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Q (9/00, p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[It] has the golden shimmering quality of Popol Vuh and Cocteau Twins' VICTORIALAND and is probably [his] second best..."1.541888

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Q (9/00, p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[It] has the golden shimmering quality of Popol Vuh and Cocteau Twins' VICTORIALAND and is probably [his] second best..."1.541888

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Q (9/00, p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[It] has the golden shimmering quality of Popol Vuh and Cocteau Twins' VICTORIALAND and is probably [his] second best..."1.541888

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Alternative Press (10/01, p.88) - 8 out of 10 - "...An album that is at once origianl and indebted to Cocteau Twins' THE PINK OPAQUE....With an album this good, imitation is a path to divine inspiration..."1.349152

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Uncut (magazine) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The] music is quite compelling. The high-pitched, incomprehensible vocals recall the Cocteau Twins..."0.8902094

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Billboard (p.44) - "There's Cocteau Twins' shimmery 4AD funk on 'Play,' the dirge synths of current goth-house star Purity Ring on 'Idle Talk' and shades of synth-pop voices from Kate Bush to Oh Land throughout."Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a highly evolved, slightly claustrophobic take on warm but angular Scandi-pop....The songs alone conjure a lavish world of their own."Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir peppy, sensual synth-pop has merit, with more than a trace of Goldfrapp and fellow Swedes The Knife in their bubbling electronic stew."0.7709439

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Billboard (p.44) - "There's Cocteau Twins' shimmery 4AD funk on 'Play,' the dirge synths of current goth-house star Purity Ring on 'Idle Talk' and shades of synth-pop voices from Kate Bush to Oh Land throughout."Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a highly evolved, slightly claustrophobic take on warm but angular Scandi-pop....The songs alone conjure a lavish world of their own."Mojo (Publisher) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir peppy, sensual synth-pop has merit, with more than a trace of Goldfrapp and fellow Swedes The Knife in their bubbling electronic stew."0.7709439

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Alternative Press (4/95, pp.68-69) - "...continues their efforts in filling the musical chasm left by the Cocteau Twins when they departed from their milky musical terrain for more commercial venues....Droning, quivering layers of electric and acoustic guitars, minimal drums and just the right amount of synthetic keys as needed for texture..."0.667657

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Watford band have been compared to the atmospheric post-punk of, say, The Chameleons, Modern English or even Cocteau Twins...but the tranquil melodies and vocal style might equally provoke the spirit of post-punk Liverpool."0.667657

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Given Harris' beguiling vocals, parallels could be drawn with the mid-80s 4AD sound of Cocteau Twins and Dead Can DAnce and the Eno-goes-shoegazing sound of Slowdive's SOUVLAKI."0.667657

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Alternative Press (7/00, pp.113-4) - 3 out of 5 - "...Illustrates LSD's growth from the moody, atmospheric songs of 1992's IDYLLS to the sleek drum'n'bass of FLUX. An engaging and at times beautiful listen..."Magnet (4-5/00, p.82) - "...Succeeds on a variety of cosmic levels....generating a dramatic wall of sound that stands proudly alongside the works of Dead Can Dance and the Cocteau Twins....properly evocative..."0.5563809

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Alternative Press (10/96, p.93) - 4 (out of 5) - "...extended hallucinogenic waves of guitar distortion, deliberately clashing tones, segments of pure rhythmless static....a positively dreamy ambient etherealism comparable - in completely underivative ways - to sounds of the Cocteau Twins or This Mortal Coil....Lovesliescrushing ascend to a new realm altogether, their very own post-apocalyptic heaven."0.5563809

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Spin (p.108) - "Clouddead's second album suggests a gullier Cocteau Twins..." - Grade: BMagnet (p.88) - "Easy listening it ain't, but once you get it, it's golden."Mojo (Publisher) (4/04, p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he flow is smoother, and the whole thing has a more compressed, accessible feel, without compromising the essential psychedelic madness at its heart."0.5563809

