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Rolling Stone (4/1/99, p.100) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...THE PRETTY THINGS packs the band's lock-up-your-daughters-and-liquor-cabinets stage charm into tightly wound Bo Diddley covers...and white R&B bullets..."Q (10/00, p.148) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Apocalyptic R&B, Stonesy rock and Kinksy pop..."39.80936

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - "[W]hen Taylor fires up his slide guitar behind May's growl...it's easy to imagine yourself at the very birth of British electric blues. Because they were there."Entertainment Weekly (p.130) - "[T]here's a weird beauty in the matter-of-fact way they rip through BALBOA's 13 blues, jazz, and R&B-inflected tunes....Undeniably galvanizing in all the right ways." -- Grade: B+Q (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Here, bluesy rockers, hardfaced ballads and lyrics about death show them still refusing to go gently."37.25776

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Rolling Stone (p.93) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n exceptionally well-crafted punk record: catchy, noisy, beat-y, quick."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "This brisk debut is 33 minutes of artfully disheveled but tuneful Brit-punk that kneels at the altar of the Clash..." -- Grade: B+Q (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a tough, focused, danceable album...."32.60054

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"...A swift, tangy drama....[An] understated and sure film....Mr. Knight's climactic story-beat achieves its purpose with a minimum of fuss, abetted by the elegant thoughtfulness of Mr. Frears and the no-nonsense charisma of Mr. Ejiofor..."New York Times "...Disturbing and intriguing, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS fits a great deal into its 94 quicksilver minutes....This is a film that insinuates itself deeply into our awareness..."Los Angeles Times "...It's a suspense thriller, a dark comedy, an astute sociological study of the 'New Europe', and a haunting love story, all rolled into one smashing film..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Culture clashes in the U.K. are a common screen topic, but Frears is a master....It is dirtier than pretty, but Frears finds beauty in the telling..."USA Today "...Fueled by gripping suspense, dark humor and outraged humanity, the film is a modern horror story that means to shake you and does..."Rolling Stone "[W]orthy, intelligent, tense, and mostly quite wonderful..."Premiere28.21342

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.128) - 4 stars out of 5 - "File this one somewhere between The Monks and the Stones, or under 'D' for damn good."27.94332

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Uncut (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he folky strum of 'Inside A Dream' suggest the more pastoral moments of The Pretty Things' SF SORROW..."0.7069517

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Spin (p.68) - "[T]hey conjure the Kinks and the Pretty Things, but deploy samples to keep the proceedings appropriately sullied."0.4664672

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This was R&B as punk, out-blisteriing The Pretty Things to the nth degree....NOTHING BUT TROUBLE showcases Q65's peak years....Essential."0.4081588

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t holds up surprisingly well. Produced by Wally Waller and abetted by a crack team of musos including Rod Argent, 10cc's Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart, and Wally's fellow Pretty Things Skip Alan and Gordon Edwards..."0.3498504

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Q (5/99, p.112) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...The Pretty Things approach their fifth decade together with the same mix of truculence, idealism and thrilling extremism that saw them become the bad boys of 60's Britrock..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/99, p.95) - "...garage punk R&B par excllence that would stand out as a classic even in the middle of a NUGGETS compilation.... delivered with this much passion, intelligence, integrity and musical intensity..."0.291542

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Q (5/99, p.112) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...The Pretty Things approach their fifth decade together with the same mix of truculence, idealism and thrilling extremism that saw them become the bad boys of 60's Britrock..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/99, p.95) - "...garage punk R&B par excllence that would stand out as a classic even in the middle of a NUGGETS compilation.... delivered with this much passion, intelligence, integrity and musical intensity..."0.291542

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Equal parts Love's first album, Pretty Things and garage-going psych, it certainly resonates as a snotty garage benchmark."Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]hiefly notable for Budge's superbly bedraggled, punky, surly and hormonal moo-like-Jagger vocals."0.291542

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Spiritualized resolve the rift between Sixties psychedelia and Seventies punk backlash, with focused melodies and pummeled grooves that spin into rainbow-hued infinity."Entertainment Weekly (p.112) - "[With] blissed-out guitar fuzz and melodic psych-hymns...their catchiest effort in years." -- Grade: A-Alternative Press (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat emerges from SWEET HEART SWEET LIGHT's cyclical motions is a surprisingly light touch; Pierce's vocals and playing reach higher and push farther forward than they did on previous albums."Magnet (p.56) - "The heady combination of orchestral maneuvers, spiritual posturing and drone-imbued psychedelia make this a seductive listening experience, and as usual, Pierce is still looking for redemption."Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Country-soul warms the exquisitely weary kiss-off 'Freedom' and the climactic 'So Long You Pretty Things'....A pleasure..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] still sound fantastic....[The album] draws out the same intense emotional responses as that first album..."Uncut (magazine) (p.76) - "[I]t's Pierce's formative, canonical influences that continue to dominate the Spiritualized sound....It's undeniably stirring..."0.2524828

