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Uncut (p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he sum reveals that Eels' seam of wry melancholy runs deeper than imagined."Q (Magazine) (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[V]eering wildly between rage and despair, but invariably underpinned by humanity. It's the perfect place to start."Mojo (Publisher) (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MEET THE EELS nuggets such as 'Susan's House' stand as fine examples of cut 'n' paste pop a la Beck..."Blender (Magazine) (p.87) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is intimate, full of acoustic guitars and Hollywood soundtrack inflections."Clash (magazine) (p.110) - "[T]he music remains very listenable and always engaging. From early classics 'Novocaine For The Soul' and 'Susan's House' we take a trip through some lesser known songs to 'Mr E's Beautiful Blues' and onwards."Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Somehow it manages to satisfy the most ardent fan and the casual listener....This is bracing stuff."37.76634

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Rolling Stone (6/12/03, p.88) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...Breezy melodies and fuzzy guitar-and-keyboard arrangements that sound built for a summer night's drive..."Entertainment Weekly (6/6/03, p.78) - "...It offers the Eels' usual twisted take on California pop-rock, with more prominent blues voicings to complement the scrappy guitars and narcotized atmospherics..."Uncut (6/03, p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Even the apocalyptic LA of 'Rock Hard Times' has energy, part of a 21st century alienated soul album that slips the Eels back into your heart..."Magnet (6-7/03, p.91) - "...[Features] strutting blues [and] orchestral bliss-pop..."CMJ (5/19/03, p.8) - "...SHOOTENANNY! is a seemingly effortless day-in-the-life account of...just about anyone....The Eels make everything sound easy..."0.5477412

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Rolling Stone (12/26/96, pp.196-198) - "...E sings with a gruff, throaty vulnerability that is far preferable to the irritating weediness of Weezer's Rivers Cuomo....BEAUTIFUL FREAK has a spare, tight-focus sound that flatters E's low-key melodies...and his keen eye for absurdist detail..."Entertainment Weekly (10/11/96, p.92) - "The Eels' postgrunge pop melodies and quirky, intelligent production make for catchy modern rock that's miles ahead of the competition..." - Rating: BQ (12/96, p.147) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Imagine Beck's ODELAY rhythms, The Beatles' songwriting maturity, Sparklehorse's simple production, Brian Wilson's visionary editing and arrangements and you have a complete musical vision, a genre-spanning soundscape that reels you in with its myriad hooks..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #43 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #33 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.0.3636672

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The wordless howl of delight on the exuberant gospel stomper `Looking Up' is Everett's most compelling statement yet."Alternative Press (p.109) - "[T]he vibe on MORNING is more settled and optimistic. Musically, the disc treads into the electronic realm and is often experimental."Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Spectacular Girl' -- electric piano; fat drum loop -- is an offbeat cracker; ditto 'The Man'..."Clash (magazine) - "[T]he album is uplifting and hopeful....The tender self-evaluation of 'What I Have To Offer' providing one of many particularly sweet moments."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Gratitude For This Magnificent Day' and halfway mark 'This Is Where It Gets Good' find a spring returning to Eels' step, with washes of strings and cute, clunky, electronic beats."Uncut (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t turns out that this consistently astonishing writer chronicles happiness as astutely as he evokes its opposite."0.3636672

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The wordless howl of delight on the exuberant gospel stomper `Looking Up' is Everett's most compelling statement yet."Alternative Press (p.109) - "[T]he vibe on MORNING is more settled and optimistic. Musically, the disc treads into the electronic realm and is often experimental."Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Spectacular Girl' -- electric piano; fat drum loop -- is an offbeat cracker; ditto 'The Man'..."Clash (magazine) - "[T]he album is uplifting and hopeful....The tender self-evaluation of 'What I Have To Offer' providing one of many particularly sweet moments."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Gratitude For This Magnificent Day' and halfway mark 'This Is Where It Gets Good' find a spring returning to Eels' step, with washes of strings and cute, clunky, electronic beats."Uncut (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t turns out that this consistently astonishing writer chronicles happiness as astutely as he evokes its opposite."0.3636672

