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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "El-P's beats are typically dense and Mike's rhymes rough-and-tumble."CMJ - "[T]he two have carved out their own niche of post-apocalyptic survival rap based around the odd synchronicity of El-P's buzzing, synth-heavy productions and Killer Mike's brick-throwing delivery."Paste (magazine) - "RUN THE JEWELS is a summer album made from a crafty use of a keyboard, melody lines and 808 beats, perfect for listening with a friend."76.25238

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Q (6/00, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Thoughtful lyrics, muscular beats and a finely honed sense of melody. It peaks on the wonderful, string-laden, pathos-ridden 'Paparazzi' which...could have been the 'Gangsta's Paradise' of its day."Muzik (11/96, p.141) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...somewhere between out-and-out Keep It Realism and a true belief in the inherent merits of hip hop. The beats are harsh and melancholic...and like his mentors, he sounds about as East Coast as you can get while still talking about the West..."The Source (9/96, p.150) - 3 Mics (out of 5) - "...an energetic West coaster displaying battle flows and make-sense lyrics from a fed-up mc's perspective....a definite must have if you appreciate the fat beats-n-solid rhymes scenario of the bold school..."0.2276197

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Spin (12/00, p.226) - 6 out of 10 - "...Puts the 'joint' in 'juke joint...with raw, unruly sound and tawdry tales...Fat Possum's elderly practitioners of northern Mississippi stomp are fitting OG role models..."Entertainment Weekly (11/10/00, pp.90-1) - "...Mesmerizing juke-joint remixes..." - Rating: B-Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.22) - "...Both the original subject matter and the cyclical blues riffs are ideally suited, as the simplicity of the originals are largely preserved....a fresh way of reinterpreting that oft-tapped wellspring of the blues..."41.10185

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CMJ (2/15/99, pp.24-25) - "...a stripped down affair, with the singer/guitarist's first person yowlings of woe and women backed only by a few chords and/or the unsteady, all-feel beats of drummer Spam..."9.625064

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Entertainment Weekly (11/3/00, p.83) - "...[He] returns to a straightforward John Lee Hooker/'Mississippi' Fred McDowell style, yet still incorporating the turntable scratches and ambient beats that made him an indie-rock hero..." - Rating: BMagnet (1-2/01, p.81) - "...Guaranteed to raise more goosebumps than a Jeff Buckley record..."Living Blues (7-8/01, p.15) - Rated as "Best New Blues Album of 2000" in LB's 2001 Critics' Awards.9.573072

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Rolling Stone (11/16/95, p.113) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a gigantic physical presence with the rhyming skills to match. The force of his delivery often forces the beat to match his flow rather than his flow surrendering to the beat's rhythmic constraints..."0.1987498

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Vibe (1/03, p.130) - 3 out of 5 - "...Jon & the Boyz build their project around distorted, heavy-hitting beats and riot-inducing hooks....The production remains solid..."0.1715714

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Entertainment Weekly (p.161) - "[T]he hip-hop heartthrob sounds freshest on the slow jams..." -- Grade: BVibe (p.142) - "Still a nimble rapper, he's copped his best beats in years -- courtesy of RZA and Sermon and Scott Storch."0.1709933

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Entertainment Weekly (p.161) - "[T]he hip-hop heartthrob sounds freshest on the slow jams..." -- Grade: BVibe (p.142) - "Still a nimble rapper, he's copped his best beats in years -- courtesy of RZA and Sermon and Scott Storch."0.1626171

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The Wire (p.61) - "Hear what it is that gives the producer's beats their dolorous languor and indirection: the three-bar loops, the barely perceptible tempo fluctuations, the drum and melody loops in canon-at-the-quaver."0.1542408

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Spin (3/04, p.96) - "[T]he beats are top-shelf, and the Ghostface Killah collaboration 'Missing Watch' is clever and kinetic enough to spark a Shaolin renaissance." - Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (1/9/04, p.80) - "...The Staten Island MC's rhyme skills are as sharp as ever..." - Rating: B0.1369103

