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The Wire (p.58) - "[I]t's drummer Kesava Doane who grabs the attention here, as much for his willingness to leave empty spaces as for his tricksy, unorthodox fills."27.57773

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Rolling Stone (9/3/92, p.63) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...DIRTY is a great Sonic Youth disc, easily ranking with DAYDREAM NATION [1988] and SISTER [1987] among the band's most unified and unforgettable recorded works...a scorched and scorching whole. DIRTY is a burner..."Spin (12/92, p.67) - Ranked #3 in Spin's list of the 20 Best Albums Of The Year - "...the spectrum of sound and fury unleashed by Sonic Youth is the perfect soundtrack for a generation..."Spin (9/92, p.101) - Recommended - "...In an era of reduced expectations, Sonic Youth remains uncompromised--integrity and soul intact..."Spin (9/92, p.101) - Recommended - "...the new Sonic Youth album rocks...Sonic Youth remains uncompromised--integrity and soul intact...the vocals have never sounded better, nor have the guitars...a wonderful record..."Entertainment Weekly (1/7/93, p.123) - Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 10 Albums Of 1992 - "...Rock & roll--whatever that archaic phrase means in the '90s--simply doesn't get more vital and intense than this..."Entertainment Weekly (8/14/92, p.58) - "...much-needed proof that the old-fangled concept of a rock guitar band can still result in vital, undeniably moving music...every other rock & roll record that visits our planet this year will have a hard time topping [DIRTY]..." - Rating: AQ (1/93, p.72) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Uncut (5/03, p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Crammed with contagious grunge-pop and deafening plectrum-grinding chaos....A must..."The Wire (5/03, p.71) - "...DIRTY is all the better for piled-on confusion..."Option (9-10/92, p.128) - "...as solid and uncompromising an album as Sonic Youth has made...Sonic Youth is already one of the defining bands of its generation, far more significant in terms of their influence and artistic import than bands which far outsell them..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #8 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.Stereo Review (12/92, p.104) - "...[a] grunge-pop masterpiece...packs maximum snarl and pummeling dissonance...The fraying fabric and internal contradictions embodied in DIRTY are precisely the point, and Sonic Youth makes it brilliantly..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, pp.118-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...DIRTY was as close as Sonic Youth would ever come to an orthodox noise: a crisp rockist beast, with all the pro-studio trimmings. It is also compact proof of the rock'n'roll heart that beats inside their fire music..."27.56976

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Rolling Stone (9/3/92, p.63) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...DIRTY is a great Sonic Youth disc, easily ranking with DAYDREAM NATION [1988] and SISTER [1987] among the band's most unified and unforgettable recorded works...a scorched and scorching whole. DIRTY is a burner..."Spin (12/92, p.67) - Ranked #3 in Spin's list of the 20 Best Albums Of The Year - "...the spectrum of sound and fury unleashed by Sonic Youth is the perfect soundtrack for a generation..."Spin (9/92, p.101) - Recommended - "...In an era of reduced expectations, Sonic Youth remains uncompromised--integrity and soul intact..."Spin (9/92, p.101) - Recommended - "...the new Sonic Youth album rocks...Sonic Youth remains uncompromised--integrity and soul intact...the vocals have never sounded better, nor have the guitars...a wonderful record..."Entertainment Weekly (1/7/93, p.123) - Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 10 Albums Of 1992 - "...Rock & roll--whatever that archaic phrase means in the '90s--simply doesn't get more vital and intense than this..."Entertainment Weekly (8/14/92, p.58) - "...much-needed proof that the old-fangled concept of a rock guitar band can still result in vital, undeniably moving music...every other rock & roll record that visits our planet this year will have a hard time topping [DIRTY]..." - Rating: AQ (1/93, p.72) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Uncut (5/03, p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Crammed with contagious grunge-pop and deafening plectrum-grinding chaos....A must..."The Wire (5/03, p.71) - "...DIRTY is all the better for piled-on confusion..."Option (9-10/92, p.128) - "...as solid and uncompromising an album as Sonic Youth has made...Sonic Youth is already one of the defining bands of its generation, far more significant in terms of their influence and artistic import than bands which far outsell them..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #8 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.Stereo Review (12/92, p.104) - "...[a] grunge-pop masterpiece...packs maximum snarl and pummeling dissonance...The fraying fabric and internal contradictions embodied in DIRTY are precisely the point, and Sonic Youth makes it brilliantly..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, pp.118-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...DIRTY was as close as Sonic Youth would ever come to an orthodox noise: a crisp rockist beast, with all the pro-studio trimmings. It is also compact proof of the rock'n'roll heart that beats inside their fire music..."27.56976

