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Entertainment Weekly (12/17/99, p.87) - "...every one of the album's 12 tracks is spunky, punky, and instantly hummable." - Rating: B60.95102

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.68) - "Originally conceived as a mini-album, it soon morphed into something far more interesting and experimental."44.90554

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Entertainment Weekly (8/6/99, p.65) - "...mixes deathless dirtbag anthems....Highlight: the resurrection of Sweet's sublime glammy-gum 'Little Willie.'" - Rating: B21.40421

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JazzTimes (p.59) - "Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around. Her songwriting skills are, as always, equally sublime..."0.7028245

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Uncut (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he yearning, world-weary drawl of Hynde's voice still sounds sublime."0.7028245

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Reissues of 2003" - "...This sublime 1981 album features the decade's most unlikely Top Ten U.K. hit: 'Ghosts'..."0.676242

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Time Away' saw him jamming with John Martyn, while the sublime 'Molten Gold' features Bronco's Jess Roden on vocals."0.676242

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Q (2/04, pp.98-9) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[They] reveal a finely tuned pop ear setting them apart from the noisier kids in the punk playground."Uncut (3/04, p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[A] sinewy mix of punk, dub, soul, good tunes and classic guy-rock....An album that wears its sweat with pride."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he sublime results declare The Constantines to be heroic punk-rock practitioners."0.6574802

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Q (1/95, p.268) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "How come The Byrds' best songs still sound completely wonderful? How come, despite the fact that Roger McGuinn's jangly 12-string Rickenbacker has been imitated inside out...it still sounds immediately, immaculately unique?....Sublime's too good of a word. Superb isn't."0.6521954

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Q (2/00, pp.99-100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...having been stylistically frozen by high concept soul....[it] lends Ferry's work a timeless quality....BOYS & GIRLS is essentially a sister album to Roxy Music's sublime swansong [AVALON]..."0.6496595

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Entertainment Weekly (7/28/00, pp.182-3) - "...A handsome hit-or-miss affair....shuffling their funky sneaker prints across material that suggests a little Sublime, a little Sugar Ray, and a little Beck..." - Rating: BAlternative Press (10/00, p.92) - 3 out of 5 - "...Packed full of extremely tuneful, chaperoned-party romps....eclectic playfulness....bubble-gum alt-rock..."CMJ (6/12/00, p.24) - "...Sonic documentation of the band's life on the road....a funky, folky musical melting pot that's infectious..."0.6396179

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Q (5/02 SE, p.135) - 3 stars out of 5 - Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums" - "...Containg the sublime 'Sonic Reducer','60s garage standard 'Little Girl' and the truly moronic AC/DC steal 'Caught With The Meat In Your Mouth' amid a raft of rock'n'roll indebted scuzz, this was their moment..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #42 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums" - "...Somehow the title says it all..."0.6396179

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Rolling Stone (8/10/95, p.60) - "...combine[s] melodic genius and verbal intelligence with grace and ingenuity..."Entertainment Weekly (2/24-3/3/95, p.120) - "...The sublime tenor, who died [in 1994], left behind a bewilderingly mercurial catalog, ranging from neo-barbershop to Ray Charles-style soul, to kiddie ditties, to rudimentary rock. This collection takes in all that, along with chart-toppers..."- Rating: AVillage Voice (2/20/96) - Tied for #7 on the Reissues list of Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.0.6396179

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Rolling Stone (p.86) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Tony Brown's bright heartland-rock production provides a stark contrast to Earle's gritty lyrics....[Earle's] passionate, solo-acoustic delivery of Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska' is sublime."Q (Magazine) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he title track and 'The Devil's Right Hand' remain Earle staples..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.43) - "...The best of his early albums, characterized by the rock hard 'Devil's Right Hand' and 'Snake Oil'..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Its real strength still lies in the performances of Earle and his band, matching superbly rough-edged musicianship with heartfelt emotion in a way which brings to mind the very different but equally committed matching of Neil Young and Crazy Horse."0.6365657

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Alternative Press (4/00, pp.94-5) - 3 out of 5 - "...sublime, serene, ambient psychedelia....music that could be played at an outdoor skating rink overlooking a giant fjord where everyone is tripping on mushrooms..."CMJ (12/20/99, p.21) - "...muzak for a methadone clinic...exhibiting an enveloping, melancholy beauty that you won't need drugs to appreciate..."0.623077

