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Spin (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er most streamlined effort yet....[With] sleek slow jams..."Entertainment Weekly (p.85) - "On the will.i.am-produced 'Till The Wheels Fall Off,' a slinky homage to early-'70s funk, Kelis sounds huskily terrific..." -- Grade: BQ (p.143) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Kelis is blessed with a unique voice.....KELIS WAS HERE is chock-full of surreal soul diamonds."Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 3 stars out of -- "There's plenty of quality material here, such as the vulnerable 'Appreciate Me', the cute 'Bossy' and unrepentant 'I'm A Handful'..."43.63923

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Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Art-pop pioneer Kelis has never been more soulful or more intimate than she is on her sixth album..."Spin - "[I]t's an album of vintage funk and old-school soul cooked up by the queen of unconventional, sometimes otherworldly R&B."Paste (magazine) - "Kelis still presides over these songs with an edgy, headstrong charisma."Pitchfork (Website) - "[There's a] sweetly nostalgic tint to super-earworm leadoff single 'Jerk Ribs'..."0.3819724

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.113) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (2/17/00, pp.53-4) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...[her] background in jazz, gospel, rock and r&b brings a deeply felt sonic futurism....this interplanetary power-girl mix sounds both danceably down-to-earth and shockingly new."Spin (2/00, p.109) - 6 out of 10 - "...Kelis is...a cool sound on an album full of them....[The album's] production standout is 'Mars' where the chorus impossibly melds slow keyboards, fast bully chants, stutter drums, and Kelis' angled wailings with lyrics that involve refusing to leave the planet..."Entertainment Weekly (1/7/00, p.68) - "...fleshes out her persona with petulant sass and roller-rink whimsy, pegging her romantic maturity halfway between Brandy and Mary J....what lingers are the minimalist staccato beats from production duo the Neptunes..." - Rating: B+Q (1/01, p.93) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000" - "...Refreshing, vibrant and replete with futuristic flourishes..."Q (4/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...an inspired debut....[She] establishes herself as a solo artist with an album that packs punches of the Mike Tyson variety and oozes confidence from every beat..."CMJ (12/20/99, p.21) - "...one of the hottest R&B debuts of 1999....a full spectrum of moods and tempos...bound together by Kelis' reflective lyrics and the rubber soul production of the Neptunes..."Melody Maker (3/28/00, p.48) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Pop's best mad psycho-bitch from hell. She does possess a demonic godzilla-with-toothache roar....brilliantly futuristic..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.96) - "...The producers possibly see themselves as the new Jimmy Jam-Terry Lewis. She is their Mary Davis. The material veers from hard looks at rocky relationships...to, oh dear, UFOs....Best track is 'Ghetto Children', a positive, uptempo song with catchy chorus, crisp rap and a strong echo of Stevie Wonder."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #10 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (2/26/00, p.35) - 9 out of 10 - "...a futuristic, visionary, multi-layered work of R&B, funk, soul and rap, furnished with an inspirational, psychedelic spirituality, rarely seen but desperately needed in these cynical times....We need more like this."0.3573024

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Q (Magazine) (p.147) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Guru raps over a live band with guest appearances....The concept has produced some top-notch and memorable hip hop."Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Guru's rap] can beautifully complement individual vocalists such as Erykah Badu and Kelis, who bring delightful lasciviousness to their guest turns....This is a studied and respectful fusion of styles."0.3376191

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "In the N.E.R.D. lab, Williams and crew seize pop, smash it, then let their imaginations roam."The Wire (p.53) - "At their best, N*E*R*D are simply a force of nature -- creating a dazzling and exhilarating soundworld from pointillist syncopation, really dry gated snares, and monstrous synth and guitar riffs."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[IN SEARCH OF...] was a hip-hop/rock/pop crossover of, at the time, astounding proportions."0.2913298

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Spin (pp.72-74) - "SCARS is a return to form....[Their] top-heavy wobble still sways a groove like no other."Billboard (p.84) - "[T]he irresistible start-stop title track features a Kelis vocal over a gothic choir, chopped into syncopated bits."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Most startling of all is 'Day Of The Sunflowers,' where Yoko Ono offers her wailing over an Eastern rhythm."0.2700953

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Spin (pp.72-74) - "SCARS is a return to form....[Their] top-heavy wobble still sways a groove like no other."Billboard (p.84) - "[T]he irresistible start-stop title track features a Kelis vocal over a gothic choir, chopped into syncopated bits."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Most startling of all is 'Day Of The Sunflowers,' where Yoko Ono offers her wailing over an Eastern rhythm."0.2700953

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Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he uses escapist tracks to realist ends, exploring her recent divorce from Nas and life as a single mom. It's the classic throb of disco liberation."Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "[The album] blends awesomely sweaty urban pop with cold Eurodisco." -- Grade: B+Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]his is unadulterated house music, of the sort that's gripped continental European hedonists for almost 20 years....[With] a catalog of super-club staple sounds."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ost everything Kelis touches drips with class...Guetta and Benny Benassi have raised their game here when required to build tracks for a singer of real substance."0.2700953

