine) (p.148) - "Rightfully so, Pimp opens the album with 'Free,' a folksy, feel-good recording where Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin'" gets the crunk treatment..."0.2223142

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The Wire (p.64) - "Swishahouse's Michael '5000' Watts proves himself the style's virtuoso exponent, transforming PIMPALATION into a blur of twitching breakdowns and swirling molasses vocals."XXL (Magazine) (p.148) - "Rightfully so, Pimp opens the album with 'Free,' a folksy, feel-good recording where Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin'" gets the crunk treatment..."0.2223142

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The Wire (p.64) - "Swishahouse's Michael '5000' Watts proves himself the style's virtuoso exponent, transforming PIMPALATION into a blur of twitching breakdowns and swirling molasses vocals."XXL (Magazine) (p.148) - "Rightfully so, Pimp opens the album with 'Free,' a folksy, feel-good recording where Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin'" gets the crunk treatment..."0.2223142

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The Wire (p.64) - "Swishahouse's Michael '5000' Watts proves himself the style's virtuoso exponent, transforming PIMPALATION into a blur of twitching breakdowns and swirling molasses vocals."XXL (Magazine) (p.148) - "Rightfully so, Pimp opens the album with 'Free,' a folksy, feel-good recording where Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin'" gets the crunk treatment..."0.2223142

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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..."0.2223142

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"...[Connery] is as sure-handed as ever....The stunning Zeta-Jones here displays an unmistakable confidence and assurance in this full-blown starring role..." Variety "...Superb sets and cinematography, spectacular locations....[Zeta-Jones] emerges from ENTRAPMENT a full-blown star..." Sight and Sound "...[A] high-gloss throwback....One sexy and satisfyingly twisty dance..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...[Ms. Zeta-Jones] plays her role in fresh, headstrong fashion, Mr. Connery has the effortless authority to give the film some ballast, and the unalloyed charisma to make the whole thing look easy..." New York Times "...Sumptuous aesthetics....Plus lead casting that would add tang to any marquee..." USA Today "...It works because it is made stylishly, because Connery and Zeta-Jones are enormously attractive actors, and because of the romantic tension between them..." Chicago Sun-Times0.1982413

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[V]intage Nine Inch Nails: New Wave with a heart of darkness."Spin (p.61) - Ranked #29 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]he most insular NIN album yet. Somehow, he makes that pathos work..."Entertainment Weekly (No. 817/818, p.145) - "[Reznor] and his music sound more invigorated than at any time since SPIRAL..." - Grade: B+Uncut (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[O]ne suspects 'Getting Smaller', in particular, will sound great live..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "[A] powerful collection that proved the band's continued relevance."0.1982413

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Spin (3/04, p.97) - "Taut grooves set on Al Green cruise control, lots of havin'-fun-in-the-studio byplay, and the occasional spritz of rude fuzz-box guitar to give all the gold-leaf detailing some shape." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (2/27/04, p.99) - "[O]ffers 10-gallon Goth laments..." - Rating: A-Q (3/04, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Intricate, multi-layered and uplifting..."Uncut (2/04, pp.68-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "AW CMON methodically works towards the emotional peak of the stunning closing track, 'Action Figure', which Wagner sings beautifully..."Uncut (p.74) - Ranked #20 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] perfect fusion between the string-driven country-soul of NIXON and the low-key intimacy of 2002's IS A WOMAN."CMJ (2/9/04, p.4) - "[Features] songs that span from from piano-driven alt-country [to] sublime string-tinged ballads..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The vocal songs are interesting....The lavish string arrangements, late-night melodies and Wagner's deep, muttering, falsetto-free voice bring to mind Tindersticks."0.1982413

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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..."0.1925297

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Rolling Stone (12/12/02, p.93) - "...An absurdist blast of political rage, silly theater and shattered math metal..."Rolling Stone (12/12/02, p.93) - "...An absurdist blast of political rage, silly theater and shattered math metal..."Spin (2/03, p.96) - 8 out of 10 - "...The way these simple songs blur together works in the album's favor: Just when you think you've got a foothold, the ground disappears under your feet..."Spin (2/03, p.96) - 8 out of 10 - "...The way these simple songs blur together works in the album's favor: Just when you think you've got a foothold, the ground disappears under your feet..."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/02, p.105) - "...STEAL THIS ALBUM stands head-and-tattooed shoulders above its competition in the hard-rock genre..."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/02, p.105) - "...STEAL THIS ALBUM stands head-and-tattooed shoulders above its competition in the hard-rock genre..."CMJ (12/16/02, p.23) - "...Both arty aggro and perverted political punk..."CMJ (12/16/02, p.23) - "...Both arty aggro and perverted political punk..."0.1886398

