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Spin (12/92, p.69) - Ranked #18 in Spin's list of the '20 Best Albums Of The Year' - "...Polly Harvey is a boundless talent, and DRY one of the debuts of the year..."Entertainment Weekly (10/2/92, p.60) - "...A scorching portrait of the dark side of the female psyche....an uncomprising work of exhilarating, cauterizing beauty..." - Rating: A+Q (1/93, p.73) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Alternative Press (7/01, p.96) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Women's Rock Albums" - "...Sexy, honest, smart and raw..."Option (Sept.-Oct./92, p.109) - "...PJ Harvey seems to have placed a microphone right in front of her sternum and let her heart and soul spill direct to tape...the rawness of presentation emphasizes the emotional purity of her songs...stunning songs and unexpected power..."Musician (10/92, p.106) - "...Polly Harvey pours more emotional power into her performances than any young songwriter since Throwing Muses' Kristin Hersh...[the songs] stick in your memory like glue..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #71 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'72.65086

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs] have a cold pastoral kind of chill, as Harvey howls about being possessed by demon lovers and ghosts in 'The Devil' and 'The Piano.'"Spin (pp.95-96) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Now, romantic desire's dark and twisted side is Harvey's main creative turf....Her vocals are downright pretty, sounding more like those of a traditional English singer than the raging punk Medusa of old."Q (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Shunning the guitar in favour of gauzy piano and smudged vocals, Harvey sounds like she's channelling through a Victorian medium..."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "An album of lonely beauty and piercing sorrow, WHITE CHALK is PJ Harvey back at the peak of her considerable powers."The Wire (p.60) - "Harvey's new strategy has been successful....It's certainly her most haunting work."The Wire (p.35) - Included in The Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2007".Q (Magazine) (p.80) - Ranked #24 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "Harvey produced an album of such unsettling intimacy that it dares you to play it alone in the dark."58.22881

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs] have a cold pastoral kind of chill, as Harvey howls about being possessed by demon lovers and ghosts in 'The Devil' and 'The Piano.'"Spin (pp.95-96) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Now, romantic desire's dark and twisted side is Harvey's main creative turf....Her vocals are downright pretty, sounding more like those of a traditional English singer than the raging punk Medusa of old."Q (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Shunning the guitar in favour of gauzy piano and smudged vocals, Harvey sounds like she's channelling through a Victorian medium..."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "An album of lonely beauty and piercing sorrow, WHITE CHALK is PJ Harvey back at the peak of her considerable powers."The Wire (p.60) - "Harvey's new strategy has been successful....It's certainly her most haunting work."The Wire (p.35) - Included in The Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2007".Q (Magazine) (p.80) - Ranked #24 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "Harvey produced an album of such unsettling intimacy that it dares you to play it alone in the dark."58.22881

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs] have a cold pastoral kind of chill, as Harvey howls about being possessed by demon lovers and ghosts in 'The Devil' and 'The Piano.'"Spin (pp.95-96) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Now, romantic desire's dark and twisted side is Harvey's main creative turf....Her vocals are downright pretty, sounding more like those of a traditional English singer than the raging punk Medusa of old."Q (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Shunning the guitar in favour of gauzy piano and smudged vocals, Harvey sounds like she's channelling through a Victorian medium..."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "An album of lonely beauty and piercing sorrow, WHITE CHALK is PJ Harvey back at the peak of her considerable powers."The Wire (p.60) - "Harvey's new strategy has been successful....It's certainly her most haunting work."The Wire (p.35) - Included in The Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2007".Q (Magazine) (p.80) - Ranked #24 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "Harvey produced an album of such unsettling intimacy that it dares you to play it alone in the dark."58.22881

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Clash (magazine) - "Most striking of all is the sparse dream-folk of `Bathed In Light', which sounds like the piercing intimacy of `Is This Desire?'-period PJ Harvey being covered by Mazzy Star."0.7568798