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Rolling Stone (10/31/02, p.135) - Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Women In Rock: The 50 Essential Albums" - "...[Featuring] gemlike visions of obsessive love, equal parts jangle and reverie..."Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.106) - Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".Rolling Stone (6/8/00, p.129) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Black and white and saucy all over....ripping [New Wave's] mask off...[showing] that the music had never been anything but contagious, glossy melodics, some of which one could dance too....a hash of genre distinctions..."Spin (11/01, p.137) - "...The perfect pop-rock record..."Entertainment Weekly (9/21/01, p.85) - "...Full of sublime trashiness and sharply etched tunefulness..." - Rating: BQ (10/01, p.143) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A crossover smash with sparkling guitar sounds, terrific hooks and middle-eights more memorable than some groups' choruses. 6 of the 12 tracks were released as singles..."Alternative Press (7/01, p.96) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Women's Rock Albums" - "...Blondie's breakthrough third album..."CMJ (1/6/03, p.10) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"CMJ (1/5/04, p.6) - "Ranked #1 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1979".NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #16 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #52 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of All Time.0.6033033

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very goodQ (3/02, p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Contains his career-high singles, the fractious 'Suedehead' and steam-age melancholia of 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'..."Q (Magazine) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]o fiddling about can mask VIVA HATE's transitional quality, at times touched by rare grace..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Vini Reilly's guitars are sublime -- and it's fascinating to hear Morrissey, still in his twenties, looking back on his pre-Smiths days..."0.5964946

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Entertainment Weekly (2/27/04, p.99) - "[Compared to AW CMON,] a slightly more sprightly batch of beer chasers..." - Rating: A-Uncut (2/04, pp.68-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he emotion that has been slowly simmering throughout both albums finally boils over....We are treated to the unprecedented spectacle of Lambchop rocking out..."CMJ (2/9/04, p.4) - "[Features] songs that span from from piano-driven alt-country [to] sublime string-tinged ballads..."0.5964946

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Rolling Stone (No. 969, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Mars Volta's second album is an exhilarating transgression: concussive, nonlinear rhythms; mad-dog guitar alegebra; bloody-nightmare suites hung in bilingual free verse. In short, the beastly spawn of Radiohead's OK COMPUTER and Rush's 2112..."Spin (p.63) - Ranked #12 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]heir space jams still have roots in our doomed stratosphere, and their noodling has a hardcore pulse."Spin (pp.83-4) - "77 dizzying minutes...with timbales, loping strings, guest musicians and tortured moans....The Mars Volta are typing as fast as they can, throwing up screen after screen of concepts and rhythms." - Grade: A-Uncut (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[M]ighty entertaining. Beyond the obvious ambition and virtuosity, it's zeal which makes this so exhilarating..."Alternative Press (p.130) - 5 out of 5 - "[I]t's already the most riveting album of 2005 - provided you're ready to carve a wide enough hole in your consciousness to accept it."Magnet (p.106) - "The diversity of this album will appeal to all sorts of instrument-emporium loiterers....To the chagrin of jaded, knee-jerk critics and musicians, the Mars Volta is taking rock music in that elusive direction: forward."The Wire (p.58) - "[A]lmost literally breathtaking music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #39 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]hey risked ridicule to deliver the sublime."Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[I]t is quite possibly the most ambitious, compelling and rewarding rock album you will hear this year."0.5947369

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.114) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (6/22/00, pp.127-8) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A strange, category-evading rock record, a mystery disc of gravity and low humor, of punk aggression and love-bead contentment....improving on the strengths of [their] first album and shooting into areas that you wouldn't expect..."Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #8 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year [2000]" - "...Mysteriously beautiful, smartly stoopid psychedelic jams, complete with jet planes and monsters..."Q (1/01, p.93) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (9/00, p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[A] mighty record....[They] may well have a sleeper hit on their hands..."Uncut (10/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A revved-up jet engine of twisted Sabbath riffs and taut Krautrock rhythms..."Magnet (8-9/00, p.88) - "...Sublime....there's sufficient skronk'n'wail to keep your bong well-stuffed..."CMJ (5/29/00, p.3) - "...Continues to broaden [their] scope while introducing some experimental chutzpah to their sound....Fuzz guitar hero Josh Homme keeps listeners on their toes....successfully employing pop-flavored enhancements....markedly different from [their] debut..."Melody Maker (6/27/00, p.75) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...No mess. No fuss. Just 12 songs of good, solid rock. Rock with all the [b.s.] stripped away....100 per cent unapologetic metal..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[A]n 11-step guide to hedonistic heaven..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #47 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[M]aking their unique sound -- as relentless as metal, as eerily groovy as Can -- one of the world's most envied."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "RATED R leaps instantly out of its genre packet into a world where polka rhythms, free jazz and punk rock ramalama share airspace with repetitive Kraut-metal riffing..."Mojo (Publisher) (9/00, p.91) - "...[They] can really kick it like The Stooges did, like Black Flag, The MC5 and Nirvana....you can't help but be smitten..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Rated #1 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (6/3/00, p.40) - 9 out of 10 - "...A heady mix of speed-addled punk rock, huge, sky-filling psychedelic majesty and sex-crazed black humor....It's just the best, most important rock album for years....The new rock royalty have come to claim their throne..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[O]ne of the last great modern hard rock records and something deceptively tuneful, groove-bitten, and even melancholic."Uncut (magazine) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's an almost mathematical precision to the freak-outs like 'Better Living Through Chemistry'."0.5900465

