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Rolling Stone (8/10/95, p.60) - "...Newman's drawling, bluesy vocals cut against the lush conventionality of the settings like a squirt of lemon juice in milk....One of the most deliciously unsettling albums ever made."Q (4/00, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Cynical, ironic and venomous, it sets the stage for 30 years of nasty songs..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/95, p.113) - "...Everything that's great about Randy Newman can be found [here]...the benign condescension towards Middle America ('The Beehive State'), the effortlessly modulated melancholy ('Living Without You')...and the elaborate orchestrations betraying the influence of his movie-scoring uncles..."NME (Magazine) (2/14/00, p.42) - 7 out of 10 - "...an oddball hybrid of burlesque show tunes and sardonic singer-songwriting....makes for edifying listening..."180.5637

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Q (7/93, p.111) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...An LP that's as wicked a blend of poignancy and pungency as any other in his catalogue. In the songs upon it he draws in fine lines a sardonic tableau...Yet compassion is Newman's signal virtue, often so well disguised as to be entirely overlooked..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.116) - "...plaintive piano'n'voice gems amongst stodgy LA rock...while his occasional orchestral writing remains beautiful..."128.7157

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Rolling Stone - #67 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The 80's" survey.Q (4/00, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...shows an undiminished talent, but suggests that his unchanging style has cost him commercially, which might explain why he spent most of the last 2 decades making soundtracks instead."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.116) - "...plaintive piano'n'voice gems amongst stodgy LA rock...while his occasional orchestral writing remains beautiful..."102.9726

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Entertainment Weekly (10/3/03, p.72) - "Like its creator...SONGBOOK is uncategorizable....the deepened blues of his aged-whiskey croak sear the dust off classics..." - Rating: A-Q (10/03, p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The solo piano setting - Newman's playing is a revelation - plus more comfortable vocal arrangements work incredibly well..."Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #39 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003" - "Newman has been writing acerbic, smart, satirical and outrageous songs for over 30 years."Mojo (Publisher) (10/03, p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...For listeners who get it, these are some of the most powerful songs the rock era has thrown up..."102.9726

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Down Beat (p.64) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er poignancy on 'Everytime It Rains' and the haunting 'In Germany Before The War' are near heartbreaking."JazzTimes (p.67) - "The gritty 'Baltimore' is effectively shaped of equal parts despair and hope....Most powerful, though, is her exploration of the heartbreakingly desolate 'Losing You.'"102.9726

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Q (p.125) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Newman carved out an idiosyncratic niche rooted in biting satire and traditional pop structures."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.116) - "...replaced the orchestra with an Americana rock rhythm section...and the more conventional presentation found Newman a college audience attuned to his wry singularity..."NME (Magazine) (2/14/00, p.42) - 6 out of 10 - "...marked the beginning of his ascent to the rock elite when 'Mama Told Me Not To Come' became a massive hit when covered by Three Dog Night..."102.9726

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Rolling Stone (7/6/72, p.56) - "...further confirmation of the fact that Newman is our most sophisticated art-song composer...SAIL AWAY is Newman's most mature album, a work of genius..."Entertainment Weekly (6/7/02, pp.76-7) - "...A masterpiece...When it comes to the 'untrustworthy narrator', the territory is Newman's own. They don't come nastier than the slave trader serenading Africans in SAIL's title track..." - Rating: AQ (p.128) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t does a fine job of putting the emphasis where it should be: the songs. Steve Earle has fun with the scabrous 'Rednecks'..."Q (8/00, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...One of [his] best albums....his succinct, evocative songs embrace more fully the complexities of the darker side of US society...and the more poignant aspects of family life..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "No one does slyness like him, but several try here...[with] agreeable results."Mojo (Publisher) (8/00, p.115) - "...Blackly funny, poignantly sentimental, witty, wistful and superbly orchestrated, it fused a traditional, Gershwin-via-Tin Pan Alley Americana with a wickedly un-American irony..."90.10101

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he warmest and most intimate moments come on two autobiographical inclusions, the childhood reminiscences of 'Dixie Flyer and the celeb-mocking 'My Life Is Good.'"90.10101

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Newman's genius has always been in his ability to paint a scene within the confines of a three-minute ditty, telling an engrossing story with great economy and attention to detail..."77.22943

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"...It works well....The songs by Randy Newman are catchy, the look is bright, the spirits are high and fans of Hollywood's golden age might find it engaging..." Chicago Sun-Times0.7232774

