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Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The opening songs whisk us from joyful doo wop to the subtler baion rhythms of Spanish Harlem..."Uncut (magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he young Spector's growing confidence and ever more indelible fingerprints are all over these 28 examples of his formative talent."56.442

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.128) - Ranked #142 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hands down, the best holiday album in the history of pop music."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.89) - "Still the greatest Christmas stocking filler..."49.88815

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are beguiling monologues and shoop shooping on neatly tailored coy lullabies from Goffin, King, Mann and Spector himself."49.38675

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Rolling Stone (p.75) - Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Reissues Of 2011' -- "This is the Wall of Sound at its Top 40 height..."Magnet (p.61) - "Brilliantly raw and ebullient, the collection's clarity and bristle allows a new way of thinking of such timeworn AM oldies-but-greats."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith his girl groups, he found musical poetry in those baleful, yearning words and melodies, capturing better than anyone since what it actually feels like to be a lovelorn teenager."Record Collector (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There are plenty of delights here, from Spector's slam-bam bombast to Darlene Love at her finest on 'My Heart Beat A Little Faster' -- among the most soulful cuts Spector recorded."42.3315

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Q (p.121) - "A still-astonishing amalgam of pop and soul masterminded by Phil Spector..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Phil Spector called it his greatest work....RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH is quite something, with Turner's raucous, husky holler the perfect counterpart to Spector's Wall Of Sound."0.8182833

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Q (p.121) - "A still-astonishing amalgam of pop and soul masterminded by Phil Spector..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Phil Spector called it his greatest work....RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH is quite something, with Turner's raucous, husky holler the perfect counterpart to Spector's Wall Of Sound."0.8182833

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Q (p.121) - "A still-astonishing amalgam of pop and soul masterminded by Phil Spector..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Phil Spector called it his greatest work....RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH is quite something, with Turner's raucous, husky holler the perfect counterpart to Spector's Wall Of Sound."0.8182833

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Dirty Linen (p.58) - "'Walk on the Moon' is a catchy, optimistic love song with a big Phil Spector-style production including bells and glockenspiel..."0.7714849

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "In the age of girl groups, Darlene Love was a woman in charge, the exultant voice atop Phil Spector's Wall of Sound..."0.6750493

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Rolling Stone (p.81) - "[A] colorful memorial to Nitzsche's sweeping genius..."Spin (p.102) - "[H]e even makes Doris Day sound menacingly sexy."Magnet (p.88) - "Nitzsche's presence was felt in everything from orchestral surf rock and femme pop to Motown and Phil Spector."0.5786137

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Alternative Press (p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "On VACATION, the band successfully channel Phil Spector and early Weezer, give their best take on Beach Boys-esque surf-pop and get by with a little help from their friends..."0.5786137

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Entertainment Weekly (12/5/97, p.86) - "...a collection that'll not only satisfy their li'l contemporaries but even grab grown-ups who remember the days when Brian Wilson, Phil Spector, and Otis Redding got something extra in their stockings for their efforts." - Rating: A-0.5786137

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "This collection quite rightly begins with Hank Ballard's original hit, whizzes through Joey Dee & The Starlighters' excellent 'Peppermint Twist,' and delivers The Top Notes' Phil Spector-produced original of 'Twist & Shout'..."0.4821781

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Rolling Stone (No. 988, p.129) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...[B]ongwater sludge dominated by slow-motion fuzz guitars and...woozy vocals..."Spin (p.137) - "[T]heir swirl of guitars and organ is even more densely alluring, but the arrangements let in some welcome light." - Grade: B+Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Riding a '60s girl group jag, he evokes the kitchen sink production and sonic melodrama cultivated by studio maestros like Phil Spector or Shadow Morton..."0.3857425

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]tunning....LIBRARIES seems huge, a cathedral of the grandiose emotional desperation that Phil Spector and Brian Wilson once framed so dramatically."Alternative Press (p.150) - 3.5 stars of 5 -- "Sleigh bells, upright piano, glockenspiel and orchestral flourishes return on LIBRARIES..."CMJ - "The delicate melodies are upbeat and undoubtedly catchy, while the harmonies create a sense of importance and structure."Paste (magazine) - "[L]ead Lover Stuart McLamb has a made a tremendous leap in terms of accessibility, scope and arrangement on LIBRARIES..."Pitchfork (Website) - "McLamb's handsome, worn croon is here blessed with the spiraling reverb it demands, and his colorful arrangements swell impressively to fill the new sonic space."0.3857425

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Swingers include the stomping 'Candy'...and the stunning 'Little Brown Haired Girls,' a headlong harmony-filled rush with a Phil Spector sensibility..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[C]onsidering its own orbit -- and her eschewing lo-fi recording techniques -- Rose cuts right to the chase, making lean, elegant music that practically glows in the face of exceptional fuss."Uncut (magazine) (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Rose's] oversupply of nostalgic charm is ultimately no bad thing."0.3857425