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Rolling Stone (9/14/00, pp.174-7) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...The finest posthumous hip-hop album yet....[He] is a whirlwind of word and wit....ripe with life-as-art irony....[It] reveals an MC who is more alive in the grave than most rappers are onstage."Spin (10/00, p.184) - 7 out of 10 - "...Collects new material alongside disparate gems - a grim breakthrough..."Mixmag (9/00, p.169) - 4 out of 5 - "...An acomplished joint of raw, funky hip hop and sharp observation....this is well worth checking."CMJ (8/14/00, p.31) - "...A fitting legacy to a career fossilized in underground iconoclasm and platinum promise....capturing his appetite for MCing in all its smooth-yet-ragged glory."Vibe (10/00, p.175) - 3.5 records of 5 - "...Proves once again why he was the Most Valuable Poet on the M-I-C."The Source (10/00, pp.241-2) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...An accurate depiction of the talent the deceased MC possessed....one of the most valuable poets on the M-I-C."NME (Magazine) (8/5/00, p.28) - 8 out of 10 - "...Lyrical genius and slamming beats. Simple as that."0.1349123

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/25/96, p.41) - Ranked #3 in the 1996 Critics' Poll.Rolling Stone (6/15/95, p.83) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Trip-hop is the current label being given this music, but it's no more than a cute, reasonably accurate headline. At any given time, certain pop records--more than books or movies or whatever--strike a chord...as the sound of the beyond cool. Right now, Tricky's MAXINQUAYE is it..."Spin (9/99, p.125) - Ranked #14 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (12/95, p.62) - Ranked #2 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '95.'Spin (6/95, p.99) - 8 - Very Good - "...Imagine the cracked-out vibe of vintage Schoolly D generated by a black British outcast who loves Billie Holiday and PJ Harvey as much as he digs sluggish beats and singsong melodies....Their attitude is mean-spirited, but much of the aggression is directed inward..."Entertainment Weekly (6/2/95, p.56) - "...R&B for the head, MAXINQUAYE is engrossing music collage art that bumps, grinds, and simmers....singer Martine's sly phrasing--is mind-bending..." - Rating: AQ (12/99, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/96, p.67) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (6/00, p.75) - Ranked #36 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (3/95, p.104) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Tricky proves himself to be more challenging and eclectic than his peers, leapfrogging from...thick tribal beats to...sub-metal thrash...amid the more typical ambient dub....a highly inventive and intoxicating collection."Option (7-8/95, p.141) - "...street beats and turntable scratching with guitars, dub bass, industrial noise and other elements....cool subdued music....This is among the best albums of the year..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Tied for #1 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year' - "...sounded like the apex of an epoch. Taking cues from...Massive Attack and Portishead, and blending them with more sinister hues borrowed from John Barry's Bond themes..."Musician (6/95, p.76) - "...It's not just `bottom end,' though there's plenty of bass rumbling through these dub-wise grooves, but the music's depth of field--the way the vocals, samples and keyboard parts arrange themselves into layers of foreground and background..."Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #2 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Q (Magazine) (p.132) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's an album of contradictions, at once restless an soothing, profane and profound....His experiments here still glow with mystery and magic."Mojo (Publisher) (p.57) - Ranked #77in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[I]t sounds like a greatest hits."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/96, p.C16) - Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums of '95 - "...the first album-length masterpiece of trip-hop..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #1 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995 - "...foggy hip-hop track without a compass, a record where you never quite know what's going to happen next or where it's going to take you..."Clash (magazine) - "[A] dark, paranoid classic....Containing classics 'Overcome,' 'Ponderosa, 'Hell Is Round The Corner'..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MAXINQUAYE remains the British postmodern album of the 90s....'Brand New Retro' is the most driving thing here..."0.1287886

