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Dirty Linen (p.60) - "With a voice that one could believe was that of an ancient Delta blues singer instead of a comparatively young man, he is backed on this collection - which spans nearly 20 years - by some of folk's best musicians, including Suzanne Vega, Patty Larkin, John Jennings and the late Johnny Cunningham."17.27738

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Rolling Stone (4/17/03, p.109) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The best funk band of the Sixties, mixing up sex, racial politics and an unstoppable groove....This masterly collection includes all the hits one would hope for..."Spin (5/03, p.113) - "...One double CD with all the classics and plenty of hot also-rans..."Uncut (6/03, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The latest in a long line of anthologies of the group's work and is without doubt the best so far....Highly recommended..."7.251787

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Rolling Stone (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he focus is the singer's feelings, examined rather than indulged. Tune seekers will admire many of these songs..."Spin (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The album peaks with the bouncy, piano-driven 'Back in Your Head' and the Cars-esque 'Hop a Plane'..."Uncut (p.65) - "[V]ocalists Tegan and Sara are back with THE CON, a collection of angsty, catchy pop..."Uncut (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] fairly blaze through THE CON's 14 compact, supercharged tracks -- their vocals delivering anxious lyrics that sound like fragments of overheard cellphone conversation."Alternative Press (p.128) - Included in Alternative Press's '10 Essential Albums Of 2007' -- "[T]he Quin sisters have released their most succinct musical statement to date with THE CON."CMJ (p.43) - "If there's one thing that Tegan and Sara have always excelled at, it's the ability to write a damn catchy tune."Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] collection of short, buzzy indie-pop songs crammed with hooks, intuitive harmonies and much intense musing on the agony and ecstasy of young lust..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir most tightly-structured....It's the sparing 'I Was Married' and the despairing 'Soil Soil' that mark this pair out as lifers."The Word (magazine) (p.110) - "[They sing] with a mildly unhinged honesty at its finest on the yearning 'Nineteen'....They're talented writers..."3.601223

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots..."Spin (pp.90-91) - "Her stormy folk songs are primal and dark, crammed with ancient mythology..."Q (Magazine) (p.131) - "With the Mumfords as her backing band, it is bruised, reflective, accusatory and defiant."Paste (magazine) (p.72) - "[A] gorgeous, melancholy, old-souled record....Malring avoids both precocity and self-seriousness..."Pitchfork (Website) - "[L]ike Fairport Convention or Nick Cave or Cat Power, she uses folk as an archetypal form to get at the essential realities of love, sex, heartbreak, and death."Clash (magazine) - "Her second album is an enchanting collection of beautifully raw songs....A more laid-back affair than her debut."Uncut (magazine) - "She starts off promisingly on 'Devil's Spoke, ' sounding unusually fervent....Second track, 'Made By Maid' is equally fine..."2.914935

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.94) - Ranked #13 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "This painterly masterpiece is one of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz..."Q (4/99, p.129) - Included in Q's list of "The Best Jazz Albums of All Time."Q (3/95, p.116) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "Widely considered the greatest album in jazz history, Miles Davis' 1959 masterpiece is a collection of exquisitely melodic and deceptively simple modern jazz..."Down Beat (1959) - "This is a remarkable album. Using very simple but effective devices, Miles has constructed an album of extreme beauty and sensitivity. This is not to say that this LP is a simple one--far from it. What is remarkable is that the men have done so much with the stark, skeltal material.JazzTimes (8/97, p.106) - "...The absolutely beautiful Coltrane solo on the `Flamenco Sketches' alternate is alone worth the price....The restoration of the sound to the correct pitch makes enough of a difference to recommend repurchasing this classic even without the jazz track of the year aboard..."Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyBlender (Magazine) (p.67) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "Its ageless cool now seems intertwined with its backstory: Just months after making the album, Davis and most of his sidemen would spin off in different directions, founding entire schools of jazz."Paste (magazine) (p.61) - "[T]he music draws you in with seductively gentle restraint. It's a recording with a pristine elegance."2.884373

