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Musician (8/93, p.54) - "...the guitarist does indeed seem capable of summoning light without heat...a churning, propulsive, unpredictable kind of highbrow hardcore, with a crafty pop overlay and a liquid-cherry center of post-adolescent angst and rebellion...[vocalist Devon Townsend] makes Axl Rose sound like Johnny Mathis...Audio Magazine (11/93, p.105) - "...Vai's legendary axe dexterity is kept more within song contexts than expected, though `accessibility' doesn't diminish the soloing or intellect...."0.2927157

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Alternative Press (p.148) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen Steve Schlitz's voice howls and cracks with emotion on the Echo & The Bunnymen-summoning 'No Direction,' Longwave's passion rings true."Magnet (p.114) - "The fourth LP from Longwave manages to be a great big sprawl of an album that never sounds too ambitious for its own good."0.2927157

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Down Beat (9/97, p.52) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...Henderson's fretboard firepower aggressively reconfigures the blues with an assortment of lightning licks and sizzling solos....Henderson's guitar work is unquestionably exciting..."JazzTimes (9/97, p.67) - "the jazz-trained guitarist unleashes with a fretboard frenzy that goes beyond Stevie Ray Vaughan's technique while summoning up his soulful spirit....From start to finish, this disc is inventive, witty and killing."0.2927157

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Q (p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[U]nbearably stark, its gentle banjos and violins summoning images of scorched prairies and deserted saloons. 'Hello Love' is a spectacularly desolate ballad..."CMJ (p.51) - "Frazey Ford belts out each number with equal parts pop sensibility and soul..."Dirty Linen (p.45) - "These women have discipline, taste, and talent....All this, and songwriting and musicianship too."No Depression (p.100) - "'Ootischenia', is the quintessential Tanyas song here, an effortless groove accented by Klein's banjo; Ford sings with growing urgency, her bandmates swelling and gelling in harmony behind her."0.2341725

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Rolling Stone (5/18/95, pp.87-88) - 4.5 Stars - Excellent - "...Leading his incendiary '60s quartet, Coltrane wails with an inexhaustible, sometimes truly nightmarish passion....Passages of stark modal beauty detonate into ensemble blasts of dizzying tumult..."Q (3/95, p.116) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...this is a double set of epic improvisations recorded in a small Seattle club in late 1965....the results are nothing less than awesome..."Down Beat (5/95, p.41) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...This is an ensemble that starts at the brink, then rushes over it....Trane follows volcanic climax with gorgeous thematic reprise, summoning the sonic Eden that inspired a generation to make love to his late-period music..."0.204901

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Rolling Stone (10/30/03, p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...STREETCORE continues the band's lightly amplified muscular-acoustic sound. Because his restless, barbed self will never be back to shake us awake, it's...fun to hear Strummer spill his subconscious..."Spin (01/04, p.102) - "...The Clash-like 'Arms Aloft' finds old Joe summoning more spit than he has in years..." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (10/24/03, p.106) - "...STREETCORE, with its loopy, eager-to-please vibe, is just the sort of punky reggae party [the late Joe Strummer] was born to throw..." - Rating: B+Q (11/03, p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It's 'Silver & Gold', a reworking of a Bobby Charles song, that brings home the poignancy of this release..."Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #11 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"Uncut (11/03, p.110) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...STREETCORE is something to celebrate, proof that, right up to his death, Joe Strummer was working at the peak of his powers..."Magnet (11/03, p.107) - "...Joe Strummer gets in the last word: an unnervingly powerful, cathartic final statement..."CMJ (10/13/03, p.8) - "...The 10 songs of STREETCORE prove Strummer still had a lot to say, and he packed it into some of his most memorable choruses..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.59) - Ranked #11 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (11/03, p.131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Lyrically, it's intimate, heartfelt, honest yet tough, while musically it covers what Joe did best..."0.1463578