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith excellent covers of Gabriel classics. Arcade Fire warp 'Games Without Frontiers' with Reflektor-style dub..."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Regina Spektor's 'Blood Of Eden' and Elbow's 'Mercy Street' are worth the price of admission..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Randy Newman declutters the SO groover 'Big Time' to reveal the Randy-like groaner within -- a rare find in a songbook more noted for cryptic allusion than transparency of meaning"0.6910428

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Uncut (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] performances that are uniformly affectionate, honouring the material....That makes Randy Newman's 'Blue Monday' a revelation..."Dirty Linen (pp.53-54) - "[The album] showcases a host of great New Orleans talent, while touching on nearly all the great New Orleans styles and featuring a raft of classic songs that have now seeped into the general consciousness but were first Domino hits."0.6554974

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Q (9/00, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...His undisputed eclectic classic..."NME (Magazine) (9/23/00, p.35) - 8 out of 10 - "...He sang the bittersweet songs of his unknown friend Randy Newman...a fine release..."0.6199521

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Uncut (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese '70s and '80s sides maintain high quality....Covers of Clapton, Randy Newman and Waylon Jennings sit snugly beside the originals."Dirty Linen (p.56) - "Longtime Cale fans will be amazed that wonderful tracks like 'Bluebird,' 'Out of Style,' and 'All Mama's Children' weren't released years ago..."0.5166267

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[H]is version of Randy Newman's stalker drama 'Suzanne' is perhaps the comp's best moment, as Stith insinuates himself into the song's blues structure with startling ease..."Uncut (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Dayna Kurtz's smoky jazz cover of 'Thanksgiving Moon' uncovers the fragile beauty of the song."0.5166267

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Rolling Stone (3/18/04, p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 - "McKay's penchant for offhand satire and warped musical-comedy allusions aligns her [with] skewed songsmiths such as Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks. And she's only nineteen."Rolling Stone (p.146) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[I]t's McKay's laser-beam wit and able songwriting that made it one of the debut albums of the year."Entertainment Weekly (2/13/04, p.71) - "Combine luxe jazz vocalist Julie London with a rapper and you'll get a sense of this unique singer-songwriter's charm." - Rating: A-Uncut (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Think Randy Newman crooned in a voice like Peggy Lee and delivered with the panache of Rufus Wainwright."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "From exquisite jazzy swoon to political satire, this has wit in spades, an irrepressible love of language and genuine originality."0.4383723

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Rolling Stone (p.88) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] set of understated piano-based songs by Crescent City's long-reigning queen of soul....Thomas' versions of these stark, powerful tunes help SIMPLY GRAND live up to its title."Down Beat (p.81) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "She holds one's attention with sophisticated presentations of emotion..."Dirty Linen (p.50) - "SIMPLY GRAND celebrates the Crescent City's legacy of great piano players, with Thomas accompanied on each track by a different pianist."Billboard (p.41) - "[Her voice] is a rare blend of smooth simplicity and heart-cracking emotion....Randy Newman's 'I Think It's Going to Rain Today' closes the set with a bittersweet touch."Paste (magazine) (p.57) - "There's delicate jazz with Ellis Marsalis, punchy funk with Dr. John, ornate wizardry with Tom McDermott and sophisticated beauty with Randy Newman, all held together by a singer who lands straight in the heart of every song."0.4383723

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Rolling Stone (3/18/04, p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 - "McKay's penchant for offhand satire and warped musical-comedy allusions aligns her [with] skewed songsmiths such as Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks. And she's only nineteen."Rolling Stone (p.146) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[I]t's McKay's laser-beam wit and able songwriting that made it one of the debut albums of the year."Entertainment Weekly (2/13/04, p.71) - "Combine luxe jazz vocalist Julie London with a rapper and you'll get a sense of this unique singer-songwriter's charm." - Rating: A-Uncut (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Think Randy Newman crooned in a voice like Peggy Lee and delivered with the panache of Rufus Wainwright."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "From exquisite jazzy swoon to political satire, this has wit in spades, an irrepressible love of language and genuine originality."0.4383723