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Q (10/02, p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A brisk, varied and entertaining little package..."Uncut (10/02, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the collection not only shows the unexpected range of Gano's songwriting ability, but leaves you humming and wanting more."0.4510592

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Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[I]t's PJ Harvey who serves up the meat of the CD. Her raw, blues-tinged tracks greedily indulge Faithfull's exquisitely tattered voice..." - Grade: B+Uncut (p.78) - Ranked #54 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[H]er best record since BROKEN ENGLISH."Magnet (p.96) - "[T]he real surprise is Faithfull's paring with Polly Harvey....Their collaborations have all her characteristic torment, but Faithfull gives them a new sense of gravitas, a world-weariness that sharpens her anger to a knife's edge."0.4325027

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Spin (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "On this superb seven-song mini LP, Powell's chirpy but raw-edged voice and roiling guitar call to mind PJ Harvey's finest moments..."Uncut (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his marries gut-tensing riffs with throwaway melodrama, the lyrics, always captivating."CMJ (p.4) - "[T]he Ontario trio achieves that loose, playful, post-punk groove that walks the line between Fugazi and Pinback."0.4325027

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Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[I]t's PJ Harvey who serves up the meat of the CD. Her raw, blues-tinged tracks greedily indulge Faithfull's exquisitely tattered voice..." - Grade: B+Uncut (p.78) - Ranked #54 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[H]er best record since BROKEN ENGLISH."Magnet (p.96) - "[T]he real surprise is Faithfull's paring with Polly Harvey....Their collaborations have all her characteristic torment, but Faithfull gives them a new sense of gravitas, a world-weariness that sharpens her anger to a knife's edge."0.4325027

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a very British record, drawing on a tradition of iconoclastic U.K pop that stretches from Kate Bush and Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey."Spin (p.67) - "[Welch is] a bloodied, bloodying songbird in a gilded cage of immaculately crafted, slow-burn, chest-beating empowerment anthems, gripping steel bars that her elegantly volcanic voice could shred at any moment."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[A] confident, unflinching tour de force....CEREMONIALS genuinely rocks..." -- Grade: A0.4325027

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Uncut (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The songs are] as rich in poetic observation as they are shorn of musical artifice."No Depression (p.109) - "CAVALIER is a set of beautifully judged performances that illustrate the virtues of the light touch."Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With a] sparse beauty....Former PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish constructs a barely noticeable backdrop of feathered piano on 'My Heart Belongs To The Sea'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's real depth tot he lyrics, and they're sung in a voice so confident in its smooth, Ricky Nelson-esque purity..."0.4325027

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Spin (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "On this superb seven-song mini LP, Powell's chirpy but raw-edged voice and roiling guitar call to mind PJ Harvey's finest moments..."Uncut (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his marries gut-tensing riffs with throwaway melodrama, the lyrics, always captivating."CMJ (p.4) - "[T]he Ontario trio achieves that loose, playful, post-punk groove that walks the line between Fugazi and Pinback."0.4325027

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"Glawogger's sensitive and patient approach does yield plausibly candid interviews, some unexpectedly moving..."Hollywood Reporter0.3986838

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Q (3/00, p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...takes great pains to spotlight the work of hitherto unrecognized alternative US troupes such as Miss Crabtree Eduardo's All-Nite, Ryful and Super 5 Thor....Altogether a left-field grab-bag."0.3946768

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Rolling Stone (11/25/93, p.112) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...make no mistake: raw, revelatory and indispensible, 4-TRACK DEMOS is no mere PJ HARVEY UNPLUGGED. These 14 cuts...reveal an artist in the pure state of creation..."Spin (12/93, p.118) - "...4-TRACK DEMOS is Harvey alone. She still attacks the guitar, but it's her vocals that stun....Harvey [creates] the racket, wallows in it, then demands more..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #31 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993.Melody Maker (10/16/93, p.41) - "...Viciously aggressive music with no numbing narcotic qualities...[4-TRACK DEMOS] is harrowing, but thoroughly compelling..."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #35 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.NME (Magazine) (10/16/93, p.32) - 8 - Excellent - "...savage and raw..."0.3784399