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Spin (9/03, p.115) - "...The melodies behind DJ Premier's secret-handshake beats are sweeter, but Guru is as bluntly eloquent as ever, delivering every rhyme as if it were a hard-nosed Brooklyn koan." - Rating: BUncut (9/03, p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Best of all are Premier's inventive backing tracks, hotwired with weird strings, unexpected piano and horn riffs....A class act still in their prime..."Vibe (6/03, pp.153-4) - 3 1/2 out of 5 - "...Gang Starr's formula is both straightforward and timeless....It brings back the power of the basics in an ever-evolving rap landscape..."0.127956

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Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.67) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Snoop stretches his silky flow over tracks by underground ace Hi-Tek and the unstoppable Neptunes..."Spin (2/03, p.100) - 8 out of 10 - "...The most spirited pop record of his career....PAID THA COST is Snoop unleashed..."Entertainment Weekly (12/13/02, p.82) - "...Snoop is reborn, a gangsta rap granddaddy in recline..." - Rating: A-Uncut (01/03, p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...He treads a line between loving monogamy and club bangers, emphasizing accessibility throughout..."Vibe (1/03, pp.125-6) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...His wordplay is still as nimble and quick as ever, giving the beats a beat down with newfound urgency..."0.1109144

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Rolling Stone (pp.67-68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The rhythmic jolt makes the malaise more compelling and complex, with enough playful musical wit to hint at a next step....On GUERO, he finds a way to revitalize his musical imagination..."Spin (p.64) - Ranked #11 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Los Angeles plays itself: the noise of traffic, boom boxes, curbside Spanglish, mariachi music -- the sound of what it's like to be an outcast even in an outsider's hood."Spin (pp.97-98) - "[A] return to his most popular trick: digging up cool grooves and noises from far-flung neighborhoods and throwing a party where the whole city can get down and make out." - Grade:BEntertainment Weekly (p.140) - Ranked #2 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' -- "[H]e's learned that kaleidoscopic music that digs deep into blues, bossa nova, and electro keeps everything marvelously grounded too."Entertainment Weekly (No. 813, p.66) - "[GUERO] is the first record on which the many moods and sides of Beck co-exist, and it's about time." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Here, again, is where fat dusty beats meet keening bottleneck scrapes....As another installment in the guy's ongoing dialectics, it's as welcome as anything he's done."Alternative Press (p.132) - 5 out of 5 - "'Rental Car' has a dilapidated bass line that's White Stripes-worthy....And let's not overlook 'Hell Yes,' which brings Beck together with Neptunes-ish beats for a broken hip-hop revival. Long live the king of hip."Magnet (p.85) - "Remarkably, the shifts in tone and mood only serve GUERO in the end, proof that stepping back to enjoy the broad picture can be just as rewarding as focusing on one detail at a time."Vibe (p.142) - "[E]ssentially a sequel to his '96 sample-heavy opus."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 - "'Missing' with wistful melody, swooping Melody Nelson strings, beautifully minimal bass and bossa nova guitar, is a jewel that takes Beck's sonic kleptomania to a new realm."0.1078615

