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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."0.3336475

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Q (6/92, p.104) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...an exceptional album..."Down Beat (7/92, p.53) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...soars triumphantly..."Jazziz (Dec.-Jan./92, p.94) - Picked by critic Josef Woodard as one of the 10 best jazz albums of 1992.0.2987238

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Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "DIFFERENT STARS is the essence of honey and molasses, of E-bowed guitar glissandos and country twang....It's all exquisitely drowsy..."0.2919416

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[R]everb rumbling on All Casey's 'Thunder Cloud' proves the twang's still the thang."0.2919416

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CMJ (7/1/02, p.12) - "...This self-titled collection is punkabilly in its truest sense....The Sinners are keeping the 'raw' in rawk, infusing their tunes with twang and 3 furious chords."0.2919416

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Dirty Linen (p.53) - "Along comes Los Angeles power-twang trio Merle Jagger to dispel any such notion that an all-instrumental affair can't be riveting, rocketing, and rollicking."0.2919416

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Uncut (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Their music was characterised by the wholesome folk-rock harmonies of singer Sandi Robinson and John Merrill's guitar, only ever a twang away from country-rock."0.2919416

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Rolling Stone (p.110) - Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 10 Reissues Of 2006" -- "Dick Dale invented surf guitar: staccato bursts of loud, clean twang over explosive rhythms."0.2919416

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Dirty Linen (4-5/01, p.79) - "...Anyone who plays electric guitar will find a wealth of ideas here..."No Depression (3-4/01, p.122) - "...There's not a clunker on the disc....Every tune romps at about a 1,000 miles an hour and provides sufficient enough twang to impress..."0.2502356

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CMJ (p.26) - "[Wylde] knows what fans want and delivers it in spades: Sabbathy riffs, Southern twang, heartfelt ballads, histrionic solos...and anthemic lyrics."Kerrang (Magazine) (pp.46-47) - "SHOT TO HELL has a warmth and depth to its tones and textures that greatly enhances the dramatic impact..."0.2502356

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Musician (1/91, p.95) - "...Initially it's the sweetness of the twin fiddles, that makes you turn your head toward this feisty family affair. But it's McCory's vocals, with more twang than his banjo player, that keep you listening hard...."0.2502356

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Rolling Stone (9/4/03, p.138) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...WOODEN LEATHER applies a coat of polish and smooths out the rough edges of their sound...The group is most potent when it finds nobility in everyday people..."Spin (10/03, p.110) - "...It's a compelling ride..." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (9/5/03, p.76) - "...The sextet represents an enlightened South, where reflections on politics mix with odes to corn bread, where fingerpicked guitars blend with glitchy synths, where rappers wear do-rags and cowboy hats." - Rating: A-0.2389791

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Spin (1/98, p.88) - Included on Spin's list of "Unheard Music." - "...This Detroit country-and-western quintet are more partial to barstool weepers than honky-tonk stomps....But bless their achy-breaky hearts, they layer enough gorgeous vocal harmonizing over their sturm und twang to keep you ordering up another round, again and again and again."0.2085297

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Alternative Press (12/95, p.98) - "...here is a neat little rockabilly outfit, who know more than a tad about the history of the genre....they have a lot more in common with the Blasters than the Beverly Hillbillies....They know their way 'round a good twang, and Rick Miller can hit a whammy bar with the best of them..."Magnet (p.115) - "[W]hen it comes to the music, this band is as deadly as a switchblade."0.2085297

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Q (10/96, p.179) - 3 Stars - Good - "...This retrospective collects together the best of her recorded moments....Traditional twang-friendly country songs...pumped up into feisty expressions of self-belief and survival. The rich, swooping Carter vocals are equally at home on belters and heart-ripping ballads..."0.2085297

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Rolling Stone (2/14/02, p.65) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Finds the youngest Hank moving even further into Grandpa's shadows, with a raw, acoustic sound..."Entertainment Weekly (2/01/02, p.106) - "Screw-ups and down-and-outers guzzle their poisons and bemoan their prisons all over [this CD]...Hank III's authentic all right; his hard living shows in his hangover twang and his band of whiskey-twisted traditionalists..." - Rating: BQ (1/02, p.108) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...yodel[s] and howl[s] at the moon without a trace of irony....slapped bass and yearning steel guitar..."0.1668238

