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Alternative Press (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen she and bandmates Sara Lund and Seth Lorinczi kick into distorted overdrive on searing tracks like 'Pulling Pieces' and 'Doubt,' it only makes Tucker's return more welcome."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Tucker has returned replacing the short, sharp shocks of her former band with a relatively languorous sound."12.06662

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Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.136) - Ranked # 15 in Rolling Stone's "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...A diamond of a pop-rock record..."Rolling Stone (3/4/99, p.88) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...the overall mood and tempo are downbeat, with heavy aura of New Wave Eurogloom....As THE HOT ROCK proves, these birlliant punk pranksters can end up anywhere they like..."Spin (p.95) - "Wherein both the Beatles and the Stones of riot grrrl temper their breakneck aggression with something knottier, artier, more emotionally fraught..."Entertainment Weekly (2/19-2/26/99, p.134) - "...Carrie Brownstein's Morse-code guitar is brighter and more piercing than ever, and Corin Tucker's ululating, straining-the-leash wail continues to scorch ears and level buildings...It's Sleater-Kinney's most finely turned record....the music never falters..." - Rating: AQ (5/99, p.114) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...jagged melodies, jerky rhythms, crisp rolling drumbeats and skeetering guitar lines are their musical calling cards....the bulk of these songs steam in at a regulation three and a half minutes of short, sharp punchy blasts of melody and agression."8.914014

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Spin (p.84) - "[T]hey're back to mindless fun, and with new drummer Westin Glass, they've resurrected the savage, speed-strummed fervor that once made Kill Rock Stars matter."Alternative Press (p.110) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "'I Called Out Your Name' could be an early Beatles single if it weren't for the distortion....It's a perfect little pop song."Billboard (p.30) - "[With] the nearly perfect 'When We Were Alive' -- probably the best 1:45 of speeding, sadly nostalgic fuzz-punk so far this year."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "[T]heirs is a sound that manages to combine clever college rock with the kind of songwriting skills that cannot be learned from the pages of a book."Blender (Magazine) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "On their fourth record, the tempos are slower, the guitars thick and meaty, the rants kinda melodic, the thoughts impressionistic."Paste (magazine) (p.59) - "NOW WE CAN SEE feels both like a nod to America's past grievances and its potentially bright future. The Thermals have never shied from topics like war, politics and religion..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he Thermals' Hutch Harris has always been able to ponder life's big questions without being ponderous....He takes advantage of a newfound musical maturing, buffing his fuzzy riffs into polished power-pop..."8.908637

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Rolling Stone (6/8/00, p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Fueled by Janet Weiss' tricky drum work and Corin Tucker's unholy warble, guitar riffs akimbo....[they] think louder and rock smarter tahn anyone in their class..."Spin (6/00, p.149) - 8 out of 10 - "...Sleater rock....the sheer-stockinged grooviness of the sound, and those outlandish vocal sneers, obliterate any impulse to be grim...Records like these have become the most satisfying way out there to lose your head without having to grit your teeth..."Q (6/00, p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[With] a sound which is akin to The B-52s meeting Sonic Youth...[they] have finally gone overground, with a potent mix of harmonies, staccato guitar and muscular drumming....an assured effort."Magnet (6-7/00, p.93) - "...It's S-K's most articulate, accomplished record, where inventive, giddy garage tunes...crash into the punk rock, and softer songs seamlessly merge into the turbulent traffic of [their] evolving signature sound..."CMJ (5/1/00, p.3) - "...A collection of extrogen rock that picks up exactly where 1999's THE HOT ROCK left off, weaving nervous, urgent energy with infectious melodies. It's a total package of brains, beauty and brawn."Melody Maker (5/16/00, p.47) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...[They] are still as impassioned and ennobling as ever....The guitars are still frantic, the words as challenging and oblique as ever....[They] are still one of the few bands that can invest rock'n'roll with any meaning..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.96) - "...With simple beats and a lyrical bent that takes in everything from ladymen to male models, ALL HANDS is mostly playful...with a touch of pathos...but not a bad [song] in sight."NME (Magazine) (5/13/00, p.33) - 8 out of 10 - "...It's a punk rock band having the time of their lives. It's victory through joy and cranked-up amps...[It's] rock'n'roll fun; its urgent rhythms and stealthy tunes laying glittery tripwire around the enemy camp..."8.903346