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[T]hey weave and wrangle their way out of the speakers and hover over the sonic waves they're making with aplomb..."9.423036

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Down Beat (May 2002, p.58) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...A sonic history is portrayed with classic images and well-organized text."0.3462571

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BOOK REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!!0.2699948

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Rolling Stone (No. 987, p.130) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...Given Bush's protracted absence, the subtlety of her eighth studio offering seems particularly ballsy...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Kate Bush is the greatest living British artist in song and this is her masterpiece....It's all exquisitely sung, played and judged....And so few artists award themselves the freedom to roam around their imagination the way Kate Bush does."Mojo (Publisher) (p.58) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[D]aring conceits, emotional nudism and neo-classical sonics culminated in a mood-altering crypto-Balearic trance-athon."Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #45 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] filmic vision rendered in sound that demanded the listener's undivided attention..."0.2294255

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Down Beat (2/00, p.73) - 4 out of 5 - "...a sizzling collaboration....maintains a sense of discovery throughout....The instrumentation gives the band a huge variety of sonic colors..."0.216527

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Down Beat (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Combining the raw vigor of Mississippi hill country trance-inducers with a cleverly calculated sonic blues mania of their own, this trio out of Kansas should never be taken lightly."Living Blues (p.58) - "The disc opens with an electric swampy opera of sweaty urgency on 'The Brown Bomber' and rarely lets up over the course of its 12 mostly original songs."0.2164107

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Uncut (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "SMASH is Daft Punk circa DISCOVERY on an all-night bender with Aphex Twin and T.Rex."The Wire (p.58) - "Just as the record is chock full of nervous cut-ups, so it is home to some exquisite sonic candy."The Wire (p.41) - Included in The Wire's "2005 Rewind: 50 Records Of The Year."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "The French laptop cavalier dices and splices what sounds like hundreds of sonic fragments into a constantly shifting montage..."0.2078843

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Entertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Nicely rounds out his catalog...revealing a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: BEntertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Nicely rounds out his catalog...revealing a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: BQ (6/02, p.137) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Brimmed with loveliness..."Q (6/02, p.137) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Brimmed with loveliness..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...Interesting..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...Interesting..."0.1966017

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Alternative Press (12/99, p.105) - 3 out of 5 - "...contains a few genuine sonic adventurous, most notably a trio scream from Charles Gayle and a snippet of Rashied Ali's Coltrane memorial project Prima Materia....ankle-deep in Blue Note catalog artists..."0.1745731

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] heavier hooks, cinematic arrangements and sleek sonic detail."Spin (p.58) - Ranked #9 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006" -- "[T]his was an emotional bloodletting, complete with dark drone..."Q (p.129) - Ranked #6 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006."Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.CMJ (1/6/03, p.15) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"0.1731285

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Entertainment Weekly (No. 849, p.72) - "...[L]ike some gravity-free amalgam of Sonic Youth, Stereo Total, and a POWERPUFF marathon...." - Grade: BThe Wire (p.58) - "[H]ighly sprung pop melodies, muddled song structures and interesting metaphorical lyrics....The results here are in some ways more powerful than anything they've recorded before."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he true themes here are magic and exploration, which befits a band bent on finding places the rest of us don't yet know."0.1731285

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] heavier hooks, cinematic arrangements and sleek sonic detail."Spin (p.58) - Ranked #9 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006" -- "[T]his was an emotional bloodletting, complete with dark drone..."Q (p.129) - Ranked #6 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006."Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.CMJ (1/6/03, p.15) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"0.1731285

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Alternative Press (p.194) - "[L]ead Melvins Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover haven't just reconnected with their early roar; they've added welcome new layers of excess to it: More groove, more brutality, more melody and more wonderfully gratuitous percussion."The Wire (p.59) - "Both stalwart Dale Crover and Coady Willis play drums, and the double kit rumble is one of the album's defining sonic tropes....A SENILE ANIMAL is the sound of a group -- past, present and future."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.58) - "Always ones to smash expectations, The Melvins have actually turned in their most straight-up rock album since 1994's STONER WITCH."0.1731285

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Spin (p.91) - "GROOGRUX is harder edged and more bottom heavy than DMB's usual fare....A fond, funky farewell."Billboard (p.53) - "[T]his eulogy is a celebration, and BIG WHISKEY is a dense, humid album that, befitting its New Orleans origins, shrewdly cuts its melancholy with exuberance and vice versa."Q (Magazine) (p.127) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his latest effort almost shows signs of discipline: four-minute song structures and melodies that realise the benefit of economy."Paste (magazine) (p.58) - "[With] touching and tasteful tributes....The band takes some sonic risks and shows continued versatility on songs like 'Alligator Pie'..."0.1731285