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Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[V]ague, spellbinding music that floats in the space between history and memory."Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "R.E.M. doubled down on death, darkness, and Southern gothic mystery for their third record, a haunting collection of Americana tales." -- Grade: AAlternative Press (7/95, p.88) - Ranked #88 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION follow[s] the also moody and sublime RECKONING with its dark, backwoods wanderlust and a labyrinth of lyrics woven through banjo, cello and violin....FABLES [is] like a dark cloud in the band's discography: Full of stormy rhythm, trademark guitar jangling and box-car philosophy..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.16) - Ranked #4 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1985"Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] tension between rock kineticism and hermetic atmosphere makes FABLES... continue to ring loud and clear."NME (Magazine) (9/6/97, p.53) - "...FABLES... is both REM's most impenetrable and fulfilling release to date....FABLES... is...etched with paranoia, slooooowly-strangled guitars and...the sound of four young Athenians who were neither shiny nor happy.Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] great and inspired album....FABLES is a dark and murky set with a textural palette close to the muted earth tones of its packaging."Uncut (magazine) (p.107) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are hymns to a vanishing America like impressionistic travelogue 'Driver 8'..."0.5835729

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Rolling Stone (p.109) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[V]ague, spellbinding music that floats in the space between history and memory."Entertainment Weekly (p.115) - "R.E.M. doubled down on death, darkness, and Southern gothic mystery for their third record, a haunting collection of Americana tales." -- Grade: AAlternative Press (7/95, p.88) - Ranked #88 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION follow[s] the also moody and sublime RECKONING with its dark, backwoods wanderlust and a labyrinth of lyrics woven through banjo, cello and violin....FABLES [is] like a dark cloud in the band's discography: Full of stormy rhythm, trademark guitar jangling and box-car philosophy..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.16) - Ranked #4 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1985"Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] tension between rock kineticism and hermetic atmosphere makes FABLES... continue to ring loud and clear."NME (Magazine) (9/6/97, p.53) - "...FABLES... is both REM's most impenetrable and fulfilling release to date....FABLES... is...etched with paranoia, slooooowly-strangled guitars and...the sound of four young Athenians who were neither shiny nor happy.Pitchfork (Website) - "[A] great and inspired album....FABLES is a dark and murky set with a textural palette close to the muted earth tones of its packaging."Uncut (magazine) (p.107) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are hymns to a vanishing America like impressionistic travelogue 'Driver 8'..."0.5835729

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Q (4/00, p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...At their best...[they] are as sweet and relaxing as hot chocolate....this was never meant to be anything other than background music."Alternative Press (5/00, p.81) - 4 out of 5 - "...Shows them at the peak of their songcraft....the Dirty Three still sound perfect together."Magnet (4-5/00, p.71) - "...Another three-hanky study in pristine ache and soaring grandeur. It's the sound the saints make when they go marching in."The Wire (4/00, p.50) - "...Undeniably the apex of their recorded work so far....[they] have reached such an elevated plateau of celestial communication that they put most jazz/improv groups to shame..."CMJ (3/13/00, p.3) - "...an explosion of life, color and texture....frontman, Warren Ellis is an artist who never lets reason and intellectual measure block the path that connects his heart to his hands on the violin. His talent is as breathtaking as ever..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.96) - "...their finest work yet....reaching new heights of sublime beauty....this is an album that will work its way into your heart like a lost love, staying with you long after the final note has faded."NME (Magazine) (4/1/00, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...Brushes shoulders with the passing post-rock zeitgeist...making dark, beautiful and frequently unpleasant music....Theirs is a hermetically sealed universe of eerie melodies and stabbing despair..."0.5835729

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Q (4/00, p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...At their best...[they] are as sweet and relaxing as hot chocolate....this was never meant to be anything other than background music."Alternative Press (5/00, p.81) - 4 out of 5 - "...Shows them at the peak of their songcraft....the Dirty Three still sound perfect together."Magnet (4-5/00, p.71) - "...Another three-hanky study in pristine ache and soaring grandeur. It's the sound the saints make when they go marching in."The Wire (4/00, p.50) - "...Undeniably the apex of their recorded work so far....[they] have reached such an elevated plateau of celestial communication that they put most jazz/improv groups to shame..."CMJ (3/13/00, p.3) - "...an explosion of life, color and texture....frontman, Warren Ellis is an artist who never lets reason and intellectual measure block the path that connects his heart to his hands on the violin. His talent is as breathtaking as ever..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.96) - "...their finest work yet....reaching new heights of sublime beauty....this is an album that will work its way into your heart like a lost love, staying with you long after the final note has faded."NME (Magazine) (4/1/00, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...Brushes shoulders with the passing post-rock zeitgeist...making dark, beautiful and frequently unpleasant music....Theirs is a hermetically sealed universe of eerie melodies and stabbing despair..."0.5835729

