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Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Desire's 'Don't Call' hits home as pop, while Void Vision's peppy 'In 20 Years' is irresistibly infectious."66.28589

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Spin (p.87) - "Rob Barber intensifies the band's trademark polyrhythms with snappy post-punk bass and eerie dub echoes..."Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Their organic, DIY dance aesthetic makes them a more structured Animal Collective."47.28423

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Clash (magazine) - "'Make It Gold' builds into an intense shamanic drone, and there's a curious dubby skank to the aptly named 'Big Bounce.'"47.28423

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Uncut (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ocused around some astonishing live sets on his home turf, Soho's Flamingo Club....JAZZ GENIUS doubles as a primer of British jazz in its most fertile, most exciting period."47.28423

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "With poetic lyrics, an edge of mystery and the odd wave of baroque strings, it could be a lost classic from the 1960's, making no compromises to modern techniques."47.28423

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47.28423

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47.28423

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47.28423

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Spin (p.75) - "Buraka assemble Jamaican dancehall, Brazilian favela beats, South African ghetto-tech, and video-game ear candy like colorful Lego blocks....Impeccably crafted..."CMJ - "KOMBA features 12 tracks of non-stop dance music equipped with just about every instrument one could imagine."Uncut (magazine) (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[G]leefully unadulterated....With generous slugs of dubstep, dancehall, rock, R&B, baile funk and anything else that fits the fervent party mood."33.77445

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29.58137

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Magnet (p.92) - "They inject their obscure R&B, soul, gospel, blues and primitive rock with a grittily affectionate reinvention that rises far beyond impersonation."29.58137

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Rolling Stone (No. 967, p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Antony's voice is] an instrument of delicacy and rapture in which Nina Simone, Morrissey and Joni Mitchell seem to inhabit the same breath..."Spin (p.61) - Ranked #28 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[His falsetto] resonates with the power of decidedly nonmale vocalists like Nico and Nina Simone..."Spin (p.92) - "Scarily intimate and irresistibly beautiful." - Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.143) - Ranked #10 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' - "The music - equal parts muted cabaret and heavenly modern hymns - flies like the bird of the title."Entertainment Weekly (No. 804/805, p.133) - "[A] strings-garnished plunge into the depths of heartbreak (and gender-bending)..." - Grade: B+Uncut (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Antony's eloquent tales of alienation an love, played with Bad Seeds vigour by The Johnsons, are precious but palatable, and provoke compelling vocals from seasoned outsiders."The Wire (p.41) - Included in The Wire's "2005 Rewind: 50 Records Of The Year."The Wire (p.51) - "[I]t's Antony's voice that will move you, make you swoon."Mojo (Publisher) (p.56) - Ranked #1 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "Not just a truly brilliant record, but a record that seemed to promise that the pop music mainstream need never be the same again."Mojo (Publisher) (p.62) - Ranked #43 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[L]onesome tales of heartbreak, longing and loss, finally arriving at some kind of redemption. An essential journey."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is tough, honest, uncompromising beauty and the next great voice in music."29.58137

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29.58137

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Uncut (106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Hal - perfecting eschewing irony - keep the envelope taut, the air fresh..."CMJ (No. 912, p.7) - "[An] album dappled in golden harmonies, ambitious songcraft, and a love-in vibe..."29.58137

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Rolling Stone (No. 984, p.150) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...LOVE KRAFT emphasizes contemplative beauty over the band's early work....There's more love in the Furries' craft than ever."Uncut (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "On LOVE KRAFT, Super Furries' democratic edge extends to vocal duties....Everyone pile in for 'The Horn,' a deranged sea shanty embellished by hammered dulcimer and harmonica."Magnet (p.99) - "LOVE KRAFT is a slow-moving vessel of love....Theatrical strings hover, gritty keyboards suffocate, and reverb oozes from KRAFT's pores."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "LOVE KRAFT has the recumbent demeanour of an album recorded in Catalonia and mixed in Brazil, and rather presupposes a similarly serene aspect from listeners."29.58137

