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Rolling Stone (6/2/94, p.72) - 3 1/2 Stars - Good Plus - "...he again proves himself Professor Longhair's wittiest piano heir..."73.78094

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Rolling Stone - 3 Stars - GoodDown Beat (10/89, pp.30-31) - "...One of the nicest things about this swing through Memory Lane is the way old Mac Rebennack...isn't so respectful of any traditions that he's afraid to slop 'em around, then put his own...stamp on them....Good-natured fun..."CD Buyer's Guide - wonderfully bluesy piano & likably gruff vocals59.02476

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Rolling Stone (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'You Might Be Surprised' is a grand Fifties-style ballad infused with rich Ellington-esque horns and gallows humor....It's a bittersweet dispatch from just above the waterline."JazzTimes (pp.60-61) - "CITY THAT CARE FORGOT is at once the most fervent, acerbic, livid music Mac Rebennack has ever made; the most eloquent and probably the funkiest, too."Q (Magazine) (p.135) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of righteous anger....CITY THAT CARE FORGOT is the liveliest, funkiest Dr. John album in a long, long time."Blender (Magazine) (p.84) - "In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, superdelectable New Orleans piano master Dr. John got something bigger than religion. He got sincerity..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Music rarely gets as heartbreaking as 'My People Need A Second Line,' which brilliantly ups gear midway to a glorious and defiant marching band blowout."51.97536

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Q (8/95, p.139) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...both dazzles as a cultural document and makes one want to splash out on the parent albums..."51.64666

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Q (8/95, p.139) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...both dazzles as a cultural document and makes one want to splash out on the parent albums..."51.64666

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Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "Dr. John still makes mystique-dripping grooves sound easy..." -- Grade: B+Living Blues (p.48) - "Malcolm Rebbenack alternates between the political and personal on his latest release."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The physician of phonk is ably flanked by his touring band, with guest contributions from slide wiz Derek Trucks and sax fiend Donald Harrison."Uncut (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The opener, 'Feel Good Music', summons the Night Tripper from the swamps, and the title track has a Mardi Gras chief calling up spirits."44.57846

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] easily equals anything Dr John was doing at the time, with a growling Hammond bedrock and magisterial magus vocals."0.6197952

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JazzTimes (p.57) - "The title track and 'WWWW' are European versions of New Orleans march steps and Dr. John funk."0.6197952

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JazzTimes (p.97) - "The results are generally excellent -- particularly a funky 'Memphis' featuring both Smith and Dr. John, a slow and sexy 'Too Close for Comfort' with Maria Muldaur and a scorching 'I'm Beginning to see the Light' with Melba Moore and Terry Gibbs."0.4648464

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Down Beat (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] bluesy hoodoo sounds conjured up by bayou freak flag-waver Malcolm 'Papi Mali' Welbourne on vocals..."Dirty Linen (p.54) - "[Papa Mali] conjures memories of a Night Tripper-era Dr. John, but in scarier, epic proportions given the deep-fried, fat, funky sound..."0.387372

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Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "From fatback funk to Dr John-styled voodoo mutterings, romping Chicago blues workouts and much, much more, plenty of bases are covered..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5-- "Few vets of the '60s roots revival embody authenticity and experimentation as genuinely as Taj."0.387372

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Down Beat (p.68) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The new release has as its centerpiece four songs about 'bad mother' Katrina that fascinate for his frayed singing voice."Dirty Linen (p.90) - "With help from such guests as keyboardist Judson Nielson, rapper Jesse Baumler, and Dr. John on Hammond B-3 organ, he keeps things as funky and soulful as ever."Living Blues (p.61) - "[A] wonderfully inspiring return to form....Washington's New Orleans R&B funk grooves are part of the sound, but his guitar always reminds us that blues is the core."0.3098976

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Entertainment Weekly (3/26/99, pp.82-83) - "...on CENTRAL RESERVATION Orton's vocals are consistantly stunning..." Rating A-"CMJ (1/10/00, p.23) - Included in CMJ's "Triple A '99 Top 5" - "...even her quietest moments are packed with powerful emotion and bluesy jazz inflections....she leaves no doubt that the core of her appeal is her songwriting."Mojo (Publisher) (03/99, p.88) - "...Ms. Orton seduces you with a beautifully organic, richly textured collection of songs top stimulate both the head and the heart..."NME (Magazine) (4/3/99, p.41) - "...Parodoxically, working with her heros (Dr. John, Terry Callier) has not left her in the shadows; but allowed her to shine."0.3098976

