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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."32.46594

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Uncut (p.126) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 44 tracks cover just about every important nook and cranny of The Byrds' illustrious career..."28.83066

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Q (pp.120-121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] more than enough transcendent moments to place The Byrds in the most exalted company, as well as giving newcomers reason to investigate further."28.48941

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Q (pp.120-121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] more than enough transcendent moments to place The Byrds in the most exalted company, as well as giving newcomers reason to investigate further."28.48941

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Uncut (p.126) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 44 tracks cover just about every important nook and cranny of The Byrds' illustrious career..."24.81052

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.124) - Ranked #117 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[D]ressing Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard songs in steel guitar and rock & roll drive, setting the stage for country rock."Rolling Stone (6/12/97, p.114) - "...Remixed and reshuffled, with Gram Parsons' vocals front and center, this sparkling reissue gives revisionist history a good name..."Rolling Stone (9/14/68, p.20) - "...The material they've chosen to record, or rather, the way they perform the material, is simple, relaxed and folky. It's not pretentious, it's pretty. The musicianship is excellent..."Rolling Stone (6/12/97, p.114) - "...Remixed and reshuffled, with Gram Parsons' vocals front and center, this sparkling reissue gives revisionist history a good name..."Rolling Stone (9/14/68, p.20) - "...The material they've chosen to record, or rather, the way they perform the material, is simple, relaxed and folky. It's not pretentious, it's pretty. The musicianship is excellent..."Entertainment Weekly (4/4/97, pp.81-82) - "...sounds sharper [than the original pressing]...and outtakes featuring Gram Parsons add a rustic postscript. Anyone taken with the '90s alt-country of Wilco should visit this more authentic RODEO..." - Rating: AEntertainment Weekly (4/4/97, pp.81-82) - "...sounds sharper [than the original pressing]...and outtakes featuring Gram Parsons add a rustic postscript. Anyone taken with the '90s alt-country of Wilco should visit this more authentic RODEO..." - Rating: AQ (9/00, p.134) - Included in Q's "Best Alt.Country Albums Of All Time".Q (4/97, p.140) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...their most influential album, a landmark at a crucial junction on pop's long, dusty road..."Q (1/04, p.130) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[S]pawning several generations of rockers who were a lil' bit country."Q (9/00, p.134) - Included in Q's "Best Alt.Country Albums Of All Time".Q (4/97, p.140) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...their most influential album, a landmark at a crucial junction on pop's long, dusty road..."Down Beat (8/97, p.61) - 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...the best of the pack....a full immersion into bluegrass, country and gospel..."Down Beat (8/97, p.61) - 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...the best of the pack....a full immersion into bluegrass, country and gospel..."Dirty Linen (12/03, p.59) - "...Without a doubt the album most influential for generations of musicians interested in fusing country and rock..."Dirty Linen (12/03, p.59) - "...Without a doubt the album most influential for generations of musicians interested in fusing country and rock..."Musician (6/97, p.86) - "...there was a time before the Eagles, when the Byrds made the steel guitar acceptable to hippies...The 20-bit remastering seems to add overtones to everything without adding anything to the price, and the five extra cuts...offer an illuminating glimpse into how they worked..."Musician (6/97, p.86) - "...there was a time before the Eagles, when the Byrds made the steel guitar acceptable to hippies...The 20-bit remastering seems to add overtones to everything without adding anything to the price, and the five extra cuts...offer an illuminating glimpse into how they worked..."Blender (Magazine) (p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t now sounds like a prophecy of the way Nashville and L.A. embraced each other in the '70s."24.24404

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t ploughs a similar country furrow to The Byrds' then-just-released SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO, but with more emphasis on the kind of yearning ballads which Gram Parson would later sing with Emmylou Harris..."0.5172367

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Who Needs Who More' takes off like the Byrds' 'Eight Miles High' in a funnel cloud....Passionate, yowling guitar rock at its best."0.5172367

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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."0.4310306

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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."0.4310306

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CMJ (p.44) - "[The album] combines the Appalachian twang of Wilkie's homestate with subtle nods to NIck Drake and RODEO-era Byrds."0.398169

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JazzTimes (12/00, p.132) - "...It exhibits Byrd's love for great tunes....While he could play appropriately pretty...he could also swing and get lowdown..."0.398169

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Uncut (11/02, p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Wonderful sounds...recalls classic Orange Juice...enough California zip to conjure up a bleach-blonded Byrds."0.398169

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Paste (magazine) - "At their best, they channel the kind of chiming Byrds-influenced jangle propagated by artists like Big Star and The Raspberries..."0.398169

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Uncut (magazine) (p.98) - "[The album] shows how felicitously bluegrass roots were assimilated into the post-Byrds country rock mainstream."0.398169

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "BLUE PINE TREES reveals a band in thrall to the keening, glittering textures of the Clarence White-era Byrds..."0.3483979

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Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.54) - "...they'll stand proudly right next to the best recordings of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Burrito Brothers, and the other premier Los Angeles groups..."0.3483979

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[E]veryone is on their best behavior here, subdued in service of some of McCaughey's more somber songs, mostly in mellow country-rock mode that hovers somewhere between the Byrds and Big Star."0.3483979

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Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.122) - "...Their sound is a potpourri of Northern soul, Byrds Rickenbacker guitar, King's stirring vocals, strong Mod originals and some terrific reworkings of Motown classics....emoting as soulfully as any impovershed Yank..."0.3483979

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Rolling Stone (10/3/02, p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Nobody plays Dylan like the Byrds did....Their genius was their ability to streamline Dylan's lengthy compositions into 3-minute nuggets of luscious, danceable pop..."0.3483979

