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Rolling Stone (10/02, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A gem for the highly sensitive..."Q (10/02, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their updated pastiches of 60s and early-70s pop exotica have become even more chilled....distilled to a fine essence..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #52 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (11/02, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Saint Etienne's most far-reaching album since FOX BASE ALPHA..."Magnet (1/03, p.104) - "...Sewn together with slower tunes that would put both Sade and Brian Wilson's noses in the rulebook..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.110) - "...Cryptic voiceovers, crafted pop, nouveau-retro keyboards, slippery samples and subliminal Anglo cultural debate..."Pitchfork (Website) - "FINISTERRE was a return to urbane form for Saint Etienne....The clever spoken-word samples they'd used until TIGER BAY were here again, and the stylish dance-pop was, too..."59.67427

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Rolling Stone (10/02, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A gem for the highly sensitive..."Q (10/02, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their updated pastiches of 60s and early-70s pop exotica have become even more chilled....distilled to a fine essence..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #52 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (11/02, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Saint Etienne's most far-reaching album since FOX BASE ALPHA..."Magnet (1/03, p.104) - "...Sewn together with slower tunes that would put both Sade and Brian Wilson's noses in the rulebook..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.110) - "...Cryptic voiceovers, crafted pop, nouveau-retro keyboards, slippery samples and subliminal Anglo cultural debate..."Pitchfork (Website) - "FINISTERRE was a return to urbane form for Saint Etienne....The clever spoken-word samples they'd used until TIGER BAY were here again, and the stylish dance-pop was, too..."59.67427

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Rolling Stone (10/02, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A gem for the highly sensitive..."Q (10/02, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their updated pastiches of 60s and early-70s pop exotica have become even more chilled....distilled to a fine essence..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #52 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (11/02, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Saint Etienne's most far-reaching album since FOX BASE ALPHA..."Magnet (1/03, p.104) - "...Sewn together with slower tunes that would put both Sade and Brian Wilson's noses in the rulebook..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.110) - "...Cryptic voiceovers, crafted pop, nouveau-retro keyboards, slippery samples and subliminal Anglo cultural debate..."Pitchfork (Website) - "FINISTERRE was a return to urbane form for Saint Etienne....The clever spoken-word samples they'd used until TIGER BAY were here again, and the stylish dance-pop was, too..."59.67427

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Rolling Stone (10/1/98, pp.68-69) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...their most relentless album yet, every bit as smashing as their 1995 singles collection....they go for a warmer, more acoustic sound, with piano, vibes and jazzy saxophone to decorate their bittersweet melodies..."Entertainment Weekly (9/11/98, p.132) - "...While GOOD HUMOR lacks some of the bold juxtapostions of Saint Etienne's previous efforts, its unassuming sweetness is hard to resist." - Rating: BRecord Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "By GOOD HUMOR, they'd roped in a full band and horn section and were turning out purer pop than ever before."59.64569

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Pitchfork (Website) - "It's far more subdued, even reflective than FOXBASE's unashamedly hooks-first buoyancy....It's also sonically 'big' in a way that makes it seem like a commentary on the mid-90s moment when even chill-out-centric electronics music went stadium-sized."Record Collector (magazine) (p.95) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]overing everything from glam to trip-hop and drum'n'bass sound washes..."59.17459

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Q (Magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Its love of its subject matter is virulently infectious, and perhaps deeper because Cracknell, Stanley and Wiggs are all north of 40 now....They have made an amazing album about how amazing pop music can be."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "WORDS AND MUSIC leans heavily towards gamboling Stock, Aitken & Waterman disco-pop, with hints elsewhere of Italian house...and New Order."Uncut (magazine) (p.82) - "[T]his is a beautifully executed love letter to the eternal pop rush."41.42222

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Q (Magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Its love of its subject matter is virulently infectious, and perhaps deeper because Cracknell, Stanley and Wiggs are all north of 40 now....They have made an amazing album about how amazing pop music can be."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "WORDS AND MUSIC leans heavily towards gamboling Stock, Aitken & Waterman disco-pop, with hints elsewhere of Italian house...and New Order."Uncut (magazine) (p.82) - "[T]his is a beautifully executed love letter to the eternal pop rush."35.50476