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Rolling Stone (5/15/03, p.130) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The Kills are on intimate terms with betrayal and decay, and they make dark, kick-ass garage rock out of it..."Magnet (4/03, p.95) - "...'Superstition' and 'Pull A U' recall PJ Harvey's rawer moments, that sense of enraged detachment smashing a cool front..."CMJ (04/07/03, p.8) - "...No brotherly love and puppy dogs here....Simple, repetitive guitar riffs and vocals that are spit as often as they are sung..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.58) - Ranked #23 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A record of substance, one that stands head and shoulders above today's garage bashers. Bruised and psychotic, it's a testament to the unstoppability and violence of human desire..."0.3784399

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."0.3784399

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."0.3784399

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."0.3784399

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Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.136) - Ranked # 26 in Rolling Stone's "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums"Rolling Stone (10/14/93) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...LAST SPLASH gives the impression that the band eschews practice. The fuzzy and lopsided sounds are....the raw progeny of an unabashed, unconventional creativity....LAST SPLASH will make you hope this isn't the Breeders' last plunge...."Spin (9/99, p.138) - Ranked #39 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (9/93, p.115) - Highly Recommended - "...The Breeders' second album spins out as a litany of summer--or, rather, a summer of rock'n'roll....like PJ Harvey's RID OF ME, LAST SPLASH claims the spotlight--the sun--and has no trouble commanding the stage..."Entertainment Weekly (8/27/93-9/3/93, p.112) - "...[The Breeders] continue to subvert the classic girl-group melodies of the past with raw guitar miracles of the future..." - Rating: A-Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.76) - Ranked #12 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993 - "...it's addictive, joyous and sexy as sin...."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.67) - Ranked #36 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993' - "...a fascinating collection of styles....an intoxicating mixture of light and shade..."0.2703142

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Spin (p.106) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "These Brits move with purpose from girl-group-inspired pop to fully loaded Jesus and Mary Chain-fried fuzz in remarkably short steps."Entertainment Weekly (p.64) - "[T]he best tracks find the group focusing its fury into a quieter, more gripping form, allowing lead singer Liela Moss' bruised voice to play off spare piano and guitar arrangements." -- Grade: B+Q (Magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "While the fuzzy blues rock guitars on 'You Really Wake Me Up' are harder, they are balanced by a newly developed sense of melody..."Clash (magazine) (p.112) - "It lurches between frantic, brash rock heart-pounders and intimate soulfully sung heartbreakers....An outstanding effort..."The Word (magazine) (p.97) - "This is rock music full of urgency, desire and tunes....Moss's voice is a more melodious, Scandinavian-tinged version of PJ Harvey."URB (Magazine) (p.108) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The skuzzy guitar licks ebb and flow, making way for catchy hooks on songs such as 'My Sunken Treasure.' It's a rousing, confident journey for a band who has found their sea legs."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The hymnal opening of 'I Do Believe,' Liela's voice offering a sweet affirmation of faith, gives way to the seething blow-out of 'Send A Little Love Token.'"0.2703142

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Spin (p.104) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he unsatisfied sneer of singer Alison Mosshart and the black-vinyl blooze riffs of guitarist Jamie Hince swagger with debauched lan."Entertainment Weekly (p.59) - "[T]heir octane-edged atmosphere remains: The dozen blues-rock dirges build hypnotically from the raw elements of stripped-down percussion, sludgy guitar riffs, and singing-through-a-dirty-gym-sock vocals."Uncut (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Kills needed to pull something new out of their hat. Using crunched beats that owe more to hip hop/R&B than garage rock, adding bright white to their palette, they've done just that."Q (Magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir primal blues frequently reference a darker White Stripes, while Alison Mosshart's vocals echo an on-form PJ Harvey..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] elusive, intriguing, jagged slithers of melodic hook lingering on the taste buds. Their lyrics, too, are enigmatic...like jottings from a frazzled night owl's notebook."Blender (Magazine) (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Behind the pouts are riffs that could draw real blood and sharp, broken-down beats that in combination sound like a malfunctioning sampler chopping up Jack White."URB (Magazine) (p.106) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he sultry burn of MIDNIGHT BOOM makes the duo seem more continental than ever....The duo's most accomplished release to date. An album that one suspects will age extremely well."0.2703142