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]ow you can hear Sixties psych rock and Nineties Brit pop in their sound....'Ocean' is the best Byrds tune Oasis never wrote..."0.3483979

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Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Songs like 'High On Love' evoke the California dreamtime of The Byrds, all wistful harmonies and keening chords..."0.3483979

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Uncut (pp.121-122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Trading in the same jangle-folk as contemporaries The Byrds, they were actually a vehicle for journeyman songwriters Steve Barri and PF Sloan."0.3483979

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."0.3047847

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."0.3047847

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."0.3047847

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Spin (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Moren's low-key solo debut is long on baritone vocals, folk-rock guitar strums and lonely piano plinks."CMJ - "THE LAST TYCOON proves to be a folksy watershed in Moren's predominately pop-centric career, reminding us that life ebbs and flows with hardships and heydays."Q (Magazine) (p.146) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Moren's debut solo effort is a low-key, stripped-back affair....Done fetchingly."Paste (magazine) (p.67) - "Moren plays the coffeehouse folkie on his solo debut, modeling his phrasing on Dylan and his songwriting on The Byrds' Gene Clark."Clash (magazine) (p.116) - "THE LAST TYCOON is a slice of classic songwriting...bringing his keenly honed skills into play."0.3017214

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Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (7/96, p.134) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...The Byrds took a plane to the knots and gnarls in the orginals and fashioned records that smoothly embodied the romance of rebellion and the exhilaration of escape..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...`Mr. Tambourine Man' gave them both a Number One single and a record worthy of their sound, which was blue sky and tears of milk..."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 7 (out of 10) - "...The Byrds...took rock music on an astral flight which everybody from Big Star to REM to John Squire have never come down from. MR. TAMBOURINE MAN...still bears up..."0.2586184

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Rolling Stone (10/5/95, p.68) - 3 Stars - Good - "...his most powerful solo outing to date...an aural landscape of raucous barreling guitars that makes Morrissey's oh-so-familiar themes sound almost fresh..."Spin (11/95, pp.122-124) - 8 - Very Good - "...Morrissey's version of classical--not classic--rock. The songs combine orchestral pieces...and pop tunes unprettied by normal contour or instrumentation....It's a vibe...but that suits Morrissey's flair for drama and soi-disant comedy..."Entertainment Weekly (9/15/95, p.108) - "...These eight doleful tracks about jealousy, abandonment, and the trials of being a cult figure are melodic and lyrically clever..." - Rating: B+Q (2/96, p.66) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (9/95, p.120) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Morrissey discovers the missing link between The Byrds' jingle-jangle and Young/Cobain grunge...chaos unremitting..."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album is frontloaded with some of Morrissey's finest three-minute pop gems."0.2586184

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Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (7/96, p.134) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...The Byrds took a plane to the knots and gnarls in the orginals and fashioned records that smoothly embodied the romance of rebellion and the exhilaration of escape..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...`Mr. Tambourine Man' gave them both a Number One single and a record worthy of their sound, which was blue sky and tears of milk..."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 7 (out of 10) - "...The Byrds...took rock music on an astral flight which everybody from Big Star to REM to John Squire have never come down from. MR. TAMBOURINE MAN...still bears up..."0.2586184

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No Depression (p.70) - "Blue Rodeo's trademark sound, a multi-national combination of Beatles, Band, and Byrds with the occasional honky-tonk detour, is in excellent form.Harp (magazine) (p.98) - "When these guys hit the mark with the likes of 'Summer Girls' they're first class."0.2488557

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cooley wrote six out of 13 here - and batted 1.000, moving successfully from bashed-out pop to bar-Byrds heartbreakers and honky-tonk piano blues that can barely keep on its stool."Paste (magazine) - "ENGLISH OCEANS is a triumph for the Drive-By Truckers, one that capitalizes on Hood and Cooley's strengths as songwriters..."0.2488557

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cooley wrote six out of 13 here - and batted 1.000, moving successfully from bashed-out pop to bar-Byrds heartbreakers and honky-tonk piano blues that can barely keep on its stool."Paste (magazine) - "ENGLISH OCEANS is a triumph for the Drive-By Truckers, one that capitalizes on Hood and Cooley's strengths as songwriters..."0.2488557

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Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: BQ (7/96, p.134) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...the group's secret weapon was Gene Clark....His knowing twist on songs of teen heartbreak...have a blissful surge to them....Clark's ballads...are some of the most mature, restrained bits of music to emerge from this adolescent era..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...[Pete] Seeger's `Turn Turn Turn,' whose fervent serenity sums up the paradox at the core of The Byrds, is the second LP's cornerstone, but again Clark's exquisite ballads grip like filigreed silver handcuffs..."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."Goldmine - Very Good0.211161

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Rolling Stone (8/16/73, p.53) - "...The related themes of discontent and movement give the album its power....It removes any doubt that McGuinn is still in possession of his creative faculties..."Entertainment Weekly (3/5/04, p.68) - "[A]n extension of his Byrds days--country-tinged rock dotted with hippie trips." - Rating: A-Uncut (5/04, p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]ntermittently brilliant, not least 'My New Woman', a smeared-harmony offcut from that year's ill-fated Byrds reunion..."Dirty Linen (4/04, p.59) - "[A] new and self-confident McGuinn...more interested in belting out a rousing sea chantey like 'Heave Away' or doing a finger-pointing, folk-styled ballad..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Spaced out folk reigns on this reissue of the Byrd leader's solid 1973 solo debut."0.211161

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