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Please Concrete' is the standout, but surprisingly upbeat 'Obituary' and Cocteau Twins-with-piano 'Keeping Company' are also fab."Clash (magazine) (p.105) - "[B]est listened to when lying under falling autumn leaves thanks to its seamless marriage of wistful American folk with lush shoegaze soundscapes, which sounds effortlessly laid-back..."0.5563809

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Spin (12/90) - "...Best to sit back and let the Twins' pleasant sound effects envelop you, because the pleasures `Heaven Or Las Vegas' has to offer aren't the sort you should spend any time thinking about. The Cocteau Twins are proof that you don't necessarily need something to say to get by; something to feel will do just fine..."Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.Alternative Press (7/95, p.81) - Ranked #21 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95.'Alternative Press (7/95, p.81) - "...The enchanting genius of the Cocteau Twins' high-wrought soul stirrings is more concentrated, and, yes, sublime, than ever on HEAVEN OR LAS VEGAS. The place their music inhabits is undeniably closer to heaven than Nevada..."0.5507889

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Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They are] sensitive souls tapping into all of rock's grand and gloomy traditions to create their own darkside indie with a pop of pop."Clash (magazine) - "High point 'The Shore' is an ebbing and flowing tide of twinkling VICTORIALAND era Cocteau Twins with the closer coming off like some forgotten girl group Spector spiritual."Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The quintet's template of dramatic vocals laid over surging, effects-slathered guitars serves them well..."0.4451047

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Magnet (p.59) - "[T]he aptly titled INTERSTELLAR is bursting with gorgeous soundscapes like the celestial harmonies of the eponymous opening track and 'Pair Of Wings.'"Mojo (Publisher) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This time out, the melodic knack is as assured and the tumbling songs recognizably hers, but she's found her own path."Uncut (magazine) (p.83) - "[T]he shuddering pulse that shines through the title track, 'Gospel/Grace' and 'Had We Had It' sees disco lights twinkling through the Cocteau twins fog."0.4451047

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Magnet (p.59) - "[T]he aptly titled INTERSTELLAR is bursting with gorgeous soundscapes like the celestial harmonies of the eponymous opening track and 'Pair Of Wings.'"Mojo (Publisher) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This time out, the melodic knack is as assured and the tumbling songs recognizably hers, but she's found her own path."Uncut (magazine) (p.83) - "[T]he shuddering pulse that shines through the title track, 'Gospel/Grace' and 'Had We Had It' sees disco lights twinkling through the Cocteau twins fog."0.4451047

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Entertainment Weekly (8/18/95, p.57) - "...It's as if Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor had kidnapped the Cocteau Twins and injected their ethereal sound into his own thrash rock..." - Rating: B+Alternative Press (1/96, p.92) - "Tangly, jangly alt-art cut'n'paste nuevo prog rock....With riveting, broken rhythm structures and urgent exploratory songs, the savvy quintet make a big noise on their debut album..."Option (1-2/96, p.122) - "...The Atlanta, Georgia, group reaches all over the map with a predilection for well-chosen samples, odd meters and grandiloquent pop..."NME (Magazine) (5/4/96, p.59) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Toenut are a triumph of madness over logic, and in the real world their songs really wouldn't be as gorgeous as they are....Postmodern!....a dream come true..."0.3894666

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Rolling Stone (p.61) - 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The tunes go down smooth, ranging from breezy exercises in Eighties-excess pop to country-tinged reveries."Spin (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] startlingly impressive debut: astute, melodic evocations of plinky new wave and the Cocteau Twin's smeary dreams that achieve a timeless emotional resonance."Spin (p.46) - Ranked #40 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[T]hey flit from uncanny new-wave caricatures to beguiling heroin country ballads..."Blender (Magazine) (p.73) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Caroline Polachek carries the melodic weight with a breathy and nimble contralto, and she has a knack for enjoying childlike fantasies without sounding immature..."0.3894666