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Q (Magazine) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is like an updated version of Astrud Gilberto's easy-listening bossa nova, all soft Latin shuffles and dreamy vocals, Laura harmonizing elegantly over Alfred's off-centre drumbreaks..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[R]ooted in bossa nova beauty....Alfred's occasional, doleful vocal is John Cale to Laura's Nico: with strings looped into an hypnotic lull, 'Siren Song' updates Nico's CHELSEA GIRL sound."Clash (magazine) (p.111) - "Never have songs surrounding the subject of love and romance been so utterly thrilling and delightful as this....'Sibilance' is simply sublime, but yet so is the rest of this enchanting journey of unimaginable brilliance."0.5832034

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Uncut (p.92) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "THE MARBLE INDEX isn't a record you listen to. It's a hole you fall into....One of that rare breed of recordings which, the better part of four decades later, still has no adequate peer, existing in a genre all of its own."The Wire (6/00, pp.35-6) - "...[A] glacial classic....shimmering song-mirages which disappear with the harmonium's dying notes..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Freed from pop conventions, Nico wrote stark, symbolist lyrics that appear to have issued from her subconscious..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.79) - "Viola flourishes and drones courtesy of fellow VU exile John Cale further dramatise the record's innate melancholy, sublime elegance and haunted howl."0.5832034

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.50) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (3/5/92, p.68) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...guitarists Bilinda Butcher and Kevin Shields gently breathe pretty tunes into the thick, sweet waves of droning distortion....In My Bloody Valentine's magical kingdom, cacophany is the mind-altering path to beauty..."Spin (p.110) - "This dreamy tsunami of sound blew minds, from Kurt Cobain to Radiohead to Isis."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #16 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Entertainment Weekly (2/21/92, p.55) - "...simply the most astounding-sounding album produced last year..." - Rating: AQ (10/01, p.49) - Ranked #39 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.70) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/92, p.71) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...the last word in noise-pop....amounts to a virtual reinvention of the guitar....The rock-is-dead argument could very well stop here..."Alternative Press (7/95, p.79) - Ranked #14 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...overcame their influences and fulfilled their promise....a record at once so exhausting yet exhilarating, so beautiful yet ugly, so soothing and swirling yet chaotic and dissonant....It will alter your perception of everything music can be..."Alternative Press (5/01, pp.90-1) - "...One of rock's greatest, most innovative and most celebrated albums..."Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #7 in Melody Maker's list of the `Top 30 Albums Of 1991.'Q (Magazine) (p.148) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "All the hard lines of rock'n'roll -- the riff, the lyric, the beat -- have been collapsed into something freer....LOVELESS was -- and remains -- inimitable."Q (Magazine) (p.119) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "On LOVELESS, a sublime sense of disorientation comes as standard, not least on 'What You Want' and 'When You Sleep,' where pile-driving guitars surge..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he result is a kind of sonic rapture, infinitely deep and wide and spiritually charged....There are great pop songs in here, too..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.50) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "The 50 Most Out There Albums Of All Time" - "LOVELESS twisted the sonic clutter rattling within Kevin Shields' imagination into an epic reality."New York Times (Publisher) (1/1/92) - "...While most current rock prizes crisply articulated digital sounds and rhymes, My Bloody Valentine offers pure defiance: songs in which thickly layered guitars and nearly indecipherable voices add up to a tuneful murk, elusive but memorable..."Uncut (magazine) (p.91) - "The album] holds its own as one of the great rock albums, period....Its extensive 'glide guitar' and curious lack of low end add up to a soundworld no-one could ever hope to replicate."0.5788708

