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Rolling Stone (3/4/93, p.64) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a showcase for the Arkestra's tenor sax giant, John Gilmore, and introduces the band's show-stopping finale, `Enlightenment'..."Down Beat (5/92, p.56) - 4 Stars - Very GoodRecord Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[U]niversally perceived as one of Sun Ra's finest albums -- the compositions, arrangements and musicianship are unimpeachable..."86.14765

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Down Beat (5/93, p.37) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...finds [Ra] unbowed in spirit and still incisive on piano and synthesizer....the band is exuberant..."85.9121

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The Wire (p.76) - "[T]his is a joyful amalgam of Ellingtonian swing, percussive nod towards a pan-African inheritance and occasional quirky evocations of an imagined ancient Egypt."75.17309

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Spin (1/97, p.82) - 8 (out of 10) - "...too uneven to provide the ideal introduction to Ra's omniverse...it's still a treasure trove of mischief, and an inspiring way of mapping the many rings of wound visited by America's most intrepid astral traveler..."Down Beat (1/97, p.44) - 4.5 Stars - (out of 5) - "Prepare yourself: This is one of the major archival projects of the decade....this excursion into Ra's extensive and virtually unkown work as a producer of seven-inch, 45-rpm singles lets listeners in on several heretofore shrouded zones in his seemingly boundless musical omniverse..."Option (11-12/97, p.132) - "...lots of beautifully bizarre nuggets....offbeat even by Sun Ra standards, this is not the place to start for Sun Ra neophytes. But for hardcore fans, how can you get along without it?"Musician (2/97, p.122) - "...equal parts big band swing, blues, R&B, performance art, black vaudeville, twentieth-century harmony and Afrocentric rythm-n-ning, animated by a folksy vision of the cosmos and a generous dollop of hokum..."64.68391

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"[T]his is a suitable place to enroll in his extraordinary space programme." Uncut55.50348

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Uncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he Femmes could still whip up a filthy storm with their incongruous mix of American gothic, Velvets, Sun Ra and Johnny Thunders..."0.4122105

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Magnet (p.100) - "[With] a balanced mix of sweaty garage and the twisting atmospherics of transistor radio, autoharp, gong, Moog, Rhodes, saxophone, Hammond, electronics and turntable."The Wire (p.68) - "[A]n experience somewhere between the Stax Soul Review and Sun Ra's Arkestra, with the liberal addition of rock 'n' roll guitars at every opportunity."0.3533233

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The Wire (12/02, p.69) - "...NUCLEAR WAR is a beauty....Maybe this time around NUCLEAR WAR will finally achieve the crossover success that Sun Ra always predicted for it..."CMJ (11/25/02, p.7) - "...Yo La Tengo has never ceased to surprise with a constantly changing array of genre-bending offerings..."0.3533233

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The Wire (p.70) - "[I]t's the repertory material that catches the ear: brilliant versions of Eric Dolphy's 'The Prophet', Ayler's seldom covered 'Love Cry' and Sun Ra's 'Enlightenment', among others."JazzTimes (p.134) - "Vandermark seems extremely comfortable in this particular setting, smoothly shifting from brawny tenor barking to contemplative clarinet musings."0.2944361

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Down Beat (6/96, p.44) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...Anastasio directs varying combinations of players in open, structured improvisations...Credit Anastasio for defying commercial expectations with this gutsy, freewheeling ensemble effort."Option (7-8/96, p.135) - "...Trey Anastasio is determined to push the proverbial envelope, even if he's not sure where it's going..."Musician (5/96, p.93) - "...[Anastasio] captured some profound stuff, bouncing off manic guitarist Marc Ribot and keyboardist John Medeski, while Sun Ra trumpeter Michael Ray and saxist Marshall Allen turned the trip into a free-jazz-for-all, with admirably fluctuating levels of adrenaline..."0.2355489

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Rolling Stone (3/4/93, p.64) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...opens with the incendiary `Reflections In Blue,' includes `Saturn,' one of the band's most beautiful signature tunes, as well as some more-exotic material recorded in 1958..."Spin (2/93, p.80) - "...this is a double-record disc to dance to. These are songs that have developed over the years and become Sun Ra standards..."Down Beat (5/93, p.36) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...hints at colors yet to come..."Musician (4/93, p.84) - "...typical Ra big-band stuff of the time, occasionally wacky, more often nodding toward the tradition..."0.2355489

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Rolling Stone (3/4/93, p.64) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...The vitality of this group is nothing short of astonishing, and its innovative nature, so radical at the time, now sounds aggressively fresh, even mainstream--a mainstream this outfit helped define..."Spin (2/93, p.78) - "...features a number of Sun Ra's unique vocal numbers mixed with some beautiful slow instrumentals. The great tenor sax of John Gilmore is front and center on this one..."Down Beat (5/93, p.36) - 4 Stars - Very GoodMusician (4/93, p.84) - "...the full-blown colors Ra gets from a mere sextet remain impressive..."0.2355489

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Down Beat (p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] materials collide with the pieces' most abstract sound explorations and polyphonic outbursts in an eerily powerful way."JazzTimes (p.104) - "With a lineup that includes Mazurek's bandmates from Isotope 217 and members of Tortoise, the Orchestra creates a powerful work..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's a brilliant ego-free empathy between the musicians that recalls electric Miles and Sun Ra's Arkestra."0.2355489

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JazzTimes (9/99, p.87) - "...one of the year's more heartening events....[AFTERNOON] features Ragin leading a well-matched quartet....establishes an inviting straight-up feel..."0.2312543

