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Rolling Stone (p.75) - 3 star out of 5 -- "[A] bunch of shiny, propulsive electro-pop songs. Hesketh is a dance artist with a torchy streak..."Entertainment Weekly (p.92) - "[M]usically, she's great at taking superstar glamour to the streets." -- Grade: B+Billboard - "Little Boots surrounds herself with complex electronic tracks that collapse into each other like dominoes, with such producers as RedOne and Greg Kurstin contributing energetic beats."Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] mainstream pop effort with an indie-friendly narrative....One three-and-a-half-minute nugget comes after another, with the directness of Madonna and the fashion sense, too..."39.95734

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Green's pitch-perfect delivery, his ability to switch from sublimely giddy pop to earnest moments of heartache and convince utterly in both instances, that make THE LADY KILLER a treasure."Paste (magazine) - "With THE LADY KILLER, Cee Lo Green is out for blood. Track after track, he triumphs."Clash (magazine) - "As attempts at storming the mainstream go, this looks like a surefire winner..."Uncut (magazine) (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nother demonstration not only of the remarkable power of his voice, but also his emotional range."39.95734

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.108) - Ranked #40 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Love were Lee's vehicle for a pioneering folk-rock - paranoid, punky, like the Byrds morphing into the Doors..."Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.108) - Ranked #40 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Love were Lee's vehicle for a pioneering folk-rock - paranoid, punky, like the Byrds morphing into the Doors..."Q (8/99) - Included in Q Magazine's "Best Psychedelic Albums of All Time" issue.Q (8/99, p.138) - "...whenever lists are compiled for greatest album of all time, FOREVER CHANGES has its advocates....exquisite tunes...a rather elaborate Summer of Love chamber piece..."Q (8/99) - Included in Q Magazine's "Best Psychedelic Albums of All Time."Q (8/99, p.138) - "...whenever lists are compiled for greatest album of all time, FOREVER CHANGES has its advocates....exquisite tunes...a rather elaborate Summer of Love chamber piece..."Uncut (p.99) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "A suite of songs as seductive as honey-traps, with such powerful psychological associations of sunshine that they almost warm the skin on your arms..."Q (Magazine) (p.157) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "No self-respecting record collector should be without a copy..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.78) - "FOREVER CHANGES is Love's masterwork....David Angel's spellbinding orchestral arrangements are certainly key in establishing it as a transcendent album."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Included in Mojo's "Best Reissues of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.89) - "...'The' key '60s album....Totally suffused in acid: being full of bizarre juxtapositions, perceptual tricks, multiple viewpoint lyrics, lightning fast, almost schizoid changes of mood and topic, the personal fusing with the universal..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.89) - "...'The' key '60s album....Totally suffused in acid: being full of bizarre juxtapositions, perceptual tricks, multiple viewpoint lyrics, lightning fast, almost schizoid changes of mood and topic, the personal fusing with the universal..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #18 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (2/17/01, p.45) - 10 out of 10 - "...An album of awesome intensity and tenderness....baroque and beautiful folk-rock the like of which had never been heard before - nore been bettered since..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #18 in NME's list of the "Greatest Albums Of All Time."NME (Magazine) (2/17/01, p.45) - 10 out of 10 - "...An album of awesome intensity and tenderness....baroque and beautiful folk-rock the like of which had never been heard before - nor been bettered since..."Blender (Magazine) (p.81) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] font for artists from beck to Thom Yorke, lovers of knotty pop, and doubters of pop-culture euphoria."Paste (magazine) (p.79) - "FOREVER CHANGES is a haunted record, from its fragile vocals to the deathly premonitions that loomed over frontman Arthur Lee throughout its recording process....The original album itself is incredible."Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's an unparalleled combination of a dexterous melodic wit, ambitious arrangements that have bewitched generations and a lyrical vision veering between the unsettling and sensitive."39.95734

