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Entertainment Weekly (3/15/02, p.76) - "...A hook-heavy display of pliable pop-smarts....A must-have for anyone in need of a good sing-along." - Rating: A-Q (12/02, pp.96-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A second album that bristles with uncomplicated, heart-warming guitar pop....A virtual masterclass in perfectly formed power pop..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #55 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (10/02, p.107) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...breezy and rueful power-pop...in the dark he could just about pass as Elliott Smith."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #8 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002" - "...Benson is ragged but right. A bedroom masterpiece..."151.1277

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"Patrick Keeler's thundering drumming powers the band through turn-on-a-dime segues, leaving Brendan Benson and Jack White free to daub their histrionic yelps and white-hot solos as they please."Uncut0.8715487

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"Patrick Keeler's thundering drumming powers the band through turn-on-a-dime segues, leaving Brendan Benson and Jack White free to daub their histrionic yelps and white-hot solos as they please."Uncut0.8715487

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Fleet Foxes' frontman Robin Pecknold's bold, harmony-stacked version of the title track is the stand-out..."Pitchfork (Website) - "BE YOURSELF gives equal weight to both the folk and the pop halves of Nash's folk-pop sound....The Moore Brothers highlight the twisty melodies of 'Man in the Mirror', while Sleepy Sun rough up the horn-driven Chicago'."0.3238892

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Trading low-fi ruggedness for gorgeous Americana pop, they conjure Dylan circa JOHN WESLEY HARDING and proggy ELO..."Spin - "Singer Eric Earley's fantastical yarns match the band's grandiose genre muddling..."Alternative Press (p.122) - With a piano that echoes like it's in a cathedral in 'Heaven And Earth,' Earley weds nature with humanity."CMJ - "Like that of many of the great blues-rock classics, such as Van Morrison, Muddy Waters or the Stones, Blitzen Trapper's structure is solid and very traditional."Billboard (p.32) - "Beatles-esque piano and string arrangements dominate the melancholy 'Heaven and Earth.' But it's the title track that best showcases Blitzen Trapper's ability to quickly shift musical gears."Paste (magazine) - "[W]ith pristine harmonies set to late-60's psychedelic scuzz. The result is another opus-de-Americana washed in experimental folk-rock..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[F]ull of haunting songs doused in harmonicas, saloon pianos and dusty guitars."Clash (magazine) (p.34) - Ranked #42 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[I]mmensely well-crafted Americana with a strong Beatles fetish at its core."Uncut (magazine) (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he 12 artfully crafted songs here suggest Blitzen Trapper should now be judged in the elevated company of Wilco, Brendan Benson and The Raconteurs."0.3112674

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Rolling Stone (p.226) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "If you have a favorite Foghat album or if you can name a single member of Deep Purple, you will love BROKEN BOY SOLDIERS....Expectations were sky high, but the Raconteurs exceed them all."Rolling Stone (p.106) - Ranked #28 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "The Raconteurs are a side project that rocks like a main dish."Spin (p.59) - Ranked #19 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[T]he boys have done Jack White a world of good. Brendan Benson and the Greenhornes are just the kind of journeymen a retro visionary needs..."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[I]t's clear that the Raconteurs are bound by a love of gut-crunching classic-rock riffs....White and Benson trade vocals on most tracks, and obviously enjoy spurring each other on to see who can get the loosest..." -- Grade: B-Q (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- [With] instantly memorable melodies and crunchy riffs....Music that's as elegant as it is raucous. Keeler and Lawrence, a soulful and punchy rhythm section, are the key here."Q (p.124) - Ranked #13 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "Nothing could dent Jack White's second band."Alternative Press (p.202) - "They deliver the straight-ahead rocking tunes...with a one-two punch of scrappy enthusiasm and unmatched musical proficiency."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.49) - "[A] diverse set of tightly-constructed power-pop and, given White's presence, a wild and fevered spirit abounds..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.67) - Ranked #11 in Kerrang's "20 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "Lean, versatile and obscenely entertaining..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is truly a band recording, which perfectly blends Jack's rawness with Brendan's sweetness, all of it toughened up by the aggressive underpinning of the Greenhorne duo."0.2490139

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