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Q (4/96, p.100) - 2 Stars - Average - "...A tad anarchic Zappa, a touch devilish David Lynch, Disco Volante is not for the aurally fragile, but it may offer a smile to the more hardy avant-garde listener..."Melody Maker (1/27/96, p.35) - "...inhabits that Majorly grey area where high-art blurs into high-noodling....akin to getting lost in a sprawling, dimly lit and dilapidated mansion. By the end of it, you're stumbling into rooms even the owners don't go in any more..."0.1778514

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Magnet (p.106) - "GVSB's sophomore disc plugs the group's fast-and-louche style into a set of songs finally worthy of their creepy charisma."Melody Maker (9/11/93, p.30) - "...VENUS LUXURE comes whistling through the air at you in a slo-mo bloodthirsty blur and proceeds to pound your cranium into sawdust..."NME (Magazine) (10/9/93, p.39) - 6 - Good - "...the musical moods [on VENUS LUXURE NO. 1 BABY] are almost universally dark, although sly lyrical humor saves shuddering doomfests like `Learned It' from premature burial..."0.1778514

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] finely textured affair -- Gilmour's tasteful guitar flurries and odd vocal snatches animating Paterson's dreamscapes."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music blurs boundaries and shapes, focusing on textures rather than repeated motifs. Gilmour's sparse guitar lines float most subtly above the beats..."Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Orb know the strength in their guitarist, creating sympathetic Floydian landscapes of collaged voices, breathing, etc in which to embed him."0.1778514

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Rolling Stone (pp.99-100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mostly, Drake stretches out over languid, austerely plus tracks that blur hip-hop, R&B and downtempo dance music."Rolling Stone (p.70) - Ranked #22 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "TAKE CARE soars because his appetite for pop emotion is even bigger than his booty-craving."Spin (p.42) - Ranked #22 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "[A] morosely beautiful, devastatingly earnest soft-rap epic bemoaning empty hedonism, with deep-space R&B beats backing cameos both hilarious and bracingly dour."0.1778514

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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..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an irresistible catch to her Twista-like machine gun flow....The purity of her intent speaks volumes."0.1778514

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Q (4/96, p.100) - 2 Stars - Average - "...A tad anarchic Zappa, a touch devilish David Lynch, Disco Volante is not for the aurally fragile, but it may offer a smile to the more hardy avant-garde listener..."Melody Maker (1/27/96, p.35) - "...inhabits that Majorly grey area where high-art blurs into high-noodling....akin to getting lost in a sprawling, dimly lit and dilapidated mansion. By the end of it, you're stumbling into rooms even the owners don't go in any more..."0.1778514

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Q (10/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a substantially stocked treasure chest of hit singles just waiting to happen....A neat, knowing balance of glassy pop sheen and raggedy-arsed guitar wig-out..."0.1734612

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Rolling Stone (8/16/01, p.105) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Their pop songs jangle without being too sunny....These 11 songs whiz by in a gorgeous blur, over far too soon."Q (May 2002, pp.119-121) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...The Shins fall into the folk category, focusing on hazy Beach Boys pop and swooning Simon & Garfunkel harmonies..."CMJ (8/01, p.89) - "...Palpable, '60s-influenced jangle pop....one of the most consistently enjoyable takes on Brian Wilson..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.68) - Ranked #14 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.99) - "...[Their] lovely jangly appeal is all their own..."NME (Magazine) (5/18/02, p.35) - 8 out of 10 - "...Evokes the shimmering coastlines and baked desertscapes of California with a vivid beauty seldom glimpsed since The Beach Boys hung up their surfboards..."0.1556199

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[ELEVATOR] contains some of the finest pure pop-rock songs of the year so far; it's a fourteen-track, thirty-seven-minute rush of pleasure..."Spin (pp.101-102) - "Bays fully understands that new-wave vocals are about percussion and repetition, and he sings his like a caffeinated cognitive scientist." - Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (No. 814, p.62) - "[T]hey're still fixated on the [late 1970s and early '80s], but BREAKDOWN's suggestions of rainy-afternoon electro-pop are mostly gone, replaced by guitar-driven pogo-pop..." - Grade: BUncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "ELEVATOR resonates more with every spin...'Ladies And Gentlemen' channels Blur and Joe Jackson to great effect."0.1556199