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The wordless howl of delight on the exuberant gospel stomper `Looking Up' is Everett's most compelling statement yet."Alternative Press (p.109) - "[T]he vibe on MORNING is more settled and optimistic. Musically, the disc treads into the electronic realm and is often experimental."Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Spectacular Girl' -- electric piano; fat drum loop -- is an offbeat cracker; ditto 'The Man'..."Clash (magazine) - "[T]he album is uplifting and hopeful....The tender self-evaluation of 'What I Have To Offer' providing one of many particularly sweet moments."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Opener 'Gratitude For This Magnificent Day' and halfway mark 'This Is Where It Gets Good' find a spring returning to Eels' step, with washes of strings and cute, clunky, electronic beats."Uncut (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t turns out that this consistently astonishing writer chronicles happiness as astutely as he evokes its opposite."0.3636672

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Spin (p.96) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Fite echoes the bent intensity of Tom Waits and Eel's Mark Oliver Everett, fitting his warped, oddly captivating melodies to everything from drunk waltzes to funky social commentary to gorgeous ballads."Alternative Press (p.131) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Brooklyn singer/songwriter/rapper drops all devices but his yokel drawl; the result captures him turning into an old-fashioned troubadour..."0.349939

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Brett's deep bow-saw of a voice has never sounded so sonorous over a rich country tapestry of pedal steel, auto harp, mandolin, brushed drums and, on 'Frogs,' a guitar solo worthy of Stephen Stills."0.3006967

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The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"The Wire (3/98, pp.59-60) - "...as slick, slippery and dangerous as a tank of electric eels....It is hard not to be moved by their huge surges of power and passion....for 70 minutes you're convinced that they're the greatest out-rock'n'roll group of this millennium, and probably the next."NME (Magazine) (3/14/98, p.49) - 7 (out of 10) - "...This is Pere Ubu's world. It's not similar to the one you know and love, though it does stoop down to comment on the stupidities of everyday folk..."0.2799512

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Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.103) - "...An enchanting concept album....telling in story and song the Celtic myth of seals who shed their skins and become human..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.103) - "...An enchanting concept album....telling in story and song the Celtic myth of seals who shed their skins and become human..."0.2405573

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"...Pastoral, whimsical, lyrical, magical..."Entertainment Weekly "...The film's magic is that there is no center, and no sense of gravity....The movie seems naturalistic to the core..."Film Comment "...Beautiful....[The film] brings in touches of magical realism..."New York Times0.2405573

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Rolling Stone (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Williams explores sex, death and regret with Elvis Costello, and Beck contributes a fang-y hip-hop/blues grind."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "TRUE BLOOD VOLUME 2 manages to both evoke its source -- that supernatural Louisiana swamp of longing, bloodlust, and just...lust -- and work apart from it too." -- Grade: B+0.2104877

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"No computer-designed animatronic invention can begin to match the beauty and grace of the oceanic life photographed in UNDER THE SEA 3D, a visually enthralling 40-minute tour of the southwestern Pacific depths."New York Times "[P]ractice has delivered something close to perfection as this new film offers a startling experience that takes you down into the Great Barrier Reef without the expense, hypothermia or oxygen tanks."Los Angeles Times "Gorgeous, informative and as gripping as a shark's jaws....As close as you can get to the feel of deep-sea diving without risking decompression sickness..."Variety "UNDER THE SEA 3D is one of the best of the genre....This submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance."Wall Street Journal "The 3D experience delightfully enhances your viewing in a way that even PLANET EARTH can't....Jim Carrey's narration is surprisingly soothing."Premiere "[With] dazzling ocean creatures in calmly shifting scenes....It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images here..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly0.1503483

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"...Sweetness and sincerity....A delightful cast and a cheery, earnest style that turns out to be ever more disarming..." New York Times "...At heart, PRINCESS BRIDE celebrates the power of true love to triumph over adversity..." Variety "...THE PRINCESS BRIDE is a fun, sad, scary, witty fairy tale featuring the greatest performance ever given by a professional wrestler, the late Andre the Giant..." Entertainment Weekly "Reiner's beautifully crafted fairytale pastiche still represents one of the high points of US comedy in the 1980s..."Sight and Sound "...Rob Reiner's uncategorisable blend of action, romance, spoof, swashbuckler and fairytale is purely and simply a corking movie..." Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "It was influential...the current crop of fractured fairy tales clearly owe a great debt to its groundbreaking balancing act of melodramatic pastiche, light-hearted send-up and the simple delights of a good yarn well told."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "More swashbuckling than Errol Flynn, more romantic than Casablanca, funnier than virtually everything, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is -- like MARY POPPINS -- practically perfect in every way."Empire0.1503483