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Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.58) - "...This is music for the astral apocalypse...their sound as well as their message is much closer to Pink Floyd than Black Sabbath, with a little bit of Sun Ra thrown in, even..."-Lester BangsQ (7/96, p.138) - 3 Stars - Good - "...IN SEARCH OF SPACE...held two genuine classics in `You Shouldn't Do That' and `Master Of The Universe'..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/96, p.121) - "...digitally remastered and lovingly repackaged by EMI Premier, [IN SEARCH OF SPACE is] complete with extra tracks and loads of squinty eye memorabilia..."NME (Magazine) (4/27/96, p.51) - "...their own space-metal sound start[s] to emerge and `Master Of The Universe' is one of the greatest cosmic rockers ever..."Uncut (magazine) (p.73) - "The band's second album saw Hawkwind mutate from acoustic Ladbroke Groovers into dystopian sci-fi rockers."0.2061053

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Down Beat (10/96, p.54) - 3.5 Stars - Good/Very Good - "...Even with its shifts in personnel over the years, E/O, as demo'd on this package, has consistently approached its music with a jovial attitude, a healthy sense of humor and utmost respect for the jazz tradition. In the end, that's what makes this album so appealing."JazzTimes (9/96, p.101) - "...In the case of this band, blessed with an embarrassment of creative energy, outtakes are better than leftovers....the range of moods and attitudes tells the tale of this admirable fringe group..."Option (9-10/96, p.105) - "...How do any 10 guys cover this much ground? They snatch a bit of turf from New Orleans and slip it under the Knitting Factory's door...cover John Lennon one minute, John Tchical the next..."Musician (10/96, p.84) - "...Either/Orchestra has become the most resourceful big band we've got. Flying through the omniverse, with a bird's-eye view of jazz strata and a pop fan's notion of amusement, this group has made a career out of spotting dualities between the novel and the momentous..."0.161878

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The Wire (3/98, p.61) - "...further back into the future...an ensemble performance [which] transmutes into unaccompanied boogie woogie....enigmatic and beautiful...the album closes with a melodramatic Ra piece that sound like a rusty space rocket hitting an asteroid belt..."26.89104

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"[S]leek, erotic and suspenseful....The cast is compelling..."Los Angeles Times "THE HOUSEMAID remains compelling mostly for Yun's performance...at times vaguely sinister, at others full of wisdom and quiet resolve."A.V. Club "[A] flamingly sexy soap opera whose satire on high society is sometimes as savage as Claude Chabrol's LA CEREMONIE."Hollywood Reporter "THE HOUSEMAID is a lush, chilly entertainment that's a little bit Hitchcock and a little bit Sirk."Movieline "[J]uicily watchable from start to over-the-top finish....Im has opted to subvert almost every element of that film's dramatic template."Variety "An admiring, clever remake of Kim Ki-young's legendary film of the same title from 1960, this version, directed by Im Sang-soo, is at once more explicit than the original and less kinky."New York Times "[T]here's something nicely kinky in this lusciously photographed erotic Korean thriller by Im Sang-soo..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "This story is told by writer-director Im Sang-soo with cool, elegant cinematography and sinuous visual movements."Chicago Sun-Times0.1320164

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Spin (pp.96-97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The] collection anthologizes both Hebden's minimalist remixes and those he commissioned....It chronicles his buzzy path as pop's reigning abstractionist."Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]est here are his Madvillain remixes, including the sequencer nailgun attack of 'Money Folder', and his epic, looped handclap treatment of Beth Orton's 'Carmella'..."CMJ (p.5) - "[The collection] not only showcases the best of Kieran Hebden's organic-sounding remix work, but also proves how well his own lushly jazzy tracks lend themselves to the artistry of others."0.1027969

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Entertainment Weekly (10/2/92, p.58) - "...the entire first disc amply displays the Wailer's early ska and rock-steady fire....there are tons of fascinating obscurities and previously unreleased cuts...a collector's wet dream..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (11/26/99, p.99) - "...a satisfying overview of one of music's greatest careers." - Rating: AQ (11/92, p.131) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...virtually every song is shot through with an ever-dawning sense of freedom.....his music is all a matter of spirit and that spirit was simply larger and more generous than any other contemporary musician....This set is an almost overwhelming celebration of the richness and abundance of Marley's career..."Dirty Linen (Dec./Jan. 92/93, p.53) - "...even if you already own all of the Wailers' Island recordings on CD as well as various vinyl `bootlegs' of earlier Wailers material (such as the BIRTH OF A LEGEND albums), there is still more than enough fresh material to make this a worthwhile purchase..."Melody Maker (10/10/92, p.39) - "...a treasure chest of melodic militancy almost unimaginable in these censorphobic times..."Musician (1/93, p.88) - "...Whether you seek the bedrock of Ras Bob's formidable legacy or new insights into his stylistic inventions, SONGS OF FREEDOM paints a full-length portrait that casts a gigantic shadow..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1992.Stereo Review (2/93, p.120) - "...includes just about everything he did worth hearing....It's well remastered, too, and the accompanying booklet conveys the essence of the man and his accomplishments far more succinctly than any current biography..."NME (Magazine) (12/18/99, p.28) - 9 out of 10 - "...profiles the whole of Marley's musical life....It shows how [he] married fierce, brave insurrectionary lyrical statements with some of the most poignant and lovely melodies on tape....as pure and sweet and powerful as the day he sung it."0.09266783

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