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Alternative Press (p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "PENNY feels both sculpted and spontaneous....'Here Sometimes' and the aptly named 'My Plants Are Dead' showcase vocalist/bassist Kazu Makino's suffocated shoegaze sweetness."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] masterclass in elegiac navel gazing, a record that could comfortably sit beside Talk Talk or The Knife..."Paste (magazine) - "These songs crawl -- sometimes ominously, other times seductively -- carried by understated beats, while Kazu Makino's vocals float over it all like the memory of a departed loved one."Uncut (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Cocteau Twins, MBV and Angelo Badalamenti are obvious touchstones for the narcotised, heat-haze beauty of PENNY SPARKLE..."0.3894666

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Alternative Press (p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "PENNY feels both sculpted and spontaneous....'Here Sometimes' and the aptly named 'My Plants Are Dead' showcase vocalist/bassist Kazu Makino's suffocated shoegaze sweetness."Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] masterclass in elegiac navel gazing, a record that could comfortably sit beside Talk Talk or The Knife..."Paste (magazine) - "These songs crawl -- sometimes ominously, other times seductively -- carried by understated beats, while Kazu Makino's vocals float over it all like the memory of a departed loved one."Uncut (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Cocteau Twins, MBV and Angelo Badalamenti are obvious touchstones for the narcotised, heat-haze beauty of PENNY SPARKLE..."0.3894666

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Rolling Stone (p.98) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The effect is warm goth -- New Order with more eros."Spin (p.102) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Their] new project reveals a range of influences and a sophisticated approach to arrangement that sets the trio well apart from less imaginative latter-day shoegazers."CMJ - "Curtis has dialed down the rib-shaking wallop that his former group often trafficked in; he now seems more interested in giving you beautiful dreams than beating you unconscious."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The Brooklyn-based act's debut album conjures an impossible collaboration between the Cocteau Twins, Sherpa Tenzing and the US laptop maestros Matmos..."Clash (magazine) (p.87) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]win sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza make music that seems lifted from a dream.....One of the year's most intoxicating debuts."0.3338285

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Rolling Stone (4/17/97, p.78) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...sparse melodies that swim through galactic pulses, sonar blips and assorted computer sounds. Beats drift in and out picking up intensity then dissipating like steam....somewhat akin to playing Nintendo while listening to the Cocteau Twins..."Spin (5/97, pp.111-112) - 8 (out of 10) - "...combines wry apocalyptic signifying with a headful of refracted rhythms. It also takes Alex Paterson back to his dance-music roots....If the Chemical Brothers are the miscengenated spawn of DJ Kool Herc and the Ramones, Paterson owes his debt to Grandmaster Flash and electropop pioneers Perrey-Kingsley..."Down Beat (7/97, p.64) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...ORBLIVION focuses on what they do best: the elaborate construction and deconstruction of grooves.... sophisticated and inventive, but also playful."Option (5-6/97, p.120) - "...the Orb's best studio LP since 1992's UFORB, it places it's emphasis on the elements that make the project shine..."Jazziz (8/97, p.75) - "...ORBLIVION is...a seamless 72-minute trip that evolves and transmutes....Dr. Alex Patterson and company are intent on re-arranging your psyche like a John Coltrane solo..."0.3338285

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Entertainment Weekly (7/26/96, pp.52-54) - "...Like many other contemporary pop soundtracks, STEALING BEAUTY is a hodgepodge (Stevie Wonder to Liz Phair), but one with unerring taste and a unified theme:...romantic longing..." - Rating: B+Q (9/96, p.122) - 3 Stars - Good - "...features not music of a classical bent but mainstream...contemporary fare....[the] rollercoaster ride of emotions...are here interpreted...with musical velvet....Suitable affecting stuff."0.3093927

