far-out-recordings,Dreaming [Digipak], Rio de Janeiro [Digipak], The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra [Digipak], The Complete Specialty Recordings of Sam Cooke, COMPLETE RECORDINGS [Jimmy Cleveland] [CD Boxset] [2 discs]

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "DREAMING gives bossa nova jazz a fresh 21st-century makeover without compromising the idiom's traditions."30.56014

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Q (1/03, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Cooke was one of soul music's first and most inspirational voices..."Uncut (2/03, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Prime gospel, many of these tracks are classics....This is an historic anthology..."Living Blues (5/03, p.89) - "...Listening to him forge a style here, it's hard not to conclude that all his work clearly represents one long, luscious continuum in American music..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #6 in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.104) - "...The three CDs here work on every level. Ordered chronologically, the tracks form a picture of the evolution of American gospel music in the '50s; shadow the growth of the civil rights movement; and tell the story of Cooke's artistic growth..."13.21951

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Rolling Stone (10/6/94, p.90) - 4.5 Stars - Excellent - "...The music reveals another truth: Nearly 30 years later, Hardin's epigrammatic - and timeless - art speaks volumes..."No Depression (p.102) - "A wispy-voiced jazzy/bluesy singer who played mostly to folk audiences....[His songs] are intimate and introspective, with a certain spare semi-poetic flair; he doesn't waste a word."New York Times (Publisher) (2/20/94, p.30) - "...HANG ON TO A DREAM is more than a hits sampler; it also reminds us that no one ever sang those songs like the writer himself...[Hardin's] songs were terse and economical...and the arrangements foresook traditional folk-rock instrumentation...Hardin is still waiting for everyone to catch up..."11.31965

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Q (3/01, p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Competent singer-strummer stuff, totally of the 1965-'66 era....notable for showing his musical roots were far from being alt.country."CMJ (1/22/01, p.19) - "...Proves just how amazing the man's raw talents were..."Dirty Linen (4-5/01, p.70) - "...Offers early demos of important and signature Parsons songs like ;Brass Buttons' and 'November Nights'..."No Depression (3-4/01, pp.103-4) - "...As a historical document, it is revealing...filling in a previously missing aspect of his musical life..."No Depression (5-6/01, p.114) - "...Offers a good opportunity to reconsider his strengths..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/01, p.99) - "...Shows a great artist drifting towards his moment of musical clarity..."7.595563

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Spin (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[They] combine sweet and ominous girl-group call-and-response with wild-woman '50s R&B and rockabilly raunch."CMJ (p.5) - "As far as all-gal, '60s garage debris burning goes, the Husbands inch ahead of the Gore Gore Girls, thanks to a better ingestion of girl-group melodics."4.006927

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Uncut (2/01, p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Like Kristofferson and Johnny Cash, he's singing better than ever..."CMJ (11/13/00, p.40) - "...A collection of new recordings of 15 of his most memorable songs....an excellent reminder of how expressive his dusty Midwestern drawl can be..."Dirty Linen (4-5/01, p.79) - "...15 new recordings of classic songs. These are spare arrangements of chestnuts....We like you, John. We really, really like you..."0.1778733

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, pp.63-64) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (6/27/96, p.56) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Four years older and a whole lot wiser, the Wallflowers return with an eye-popping second album that casts their leader in a far better light..."Entertainment Weekly (5/31/96, p.60) - "...The combination of T-Bone Burnett's atmospheric production and the young Dylan's sly songwriting honors the past while giving the proceedings a modern patina." - Rating: BQ (11/96, p.138) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Jakob Dylan--son of Bob--must be commended for dealing in the kind of picaresque folk rock Dad invented, without besmirching the family silver..."NME (Magazine) (9/14/96, p.51) - 7 (out of 10) - "...packed with lush tales of Americana, folklore from the frontiers wrapped up in string-creaking acoustic guitars....while The Wallflowers are struggling for their own identity, there's an affecting honesty and authenticity to their music..."0.1386146

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Q (6/01, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Not just a fitting tribute but a treasure trove for fans...with a host of rare recordings...to complement such perennials as 'Famous Flower Of Serving Men' and 'Lord Franklin'. Why can't all box sets be like this?"Dirty Linen (8-9/01, p.57) - "...Hours of enjoyment..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.70) - Ranked #9 in Mojo's "Best [10] Box Sets & Compilations of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.91) - "...A joy to listen to...this sterling retrospective will intrigue, thrill and delight anyone fascinated by what lies at the edges of British music of the rock era."0.1028632