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Millan abandons the chamber pop of Stars in favor of earthy, down-home fingerpicking and hard-knock lyrics."Spin (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Millan boldly pulls off her Americana move, with tough guitars and vintage, grainy synths that balance out her backwoods-bluegrass tendencies."Q (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Amy Millan's debut album mines a bottomless well of alt-country twang with the slow-motion sparkle of fellow Canadians Cowboy Junkies."0.1668238

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Q (11/03, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Beautiful stuff: sunny with a sad undertow, like The Beach Boys, Beck and The Beatles put in a blender..."CMJ (03/31/03, p.9) - "...Equal parts folk, country, doo-wop and experimental pop intermingle with over-the-top instrumentation and secondhand sounds to create a musical puree that ends up as much a pastoral lull as an artfully oddball concoction..."Mojo (Publisher) (08/03, p.98) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...Eric Johnson and Gillian Lisee weave together warm guitar twangs and immaculate strands of harmony..."0.1668238

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Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.181) - "...From eloquent detail Texan Robert Earl Keen crafts his story songs of pain and pleasure....His knowing weary delivery exactly suits his frayed-denim, worn-leather poetry."Spin (2/95, p.79) - Highly Recommended - "...Like Jimmie Dale Gilmore minus the metaphysics, Keen's economic twang cuts to the quick of loss, loneliness, and barbecue sauce....Pleading emerges as pure pleasure...[and] last-ditch optimism can be heard all over the album..."Musician (11/94, p.88) - "...the album is one honeymoon you'll want to tag along on..."0.1668238

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Spin (2/97, p.91) - "...offers the repetitiveness of pure formula: ten songs, played by the same supple studio musicians who spruce up everyone else's records, with one fun oldie...homespun wordplay...and honky-tonk weepers delivered in a twang worth leaning into. Song quality guaranteed..."Entertainment Weekly (11/1/96, p.71) - "While so many of his country contemporaries rush headlong into the middle of the road, Jackson still keeps it lean and pure..." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, pp.160-2) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...just a lot of good songs about separation, fathers and sons, Jack Daniel's, love, beer and television."0.1668238

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Rolling Stone (10/29/98, p.74) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...finds the alt-country band moving away from the bedraggled sorrow of its second album, STRAIGHTAWAYS....[they've] learned to celebrate emotional depth rather than drown in it....a broader and more balanced palette..."Entertainment Weekly (10/30/98, p.117) - "...this third missive from the heartland proves that no on does the soulful twang-and-burn better than Jay Farrar and Co. Uncustomarily upbeat...many of these songs...return to the power and purity of the band's brilliant 1995 debut TRACE." - Rating: B+0.1668238

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]rom her luscious, aching croon, and her ensemble's solemn high-mesa twang and groove, you'd never guess she wasn't covering Patsy Cline standards."Rolling Stone (p.109) - Ranked #45 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[Featuring] her smoky voice, rootsy band and cryptic songwriting..."Spin (p.60) - Ranked #17 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "Her music is a study in visceral pleasure; when those pipes kick in, it's like sunlight piercing storm clouds."Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[D]rawing on Baptist spirituals, lush country-pop and torch-song twang, it's less alt.country history lesson, more fairytale fever dream of Americana."Magnet (p.89) - "Neko Case not only carries torch songs, she handles them with care. And when she belts it out, she's as stirring as her gospel heroes and as punk as Exene Cervenka."Down Beat (p.84) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[With an] unearthly beauty and uninterrupted landscapes of life after life..."Dirty Linen (p.55) - "The songs themselves are so lush and layered that they sound orchestrated....[The songs] stay with you for a long, long time."Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese songs -- build on melodies resonant as hymns, but without traditional structures -- reveal themselves only in repetition; they're well suited for winter nights spent staring at a fire."0.1474528

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Rolling Stone (4/25/02, p.80) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...A premonitory mix of country rock, bluegrass, Texas folk, hill-country balladry, rockabilly twang and traditional country....This album is her apex: superbly chosen songs, hot picking and a definitive representation of her plangent, romantic sensibility..."Entertainment Weekly (2/27/04, p.99) - "[Harris] drew on [Gram Parsons's] earthy country eclecticism and blossomed." - Rating: B+Q (4/04, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[I]ts Parsons-penned title track and Townes Van Zandt 'Pancho And Lefty' deftly showcasing her breadth."Uncut (4/04, p.112) - 5 stars out of 5 - "LUXURY LINE finds the voice even more expressive, sad-sweet with the subtlest ache, drawing out vowels almost as if blowing glass."Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.41) - "...The crafted apogee of her early albums with the Hot Band..."0.1459708

