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Muzik (1/00, p.127) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Nina oozes black soulfulness and you can almost feel the pain in her perfect vocals. A true gem in the history of black music and one which should not be taken lightly."122.2121

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No Depression (p.112) - "Simone reasserted music as protest, in the strongest sense of the word....As essential to any record collection as A LOVE SUPREME or STICKY FINGERS."97.76967

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Entertainment Weekly (9/17/93, p.89) - "...at 60, the almost mystically charismatic Nine Simone still has [a] deep, musky, androgynous sound...a true original reaches the point of inevitable return..." - Rating: A-Q (10/93, p.110) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Simone avoids her usual pointed commentary style in favor of atmospheric strings and a mood of contemplation...worldly but still restless, vulnerable--she brings real life emotions to what would otherwise be smug or corny..."New York Times (Publisher) (8/8/93, p.24) - "...Lavishly arranged for strings, it avoids the political rallying that has dominated much of her work to concentrate on themes of solitude and yearning..."97.76967

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JazzTimes (7-8/95, p.115) - "...a ballads anthology from the High Priestess of African-American song. With a contralto voice as deeply affecting and full of intense feeling as any we've known, Nina Simone turns each song into its own passion play and never so much as with ballads..."86.18118

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Q (9/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..all her qualities are on display...she fuses jazz, classical and soul in her piano-playing.."85.54846

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Rolling Stone (6/26/03, p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Complex music in the key of bittersweet..."JazzTimes (8/03, p.131) - "...She recorded what she wanted, how she wanted, when she wanted....She was simultaneously jazz, folk, blues and gospel. The lines crossed and blurred....As a storyteller, she rivaled Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan..."73.48244

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JazzTimes (p.106) - "The richly imaginative Lee has settled into a rarified groove that places her just a little north of Nina Simone and a bit south of Sarah Vaughan."0.843633

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Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "[With] Felix Da Housecat's Nina Simone remix 'Sinnerman,' and Goldfrapp's throbbing single 'Strict Machine'." -- Grade: B0.7381788

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The Wire (4/03, p.61) - "...Frankie Sparo's songs are all encompassing in their intimacy....Listening to the record is like dropping in on a private reverie..."pMojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The form and tension owe as much to Nina Simone and Big Star's THIRD album. A mournful, exhilarating combination..."0.5272706

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JazzTimes (pp.74-75) - "MYTHOLOGIES is hearty, inspired sustenance expressly reserved for those who consider listening a fully active endeavor."0.3879924

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Entertainment Weekly (8/11/95, p.53) - "...Harper is rootsy and raw on his upbeat material. And when he slows down for a ballad, he displays a gift for subtle rhythms and intimate, whispered vocalizing that speaks volumes."- Rating: B+Q (8/95, p.123) - 3 Stars - Good - "...colours all his...themes--love, politics and religion--with unsettling guitar tones which range from suave discords to sheer noise. Harper's vocals being an impatient murmur, it's often as if Nina Simone's band had been joined by Neil Young on ARC-WELD. He's deep, powerful and original..."Vibe (12/95-1/96, p.142) - "...treks down the highway of social injustice, aiming to cast out the world's problems while ushering in sensitivity and understanding....merge[s] the rage of the '60s with the frustrations of the '90s. A hybrid blessed by tradition, Harper's sound has nothing to do with retroactivity..."Option (1-2/96, p.97) - "...Harper is a genuinely gifted young singer/songwriter/guitarist with serious ambitions in folk, blues, gospel and rock'n'roll..."0.3163624

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Rolling Stone (10/29/98, p.77) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...not only an eagerly awaited rap album but also a desperately needed one....Black Star are socially conscious and lyrically sound--with their hearts close to the underground."Entertainment Weekly (10/23/98, p.80) - "...Mixing rugged street beats and rhymes brainy enough for boho B-boys (they cite literary references and quote Nina Simone) makes this Black Star shine bright." - Rating: A-The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"CMJ (1/11/99, pp.5-6) - "...Mos Def and Talib Kweli truly are 'the best alliance in hip-hop,' with Mos's stylized, grainy delivery serving as yang to the smart, spoken words of Kweli's yin..."The Source (11/98, p.198) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...With a delicate balance of Black Nationalism, well-chosen interludes and lyrics to go, high-pitched metaphor specialist Kweli and straight-up showman Mos prove that they're more than just 'lyrically handsome'..."0.3163624

