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The Wire (4/03, p.54) - "...FODM started life as a fringe project of Giant Sand, but the beguiling beauty of ON THE SHORE exceeds the parent group's promise..."0.721692

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Alternative Press (7/95, p.94) - Rated #69 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...RAMP is the high water mark of Howe Gelb's extended family of country and city folks all joined together making marvelous music....Rock, country, jazz, folk, and acid freakout all join together in complex, completely surprising ways..."Option (Sept.-Oct./92, p.108) - "...Giant Sand makes one-of-a-kind records..."0.4510575

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Rolling Stone (4/13/00, p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...a gorgeous work....running the gamut of Giant Sand's signature styles, from murmured poetry to sinuous countrified pop...to sprawling drunken blues....enchanting..."Spin (6/00, p.152) - 8 out of 10 - "...Dreamy...as startling for its technical gloss as its emotional wallop....easily the band's most finished work....steeped in [frontman, Howe Gelb's] distinct roots messthetic, just recorded better..."Q (5/00, p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Parched, desolate country-noir of the leanest, meanest kind....subdued, atmospheric [and] suprisingly orderly....Giant Sand's most persuasive album to date..."Magnet (1-2/01, p.45) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2000" - "...Easily Giant Sand's finest hour..."CMJ (3/6/00, p.3) - "...the band's ragged glory has now been replaced with songcraft and subtlety....Well-heeled and well-behaved, Giant Sand indeed puts its best foot forward..."No Depression (5-6/00, pp.113-4) - "...No other Sand project illustrates...Gelb's creative ambience integrated within a subtly linear structure...so well as CHORE....[It] finds a homey balance between the random and ephemeral, the rational and immutable."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.92) - "...A suitably sombre undertow, with [Howe] Gelb's world-weary vocals becoming positively sepulchral on the likes of 'Wolfy' and 'Dusted'...[though] there are plenty of uplifting moments to be found..."NME (Magazine) (3/18/00, p.34) - 8 out of 10 - "...raids America's cultural aquarium to create a bold, often disorienting world....full of loss and wondering, tremulous sensitivity and gentle explosions of color....There's never been a better time to get your head stuck in the Sand."Record Collector (magazine) (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an inherent sense of tragedy that runs through the veins of these songs."0.360846

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Q (3/02, p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Gelb tackles unexpected covers to pleasing effect..."The Wire (2/02, p.63) - "...Jocular and enjoyable...best of all is their take on Black Sab's idiotically memorable 'Iron Man'..."CMJ (3/18/02, p.11) - "...A well-chosen set...above reproach..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/02, p.102) - "...An eccentric, genre-hopping tribute to the mutability of song-craft..."Uncut (magazine) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's intermittently wonderful, the mash-up of Marty Robbins' 'El Paso' and Neil Young's 'Out On The Weekend' laying bare Giant Sand's mercurial inner logic."0.3157403

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Rolling Stone (12/12/96, p.86) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a cockeyed charmer with a rare gift for acute observation....sweetly offbeat yarns and soul-searching annals of self-defeat....minimal arrangements that make the elemental radiance of his songs (and his noticeably strengthened singing) more plain..."Spin (12/96, p.144) - 6 (out of 10) - "...he still throws haymakers with words that sometimes accompany comely melodies, and his own voice is still his worst enemy..."Entertainment Weekly (1/10/97, p.58) - "...ABOUT TO CHOKE is perhaps Chesnutt's most vibrant record yet." - Rating: AQ (12/96, p.124) - 4 (out of 5) - "...His style is ramshacle folk, shot through with a punk spirit. The small voice, ever more tuneful...is wholly appropriate for the small, sometimes witty, slices of life..."Pitchfork (Website) - "There are moments that reveal an artist who's both prickly and personable. 'Swelters' and 'New Town' contain some of his warmest vocals ever laid down to tape..."0.2328331

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Q (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Yet another rewarding stroll across alt-country's rich and varied terrain..."Uncut (5/04, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[S]tuffed with the familiar and the not-so-familiar..."0.1629832

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"Subtly lit and with deft camera work that immerses the viewer in the performance..." Uncut0.1396998

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Entertainment Weekly (7/11/97, p.68) - "...A stellar guest list...pays respect to the songs and spirit of the man. Ptacek greases up the tracks with his eloquent bottleneck guitar, a unique sound suggesting Delta music gone to the hinterlands and back." - Rating: A-Musician (10/97, p.90) - "...[Ptacek is] a canny writer of brooding, late-night tunes that ponder human fallibility with wry bemusement....THE INNER FLAME offers tantalizing glimpses of Rainer Ptacek..."0.1396998

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With the inclusion of a traditional Navajo chant performed by Radmilla Cody and Spanish language Tejano pop from Selena, its far-reaching diversity is admirable."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's plenty of space for pioneering types, but not at the expense of modern-day performers committed to keeping bygone indigenous music alive..."0.09313323

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Spin (9/93, p.123) - Highly Recommended - "...a great pop record...sets [the band] off on their own ambitious path of discovery..."Q (12/99, p.76) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...Fiercely inventive...the music demands, and repays, close attention...."Q (11/93, p.114) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...GIANT STEPS contains a foolishly generous 17 tracks--and none of them boring....A triumph of nerve..."Alternative Press (11/93, p.65) - "...GIANT STEPS is an intriguing lush soundgarden overrun with exotic flora. There's a multi-layered, idiosyncratic creativity here that is leagues above most of the Boo Radleys' soul-searching contemporaries..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #30 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993 - "...Absurdly, outrageously ambitious...."Melody Maker (8/14/93, p.30) - "...As a role model for British guitar bands, you will hear none better this year...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[GIANT STEPS] is really about exploratory glee, leavening FX-pedals with Love brass, PET SOUNDS harmonies/arrangements and, on 'Upon 9th And Fairchild,' dub reggae..."NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.66) - Ranked #2 in New Musical Express' list of `The 50 Best LPs Of 1993' - "...An intense trawl through his personal photo album, set to a mish mash of every great record you've ever heard. Play it loudest when disillusioned by anything and everything...."NME (Magazine) (8/14/93, p.26) - Excellent Plus - "...The Boo Radleys are on their way to making a classic album..."7.950902

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Alternative Press (p.160) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Longtime compatriots Odd Nosdam and Alias bring boom-bap-inspired beats....Sage Francis erases the line between rap and spoken-word."CMJ (p.42) - "Sage's voice cuts through everything with his finely tuned stream-of-consciousness lyrics, giving HUMAN an unusual contrast..."0.1316696

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"...Imaginative....Visually unique and teeming with incident....There's just about always something going on for the senses to appreciate....[The] cast is also first-rate..." Variety0.08229348

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