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5 stars out of 5 -- "More swashbuckling than Errol Flynn, more romantic than Casablanca, funnier than virtually everything, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is -- like MARY POPPINS -- practically perfect in every way."Empire "...Sweetness and sincerity....A delightful cast and a cheery, earnest style that turns out to be ever more disarming..."<BR> New York Times "...At heart, PRINCESS BRIDE celebrates the power of true love to triumph over adversity..."Variety 5 stars out of 5 -- "It was influential...the current crop of fractured fairy tales clearly owe a great debt to its groundbreaking balancing act of melodramatic pastiche, light-hearted send-up and the simple delights of a good yarn well told."Total Film "...THE PRINCESS BRIDE is a fun, sad, scary, witty fairy tale featuring the greatest performance ever given by a professional wrestler, the late Andre the Giant..."Entertainment Weekly "Reiner's beautifully crafted fairytale pastiche still represents one of the high points of US comedy in the 1980s..."Sight and Sound "...Rob Reiner's uncategorisable blend of action, romance, spoof, swashbuckler and fairytale is purely and simply a corking movie..."Total Film0.1503483

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2000.Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...a deceptively flowing, folk-happy directness....kaleidoscopic....a stylistic lea for Eels, but it's more about other kinds of leaps - from the tyrannies of time, love and Hot Dog on a Stick."Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...a deceptively flowing, folk-happy directness....kaleidoscopic....a stylistic lea for Eels, but it's more about other kinds of leaps - from the tyrannies of time, love and Hot Dog on a Stick."Spin (5/00, p.159) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rootsy return to form...making the process of dusting off [E's] weary, wordy heart seem like a virtuous act in a nihilist age. His cutest, simplest endeavors are his most successful..."Spin (5/00, p.159) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rootsy return to form...making the process of dusting off [E's] weary, wordy heart seem like a virtuous act in a nihilist age. His cutest, simplest endeavors are his most successful..."Entertainment Weekly (3/17/00, p.69) - "...Ignoring the slightest whiff of trendiness, E sets [his] ruminations to shuffling mini-symphonies built on old-school instrumentation....The results are genuinely sublime pop..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a sepia-toned, reflective and often dryly humorous affair. 'I Like Birds' is throwaway surrealism, 'Jeannie's Diary' is muted and touching, and 'Something is Sacred' dreamy and reverie-inducing."Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a sepia-toned, reflective and often dryly humorous affair. 'I Like Birds' is throwaway surrealism, 'Jeannie's Diary' is muted and touching, and 'Something is Sacred' dreamy and reverie-inducing."Uncut (3/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is E's life-affirming album, a smiling, up-beat but still lo-fi collection of bouncy, pretty pop tunes..."Uncut (3/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is E's life-affirming album, a smiling, up-beat but still lo-fi collection of bouncy, pretty pop tunes..."Alternative Press (4/00, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a truly quirky style....That this sanity translates easily to everyone else should earn him a place in the history of first-rate pop songwriting."Alternative Press (4/00, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a truly quirky style....That this sanity translates easily to everyone else should earn him a place in the history of first-rate pop songwriting."CMJ (3/13/00, p.22) - "...wonderfully preserves the group's lush, beguiling sound and their ability to nimbly switch musical gears without notice. DAISIES is further evidence that Everett is one of the day's most underrated tunesmiths."CMJ (3/13/00, p.22) - "...wonderfully preserves the group's lush, beguiling sound and their ability to nimbly switch musical gears without notice. DAISIES is further evidence that Everett is one of the day's most underrated tunesmiths."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...random psychological episodes in the life of someone who's prepared to step outside into the sunshine, but who knows it'll probably rain....cathartic..."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...random psychological episodes in the life of someone who's prepared to step outside into the sunshine, but who knows it'll probably rain....cathartic..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.97) - "...finds a rejuvenated E gasping lungfuls of life....A fine, subtly-crafted pop record which conveys life's rich tapestry with integrity, self-awareness and a keen sense of irony."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.97) - "...finds a rejuvenated E gasping lungfuls of life....A fine, subtly-crafted pop record which conveys life's rich tapestry with integrity, self-awareness and a keen sense of irony."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 9 out of 10 - "...mixes humor and humility, hope and fear, and stands as quiet testimony to one of modern music's most gifted writers....wonderful life-enriching stuff..."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 9 out of 10 - "...mixes humor and humility, hope and fear, and stands as quiet testimony to one of modern music's most gifted writers....wonderful life-enriching stuff..."0.1484665