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Spin (p.91) - "GROOGRUX is harder edged and more bottom heavy than DMB's usual fare....A fond, funky farewell."Billboard (p.53) - "[T]his eulogy is a celebration, and BIG WHISKEY is a dense, humid album that, befitting its New Orleans origins, shrewdly cuts its melancholy with exuberance and vice versa."Q (Magazine) (p.127) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his latest effort almost shows signs of discipline: four-minute song structures and melodies that realise the benefit of economy."Paste (magazine) (p.58) - "[With] touching and tasteful tributes....The band takes some sonic risks and shows continued versatility on songs like 'Alligator Pie'..."0.1731285

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Spin (p.91) - "GROOGRUX is harder edged and more bottom heavy than DMB's usual fare....A fond, funky farewell."Billboard (p.53) - "[T]his eulogy is a celebration, and BIG WHISKEY is a dense, humid album that, befitting its New Orleans origins, shrewdly cuts its melancholy with exuberance and vice versa."Q (Magazine) (p.127) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his latest effort almost shows signs of discipline: four-minute song structures and melodies that realise the benefit of economy."Paste (magazine) (p.58) - "[With] touching and tasteful tributes....The band takes some sonic risks and shows continued versatility on songs like 'Alligator Pie'..."0.1731285

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Entertainment Weekly (No. 834, p.143) - "...[T]uneful...Middleton's dark humor, silly puns, ("Bear With Me"), and vibrant arrangements bring some sunlight and warmth to his lager-soaked heart." - Grade: B+Magnet (p.101) - "Middleton is neither dreary nor seditionary - merely superb....Middleton astutely counterbalances his lyrical gloom with uplifting sonics."Mojo (Publisher) (p.58) - Ranked #8 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[H]is brutish wit was allied to a surprising melodic uplift to produce this modern pop masterpiece."0.1731285

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] heavier hooks, cinematic arrangements and sleek sonic detail."Spin (p.58) - Ranked #9 in Spin's "The 10 Best Reissues of 2006" -- "[T]his was an emotional bloodletting, complete with dark drone..."Q (p.129) - Ranked #6 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006."Q - 4 Stars - Excellent - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.CMJ (1/6/03, p.15) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"0.1731285

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Rolling Stone (9/3/92, p.63) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...DIRTY is a great Sonic Youth disc, easily ranking with DAYDREAM NATION [1988] and SISTER [1987] among the band's most unified and unforgettable recorded works...a scorched and scorching whole. DIRTY is a burner..."Spin (12/92, p.67) - Ranked #3 in Spin's list of the 20 Best Albums Of The Year - "...the spectrum of sound and fury unleashed by Sonic Youth is the perfect soundtrack for a generation..."Spin (9/92, p.101) - Recommended - "...In an era of reduced expectations, Sonic Youth remains uncompromised--integrity and soul intact..."Spin (9/92, p.101) - Recommended - "...the new Sonic Youth album rocks...Sonic Youth remains uncompromised--integrity and soul intact...the vocals have never sounded better, nor have the guitars...a wonderful record..."Entertainment Weekly (1/7/93, p.123) - Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 10 Albums Of 1992 - "...Rock & roll--whatever that archaic phrase means in the '90s--simply doesn't get more vital and intense than this..."Entertainment Weekly (8/14/92, p.58) - "...much-needed proof that the old-fangled concept of a rock guitar band can still result in vital, undeniably moving music...every other rock & roll record that visits our planet this year will have a hard time topping [DIRTY]..." - Rating: AQ (1/93, p.72) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Uncut (5/03, p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Crammed with contagious grunge-pop and deafening plectrum-grinding chaos....A must..."The Wire (5/03, p.71) - "...DIRTY is all the better for piled-on confusion..."Option (9-10/92, p.128) - "...as solid and uncompromising an album as Sonic Youth has made...Sonic Youth is already one of the defining bands of its generation, far more significant in terms of their influence and artistic import than bands which far outsell them..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #8 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.Stereo Review (12/92, p.104) - "...[a] grunge-pop masterpiece...packs maximum snarl and pummeling dissonance...The fraying fabric and internal contradictions embodied in DIRTY are precisely the point, and Sonic Youth makes it brilliantly..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, pp.118-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...DIRTY was as close as Sonic Youth would ever come to an orthodox noise: a crisp rockist beast, with all the pro-studio trimmings. It is also compact proof of the rock'n'roll heart that beats inside their fire music..."0.1704722

