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Rolling Stone (9/7/95, p.72) - 3 Stars - Good - "...He just may be the most fluent balladeer to come along since Tim Hardin..."Q (2/96, p.63) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (10/95, p.126) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...the songs on this debut are of a consistently high quality....Ron Sexmith's a real talent, a rare talent, and his album is a little treasure..."Dirty Linen (4-5/96, p.92) - "...a new voice full of bluster and quirky charm...full of emotional sincerity and great playing..."NME (Magazine) (6/22/96, p.54) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Sexsmith...operates at a...prosaic-level lyrically, and is the possessor of what is traditionally termed a `nerdy wail'....As unprepossessing and as deeply `uncool' as all this might sound, [he] could actually be Beck's (much) older brother..."107.5243

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Rolling Stone (7/5/01, pp.140,142) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...Offers his widest stylistic assortment yet, from intimate blues to extroverted rock...thanks to producers Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy...there's more bounce in his rhythm section..."Spin (8/01, p.139) - 8 out of 10 - "...Sexsmith finds relief in classic songcraft, reimagining greats from Johnny Mercer to Freedy Johnson. This is true even when the content is sad indeed..."Entertainment Weekly (6/8/01, p.76) - "...His 4th gorgeous album...The disc's grittier sound is the perfect complement to [his] 'Waterloo Sunset' croon, and the dangerous dips into loungy jazz and reggae are just lovely..." - Rating: AQ (7/01, p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Enjoyable..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.35) - "...His warm, mid-tempo rock has become even more sincere and soulful....little bundles of truth offered so earnestly you'd never think to disagree with them..."No Depression (7-8/01, p.119) - "...His most accomplished work yet..."61.44246

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Uncut (p.102) - 5 stars out of 5 - "The playing is impeccable, full of soft acoustic ripples, slide, mandolin, organ and autoharp. An unexpected treat."61.44246

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Rolling Stone (7/5/01, pp.140,142) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...Offers his widest stylistic assortment yet, from intimate blues to extroverted rock...thanks to producers Steve Earle and Ray Kennedy...there's more bounce in his rhythm section..."Spin (8/01, p.139) - 8 out of 10 - "...Sexsmith finds relief in classic songcraft, reimagining greats from Johnny Mercer to Freedy Johnson. This is true even when the content is sad indeed..."Entertainment Weekly (6/8/01, p.76) - "...His 4th gorgeous album...The disc's grittier sound is the perfect complement to [his] 'Waterloo Sunset' croon, and the dangerous dips into loungy jazz and reggae are just lovely..." - Rating: AQ (7/01, p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Enjoyable..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.35) - "...His warm, mid-tempo rock has become even more sincere and soulful....little bundles of truth offered so earnestly you'd never think to disagree with them..."No Depression (7-8/01, p.119) - "...His most accomplished work yet..."61.44246

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Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[I]t offers lots of the usual low-key beauty, as Sexsmith's wistful tenor drifts above shimmering guitar arpeggios." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press (pp.136-137) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "TIME BEING directs attention straight to Sexsmith's strengths: his comforting croon; Paul McCartneyesque melodies and wise, sometimes witty words..."61.44246

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Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[I]t offers lots of the usual low-key beauty, as Sexsmith's wistful tenor drifts above shimmering guitar arpeggios." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press (pp.136-137) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "TIME BEING directs attention straight to Sexsmith's strengths: his comforting croon; Paul McCartneyesque melodies and wise, sometimes witty words..."61.44246

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Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Happily, Sexsmith no longer has a lump in his throat. As the dewy dawn uncertainties of 'The Morning Light' bring FOREVER ENDEAVOUR to a close, listeners might find themselves shedding a tear in relief."61.44246

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Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "'Brandy Alexander' is a playful, brass-enhanced Van Morrison-type treat....There are other nice moments here, from the soul-folk of 'One Last Round' to the mournful crooning of 'Hard Time'..."Q (Magazine) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[He] has perfected the forlorn angst of a middle-aged man. 'One Last Round,' for example, is about a world gone bad, and he sounds perfectly at home in its downcast melancholy."Paste (magazine) (p.76) - "Sexsmith's melodies connect instantly -- the two instrumentals that open and close the CD are sublime hymns; spectral, unearthly and rare..."53.76215

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Paste (magazine) - "[Ron Sexsmith] turns in an effort worth remembering on the intimate closer 'Where Is My Everything,' where he forgoes the bells and whistles of modern country for a moving and simple guitar-and-vocal rendition."1.115777

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Paste (magazine) - "[Ron Sexsmith] turns in an effort worth remembering on the intimate closer 'Where Is My Everything,' where he forgoes the bells and whistles of modern country for a moving and simple guitar-and-vocal rendition."0.8393314

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Uncut (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It takes a while to percolate, but repeated plays show him to be as subtly flavoured as Joe Pernice or Elliott Smith."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Beck's precise strumming and dulcet voice -- Elliott Smith by way of Ron Sexsmith -- remain the constant focus."0.5995225

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Entertainment Weekly (5/22/98, p.70) - "...Froom brings a creaky, freaky, polyglot Americana to all his projects. Debuting as auteur with archaic keyboards in tow, he creates oddball sound scenarios for various songwriting pals..." - Rating: B+0.3685946

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Uncut (2/04, p.69) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his heartfelt tribute from fellow Toronto artists is a justifiable delight."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[The album] certainly deserves attention."0.3225203

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Daniel Rossen, Final Fantasy and Princeton all present radically reworked renditions that are as adventurous as some of the original arrangements."0.3225203

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Rolling Stone (6/10/99, p.122) - 3 1/2 out of 5 - "...Ron writes and sings sweetly droopy songs that melt the heart and assuage the soul. Sexsmith brings an expanded palette to WHEREABOUTS: banjos and clarinets, piccolos and English horns, all enriching his deceptively direct...songs"Spin (8/99, p.158) - 8 out of 10 - "...[Sexsmith] tackles...enigmas in guileful songs that [Langston Hughes] might have admired. The singer's well-ordered melodies flesh out phrases that would hit like cliches from a less gifted artist....WHEREABOUTS offers many morsels of epiphany..."Entertainment Weekly (5/28/99, p.144) - "...Producers Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake do a wonderfully understated job of colorizing Sexsmith's sad-kid melodies and voice....Call it buoyant sorrow." - Rating: AQ (7/99, p.124) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...Sexsmith has always used an autumnal palatte, here the golden leaves are piled neck-high..."CMJ (5/24/99, p.5) - "...Sexsmith's writing speaks as much about the more upbeat feelings of hope and empathy as they do the bleakest ones of sorrow and isolation....His delivery is casual and his points are finely drawn, but his way with words makes the mundane seem achingly poignant."Melody Maker (6/19/99, p.52) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[WHEREABOUTS] is wry, reflective and elegant....Seek Sexsmith out..."New Music Monthly (7/99, p.56) - "...compact, tuneful melodies play out long enough for you to remember them fondly....a strong effort...that makes you want to get to know this Sexsmith character a little better."0.4176157

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