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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."14.1366

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.110) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (9/5/02, pp.69-70) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their most ambitious album...Their riotous manifesto remains the same, but their musical dialect has expanded to include blues, soul and even traces of pristine Led Zepplin-era metal..."Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.110) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (9/5/02, pp.69-70) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their most ambitious album...Their riotous manifesto remains the same, but their musical dialect has expanded to include blues, soul and even traces of pristine Led Zepplin-era metal..."Spin (1/03, p.71) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year" - "...Their post-9/11 record, their postpartum record, and their sharpest statement yet."Spin (1/03, p.71) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year" - "...Their post-9/11 record, their postpartum record, and their sharpest statement yet."Q (10/02, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sometimes an attitude, a thumping beat and an A-plus scream like the one Carrie Brownstein provides here are really all that's needed."Q (10/02, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Sometimes an attitude, a thumping beat and an A-plus scream like the one Carrie Brownstein provides here are really all that's needed."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #58 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (10/02, p.104) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...music of angles and intensity and art-inflected fury...fiercely bright, socially and emotionally engaged, justifiably righteous in places..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #58 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (10/02, p.104) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...music of angles and intensity and art-inflected fury...fiercely bright, socially and emotionally engaged, justifiably righteous in places..."The Wire (9/02, p.63) - "...On ONE BEAT the trio confidently attempt a more complex take on the world....In places they come over like latterday Ronettes crossed with Shellac informed by the wisdom of Billie Holiday..."The Wire (9/02, p.63) - "...On ONE BEAT the trio confidently attempt a more complex take on the world....In places they come over like latterday Ronettes crossed with Shellac informed by the wisdom of Billie Holiday..."CMJ (12/30/02, p.10) - Ranked #6 on CMJ's "Top 10 of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (9/02, p.108) - "...one of the great rock 'n' roll bands...these thirtysomethings have set themselves on shaping the future."Mojo (Publisher) (9/02, p.108) - "...one of the great rock 'n' roll bands...these thirtysomethings have set themselves on shaping the future."NME (Magazine) (8/17/02, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...In between the domestic, the commercial and the worldly, Sleater-Kinney keep it wild."NME (Magazine) (8/17/02, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...In between the domestic, the commercial and the worldly, Sleater-Kinney keep it wild."10.90421

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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..."10.88946

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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."10.84625

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Spin (p.86) - "[With] languid chamber-pop piano and falsetto funk-lite grooves."10.84625

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t helps reposition Joseph Saddler at the heart of the hip hop revolution he co-authored....The Supernatural-helmed 'Tribute To The Breakdancer' will keep the most ardent old-schooler happy."Clash (magazine) (p.100) - "[A]n exquisitely produced and sublimely executed mainstream hip-hop record that will no doubt prove to be yet another successful chapter..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE BRIDGE works as a flowing, cohesive whole, which is a delight from start to finish, taking in old school homages such as 'Can I Take You Higher,' orchestral street workouts, DJ tracks...and modern pop-hop..."2.47402

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Rolling Stone (6/27/91) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...[hear KRS-ONE] strike a balance between the obvious physical appeal and its more literary purpose of imparting ideas and information..."Spin (p.90) - "[A] greatest-hits-type run from an MC too deeply self-important to skip an opportunity to testify."Entertainment Weekly (4/12/91) - "...Neither KRS-One nor the roaring crowds can contain themselves: The rapper's voice ripples with glee and passion over resonating, unadorned beats; his audiences hang with him all the way, shouting and chanting along with his messages of black pride and social activism..." - Rating: A+0.4615541

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Spin (p.80) - "Thankfully, their oratorical skills remain undiminished."CMJ - "KRS-One's charismatic from-the-diaphragm boom sits congruently alongside Buckshot's creamy yet no less commanding flow..."XXL (Magazine Publisher) (p.126) - "The duo's chemistry is apparent on the anti-Auto-Tune single `Robot,' as Buck's laid-back delivery offsets KRS' booming timbre over a straightforward beat from Mobb Deep's Havoc."0.4097001

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Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Inter-borough beef on wax sat alongside early rap-reggae fusion, and KRS's innovative lyricism managed to be both thoughtful and conscious..."0.3578908