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.62-63) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The DJ built songs out of layer upon layer of sampled instruments and other sound fragments, most of which he processed, looped and re-arranged far beyond recognition....funky rhythms that never sound like they've been cut and pasted together..."Spin (p.134) - "[T]his remains a stone classic, channeling Afrika Bambaataa's genre-splicing, DJ-booth mysticism into a fully realized studio epic..."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #15 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (1/97, p.81) - 9 (out of 10) - "...layers slinky break-beats with sampled sounds--anything from church bells to War Of The Worlds and, egad, Tears For Fears....a cosmic-chamber feel complete with choruses of fallen angels, plucked harps, Mellotron, and cello..."Spin (p.102) - "One of the best hip-hop, yes hip-hop - records ever made."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.92) - "...Unfolding lik a surreal film soundtrack on which jazz, classical, and jungle fragments are artfully blended with turntable tricks and dialogue snippets, ENDTRODUCING... takes hip-hop into the next dimension." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (11/96, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Shadow's brief is to develop a totally sample-based idiom, weaving a cinematically broad spectrum so deftly layered that the sampling-is-stealing argument falls flat..."Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's an elegy from a vinyl mausoleum, a sonic fiction assembled by a keen-eared archaeologist."Alternative Press (4/97, p.70) - 5 (out of 5) - "...an undeniable hip-hop masterpiece....DJ Shadow remembers that sampling is an art form."Magnet (p.88) - "An instrumental album entirely composed of samples and influenced by both prog rock and Public Enemy was, at the time, revolutionary....Still unmatched in its carefree invention."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "Some consider...ENDTRODUCING... a broadcast from hip-hop's near future. But that notion ignores how much this disc reaffirms the music's creative roots....ENDTRODUCING is pretty damn good, with Shadow demonstrating an unerring ear for motif and texture, touching on everything from dub to funk to groove-jazz..."Option (1-2/97, p.73) - "...Shadow makes records the way Robert Rauschenberg made his combines: from scraps, pop artifacts, the things other people throw away....While some of his tracks float serenely on a cloud of jazzy phrasing and ambient textures, Shadow always lands on his beat..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #2 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (9/14/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...it flips hip hop inside out all over again like a reversible glove, and again, and again, and each time it's sudden and new. I am, I confess, totally confounded by it. I hear a lot of good records, but very few impossible ones....You need this record. You are incomplete without it."Rap Pages (12/96, p.33) - "...Innovative arrangements and structures of sound are present here, reflecting a mind that is constantly summoning collage forms..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[The album] returned hip hop's focus from the MC to the music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A decade on, DJ Shadow's affirmatory essay on record collecting as a creative endeavour has lost none of its grandeur."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #5 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.0.0878147

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.62-63) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The DJ built songs out of layer upon layer of sampled instruments and other sound fragments, most of which he processed, looped and re-arranged far beyond recognition....funky rhythms that never sound like they've been cut and pasted together..."Spin (p.134) - "[T]his remains a stone classic, channeling Afrika Bambaataa's genre-splicing, DJ-booth mysticism into a fully realized studio epic..."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #15 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (1/97, p.81) - 9 (out of 10) - "...layers slinky break-beats with sampled sounds--anything from church bells to War Of The Worlds and, egad, Tears For Fears....a cosmic-chamber feel complete with choruses of fallen angels, plucked harps, Mellotron, and cello..."Spin (p.102) - "One of the best hip-hop, yes hip-hop - records ever made."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.92) - "...Unfolding lik a surreal film soundtrack on which jazz, classical, and jungle fragments are artfully blended with turntable tricks and dialogue snippets, ENDTRODUCING... takes hip-hop into the next dimension." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (11/96, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Shadow's brief is to develop a totally sample-based idiom, weaving a cinematically broad spectrum so deftly layered that the sampling-is-stealing argument falls flat..."Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's an elegy from a vinyl mausoleum, a sonic fiction assembled by a keen-eared archaeologist."Alternative Press (4/97, p.70) - 5 (out of 5) - "...an undeniable hip-hop masterpiece....DJ Shadow remembers that sampling is an art form."Magnet (p.88) - "An instrumental album entirely composed of samples and influenced by both prog rock and Public Enemy was, at the time, revolutionary....Still unmatched in its carefree invention."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "Some consider...ENDTRODUCING... a broadcast from hip-hop's near future. But that notion ignores how much this disc reaffirms the music's creative roots....ENDTRODUCING is pretty damn good, with Shadow demonstrating an unerring ear for motif and texture, touching on everything from dub to funk to groove-jazz..."Option (1-2/97, p.73) - "...Shadow makes records the way Robert Rauschenberg made his combines: from scraps, pop artifacts, the things other people throw away....While some of his tracks float serenely on a cloud of jazzy phrasing and ambient textures, Shadow always lands on his beat..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #2 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (9/14/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...it flips hip hop inside out all over again like a reversible glove, and again, and again, and each time it's sudden and new. I am, I confess, totally confounded by it. I hear a lot of good records, but very few impossible ones....You need this record. You are incomplete without it."Rap Pages (12/96, p.33) - "...Innovative arrangements and structures of sound are present here, reflecting a mind that is constantly summoning collage forms..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[The album] returned hip hop's focus from the MC to the music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A decade on, DJ Shadow's affirmatory essay on record collecting as a creative endeavour has lost none of its grandeur."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #5 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.0.0878147

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