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Spin (p.76) - "[Beck] completes her, as demonstrated by the mirror-balling 'Paradisco,' the baroque psychedelia of 'White Telephone,' and two other tasty IRM leftovers..."Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[A] good introduction to Gainsbourg and her ultracool brand of electro-pop....Impossibly chic, and impossibly French." -- Grade: B+Paste (magazine) - "'White Telephone,' featuring an arrangement that somehow feels simultaneously grandiose and sparse, feels like it would fit nicely on any Bjork record."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Terrible Angels' comes across as a harder take in IRM's title track, while 'White Telephone' is closer to Thurston Moore's Beck-helmed DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS..."26.89458

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Spin (p.76) - "[Beck] completes her, as demonstrated by the mirror-balling 'Paradisco,' the baroque psychedelia of 'White Telephone,' and two other tasty IRM leftovers..."Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[A] good introduction to Gainsbourg and her ultracool brand of electro-pop....Impossibly chic, and impossibly French." -- Grade: B+Paste (magazine) - "'White Telephone,' featuring an arrangement that somehow feels simultaneously grandiose and sparse, feels like it would fit nicely on any Bjork record."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Terrible Angels' comes across as a harder take in IRM's title track, while 'White Telephone' is closer to Thurston Moore's Beck-helmed DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS..."26.89458

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Spin (p.76) - "[Beck] completes her, as demonstrated by the mirror-balling 'Paradisco,' the baroque psychedelia of 'White Telephone,' and two other tasty IRM leftovers..."Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[A] good introduction to Gainsbourg and her ultracool brand of electro-pop....Impossibly chic, and impossibly French." -- Grade: B+Paste (magazine) - "'White Telephone,' featuring an arrangement that somehow feels simultaneously grandiose and sparse, feels like it would fit nicely on any Bjork record."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Terrible Angels' comes across as a harder take in IRM's title track, while 'White Telephone' is closer to Thurston Moore's Beck-helmed DEMOLISHED THOUGHTS..."26.89458

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Alternative Press - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the closing track, 'The Past,' where Drew puts it on the table, with an autobiographical reflection on growing up that's equal parts melancholy and bittersweet..."20.74693

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Spin (p.86) - "[They sound] like a pro forma emo-fed hard-rock band with some likably silly Euro-doom flourishes."Alternative Press (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "When the band are a little more concrete and less spooky, the results are especially compelling....Ultimately successful in its blending of melody and muscle."Billboard - "[T]he album represents a move away from the band's heavy metal history toward a more pop-friendly sound."20.74693

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Billboard (p.32) - "[A] diverse and wide-ranging affair, from the industrial grind of 'Sick Bubblegum' and 'Mars Needs Women' to the garage-y fury of 'Death and Destiny Inside the Dream Factory'..."20.74693

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Spin (p.92) - "Like most of his music with Magnetic Fields, REALISM is funny....But it's also Merritt's darkest work yet..."Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "The twinkling arrangements sound like something out of a child's music box, even as they mask sobering despair and twisted observations about the absurdity of it all." -- Grade: A-CMJ - "Merritt and his trusted backing band have returned to the embrace of his gleaming, deceptively simple folk-pop."Billboard (p.32) - "[T]he Magnetic Fields' most organic effort to date -- and it doesn't stray too far from Merritt's pop-leaning background, making it the most successful of its synth-free siblings."Paste (magazine) (p.56) - "[T]his, the Magnetic Fields' eighth album, provides yet another example of why Merritt belongs on the shortlist of America's greatest songsmiths."Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] collection of elaborate, immaculately constructed songs, each encapsulating its own (distorted) 'reality'....Merritt is smart, thorough, and unerringly precise..."20.74693

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Down Beat (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Thirty modern-day gospel artists deliver delirious invocations while under the sway of their Lord."Living Blues (p.76) - "Up-tempo rhythms designed to drive congregations into a state of Holy Ghost-inspired spiritual ecstasy known as 'shouting' are the set's common denominator."20.74693

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Billboard (p.32) - "[A] diverse and wide-ranging affair, from the industrial grind of 'Sick Bubblegum' and 'Mars Needs Women' to the garage-y fury of 'Death and Destiny Inside the Dream Factory'..."20.74693