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Spin (10/96, pp.130-131) - 7 (out of 10) - "...[DANCE HALL] contains more familiar tricks--4-TRACK DEMOS' rhythmless bare-bones arrangements, RID OF ME's vocal and volume extremes, TO BRING YOU MY LOVE's ambience and basic blues progressions--than original treats..."Entertainment Weekly (9/27/96, p.80) - "...By turns mournful and dissonant, stately and manic, these collaborations exude an otherworldly drams, like blues beamed in from another dimension. This is `deep' music in every sense; total immersion is recommended." - Rating: AQ (11/8/96, p.134) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...she still has that polecat spit and those brooding rural blues, but it is a more muted affair, less immediately commercial....DANCE HALL AT LOUSE POINT is a curious beast, conveying a disparate range of moods..."Melody Maker (9/28/96, p.50) - Recommended.Musician (12/96, pp.91-92) - "...The singer supplied sublimely spooky lyrics and estimable co-production talents to these compositions by guitarist/percussionist John Parish....The results are as engaging as they are disturbing....full of stange moves and unusual textures..."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #44 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.NME (Magazine) (9/21/96, p.50) - 8 (out of 10) - "...No, it's not the new PJ Harvey album, but it's far more than a mere side bar to the main story. Welcome to the John 'n' Polly Blues Implosion."0.2703142

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a very British record, drawing on a tradition of iconoclastic U.K pop that stretches from Kate Bush and Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey."Rolling Stone (p.71) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] choirs and string players backing a voice that soars so high, it makes them seem like ants on the ground below."Spin (p.67) - "[Welch is] a bloodied, bloodying songbird in a gilded cage of immaculately crafted, slow-burn, chest-beating empowerment anthems, gripping steel bars that her elegantly volcanic voice could shred at any moment."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[A] confident, unflinching tour de force....CEREMONIALS genuinely rocks..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly (p.100) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Top 10 Albums Of 2011' -- "A big believer in Red Sea-parting melodrama, she's got the orchestral grandeur to pull it off."Magnet (p.55) - "There's a marked '80s quality to the production that invigorates the music and nudges it into a meatier realm."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "CEREMONIALS is quite some achievement: an accomplished pop record infused with intelligence and imagination."0.2703142

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a very British record, drawing on a tradition of iconoclastic U.K pop that stretches from Kate Bush and Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey."Rolling Stone (p.71) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] choirs and string players backing a voice that soars so high, it makes them seem like ants on the ground below."Spin (p.67) - "[Welch is] a bloodied, bloodying songbird in a gilded cage of immaculately crafted, slow-burn, chest-beating empowerment anthems, gripping steel bars that her elegantly volcanic voice could shred at any moment."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[A] confident, unflinching tour de force....CEREMONIALS genuinely rocks..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly (p.100) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Top 10 Albums Of 2011' -- "A big believer in Red Sea-parting melodrama, she's got the orchestral grandeur to pull it off."Magnet (p.55) - "There's a marked '80s quality to the production that invigorates the music and nudges it into a meatier realm."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "CEREMONIALS is quite some achievement: an accomplished pop record infused with intelligence and imagination."0.2703142

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a very British record, drawing on a tradition of iconoclastic U.K pop that stretches from Kate Bush and Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey."Rolling Stone (p.71) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] choirs and string players backing a voice that soars so high, it makes them seem like ants on the ground below."Spin (p.67) - "[Welch is] a bloodied, bloodying songbird in a gilded cage of immaculately crafted, slow-burn, chest-beating empowerment anthems, gripping steel bars that her elegantly volcanic voice could shred at any moment."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[A] confident, unflinching tour de force....CEREMONIALS genuinely rocks..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly (p.100) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Top 10 Albums Of 2011' -- "A big believer in Red Sea-parting melodrama, she's got the orchestral grandeur to pull it off."Magnet (p.55) - "There's a marked '80s quality to the production that invigorates the music and nudges it into a meatier realm."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "CEREMONIALS is quite some achievement: an accomplished pop record infused with intelligence and imagination."0.2703142