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Spiritualized resolve the rift between Sixties psychedelia and Seventies punk backlash, with focused melodies and pummeled grooves that spin into rainbow-hued infinity."Entertainment Weekly (p.112) - "[With] blissed-out guitar fuzz and melodic psych-hymns...their catchiest effort in years." -- Grade: A-Alternative Press (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat emerges from SWEET HEART SWEET LIGHT's cyclical motions is a surprisingly light touch; Pierce's vocals and playing reach higher and push farther forward than they did on previous albums."Magnet (p.56) - "The heady combination of orchestral maneuvers, spiritual posturing and drone-imbued psychedelia make this a seductive listening experience, and as usual, Pierce is still looking for redemption."Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Country-soul warms the exquisitely weary kiss-off 'Freedom' and the climactic 'So Long You Pretty Things'....A pleasure..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] still sound fantastic....[The album] draws out the same intense emotional responses as that first album..."Uncut (magazine) (p.76) - "[I]t's Pierce's formative, canonical influences that continue to dominate the Spiritualized sound....It's undeniably stirring..."0.2524828

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Rolling Stone (10/28/99, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...as nakedly emotive a collection as anything in his iconic catalog; it's a summary statement from the man who invented postmodern rock & roll....HOURS is a testament to the serenity that comes with legend status, maturity and endurance..."Spin (11/99, p.181) - 6 out of 10 - "...His latest stab at relevance works best when it most resembles those simple anguished moments ['The Man Who Sold The World' and 'Andy Warhol']....[HOURS] attempts to reclaim the eternally hip early-'70s Bowie..."Entertainment Weekly (10/15/99, pp.77-8) - "...a concept album about what a drag it is getting old....the 52-year-old [Bowie] dares to feel tired, or maybe just really wistful, in this regret-filled song cycle....Given that the theme is maturity's flickering light, the pacing is probably deliberate..." - Rating: B-Q (1/00, p.83) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (11/99, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the Dame's latest LP is...just as good as they used to be....Bowie sounds influenced by nobody except himself, and he couldn't have picked a better role model."Uncut (p.143) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[S]teeped in Low-like melancholia."Alternative Press (12/99, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a masterpiece....Solidly built around songs...and aware that songs need some depth as well....HOURS finds Bowie returning to basics he never should have left behind....it could be his second childhood."CMJ (10/18/99, p.22) - "...his most straight-forward rock album in nearly two decades. Giving the post-glam wankers who've cribbed his classic sound a run for their money....he continues to pull off fresh, unexpected things as only a chameleon of his caliber could."Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.30) - Ranked #30 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999"Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, pp.98-9) - "...crowns a trilogy [1.OUTSIDE & 2.EARTHLING] that represents sigificantly more than a mere coda to a once-unimpeachable career....[HOURS] possesses a melancholy that runs deeper than mere pre-Millennium tension and one or two rueful meditations on his life..."0.1794646

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Rolling Stone (10/28/99, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...as nakedly emotive a collection as anything in his iconic catalog; it's a summary statement from the man who invented postmodern rock & roll....HOURS is a testament to the serenity that comes with legend status, maturity and endurance..."Spin (11/99, p.181) - 6 out of 10 - "...His latest stab at relevance works best when it most resembles those simple anguished moments ['The Man Who Sold The World' and 'Andy Warhol']....[HOURS] attempts to reclaim the eternally hip early-'70s Bowie..."Entertainment Weekly (10/15/99, pp.77-8) - "...a concept album about what a drag it is getting old....the 52-year-old [Bowie] dares to feel tired, or maybe just really wistful, in this regret-filled song cycle....Given that the theme is maturity's flickering light, the pacing is probably deliberate..." - Rating: B-Q (1/00, p.83) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (11/99, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...the Dame's latest LP is...just as good as they used to be....Bowie sounds influenced by nobody except himself, and he couldn't have picked a better role model."Uncut (p.143) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[S]teeped in Low-like melancholia."Alternative Press (12/99, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a masterpiece....Solidly built around songs...and aware that songs need some depth as well....HOURS finds Bowie returning to basics he never should have left behind....it could be his second childhood."CMJ (10/18/99, p.22) - "...his most straight-forward rock album in nearly two decades. Giving the post-glam wankers who've cribbed his classic sound a run for their money....he continues to pull off fresh, unexpected things as only a chameleon of his caliber could."Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.30) - Ranked #30 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999"Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, pp.98-9) - "...crowns a trilogy [1.OUTSIDE & 2.EARTHLING] that represents sigificantly more than a mere coda to a once-unimpeachable career....[HOURS] possesses a melancholy that runs deeper than mere pre-Millennium tension and one or two rueful meditations on his life..."0.1794646

