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Entertainment Weekly (12/4/92, p.65) - "...Even divorced from animated antics, [the tunes] are irresistibly loony..." - Rating: AMusician (3/93, p.94) - "...How did Scott produce such memorable music while remaining a mystery? By writing for the movies and cartoons, that's how. And if you think Tex Avery did amazing things with pen and ink, wait'll you hear the magic Scott's Quintette pulled from his scores..."35.15001

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Spin (9/00, p.185) - "...69 love songs to commerce and the space age....The music is both archaic and 'tres moderne'..."The Wire (6/00, p.57) - "...Scott's flair for invention suited an age for car batteries, electric-powered toys and bright new chemical products. By using it to bring a gloss and sparkle to prevailing notions of progress, he helped drag electronic music out of the laboratory and into the home..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.101) - "...Comprises generally abstract [electronic] experiments; space-age ad jingles...sonic experiments with tape loops and new instruments, or bleepy soundtracks for futuristic theme parks....A work of art in its own right..."0.9506084

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Rolling Stone (p.79) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tracks tell tales that roar like subway cars."Spin (p.80) - "These two CDS focus on a '40s-'50s moment when jazz, blues, and folk mingled with doo-wop, early rock'n'roll, and avant-garde composition..."Spin (p.51) - Ranked #5 in Spin's 'The Top 10 Reissues Of 2011' -- "The music itself just detonates, track after astonishing track, a cubist portrait."Record Collector (magazine) (p.103) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "WATCH THE CLOSING DOORS takes us back to the middle of the 20th Century and the rumblings of an underground cool waiting to explode."0.1679764

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