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CMJ (4/3/00, pp.28-9) - "...A theatrical musical experience....entrances the listener with a pounding dual-bass charge....challenging....delivering blood-stained slices of life from the darkest alleys and dimmest bars..."8.88054

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Magnet (p.100) - "[With] a balanced mix of sweaty garage and the twisting atmospherics of transistor radio, autoharp, gong, Moog, Rhodes, saxophone, Hammond, electronics and turntable."The Wire (p.68) - "[A]n experience somewhere between the Stax Soul Review and Sun Ra's Arkestra, with the liberal addition of rock 'n' roll guitars at every opportunity."8.876992

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CMJ (p.49) - "[A] newfound fondness for psycho drones gives Aliccia Berg and crew's fourth album a soothing haze."8.876906

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Spin (p.86) - "[With] languid chamber-pop piano and falsetto funk-lite grooves."8.876906

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No Depression (p.120) - "[U]nobtrusive semi-acoustic college rock and banjo-flavored Americana memorable primarily as the sound of a talented Montana kid seeking his true voice..."8.87577

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Uncut (9/03, p.123) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...This generous two-disc collection brilliantly captures the band's brief moment in the sun..."8.87577

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Alternative Press (9/99, p.118) - 3 out of 5 - "...these fellas are tighter than Bon Scott's big ball-hugging bellbottoms....while fidelity may not be TBFWBW's top priority, the band's message still cuts through loud and clear: rock hard or get out."Magnet (8-9/99, p.90) - "...the reckless vibe...permeates [RUNNIN'] like a bongwater stain on your shag carpet....Sure to inspire another generation of gle-sniffing losers to grab their unused tennis rackets and make for the mirror in an effort to kick out the jams..."CMJ (6/14/99, p.27) - "...This thundering quintet bashes the atmosphere with a broiling, double-guitar onslaught that seldomly takes a breather....If hopped-up, eardrum-shredding rock 'n' blues is your thing, the Bro's won't disappoint."8.875694

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Uncut (2/03, p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...With a super-spare production and an emphasis on subliminally infectious tunes possessed of a childlike-simplicity..."8.875694

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Magnet (pp.100-101) - "The good news here is that even with a new guitarist and drummer, the Seattle rockers are playing tighter than frontman Michael Maker's leather pants."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[H]eavy on pop harmonies and whirring B-3 melodies."8.875694

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Melody Maker (5/14/94, p.31) - Recommended - "...The music? Corin plays guitar, Tracy drums - and that's it....The minimal approach is a strength, not a weakness..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.127) - "...CALCULATED is the ferocious successor of the original Riot Grrl anthem, Lesley Gore's 'You Don't Own Me'..."8.874483

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Magnet (10/02, pp.85-6) - "...CASTAWAYS is a fresh concoction of charming, artful music. Dig in..."CMJ (5/12/03, p.9) - "...A vividly imaginative and beautifully orchestrated collection of folk songs..."8.874483

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[A] triumph of theatrical imagination: the culmination of the Decemberists' steady march to greatness in four years of enriched storytelling and folk-rock invention..."Spin (p.61) - Ranked #30 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005"Spin (p.101) - "The sharp voiced Portland punk-folk troubadour's music is rife with tales of Victorian seafarers and waifish ghosts." - Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly (No. 812, p.71) - "Colin Meloy is so darn brilliant....the music [and lyrics are] equally eclectic..." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "PICARESQUE cuts deeper and sharper than previous Decembrists efforts."Alternative Press (p.116) - 5 out of 5 - "[With] a wit so bizarre and vaudevillian beauty so ultimately endearing that by the end, Meloy's sprawling form of theatrical folk has us all..."Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #13 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[With] accordion, Smiths-like guitar and haunting, pitch-perfect moods."Magnet (p.95) - "PICARESQUE glows with it-band imminence....Whether part of the Walla-of-sound production or in reaction to it, Meloy's voice is louder here."8.874483