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Alternative Press - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the closing track, 'The Past,' where Drew puts it on the table, with an autobiographical reflection on growing up that's equal parts melancholy and bittersweet..."20.74693

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Spin (p.86) - "[They sound] like a pro forma emo-fed hard-rock band with some likably silly Euro-doom flourishes."Alternative Press (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "When the band are a little more concrete and less spooky, the results are especially compelling....Ultimately successful in its blending of melody and muscle."Billboard - "[T]he album represents a move away from the band's heavy metal history toward a more pop-friendly sound."20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - "[The album] features exuberant treatments of antique party favors like 'Cornbread and Butterbeans' and 'Papa'..."Spin (p.83) - "[T]oe-tapping versions of traditional tunes like 'Cindy Gal' peel away nostalgia to reveal a bracing vitality."CMJ - "'Cindy Gal' is composed of loud fiddle and five-string banjo playing in conjunction with Dom Flemon's deep vocals..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] play old stringband music with both stylistic authenticity and modern sensibility..."Paste (magazine) (p.55) - "[T]he trio spans from traditional arrangements to self-penned works and stringband makeovers of modern-day works..."20.74693

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "Chris Clancy's 12-cylinder engine of a voice is a fabulous weapon, and he sings every song like it's his last."20.74693

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.51) - Ranked #49 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[A] thing of exquisite shimmering beauty from start to finish."Uncut (magazine) - "'Be Mankan' is a stately, almost classical piece for kora, as is the more nimble 'Fantasy.' 'Doudou' is a trance-out on which the two sets of strings gallop together..."Uncut (magazine) (p.37) - Ranked #8 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[T]he sense remained of two intuitive virtuosos coming together, without ego."20.74693

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Down Beat (p.54) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Mehldau undertakes an ambitious investigation into conceptual terrain...weaving into his own argot a host of dialects -- classical music, contemporary pop orchestration, swinging and odd-metered jazz, rock, flamenco [and] the blues..."JazzTimes (p.59) - "Diversity abounds here, in terms of dynamics, acoustic textures, harmonic palette and notions of genre."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Featuring] a chamber orchestra -- recorded live with the band and featuring arrangements by Mehldau himself -- which gives the material a deeper range of expression, ambience and tonal texture."Uncut (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There are country-tinged dirges, flamenco-edged miniatures, and a tribute to Elliott Smith, along with some elaborate string arrangements..."20.74693

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Alternative Press (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The piano ballads 'Always' and 'Skinny Jeans' show TBL exploring a sensitive, contemplative side..."20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Byrne sets] 22 songs to Fatboy Slim's lush and bustling dance beats..."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "Marcos' story remains fascinating, especially as sung by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, St. Vincent, and Santigold." -- Grade: BBillboard (p.32) - "[W]inning duets include Candie Payne and St. Vincent on the breezy 'Every Drop of Rain' and Byrne's emotional collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden on 'Seven Years.'"20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Byrne sets] 22 songs to Fatboy Slim's lush and bustling dance beats..."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "Marcos' story remains fascinating, especially as sung by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, St. Vincent, and Santigold." -- Grade: BBillboard (p.32) - "[W]inning duets include Candie Payne and St. Vincent on the breezy 'Every Drop of Rain' and Byrne's emotional collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden on 'Seven Years.'"20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he lyrics go for cathartic images set to chopping riffage, whirlpool distortion and dark, soaring melodies..."Spin - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blissed-out and surreal, featuring queasy slides between loud and soft, it's a work of patient design and bloody fantasy. Brutal beauty abounds..."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "The first third feels like primal-scream therapy, with frontman Chino Moreno howling himself even rawer than usual." -- Grade: BAlternative Press (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Here, the lighter elements seem more optimistic and anthemic than ever, while the darker sentiments seem even more opaque."Alternative Press (p.100) - Ranked #6 in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums of 2010" -- "Deftones sculpted DIAMOND EYES out of the frustration and anger they were experiencing -- and we're all better for it."Billboard (p.37) - "The set is full of the Deftones' usual energy and showcases singer Chino Moreno's knack for alternating between screams and sweet vocal delivery over heavy, complex guitar work."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "DIAMOND EYES is a remarkable achievement and an instant Deftones classic. IT's a sexual, sinewy beast, full of throttle, thrust and murderous menace..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he most satisfying Deftones album in a decade, welding their patented post-hardcore crunch with their noted love of twisted, Cure-styled melody."20.74693