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a very British record, drawing on a tradition of iconoclastic U.K pop that stretches from Kate Bush and Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey."Rolling Stone (p.71) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] choirs and string players backing a voice that soars so high, it makes them seem like ants on the ground below."Spin (p.67) - "[Welch is] a bloodied, bloodying songbird in a gilded cage of immaculately crafted, slow-burn, chest-beating empowerment anthems, gripping steel bars that her elegantly volcanic voice could shred at any moment."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[A] confident, unflinching tour de force....CEREMONIALS genuinely rocks..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly (p.100) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Top 10 Albums Of 2011' -- "A big believer in Red Sea-parting melodrama, she's got the orchestral grandeur to pull it off."Magnet (p.55) - "There's a marked '80s quality to the production that invigorates the music and nudges it into a meatier realm."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "CEREMONIALS is quite some achievement: an accomplished pop record infused with intelligence and imagination."0.2703142

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Spin (12/95, p.123) - 8 - Very Good - "...Oldham's tunes are lovely and thorny, a bible-belt punk response to PJ Harvey's brimstone tangos....purer and wilder than any previous Palace outing....Palace leaves lo-fi country the way Elizabeth Taylor leaves husbands--proving one way to do something new is to hunker down and become weirdly, deeply more of what you already are."Q (9/95, p.118) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Oldham is sometimes artfully artless, there's coherence to this reworking of the restless spirit of country blues..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #30 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (8/12/95, p.34) - Recommended - "...the purest country I've heard since the Cowboy Junkies, but as spare as that band were ornate....Albini's production is pivotal...lending their unassuming strummings a powerful presence without requiring them to resort to the risible, c**try-rock, fiddly f***ery of `Comes A Time'..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #50 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (8/19/95, p.49) - 8 (out of 10) - "...[Will Oldham] has expanded his sound--previously shaky, fragmented meta-country--to a richer mix of strafed and plucked guitars, jagged pianos and humming synths....his trademark croaking voice has strengthened....surreal, allusive and crookedly beautiful..."Uncut (magazine) (p.100) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "1995's magnificent VIVA LAST BLUES is simply recommended to all. Its medium for the most part a warm and even Stonesy folk-rock..."0.2703142

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a very British record, drawing on a tradition of iconoclastic U.K pop that stretches from Kate Bush and Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey."Rolling Stone (p.71) - Ranked #27 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[With] choirs and string players backing a voice that soars so high, it makes them seem like ants on the ground below."Spin (p.67) - "[Welch is] a bloodied, bloodying songbird in a gilded cage of immaculately crafted, slow-burn, chest-beating empowerment anthems, gripping steel bars that her elegantly volcanic voice could shred at any moment."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[A] confident, unflinching tour de force....CEREMONIALS genuinely rocks..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly (p.100) - Ranked #5 in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Top 10 Albums Of 2011' -- "A big believer in Red Sea-parting melodrama, she's got the orchestral grandeur to pull it off."Magnet (p.55) - "There's a marked '80s quality to the production that invigorates the music and nudges it into a meatier realm."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "CEREMONIALS is quite some achievement: an accomplished pop record infused with intelligence and imagination."0.2703142

