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Rolling Stone (7/25/02, p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A sketch of an unvarnished, restless band, cooly bashing out its world-domination plan, standing on the verge of getting it on."Uncut (8/02, p.114) - 4 out of 5 - "...Worthy of investigation."58.9803

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"Both their charm and their visceral power galvanize the 1988 London club show captured here." Rolling Stone "[E]ssential." Uncut42.36157

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Rolling Stone (9/20/90) - 3 Stars - Good "...what stands out is the beat that throbs like a hangover, the fever-dream atmospherics, the pelvis- grinding abandon...potent and compelling.."Spin (11/90) - "..Pop and noise...mutate into new beasts.."Entertainment Weekly - "..Dark, biting post-modern rock.." - Rating: AQ (12/99, p.68) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - Ranked as the #9 Album of 1990.Village Voice - "..they march out tunes so simple and confident and power riffs so grandly declamatory that you learn to understand the choruses by singing them.." - Rating: ABlender (Magazine) (p.86) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir sunniest record: 'Velouria' is their greatest love song after 'Gigantic'; 'Ana' is a sand-speckled surfer idyll..."42.12879

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Spin (12/91) - "...As they've gotten more popular, the band has gotten more rocking AND prettier, more grandiose, stranger: better..."Q (10/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...an unqualified triumph...Several of the songs here manage to combine furious garage riffing with sudden flashes of pop melody..."Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #19 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991.33.70303

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"LoudQUIETLoud offers a backstage pass to that legendary tour...There is excitement, and nervousness, and triumph."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Inspiration to Nirvana and sometimes saviours of indie rock, The Pixies blazed briefly in the late '80s and early '90s..."Total Film "[A] poignant documentary....The film-makers' affection for their subjects is palpable."Sight and Sound "The Pixies' 2004 sold-out Reunion Tour was a massive critical and financial success, and this DVD is packed full of interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and onstage rehearsals leading up to the event." Widescreen Review30.56053

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3 stars out of 5 -- "The stripped-back tunes actually work....Kim Deal proves to be a master of harmony and vocal phrasing."Rolling Stone25.27727

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Spin (p.106) - "[T]here is a career-spanning clutch of songs that you want - need - to play over and over again....All are here, on one handy disc..."Q (p.112) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Their records offer mischief and surrealism and bursts of sexed-up joie de vivre....They were simultaneously crazy and compassionate."Uncut (p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]hese ripples on the surface of silence are strictly beautiful...the tracks are framed by theory rather than antic wit."25.27727

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Deathwaltz' is the poppiest thing they've done to date and the big riff on 'Iceland Spar' recalls the widescreen, quiet/loud feel of the Pixies' TROMPE LE MONDE."0.5650605

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Uncut (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They are] channeling scuzz-punk touchstones like The Sonics, The Gun Club, and something of the wilderness derangement of Pixies' SURFER ROSA..."Kerrang (Magazine) - "[L]o-fi, loose punk wallowing in the blues....There's life in the old garage-rock dog yet."0.4708838

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t sounds like the Pixies' fantastic reunion shows have allowed Black to finally shed his ambivalence about rocking out. So he does."Spin (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The outer-space-fixated 'Captain Pasty' opens behind a rumbling surf guitar, then plows forward at a breakneck pace."Q (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Threshold Apprehension' features his best screaming since the PIxies' heyday..."Magnet (p.96) - "BLUEFINGER is the most intriguing set of new songs he's released in the '00s. Like much of Francis most compelling work, the album is a meditation on a muse."No Depression (p.100) - "[A] return to noisy form....the face of Frank Black is behind the Black Francis mask, but his soul is on his sleeve."0.4661511

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NME (Magazine) (7/27/02, p.32) - 6 out of 10 - "...They now sound like the missing link between the Pixies and, oddly, Starsailor..."0.4349838

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Rolling Stone - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The ballads] truly evoke the Pixies - especially 'Greens and Blues' and 'Andro Queen,' where Frank Black travels through space to find crush-worthy alien girls."Alternative Press - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band have the audacity to sound their collective age, downplaying the piss and vinegar of theirsalad days and offering a new batch of slower, more thoughtful and melodic songs."CMJ - "[I]f you're looking to satisfy a 23-year-long craving for the Pixies' unparalleled weirdness and alt-rock mastery, then you'll be excited to give it a listen."0.4349838

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Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.40) - Ranked #71 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...This eclectic set features prime arty spew from the Pixies, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, and Cowboy Junkies..."0.3806108

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Alternative Press (1/95, p.70) - "...they can't help but sound like a beefy Texas version of the Pixies....throw in a mite of Cheap Trick, recent Soundgarden and some generic headbanger alterna-metal as well..."0.3806108

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Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[The album] lurches from Pixies-like buzzsaw pop to shoegazer drones and '80s pop balladry..."0.3806108

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Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[The album] lurches from Pixies-like buzzsaw pop to shoegazer drones and '80s pop balladry..."0.3806108

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Alternative Press (1/95, p.70) - "...they can't help but sound like a beefy Texas version of the Pixies....throw in a mite of Cheap Trick, recent Soundgarden and some generic headbanger alterna-metal as well..."0.3806108