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Rolling Stone (7/9/92, p.104) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "..this is real guitar nirvana: crisp, catalytic agit-twang, pregnant with steely menace, erupting in enraged screams of icepick feedback...the first Oils album devoted to the band's sheer, stampeding force...the noise is contagious.."Spin (8/92, p.83) - Recommended - "..the music is as hard-driving as ever...fans of the band won't be disappointed.."Entertainment Weekly (5/22/92, p.74) - "..every song here testifies that the group is politically committed and eminently capable of putting on corrosive live performances.." - Rating: BQ (6/92, p.100) - 3 Stars - Good - "..an incredibly tight live outfit...the commitment is palpable and ultimately disarming.."0.1459708

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Rolling Stone (4/30/92, p.67) - 4.5 Stars - Excellent Plus - "...the album's ten songs paint a convincing--and only rarely cloying--portrait of domestic homelife and its contents...the fascinating progress of one of the most compelling artists of our time..."Entertainment Weekly (4/3/92, p.50) - "...comparatively more intimate, with delicate acoustic tracks, nods to folk rock and twang..." - Rating: BQ (1/93, p.73) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Q (5/92, p.87) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...has an infectious swagger..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #18 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.0.1459708

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Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p.70) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...celebrates the lost virtues of precision, and emotional depth and sonic elegance...rich in twang noir...orchestrated with impeccable clarity, sensual vigor and a gift for breathtaking understatement..."Spin (11/92, p.110) - Highly Recommended - "...a damned good, maybe even great, record...clean, cool, pointed, well-woven, and evocative...There are moments of thunderous bliss...It's great to have them back..."Entertainment Weekly (10/23/92, p.64) - "...no less edgy or atmospheric than their first two [albums]....songwriter-singer Verlaine's unique vision still comes through loud and clear..." - Rating: AQ (10/92, p.94) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a very, very fine album...these songs lean closer to the bare bones intensity of [Verlaine's solo] albums FLASH LIGHT (1987) and THE WONDER (1990), than the sparked-up fury of much of [Television's 1977 debut] MARQUEE MOON..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #25 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.Audio Magazine (11/92, p.118) - Sound: A - Performance: B+ - "...Although the band doesn't exactly pick up where it left off, TELEVISION is still clearly Television..."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.178) - "...PULP FICTION isn't...a head spinner, but it's terrific twang-bar rockers...and '70s R&B...form the funky sun around which such campy planets as the Statler Brothers and Urge Overkill...revolve..."Rolling Stone (9/19/02, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This set expands the original killer soundtrack release by including 4 songs originally left off but used in the film..."Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.32) - Ranked #28 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"Entertainment Weekly (12/16/94, pp.64-66) - "...a mix of savvy oldies and surf instrumentals....the album also incorporates funny dialogue snippets from the movie..." - Rating: AQ (11/94, p.148) - 3 Stars - Good - "...an inspired and effervescent mix of the unlikely, the kitschy, the off the wall and the defiantly in your face..."Uncut (11/02, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A modern classic of the genre."NME (Magazine) (10/22/94, p.47) - 8 - Excellent - "...Quentin Tarantino loves pop music, and like Martin Scorsese before him, he understands its dramatic narrative potential...Tarantino scores another bullseye with the eclectic mix on PULP FICTION..."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (No. 966, p.61) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[S]hows off the Chicago indie country girl's endearing bag of sounds...[the originals] sound beamed in from some long-lost AM radio station."Spin (p.123) - "[L]ike her hero Loretta Lynn, she's the good girl who done got complex." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (pp.122-25) - "Part torched twang, part blue-eyed soul, Case's voice vaults impressively over pedal steel, banjo, and assorted countrified six-strings..." - Grade: AUncut (p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 - "TIGERS is a leave-them-gagging-for-more whirlwind, and confirmation that, at 34 and with three albums behind her, Case still has tantalizingly wide-open game plan for her future."Alternative Press (p.108) - "[D]elivered with the intensity of a blast furnace....Packing a punch as sweet and warm as a shot of whiskey." - 4 out of 5CMJ (p.4) - "Live CDs this honest grow harder to find by the day...it's rare that tigers speak so eloquently."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[O]ne of Americana's most exquisite singers..."0.1251178