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Rolling Stone (1/23/97, p.44) - Ranked #9 on Rolling Stone's list of the "Ten Best Albums" of 1996.Rolling Stone (10/17/96, pp.129-130) - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...a proud reclamation of the fury, raw power and incredible songwriting that were all but buried under the crush of analysis that followed Cobain's untimely death....it is riotous and liberating....you want more. Except you can't have it..."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #14 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (11/96, p.119) - 8 (out of 10) - "...If MTV UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK offers prescient presence-of-the-martyr awe, WISHKAH wades fists up into a fitful, eternally undecided struggle....They make me violently, intimately angry. I wouldn't have it any other way."Entertainment Weekly (10/4/96, pp.58-59) - "...Anyone who's ever basked in the sheer joy of anarchic noise will want to crank it--for Kurt, for punk, and for the life-affirming energy this monumental band could generate on a good night." - Rating: B+Q (11/96, p.131) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Many, many people will wish to own FROM THE MUDDY BANKS OF THE WISHKAH, and there's it's beauty, right there. It is--because Nirvana were--difficult listening. It does not...-play to the gallery. It is platinum punk rock, and that never happened the first time around..."Alternative Press (12/96, pp.84-85) - 4 (out of 5) - "...FROM THE MUDDY BANKS OF THE WISHKAH is essential for anyone even remotely interested in what [Nirvana] were really up to..."Melody Maker (9/28/96, p.51) - "...this is...a self-conscious attempt not to glorify the band as a live act, but to portray its highs and its lows....Thrilling to sinful melody, then desperate to re-baptise themselves in the pure waters of noise. The finest rock band of our times--still."Musician (12/96, p.87) - "...the guts and gristle of the Nirvana legend are served up smoking: Cobain's pained catarrh and smeary lead guitar, backed by the busy thump of the rhythm section, push along presciently written songs that merge cannily contrived melody with an ardent directness..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #28 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (9/28/96, p.58) - 9 (out of 10) - "...It all comes together best here, believe it or not, on 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'....a screeching, psychotic hurricane of proclamation to wake up the world. Schizophrenic, impossibly energetic, tragic, comic, melancholic, cathartic and sublime..."0.5738225

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Rolling Stone (p.57) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[B]allads like the title track and the Springsteen-esque 'Beyond My Wildest Dreams' are world-wise and gently gorgeous."Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "[T]he tension between their vocal personas -- she's ever hopeful, he's relentlessly glum -- is the highlight of ALL THE ROADRUNNING." -- Grade: B-Uncut (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "When Harris is upfront -- as on the wonderfully delicate 'Rollin' On' or 'Love And Happiness' -- it's sublime, emotive stuff."Dirty Linen (p.49) - "When it comes to artistic integrity, commercial appeal, and sheer transcendency, it doesn't get much better than this."No Depression (p.125) - "[A] remarkably cohesive album...sonically every track here sounds like it belongs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 --- "[W]hen translating his trademark languorous picaresques into his'n'hers arrangements the result is a series of ordinary life duets that...suggest moments of sun-setting harmony at the end of tired lives. Real hardcore country..."0.5699121

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Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000" - "...Heavy, sombre and lugubrious, it makes for seriously claustrophobic listening, until it takes a great gulp of euphoria..."Magnet (1-2/01, p.87) - "...The group tries outdated post-disco...flange-smothered art pop...piano-key-mashing Britpop blues, Bragg-ish Labour folk and Ecstasy-riddled comedown drone with high-drama production..."CMJ (12/00, p.54) - "...The earthy instrumental elements and complex, layered arrangements in aching epics...provide the winning shots....balancing the heady, psychedelic leanings with a couple sublime and somewhat stripped-down guitar-driven numbers..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #8 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (4/1/00, p.34) - 9 out of 10 - "...A serious and intense record....the first great album to come from Manchester since DEFINITELY MAYBE....they make being sad after drugs sound great."0.5699121

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Rolling Stone (3/19/92, p.87) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...Chilton's untidy masterpiece...baroque, guitar-driven pop...one of the most idiosyncratic, deeply felt and fully realized albums in the pop idiom..."Q (5/8/92, p.90) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Never did depression bordering on psychosis sound so compelling in popular music..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1992.Mojo (Publisher) (3/01/04, p.55) - Included in Mojo's The 67 Lost Albums You Must Own! - "SISTER LOVERS was desolate, nocturnal, frosty, but translated Chilton's frustrations into sublime music."NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #1 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums" - "...Their final album...highly melodic, Beatles-derived music...adding a desperate sadness..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #90 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #39 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of The '70s.'0.5699121

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Rolling Stone (6/24/99, pp.63-69) - 4 out of 5 - "...tunes that tickle the ear, romance the booty, swell the heart, moisten the tear ducts and dilate the third eye. All this inside of song forms and production that reveal sublime new facets upon each hearing....Not exactly your average white band."Entertainment Weekly (6/11/99, pp.63-4) - "...the Peppers sound more relaxed, less grating, and...more introspective than ever before...." - Rating: B+Q (1/00, p.85) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (7/99, p.112) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...the band's intrinsically eclectic nature ensures that they wander into new musical areas.... [reinforcing] their knack for great, unsual pop..."CMJ (6/28/99, p.5) - "...combines the best elements of the Peppers' ever-broadening sound, from healthy doses of power-funk...to more straight-forward rock...,revealing the band's increased strength as songwriters....Kiedis's voice sounds much more confident and melodic..."Melody Maker (6/19/99, p.52) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...'Parallel Universe'...smoulders with sidewinding splendour, sorta Janes Addiction rendezvousing with Dark Star on the set of 'Mad Max'....hearing a veritable rawwwk classic like the title track...you have to be glad they're still around."Mojo (Publisher) (p.55) - Ranked #89 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]he album adds a West Coast psychedelic haze to the band's patented P-funk-punk."Mojo (Publisher) (7/99, p.100) - "...the Chili's latest riff-test should awaken even the rustiest of wedding-tackle....[their] characterful, tongue-in-somebody-else's-cheek approach still hits the spot..."NME (Magazine) (6/5/99, p.38) - 6 out of 10 - "...they've never lost their knack for making everything sound like a gleefully sticky schoolyard euphemism, for revelling in the leering testosterone and goateed bass that stalks the world of nightmare..."0.5648913