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Q (Magazine) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Splicing garage rock with unashamed '80s synth-pop, it's full of gnomic weirdness and flirtation. Pop appeal comes with The Dandy Warhols-like 'Lovesick'..."Clash (magazine) (p.97) - "Black here returns for a record of unforeseen style mashing, thanks largely to '80s loving member (and partner) Violet Clark....[An] interesting direction..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] brew that should please both Pixies' die hards and fans of Postal Service....PETITS FOURS is the most satisfying Francis-involved album since DOG IN THE SAND."0.376707

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "In their retro paradise, Strokes guitars and Pixies power surges bump up against overheated Sixties-rock riffs, lusty Seventies bubblegum bluster and girl-group cuteness..."0.3262379

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Spin (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "He's able to give both the calypso-country ballad 'Sticky Chemical' and sloppy rocker 'Borrow Your Cape' and off-kilter incandescence."Magnet (p.86) - "Blatting sax and comical Mills Brother-style backing vocals buoy 'Sticky Chemical,' while mariachi trumpets wander into 'Back To Blue'..."CMJ (p.36) - "The bar-band orchestration sounds nice and big, just like an 11-piece should, and THE LONGEST MEOW roars from start to finish."No Depression (p.120) - "In its own way, this music has as much spark as the heartfelt comeback album he produced for his dad."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ost of the songs here follow the Pixies' loud-soft dynamic template, bouncing between moments of gently plucked pop beauty and explosions of joyful noise."0.2825302

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Spin (01/04, p.48) - "Gong were possibly the most spaced-out of the proggers....There are some fizzy jazz leanings and deep psych jams..."0.2743366

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Magnet (p.107) - "They stake out an eccentric swath of melodic space between the Pixies, the Kinks and the Mekons. Bassist Peter MoDavis sings strange, droll and occasionally heartbreaking stories, and his bandmates deliver them with panache."CMJ (p.45) - "[They] keep it fresh by injecting eclectic flourishes to their sectional son structures, with glimmers of punk, vaudeville and even some R&B..."0.2718649

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Uncut (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's a bit of everything -- Smashing Pumpkins, REM, Pixies -- but best of all this sounds like a band blossoming into its own identity."Magnet (p.96) - "[A]n inventive album....American Princes have adeptly bent era-specific sounds to their considerable songwriting will."0.2718649

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Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] gem....SVN FNGRS is far nearer his former Pixies persona than his previous Black Francis album..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delivers some sharp, sparsely produced tales of sex, death and birth....Francis is on good form and captures an essence of former glories..."0.2718649

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Rolling Stone (3/18/04, p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[The album] is powered by righteous riffs [and] offers alls the kicks of a souped-up kit car roaring down the open road."Spin (3/04, pp.92-3) - "[T]he Von Bondies' calling card is the urgency of Stollsteimer's voice as it sounds down the shop-worn chord progressions." - Grade: AQ (2/04, pp.96-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The Von Bondies are a better, more loveable band for their frontman reining in his misanthropy."Uncut (3/04, p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[H]ere they're glibly glamorous, energised by a Pixies-like concision..."CMJ (3/08/04, p.5) - "PAWN SHOPPE vacillates between '60s blues stomps, surfy reverbed excursions, Kim-sung Pixies-like tracks and big, aggro-blues rockouts that smack most of early Danzig..."tMojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey have an inherent gift for the split-second pause, the cool coda, the scene-stealing lyric."0.230685

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Rolling Stone - "LSF match Harrington's energy with music that's both melodic and expertly brutal, zipping through punk-inspired shout-alongs about drug-fueled sex and hanging with lowlifes..."Alternative Press (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a tight supporting crew dealing gut-punching post-Pixies riffs....This album proves this oft-comical band are no joke."CMJ - "[T]he group never forgets to sneak some solid hooks into the frenzy, and they don't mind occasionally offering up a massive shout-along chorus every couple of tracks."CMJ - "ROOT FOR RUIN is the best synthesis of its pop and oddball sides yet, with flailing, manic surges serving as comfortable bedrocks for solid melodic hooks."Pitchfork (Website) - "Guitarists Seth Jabour and Andrew Reuland prove to be the aces in the hole for this record, continuing to prove their worth as two of modern indie rock's smarter, more bruising axe-wielders."Uncut (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "ROOT FOR RUIN burns with their reignited love of Fugazi, Pixies and Pavement..."0.230685

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Rolling Stone (4/1/93, p.54) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...FRANK BLACK doesn't sound like a Pixies album, which is to Black's credit....musically whimsical and varied..."Spin (4/93, p.90) - Highly Recommended - "...Black is no one-trick pony, and the 15 jumpy cuts on the album prove it....Black Francis has become history. He's been replaced by the less quirky but more versatile Frank Black..."Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a 15-song piledriver..."Q (4/93, p.78) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Pixies were always Black's baby and his first solo outing has that outfit's quirky pop charm, a richer supply of melodies and musical asides with a slight lack of the muscle acquired by a road band....a strong debut..."Option (5-6/93, p.91) - "...Frank Black puts himself in pretty rareified company by making his first [FRANK BLACK] this good....Black is an acquired taste as pop singers go, but like hot sauce, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it..."Musician (4/93, p.88) - "...the best songs are mesmerizingly tuneful..."0.230685

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Mojo (Publisher) - "2032 remains an engaging and suitably unhinged return by psychedelia's last true adventurers."0.2194693

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