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Spin (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Au courant guests add twang and sparkle, but never get in Elliott's way."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[A] vivid postcard from a guy who always found rambling more interesting than the record biz." -- Grade: B+Q (p.111) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Now 74, he welcomes you with shaky voice but steady strumming hand to his world of wry, bluesy poetry and shaggy dog tales."Down Beat (p.66) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Elliot stands tallest when either ramping up emotion with forays into his upper register or matching guest Lucinda Williams in heartache."No Depression (p.106) - "All you need to hear, really, is Elliott's assured guitar picking and that voice of his -- scratchy and weathered like paint peeling from the side of a storm-swept, sun-baked barn."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Given folk's earth-to-earthy ways, it's mostly about death....[Elliott is] still nimble on guitar..."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "His songs are filled with images of motion, travel and the road; the sharpest writing appears in the cryptic, evocative 'Down South'..."Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "[T]hese songs are, in their melancholic way, quite excellent, with Petty demonstrating a creative joie de vivre even when spinning tales decidedly lacking in joie." -- Grade: A-Q (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] has the reassuring purr of a vintage Cadillac being given its annual spin along a coast road."Q (p.116) - Ranked #81 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Uncut (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "There's no doubt he's re-energised. Musically and textually, this instant classic introduces the theme of motion, locating HIGHWAY COMPANION on a highway that leads nowhere certain."No Depression (p.118) - "HIGHWAY COMPANION is a polished, patient work by an artist who still loves a good twang but is too honest to hang on to old poses..."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The guitar interplay between Young and original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten is breathtakingly sharp..."Rolling Stone (p.110) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 10 Reissues Of 2006" -- "'Cowgirl in the Sand' is stuttering fuzz-guitar ecstasy."Spin (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[O]n the 14-minute 'Cowgirl in the Sand,' everyone is immortal."Entertainment Weekly (p.109) - "[The album] finds him in March 1970, transforming the twang of his second solo LP into a string-scraping squall." -- Grade: B+Q (p.146) - "Live At The Fillmore East finds Young and Crazy Horse in fine form. As ever, Young's plaintive voice is set against the band's rolling thunder..."CMJ (p.43) - "[T]his backwards glance features original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten....[A] significant piece of history..."Dirty Linen (p.43) - "[The album] rocks hard, and after almost 36 years still sounds fresh and contemporary."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The guitar interplay between Young and original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten is breathtakingly sharp..."Rolling Stone (p.110) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 10 Reissues Of 2006" -- "'Cowgirl in the Sand' is stuttering fuzz-guitar ecstasy."Spin (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[O]n the 14-minute 'Cowgirl in the Sand,' everyone is immortal."Entertainment Weekly (p.109) - "[The album] finds him in March 1970, transforming the twang of his second solo LP into a string-scraping squall." -- Grade: B+Q (p.146) - "Live At The Fillmore East finds Young and Crazy Horse in fine form. As ever, Young's plaintive voice is set against the band's rolling thunder..."CMJ (p.43) - "[T]his backwards glance features original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten....[A] significant piece of history..."Dirty Linen (p.43) - "[The album] rocks hard, and after almost 36 years still sounds fresh and contemporary."0.1251178