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Entertainment Weekly (2/14/92, p.55) - "...a glitterting, kaleidoscopic set of dance tracks..." - Rating: B+Q - One of Q Magazine's 50 best albums of 1991.Alternative Press (7/95, p.116) - "...a pop odyssey generating inspired, witty music informed by the past, but built for the future..."Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #17 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991 - "...a dazzling diverse display of sampladelic imagination."Q (Magazine) (p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Fusing '60s girl group pop with cut-ups and samples, their records reimagined Burt Bacharach as a house producer."Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] UK indie pop record with a particularly unique sound and vision -- the joys and pangs of cusp-of-adulthood love and loss, delivered with a clued-in-ingenue mix of wide-eyed enthusiasm and knowing languor by Sarah Cracknell..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Ambient music holds a firm grip over many of the segues...the album's most famous for the pure sampleadelic pop of 'Nothing Can Stop Us'..."30.53712

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Uncut (magazine) (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Songwriter/vocalist Marie Amdam impresses, whether channeling Saint Etienne, or injecting skank into Morricone..."0.9422006

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Rolling Stone (10/02, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A gem for the highly sensitive..."Q (10/02, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their updated pastiches of 60s and early-70s pop exotica have become even more chilled....distilled to a fine essence..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #52 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (11/02, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Saint Etienne's most far-reaching album since FOX BASE ALPHA..."Magnet (1/03, p.104) - "...Sewn together with slower tunes that would put both Sade and Brian Wilson's noses in the rulebook..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.110) - "...Cryptic voiceovers, crafted pop, nouveau-retro keyboards, slippery samples and subliminal Anglo cultural debate..."Pitchfork (Website) - "FINISTERRE was a return to urbane form for Saint Etienne....The clever spoken-word samples they'd used until TIGER BAY were here again, and the stylish dance-pop was, too..."0.7351373

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Rolling Stone (8/16/01, p.105) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Bittersweet pop...Any fan of Everythging But The Girl, Saint Etienne or vintage Blondie should find plenty to swoon over here..."CMJ (8/01, p.82) - "...Quieter and more keyboard-dependent than the group's previosu work, it operates along the expected Ivy line....sophisticated..."0.5888754

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Clash (magazine) - "A sweetly melancholic, analogue warmth pervades this record with Nico-like hushed vocals atop floating acoustic guitar and laconic beats."Uncut (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Their songs often recall the Europhilic climes of Saint Etienne's TIGER BAY-era ballads, partly thanks to Regina Janssen's droll, almost detached delivery."0.5888754

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Spin (p.74) - "[W]ith chopped-up vocals, burbling synths, and cooing harmonies that should place them firmly in the sophisticated-yet-naive pop tradition of Saint Etienne..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "They only really have one kind of song and tempo, rollicking yet melancholy, but they write them very, very well."0.5888754

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Spin (p.74) - "[W]ith chopped-up vocals, burbling synths, and cooing harmonies that should place them firmly in the sophisticated-yet-naive pop tradition of Saint Etienne..."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "They only really have one kind of song and tempo, rollicking yet melancholy, but they write them very, very well."0.5888754

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A cover of 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' pays homage to the dreamy Saint Etienne version, adn it all ends with 'It's About To Get Worse,' a wonderfully despondent slowie."Uncut (magazine) (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[P]olished, sullen synth-pop with husky, La Roux-style vocals....Sumner's faithful remake of St Etienne's dreamy 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' is inspired recycling."0.4711003