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Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sigur Ros make atmospheric music with lyrics in garbled Icelandic, heavy on the strings and keyboards - beautiful..."Spin (1/03, p.71) - Ranked #22 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Spin (12/01/02, p.140) - 8 out of 10 - "...There's something awe-inspiring about this band's single-minded pursuit of mellow drama..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/02, p.70) - "...The Icelandic quartet again create an ethereal stir with sparse, atmospheric melodies and a falsetto wail..." - Rating: B+Q (12/02, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...They make soaring, mind-expanding music that's near impossible to resist....This is a masterpiece of bombed orchestral elegance, at once expansive and intense..."Uncut (12/02, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It weaves a gigantic, undulating backdrop onto which you can project what you will..."Magnet (1/03, p.106) - "...Sigur Ros occupies a space somewhere between the free-soaring folk jazz of Tim Buckley, the aquatic ethereality of the Cocteau Twins and the oceanic post-rock of Mogwai....The instrumentation arrives in vast, dense, Radiohead-plays-Pink Floyd waves..."CMJ (11/18/01, p.6) - "...A soothing, uplifting compilation of wonder, reflection and vicissitude and an extended glimpse beyond the mundane..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.98) - "...The album rocks, its symphonic depth and stratosphere-surfing melodies more affecting with each subsequent listen..."0.2781904

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In 'Judas,' McCabe fires bird-cry bursts of twang and threads long, humming lines through Ashcroft's R&B whoops. 'Love Is Noise' is smart acid-dance candy notched with a laughing-choir vocal hook."Spin (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FORTH makes a strong case for the continued vitality of big-tent guitar anthems. On 'Love Is Noise,' Ashcroft bemoans our modern times over a sleekly propulsive dance-rock groove the Killers would kill for..."CMJ - "[T]hey certainly sound self-assured on FORTH....A welcome reminder of the power of the group's chemistry."Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "FORTH re-establishes McCabe as a supreme sonic texturalist in the lineage of My Bloody Valentine or Cocteau Twins."Blender (Magazine) (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The best new tracks are the prettiest: Guitarist Nick McCabe's luscious noodling provides a perfect foil for frontman Richard Ashcroft's grand wail on 'Rather Be'..."Paste (magazine) (p.57) - "The swirling groover 'Sit And Wonder,' the driving gospel rocker 'Love Is Noise' and the liquid gold streaked through 'Appalachian Springs' are as good as anything The Verve has recorded..."URB (Magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lead single 'Love is Noise' comes closest to gold, with its Balearic sample and energetic, almost danceable, rhythms."0.2781904

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In 'Judas,' McCabe fires bird-cry bursts of twang and threads long, humming lines through Ashcroft's R&B whoops. 'Love Is Noise' is smart acid-dance candy notched with a laughing-choir vocal hook."Spin (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FORTH makes a strong case for the continued vitality of big-tent guitar anthems. On 'Love Is Noise,' Ashcroft bemoans our modern times over a sleekly propulsive dance-rock groove the Killers would kill for..."CMJ - "[T]hey certainly sound self-assured on FORTH....A welcome reminder of the power of the group's chemistry."Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "FORTH re-establishes McCabe as a supreme sonic texturalist in the lineage of My Bloody Valentine or Cocteau Twins."Blender (Magazine) (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The best new tracks are the prettiest: Guitarist Nick McCabe's luscious noodling provides a perfect foil for frontman Richard Ashcroft's grand wail on 'Rather Be'..."Paste (magazine) (p.57) - "The swirling groover 'Sit And Wonder,' the driving gospel rocker 'Love Is Noise' and the liquid gold streaked through 'Appalachian Springs' are as good as anything The Verve has recorded..."URB (Magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lead single 'Love is Noise' comes closest to gold, with its Balearic sample and energetic, almost danceable, rhythms."0.2781904