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Rolling Stone (6/8/00, p.124) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Exhilarating....a loose indie-rock suite about how sad and funny and fleeting technology actually is....[frontman Jason] Lytle's rigorous, knotty songwriting skills check his band's yen for indie-rock messiness..."Rolling Stone (6/8/00, p.124) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Exhilarating....a loose indie-rock suite about how sad and funny and fleeting technology actually is....[frontman Jason] Lytle's rigorous, knotty songwriting skills check his band's yen for indie-rock messiness..."Spin (p.51) - Ranked #6 in Spin's 'The Top 10 Reissues Of 2011' -- "[A] mini-epic about how technology didn't destroy us like we thought it might; ELO and Pink Floyd writ small."Spin (1/01, p.76) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "10 Best Records You Didn't Hear Of The Year [2000]" - "...Obsessively melodic snatches of indie pop..."Spin (1/01, p.76) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "10 Best Records You Didn't Hear Of The Year [2000]" - "...Obsessively melodic snatches of indie pop..."Entertainment Weekly (6/23/00, p.102) - "...Their melodies, earthy but otherworldly, infiltrate your head before retreating into space..." - Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly (6/23/00, p.102) - "...Their melodies, earthy but otherworldly, infiltrate your head before retreating into space..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.91) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (6/00, p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This year's chosen chunk of cosmic Americana...sounding like a lo-fi ELO and...possesses an admirably unusual songwriter....Cheap, cheerful and utterly charming."Q (1/01, p.91) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (6/00, p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This year's chosen chunk of cosmic Americana...sounding like a lo-fi ELO and...possesses an admirably unusual songwriter....Cheap, cheerful and utterly charming."Magnet (p.55) - "[E]verything about the California quintet's modestly epic exploration of technological and societal breakdown reeks of uncanny prescience -- especially lyrics."Magnet (1-2/01, p.45) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2000".Magnet (6-7/00, p.77) - "...Works within a tradition of records that owe as much to the Echoplex as they do to impending nervous breakdowns and squandered cash advances. And that's what makes it a keeper..."Magnet (1-2/01, p.45) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2000".Magnet (6-7/00, p.77) - "...Works within a tradition of records that owe as much to the Echoplex as they do to impending nervous breakdowns and squandered cash advances. And that's what makes it a keeper..."CMJ (1/08/01, p.12) - Included in CMJ's "Best of the Year" for 2000.CMJ (5/00, p.61) - "...Poignant and peculiar....suggesting a stoned...version of [the Flaming Lips'] eccentrics..."CMJ (1/08/01, p.12) - Included in CMJ's "Best of the Year" for 2000.CMJ (5/00, p.61) - "...Poignant and peculiar....suggesting a stoned...version of [the Flaming Lips'] eccentrics..."Melody Maker (5/9/00, p.52) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Low-budget artwork, fuzzy synths and utterly bizarre song titles...all ring large, Pavement-sounding alarm bells....[the] opening track 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot' [is] one of the most perfectly crafted songs you'll hear..."Melody Maker (5/9/00, p.52) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Low-budget artwork, fuzzy synths and utterly bizarre song titles...all ring large, Pavement-sounding alarm bells....[the] opening track 'He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot' [is] one of the most perfectly crafted songs you'll hear..."Q (Magazine) (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's the third in a trilogy of Great American Albums....THE SOPHOMORE SLUMP is ensured a glorious glowing half-life."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.100) - "...Warm and sunny (though unsettlingly so)...like the eels fronted by a young, easily-breakable Neil Young....The use of computers and electronic SFX emphasizing their dark, distorting, disturbing qualities..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.100) - "...Warm and sunny (though unsettlingly so)...like the eels fronted by a young, easily-breakable Neil Young....The use of computers and electronic SFX emphasizing their dark, distorting, disturbing qualities..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #12 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year" - "...The finest LP made by men with beards..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #12 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year" - "...The finest LP made by men with beards..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP's themes of technological decay, alienation and the beauty of nature had been hinted at in Grandaddy's previous work, but here were rendered in Technicolor; radiant and often beautifully, desperately sad."Uncut (magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the sense of oddly euphoric sadness that lingers most powerfully."0.1237221

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