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Rolling Stone (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nthemic on a bedroom scale, danceable but not robotic, experimental without being oblique."Rolling Stone (11/89) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The Eighties" survey.Spin - Included in Spin's list of the Top Ten College Cult Classics - "...an unmitigated delight....spawned the entire breed of what has become known as `college rock'."Entertainment Weekly (3/26/91) - Rating: AAlternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums" - "...REM made jangling guitars and mumbled lyrics hip again for American youth..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.12) - Ranked #7 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1983".Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR promised not so much a new American underground, as an undergrowth, rustling with secrets."Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR remains the cornerstone of the R.E.M. legend, the reason they are important....An incredible collection of songs..."Blender (Magazine) (p.106) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[D]isarmingly beautiful music that mixes '60s folk significance with '80s new-wave ambivalence."Blender (Magazine) (p.67) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MURMUR was a friendly ghost -- brooding but elegant, new-wave moody but folk-rock sunny, hesitant but hopeful."Paste (magazine) (p.60) - "[T]heir sound emerged so fully formed that even after 26 years and 15 proper albums, it's still arguably their best."Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "It is no exaggeration to suggest that MURMUR amounts to a Rosetta Stone for what is now thought of as indie rock..."2.884373

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.86) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Its luxurious sound conveys a heartbreaking wistfulness..."Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.56) - "...Brian Wilson's evolutionary compositional masterpiece....This trenchant cycle of love songs has the emotional impact of a shatteringly evocative novel..."Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.56) - "...Brian Wilson's evolutionary compositional masterpiece....This trenchant cycle of love songs has the emotional impact of a shatteringly evocative novel..."Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.56) - "...Brian Wilson's evolutionary compositional masterpiece....This trenchant cycle of love songs has the emotional impact of a shatteringly evocative novel..."Spin (p.79) - "Two instrumentals, a sea chantey, strange electronic instruments, and sounds literally designed for pets....Indie and prog rock both start here..."Entertainment Weekly (12/12/97, p.84) - "...A commercial washout at the time of its release, the album has since grown in reputation to the point where pop aesthetes speak of it in hushed tones as the zenith of Brian Wilson's genius, a seamless masterwork that rewards deep, repeated listening....a wonderful collection of songs..." - Rating: A+Entertainment Weekly (12/12/97, p.84) - "...A commercial washout at the time of its release, the album has since grown in reputation to the point where pop aesthetes speak of it in hushed tones as the zenith of Brian Wilson's genius, a seamless masterwork that rewards deep, repeated listening....a wonderful collection of songs..." - Rating: A+Entertainment Weekly (12/12/97, p.84) - "...A commercial washout at the time of its release, the album has since grown in reputation to the point where pop aesthetes speak of it in hushed tones as the zenith of Brian Wilson's genius, a seamless masterwork that rewards deep, repeated listening....a wonderful collection of songs..." - Rating: A+Q (2/91) - Voted the #1 Recorded Music Award for 1990.Q (7/00, p.140) - Included in Q's "The Best Male Angst Albums Of All Time" - "...12 impossibly lush songs that replace The Beach Boys' earlier high school ramalama with the unease and inner hurly-burly of early adulthood..."Q (2/91) - Voted the #1 Recorded Music Award for 1990.Q (7/96, p.133) - 5 Stars (out of 5) - "...A new stereo mix of PET SOUNDS...gives the songs a fantastic clarity, in effect smashing through the Wall Of Sound to bring up instrumental parts that have hitherto been hard to pick out..."Q (2/91) - Voted the #1 Recorded Music Award for 1990.Down Beat (9/90) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...the music on PET SOUNDS flows as one....clearly demonstrates [that] the Beach Boys were capable of giving music lovers something they could feel very, very good about..."Down Beat (9/90) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...the music on PET SOUNDS flows as one...clearly demonstrates [that] the Beach Boys were capable of giving music lovers something they could feel very, very good about..."Down Beat (9/90) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...the music on PET SOUNDS flows as one...clearly demonstrates [that] the Beach Boys were capable of giving music lovers something they could feel very, very good about..."Vibe (12/99, p.162) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyVibe (12/99, p.162) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th CenturyMusician (2/98, p.88) - "...presenting the landmark recording in a stereo environment for the first time is a revelation, with previouisly `hidden' parts suddenly leaping into the foreground....among the most stunning aspects of the remodeled PET SOUNDS is its dramatically improved fidelity..."Mojo (Publisher) (9/99, p.118) - "You may have heard of this promising combo. Here's one of their earlier albums, and word is it's quite good. The neat wrinkle is that you get the album twice, once in original mono and once in that new-fangled stereo everyone's talking about..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #1 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #1 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #1 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'2.87964