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Rolling Stone (6/24/99, pp.63-69) - 4 out of 5 - "...tunes that tickle the ear, romance the booty, swell the heart, moisten the tear ducts and dilate the third eye. All this inside of song forms and production that reveal sublime new facets upon each hearing....Not exactly your average white band."Entertainment Weekly (6/11/99, pp.63-4) - "...the Peppers sound more relaxed, less grating, and...more introspective than ever before...." - Rating: B+Q (1/00, p.85) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (7/99, p.112) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...the band's intrinsically eclectic nature ensures that they wander into new musical areas.... [reinforcing] their knack for great, unsual pop..."CMJ (6/28/99, p.5) - "...combines the best elements of the Peppers' ever-broadening sound, from healthy doses of power-funk...to more straight-forward rock...,revealing the band's increased strength as songwriters....Kiedis's voice sounds much more confident and melodic..."Melody Maker (6/19/99, p.52) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...'Parallel Universe'...smoulders with sidewinding splendour, sorta Janes Addiction rendezvousing with Dark Star on the set of 'Mad Max'....hearing a veritable rawwwk classic like the title track...you have to be glad they're still around."Mojo (Publisher) (p.55) - Ranked #89 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]he album adds a West Coast psychedelic haze to the band's patented P-funk-punk."Mojo (Publisher) (7/99, p.100) - "...the Chili's latest riff-test should awaken even the rustiest of wedding-tackle....[their] characterful, tongue-in-somebody-else's-cheek approach still hits the spot..."NME (Magazine) (6/5/99, p.38) - 6 out of 10 - "...they've never lost their knack for making everything sound like a gleefully sticky schoolyard euphemism, for revelling in the leering testosterone and goateed bass that stalks the world of nightmare..."0.5648913

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Spin (3/04, p.97) - "Taut grooves set on Al Green cruise control, lots of havin'-fun-in-the-studio byplay, and the occasional spritz of rude fuzz-box guitar to give all the gold-leaf detailing some shape." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (2/27/04, p.99) - "[O]ffers 10-gallon Goth laments..." - Rating: A-Q (3/04, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Intricate, multi-layered and uplifting..."Uncut (2/04, pp.68-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "AW CMON methodically works towards the emotional peak of the stunning closing track, 'Action Figure', which Wagner sings beautifully..."Uncut (p.74) - Ranked #20 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] perfect fusion between the string-driven country-soul of NIXON and the low-key intimacy of 2002's IS A WOMAN."CMJ (2/9/04, p.4) - "[Features] songs that span from from piano-driven alt-country [to] sublime string-tinged ballads..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "The vocal songs are interesting....The lavish string arrangements, late-night melodies and Wagner's deep, muttering, falsetto-free voice bring to mind Tindersticks."0.5566209

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.103) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (10/3/02, pp.97-9) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A perfect treasure of soft, spangled woe sung with a heavy open heart. It's the best album Beck has ever made....This is his BLOOD ON THE TRACKS."Spin (1/03, p.70) - Ranked #3 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Spin (10/02, p.111) - 9 out of 10 - "...A supremely dainty-assed achievement that jerks real tears..."Entertainment Weekly (9/27/02, p.85) - "...A beautiful mournful hymn of love won and lost....For the first time, Beck is playing himself..." - Rating: B+Q (12/02, p.65) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Q (10/02, pp.98-9) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Very nearly a very great album....brooding atmospherics, reflective acoustic settings, a desert road movie conducted at a snail's place..."Uncut (1/03, p.94) - Ranked #8 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year" - "...SEA CHANGE is Beck's BLOOD ON THE TRACKS..."The Wire (10/02, p.51) - "...The mood is muted, constant, studiously introverted..."CMJ (12/30/02, p.10) - Ranked #3 on CMJ's "Top 10 of 2002"CMJ (10/7/02) - "...Truly soulful songs....this record is really a spotlight on a man and his guitar....there is a beauty inherent in sadness. Beck is quite clearly intimately familiar with it..."Vibe (11/02, p.154) - "...Steeped in gorgeous, tear-stained country ballads..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #7 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.90) - "...There's no trickery here, only transformation..."NME (Magazine) (9/21/02, p.38) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rainy afternoon album--quietly affecting, occasionally sublime..."0.5433297