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Magnet (12-1/02, p.102) - "...Combines the lush textures of echo-drenched dream-rock with the swirling, celestial sounds of the '60s consciousness expansion..."CMJ (9/3/01, p.17) - "...Enticing and glorious mope-core..."8.874483

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Magnet (p.99) - "For this 13-song distillation, JWB hosts a funk/garage/soul orgy of Blues Explosion, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Pere Ubu."CMJ (3/08/04, p.4) - "[A] coherent and well-constructed album."8.874483

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Magnet (6-7/03, p.89) - "...Deerhoof conjures up a neat, bubbly sound from its demolition derby of influence....Matsuzaki's little-kid vocals cruise the Japanese-pop highway, while fuzzy guitar lashes, wacky drum patterns, and horn sections hop out of the bushes and straight into the ride..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, pp.98-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[With] Satomi Matsuzaki's clipped enunciation and fractured syntax....There's also plenty of blood and breath moving through these songs..."8.874483

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Spin (p.98) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Xiu Xiu's knack for grafting lush hooks onto noisy post-rock remains seductive."Uncut (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]hallenging, emotional pop songs....Stewart's wounded vocals mix with blasts of sax and percussion that sound like techno beats thrashed out on makeshift drums."Alternative Press (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "WOMEN AS LOVERS is a potluck of heartrending, experimental cacophony broken up by moments of hushed beauty."The Wire (p.54) - "[T]heir volatile yet carefully crafted music has developed with each release."CMJ - "[T]hey mash dark motifs, fast-paced electronic textures and lethargic melodies, all within the confines of 14 tracks."8.874483

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Spin (pp.114-116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The vocals can still dilate your pupils, but her melodies deseve equal attention, as Stern bids to become one of the few finger-tappers who's also a songwriter."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Backed by noise-rock drummer supreme Zach Hill, the fleet-fingered autodidact shred and taps through 'Transformer''s concentric riffage..."Blender (Magazine) (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Her music is exhilarating, enigma-packed and, despite the unceasing noise barrage, winningly sweet."Signal To Noise (magazine) (p.73) - "[T]he overall sound is unmistakably her own. Stern's physical voice takes up more space: the echo effects on 'Shea Stadium' conjure its namesake; 'Ruler''s sighing choruses are buoyed by Stern's worn-in leads."8.874483

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Uncut (magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]f a light bucolic breeze blows through the title track, then Ringle's hushed vocal tone implies the thaw is some way off yet."8.874483

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Spin (p.105) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Toth transforms himself, chewing the panoramic scenery like a Dylan-tongued soothsayer..."Entertainment Weekly (p.p.77) - "Their stripped-down country-tinged vibe is often reminiscent of Dylan circa JOHN WESLEY HARDING." -- Grade: B+Uncut (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e's channeling Dylan at his most feral and prophetic....Words and visions tumble out of Toth with convincing spirit."The Wire (p.65) - "[T]he group's unconcealed repetition gives the music its trance-inducing charm."8.874483

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Alternative Press (4/01, p.74) - 3 out of 5 - "...Fast and furious bursts of classic, old fashioned rock'n'roll speed by with a fierce rawness straight from the punk garage..."Magnet (4-5/01, p.74) - "...14 rounds of punk/blues buckshot....the last word on low-down indie-rock gutter music....But it's all just noise without 'that' voice. Wild with sex and drenched in gospel authority, singer Beth coos, wails and growls with righteousness..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.127) - "...Raw rock'n'roll sex....It's the sound of seducing the preacher's kid, but this time, the fat girl's in charge..."8.874483

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Uncut (p.153) - "[I]t's the overall blend, the looming ghostliness, that impresses."Magnet (9/03, p.96) - "...The whimsy and multicolored narrative threads that represented the best of the Decembrists' terrific first album are given room to breathe..."8.873272

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The Wire (8/02, p.51) - "...REVEILLE is their most composed record....They mix noise aesthetics and a Beach Boys/California pop sensibility....It makes for a wondrous ride.."8.873272

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