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Spin (7/94, p.72) - "...the group has learned to modulate its thematic shifts more subtly...Saint Etienne makes dance pop that's more welcoming than hypnotic or seductive..."Alternative Press (8/94, p.90) - "...Etienne's disco-llision of `60s pop and `70s dance is now reaching such peaks of consistent perfection that it's impossible to believe they haven't long since...conquered the entire known universe..."Option (11-12/94, p.141) - "...Though the band steals freely from vintage Depeche Mode and other early-'80s disco beats, TIGER BAY thoroughly captivates, and captures a broader meaning of the word `ambient.'"Melody Maker (2/26/94, p.30) - "...somehow they've created a Virtual Pop Reality where deep house, medieval balladry, Moroderesque hi-NRG, snare-smacking Northern Soul, pneumatic Jamaican dub, and tearjerking torch songs coexist, and are of equal value. The Etienne aesthetic prevails...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Most of the songs were based on old traditionals, the ancient melodies relocated atop synths and sequencers."Pitchfork (Website) - "TIGER BAY still makes for the subtlest, most cinematic, and pretty much indisputably last of Saint Etienne's astounding initial burst of albums."Clash (magazine) - "[S]ome very sophisticated and very serious British pop music....It was subtle, unassuming, classy and it has stayed current because of those reasons."0.4163978

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Rolling Stone (No. 969, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Stars] build cerebral torch songs out of boy-girl vocals, strings, synths, guitars and the occasional French horn..."Spin (p.91) - "[T]hese chamber-pop libertines write lush, saucer-eyed ballads..." - Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (No. 810, pp.102-4) - "[Stars use] synth-and-strings arrangements to play up intra-band drama..." - Grade: B+Uncut (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he songs remain structured around the lover's discourse of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, hose wispy, feather-light voices somehow harmonise into something pointed and substantial on the title track and 'Soft Revolution'."Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #4 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "This Montreal band marries strings and sorrow with the delicacy of the Dears and Delgados..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[F]ans of Saint Etienne and The Magnetic Fields will find much to adore."0.3533252

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Entertainment Weekly (2/28/03, p.80) - "...Few DJs of the last decade have made club beats shimmer and glisten the way he has..." - Rating: A-0.3363715

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Spin (9/93, p.123) - Highly Recommended - "...a great pop record...sets [the band] off on their own ambitious path of discovery..."Q (12/99, p.76) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...Fiercely inventive...the music demands, and repays, close attention...."Q (11/93, p.114) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...GIANT STEPS contains a foolishly generous 17 tracks--and none of them boring....A triumph of nerve..."Alternative Press (11/93, p.65) - "...GIANT STEPS is an intriguing lush soundgarden overrun with exotic flora. There's a multi-layered, idiosyncratic creativity here that is leagues above most of the Boo Radleys' soul-searching contemporaries..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #30 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993 - "...Absurdly, outrageously ambitious...."Melody Maker (8/14/93, p.30) - "...As a role model for British guitar bands, you will hear none better this year...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[GIANT STEPS] is really about exploratory glee, leavening FX-pedals with Love brass, PET SOUNDS harmonies/arrangements and, on 'Upon 9th And Fairchild,' dub reggae..."NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.66) - Ranked #2 in New Musical Express' list of `The 50 Best LPs Of 1993' - "...An intense trawl through his personal photo album, set to a mish mash of every great record you've ever heard. Play it loudest when disillusioned by anything and everything...."NME (Magazine) (8/14/93, p.26) - Excellent Plus - "...The Boo Radleys are on their way to making a classic album..."0.2378505

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Entertainment Weekly (6/13/97, p.69) - "With contributors as diverse as Jesus Jones and Gravity Kills, this two-CD tribute to Gary Numan is a satisfying scan of today's club culture....these hypnotic covers remind you of what made the originals so compelling." - Rating: BMelody Maker (6/28/97, p.51) - "...The best tracks here are...by people who... seem to appreciate the brutality of sound and approach that always characterized Numan's best music....synth-heavy slabs of austere electronics are as weird and powerful as half of what we call techno today."0.2018229

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Rolling Stone (8/31/00, p.73) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A well-researched tribute that serves as a good starting point for adventurous listeners to hang ten beyond the Beach Boys' familiar shallows into deeper waters..."Q (10/00, p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[A] lovingly paid tribute....Standards are high with obscure songs wisely highlighted..."CMJ (10/00, p.54) - "...Millenium-ified renditions of [this] pop genius' early tracks set that fact in stone..."Melody Maker (8/8/00, p.48) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Norman Blake, Belle And Sebastian's Stevie Jackson and The High Llamas all make superb contributions to this collection of cover versions of obscure Brian Wilson and Beach Boys songs."NME (Magazine) (8/5/00, p.28) - 7 out of 10 - "...There are many treasures of feydom to discover here....the many crests counter all doubts and the Wilson legacy remains unsullied. Be thankful."0.1681857