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Q (Magazine) (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Here, 'Trou De Loup' features a brass band; the fabulous 'They All Wanted A Slice has a harp and 'Rescue Me' remind us yet again who influential Phil Spector continues to be."Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album packed with thoughtful adventure and mischief. A true gem."Uncut (magazine) (p.72) - "[An] evocative album that draws on surf-rock, '60 girl-pop, gothic folk and dust-covered blues."0.3857425

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Joey pursued Stooges-like basics and Phil Spector-size romance with the same zeal both in and out of the Ramones..."Billboard (p.32) - "[A] winningly eclectic and occasionally sentimental hodgepodge, from the riffy attack of 'Rock 'n' Roll Is the Answer' to the near-metallic crunch of 'Cabin Fever.'"Uncut (magazine) (p.96) - "[With] the astonishing 'Waiting For That Railroad', all lovelorn introspection, wherein gentle acoustic guitars gradually reveal a wistful, resplendent Spectorian Wall Of Sound."0.3857425

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Joey pursued Stooges-like basics and Phil Spector-size romance with the same zeal both in and out of the Ramones..."Billboard (p.32) - "[A] winningly eclectic and occasionally sentimental hodgepodge, from the riffy attack of 'Rock 'n' Roll Is the Answer' to the near-metallic crunch of 'Cabin Fever.'"Uncut (magazine) (p.96) - "[With] the astonishing 'Waiting For That Railroad', all lovelorn introspection, wherein gentle acoustic guitars gradually reveal a wistful, resplendent Spectorian Wall Of Sound."0.3857425

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Spin (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'When She Comes' weds a scrappy punk riff to a Phil Spector-ish brawl-of-sound chorus, while 'Smile in Denial' is an acidic mini-musical..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.49) - "As openers go, 'Black Windows' is a delightfully deceptive treat: a chunky opening riff sharply gives way to a slow-jam reggae rhythm..."0.3857425

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Rolling Stone (No. 988, p.129) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...[B]ongwater sludge dominated by slow-motion fuzz guitars and...woozy vocals..."Spin (p.137) - "[T]heir swirl of guitars and organ is even more densely alluring, but the arrangements let in some welcome light." - Grade: B+Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Riding a '60s girl group jag, he evokes the kitchen sink production and sonic melodrama cultivated by studio maestros like Phil Spector or Shadow Morton..."0.3857425

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Spin (p.79) - "Ramones had devised their own more primal wall of AM-radio ramalam....CENTURY holds up fine."Q (10/02, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Arguably their best release..."Uncut (10/02, p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Solidly great songs...a touchingly epic simplicity that's impossible to resist."CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #16 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.127) - "...Finds Da Brudders in search of an '80s identity. Phil Spector's treatment of the trademark buzzsaw sound was largely to bury it, but at least they got a hit out of 'Baby I Love You', while 'Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio' remains an instant classic..."0.3375247

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Uncut (3/03, p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[THE TENNESSEE FIRE] kicked over a welter of traces in dazzling style....James' soulful, inflamed howl is enough to crack open a marble moon..."Alternative Press (11/99, p.112) - 3 out of 5 - "...makes you want to stir up a Kentucky Cocktail and sit on the front porch to watch the fireflies; the other parts ensure that you'll bring a loaded rifle out there with you."Magnet (8-9/99, pp.82-3) - "...refreshingly unpolished, yet richly detailed in terms of arrangements and overall aura to the point of approaching [Phil] Spector's vaunted 'wall of sound' standards..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Raw and riveting....Jim James's voice brims with comforting desolation, recalling any number of heartworn North American dreamers..."0.3375247

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Spin (p.124) - "A lo-fi masterpiece." - Grade: AUncut (p.146) - "[T]heir range, volatility and Simulaneist overload sounds like The Beatles circa 1967, The Human League, FM radio's Hall Of Fame, Phil Spector, Tiny Tim and the great R Stevie Moore all frolicking at once in an acid bath in his own head."The Wire (p.56) - "[Q]uirky pop songs, smothered under a trademark lo-fi blanket of tape hiss and cheap synths."The Wire (p.65) - "THE DOLDRUMS plays like a Super-8 home movie from the 1970s in almost every respect....[With a] freewheeling embrace of stoned 60s pop and 70s cheese."Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[They] combine lo-fi sunshine songs with smeared undersea electronics..."0.3375247