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Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sigur Ros make atmospheric music with lyrics in garbled Icelandic, heavy on the strings and keyboards - beautiful..."Spin (1/03, p.71) - Ranked #22 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Spin (12/01/02, p.140) - 8 out of 10 - "...There's something awe-inspiring about this band's single-minded pursuit of mellow drama..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/02, p.70) - "...The Icelandic quartet again create an ethereal stir with sparse, atmospheric melodies and a falsetto wail..." - Rating: B+Q (12/02, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...They make soaring, mind-expanding music that's near impossible to resist....This is a masterpiece of bombed orchestral elegance, at once expansive and intense..."Uncut (12/02, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It weaves a gigantic, undulating backdrop onto which you can project what you will..."Magnet (1/03, p.106) - "...Sigur Ros occupies a space somewhere between the free-soaring folk jazz of Tim Buckley, the aquatic ethereality of the Cocteau Twins and the oceanic post-rock of Mogwai....The instrumentation arrives in vast, dense, Radiohead-plays-Pink Floyd waves..."CMJ (11/18/01, p.6) - "...A soothing, uplifting compilation of wonder, reflection and vicissitude and an extended glimpse beyond the mundane..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.98) - "...The album rocks, its symphonic depth and stratosphere-surfing melodies more affecting with each subsequent listen..."0.2781904

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Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sigur Ros make atmospheric music with lyrics in garbled Icelandic, heavy on the strings and keyboards - beautiful..."Spin (1/03, p.71) - Ranked #22 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Spin (12/01/02, p.140) - 8 out of 10 - "...There's something awe-inspiring about this band's single-minded pursuit of mellow drama..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/02, p.70) - "...The Icelandic quartet again create an ethereal stir with sparse, atmospheric melodies and a falsetto wail..." - Rating: B+Q (12/02, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...They make soaring, mind-expanding music that's near impossible to resist....This is a masterpiece of bombed orchestral elegance, at once expansive and intense..."Uncut (12/02, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It weaves a gigantic, undulating backdrop onto which you can project what you will..."Magnet (1/03, p.106) - "...Sigur Ros occupies a space somewhere between the free-soaring folk jazz of Tim Buckley, the aquatic ethereality of the Cocteau Twins and the oceanic post-rock of Mogwai....The instrumentation arrives in vast, dense, Radiohead-plays-Pink Floyd waves..."CMJ (11/18/01, p.6) - "...A soothing, uplifting compilation of wonder, reflection and vicissitude and an extended glimpse beyond the mundane..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.98) - "...The album rocks, its symphonic depth and stratosphere-surfing melodies more affecting with each subsequent listen..."0.2781904

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Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sigur Ros make atmospheric music with lyrics in garbled Icelandic, heavy on the strings and keyboards - beautiful..."Spin (1/03, p.71) - Ranked #22 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Spin (12/01/02, p.140) - 8 out of 10 - "...There's something awe-inspiring about this band's single-minded pursuit of mellow drama..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/02, p.70) - "...The Icelandic quartet again create an ethereal stir with sparse, atmospheric melodies and a falsetto wail..." - Rating: B+Q (12/02, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...They make soaring, mind-expanding music that's near impossible to resist....This is a masterpiece of bombed orchestral elegance, at once expansive and intense..."Uncut (12/02, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It weaves a gigantic, undulating backdrop onto which you can project what you will..."Magnet (1/03, p.106) - "...Sigur Ros occupies a space somewhere between the free-soaring folk jazz of Tim Buckley, the aquatic ethereality of the Cocteau Twins and the oceanic post-rock of Mogwai....The instrumentation arrives in vast, dense, Radiohead-plays-Pink Floyd waves..."CMJ (11/18/01, p.6) - "...A soothing, uplifting compilation of wonder, reflection and vicissitude and an extended glimpse beyond the mundane..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.98) - "...The album rocks, its symphonic depth and stratosphere-surfing melodies more affecting with each subsequent listen..."0.2781904

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