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Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he uses escapist tracks to realist ends, exploring her recent divorce from Nas and life as a single mom. It's the classic throb of disco liberation."Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "[The album] blends awesomely sweaty urban pop with cold Eurodisco." -- Grade: B+Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]his is unadulterated house music, of the sort that's gripped continental European hedonists for almost 20 years....[With] a catalog of super-club staple sounds."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ost everything Kelis touches drips with class...Guetta and Benny Benassi have raised their game here when required to build tracks for a singer of real substance."0.2700953

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The Wire (p.43) - "Davis gets over on pure attitude alone. The obvious comparisons are to Madonna, Lil' Kim and Kelis....The music on BETTY DAVIS is as loud and nasty as she is..."CMJ (p.46) - "Every word hisses and slithers out of Betty's chompers like a cobra leering and ready to strike..."Down Beat (p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he grooves of her music still have power after 30-plus years....This stuff is upside-down funky, and tilts toward the raw side..."No Depression (p.86) - "She doesn't sing her originals so much as attack them, sometimes like a 300-pound bouncer, other with ninja-like stealth, and always with powerful impact."0.2363334

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Rolling Stone (1/23/03, p.66) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A welcome return to form....Nas is deft with sorrow-tinged details--about everything from drug addiction to the rap game to failed love..."Entertainment Weekly (12/13/02, p.82) - "...Nas...returns to his introspective roots..." - Rating: BVibe (2/03, pp.135-36) - 4 discs out of 5 - "...With grim determination, Nas sets out to give the currently vacuous genre of hip hop a swift kick in the ass..."0.2060013

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Rolling Stone (8/17/00, p.113) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...He's still thinking beyond the basic dancehall rhythms and textures....a breezy but severely eclectic record..."Rolling Stone (8/17/00, p.113) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...He's still thinking beyond the basic dancehall rhythms and textures....a breezy but severely eclectic record..."Spin (8/00, pp.145-7) - 7 out of 10 - "...A dancehall D'Angelo....[The Album] whips like his astounding live revue through ragga and roots, hip-hop and R&B, soca and gospel....compensating with toothy charm and Sammy Davis versatility..."Spin (8/00, pp.145-7) - 7 out of 10 - "...A dancehall D'Angelo....[The Album] whips like his astounding live revue through ragga and roots, hip-hop and R&B, soca and gospel....compensating with toothy charm and Sammy Davis versatility..."CMJ (7/10/00, p.3) - "...Over a dancehall foundation, the rapid-fire toaster and singer has woven a gorgeous tapestry of reggae harmonies, Latin rhythms, classical music, and period-piece pop....His collaborations produces some sparkling results..."CMJ (7/10/00, p.3) - "...Over a dancehall foundation, the rapid-fire toaster and singer has woven a gorgeous tapestry of reggae harmonies, Latin rhythms, classical music, and period-piece pop....His collaborations produces some sparkling results..."Vibe (6/00, p.220) - "...Has something for every head, Yankee or yardie: bulldozing rhyme-spitting over dancehall beats, explosive deejaying...over hip hop tracks, and even salsa....it's an attempt to win dancehall's long struggle for a share of urban America's airwaves..."Vibe (6/00, p.220) - "...Has something for every head, Yankee or yardie: bulldozing rhyme-spitting over dancehall beats, explosive deejaying...over hip hop tracks, and even salsa....it's an attempt to win dancehall's long struggle for a share of urban America's airwaves..."The Source (6/00, p.228) - "...Dancehall in substance....his reputation remains intact because he challenges his creativity on his own terms and without sacrificing his dancehall roots."The Source (6/00, p.228) - "...Dancehall in substance....his reputation remains intact because he challenges his creativity on his own terms and without sacrificing his dancehall roots."Mojo (Publisher) (8/02, p.78) - Included in Mojo's 50 Greatest Reggae Albums.Mojo (Publisher) (8/02, p.78) - Included in Mojo's 50 Greatest Reggae Albums.NME (Magazine) (7/22/00, p.30) - 7 out of 10 - "...The watershed in his prolific career....diasporic dancehall reggae, spruced up and polished around the edges..."NME (Magazine) (7/22/00, p.30) - 7 out of 10 - "...The watershed in his prolific career....diasporic dancehall reggae, spruced up and polished around the edges..."0.2060013

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Uncut (p.76) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Rhymes hasn't sounded this energised in years....THE BIG BANG is impressively vital."XXL (Magazine) (p.149) - "Reining in the vocal pyrotechnics, Busta unveils his newfound storytelling ability....Busta makes the most of his strengths and weaknesses head-on. That's the only way to make sure everything remains raw."XXL (Magazine) (p.135) - "Bearing Andre Young's mighty executive-producer stamp, Busta's latest is one of his strongest."0.1802511