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Entertainment Weekly (10/2/92, p.58) - "...the entire first disc amply displays the Wailer's early ska and rock-steady fire....there are tons of fascinating obscurities and previously unreleased cuts...a collector's wet dream..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (11/26/99, p.99) - "...a satisfying overview of one of music's greatest careers." - Rating: AQ (11/92, p.131) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...virtually every song is shot through with an ever-dawning sense of freedom.....his music is all a matter of spirit and that spirit was simply larger and more generous than any other contemporary musician....This set is an almost overwhelming celebration of the richness and abundance of Marley's career..."Dirty Linen (Dec./Jan. 92/93, p.53) - "...even if you already own all of the Wailers' Island recordings on CD as well as various vinyl `bootlegs' of earlier Wailers material (such as the BIRTH OF A LEGEND albums), there is still more than enough fresh material to make this a worthwhile purchase..."Melody Maker (10/10/92, p.39) - "...a treasure chest of melodic militancy almost unimaginable in these censorphobic times..."Musician (1/93, p.88) - "...Whether you seek the bedrock of Ras Bob's formidable legacy or new insights into his stylistic inventions, SONGS OF FREEDOM paints a full-length portrait that casts a gigantic shadow..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1992.Stereo Review (2/93, p.120) - "...includes just about everything he did worth hearing....It's well remastered, too, and the accompanying booklet conveys the essence of the man and his accomplishments far more succinctly than any current biography..."NME (Magazine) (12/18/99, p.28) - 9 out of 10 - "...profiles the whole of Marley's musical life....It shows how [he] married fierce, brave insurrectionary lyrical statements with some of the most poignant and lovely melodies on tape....as pure and sweet and powerful as the day he sung it."0.08261278

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Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.107) - Ranked #32 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.63-64) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...You can dance to it until your limbs turn to tapioca or just sit, listen and have your mind blown inside out....it burns the whole rock vs. techno argument into a fine white ash....Put it on, turn it up and let yourself be moved."Spin (9/99, p.123) - Ranked #10 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/98, p.86) - Ranked #10 on Spin's list of the "Top 20 Albums Of The Year."Spin (5/97, p.109) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Their digitally dense breakbeat workouts offer a funk-at-your-own-risk proposition....All the Brothers want, God forbid, is to create a better place for just one night by cramming together all their favorite records. No more, no less..."Entertainment Weekly (4/18/97, pp.64-65) - "...DIG YOUR OWN HOLE may epitomize sound as substance, a dubious distinction at worst. But those sounds (like recycled voice snippets) become alluring hooks in and of themselves, bringing the record as close to pop as techno has come so far..."- Rating: AQ (10/01, p.63) - Ranked #29 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.92) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (6/00, p.72) - Ranked #42 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Q (5/97, pp.116-117) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...it is DIG YOUR OWN HOLE'S joyful revival of seemingly unfashionable sounds from yesterdisco--a teeth-sucking hi-hat on `It Doesn't Matter,' a bass that's positively Level 42 on the title track, tons of outmoded hip hop punctuation of the `Yes yes, y'all' variety...--that makes it such a rare treat..."Alternative Press (5/00, p.120) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Dance Albums That Rock" - "...Mixing block-rocking beats, acidic synth lines and high-profile guest stars, they convinced many people to call them the best 'rock' band around..."Option (5-6/97, pp.96-97) - "...a techno masterpiece....A nearly continuous mix blending funk, disco and hard trance, the disc never goes flat or runs short on sonic ideas....This kicks atomic booty."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #22 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #12 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Village Voice (4/8/97, pp.65-69) - "...the duo's fondness for distortion, feedback, and rocklike noises makes air-guitar players feel right at home....While the Chemical Brothers successfully present themselves in a live context like a band, the duo mostly represents the next chapter in electronic music's increasing domination of global youth culture..."Village Voice (4/15/97, p.62) - "Their secret isn't technowizardry, formal daring, or Lord help us eclecticism. As with so many pop wunderkinds, it's spirit--generous, jubilant, unfazed by industrial doom, in love with energy and sound. Noel Gallagher only wishes he had their heart..." - Rating: A-NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #12 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.0.0717141

