raw-venture-16,Dr. Octagonecologyst [600445002128], The Backbeat of Rock And Roll [Digipak]
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Rolling Stone (6/12/97, p.113) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...Occupying the heretofore-undefined area where hip-hop meets hallucinatory sci-fi and porn....a 3 FEET HIGH AND RISING for the age of hardware and cynicism..."Spin (9/99, p.162) - Ranked #86 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (8/96, p.103) - Very Good - "...Dr. Octagon is a welcome return to the irrational, destabilized essence and no-rules vibe of early hip-hop."Alternative Press (10/96, p.83) - 4 (out of 5) - "...deep, dubby bass lines, spooky melodic riffs and consistently heavy beats..."JazzTimes (10/96, p.81) - "...one of the freshest, most relentlessly zany releases to come out of hip-hop in a long while....Keith's oddball excursions reach near-cinematic levels."The Source (3/96, p.102) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...DR. OCTAGON brings visions of humor, filth and most of the ill aspects that one conjures up while on acid....a quality album with the proper ingredients....you must keep your mind and ears on point at all times..."Melody Maker (5/25/96, p.50) - Bloody Essential - "...While commercial American hip hop is slithering into an insipid mire of soulless, identikit swingbeat, Dr. Octagon has made an album swathed in character....Get yer prescription fixed."Rap Pages (3/96, p.34) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Dr. Octagon...dares to venture where no man has gone before, and manages to get into that universe all real men love to go into....Then there's scratching..."New York Times (Publisher) (7/16/96, p.C13) - "...definitely among the most progressive rap projects to be released in the past year....DR. OCTAGON sounds at first like an American answer to the trip-hop musician Tricky....But DR. OCTAGON actually exists in an orbit of its own..."NME (Magazine) (5/25/96, p.53) - 7 (out of 10) - "...`Nineteen strong doses of pure, undiluted hip-hop'...steeped in the kind of abstract atmospheres the finest Wax tracks boast....he rides the grooves with all the flow and assured attitude of the seasoned pro he is..."0.1787736

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