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2000.Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...a deceptively flowing, folk-happy directness....kaleidoscopic....a stylistic lea for Eels, but it's more about other kinds of leaps - from the tyrannies of time, love and Hot Dog on a Stick."Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...a deceptively flowing, folk-happy directness....kaleidoscopic....a stylistic lea for Eels, but it's more about other kinds of leaps - from the tyrannies of time, love and Hot Dog on a Stick."Spin (5/00, p.159) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rootsy return to form...making the process of dusting off [E's] weary, wordy heart seem like a virtuous act in a nihilist age. His cutest, simplest endeavors are his most successful..."Spin (5/00, p.159) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rootsy return to form...making the process of dusting off [E's] weary, wordy heart seem like a virtuous act in a nihilist age. His cutest, simplest endeavors are his most successful..."Entertainment Weekly (3/17/00, p.69) - "...Ignoring the slightest whiff of trendiness, E sets [his] ruminations to shuffling mini-symphonies built on old-school instrumentation....The results are genuinely sublime pop..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a sepia-toned, reflective and often dryly humorous affair. 'I Like Birds' is throwaway surrealism, 'Jeannie's Diary' is muted and touching, and 'Something is Sacred' dreamy and reverie-inducing."Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a sepia-toned, reflective and often dryly humorous affair. 'I Like Birds' is throwaway surrealism, 'Jeannie's Diary' is muted and touching, and 'Something is Sacred' dreamy and reverie-inducing."Uncut (3/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is E's life-affirming album, a smiling, up-beat but still lo-fi collection of bouncy, pretty pop tunes..."Uncut (3/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is E's life-affirming album, a smiling, up-beat but still lo-fi collection of bouncy, pretty pop tunes..."Alternative Press (4/00, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a truly quirky style....That this sanity translates easily to everyone else should earn him a place in the history of first-rate pop songwriting."Alternative Press (4/00, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a truly quirky style....That this sanity translates easily to everyone else should earn him a place in the history of first-rate pop songwriting."CMJ (3/13/00, p.22) - "...wonderfully preserves the group's lush, beguiling sound and their ability to nimbly switch musical gears without notice. DAISIES is further evidence that Everett is one of the day's most underrated tunesmiths."CMJ (3/13/00, p.22) - "...wonderfully preserves the group's lush, beguiling sound and their ability to nimbly switch musical gears without notice. DAISIES is further evidence that Everett is one of the day's most underrated tunesmiths."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...random psychological episodes in the life of someone who's prepared to step outside into the sunshine, but who knows it'll probably rain....cathartic..."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...random psychological episodes in the life of someone who's prepared to step outside into the sunshine, but who knows it'll probably rain....cathartic..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.97) - "...finds a rejuvenated E gasping lungfuls of life....A fine, subtly-crafted pop record which conveys life's rich tapestry with integrity, self-awareness and a keen sense of irony."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.97) - "...finds a rejuvenated E gasping lungfuls of life....A fine, subtly-crafted pop record which conveys life's rich tapestry with integrity, self-awareness and a keen sense of irony."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 9 out of 10 - "...mixes humor and humility, hope and fear, and stands as quiet testimony to one of modern music's most gifted writers....wonderful life-enriching stuff..."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 9 out of 10 - "...mixes humor and humility, hope and fear, and stands as quiet testimony to one of modern music's most gifted writers....wonderful life-enriching stuff..."0.5300384

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Entertainment Weekly (12/19/97, pp.75-76) - "...Sublime's own evolution from beer-bash trio to sonic experimentalists is...evident. By the end of this chronologically sequenced set, they're mixing up Peter Tosh instrumentals, duetting with pal Gwen Stefani, and concocting soulful pop-reggae..."- Rating: B0.1844534

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Q (12/99, p.130) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Dogg's vocals can actually verge on the sublime....in glorious slow motion, and the undercurrent vibe is distinctly soulful..."The Source (9/98, p.239) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Few MCs from the West have ever gotten as much acceptance and acclaim from outside regions....No Limit's latest soldier isn't trying to rock the boat with his third album...the vibrant vocalist is very happy to be with rap's top squad..."0.1494532