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.79) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (10/1/98, p.66) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Anything OutKast touch...sounds as though they took it for a spin through the cotton fields in their Caddy. Sporting plenty of live chops...and soulful harmonies, AQUEMINI's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal cliches..."Rolling Stone (10/1/98, p.66) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Anything OutKast touch...sounds as though they took it for a spin through the cotton fields in their Caddy. Sporting plenty of live chops...and soulful harmonies, AQUEMINI's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal cliches..."Spin (9/99, p.136) - Ranked #35 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #3 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Spin (12/98, p.178) - 9 (out of 10) - "...OutKast understand the power of sound the way, say, Sly understood it on THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON or P-Funk did on `The Motor-Booty Affair,' and so they've crafted some of the most seductive and dreamadelic textures this side of, well, the last OutKast album..."Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #3 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."Spin (12/98, p.178) - 9 (out of 10) - "...OutKast understand the power of sound the way, say, Sly understood it on THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON or P-Funk did on `The Motor-Booty Affair,' and so they've crafrted some of the most seductive and dreamadelic textures this side of, well, the last OutKast album..."Entertainment Weekly (11/6/98, p.88) - "Spotlighting equally the talents of Dre and Big Boi may be the key to their artistic transcendence. They also rip the rap envelope by trading samples for distinctive instruments like Kalimba and harmonica (a la Earth, Wind & Fire and Curtis Mayfield)..." - Rating: AEntertainment Weekly (11/6/98, p.88) - "Spotlighting equally the talents of Dre and Big Boi may be the key to their artistic transcendence. They also rip the rap envelope by trading samples for distinctive instruments like Kalimba and harmonica (a la Earth, Wind & Fire and Curtis Mayfield)..." - Rating: AQ (4/01, p.124) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Their 3rd and best offering....Breathtaking in its ambition, it makes most rappers seem drab and doltish in comparison..."Q (4/01, p.124) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Their 3rd and best offering....Breathtaking in its ambition, it makes most rappers seem drab and doltish in comparison..."Uncut (3/03, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An entirely convincing hip hop continuation of Parliament's prime late-'60s/early-'70s LPs....Cosmic and encompassing; sprawling and superb..."Uncut (3/03, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An entirely convincing hip hop continuation of Parliament's prime late-'60s/early-'70s LPs....Cosmic and encompassing; sprawling and superb..."Mixmag (1/99, p.113) - 4 out of 5 - "...Infused with laid-back soul and a slow regional drawl....Thick with molasses-rich funk....hip hop for the heart, mind and soul..."Mixmag (1/99, p.113) - 4 out of 5 - "...Infused with laid-back soul and a slow regional drawl....Thick with molasses-rich funk....hip hop for the heart, mind and soul..."Muzik (12/98, p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sweet, soul-soaked samples, a whole heap of bottom and quicksilver staccato rhyming....There's some fantastic material here but hwta makes it even more impressive is the way it's worked together..."Muzik (12/98, p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sweet, soul-soaked samples, a whole heap of bottom and quicksilver staccato rhyming....There's some fantastic material here but hwta makes it even more impressive is the way it's worked together..."Vibe (6/02, p.109) - Ranked #9 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Their crowning achievement (so far)..."Vibe (6/02, p.109) - Ranked #9 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Their crowning achievement (so far)..."The Source (11/98, p.189) - 5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Aquemini is a brilliant record....Throughout the record Dre and Big Boi showcase their verbal trademark--cool, staccato flows steeped in the everyday slanguage of the Deep South..."The Source (11/98, p.189) - 5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Aquemini is a brilliant record....Throughout the record Dre and Big Boi showcase their verbal trademark--cool, staccato flows steeped in the everyday slanguage of the Deep South..."Rap Pages (12/98, p.139) - 5 (out of 5) - "...The beauty of Outkast is that they constantly reinvent themselves....AQUEMINI continues Outkast's pied piper effect on society's outcasts...appealing to their commonalities and uniting them under one umbrella..."Rap Pages (12/98, p.139) - 5 (out of 5) - "...The beauty of Outkast is that they constantly reinvent themselves....AQUEMINI continues Outkast's pied piper effect on society's outcasts...appealing to their commonalities and uniting them under one umbrella..."0.0704999