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Rolling Stone (8/8/96, p.58) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...BROKEN ARROW has the same tossed-off feel as HAWKS AND DOVES or RE*ACT*OR, as if Young took the eight tracks he'd been reviewing one particular day and decided they would be his new album....there's a detectable level of comfort in the playing, of moves learned and responses expected..."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/96, p.58) - "...as the album simmers down and the full effect of his alternately world-weary and dreamy imagery kicks in, you get a better idea of the hard-rocking evanescence he's going for..."- Rating: BQ (8/96, p.122) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...verses are short and solos are long, riffs end in sonic pile-ups of feedback, and there is at least one tune where the ghost of Hank Williams is pumped full of steroids and sent staggering blank-eyed and drooling across the fields....top stuff..."Musician (9/96, p.86) - "...Charming, loopy, slightly dark-hued, and exhibiting pronounced symptoms of musical schizophrenia,...[BROKEN ARROW] is a warm return to various forms and formats....the reappearance of Crazy Horse is especially welcome....Young is at his most mercurial..."0.1575637

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Rolling Stone (No. 987, p.130) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...Given Bush's protracted absence, the subtlety of her eighth studio offering seems particularly ballsy...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Kate Bush is the greatest living British artist in song and this is her masterpiece....It's all exquisitely sung, played and judged....And so few artists award themselves the freedom to roam around their imagination the way Kate Bush does."Mojo (Publisher) (p.58) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[D]aring conceits, emotional nudism and neo-classical sonics culminated in a mood-altering crypto-Balearic trance-athon."Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #45 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] filmic vision rendered in sound that demanded the listener's undivided attention..."0.1514875

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Rolling Stone (No. 987, p.130) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...Given Bush's protracted absence, the subtlety of her eighth studio offering seems particularly ballsy...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Kate Bush is the greatest living British artist in song and this is her masterpiece....It's all exquisitely sung, played and judged....And so few artists award themselves the freedom to roam around their imagination the way Kate Bush does."Mojo (Publisher) (p.58) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[D]aring conceits, emotional nudism and neo-classical sonics culminated in a mood-altering crypto-Balearic trance-athon."Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #45 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] filmic vision rendered in sound that demanded the listener's undivided attention..."0.1514875

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Uncut (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] scraped strings, prepared pianos, creaking pump organs....[They] inject a very cinematic sense of terror..."The Wire (p.66) - "Allusions to the fractures and dispersive language of modernist composition are incorporated within adaptations of the communal sound of Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions."Down Beat (p.58) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Throughout its most breadth-taking album so far, Tin Hat sustains its spirit of chamber Gypsyism while creating an array of fractured, luminescent melodies."JazzTimes (p.116) - "With all five players writing, the end result still sounds cohesive, at a point where chamber music, free-jazz adventure and silent-movie soundtracks meet."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "15 mostly instrumental vignettes, fused seamlessly together into an absorbing multi-textured sonic tapestry."0.1514875

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JazzTimes (1-2/00, pp.129-30) - "...concentrates on the hotter, more swinging performances by this sometimes frustratingly diverse musican....[The album] reveals that...his rhythmic concept was deeply rooted in older patterns, i.e., swing era phrasing grafted onto laid back West-coast cool..."0.1422869

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Rolling Stone (p.126) - 4 stars out of 4 -- "[O]ne of the best albums Beck has ever made....Dense in its rhyme games, rhythmic details and overdub antics."Rolling Stone (p.105) - Ranked #24 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[T]here is a moving clarity to Beck's cleverness..."Spin (p.97) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Beck's twitchy pop-funk has rarely come across as this confident. Consider THE INFORMATION his reanimation."Spin (p.61) - Ranked #10 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[A] talking-points primer on just about every phase of his career..."Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "[A] swarming, psychedelic set...It's a sonic tour de force, and Beck seems comfortable in the info-storm..." -- Grade: A-Q (p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n other-worldly, psychedelic hip hop mix..."Alternative Press (p.198) - "[T]his collision of dirty loops and polished pop is INFORMATION you need."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's nice to hear the first half of this album continues in na earthy, upbeat and funk vein..."0.1408689

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Alternative Press (10/99, p.90) - 5 out of 5 - "...reveals warped fingerings; modal alien blues; hammer-on skirmishes; pick scrapes and fret-board surgeries....this is sonic manna for any egghead interested in the innumerable possibilities of the guitar."The Wire (8/99, pp.48-9) - "...[imposes] a symmetrical order on 20 years of their sometimes unruly shared history."0.1341116

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CMJ - "ALBUM OF THE YEAR is the sonic phoenix rising out of the proverbial ashes, with production layering live drums atop programmed ones, adding an extra dimension to his hardened beats."CMJ - "It is thick sounding with live drums layered atop programmed ones to add an extra dimension to his hardened beats."XXL (Magazine) (p.103) - "As a beatmaker, Black Milk is still on his A game, from the regal strings on the intense 'Black and Brown' to the rollicking guitars of the standout 'Deadly Medley.'"0.1326191