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]oft, stripped-down Swedish cafe folk....It's mostly Bergman's frail voice, acoustic guitar or piano, with flourishes like the xylophone..."Spin (p.125) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Bergsman's new work has an introspective solitude, wisps of mandolin, sparse coils of marimba, all-thumbs pianos, drunken xylophone."Uncut (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "An obsession with the healing power of trees, expressed in Japanese-style, Zen chamber-music, counters lyrics of depression and heartache."Magnet (p.108) - "The result is serene, breathtaking and transportive....Stark but not empty, OPEN FIELD could induce you to take a secluded stroll through the woods."29.58137

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]is finest batch of songs since THIS IS HARDCORE. The songs are languid Eurotrash ballads, strung out on New Wave highs while hitting a post-punk low; his voice is a sultry whisper of bemused adult lust."Spin (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Courting trouble with wicked glee...Cocker plays a genteel psychopath, dissects the collapse of Western civilization, and mocks mindless escapism."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "Best are lacerating hidden track 'Running the World' and glam-rock cruncher 'Don't Let Him Waste Your Time.'" -- Grade: BQ (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[There's] an adventurous electronic edge that adds hints of darkness without ever enveloping proceedings in gloom."Q (p.123) - Ranked #24 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] collection of elegant torch and glam-pop songs..."Alternative Press (p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "JARVIS is a ripe thriller....JARVIS makes the descent into the miasma of mankind a joy."CMJ (p.38) - "The lyrics are expectedly acidic...but the gentle, retro-tinged balladry that pervades the record is a pretty salve for all of the bitterness."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith originality, unlikely uplift and tunes you can sing along to....A lot to re-connect with."29.58137

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Q (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his communal effort transcends rehearsal-room realities to generate Bagpuss-like psychedelia, all updated by strokes of fey electronica..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 --- "[W]ith strings, flute, harp and percussion, a deftly psychedelic percussion that greatly enriches Mystic Chords' whispered whimsy."29.58137

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Spin (p.98) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] band weds cattiness and punk-inspired spunk to studied pop-culture references....It's ridiculously entertaining."29.58137

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Magnet (p.111) - "[U]sing loud/soft/loud in tandem with the singing to underline every emotion a la Nick Cave....Those up to the challenge of a messier, darker Veils will find a few payoffs..."29.58137

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Spin (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n appealingly low-key solo debut....Top-shelf indie-pop tunes."Entertainment Weekly (p.106) - "[A] mellow debut, with its sweetly yearning melodies and modest arrangements that often recall Guided by Voices." -- Grade: B+Alternative Press (p.152) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- He kicks off the first Strokes solo effort with a melancholy, space-age lullaby and channels the Beatles' early stabs at Dylan on the unplugged 'Blue Skies.'"Magnet (p.99) - "Studded with bells and vocal echoes, folky torch song 'Blue Skies' is startlingly intimate and gentle....YOURS TO KEEP is a delightful surprise."Magnet (p.99) - "Studded with bells and vocal echoes, folky torch song 'Blue Skies' is startlingly intimate and gentle....YOURS TO KEEP is a delightful surprise."29.58137

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29.58137

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Rolling Stone (p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Her girlishly seductive vocals are more versatile than ever; she sounds like Lucinda Williams' clean-living little sis on the gorgeous, full-moon ballad 'Happy'..."Spin (p.60) - Ranked #13 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[Lewis] breezes through the back pages of country soul with an easy but therapy-deep self-awareness."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "Consider Lewis the Emmylou Harris of the Silverlake set, her exquisite voice masking smart, tart lyrics..." -- Grade: A-Q (p.122) - Ranked #27 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[with] some wonderfully rich arrangements."Uncut (p.78) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album is elevated by the breathy gospel harmonies of the Watson twins, a pair of blue-eyed soul sisters from Kentucky..."29.58137

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Magnet (p.104) - "[They write] catchy, humorous-yet-heartfelt pop songs that stay with you long after the last wave of the day."29.58137