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Spin (12/00, p.233) - 7 out of 10 - "...Aesop's voice is a rich, flat bass cut with a thin growl....exploring variations within timbre to access a vast emotional range....he purrs contentedly, knowing that his vision will always poke through the haze."Entertainment Weekly (9/28/01, p.74) - "...[The] ambient grooves make the Wu-Tang Clan seem tired, while the hyper-enunciated rhymes make KRS ONE sound like a stutterer..." - Rating: AUncut (11/01, p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An esoteric and gripping ride..."Alternative Press (p.104) - "Songs such as 'Labor,' '9-5er's Anthem' and 'Daylight' -- which is considered his best song to date -- reflect on the frustrations and struggles of employment."The Wire (1/02, p.40) - Ranked #45 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".0.2333042

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Vibe (4/98, p.142) - "...This soundtrack has something for every hip hop head....well-crafted..."Rap Pages (5/98, p.117) - 4 (out of 5) - "...With CAUGHT UP, you're able to visualize the scenes....The fast-forward/skip button on your player won't be summoned much while you ride this Hip-Hop narrative..."0.1532782

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's exceptionally well-crafted....What makes this record work is Alchemist's balanced blend of creativity, craft, and atmosphere..."XXL (Magazine Publisher) (p.92) - "Juve steals the show with a fast-paced flow, while Juicy J chooses his usual stop-and-go rhyme pattern on the standout track."0.1532782

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Rolling Stone (9/14/00, pp.172-4) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A nonstop barrage of battle rhymes....the beats are as aggressive as [his] lyrics....A cut above his debut..."Rolling Stone (9/14/00, pp.172-4) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A nonstop barrage of battle rhymes....the beats are as aggressive as [his] lyrics....A cut above his debut..."Spin (8/00, pp.147-8) - 8 out of 10 - "...He sticks to his strengths and spits nonstop battle rhymes....[He] upholds the New York mic-slaying tradition of KRS-One, L.L., and the mighty Rakim..."Spin (8/00, pp.147-8) - 8 out of 10 - "...He sticks to his strengths and spits nonstop battle rhymes....[He] upholds the New York mic-slaying tradition of KRS-One, L.L., and the mighty Rakim..."Q (9/00, p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Beats and samples ranging from soul to classical romanticism. Long vowelled and nasal...and with a tasty line in mortuary slab terminology, he's never knowingly caught short of a rhyme."Q (9/00, p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Beats and samples ranging from soul to classical romanticism. Long vowelled and nasal...and with a tasty line in mortuary slab terminology, he's never knowingly caught short of a rhyme."Uncut (10/00, p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A precisely honed blend of melodramatic orchestral beats with mercilessly savage battle rhymes..."Uncut (10/00, p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A precisely honed blend of melodramatic orchestral beats with mercilessly savage battle rhymes..."CMJ (8/00, p.55) - "...[He] plays to his strengths, delivering an album filled with crisp, Premier-esque beats and snarling, pugnacious rhymes..."CMJ (8/00, p.55) - "...[He] plays to his strengths, delivering an album filled with crisp, Premier-esque beats and snarling, pugnacious rhymes..."Vibe (8/00, p.172) - "...Shows vast improvement [beyond his debut]....[He] has chosen beats more befitting of his style: operatic street opuses with melancholic bass. Lyrically, however, it's the same ol' song..."Vibe (8/00, p.172) - "...Shows vast improvement [beyond his debut]....[He] has chosen beats more befitting of his style: operatic street opuses with melancholic bass. Lyrically, however, it's the same ol' song..."The Source (6/00, pp.212-13) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...13 tracks brimming with enough verbal venom to last most rappers a lifetime, 2000 B.C. proves Canibus is still one of hip-hop's supreme wordsmiths. His visciously articulate lyrics are delivered with guttural clarity..."The Source (6/00, pp.212-13) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...13 tracks brimming with enough verbal venom to last most rappers a lifetime, 2000 B.C. proves Canibus is still one of hip-hop's supreme wordsmiths. His visciously articulate lyrics are delivered with guttural clarity..."Rap Pages (7/00, p.49) - "...It's obvious that he has talent, that he has a strong command over the English language and that he's as intense as they come..."Rap Pages (7/00, p.49) - "...It's obvious that he has talent, that he has a strong command over the English language and that he's as intense as they come..."NME (Magazine) (7/29/00, p.28) - 6 out of 10 - "...One of the best freestyling lyricists of his generation..."NME (Magazine) (7/29/00, p.28) - 6 out of 10 - "...One of the best freestyling lyricists of his generation..."0.1311949

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