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Spin (9/99, p.164) - Ranked #90 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #10 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (2/96, p.84) - 9 (out of 10) - "...Yuka Honda's dub-influenced sampling melts and melds different types of white noise...and echoes a global mix of instruments....VIVA! LA WOMAN is [also] a romantic comedy..."Entertainment Weekly (1/26/96, p.58) - "...sonic savants who go nutty mixing disparate ingredients, like avant-garde trumpet with bossa nova bass lines and sugary non-sequitur lyrics....kitschy club music, as kooky and lovable as Hello Kitty." - Rating: A-Option (3-4/96, p.97) - "...Cibo Matto has spun its oddball vision and limited technical prowess into creative gold, rocketing from East Village obscurity to high-concept product in record time..."Melody Maker (3/30/96, p.40) - Recommended - "...Cool, smart and deeply deeply funky....Just lucky, I guess..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #27 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (6/96, p.122) - "...VIVA! LA WOMAN is...bulging with off-the-wall ideas and strategies....the songs are well-crafted ruminations on desire and dinner - what could possibly be more attractive than that?"0.1313031

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Rolling Stone (2/18/99, pp.57-58) - "...Built To Spill songs are typically about the physics of colliding emotions, about dissension at home and in the head....Yet there is something very whole and intoxicating about the way Martsch sets unraveling relationships against fastidiously scripted riff fireworks..."Entertainment Weekly (3/5/99, p.66) - "...Idaho oddity Built to Spill make music with a weird naive excitement that recalls R.E.M. at their fresh-out-of-Athens finest..." - Rating: BCMJ (1/10/00, p.3) - Ranked #6 in CMJ's "Top 30 Editorial Picks [1999]"CMJ (1/6/03, p.20) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"CMJ (2/1/99, p.3) - "...Most focused effort in its nine-year career....a luminously poetic expression of good old-fashioned crash-and-burn sonic beauty..."Melody Maker (5/16/00, p.47) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[Their] return to form....Not a bad choice for Grandaddy's grandad."Mojo (Publisher) (03/99, p.88) - "...Reclusive Idaho guitarist/songwriter finally gets it right....He also has a powerful emotional, instrumentally muscular and impressively varied fourth album..."0.1298464

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Rolling Stone (No. 966, p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[Buffs] up the guitar buzz of vintage Sonic Youth with anthemic power chords..."Spin (p.87) - "'Caterwaul' lives up to its title with a grinding post-grunge groove as heavy as the dud from Tad, while 'And the Rest Will Follow' blows in on a power-surge fanfare." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (p.143) - Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' -- "[T]hey channel their rage, disgust and caustic humor into brawny, exhilarating anthems..."Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[T]hey've never sounded so incensed....robust, unapologetically anthemic rock & roll..." - Grade: A-Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #3 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]hey came armed with an orchestra, a vocal choir, prog-rock album artwork and an extra drummer."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is an unmistakably 'rock album, but this time they throw more into the mix; there are waltz timings, Primal Scream-style doubled vocals, swooping strings, and more."0.1298464

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Spin (7/01, pp.126-7) - 7 out of 10 - "...Their very own KID A....offering heavier arrangements, starker contrasts between soft folky orchestrations and hard prog-rock noise, more guest stars, fewer pretty tunes, and several gigabytes of robo-speak....absurd, uncanny and touching..."Q (7/01, p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A bold, chaotic departure from MOON SAFARI's smooth lines, packed with experiments and sonic jokes..."Alternative Press (2/02, p.64) - Ranked #8 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001".Alternative Press (7/01, pp.58-9) - 8 out of 10 - "...Funny and ingenious..."Magnet (12-1/02, p.56) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001".CMJ (5/28/01, p.5) - "...Made of the strict artisan molecules as previous releases....LEGENDS lives for shadows...the depth and variety of the darkness beautifies the album...Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #26 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (6/01, p.94) - "...This is rich, deep-pile music reliant on texture rather than pop smarts..."NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #14 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".0.1298464