$9.37
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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he trio pump out tightly wound, Seventies-sounding punk with a dozen near-perfect tunes about American pastimes....Their music is often thrilling and endlessly hummable."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "KICKS may take its leads from The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Orange Juice but these songs about Glasgow and girls still manage to invest the skinny-tie shuffle with some fresh contemporary verve."29.58137

$5.60
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Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he band's heartbeat is that of Finn Andrews....With the group's often spare arrangements and bluesy, sandpapery melodies, it is his keening voice that gives the Veils their emotional wallop."Clash (magazine) (p.107) - "Towards the end of the eight-minute epic, 'Larkspur' you realise that this is a band at the height of their creative talent and you are privileged to be a part of it."29.58137

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Q (Magazine) (p.117) - "[T]he band manage to inject real drama into the majestically discordant, Sonic Youth-influenced 'Spearing The Sunfish'..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "In conjunction with MAN OF ARAN, it works brilliantly. The ebbs and flows they bring to their albums only enhance the man-at-war-with-nature visuals..."29.58137

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cocker's excellent second solo disc sets hilariously over-the-top come-ons to bruising garage rock and woozy soul..."Spin (p.97) - "[T]his collection of surging and reeling tunes is the former Pulp frontman's strongest since DIFFERENT CLASS."Spin - Ranked #27 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "Thankfully, acting middle-aged doesn't mean he's grown up."Entertainment Weekly (p.57) - "[T]he raucousness of 'Homewrecker!' or the title track will come as a definite surprise to longtime Cocker watchers..." -- Grade: B+CMJ - "The outcome is an entertaining bluesy, dirty kind of rock and roll that seems all too often forgotten amidst a new generation of shiny subgenres."Billboard (p.29) - "Cocker plays with different styles on each track, from the back-alley blues rock of 'Homewrecker' to the garage pop of the first single 'Angela'....There's still reason to hang on his every word..."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an imaginative sympathy that keeps you listening and engaged....His idiosyncratic approach marks him out from the usual run of career singers, and it shows no sign of weakening."Pitchfork (Website) - "It's a jutting, joking, hard-riffing jolt filled with raw self-deprecation."Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jarvis himself comes up with some of is wittiest lyrics since Pulp's heyday....All the more engaging for its honesty..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a wonderful surprise that FURTHER COMPLICATIONS turns out to be such a reinvigorated piece of work. Much of this freshness must be down to the working methods of Steve Albini..."29.58137

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Alternative Press (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album is a kaleidoscopic montage of stitched-together riffs and motorik propulsion, sometimes sprawling in execution but exhilarating in its reach and reckless abandon."Pitchfork (Website) - "Full of paradoxes and loving parodies, honeyed psych-pop harmonies and shaggy vamps....The results are as free-wheeling and inspired as the group has sounded in years..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The epic 'Cardiff In The Sun' is optimism writ large in a soaring paean to a beautiful city....It's the centerpiece to the closes SFA have come to producing a perfectly realised album."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'The Very Best Of Neil Diamond' blends a vaguely Eastern guitar line with tin-can rattles and a haunting vocoder refrain, while 'Moped Eyes' is the album's highlight -- a deft, funky number..."29.58137

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Spin (p.86) - "[T]he wooden drums and flutes warm the cool, wistful melodies on 'Watch the Waves' and 'Greyest Love of All.'"Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "EAST OF EDEN is bold and strange, fusing alien-sounding instrumentation with wide-eyed Scandinavian pop to dizzying effect."Clash (magazine) - "Wide-eyed and aware, EAST OF EDEN is awash with blissful instrumentals constructed with flutes, drums and traditional Pakistani rhythms..."29.58137

$14.67
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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "1990s keep it rolling in 'Cult Status,' 'See You at the Lights,' and 'Situation,' where McKeown shows off his Television-style guitar-heroics."Rolling Stone (pp.111-112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "[A] great, rowdy Brit-pop album..."Spin (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]aut, trashy ditties that mix '70s proto-punk and skippy '50s ooh-las."29.58137