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Rolling Stone (10/12/00, p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Some of the most powerful music you'll hear this year..."Spin (10/00, p.174) - 8 out of 10 - "...Hip-pop history has caught up with his retro-vision; if JAZZMATAZZ was fusion by fiat, the rise of jazzy ;70s-inflected neo-soul has created an actual pop-cultural moment where Guru looms like a bald, reposeful Professor X..."Spin (10/00, p.174) - 8 out of 10 - "...Hip-pop history has caught up with his retro-vision; if JAZZMATAZZ was fusion by fiat, the rise of jazzy, 70s-inflected neo-soul has created an actual pop-cultural moment where Guru looms like a bald, reposeful Professor X..."Q (1/01, p.92) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (11/00, p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A tasty selection pack of contemporary soul and R&B talent....Guru's modus operandi yeilds delicious results....A triumph..."CMJ (9/18/00, p.3) - "...By far the most contemporary-sounding chapter of the series....exploiting more of the hip-hop/R&B side of the rap-jazz fusion....An uplifting journey..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, pp.105-6) - "...Pleasantly undemanding....matching Gang Starr's best....a rap album of the year contender..."0.1802511

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Rolling Stone (9/19/02, p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...'If I Could Go!' turns out to be 'muy caliente'..."0.1802511

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Uncut (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[M]agnificent....The fun factor's high and heated..."0.1802511

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Q (4/01, p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Hip hop for people who don't really like hip hop..."Muzik (3/01, p.58) - 5 out of 5 - "...16 tracks, none of which outstays its welcome....reference points include Ol' Dirty, Erykah Badu, Fun Boy three, Stereo MCs, Kelis, and a host of Latin, hip hop and reggae. They're just super."CMJ (8/00, p.71) - "...Enchanting and tough sounds with an uncluttered mix of live instruments and studio beats that keep the verbiage up front..."Vibe (8/00, p.173) - "...The entire album sound as if it were recorded under water: White noise surrounding minor-chord keys, marching strings, and bubbling sound effects....compelling..."The Source (8/00, pp.229-30) - 3 mics out of 5 - "...[They] construct their own novel arrangement by integrating 4 MCs, a female vocalist and a live band into one group....experimenting with a variety of eerie melodies and rhythms..."Rap Pages (8-9/00, p.107) - "...[They] defy trends their counterparts display without competeing with their own creativity..." - Rating: BMojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.97) - "...[They] have more in common with the Fugees, their musicality and sussed eclecticism shining through as chanteuse Ming Xia spars with 4 male MCs..."NME (Magazine) (2/3/01, p.33) - 6 out of 10 - "...A mix of Fugees soul, RZA menace and a towering paranoia about the music industry....they've also got enough flashes of inspiration to indulge in jittery future funk..."0.1688095

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Q (4/01, p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Hip hop for people who don't really like hip hop..."Muzik (3/01, p.58) - 5 out of 5 - "...16 tracks, none of which outstays its welcome....reference points include Ol' Dirty, Erykah Badu, Fun Boy three, Stereo MCs, Kelis, and a host of Latin, hip hop and reggae. They're just super."CMJ (8/00, p.71) - "...Enchanting and tough sounds with an uncluttered mix of live instruments and studio beats that keep the verbiage up front..."Vibe (8/00, p.173) - "...The entire album sound as if it were recorded under water: White noise surrounding minor-chord keys, marching strings, and bubbling sound effects....compelling..."The Source (8/00, pp.229-30) - 3 mics out of 5 - "...[They] construct their own novel arrangement by integrating 4 MCs, a female vocalist and a live band into one group....experimenting with a variety of eerie melodies and rhythms..."Rap Pages (8-9/00, p.107) - "...[They] defy trends their counterparts display without competeing with their own creativity..." - Rating: BMojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.97) - "...[They] have more in common with the Fugees, their musicality and sussed eclecticism shining through as chanteuse Ming Xia spars with 4 male MCs..."NME (Magazine) (2/3/01, p.33) - 6 out of 10 - "...A mix of Fugees soul, RZA menace and a towering paranoia about the music industry....they've also got enough flashes of inspiration to indulge in jittery future funk..."0.1688095

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Rolling Stone (8/8/02, p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The king of the ignorant non sequitur is only as good as the producers who fill in the spaces between his disjointed phrases. On that level...NORE is nothing short of genius..."Spin (8/02, p.116) - 6 out of 10- "...N.O.R.E is pumping on all cylinders, his music can induce even library-card-carrying citizens to wild out like card-carrying members of the Lox fan club....On GOD'S FAVORITE, the producers are certainly pouring the good stuff..."Vibe (1/02, p.124) - 3 discs out of 5 - "...Bangs hard with frenzied energy..."NME (Magazine) (7/20/02, p.44) - 7 out of 10 - "...He has one trick up his sleeve...and it's a good 'un. There are few vocalists who compliment production dons The Neptunes quite as forcefully as NORE..."0.1545009

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