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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (8/8/02, p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A long-overdue gem from one of rock & roll's finest voices....There's not a bum track on [this] album of many highlights..."Entertainment Weekly (8/2/02, p.73) - "...An intentionally understated yet inviting album befitting her subdued reentry..." - Rating: B+Q (10/02, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A set of songs so cockle-warmingly familiar you're left scanning the credits to see who did them the first time..."Uncut (10/02, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "A return that is as warmly welcome as it is wholly unexpected."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.77) - Ranked #32 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (8/02, p.104) - "...LATE showcases her passionate and bittersweet voice in a stripped-down atmosphere..."Paste (magazine) - "It would be hard to find another album from 2002 that is as well written and as beautifully sung as this one."64.77708

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Entertainment Weekly (8/4/00, p.87) - "...Focusses on his 1st four post-Fairport albums, with then wife Linda's crystalline voice providing an ideal vehicle for her husnband's eloquent invocations of fatalism and faith..." - Rating: A32.38854

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The Wire (p.56) - "[T]here's certainly something of Richard & Linda Thompson in the arrangements, with brassy stabs and grumbling drones..."0.8552538

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No Depression (9-10/00, p.112) - "...A dead ringer for 1970s English folk-rock, a la Linda Thompson, Sandy Denny and the Fairport Convention....its gorgeous and simple melodies sound ages old..."0.748347

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A perfect starting point to acquaint oneself with a bafflingly overlooked chanteuse who has long deserved the recognition so often afforded to the likes of Sandy Denny and Linda Thompson."0.748347

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Rolling Stone (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Here she's finally acrid again....She was always a slow-one specialist, and it's a relief to hear she's not longer quite so calm about it."Spin (p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er voice has never sounded better than on the sprightly title track and the instantly classic weeper 'Beauty'..."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "Thompson's clarion voice graces songs from a variety of genres..." -- Grade: A-Q (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Linda Thompson' s voice sounds as strong as ever..."Dirty Linen (p.54) - "Her voice is still haunting, her taste in material remains impeccable, and her ability to convey poignant slices of life is as strong as ever."No Depression (p.94) - "Her songs are well-crafted, but they're also revealing and unvarnished...."0.5555036

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Rolling Stone (p.188) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "[H]aunted tales of betrayal and loss, spun by a narrator who marks time by the seasons and speaks in beautiful, disarming nature metaphors."Q (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[With] more subtle colourings - mournful cello, ghostly piano, occasional horns - woven into a beautifully produced, spartan backdrop. It's hypnotic stuff..."Uncut (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Crowning glory 'House Down By The Lake' is a somewhat improbable triumph of bluegrass reel and brass flurry. Now that's progress."Magnet (p.108) - "Sykes, in a husky-yet-vulnerable voice equal parts Chan Marshall and Linda Thompson, weaves a disconsolate, haunting tale of fever, loss and solitude."Magnet (p.67) - Ranked #14 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2004" - "Loneliness never sounded quite so dreamy and seductive."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 - "There's a desolate beauty in the floatiness of the melodies..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "OH, MY GIRL exploits a spare but refined folk rock palette to paint richly detailed evocations of love gone awry....[The album] accurately captures the weary throb of heartbreak..."Paste (magazine) - "Jesse Sykes, with her dusky, rich alto and devastatingly aching delivery, sounds like the reincarnation of Sandy Denny, and she's transplanted that miraculous voice to desolate and desperate alt.country territory."0.2672668

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"Thompson plays half of this 16-song set acoustically before strapping on his unique Fender Strat." Uncut0.2007713

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - "High points include Beth Orton's faithful rendition of 'Sisters of Mercy' and Antony's beautiful, quivering take on 'If It Be Your Will'..."Entertainment Weekly (p.98) - "[The musicians] trade off on the poet's brooding, wry songbook." -- Grade: B+0.2007713

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Q (1/02, p.110) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...collection of female voices...beyond folk traditionalism...slow and stately..."0.1720897

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] marvelous blend of documentary and concert film....The film cuts in interviews with Cohen interpreting his songs and telling of adventures that took him from New York clubs to a Zen monastery..." Rolling Stone "The concert is mixed with interviews with the 71-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, and he's a charmingly self-deprecating raconteur." Entertainment Weekly "[T]he many highlights include a fabulous version of 'Chelsea Hotel No. 2" sung by Rufus Wainwright..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a warm, touching portrait of a genius -- and long overdue."Total Film "[With] some interesting glimpses into Cohen's world...[The performances] are quite special..."Sight and Sound0.1434081

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"The concert is mixed with interviews with the 71-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, and he's a charmingly self-deprecating raconteur."Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] marvelous blend of documentary and concert film....The film cuts in interviews with Cohen interpreting his songs and telling of adventures that took him from New York clubs to a Zen monastery..."Rolling Stone "[T]he many highlights include a fabulous version of 'Chelsea Hotel No. 2" sung by Rufus Wainwright..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a warm, touching portrait of a genius -- and long overdue."Total Film "[With] some interesting glimpses into Cohen's world...[The performances] are quite special..."Sight and Sound0.1434081

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rounder became one of the world's great labels, as this superb set illustrates....There's Gatemouth Brown's big band blues, Sleepy Le Beef's riotous rockabilly, and Flaco Jimenez's Tex-Mex.."Uncut (magazine) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[That it's] developed into one of the most important roots labels is a testament not just to their staying power but to a dogged pursuit of the indie aesthetic."0.1003856

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Rolling Stone (7/5/01, p.146) - 4.5 out of 5 stars - "...Captures all the intensity that made their work together so gripping, so full of possibility and so impossible to sustain."Spin (p.110) - "[S]eductively bleak..."Q (p.135) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Richard Thompson] gives full vent to his talent on this dark, brooding album."Q (11/99, p.163) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...confirmed Richard Thompson as the authentic voice of English music....The fearless use of seemingly incompatible instruments...provided a compelling backdrop for Linda's bruised voice and rarely has misery sounded so persuasive."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - "Calling on the services of CWS Silver Band, the title track surely ranks as one of the most joyful tunes ever written about painting the town red at the end of the working week."0.3140384

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Rolling Stone (7/5/01, p.146) - 4.5 out of 5 stars - "...Captures all the intensity that made their work together so gripping, so full of possibility and so impossible to sustain."Spin (p.110) - "[S]eductively bleak..."Q (p.135) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[Richard Thompson] gives full vent to his talent on this dark, brooding album."Q (11/99, p.163) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Folk Albums of All Time - "...confirmed Richard Thompson as the authentic voice of English music....The fearless use of seemingly incompatible instruments...provided a compelling backdrop for Linda's bruised voice and rarely has misery sounded so persuasive."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - "Calling on the services of CWS Silver Band, the title track surely ranks as one of the most joyful tunes ever written about painting the town red at the end of the working week."0.3140384

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Dirty Linen (p.62) - "Santaolalla's transition instrumentals add a contemplative, melancholy theme that brings cohesion to the various contributions."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Steve Earle and Rufus Wainwright add some passion and intensity."0.121838

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"...Kevin Costner's performance in DRAGONFLY is by far his most substantial piece of acting in many a year..." Box Office "...A fitfully affecting supernatural romance....Costner's earnest performance is a major plus for DRAGONFLY....Bates provide a nice dose of common-sense skepticism laced with heartfelt empathy..." Variety0.1015317

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Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.52) - "The epitome of the label's achievement, SUGAR HILL...is a bluegrass and alt-country musical feast."0.060919

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