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Rolling Stone (3/18/04, p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 - "McKay's penchant for offhand satire and warped musical-comedy allusions aligns her [with] skewed songsmiths such as Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks. And she's only nineteen."Rolling Stone (p.146) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "[I]t's McKay's laser-beam wit and able songwriting that made it one of the debut albums of the year."Entertainment Weekly (2/13/04, p.71) - "Combine luxe jazz vocalist Julie London with a rapper and you'll get a sense of this unique singer-songwriter's charm." - Rating: A-Uncut (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Think Randy Newman crooned in a voice like Peggy Lee and delivered with the panache of Rufus Wainwright."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "From exquisite jazzy swoon to political satire, this has wit in spades, an irrepressible love of language and genuine originality."0.4383723

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Rolling Stone (9/14/00, p.180) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Extremely circular...bold enough to drive some rock fans mad and to enthrall others....[It's] an album that can be endlessly brooded upon....like a collegiate version of Randy Newman..."Entertainment Weekly (9/1/00, p.81) - "...Tempers its punk-influenced attack with a keen pop proficiency..." - Rating: A-CMJ (8/28/00, p.22) - "...Angular yet hooky pop songs unafraid to be tender....an album that will surprise many with its honesty and directness..."0.4133014

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Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.89) - "...The unassuming Hogan mingles songs by Randy Newman and Charlie Rich with a little of her own lush despair..." - Rating: B+Magnet (12-1/02, p.89) - "...Unerringly focused on pure song, emotion and those simply heart-stoppping pipes..."CMJ (10/8/01, p.17) - "...[This] may actually feel bad, but it sounds very, very good."No Depression (11-12/01, pp.125-6) - "...Hogan newly defines the term 'disheleved elegance' here, emotional and passionate in her ruffled dress and smudged lipstick..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/02, p.102) - "...Slow, quiet, late-night dreamy songs..."0.4133014

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Rolling Stone (p.93) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "SHRUNKEN HEADS is one of the best albums Hunter has made since the end of Mott, with its vintage surge and articulate fury."CMJ (p.44) - "He revs up with loose rockers, like 'Fuss About Nothin,' but gets deadly serious on a call-and-response reaction to Hurricane Katrina..."No Depression (p.91) - "[The album] finds a comfortable middle ground between Bruce Springsteen's soulful bar-band rock and Randy Newman's character sketches....The closing track, 'Read 'Em And Weep', is a plaintive voice-and-piano ballad, and it's simply heartbreaking."0.4133014

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Rolling Stone (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Bad-news love songs get slowed to morphine drips; the country-blues number about John Henry showcases Earle's hot fingerpicking."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] mix of old-time country as if played through a Randy Newman filter lent to him by Will Oldham. Classic lived-in country."Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The sepia-toned, Opry retro remains and there's excellent 'now' Americana..."0.4133014

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e draws out the droll simplicity of Randy Newman's 'Losing You'...and turns his own 'I'm A Believer' into an invocation of teen romance experienced afresh in old age."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a pleasingly sparse set of interpretations, the singer accompanied mostly by little more than acoustic guitar or piano....The voice is still strong enough to dominate each song."0.4133014

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Lazily swelling Randy Newman orchestrations and hippie-gospel choirs coil around the sleepiest Allen Toussaint grooves..."Billboard (p.24) - "White's music is a big bite that requires some time to digest, but the substance and advanced craft of these songs reward the effort."Q (Magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "White has sewn together a psychedelic patchwork from various indigenous sounds -- cosmic soul and funk, morning-after blues -- that's as great as any of its obvious influences."0.4133014

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Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Regina Spektor's 'Blood Of Eden' and Elbow's 'Mercy Street' are worth the price of admission..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Randy Newman declutters the SO groover 'Big Time' to reveal the Randy-like groaner within -- a rare find in a songbook more noted for cryptic allusion than transparency of meaning"0.4133014

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith excellent covers of Gabriel classics. Arcade Fire warp 'Games Without Frontiers' with Reflektor-style dub..."Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Regina Spektor's 'Blood Of Eden' and Elbow's 'Mercy Street' are worth the price of admission..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Randy Newman declutters the SO groover 'Big Time' to reveal the Randy-like groaner within -- a rare find in a songbook more noted for cryptic allusion than transparency of meaning"0.4133014

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"...Gibson, Foster and Garner have a ball, and they make the feeling contagious..." Rolling Stone "...Entertaining, amiable....Consistently good to look at..." Sight and Sound "...Fast, funny, full of straight-ahead action and tongue-in-cheek jokes....A smart, new-fangled MAVERICK..." New York Times "The cast is adorable, the characters are foolproof..." Entertainment Weekly "...The first lighthearted, laugh-oriented family Western in a long time....It's fun....One of the pleasures of the film is watching the actors used by director Richard Donner to populate his backgrounds..." Chicago Sun-Times0.3471768