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Rolling Stone (8/5/93, p.65) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...visionary pop that ought to be a hit....It's Blondie without trash, each cut a delightful pop homage bestirring life-like memories..."Spin (3/93, p.71) - Highly Recommended - "...the record is a treat...the group achieves the near impossible and remakes England in its own wistful image....By turns elegiac and affecting, narcotic and uplifting, Saint E. sounds original and alive..."Q (4/93, p.88) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a superb and strangely trippy sense of pop hooks....TOUGH is an inspired, evocative and quite beautiful London album..."Alternative Press (7/93, p.87) - "...Lusher but simultaneously harsher than FOXBASE ALPHA, SO TOUGH is danceable, singable, and in an ungushy kind of way, eminently fall-in-loveable...St. Etienne signpost the brightest future pop's possessed in years..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #33 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993.Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Singles 'You're In A Bad Way' and Hobart Paving stand out..."NME (Magazine) (2/20/93, p.28) - 6 - Good - "...classic St. Etienne...contains moments of true wonderment...compares favourably with their debut..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t provides bona fide belters such as 'You're In A Bad Way,' alongside countless sound collages and swirling, half-heard samples and steals."0.2570635

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Rolling Stone (8/5/93, p.65) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...visionary pop that ought to be a hit....It's Blondie without trash, each cut a delightful pop homage bestirring life-like memories..."Spin (3/93, p.71) - Highly Recommended - "...the record is a treat...the group achieves the near impossible and remakes England in its own wistful image....By turns elegiac and affecting, narcotic and uplifting, Saint E. sounds original and alive..."Q (4/93, p.88) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a superb and strangely trippy sense of pop hooks....TOUGH is an inspired, evocative and quite beautiful London album..."Alternative Press (7/93, p.87) - "...Lusher but simultaneously harsher than FOXBASE ALPHA, SO TOUGH is danceable, singable, and in an ungushy kind of way, eminently fall-in-loveable...St. Etienne signpost the brightest future pop's possessed in years..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #33 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993.Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Singles 'You're In A Bad Way' and Hobart Paving stand out..."NME (Magazine) (2/20/93, p.28) - 6 - Good - "...classic St. Etienne...contains moments of true wonderment...compares favourably with their debut..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t provides bona fide belters such as 'You're In A Bad Way,' alongside countless sound collages and swirling, half-heard samples and steals."0.2570635

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Rolling Stone (8/5/93, p.65) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...visionary pop that ought to be a hit....It's Blondie without trash, each cut a delightful pop homage bestirring life-like memories..."Spin (3/93, p.71) - Highly Recommended - "...the record is a treat...the group achieves the near impossible and remakes England in its own wistful image....By turns elegiac and affecting, narcotic and uplifting, Saint E. sounds original and alive..."Q (4/93, p.88) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a superb and strangely trippy sense of pop hooks....TOUGH is an inspired, evocative and quite beautiful London album..."Alternative Press (7/93, p.87) - "...Lusher but simultaneously harsher than FOXBASE ALPHA, SO TOUGH is danceable, singable, and in an ungushy kind of way, eminently fall-in-loveable...St. Etienne signpost the brightest future pop's possessed in years..."Melody Maker (1/1/94, p.77) - Ranked #33 in Melody Maker's list of the `Albums Of The Year' for 1993.Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Singles 'You're In A Bad Way' and Hobart Paving stand out..."NME (Magazine) (2/20/93, p.28) - 6 - Good - "...classic St. Etienne...contains moments of true wonderment...compares favourably with their debut..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t provides bona fide belters such as 'You're In A Bad Way,' alongside countless sound collages and swirling, half-heard samples and steals."0.2570635

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