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Ranked #9 in Rolling Stone's Top 10 Albums of 2000 - "...She takes chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime....she has taken her art to the next level..."Entertainment Weekly (11/24/00, p.81) - "...A '70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record....Badu has a nuanced voice that pokes through the bland surfaces..." - Rating: B-Uncut (2/01, p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Warm jazz textures, slinky beats, smoking grooves and hip hop lite. Badu's silky tones are as seductive as ever..."Muzik (2/01, p.79) - 5 out of 5 - "...The freshest, most inspirational set of new grooves on the planet..."CMJ (1/08/01, p.9) - Included in CMJ's "Best of the Year" for 2000.CMJ (12/11/00, p.4) - "...A sultry concoction of mild jazz and soft '70s marked by an all-around reverence for 'retro'....demonstrating her true artistry."0.3163624

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Entertainment Weekly (5/3/02, p.86) - "...[Verve shows] how much DJ-jazz vocal fusion can offer..."Q (May 2002, p.125) - 4 out of 5 stars - "The jazz label's first modern makeover works surprisingly well....potent voices, lush setting."CMJ (5/13/02, p.4) - "...Breezy grooves that pay homage to some of the finest singers and instrumentalists of the 20th century..."JazzTimes (7-8/02, p.119) - "...The appeal of this CD has less to do with the music - though some of these reinterpretations are musically excellent - and more to do with the surprise of hearing timless voices like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington...and especially, Billie Holiday in modern-day contexts..."Vibe (June 2002, p.155) - 4 out of 5 - "...The label opened its storied vault to today's hippest knob-twirlers, whose reinterpretations soar above bargain-basement expectations..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/02, p.110) - "...Extraordinary..."0.274352

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Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[H]ere's the real crunch: exclusive tracks from Interpol and the astounding, effortlessly melancholic Arcade Fire."0.2715947

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Entertainment Weekly (7/26/96, pp.52-54) - "...Like many other contemporary pop soundtracks, STEALING BEAUTY is a hodgepodge (Stevie Wonder to Liz Phair), but one with unerring taste and a unified theme:...romantic longing..." - Rating: B+Q (9/96, p.122) - 3 Stars - Good - "...features not music of a classical bent but mainstream...contemporary fare....[the] rollercoaster ride of emotions...are here interpreted...with musical velvet....Suitable affecting stuff."0.2715947

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Rolling Stone (11/11/93, p.76) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...Me'Shell NdegeOcello possesses a confident, intelligent sexuality that's more potent than any crotch-grabbing shtick...her style is all mellow, majestic cool..."Spin (12/93, p.121) - Highly Recommended - "...PLANTATION LULLABIES is a bodacious, invigorating, self-assured suite of songs that accent the best elements of soul, funk, jazz, and their aggro-meltdown in hip hop's style wars..."Entertainment Weekly (10/29/93, p.74) - "...despite an unoriginal voice shaped by pre-hip hop rappers like Gil Scott Heron and lyrics that run to cliche, Me'Shell delivers her cool cocktail talk with a winning bluesy resignation..." - Rating: B+Vibe (2/02, p.87) - Included in Vibe's "Essential Black Rock Recordings".Vibe (10/93, p.114) - "...[A] stunning debut...Me'Shell NdegeOcello's last name means `free like a bird' in Swahili. That might account for the ease with which she flutters through musical styles...[she has] a remarkable vocal range..."The Source (4/94, p.78) - "...succeeds in bringing the listener to aural climax, exploding the senses onto bed sheets of kente print...."Musician (11/93, p.13) - "...[On PLANTATION LULLABIES] dense, moody pieces echo such old masters as Nina Simone and Curtis Mayfield, as well as today's MC's; this debut blurs the lines between hip-hop, jazz and soul...."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #27 in the Village Voice's 1993 Jazz & Pop Critics Poll.0.2636353

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "He really is the best rapper alive....As usual, Wayne's tumbling freestyle rhymes are full of imagination and surprise, but his voice itself is half the fun."Rolling Stone (p.88) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "Lil Wayne's greatness lies not just in what he says, but in the way he says it..."Spin (p.96) - "[T]he purest product of the most transformative, chaos-inducing man-made disasters of the 21st century -- New Orleans, hip-hop, and the Internet."Spin (p.53) - Ranked #2 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[With] rapping, Auto-Tune crooning, groping guitar strings, and rasping for air over a digital patchwork of beats and synths..."Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "There's some intricate art here: 'Dr. Carter' and 'A Milli' have bursts of spectacular rhyme..."The Wire (p.64) - "'Misunderstood', based around the Nina Simone track, has lines that come straight from the heart, and the vital signs are strong..."XXL (Magazine) (p.98) - "Wayne's supreme confidence as an MC dominates the album....His songwriting skills continue to get more thoughtful and focused..."Blender (Magazine) (p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "His taste in beats and sounds is omnivorous, his crushed-charcoal rasp equally indebted to crisp East Coast complexity, Southern sing-song and his own warped imagination."0.2636353

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