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Bloc Party is] a visceral, vibrating dance machine....they distill twenty-five years of spiky British rock, from the Cure to Blur to hot Scots Franz Ferdinand..."Spin (p.64) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Rarely has romance sounded so expensively, and expansively, sad."Spin (p.137) - "[A]dding some booty-shaking disco to the detached cool of ALARM's new-wave robot rock....Bliss inducing." - Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (No. 814, p.64) - "[T]his London gang of four delivers a post-punk mishmash of angular guitars, pulsating bass, and tricky time signatures..." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "SILENT ALARM's innovation, sense of urgency and sleek production are enough to comfortably elevate Bloc Party above the post-punk rabble."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #34 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[A]n album super-taut and yet expansive, sinewy yet lush..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Ambitious in scope and abundantly stocked with viral melody, SILENT ALARM is hugely impressive....Their future is assuredly now."0.1333885

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Bloc Party is] a visceral, vibrating dance machine....they distill twenty-five years of spiky British rock, from the Cure to Blur to hot Scots Franz Ferdinand..."Spin (p.64) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Rarely has romance sounded so expensively, and expansively, sad."Spin (p.137) - "[A]dding some booty-shaking disco to the detached cool of ALARM's new-wave robot rock....Bliss inducing." - Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (No. 814, p.64) - "[T]his London gang of four delivers a post-punk mishmash of angular guitars, pulsating bass, and tricky time signatures..." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "SILENT ALARM's innovation, sense of urgency and sleek production are enough to comfortably elevate Bloc Party above the post-punk rabble."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #34 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[A]n album super-taut and yet expansive, sinewy yet lush..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Ambitious in scope and abundantly stocked with viral melody, SILENT ALARM is hugely impressive....Their future is assuredly now."0.1333885

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Spin (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] marches through its baker's dozen of punk-tinged pop songs with a prickly sense of purpose."Q (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he eccentric twists bolster YOURS TRULY's main thrust....The chorus among choruses belongs to the decidedly unaverage 'Everything Is Average Nowadays'..."Uncut (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir second album manages to be full of surprises, while never straying too far from what you'd expect."CMJ (p.39) - "The band, in love as ever with the Britpop tradition that spawned them, offers another collection of swaggering uptempo guitar tracks that are full of big, singalong choruses..."Q (Magazine) (p.84) - Ranked #13 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "'The Angry Mob' was the definitive illustration of their maturing lyrical wit and musical brawn."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Ruby' is a foot-to-the-floor, festival monster-in-waiting, while 'Highroyds' recalls Blur's effervescent, buzzsaw pop."0.1333885

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Bloc Party is] a visceral, vibrating dance machine....they distill twenty-five years of spiky British rock, from the Cure to Blur to hot Scots Franz Ferdinand..."Spin (p.64) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Rarely has romance sounded so expensively, and expansively, sad."Spin (p.137) - "[A]dding some booty-shaking disco to the detached cool of ALARM's new-wave robot rock....Bliss inducing." - Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (No. 814, p.64) - "[T]his London gang of four delivers a post-punk mishmash of angular guitars, pulsating bass, and tricky time signatures..." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "SILENT ALARM's innovation, sense of urgency and sleek production are enough to comfortably elevate Bloc Party above the post-punk rabble."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #34 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[A]n album super-taut and yet expansive, sinewy yet lush..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Ambitious in scope and abundantly stocked with viral melody, SILENT ALARM is hugely impressive....Their future is assuredly now."0.1333885

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Rolling Stone (11/11/93, p.76) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...Me'Shell NdegeOcello possesses a confident, intelligent sexuality that's more potent than any crotch-grabbing shtick...her style is all mellow, majestic cool..."Spin (12/93, p.121) - Highly Recommended - "...PLANTATION LULLABIES is a bodacious, invigorating, self-assured suite of songs that accent the best elements of soul, funk, jazz, and their aggro-meltdown in hip hop's style wars..."Entertainment Weekly (10/29/93, p.74) - "...despite an unoriginal voice shaped by pre-hip hop rappers like Gil Scott Heron and lyrics that run to cliche, Me'Shell delivers her cool cocktail talk with a winning bluesy resignation..." - Rating: B+Vibe (2/02, p.87) - Included in Vibe's "Essential Black Rock Recordings".Vibe (10/93, p.114) - "...[A] stunning debut...Me'Shell NdegeOcello's last name means `free like a bird' in Swahili. That might account for the ease with which she flutters through musical styles...[she has] a remarkable vocal range..."The Source (4/94, p.78) - "...succeeds in bringing the listener to aural climax, exploding the senses onto bed sheets of kente print...."Musician (11/93, p.13) - "...[On PLANTATION LULLABIES] dense, moody pieces echo such old masters as Nina Simone and Curtis Mayfield, as well as today's MC's; this debut blurs the lines between hip-hop, jazz and soul...."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #27 in the Village Voice's 1993 Jazz & Pop Critics Poll.0.1111571