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Uncut (p.111) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[O]n 'Five Years', 'Quicksand' and a forlorn 'Lady Stardust' he quivers sincerely on the verge of a favela-folk-tinged rock'n'roll suicide."0.1586258

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.120) - Ranked #107 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[W]ith a new pop sound that seems just as modern today as it was then."Rolling Stone (1/6/72, pp.63-64) - "...HUNKY DORY not only represents Bowie's most engaging album musically, but also finds him once more writing literally enough to let the listener examine his ideas comfortably..."Q (1/03, p.64) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #38 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #12 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.0.1586258

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Rolling Stone (p.127) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he scores with a fantasy of the footloose youth she never had and a Tanya Tucker-style tale of childhood strife..."Entertainment Weekly (p.129) - "Rimes displays new maturity in songwriting....She's best on the greasy blues of 'Nothing Wrong'..."Blender (Magazine) (pp.150-152) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Her 10th studio disc throws in some Texas and Nashville, some blues changes and Bon Jovi cameos....Filled with showstoppers."0.1586258

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.111) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"Rolling Stone (10/16/03, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "This is a record of breathtaking, eccentric opulence....WANT ONE is a valentine to monogamy - craving it, not getting it, not quite giving up..."Entertainment Weekly (9/26/03, p.94) - "...A gorgeous meditation on emotional displacement, on finding yourself adrift when you want to love and be loved....If Sondheim had been reared on old Van Dyke Parks records, he might sound like this..." - Rating: A-Q (12/03, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is an exuberant return to gorgeous melodies, dynamic arrangements and a sharper focus on life and love. The musical scope is breathtaking..."Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #37 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"Uncut (11/03, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...WANT ONE takes his lush, orchestrated pop to staggering new heights..."Dirty Linen (p.51) - "[A] sweeping, dramatic, big, broad and brash record - it's grand in its aspirations, and it delivers quite beautifully..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.58) - Ranked #21 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (10/03, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Regret-filled ruminations like '14th St.' and 'Vicious World' perfectly evoke his old man's early Atlantic work..."0.1269006

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Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.111) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"Rolling Stone (10/16/03, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "This is a record of breathtaking, eccentric opulence....WANT ONE is a valentine to monogamy - craving it, not getting it, not quite giving up..."Entertainment Weekly (9/26/03, p.94) - "...A gorgeous meditation on emotional displacement, on finding yourself adrift when you want to love and be loved....If Sondheim had been reared on old Van Dyke Parks records, he might sound like this..." - Rating: A-Q (12/03, p.139) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is an exuberant return to gorgeous melodies, dynamic arrangements and a sharper focus on life and love. The musical scope is breathtaking..."Uncut (01/04, pp.84-7) - Ranked #37 in Uncut's "Albums Of The Year 2003"Uncut (11/03, p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...WANT ONE takes his lush, orchestrated pop to staggering new heights..."Dirty Linen (p.51) - "[A] sweeping, dramatic, big, broad and brash record - it's grand in its aspirations, and it delivers quite beautifully..."Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.58) - Ranked #21 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"Mojo (Publisher) (10/03, p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Regret-filled ruminations like '14th St.' and 'Vicious World' perfectly evoke his old man's early Atlantic work..."0.1269006

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Melody Maker (11/8/97, p.50) - "...retrospective of the weird and wired world of early David Bowie....in the space of a few years he laid down a sonic and ideological blueprint that so many bands have since pilfered."Mojo (Publisher) (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[S]ticking mainly to the big singles and classics....Packing in an impressive 57 tracks...it gives huge value..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/02, p.84) - "...This neat compilation has manifest merits....an ideal point of entry..."0.1269006

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Q (12/92, p.144) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...sounds as exciting and as dramatic now as it did then...a remarkable document of an unforgettable time..."Magnet (11/03, p.112) - "...ZIGGY STARDUST is the essence of rock 'n' roll's escape..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/03, p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A little piece of history....This is heaven for Bowie fans..."NME (Magazine) (10/3/92, p.41) - "...a time when Bowie was a needle-thin bisexual alien far stranger than anything his legions of subsequent copyists could ever hope to emulate...a gloriously bonkers piece of cynical showmanship..."0.1269006

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Magnet (p.88) - "Larson loves to use vintage guitars and reverb to create dreamlike moods."0.1121654

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