$15.34
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Spin (p.92) - "[I]ts doomed subjects are well served by the band's dark, gentle strums and ghostly piano lines."Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their trad arrangements of others' songs are bewitching, particularly the haunting sad 'Annachie Gordon'..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[There is] a wintry eloquence to much of TENDER....Rarely has the deep past sounded so stirring, or so modern."29.58137

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Spin (p.87) - "Weber keeps the beats crisp but more varied, conjuring steaming pipes, wind chimes, and a bullet train."Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]his record is gritty and earthbound. It's darker, more forceful, and more chaotic."Clash (magazine) - "BLACK NOISE is a hypnotically accessible album, which is delightfully quiet, reflective and well, minimal."29.58137

$15.00
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Rolling Stone (p.179) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[G]enteel, eminently tuneful..."Rolling Stone (p.101) - "Singer-songwriter Greg Gilbert of new British quartet the Delays has a stratospheric voice that spears the sweet sadness of FADED SEASIDE GLAMOUR."Uncut (5/04, p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[The album] swoops in like a trilling, shimmering, frankly feminized confection of the angelically unexpected....FADED SEASIDE GLAMOUR is an of-the-moment event of its own unlikely making."Magnet (p.86) - "FADED SEASIDE GLAMOUR is essentially what the beach would sound like if it had a record deal..."CMJ (p.31) - "Greg Gilbert defines the band's sound just seconds into the album with his unearthly and staggeringly delicate falsetto, which effortlessly careens through the catchy melodies and spot-on harmonies featured in nearly every song."29.58137

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Spin - "The lush production by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and Benders frontman Christopher Chu embeds the band's elaborate melodies in a colorful wall of sound..."CMJ - "The album fits squarely in the mold of classic, folksy indie rock, but the band and Taylor bring a few new shades of beauty to keep things interesting."Pitchfork (Website) - "[The album has] a more coastal, kaleidoscopic California haze. It also finds them embracing the cavernous experimental rock sound of Grizzly Bear..."Uncut (magazine) (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "There's more charm when they relax, in the swooning washes of 'Pleasure Sighs' and the blissed-out Brian Wilsonisms of 'Sleeping In'."29.58137

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Rolling Stone (p.65) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "On HEAVEN IS WHENEVER, the Hold Steady don't just show us how much they love classic rock -- they make some of their own. It's their most polished record, nearly majestic at points..."Spin - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Craig Finn's rhymes still resonate..."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "If 2008's STAY POSTIVE was a haunted wastoid cautionary tale, HEAVEN is a survivor's celebration of staying alive." -- Grade: A-Alternative Press (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band have learned to downshift when they need to, finally giving melodies and words some space to breathe."CMJ - "[T]he band members have moved behind the bar, dispensing words as wizened bartenders..."Billboard (p.37) - "[T]he group's Everyman stature remains intact thanks to vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn's straightforward lyricism and lead guitarist Tad Kubler's signature swells."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "The Hold Steady makes music that pulsates with real quality and a very sense of trouble....HEAVEN IS WHENEVER is a real treat of an album."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] rewarding listen....Established fans will find much to adore..."Paste (magazine) (p.89) - "[O]n its magnificent fifth album, the band has finally grown up a little....Again pulling off with heroic sincerity the idea that heaven is lying on the floor listening to records..."Uncut (magazine) (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the natural, assured way in which HEAVEN IS WHENEVER moves between building on past glories and breaking fresh ground that's so impressive."Uncut (magazine) (p.34) - Ranked #36 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[W]ith a pared-back sound and a cleaned-up Tad Kubler's guitar to the fore..."29.58137

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Pitchfork (Website) - "SEROTONIN is brimming with bedazzled, champagne-light hooks. Almost every cut kicks through the door with an arena-ready riff..."Clash (magazine) - "Opener 'Alice Springs' sees the band lace themselves in psychedelic heaven complete with fuzzy guitars and a whole lot of class..."29.58137

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