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"...Entertaining, amiable....Consistently good to look at..."Sight and Sound "...Gibson, Foster and Garner have a ball, and they make the feeling contagious..."Rolling Stone "...Fast, funny, full of straight-ahead action and tongue-in-cheek jokes....A smart, new-fangled MAVERICK..."New York Times "The cast is adorable, the characters are foolproof..."Entertainment Weekly "...The first lighthearted, laugh-oriented family Western in a long time....It's fun....One of the pleasures of the film is watching the actors used by director Richard Donner to populate his backgrounds..."Chicago Sun-Times0.3471768

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"...Gibson, Foster and Garner have a ball, and they make the feeling contagious..."Rolling Stone "...Entertaining, amiable....Consistently good to look at..."Sight and Sound "...Fast, funny, full of straight-ahead action and tongue-in-cheek jokes....A smart, new-fangled MAVERICK..."New York Times "The cast is adorable, the characters are foolproof..."Entertainment Weekly "...The first lighthearted, laugh-oriented family Western in a long time....It's fun....One of the pleasures of the film is watching the actors used by director Richard Donner to populate his backgrounds..."Chicago Sun-Times0.3471768

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"...Gibson, Foster and Garner have a ball, and they make the feeling contagious..." Rolling Stone "...Entertaining, amiable....Consistently good to look at..." Sight and Sound "...Fast, funny, full of straight-ahead action and tongue-in-cheek jokes....A smart, new-fangled MAVERICK..." New York Times "The cast is adorable, the characters are foolproof..." Entertainment Weekly "...The first lighthearted, laugh-oriented family Western in a long time....It's fun....One of the pleasures of the film is watching the actors used by director Richard Donner to populate his backgrounds..." Chicago Sun-Times0.3471768

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Rolling Stone (4/17/97, pp.78-80) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...Folds has written another batch of sweet songs and supports each with disciplined, downright patient arrangements....This is about as close to bliss as the radio gets."Spin (5/97, p.110) - 9 (out of 10) - "...WHATEVER AND EVER AMEN, signals a welcome return to rock as physical comedy. Like his sad-clown elders--Elton, Randy Newman--Folds knows that intense sincerity and oafish glitz are hardly incompatible. In fact, that's something we used to call entertainment..."Entertainment Weekly (3/28/97, p.68) - "...Guitarless, cool, and compositionally overqualified, BFF have everything you'd want out of a rock band right now except a wah-wah pedal." - Rating: AQ (1/98, p.112) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Q (10/00, p.141) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Music for those who'll spend the rest of their lives 'off games', the bone-dry humor and sunny melodies still compensate for a multitude of sins."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #27 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.0.309976

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Q (7/01, p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Seemingly upbeat guitar-pop, laced with a healthy dose of South London wit and cynicism...full of impressive singer-songwriterly moments..."Magnet (9-10/01, pp.117-8) - "...A crafty, well-intentioned bit of white-boy groove..."0.2777415

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"It's a beautiful film that clearly feels the responsibility to join the canon of Disney classic."Box Office 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] wonderful, toe-tapping musical gift everyone is likely to love. With a great Randy Newman score and a magical cast of characters, this one is a 100% guaranteed delight for the whole family."Box Office "[A] foot-stomping, smile-inducing, heart-warming animated twist on the Brothers Grimm frog-prince fairy tale."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]lassic, whimsical Disney....PRINCESS is akin to THE LITTLE MERMAID in its blending of gorgeous backdrops, catchy musical numbers and a plucky heroine."USA Today "[I]t's an unmistakable pleasure to behold an old-school, hand-drawn toon, assembled with pristine craftsmanship and attention to detail..."Variety "PRINCESS AND THE FROG really marks Disney's rediscovery of a strong narrative loaded with vibrant character and mind-bending, hilarious situations."Hollywood Reporter "Disney's triumphant return to hand-drawn 2-D animation still holds an awful lot of familiar, comfort-food charm." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "[T]he year's deepest, most affecting, and most inventive movies....The filmmakers trust in story over special effects..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Ten Best Animated Films Of 2009" -- "This is what classic animation once was like!"Chicago Sun-Times "THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG is a triumph on every one of the myriad levels it has been asked to succeed on..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sincere fairy tale with a good heart, but one that is never naive or boring."Empire0.2583134

