sponge-rock,Rock Hits of the 90's, Vol. 2, Rotting Piata [074645780023], Long Hair in Three Stages, The Charlatans UK, Subjects [Digipak]

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Alternative Press (9/94, p.85) - "...Trying hard to please the ampitheater crowd as well as the college set, Sponge soaks up the influences on both "big rock" dynamics and alternative music emotions..."1.150447

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Alternative Press (3/96, p.53) - "...this release...tells the story of a cross-pollination of scenes in Chicago;...it reaffirms an ideal: that there's still more to be done with electric guitars....Far from creating some sort of derivative referential collage, it's as if U.S. Maple were a huge sponge, and LONG HAIR IN STAGES was the sound of it being wrung out..."0.8584664

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Entertainment Weekly (9/15/95) - "...blast Hammond-organ-dominated rave-ups, striving to evoke old Stones....Energetic, sincere....featuring slide guitars and hummable tunes..." - Rating: BQ (2/96, p.65) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995 - "...a transparent love of prime-phase Rolling Stones, and a distinct air of freshly discovered confidence..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #15 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (8/26/95, p.39) - "...sees The Charlatans...blossom into a group who marry melody and melancholy like the lightest sponge batter....Every second is crammed to bursting without appearing cluttered..."Musician (11/95, pp.85-86) - "...the songs here sound as though they grew out of late-night jam sessions, after which the Charlatans' pop sensibilities kicked in. They've taken all the best bits and crafted them into vibe-y, hook-filled songs, teeming with white-boy soul..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #18 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (8/26/95, p.47) - 6 (out of 10) - "...Along with the by now blatant itchy-fingerin' around their satanic majesties' throne...each track oozes with finely-honed echoes of a semi-mythical rock'n'roll golden age....The Charlatans have grown into seasoned pop tea-leaves, absorbing the sensibility wholesale, while leaving the incriminating specifics alone..."0.730298

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Alternative Press - 4 stars out of 5 --"JAR fuses a wide range of influences from Nirvana and Foo Fighters to Cave In and Seaweed into a seamless, spatial organic mush, for a thrillingly unpredictable and compelling listen."0.712702

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Q (9/94, p.98) - 3 Stars - Good - "...the sound is familiar to anyone who enjoys the more ruminative side of R.E.M.--unsurprisingly, since Michael Stipe is the producer..."Uncut (p.110) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[The album] sees him peering out of his spyglass at human frailty writ large and helpless..."Alternative Press (1/93, p.55) - "...A chronicler of unusual situations and observances, Chesnutt is what used to be called a storyteller..."Option (Jan-Feb/93, p.85) - "...Chesnutt's rudimentary guitar style and biting lyrics remain....another triumph..."0.6780258

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Alternative Press (p.116) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "On VACATION, the band successfully channel Phil Spector and early Weezer, give their best take on Beach Boys-esque surf-pop and get by with a little help from their friends..."0.6780258

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A tasty reminder of a band originally filed under prog-folk."0.6433496

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] strong ride through all shades of the era. The aptly-named 'Pebble Episode' and their atypical, snare-heavy, spooky organ-laden 'Tripsy' is a must."0.6374002

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