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Spin (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "You get deep-twang country rock, fuzzy new-wave pop, a little old-school mountain music, and a handful of acoustic emo-folk ballads."Entertainment Weekly (p.139) - "EASY TIGER keeps it simple: beguiling melodies, an ace band, and Adams' elastic tenor." -- Grade: A-Uncut (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Adams appears more at ease in his own skin, soothing himself into these 13 songs rather than straining hard....EASY TIGER feels like a more assured follow-up to the countrified COLD ROSES."Alternative Press (p.178) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Adams often finds himself revisiting past glories on EASY TIGER....A rather pleasing listen..."CMJ (p.41) - "Backed by his trusty band, the Cardinals, Adams continues to touch hearts with woeful tales of love-gone-wrong."No Depression (p.92) - "'Two Hearts' is as catchy a piece of country-rock as a Flying Burrito Brother could have imagined, and the execution is flawless."Q (Magazine) (p.78) - Ranked #27 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[T]hese 14 compact, tuneful songs slip by with a deceptive, but pleasing ease."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.178) - "...PULP FICTION isn't...a head spinner, but it's terrific twang-bar rockers...and '70s R&B...form the funky sun around which such campy planets as the Statler Brothers and Urge Overkill...revolve..."Rolling Stone (9/19/02, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This set expands the original killer soundtrack release by including 4 songs originally left off but used in the film..."Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.32) - Ranked #28 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks"Entertainment Weekly (12/16/94, pp.64-66) - "...a mix of savvy oldies and surf instrumentals....the album also incorporates funny dialogue snippets from the movie..." - Rating: AQ (11/94, p.148) - 3 Stars - Good - "...an inspired and effervescent mix of the unlikely, the kitschy, the off the wall and the defiantly in your face..."Uncut (11/02, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A modern classic of the genre."NME (Magazine) (10/22/94, p.47) - 8 - Excellent - "...Quentin Tarantino loves pop music, and like Martin Scorsese before him, he understands its dramatic narrative potential...Tarantino scores another bullseye with the eclectic mix on PULP FICTION..."0.1251178

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Spin (10/99, p.155) - 7 out of 10 - "...rustic twang....suggests an idealized version of 70s country radio, as if Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn tracks were slowed down a touch and played alongside Neil Young's 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'..."Alternative Press (11/99, p.100) - 4 out of 5 - "...Freakwater keep getting better, and on [END TIME] the ladies have expanded their countrified sound to allow for their burgeoning abilities as singer-songwriters..."Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.74) - "...one of [alt-country's] leading spirits, a modern day representation of the hard-living, age-old country tradition....[The album] deals with booze, seedy characters, wretched lives, and even a bloodthirsty dog....what could be more country than that?"Country Music People (1/00, pp.32-3) - 4.5 out of 5 - "...Janet Beveridge Bean and Catherine Ann Irwin are the voices of Freakwater, weaving and interlacing throughout like the ghosts of Appalachia past confronting the modern world....To hear music this pure is a rare treat..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, p.114) - "...a lusher, more welcoming wash of strings and pedal steel, END TIME finds Freakwater going somewhere new without leaving their souls behind....songs that sound like Hank Williams covers and [sung] with enough emotion to make dogs cry..."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Levon's vocals are a welcome miracle.....Helm's drawling howl is heavy with the outrage and sorrow of someone with a deep connection to the land and those who live by it."Entertainment Weekly (p.131) - "Helm's weathered twang remains remarkably intact....He seems right at home singing traditional bluegrass tunes..." -- Grade: B+Uncut (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "DIRT FARMER finally brings Helm into the realm of Lucinda Williams and her kind, with Larry Campbell serving as his white-knight Joe Henry."Down Beat (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Helms anchors an accomplished cast of players with diverse virtuosity..."Dirty Linen (p.53) - "Helm not only shows he's still a marvelous interpreter, but he manages to invigorate every song with urgency and passion."Q (Magazine) (p.121) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Helm's voice still retains plenty of that ragged, yearning quality that once helped define The Band..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Expertly performed throughout, it's the seductive ruggedness of Helm's voice that really carries the record and guides the listener on a fascinating musical travelogue executed with clarity and conviction."0.1251178

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.104) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Debuts"Rolling Stone (3/28/02, pp.68,70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A quietly captivating triumph of torch song[s]..."Entertainment Weekly (12/20-27/02, p.128) - Ranked #10 on EW's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year"Entertainment Weekly (3/8/02, p.73) - "...Jones' album has the lope of Western swing and the flow of a good live set....Her voice is supple and precise, her touch on piano lovely..." - Rating: A-Down Beat (June 2002, pp.63-64) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...Jones delivers...multigenre cross-cultural eclecticism....It is a voice containing seductive mysteries and also the most exposed human vulnerabilities..."JazzTimes (6/02, p.88) - "...Ranks among the most bracing and beautiful in recent memory..."Vibe (4/02, p.168) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...She allows a pared-down, semi-acoustic backdrop to showcase her lilting soprano....an auspicious debut..."Mojo (Publisher) - Ranked #74 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[S]eductive, mysterious songs, slouched jazzily around the rhythm, and slipped in a lonesome touch of twang."Mojo (Publisher) (April 2002, p.110) - "...Jones' debut is a calming delight, a delicate acoustic dance that pulls country, blues and jazz into a gorgeous, soft-edged rootsy singer-songwriter world...Soothing and substantial."0.1042648