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Rolling Stone (2/18/93, p.60) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...[Digable Planets] methodically strip hip-hop to the bone with Afro-chic witticisms backed by a trunkload of retro jazz and funk beats...everything hip-hop should be: artistically sound, unabashedly conscious and downright cool..."Entertainment Weekly (2/5/93, p.54) - "...this sexually mixed trio creates an ultrahip, deliberately fuzzy, retro universe...DP's brand of funk floats along on air-spun smoothness..." - Rating: B+Q (5/93, p.92) - 3 Stars - Good - "...suffused with a self-consciously cool, controlled energy...there's supple funk and soft soul blended into the mix, too..."Down Beat (6/93, p.38) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...Digable Planets manages to make a seamless and inventive style-leaping statement, although the handiwork is all in the rapping and the sampling..."The Source (3/93, p.80) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...a loving blend of jazz, old school hip-hop, Five Percent perspectives and off-center beatnik rhymes...the cool cat sound of jazz-hop is very much alive...12 tracks of pure peace vibes...both substantive and relaxing..."Option (5-6/93, p.99) - "...the music [on REACHIN'...] goes straight for the unconscious: it's like elevator music, yet all the ice in the world couldn't freeze out the seductive sensuality of these raps..."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #10 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Village Voice (3/9/93, p.80) - "...The airy delicacy of their sampled groove seems magically hyper-real in this pop context, transforming Butterfly and Doodle's weakness into wit and Lady Bug's samba-like skippity-skip into a come-on that's equal parts sexuality and self-respect..." - Rating: ANME (Magazine) (2/13/93, p.31) - 8 - Excellent - "...Digable Planets are instantly likeable, delicious sounding and supremely strange...take[s] the artistry and excitement of the hip-hop nation into another stage of development..."0.1016711

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Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around....She proves that girl power is all well and good..."Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around....She proves that girl power is all well and good..."Spin (7/01, p.128) - 8 out of 10 - "...A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included..."Spin (7/01, p.128) - 8 out of 10 - "...A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included..."Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.80) - "...The hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast singing, rhyming, growling, hissing, and purring..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.80) - "...The hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast singing, rhyming, growling, hissing, and purring..." - Rating: B+Q (7/01, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...She sheds the stiff, stage-managed confrontation of '99s DA REAL WORLD for non-stop hedonism....it's a conga-line of post-emancipation shagging, drug references or both, all set to a series of writhing sci-fi beats..."Q (7/01, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...She sheds the stiff, stage-managed confrontation of '99s DA REAL WORLD for non-stop hedonism....it's a conga-line of post-emancipation shagging, drug references or both, all set to a series of writhing sci-fi beats..."Magnet (2/04, p.114) - "Elliott writes like she was born with a hook in her mouth and arranges vocals with a gymnastic gusto."Magnet (2/04, p.114) - "Elliott writes like she was born with a hook in her mouth and arranges vocals with a gymnastic gusto."The Wire (1/02, p.41) - Ranked #8 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".The Wire (6/01, p.58) - "...A thousand times more exciting in every way than most everything in the air at the moment....Timbaland's production is frontier staking stuff..."The Wire (1/02, p.41) - Ranked #8 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".The Wire (6/01, p.58) - "...A thousand times more exciting in every way than most everything in the air at the moment....Timbaland's production is frontier staking stuff..."Mixmag (6/01, p.175) - 4 out of 5 - "...A drugged-out, script-flipping piece of progressive r'n'b...striving to break all moulds...injecting r'n'b with what sounds like a big fat dose of MDMA..."Mixmag (6/01, p.175) - 4 out of 5 - "...A drugged-out, script-flipping piece of progressive r'n'b...striving to break all moulds...injecting r'n'b with what sounds like a big fat dose of MDMA..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.10) - "...Proves the urban sound revolution is still in full swing..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.10) - "...Proves the urban sound revolution is still in full swing..."The Source (7/01, p.198) - "...With all of Timbaland's sonic concoctions and the LPs guests, which include Busta Rhymes and Eve, SO ADDICTIVE could've been titled SO WHO SAYS YOU NEED LYRICS....you'll quickly appreciate the new ground she attempts to break..."The Source (7/01, p.198) - "...With all of Timbaland's sonic concoctions and the LPs guests, which include Busta Rhymes and Eve, SO ADDICTIVE could've been titled SO WHO SAYS YOU NEED LYRICS....you'll quickly appreciate the new ground she attempts to break..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #28 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #28 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #26 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".0.09917638

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Spin (p.58) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006"No Depression (p.101) - "ROCKIN' BONES offers a first-rate look into the wild, wondrous, sometimes wacky world of rockabilly in all its raw, mangy glory."0.05276544

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