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.55) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.190) - "...Heavier on guitar than Suede or Blur, they're the heavier outfit. And with youth's blithe arrogance, they see the world solely in black and white..."Q (12/99, p.82) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (10/01, p.92) - Ranked #11 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (6/00, p.76) - Ranked #24 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (10/94, p.122) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...their collective gift: superheated, brazen guitar married to wonderfully daft and striking lyrics delivered with guttersnipe self-possession. A rutting mess of glam, punk, and psychedelia..."Alternative Press (11/94, p.92) - "...yet another young, thrusting, white guitar band, a perfect hybrid of the Stone Roses' sun-kissed pop sense and Happy Mondays' thuggish laddishness..."Melody Maker (8/27/94, p.37) - Bloody Essential - "...Oasis might last as long as the Smiths or shine as brightly and briefly as Suede..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.67) - Ranked #5 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Scintillating."Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.51) - Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...full of fire. [Oasis] didn't just seize the day, they shagged it senseless and then took it out boozing."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #1 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'NME (Magazine) (8/27/94, p.35) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Oasis have encapsulated the most triumphant feeling....Yeah, that good..."0.1111571

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Rolling Stone (7/8-22, pp.146-147) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...typical cast of unsettling characters...gorgeous, hymn-like melodies....The effect is complex and deep in way that only Newman can be, and for that reason alone, BAD LOVE is good to have..."Spin (9/99, p.195) - 7 out of 10 - "...his third real album in 20 years....it lets him blur the line between himself and his deliberately repulsive characters with a rejuvenated belch..."Entertainment Weekly (6/4/99, pp.81-2) - "...[Newman's] in form with BAD LOVE, which is really an album about bad lonesomeness....His best work has always produced the queasy feeling that he (and you) could relate to his untrustworthy narrators, and there's plenty to identify with..." - Rating: B+Q (8/99, p.106) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...a rare treat in more ways than one....[Newman's] droll, sardonic lines and pithy satires of the heartless and clueless are sharper than ever....BAD LOVE is [his] best album since SAIL AWAY, and his most accessible yet."CMJ (7/12/99, p.28) - "...BAD LOVE ranks among his best-sounding albums. Stocked with poignant, tastefully arranged songs about the fall of Marxism and European colonialism...one of his better collection of songs."Mojo (Publisher) (7/99, p.93) - "...quietly spectacular return to championship form....this eccentric blend of vinegary satire and conversational intimacy remains a blessed thing....Accept no substitute."0.1111571

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Rolling Stone (4/1/99, p.96) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...their sloppiest, most playful set yet, spiking the mix with church organ, electric piano and shambling drum loops. It's the kind of album you can't wait to play for your guitar-geek pals..."Spin (5/99, pp.145-146) - 8 (out of 10) - "...This is electronica the old-fashioned, pre-digital, Krautrock way: Guitars scrape and scream, ancient synths bubble and belch, the rhythm section grooves as if beaming in from a distant planet....13...applies dance music's aural fixation to dirty guitar drones, warping and layering crudeness until it's vastly complicated..."Entertainment Weekly (3/26/99, pp.82-83) - "...undeniably powerful in its own way." Rating B+"Q (1/00, p.83) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (4/99, pp.92-93) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a dense, fascinating, idiosyncratic and accomplished rock album.."CMJ (3/22/99, p.3) - "...hazy experimental songs...painfully honest, introspective lyrics....13 is not the type of album that can be fully appreciated in one listen, but if you look beyond its imposing wall of sound, the view is quite beautiful."Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.31) - Ranked #22 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999."Mojo (Publisher) (4/99, pp.88-90) - "...repeated playing...reveals an eerie, kaleidoscopic world of haunting, melodies and dazzling sonic detail... [Blur is] an experimental art-rock act, melding US noise with Euro noir electronica; but thankfully, an instinct for great pop still survives..."0.1111571

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