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.62-63) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The DJ built songs out of layer upon layer of sampled instruments and other sound fragments, most of which he processed, looped and re-arranged far beyond recognition....funky rhythms that never sound like they've been cut and pasted together..."Spin (p.134) - "[T]his remains a stone classic, channeling Afrika Bambaataa's genre-splicing, DJ-booth mysticism into a fully realized studio epic..."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #15 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (1/97, p.81) - 9 (out of 10) - "...layers slinky break-beats with sampled sounds--anything from church bells to War Of The Worlds and, egad, Tears For Fears....a cosmic-chamber feel complete with choruses of fallen angels, plucked harps, Mellotron, and cello..."Spin (p.102) - "One of the best hip-hop, yes hip-hop - records ever made."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.92) - "...Unfolding lik a surreal film soundtrack on which jazz, classical, and jungle fragments are artfully blended with turntable tricks and dialogue snippets, ENDTRODUCING... takes hip-hop into the next dimension." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (11/96, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Shadow's brief is to develop a totally sample-based idiom, weaving a cinematically broad spectrum so deftly layered that the sampling-is-stealing argument falls flat..."Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's an elegy from a vinyl mausoleum, a sonic fiction assembled by a keen-eared archaeologist."Alternative Press (4/97, p.70) - 5 (out of 5) - "...an undeniable hip-hop masterpiece....DJ Shadow remembers that sampling is an art form."Magnet (p.88) - "An instrumental album entirely composed of samples and influenced by both prog rock and Public Enemy was, at the time, revolutionary....Still unmatched in its carefree invention."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "Some consider...ENDTRODUCING... a broadcast from hip-hop's near future. But that notion ignores how much this disc reaffirms the music's creative roots....ENDTRODUCING is pretty damn good, with Shadow demonstrating an unerring ear for motif and texture, touching on everything from dub to funk to groove-jazz..."Option (1-2/97, p.73) - "...Shadow makes records the way Robert Rauschenberg made his combines: from scraps, pop artifacts, the things other people throw away....While some of his tracks float serenely on a cloud of jazzy phrasing and ambient textures, Shadow always lands on his beat..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #2 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (9/14/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...it flips hip hop inside out all over again like a reversible glove, and again, and again, and each time it's sudden and new. I am, I confess, totally confounded by it. I hear a lot of good records, but very few impossible ones....You need this record. You are incomplete without it."Rap Pages (12/96, p.33) - "...Innovative arrangements and structures of sound are present here, reflecting a mind that is constantly summoning collage forms..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[The album] returned hip hop's focus from the MC to the music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A decade on, DJ Shadow's affirmatory essay on record collecting as a creative endeavour has lost none of its grandeur."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #5 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.0.06685026

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.62-63) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The DJ built songs out of layer upon layer of sampled instruments and other sound fragments, most of which he processed, looped and re-arranged far beyond recognition....funky rhythms that never sound like they've been cut and pasted together..."Spin (p.134) - "[T]his remains a stone classic, channeling Afrika Bambaataa's genre-splicing, DJ-booth mysticism into a fully realized studio epic..."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #15 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (1/97, p.81) - 9 (out of 10) - "...layers slinky break-beats with sampled sounds--anything from church bells to War Of The Worlds and, egad, Tears For Fears....a cosmic-chamber feel complete with choruses of fallen angels, plucked harps, Mellotron, and cello..."Spin (p.102) - "One of the best hip-hop, yes hip-hop - records ever made."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.92) - "...Unfolding lik a surreal film soundtrack on which jazz, classical, and jungle fragments are artfully blended with turntable tricks and dialogue snippets, ENDTRODUCING... takes hip-hop into the next dimension." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (11/96, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Shadow's brief is to develop a totally sample-based idiom, weaving a cinematically broad spectrum so deftly layered that the sampling-is-stealing argument falls flat..."Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's an elegy from a vinyl mausoleum, a sonic fiction assembled by a keen-eared archaeologist."Alternative Press (4/97, p.70) - 5 (out of 5) - "...an undeniable hip-hop masterpiece....DJ Shadow remembers that sampling is an art form."Magnet (p.88) - "An instrumental album entirely composed of samples and influenced by both prog rock and Public Enemy was, at the time, revolutionary....Still unmatched in its carefree invention."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "Some consider...ENDTRODUCING... a broadcast from hip-hop's near future. But that notion ignores how much this disc reaffirms the music's creative roots....ENDTRODUCING is pretty damn good, with Shadow demonstrating an unerring ear for motif and texture, touching on everything from dub to funk to groove-jazz..."Option (1-2/97, p.73) - "...Shadow makes records the way Robert Rauschenberg made his combines: from scraps, pop artifacts, the things other people throw away....While some of his tracks float serenely on a cloud of jazzy phrasing and ambient textures, Shadow always lands on his beat..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #2 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (9/14/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...it flips hip hop inside out all over again like a reversible glove, and again, and again, and each time it's sudden and new. I am, I confess, totally confounded by it. I hear a lot of good records, but very few impossible ones....You need this record. You are incomplete without it."Rap Pages (12/96, p.33) - "...Innovative arrangements and structures of sound are present here, reflecting a mind that is constantly summoning collage forms..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[The album] returned hip hop's focus from the MC to the music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A decade on, DJ Shadow's affirmatory essay on record collecting as a creative endeavour has lost none of its grandeur."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #5 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.0.06685026

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