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Spin (p.79) - "Ramones had devised their own more primal wall of AM-radio ramalam....CENTURY holds up fine."Q (10/02, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Arguably their best release..."Uncut (10/02, p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Solidly great songs...a touchingly epic simplicity that's impossible to resist."CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - Ranked #16 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1980".Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.127) - "...Finds Da Brudders in search of an '80s identity. Phil Spector's treatment of the trademark buzzsaw sound was largely to bury it, but at least they got a hit out of 'Baby I Love You', while 'Do You Remember Rock'n'Roll Radio' remains an instant classic..."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (p.95) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the rare band that can switch from sampled music to live with no loss in riffage as they do here..."Spin (p.104) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he enthusiasm they bring to their infectious second album simply can't be faked....[With] exuberant, playground jump-rope chants."Uncut (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] lo-fi, virtually bass-free disc of party music....It takes some thrilling risks..."Alternative Press (p.160) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]ensely packed enough to make Phil Spector's Wall feel like a screen door. The Team still know how to get the party started..."Magnet (p.96) - "[O]nly a churlish, dead-eyed cynic would refuse to be moved by this inspired mix of riotous noise and feel-good vibetasticness."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (p.85) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Draping her throaty voice over velvety surf-guitar ballads, orchestral studio pop and misty piano-bar melodies...she calls out the bridges, bars and ex-boyfriends she left behind..."Spin (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The] songwriter cooly distills the romanticism of '60s girl groups into dark, baleful country pop."Entertainment Weekly (p.63) - "[W]ith percolating percussion, funky bass lines, and romantic filmscore strings. It's heartbreak nearly at its finest -- and most cosmopolitan." -- Grade: B+Q (Magazine) (p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Atkins has a big voice and a taste for melodrama informed by Roy Orbison [and] Phil Spector....It all comes together on 'Maybe Tonight' and the title track, an elegy for her ailing hometown."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Elizabeth Powell's sultry howl is like a stiff drink: icy, not too sweet and capable of knocking you on your ass."Spin (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he spotlight stays on charismatic Elizabeth Powell, who grinds out chunky guitar noise as she attacks the mic with a slow-burn drawl that suggests Lucinda Williams fronting a power trio."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's heartbroken powerpop, with Powell recalling Chrissie Hynde in every crack and croon of her vocal, a Phil Spector heroine fronting a tenderly squalling indie rock group."Clash (magazine) (p.111) - "[W]hile it's bleak, with the title track being properly heartbreaking, it's never less than compelling....A tight, powerful set of songs."0.3375247

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Spin (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "ES TIEMPO finds good footing...combining lush synths and equally lush actual strings into a sunny stew on 'No Duermes Mas.'"CMJ - "[F]un-yet-pertinent....[The music] has more in common with the freespirited rock of Brazilian tropicalia than with traditional Mexican tunes."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "It's all very Mexico City circa 1968, with Brazilian Tropicalia-meets-Phil Spector blasting out of transistor radios everywhere."Clash (magazine) (p.124) - "The debut from the Mexican-American three-piece is still an enjoyably blissed out mix of Latin pop and hip-hop, with just a hint of post-rock."Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "ES TIEMPO actually features everything from sunny pop, taking in jazzy lounge to more spaced-out instrumentals..."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (p.95) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the rare band that can switch from sampled music to live with no loss in riffage as they do here..."Spin (p.104) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he enthusiasm they bring to their infectious second album simply can't be faked....[With] exuberant, playground jump-rope chants."Uncut (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] lo-fi, virtually bass-free disc of party music....It takes some thrilling risks..."Alternative Press (p.160) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]ensely packed enough to make Phil Spector's Wall feel like a screen door. The Team still know how to get the party started..."Magnet (p.96) - "[O]nly a churlish, dead-eyed cynic would refuse to be moved by this inspired mix of riotous noise and feel-good vibetasticness."0.3375247

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Spin (p.84) - "GOD HELP THE GIRL feels like one of those projects Prince masterminded in the '80s....Brilliantly classic-sounding songs..."Q (Magazine) (p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Catherine Ireton shines...her clipped enunciation adding an air of well-heeled sophistication to the lightly orchestrated songs."Pitchfork (Website) - "Murdoch lands on solid ground again with GOD HELP THE GIRL, which has catchy, jangling girl-group ditties a plenty [and] a theatrical flourish thanks to Belle and Sebastian trumpeter Mike Cooke's orchestral arrangements..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's an expansive, eclectic set of classic pop, with nods to Dusty Springfield, Love, Phil Spector, Motown and The Zombies."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] magnificently oceanic meld of Beach Boys harmonies, My Bloody Valentine tidal waves and Phil Spector girl-group siren songs shot through with soaring guitar."Spin (p.85) - "[T]he highlight is 'Chicago Train,' a demented lullaby that culminates in a wave of fuzzed-out riffs..."Billboard - "The shoegaze-sounding guitars that make up the foundation of 'Glass Printer' build around a powerful walking bassline..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.51) - Ranked #43 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[G]randiloquent, brooding post-prog iced by Jace Lasek's ecstatic falsetto."Pitchfork (Website) - "An impressive array of crunchy guitar tones courses throughout the album, pushing forward two-part epics....It contains many small refinements to the band's songwriting and production skills."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Elizabeth Powell's sultry howl is like a stiff drink: icy, not too sweet and capable of knocking you on your ass."Spin (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he spotlight stays on charismatic Elizabeth Powell, who grinds out chunky guitar noise as she attacks the mic with a slow-burn drawl that suggests Lucinda Williams fronting a power trio."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's heartbroken powerpop, with Powell recalling Chrissie Hynde in every crack and croon of her vocal, a Phil Spector heroine fronting a tenderly squalling indie rock group."Clash (magazine) (p.111) - "[W]hile it's bleak, with the title track being properly heartbreaking, it's never less than compelling....A tight, powerful set of songs."0.3375247