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Spin (10/92, p.106) - Highly Recommended - "...Screaming Trees use tools forged in the heat of early-70s post-psychedelia to forge songs with new-sounding structures...powerful, poignant, and bittersweet..."Entertainment Weekly (10/9/92, p.58) - "...Screaming Trees aren't just another grunge band. The Trees' deep roots suggest more a classic rock band, with traces of Neil Young, '70s Southern rock, psychedelic pop, and garage punk..." - Rating: B+Q (10/92, p.90) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...they recall the more belligerent outpourings of Deep Purple, Sabbath and even Blue Oyster Cult...there is glory in gargantuan sonic gestures..."Village Voice (3/9/93, p.80) - "...these Northwest veterans have started roiling and hooking and knocking 'em dead at the very moment they seemed ready to expire of corporate torpor..." - Rating: B+NME (Magazine) (10/3/92, p.37) - 8 - Very Good - "...the sound of a spirit renewing itself...their big triumph...flows with the happy tension of a band that's corralled its scattered energies, shed a few skins and put to work the huge buzz that's come with their new lease on life..."0.1298464

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Q (6/00, p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Simultaneously sad, deadpan and uplifting....minimalist beats, insectoid percussion, BBC Radio Workshop-stlye whooshes and elliptical imagery....Utterly mesmeric."Magnet (8-9/00, pp.92-3) - "...Brilliant....filled with otherworldly electronic sounds."The Wire (6/00, p.58) - "...Evading the twin logics of darkness and heaviness...[the album] secretes disquiet within melody until you're humming along to the sound of crack-up, playing back the harmonies of despair."CMJ (5/22/00, p.28) - "...Dubby hip-hop grooves, live instrumentation, and conventional song structures remain the key human ingredients of the pair's audio collage....accessible, yet no less unusual."Melody Maker (5/9/00, p.52) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[They] have allowed the grooves to bubble up softly....[They] have lightened up and found a whole new spray of emotions to explore. Love them - they deserve it."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.97) - "...A classic pop record - albeit a strange kind....showing more sophistication and pop warmth than ever."NME (Magazine) (4/29/00, p.34) - 8 out of 10 - "...They grab your attention [and] abduct it, brainwashing you in their unique sonic chamber of dub, benignly insidious loops, rhythm box patter and repetitions....engaging and alien, accessible and opaque..."0.1298464

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Rolling Stone (No. 966, p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[Buffs] up the guitar buzz of vintage Sonic Youth with anthemic power chords..."Spin (p.87) - "'Caterwaul' lives up to its title with a grinding post-grunge groove as heavy as the dud from Tad, while 'And the Rest Will Follow' blows in on a power-surge fanfare." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (p.143) - Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' -- "[T]hey channel their rage, disgust and caustic humor into brawny, exhilarating anthems..."Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[T]hey've never sounded so incensed....robust, unapologetically anthemic rock & roll..." - Grade: A-Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #3 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]hey came armed with an orchestra, a vocal choir, prog-rock album artwork and an extra drummer."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is an unmistakably 'rock album, but this time they throw more into the mix; there are waltz timings, Primal Scream-style doubled vocals, swooping strings, and more."0.1298464

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Rolling Stone (No. 966, p.58) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[Buffs] up the guitar buzz of vintage Sonic Youth with anthemic power chords..."Spin (p.87) - "'Caterwaul' lives up to its title with a grinding post-grunge groove as heavy as the dud from Tad, while 'And the Rest Will Follow' blows in on a power-surge fanfare." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (p.143) - Ranked #9 in Entertainment Weekly's 'Top Ten Records of the Year' -- "[T]hey channel their rage, disgust and caustic humor into brawny, exhilarating anthems..."Entertainment Weekly (p.81) - "[T]hey've never sounded so incensed....robust, unapologetically anthemic rock & roll..." - Grade: A-Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #3 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]hey came armed with an orchestra, a vocal choir, prog-rock album artwork and an extra drummer."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is an unmistakably 'rock album, but this time they throw more into the mix; there are waltz timings, Primal Scream-style doubled vocals, swooping strings, and more."0.1298464