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Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.136) - Ranked # 26 in Rolling Stone's "Women in Rock: The 50 Essential Albums"Rolling Stone (10/14/93) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...LAST SPLASH gives the impression that the band eschews practice. The fuzzy and lopsided sounds are....the raw progeny of an unabashed, unconventional creativity....LAST SPLASH will make you hope this isn't the Breeders' last plunge...."Spin (9/99, p.138) - Ranked #39 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (9/93, p.115) - Highly Recommended - "...The Breeders' second album spins out as a litany of summer--or, rather, a summer of rock'n'roll....like PJ Harvey's RID OF ME, LAST SPLASH claims the spotlight--the sun--and has no trouble commanding the stage..."Entertainment Weekly (8/27/93-9/3/93, p.112) - "...[The Breeders] continue to subvert the classic girl-group melodies of the past with raw guitar miracles of the future..." - Rating: A-Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.76) - Ranked #12 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993 - "...it's addictive, joyous and sexy as sin...."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.67) - Ranked #36 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993' - "...a fascinating collection of styles....an intoxicating mixture of light and shade..."0.2703142

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"...Breathtakingly original....From its opening shots, BUTTERFLY KISS exudes a confidence and distinctive feel that promises something rather special..." Variety "...[Plummer delivers a] brave, blazing performance..."New York Times "...A taut work of rigor and complexity, laced with flashes of pitch-dark humor..." Los Angeles Times "...The performances have a gravity about them that is unusual in the movies..." Chicago Sun-Times0.2392103

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"Both their charm and their visceral power galvanize the 1988 London club show captured here." Rolling Stone "[E]ssential." Uncut0.2392103

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The sound is muted guitar/organ balladry, heavy on melody but never rocking out, channeling her voice through different electronic filters for that extra touch of spooky alienation."Rolling Stone (p.74) - Ranked #47 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "There's a punk sense of horror in low-key death-folk ballads like 'The Last Living Rose'..."Spin (p.73) - "Slack, virile, and fantastically rhythmic, LET ENGLAND SHAKE is a glorious uncoiling....Musically, the record is stompy and melodic."Spin (p.59) - Ranked #2 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "PJ Harvey's voice is so heroically strong, the rustic arrangements so bracingly irreducible that LET ENGLAND SHAKE's brutal vision becomes beautiful and redemptive."Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "[H]er loosest, most eclectic effort in ages....It's a hoedown for the end of civilization." -- Grade: AMagnet (p.43) - Ranked #5 in Magnet's '20 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "LET ENGLAND SHAKE is easily Harvey's most accessible record since 2000's STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA and, conceptually, one of her best."Billboard (p.32) - "The standout moment, among many, is the warbling track 'Written on the Forehead' with a heavily processed psychedelic swirl dovetailing seamlessly with Niney the Observer's reggae classic 'Blood and Fire.'"Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Of all her many guises -- doomed blues siren; righteous rock vixen; tormented Victorian ghost -- this may be her most powerful....It turns out, more than ever, Polly Harvey was made for these times."Clash (magazine) - "Displaying the most vigorously strident songwriting of her career, its lush poetic folk is concurrently bold, barbed and muscular."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are some beautiful and strong moments on this album. The opening title track and 'Last Living Rose' are Polly at her unpretentious best..."Uncut (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "LET ENGLAND SHAKE is the sound of someone as maddened as they are enthralled, aglow with anger and passion."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #1 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[W]ords and music that complemented one another beautifully; intelligence, emotional commitment, craftsmanship and creativity stitched together in auspicious fashion."0.2162514