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Clash (magazine) (p.115) - "'Bust A Move' by Young MC is reworked into a jacking, breaks tune, with Dom Rimini and Diplo at the helm....An addictive, solid album."URB (Magazine) (p.84) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] consistently awesome collection where even the five instrumental versions feel essential..."2.28935

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.120) - Ranked #102 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[H]e played with a heated melodic enthusiasm - flying clusters of notes - that declared new possibilities for jazz improvisation..."Down Beat (1960) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...[Coltrane] has managed to combine all the swing of Pres with the virility of Hawkins and added to it a highly individual, personal sound as well as a complex and logical, and therefore fascinating, mind...tag this LP as one of the important ones..."JazzTimes (11/94, p.88) - "...essential for all serious jazz collections....The culmination of 'Trane's sheets-of-sound period...GIANT STEPS brought the chordal improvising of bebop to its breaking point..."2.212944

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.55) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (11/3/94, p.101) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Buckley's got huge ears and an even bigger record collection: He jumbles jazz, R&B, blues and rock references with such apparent nonchalance that he can seem like a showoff..."Spin (10/94, p.111) - Highly Recommended - "...If Buckley continues to evolve in the direction that GRACE indicates, only good things can result..."Entertainment Weekly (Spring 2000, p.166) - Ranked #3 in EW's "Top 10 albums of the '90s"Entertainment Weekly (8/26-9/2/94, p.112) - "...a dreamy and original set of songs....Too good to be true..." - Rating: A+Q (10/01, p.86) - Ranked #14 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.82) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (9/94, p.98) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...This is no pretty folk LP, it's a powerful album of unlocked emotions, poetry and drama, where ringing guitar and driving drums mix with swaying spartan tenderness and almost awkward rhythmic changes..."Q (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[He] hit his stride via covers and the barest outlines of songs. And LEGACY is padded out with most of this difficult journey."Uncut (p.124) - 5 stars out of 5 - "Ten years on and remastered, GRACE sounds more swoopingly lyrical and breathlessly eclectic than ever."Melody Maker (8/13/94, p.34) - Recommended - "...It's a voice that leaps tall buildings in a single bound, smells of sex and Chanel and never stoops to showboating..."Musician (11/94, pp.87-88) - "...a faultless expansion of Buckley's solo shows in New York clubs..."Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #23 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.69) - Ranked #1 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "There is no place yet for the places he and his voice can go."Mojo (Publisher) (1/95, p.50) - Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...Audacious, adventurous, often tear-jerkingly beautiful and spiritually rousing, GRACE has it all..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[M]arvel at the awesome original album, still brimming with the sound of a soul trying to have its say while there's still a chance."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...The year's most impressive solo debut."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #21 in NME's list of the "Top 50 Albums Of 1994."NME (Magazine) (8/12/00, p.28) - Ranked #12 in The NME "Top 30 Heartbreak Albums".NME (Magazine) (8/13/94, p.44) - 9 (out of 10) - "...Just for once, the child of a star looks capable of transcending the family legacy. From here on in, the sky's the limit..."2.159459

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