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Rolling Stone (9/2/99, p.110) - 3 stars (out of 5) - "...[brings] back some long-missed hooks and melodies to [Tricky's] bad-mood music....[his] least hip-hop, most-pop album to date....Muggs and Grease's light sets Tricky's shadow in welcome relief."Spin (9/99, p.187) - 7 out of 10 - "...shows in sonic sonic choices unheard-of for this mansion haunter....Pretty groovy for what feels more like basement tapes than a proper LP..."Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, p.129) - "...Slighter than usual, but by current rap standards, refreshing enough." - Rating: BQ (9/99, p.110) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...JUXTAPOSE [proves] that this particular artistic fire remains stoked and that...he's gamely heading off into the territory of the individualist."Alternative Press (9/99, p.120) - 3 out of 5 - "...all over the place....most of [JUXTAPOSE] sounds like intuitive variations on the sonic organism he created.The Wire (8/99, p.58) - "...JUXTAPOSE tries to wipe the smirk off the faces of HipHop playaz who are laughing all the way to the bank....his willingness to confront HipHop's ugliness is laudable....As ever, the kernels of an amazing fusion and a singular vision are audible..."Muzik (9/99, p.74) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...An entirely uncomfortable listen, for sure. All the same, precisely the record we've all been willing Tricky to make for years."Vibe (9/99, p.272) - "...his poppiest effort yet....proves why his music has really been hip hop all along....JUXTAPOSE still manages to confound expectations....he throws us a change-up: fresh beats, freestyle breaks, and a playful reluctance to be so damn heavy all the time."Melody Maker (8/14/99, p.35) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...this new album is the spliff-addled gutter-poet's finest moment to date. A shattered hip-hop dream. Bleakly comic, furiously romantic..."Mojo (Publisher) (9/99, p.116) - "...[Tricky] bobs and weaves his way through his most unpredictable, fulfilling album since 1995's MAXINQUAYE....JUXTAPOSE restores [his] credentials as a unique alchemist..."NME (Magazine) (8/14/99, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...the churning murk has been replaced by some semblance of clarity, structure and melody....He's the Mark E Smith of washed-out industrial trip-hop, spewing garbled but sporadically brilliant verbage....There's plenty to enjoy here."0.1172767

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "When the loops and beats are kicking up dust, the man's blissful blues feel earned."Spin (p.86) - "[Each song] retains an inimitable singer's sound but adds oxygen-rich breathing room."Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "'Go Do' and 'Animal Arithmetic' benefit from kaleidoscopic art-pop arrangements by hot-shot composer Nico Muhly." -- Grade: B+Billboard (p.32) - "Having driven Sigur Ros' music in a more poppy direction on recent albums, Jonsi descends into pure pop on his new collection of songs, using instrumentation ranging from harpsichords to flutes."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Iceland's nature boy remains transfixed by planetary, Sigury wonder."Pitchfork (Website) - "[W]hat truly elevates GO is Jnsi's voice, which still has the ability to stun a decade after AGAETIS BYRJUN introduced most listeners to his alien bleats."Clash (magazine) - "Composer Nico Muhly is on production duties, crafting a gorgeous, glitchy and complex sonic landscape. Opener 'Go Do' is all jittery electronics and fluttering flutes..."Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's an adrenalised shiver to this that echoes Animal Collecitve....This is exhilarating."0.1108959

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Rolling Stone (5/2/96, p.54) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...combinations of three or four killer riffs and a juggernautlike groove....The effect is mesmerizing even though the tunes aren't stricily memorable..."Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #5 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '96.'Spin (4/96, p.106) - 9 (out of 10) - "...the biggest, most contemporary sounding, and physically enticing hard rock anyone is offering....Fugazi, Big Black,...Sonic Youth...are some of the post-punk tributaries pop-alternative has largely passed by; Girls Against Boys' achievement is to show how the legacy of bands like these...wasn't insular avant-gardism but a revolution in how hard rock could sound, must sound, if it's to go forward..."Entertainment Weekly (3/22/96, p.74) - "Terminally tense singers and guitars that resemble low-speed power drills may be alterna-rock cliches, but these droners make those elements sound fresh and musical..." - Rating: B+Q (4/96, p.109) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...further spit and polish to their patented murky swagger..."Alternative Press (5/96, p.77) - "...intense bites of depraved carnality that made women faint and men envious..."Melody Maker (3/2/96, p.38) - Recommended - "...it rips through you like Ebola, hypes the room, your head, the moment with electricity....GVSB's guitars are full-blooded, glaring, but they're always honed to a single zone of impact....their most on-the-money bolt of perfection yet..."NME (Magazine) (3/2/96, p.45) - 8 (out of 10) - "...GVSB sound like some bizzare coital scandal waiting to happen, exuding tense sexual atmosphere like nothing this side of your local municipal library....a spot of sleazy shenanigans, courtesy of some devilishly suave US anti-heroes..."0.1082053

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Rolling Stone (p.63) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Everybody sounds stoked -- the rhythm section drives guitarist Carlo Santana into simultaneously agitated and poised solos that sustain an elusive state of polyrhythmic bliss."Rolling Stone (11/25/71, p.58) - "...This is music to dance to, but it is music that shrieks for more advanced, dextrous and imaginative dancing than some of the freeform body motion that rock dancing has accepted..."Q (5/00, p.131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Displays even more grace and power...[than their] fresh, fierce debut..."Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]onsistent, refined and confident, with the core six-piece adding teenage guitar sensation Neal Schon to spar aggressively with Carlos Santana on the blistering 'Jungle Strut'."Down Beat (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Showcasing solid original material and well-chosen covers, SANTANA III contains the perfect balance of flash and substance, grace and power, and mind and body."Dirty Linen (p.83) - "The live set shows just how far the band had come since Woodstock....The entire set shows the band at the peak of their creative powers."Musician (7/98, pp.86-88) - "...Sony Legacy's sonic wizards have made...[Santana's] first three albums reappear, each appended with additional live recordings....epochal works...an explosive fusion of Hispanic-edged rock, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and interstellar improvisation..."0.1082053

