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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With a] wild sweep of sound colors and exploded emotional palette..."Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.120) - Ranked #110 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[O]peratic, marrying a majestic and somber guitar sound to the virtuosic urgency of Thom Yorke's vocals..."Rolling Stone (5/13/99, pp.58-59) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (5/18/95, p.88) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...THE BENDS [is] a sonically ambitious album that offers no easy hits. It's a guitar field day, blending acoustic strumming with twitches of fuzzy tremolo and eruptions of amplified paranoia..."Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "Fourteen years later, Coldplay and dozens of lesser imitators are still hammering away at the stadium-size melancholy Radiohead perfected here."Entertainment Weekly (4/7/95, p.92) - "...Sometimes folky, sometimes rocky, the sophomore album from this English band offers a smorgasbord of guitar flavors, most of them tasty, The stylistic leaps make for schizoid listening....but give these boys credit for not standing still..." - Rating: B+Q (6/00, p.75) - Ranked #35 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (10/01, p.106) - Ranked #4 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/96, p.63) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995 - "...THE BENDS' lasting mightiness is confirmed--as is the scary impression that they'll only get better..."Alternative Press (4/95, p.71) - "...THE BENDS' greatest asset is its approximation of London Suede, all the parody and none of the pomp....THE BENDS proves that Radiohead didn't shoot their bolt with `Creep.' That there's a lot more stirring down there than their recent past might admit..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #6 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year' - "Rock as self-evisceration....consistently, savagely brilliant..."Billboard - "On these dozen songs, Yorke comes into his own as a troubled, enigmatic lyricist and howler of haunted melodies."Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #16 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[With] songs of such unpredictable elegance they would touch the heart in any setting."NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.29) - Ranked #30 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...Suburban bleakness....More personal than OK COMPUTER and all the more chilling for it."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #4 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.Pitchfork (Website) - "THE BENDS was essentially split between these poles: warmth and tension; riffs and texture; rock and post-rock..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "It had it all....Yorke's gloriously acerbic sarcasm ringing true throughout."0.1496097

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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..."0.1363338

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