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Rolling Stone (p.63) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of muscled, vintage R&B grooves, fevered soloing, psychedelic arrangements and oracular mumbo jumbo, it's the wildest record Rebennack has made in many years."Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[T]here's no denying the vintage voodoo -- or the palpable disgust -- the Doctor summons with DAn Auerbach of the Black Keys..." -- Grade: A-Magnet (p.54) - "The result is sharp and well-recorded....The urgent grooves on 'Getaway,' with its psychedelic flourishes, will sound good on the radio..."Billboard (p.36) - "'Eleggua' overlaps Curtis Mayfield, gris-gris funk and a sweet soul hook; and 'You Lie' offers a taste of what Dr. John would sound like if the Black Keys and Morphine joined forces to back him."Q (Magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It still oozes that very specific, seamy Dr John funk throughout, from the brilliantly delirious title track through to his pitch black state-of-the nation address in 'Ice Age'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he night tripping grooves are tight, cosmically inclined, and brewed with a real soulfulness."Uncut (magazine) (p.62) - "Throughout, Weissenfeldt's beats are savage. The horn accents are sharp and soulful."0.2739134

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Q (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "MERCERNARY makes a warm an affectionate tribute that has the good Doctor completely remodelling hoary old chestnuts...in his inimitable Crescent City fashion."Down Beat (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mercer's deft juxtaposition of the silly and sublime is highly conducive to New Orleans creativity, and Rebennack makes the most of it, emphatically accentuating the eccentricity..."Dirty Linen (p.54) - "Dr. John sticks to gritty, gumbo-style arrangements that will convince you that Mercer co-wrote 'Blues in the Night' and 'Moon River' in New Orleans."Living Blues (p.55) - "[Several] outings funkify the originals with the kind of audacious irreverence that will delight the open-minded....As usual the musicianship is flawless."0.2711604

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Rolling Stone (9/17/92, p.96) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...the music of Dr. John has never strayed far from its roots. And those roots have never been more joyously, bawdily or playfully celebrated than they are on this album..."Q (9/92, p.71) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..serves as a tour d'horizon of the music of the Crescent City, its don't-rush-me vocals, with-you-in-a-minute rhythms and all-pervading swing.."Down Beat (9/92, p.34) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...the culmination of Mac Rebennack's career to date....evokes Wynton, with high-stepping horn charts and a retro repertoire that goes back to Buddy Bolden and beyond..."0.2711604

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Rolling Stone (9/17/92, p.96) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...the music of Dr. John has never strayed far from its roots. And those roots have never been more joyously, bawdily or playfully celebrated than they are on this album..."Q (9/92, p.71) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..serves as a tour d'horizon of the music of the Crescent City, its don't-rush-me vocals, with-you-in-a-minute rhythms and all-pervading swing.."Down Beat (9/92, p.34) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...the culmination of Mac Rebennack's career to date....evokes Wynton, with high-stepping horn charts and a retro repertoire that goes back to Buddy Bolden and beyond..."0.2711604

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Rolling Stone (p.88) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] set of understated piano-based songs by Crescent City's long-reigning queen of soul....Thomas' versions of these stark, powerful tunes help SIMPLY GRAND live up to its title."Down Beat (p.81) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "She holds one's attention with sophisticated presentations of emotion..."Dirty Linen (p.50) - "SIMPLY GRAND celebrates the Crescent City's legacy of great piano players, with Thomas accompanied on each track by a different pianist."Billboard (p.41) - "[Her voice] is a rare blend of smooth simplicity and heart-cracking emotion....Randy Newman's 'I Think It's Going to Rain Today' closes the set with a bittersweet touch."Paste (magazine) (p.57) - "There's delicate jazz with Ellis Marsalis, punchy funk with Dr. John, ornate wizardry with Tom McDermott and sophisticated beauty with Randy Newman, all held together by a singer who lands straight in the heart of every song."0.2324232