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The sound is muted guitar/organ balladry, heavy on melody but never rocking out, channeling her voice through different electronic filters for that extra touch of spooky alienation."Rolling Stone (p.74) - Ranked #47 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "There's a punk sense of horror in low-key death-folk ballads like 'The Last Living Rose'..."Spin (p.73) - "Slack, virile, and fantastically rhythmic, LET ENGLAND SHAKE is a glorious uncoiling....Musically, the record is stompy and melodic."Spin (p.59) - Ranked #2 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "PJ Harvey's voice is so heroically strong, the rustic arrangements so bracingly irreducible that LET ENGLAND SHAKE's brutal vision becomes beautiful and redemptive."Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "[H]er loosest, most eclectic effort in ages....It's a hoedown for the end of civilization." -- Grade: AMagnet (p.43) - Ranked #5 in Magnet's '20 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "LET ENGLAND SHAKE is easily Harvey's most accessible record since 2000's STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA and, conceptually, one of her best."Billboard (p.32) - "The standout moment, among many, is the warbling track 'Written on the Forehead' with a heavily processed psychedelic swirl dovetailing seamlessly with Niney the Observer's reggae classic 'Blood and Fire.'"Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Of all her many guises -- doomed blues siren; righteous rock vixen; tormented Victorian ghost -- this may be her most powerful....It turns out, more than ever, Polly Harvey was made for these times."Clash (magazine) - "Displaying the most vigorously strident songwriting of her career, its lush poetic folk is concurrently bold, barbed and muscular."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are some beautiful and strong moments on this album. The opening title track and 'Last Living Rose' are Polly at her unpretentious best..."Uncut (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "LET ENGLAND SHAKE is the sound of someone as maddened as they are enthralled, aglow with anger and passion."Uncut (magazine) (p.35) - Ranked #1 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[W]ords and music that complemented one another beautifully; intelligence, emotional commitment, craftsmanship and creativity stitched together in auspicious fashion."0.2162514

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Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This inspired collection embraces whimsy and conveys wonderment..."Spin (2/03, p.102) - "...Give the producers their own radio station now..."0.1993419

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/25/96, p.41) - Ranked #3 in the 1996 Critics' Poll.Rolling Stone (6/15/95, p.83) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Trip-hop is the current label being given this music, but it's no more than a cute, reasonably accurate headline. At any given time, certain pop records--more than books or movies or whatever--strike a chord...as the sound of the beyond cool. Right now, Tricky's MAXINQUAYE is it..."Spin (9/99, p.125) - Ranked #14 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (12/95, p.62) - Ranked #2 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '95.'Spin (6/95, p.99) - 8 - Very Good - "...Imagine the cracked-out vibe of vintage Schoolly D generated by a black British outcast who loves Billie Holiday and PJ Harvey as much as he digs sluggish beats and singsong melodies....Their attitude is mean-spirited, but much of the aggression is directed inward..."Entertainment Weekly (6/2/95, p.56) - "...R&B for the head, MAXINQUAYE is engrossing music collage art that bumps, grinds, and simmers....singer Martine's sly phrasing--is mind-bending..." - Rating: AQ (12/99, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/96, p.67) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (6/00, p.75) - Ranked #36 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums"Q (3/95, p.104) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Tricky proves himself to be more challenging and eclectic than his peers, leapfrogging from...thick tribal beats to...sub-metal thrash...amid the more typical ambient dub....a highly inventive and intoxicating collection."Option (7-8/95, p.141) - "...street beats and turntable scratching with guitars, dub bass, industrial noise and other elements....cool subdued music....This is among the best albums of the year..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Tied for #1 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year' - "...sounded like the apex of an epoch. Taking cues from...Massive Attack and Portishead, and blending them with more sinister hues borrowed from John Barry's Bond themes..."Musician (6/95, p.76) - "...It's not just `bottom end,' though there's plenty of bass rumbling through these dub-wise grooves, but the music's depth of field--the way the vocals, samples and keyboard parts arrange themselves into layers of foreground and background..."Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #2 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Q (Magazine) (p.132) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's an album of contradictions, at once restless an soothing, profane and profound....His experiments here still glow with mystery and magic."Mojo (Publisher) (p.57) - Ranked #77in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[I]t sounds like a greatest hits."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/96, p.C16) - Included on Jon Pareles' list of the Top 10 Albums of '95 - "...the first album-length masterpiece of trip-hop..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #1 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995 - "...foggy hip-hop track without a compass, a record where you never quite know what's going to happen next or where it's going to take you..."Clash (magazine) - "[A] dark, paranoid classic....Containing classics 'Overcome,' 'Ponderosa, 'Hell Is Round The Corner'..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MAXINQUAYE remains the British postmodern album of the 90s....'Brand New Retro' is the most driving thing here..."0.1621885

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