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Entertainment Weekly (1/31/97, p.58) - "...On album No. 2, this singerless Maryland trio hybridizes better than most, eschewing the Muzak-y conventions that have already taken over trip-hop and replacing them with a blend of Wire-esque jaggedness, arena-rock machismo, and the occasional dance-friendly beat." - Rating: B+Alternative Press (4/97, p.63) - 5 (out of 5) - "...Trans Am are the only band smearing the lines between heady cerebralists, dance-club denizens and grain-alcohol-puking lamebrains..."Musician (6/97, p.90) - "...America's answer to all that Krautrock stuff...Integrating the sublime circular cadences of Neu! with the humorous logic of Kraftwerk, Trans Am fire up like a warped prog band with a tape loop fetish....Futuristic soundtracks for a wrecked transistor era."0.1307715

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Entertainment Weekly (11/17/95, p.79) - "Jones' `joint' is a big, clean house where bop begets rap begets soul, and all-stars like Bono, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles are bathed in swirly, studio-crafty splendor..." - Rating: BDown Beat (2/96, p.43) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...an entertaining pop album that abounds with joyous feeling....there are several dozen singers and musicians....Yet everyone finds his or her place, stomping the grooves, sweetening the harmonies, swinging hard or just coolin' out..."Musician (1/96, p.95) - "...What makes this album work isn't who Q puts on the guest list, but what he does when they turn up....he's hardly repeating himself, as the hyper-energized `Stomp' and the sultry `Is It Love That We're Missing' make plain."NME (Magazine) (12/16/95, p.37) - 7 (out of 10) - "...tailor-made for star-spotters, ever ready to strain an ear in search of their favourite zillionaire....you can't really have this much quality on board and not occasionally sound sublime."0.1130255

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Entertainment Weekly (8/4/00, p.86) - "...Parlays their love of '60s American music into songs so odd and cheekily gleeful they could be Mentos jingles..." - Rating: A-Q (8/01, p.141) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...One of the most amiable indie pop releases of the season..."Uncut (8/01, p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is a meadow of delight for those nostalgic for the too-brief, hazy days of sublime nostalgic pop..."CMJ (7/00, p.64) - "...Pays homage to the baroque '60s pop they adore...with ice-capped, breathy English lyrics and a curiously weak rhythm section...exceedingly pleasant, mildly gorgeous retroactivity..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/00, p.111) - "...Singer/songwriter Xavier Boyer, has rediscovered a secret history of rock where harmony, big production and 'bah-bah-bah's rule and every lyric id undertowed by a darkness....Bad sunshine for the soul..."NME (Magazine) (6/30/01, p.40) - 7 out of 10 - "...Basically, if sunshine could be sold in a jewel case, Tahiti 80 would own the patent..."0.1120899

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Rolling Stone (7/20/00, p.142) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A quality set of long, slow ballads, heavy on the strings....Ashcroft has superhuman levels of sullen charisma..."Entertainment Weekly (7/7/00, p.130) - "...An album of sweet symphonies....Piled high with strings and choirs...[the album] has flashes of sublime beauty....A promising...second wind." - Rating: B+Magnet (8-9/00, p.67) - "...Elaborates on the same elegance he initially allowed to die with the Verve's disbanding....extracting life, hope and soul from its aura..."CMJ (6/26/00, p.3) - "...A classic songwriter who voyages deep into his heart....[He] has successfully made the transition from band member to solo act..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.101) - "...As wired and edgy as you'd expect....veering between classic singer-songwriter fare and dark, cut'n'paste groove-rock...coming across as a more ambitious, more personal retort to URBAN HYMNS..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.78) - Ranked #20 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (6/24/00, p.41) - 8 out of 10 - "...His unswerving belief in music's potency has enabled him to produce songs that have perfectly communicated his ongoing voyage of personal discovery....it's a gift that hasn't deserted him here..."0.1120899

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Rolling Stone (p.85) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Skilled and inspired....[With] relaxed, smoky harmonies and reverbed midtempo rockabilly..."Rolling Stone (p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "They harmonize with natural worry and warmth against a midnight Mississippi chill..."Entertainment Weekly (p.65) - "They ultimately meet in a roots-rock commonwealth....[E]xercises in sublime harmony..." -- Grade: A-Uncut (p.115) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The partners' close harmonies are especially ravishing -- intimate as Gram & Emmylou on Gene Clark's 'Through The Morning, Through The Night'..."Down Beat (p.62) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Doc Watson's 'Your Long Journey' finds Plant and Krauss attaining a state of grace, their shared spiritual strength interlocked with sorrow over a loved one's death."Dirty Linen (p.56) - "[O]ne listen to these songs, and you'll quickly appreciate how they -- and Burnett and the other musicians -- effortlessly blended different genres into one gorgeous stew of pop music..."No Depression (p.92) - "Their harmonies couldn't be more fetching on 'Killing The Blues'....The emotional landscape of RAISING SAND stretches far and wide."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The pair drift in an out of the tracks, supplementing each other with subtlety and charm on a stunning set..."0.09340824

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