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Entertainment Weekly (8/9/96, p.58) - "...This heartfelt live reunion commemorates that...1990 blues fest that Vaughan played the day before the guitarist's fatal helicopter crash..." - Rating: B+Q (9/96, p.124) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...this stomping set finds the assembled luminaries giving their all on interpretations of Vaughan's greatest songs....Clearly no one was going to give less than their best on this occasion and the result is a surprisingly joyous tribute..."0.2313156

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Living Blues (Jan/Feb 93, p.58) - "...by no means a depressing experience ....this collection's charitable goal is only one worthwhile reason to check it out..."0.1869312

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mika's faith in the campy excess of Freddie Mercury/Elton John-style pomp pop is bracing."Spin (p.82) - "[H]e rewrites the hooks from your parents' favorite Bon Jovi/Belinda Carlisle hit into earnest proclamations of teenage eccentricity..."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[I]t's a Technicolor pop explosion designed for throwing your jazz hands into the air." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.53) - "[T]his Beirut-born singer comes back strong with another set of over-the-top anthems that proves no one's more entitled to inherit Freddie Mercury's glam-god crown."Q (Magazine) (pp.106-107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a bold, daring and vibrant album....He is undoubtedly a star of the old school -- and a rare one at that."0.1652254

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Rolling Stone (8/7/97, pp.60-62) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...their most rocking album to date....monumental in scope, boasting 58 contributors, who range from Dr. John to the avant-classical Balanescu Quartet....Both ethereal and earthy..."Entertainment Weekly (6/27-7/4/97, p.125) - "...The zero-gravity guitar drone can get monotonous, but Memphis-soul horns, blues harmonica, and gospel singing keep the songs from drifting away altogether." - Rating: B+Q (12/99, p.92) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (8/99) - Included in Q's Best Psychedelic Albums of All TimeQ (1/98, p.115) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Q (8/99, p.139) - "...a sprawling 70-minute meditation on the highs and lows of love and beyond....it gnaws away incessantly to take you to the kind of places never normally marked on the map..."Uncut (p.116) - "[W]ith love as the drug, Spiritualized found their own space, choreographed a floating army and made a cast-iron, feather-light classic."Alternative Press (5/01, p.104) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Breakup Albums" - "...Jason Pierce's cure for a broken heart is to soak it in 48-track layers of vocal melodies, strings, vintage keyboards, horns, guitar noise, harmonica and whatever else is in the studio..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #4 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (6/14/97, p.53) - "...you'll feel like your soul has been stretched somehow....one mind-blowing perspective-fusing supernova of an album....that redefines notions of bittersweet and love-hate to the point where everyday emotions seem very small indeed. "Musician (8/97, p.91) - "...an often gripping and adventurous record, oozing bluesy slide guitar, wailing harmonica, hymnal organ and strings, drenched in churning rock blowouts and anthemic gospel epics....a masterpiece of equal parts sonic exploration and resplendent inner madness..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #17 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Q (Magazine) (p.132) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "'Come Together' -- featuring The London Community Gospel Choir -- and 'Electricity' are amp-crackling surges of power..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #12 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[D]ramatic, drenched in string arrangements to rival those of Jack Nitzsche's."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #1 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #3 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "A warped concept album...offering a portal into the fragile mental state of Jason Pierce. Concerned with heartbreak and drug use..."Pitchfork (Website) - "Alternately chaotic and meticulous, thundering and quivering, LADIES ANG GENTLEMEN finds power in conflict -- between restraint and excess, addiction and isolation, and ultimately, love and hate."Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Spiritualized's third album consisted of 12 richly-layered, often gospel-tinged songs that seemed to claw for redemption."0.1355802

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Dirty Linen (p.47) - "Louisiana slide-guitar wizard Sonny Landreth finally achieves his dream team effort of sorts, by playing alongside some of the world's heavyweight guitarists."Living Blues (p.47) - "Throughout the recording, Landreth sounds inspired and pushed and makes an especially personal statement. Essential listening for anyone interested in modern slide guitar."0.1321803

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