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Billboard (p.28) - "Country act Gloriana's self-titled debut album has a vibrant sound that's driven by the incredible four-par harmonies from group members..."20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Blue Blood Blues' is a furious pileup of Jack Lawrence's grunting fuzz bass, Dean Fertita's abrasive skidding guitars and bizarre doo-wop vocal pepper..."Spin - "[With] a distorted call-and-response aggression that's now greater than its parts, a rudely heavy swath of rock'n'roll authority."Entertainment Weekly (p.76) - "[W]ith 35 minutes of furious guitar solos and demonic howls." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press - "Much of SEA OF COWARDS is pretty on-point and burning: Vocalist Alison Mosshart still exhibits that stiletto-sharp swagger..."Billboard (p.40) - "Singer Alison Mosshart presides over the sonic swamp with her signature scary-sexy yowl, even lending a punk-gospel throb to `Hustle and Cuss'..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "'Blue Blood Blues,' the opening track on SEA OF COWARDS, boasts a driving, scuzzy riff so heavy that the overall effect is similar to the sound of a bomb exploding in a swamp."Pitchfork (Website) - "It's unhinged classic-rock explosiveness that sounds like it could be the result of a few vicious jam sessions.....It's a heavy, snarly, physical rock album..."Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] research lab into the gestures and history of rock'n'roll....SEA OF COWARDS is undeniably a major rock record in terms of production and personnel..."20.74693

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Alternative Press (p.108) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "A few surprisingly melodic guitar tones appear on OMEN, but the bulk of the disc is head-down thrash-grind..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "[A] ripping riff-fest that goes for the throat from the plundering opening notes of 'Bloodbath And Beyond'..."20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Vampire Weekend sound particularly heated on the sweeping 'Jonathan Low'..."Entertainment Weekly (p.114) - "Jack White side project the Dead Weather revel in swampy blooze-ooze on 'Rolling in on a Burning Tire.'" -- Grade: B+Billboard (p.32) - "[T]he Dead Weather works a gnarly goth-blues groove in 'Rolling In on a Burning Tire'...and Sia does her signature breathy thing on 'My Love.'"20.74693

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In 'Ten Cent Pistol,' the pair pile on the menace -- a garage quintet's worth of guitars, organ and heavy death march..."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[T]here's a new kind of shrewdness...real songwriting, and real hooks, beneath all that mondo riffage." -- Grade: B+Billboard (p.37) - "[T]he pair's latest album, BROTHERS, lures with its spooky throwback sound, preternatural grooves and dark bluesy jams."Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The old stomp is here -- along with a cover of Jerry Butler's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' -- but Alabama has stoked The Black keys' dark side."Mojo (Publisher) (p.57) - Ranked #5 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "Their ability to delve into truly soulful territory was clear..."Pitchfork (Website) - "New challenges, as well as time apart from their main outfit, have served these guys well....BROTHERS is the loosest they've sounded since 2004's RUBBER FACTORY."Clash (magazine) - "Different but not drastic, BROTHERS takes just the right amount of street-spirit fire, and builds towards something tentatively grander."Uncut (magazine) (p.81) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "BROTHERS is really all about The Black Keys' swaggering journey from sub-White Stripes curio to one of the best rock'n'roll bands on the planet."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #28 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums of 2010" -- "[A] measured soulful evolution of the blues-rock sound that's made the duo so compelling..."20.74693

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