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Spin (p.98) - "[S]oaring Hammond organ, rubbery bass, sing-at-the-ceiling choruses -- were never better than on 'The Only One I Know.'"Uncut (magazine) (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Two decades after riding the wave of Manc mania straight to No 1, The Charlatans' debut feels like a period piece, dated, but not without charm"0.1067152

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Spin (3/96, pp.114-115) - 6 (out of 10) - "...these sonic collages are one of the last few bastions of raw hip-hop culture....The inspired layering of Mobb Deep's `Shook Ones Pt. II' over `The Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' ta F' Wit' recalls the best of Flex's homegrown stuff..."Melody Maker (2/3/96, p.41) - "...Combining fluid timing, intuitive scratching and guest-star freestyles...Flex knows how to make a mix tape...into something akin to a journey, a concept....the most accessible chance you'll get to hear his transmission from hip hop's cutting edge..."NME (Magazine) (1/13/96, p.34) - 8 (out of 10) - "...in the land of all things groovesome...the mix tape makes perfect sense....a carefully balanced combination of no-nonsense chatting and big tunes that...occasionally lapse into commercial R&B....The Funkmaster has quite clearly earnt his title."0.09215768

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Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around....She proves that girl power is all well and good..."Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The most sonically inventive, rhythmically explosive pop music around....She proves that girl power is all well and good..."Spin (7/01, p.128) - 8 out of 10 - "...A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included..."Spin (7/01, p.128) - 8 out of 10 - "...A kind, weird club crunker, Ecstasy references included..."Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.80) - "...The hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast singing, rhyming, growling, hissing, and purring..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (5/25/01, p.80) - "...The hooks come as fast as the reefer references, and for the first time since her debut, she sounds as if she's having a blast singing, rhyming, growling, hissing, and purring..." - Rating: B+Q (7/01, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...She sheds the stiff, stage-managed confrontation of '99s DA REAL WORLD for non-stop hedonism....it's a conga-line of post-emancipation shagging, drug references or both, all set to a series of writhing sci-fi beats..."Q (7/01, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...She sheds the stiff, stage-managed confrontation of '99s DA REAL WORLD for non-stop hedonism....it's a conga-line of post-emancipation shagging, drug references or both, all set to a series of writhing sci-fi beats..."Magnet (2/04, p.114) - "Elliott writes like she was born with a hook in her mouth and arranges vocals with a gymnastic gusto."Magnet (2/04, p.114) - "Elliott writes like she was born with a hook in her mouth and arranges vocals with a gymnastic gusto."The Wire (1/02, p.41) - Ranked #8 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".The Wire (6/01, p.58) - "...A thousand times more exciting in every way than most everything in the air at the moment....Timbaland's production is frontier staking stuff..."The Wire (1/02, p.41) - Ranked #8 in Wire's "50 Records of the Year 2001".The Wire (6/01, p.58) - "...A thousand times more exciting in every way than most everything in the air at the moment....Timbaland's production is frontier staking stuff..."Mixmag (6/01, p.175) - 4 out of 5 - "...A drugged-out, script-flipping piece of progressive r'n'b...striving to break all moulds...injecting r'n'b with what sounds like a big fat dose of MDMA..."Mixmag (6/01, p.175) - 4 out of 5 - "...A drugged-out, script-flipping piece of progressive r'n'b...striving to break all moulds...injecting r'n'b with what sounds like a big fat dose of MDMA..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.10) - "...Proves the urban sound revolution is still in full swing..."CMJ (6/4/01, p.10) - "...Proves the urban sound revolution is still in full swing..."The Source (7/01, p.198) - "...With all of Timbaland's sonic concoctions and the LPs guests, which include Busta Rhymes and Eve, SO ADDICTIVE could've been titled SO WHO SAYS YOU NEED LYRICS....you'll quickly appreciate the new ground she attempts to break..."The Source (7/01, p.198) - "...With all of Timbaland's sonic concoctions and the LPs guests, which include Busta Rhymes and Eve, SO ADDICTIVE could've been titled SO WHO SAYS YOU NEED LYRICS....you'll quickly appreciate the new ground she attempts to break..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #28 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.71) - Ranked #28 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001".NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #26 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".0.09181528

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