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Rolling Stone (1/7/71, p.46) - "..an intensely personal statement and a grandiose gesture, a triumph...an album of striking honesty and force.."Rolling Stone (10/12/00, p.94) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...An album that is simultaneously modest and bold...[it] has stood up well to the passing of time....a bracing air of creative liberation..."Entertainment Weekly (1/26/01, p.103) - "...Brighter, remastered sonics....Harrison and Phil Spector's Wall of Krishna Sound is still majestically congested, and the songs are so strong that Harrison would never top them. Even the jams feel refreshing in their looseness..." - Rating: A-Q (3/01, pp.122-3) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Rock and religion have rarely, if ever, been so happily conjoined....it remains the single most satisfying collection of any solo Beatle, maybe sounding even fresher for being sidelined so long..."Alternative Press (5/01, p.96) - "...His best and most accomplished work..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Included in Mojo's "Best Reissues of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, pp.86-7) - "...This remains the best Beatles solo album....oozing both the goggle-eyed joy of creative emancipation and the sense of someone pushing himself to the limit..."0.2893068

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Uncut (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] sounds like one almighty road trip, barreling along to piano, blustery guitars and the odd honk of E Street sax."CMJ - "[T]heir most ambitious album yet....With more strangely confused lyrical content, more fleshed-out street character metaphors and stickier pop moves..."No Depression (p.69) - "[W]hat proves Marah is just getting revved up rather than running out of ideas is the way that ANGELS OF DESTRUCTION is loaded with outside-of-the-rock realm curveballs."Q (Magazine) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Santos De Madera' echoes the woozy psychedelia of The Sleepy Jackson, and 'Wilderness' manages to include bagpipes to charming effect."Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Roiling rockers like the Stonesy 'Wasteland' or the quietly contemplative heartbreaker 'Blue But Cool' showcase a band familiar with life's highs and lows."Harp (magazine) (p.92) - "[E]mbossed with a host of new sonic flourishes. Christine Smith adds keyboard nuances to the Phil Spector-in-Easter Europe 'Angels on a Passing Train' and the soulful ballad 'Blue but Cool.'"0.2893068

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[R]everb-frosted tunes full of girl-group tunefulness and Nineties alt-rock snarl. It's catchy and pleasure-packed..."CMJ - "The songs are quick and efficient....BEST COAST has crafted an accessible, lo-fi record that lives in the moment..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[An] utterly loveable debut, in which Cosentino's forlorn vocals hide behind muzzy guitars and a woozy take on Phil Spector sonic wallop."Paste (magazine) - "It's the tightest, brightest music Cosantino and sole bandmate Bobb Bruno have pumped out yet."Pitchfork (Website) - "CRAZY FOR YOU is a meditation on the stickier hooks of classic indie pop, with slight detours into surf-rock and countrypolitan balladry."Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Dolorous, soulful, a voice that speaks of total commitment -- Best Coast are The Crystals of the blogosphere."0.2893068

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Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "KING OF THE BEACH's specialty is Warped Tour-ready choruses, charred with noise and peppered with lyrics from a self-hating surfer teen who sees sunburn as spiritual penance for being a burnout."Alternative Press (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Williams' gift for melody, harmonies and choruses rise above the hiss of laptop speakers....[A] devilishly fun listen..."Billboard (p.28) - "In addition to its fast-paced punk tunes, KING OF THE BEACH also features a handful of mellow tracks with shimmering guitar lines and Brian Wilson-esque vocal layering..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Buzzing wide-eyed and joyful throughout, WAVVES blends the sand and girls fixation of early BEACH BOYS with frizzled Phil Spector pop..."Paste (magazine) - "[T]he album is saturated with high poly-harmonies, fingersnaps and hand claps..."Uncut (magazine) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his set deals -- albeit fleetingly -- with actual relationships, as well as Williams' own demons."0.2893068

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