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Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Her voice] ensures that her strongest songs have a gloss of novelty, from the playfully rowdy 'Random' to the fits-and-starts wordplay of 'A Little Bit of Shhh'."Rolling Stone (p.109) - Ranked #48 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[C]ompletely lovable..."Spin (p.101) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The production, mostly by U.K. crony Medasyn, mixes heavy bass wobbles, video game bleeps, '80s ska rewinds and even some jazzy hip-hop."Spin (p.60) - Ranked #15 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[H]er scrappy, sharp-tongued flow, paired with brilliant sidewalk-boom-box beats, masters Jay-Z's rule of empire..."Entertainment Weekly (p.76) - "[The] rapper's rubbery rhymes and punky energy are definitely entertaining and well worth sampling..." -- Grade: BQ (p.111) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Louise Harman's tongue-twisting way with rhyme, delivered in a transatlantic twang ensures she is truly multinational."Uncut (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the grimy older anthems like 'Random' and 'Blah Blah' that stand out."CMJ (p.39) - "WARNING hardly takes a breath....No filler, no excess..."Vibe (p.156) - "Lady Sovereign combines the digitized, dancehall-driven flavor of Britain's grime scene with the sinuous swagger of stateside rap."0.1042648

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Rolling Stone (p.65) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "It's heavier, noisier, more jagged....KALA strikes deep....A riot of human, musical and mechanical sounds bubbles underneath these tracks."Rolling Stone (p.107) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007" -- "M.I.A.'s second album was an international block party with a sonic imagination nobody could match all year."Spin (p.127) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "M.I.A.'s border-crossing dance pop is a revolutionary manifesto set the victory party vibe of the future."Entertainment Weekly (p.133) - "KALA is propelled by genuinely stellar moments: the manic thrall of 'Jimmy,' the ferocious gunshot-chorused 'Paper Planes.'" -- Grade: BUncut (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] head-spinning equatorial dash....She twangs the boundaries of taste both lyrically and musically. But a knockout's a knockout..."The Wire (p.57) - "She has kept her globetrotting spirit intact in later years -- for Kala she's harvested inspiration and sounds from streets on every continent."The Wire (p.37) - Ranked #8 in The Wire's "Top Ten Records of the Year 2007" -- "[The] album saw her in transcontinental globetrotting mode in search of the tribal beats, engine sounds and local pop samples mishmashed into KALA."Q (Magazine) (p.76) - Ranked #34 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[H]ip hop by way of Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent..."0.1042648

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Rolling Stone (8/19/99, p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...lovely in a rueful, melancholy way, hanging together as a meditation on an aftermath that calls to mind Neil Young's masterly COMES A TIME..."Spin (10/99, p.155) - 7 out of 10 - "...Krauss' voice is a natural marvel, just about the prettiest sound that ever did grace a country album, and she can rescue nearly any lyrical banality by milking it for the high lonesome heartbreak it's concealing..."Entertainment Weekly (8/6/99, p.65) - "...the sweetest voice in country music....Here she delivers a set of pop weepers leavened with string-band twang....austere arrangements and those marvelous pipes redeem all." - Rating: B+Q (9/99, p.108) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...acoustic-based, accessible and probably timeless, filled with such soft delights....Exquisite."Down Beat (7/00, p.76) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Shows more of her love for the pop side of things...this is a player's record....The moods are generally blue, but the playing and the artistry is joyful, supporting Krauss' laments with aplomb."Dirty Linen (2-3/00, p.86) - "...Krauss delivers several heart-rending performances....for anyone with a hankering for lush, moving ballads, this is good news."Mojo (Publisher) (9/99, p.96) - "...soar away beyond the custom and practice of genre, away above the muso pride and egotism of the master technicians involved....Krauss goes for complication, but gloriously so, with edgy vocal or violin harmonies which might be called high lonesome..."0.1042648

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