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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..."19.29069

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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."13.56471

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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..."13.55383

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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..."13.55383

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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..."9.185234

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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."0.3428578

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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."0.2142861

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The Wire (3/03, p.58) - "...Cul De Sac return as a quintet with their richest and loveliest record yet....This is impeccably made music where nothing is overdone. Its keen sonic sensitivity achieves a rare grandeur..."iMojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Its graceful blend of lovely acoustic guitar, tribal drum beats, ghostly scatting female vocals, and eerie samples is both beautiful and chilling..."0.2142861

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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..."0.2054304

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CMJ (11/15/99, p.27) - "...You could easily file this under jazz, but the fuzz effects and sonic assault heard in these early recordings testify to the effect of rock on Coryell."0.1963307

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No Depression (p.134) - "[I]t's more than pleasant. The album's eleven songs glide by in a tasteful folk-rock blur of sonic comfort food....Starr's voice and lyrics suggest an appealing character."0.1895904

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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..."0.1895897

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Billboard (p.28) - "The album takes sonic sojourns to the likes of Scotland and the Wild West, and the songs all seem to lock..."Q (Magazine) (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "GET LUCKY is all muted colours, bluesy licks adn hard-won wisdom, delivered with a subtlety befitting the presence of Scottish multi-instrumentalist John McCusker."0.1761099

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CMJ (03/31/03, p.8) - "...An easy-on-the-ears collection of tunes characterized by smooth production and Bjork-on-Broadway vocals..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/03, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Venus Hum have several aces up their sleeve: a lead singer with a beautiful voice, and two electro-boffins who seldom let the pace flag..."0.171661

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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"0.1714289

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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."0.1714289

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Uncut (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "WHITEY ALBUM is an excuse for some mesmeric forays into abstract dub/rock turbulence..."The Wire (p.63) - "[A]s zeitgeisty a record as Sonic Youth ever made. It's a response to the 80s celebrity machine; the emergent, technicolour possibilities of the sampler, to a New York music scene..."Melody Maker (5/4/96, p.58) - "...contain[s] the plain groovy, avant-bubblegum, hip hop rock perversion of Madonna's `Into The Groove'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The Youth were augmented on this entertaining and inventive mish-mash by J Mascis on guitar and bass player Mike Watt."0.1714289

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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."0.1714289

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The Wire (p.58) - "TOMORROW TODAY places itself as the latest development of a parallel history where the guitar was an afterthought and synthesizers and sonic exploration ruled pop music."Clash (magazine) (p.110) - "[I]t's recent single 'Library' that is the standout here, with lovely harmonies against a background that's pure Delia Derbyshire or John Baker."Pitchfork - "TOMORROW TODAY is top-notch romantic synth-pop with a weirdo edge....The love songs are the best songs: 'Turnaround is gothy and gossamer..."0.1714289

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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'..."0.1714289

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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'..."0.1714289

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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'..."0.1714289

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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."0.1714289

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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"0.1714289

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Uncut (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "WHITEY ALBUM is an excuse for some mesmeric forays into abstract dub/rock turbulence..."The Wire (p.63) - "[A]s zeitgeisty a record as Sonic Youth ever made. It's a response to the 80s celebrity machine; the emergent, technicolour possibilities of the sampler, to a New York music scene..."Melody Maker (5/4/96, p.58) - "...contain[s] the plain groovy, avant-bubblegum, hip hop rock perversion of Madonna's `Into The Groove'..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The Youth were augmented on this entertaining and inventive mish-mash by J Mascis on guitar and bass player Mike Watt."0.1714289

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CMJ (1/11/99, p.9) - "...Fusing demonic, nightmarish vocals with searing guitar riffs, dense techno programming and fierce drum 'n' bass rhythms, the band exorcised the spirit of hard-edged electronic music from its worn, weary grave and sealed it in a tough sonic vessel..."0.1690687

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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..."0.1678014

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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..."0.1563267

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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..."0.1500003

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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..."0.1500003

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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."0.1500003

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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..."0.1500003

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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..."0.1500003

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Rolling Stone (2/20/03, p.64) - "...Evocative vocals, warm tunes and subtle sonic shading..."Dirty Linen (06-07/03, pp.93-4) - "...With each new release, Patty Larkin's music becomes more difficult to pigeonhole, and RED = LUCK represents a confident and successful step into new territory..."Yoga Journal (06/03, p.189) - "...A folk-pop album, one that gently tests boundaries and embodies a rousing spirit of contagious optimism..."p0.1485469

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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?"0.1302722

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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..."0.1285717

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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."0.1285717

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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".0.1285717

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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..."0.1285717

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Spin (p.76) - "[T]hey used tape-loop gristle and other noisy marginalia to throw bright, melody-driven songs off-balance..."Spin (4/99, pp.166-167) - 7 (out of 10) - "...the lyrics are loopily discursive...while the flat out gorgeous arrangements are straight outta [Sgt.] Pepperland..."Entertainment Weekly (3/26/99, p.87) - "...It's a sonic wonderland, and the jump-cut delirium is transporting..." Rating B+"Magnet (p.58) - "BLACK FOLIAGE confines most of the abstract excursions to the between-song 'animations,' making for a more harmonious whole..."CMJ (3/15/99, p.3) - "...warm, lilting harmonies and fleeting pop melodies draw the listener in before the group shifts into a whimsical smatter of accordions, pianos and ghostly Theremin..."Melody Maker (4/3/99, p.36) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...don't run anywhere, because BLACK FOLIAGE is very good indeed..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/99, p.102) - "...transcends its lo-fi, home studio production with excellent editing, slow accretion...planned accident, and - the acid test for any psych group - convincing vocals..."NME (Magazine) (4/10/99, p.31) - "...OTC temper their excursions into avant-garde noisemaking with a loving propensity for melting harmonies and sunny pop..."0.1285717

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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..."0.1285717

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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."0.1285717

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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".0.1285717

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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."0.1285717

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