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"It's a beautiful film that clearly feels the responsibility to join the canon of Disney classic."Box Office 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] wonderful, toe-tapping musical gift everyone is likely to love. With a great Randy Newman score and a magical cast of characters, this one is a 100% guaranteed delight for the whole family."Box Office "[A] foot-stomping, smile-inducing, heart-warming animated twist on the Brothers Grimm frog-prince fairy tale."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]lassic, whimsical Disney....PRINCESS is akin to THE LITTLE MERMAID in its blending of gorgeous backdrops, catchy musical numbers and a plucky heroine."USA Today "[I]t's an unmistakable pleasure to behold an old-school, hand-drawn toon, assembled with pristine craftsmanship and attention to detail..."Variety "PRINCESS AND THE FROG really marks Disney's rediscovery of a strong narrative loaded with vibrant character and mind-bending, hilarious situations."Hollywood Reporter "Disney's triumphant return to hand-drawn 2-D animation still holds an awful lot of familiar, comfort-food charm." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "[T]he year's deepest, most affecting, and most inventive movies....The filmmakers trust in story over special effects..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Ten Best Animated Films Of 2009" -- "This is what classic animation once was like!"Chicago Sun-Times "THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG is a triumph on every one of the myriad levels it has been asked to succeed on..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sincere fairy tale with a good heart, but one that is never naive or boring."Empire0.2583134

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"It's a beautiful film that clearly feels the responsibility to join the canon of Disney classic."Box Office "[A] foot-stomping, smile-inducing, heart-warming animated twist on the Brothers Grimm frog-prince fairy tale."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]lassic, whimsical Disney....PRINCESS is akin to THE LITTLE MERMAID in its blending of gorgeous backdrops, catchy musical numbers and a plucky heroine."USA Today 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] wonderful, toe-tapping musical gift everyone is likely to love. With a great Randy Newman score and a magical cast of characters, this one is a 100% guaranteed delight for the whole family."Box Office "[I]t's an unmistakable pleasure to behold an old-school, hand-drawn toon, assembled with pristine craftsmanship and attention to detail..."Variety "PRINCESS AND THE FROG really marks Disney's rediscovery of a strong narrative loaded with vibrant character and mind-bending, hilarious situations."Hollywood Reporter "Disney's triumphant return to hand-drawn 2-D animation still holds an awful lot of familiar, comfort-food charm." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club "[T]he year's deepest, most affecting, and most inventive movies....The filmmakers trust in story over special effects..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly Included in Chicago Sun-Times's "The Ten Best Animated Films Of 2009" -- "This is what classic animation once was like!"Chicago Sun-Times "THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG is a triumph on every one of the myriad levels it has been asked to succeed on..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sincere fairy tale with a good heart, but one that is never naive or boring."Empire0.2583134

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Rolling Stone (2/17/00, p.57) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...morbidly engrossing....[It] seesaws between gallows humor and hopeful yearning, with the balance tilting towards the former..."Entertainment Weekly (1/28/00, p.106) - "...one of the '70s most gifted musicians has pulled off a CD that resonates with the quizzical poignancy of midlife survival while harking back to his delectably deranged EXCITABLE BOY heyday..." - Rating: A-Q (2/00, p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a quality record packed with ironic, sarcastic, nakedly emotional, funny and gut-wrenching songs....business as usual, but, God, he's good at it..."Uncut (9/03, p.96) - "...The songs are consistently funny, mordant, touching, and wise..."CMJ (1/24/00, p.29) - "...arguably his best collection of new material since 1978's EXCITABLE BOY....[his] dry, twisted voice is accompanied by rock instrumentation that is appropriately sparse....The poetic irony of songs such as the title track...ring through with well-deserved clarity."No Depression (3-4/00, pp.110-111) - "...With LIFE'LL KILL YA, Zevon...assemble[s] 12 thoughtful, often caustically funny, always intimately felt songs....[he] varies pitch between rumbling basso and expressively strained falsetto, yet his overall tone remains steady..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/00, p.90) - "...his wryness and acuity...recall Randy Newman, though with less winsome, more militaristic melodies and a savage, pugilistic vocal..."0.2583134

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