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Q (7/96, p.150) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...superb..."92.51805

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Q (6/00, p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Re-essays their wry, jazzy take on Velvet Underground-derived minimalism. An informal affair..."Melody Maker (7/4/00, p.65) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Dapper geezer makes album full of cute li'l jangle-jazz standards and laid-back guitar runs in front of refined Hamburg audience. Fun!"0.4077132

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CMJ (6/02, p.15) - "...A multi-layered road of reverb swept guitar and muted organ tones that waver and build with nods to the Velvet Underground....This terrain sounds familiar, but good, like an old love letter you can't stop reading."Mojo (Publisher) (10/03, p.111) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Secret Machines create a rare mix of spacious grandeur and quiet intimacy....Rarely short of spellbinding..."0.4077132

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Entertainment Weekly (p.86) - "[The album] arrives at a sleepy beauty reminiscent of their 1988 hit 'Sweet Jane'." - Grade: B+Q (p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 - "ONE SOUL NOW certainly has its share of dynamic moments."Uncut (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[With] moments of menacingly forlorn Velvet Underground-meets-Hank Williams beauty."0.4077132

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Dirty Linen (p.57) - "TRINITY REVISITED is as texturally ambient, with Margo Timmins' vocals as hauntingly ethereal as on its predecessor."Q (Magazine) (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he guests, notably Ryan Adams and Natalie Merchant add a new twist..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The tender frailty of their own compositions nestled cosily alongside radically reworked Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and even Velvet Underground material."0.4077132

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Rolling Stone (p.172) - "[With] the outlaw blues and bark of Steve Wynn enflamed in twin Crazy Horse-Velvet Underground guitars..."Uncut (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's the fret-crunching stomp of a band intuitively grasping the punk/garage dynamic."Magnet (p.91) - "Frontman Steve Wynn is in dazzling form, while guitarist Paul Cutler gives every track an inspired post-punk charge..."0.4077132

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Entertainment Weekly (3/17/95, p.90) - "...In this 18-year, 68 song retrospective, [Jad Fair]--along with a guest lineup that includes saxist John Zorn and Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker--explores his twin obsessions: puppy love and monster flicks. Somewhat rough on the ears, but undeniably easy on the heart..." - Rating: A-0.4077132

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Rolling Stone (p.73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Ambulance Ltd specialize in drony guitar fuzz in the style of Television or the Velvet Underground....They also have a brilliant gift for Lennon-style pop melody that makes their spaciest riffs go down like a spoonful of hash-laced honey."Magnet (p.66) - Ranked #10 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2004" - "[G]auzy guitars, opium-infused ointment and a cabinet full of prescription pop hooks..."CMJ (4/04, p.34) - "[T]heir music is more than just chugging chords and a sneer....The songs continue at a steady clip, yet the introduction of Marcus Congleton's gentle, spoke-sung intonation recalls the more vulnerable side of the Velvet Underground's proto-punk."0.4036155

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Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[T]his alluring debut is hard to shake off....Few have Ambulance's potent brew of literate lyrics, warm-fuzzy riffs, and infectious hooks." - Grade: B+CMJ (4/04, p.34) - "[T]heir music is more than just chugging chords and a sneer....The songs continue at a steady clip, yet the introduction of Marcus Congleton's gentle, spoke-sung intonation recalls the more vulnerable side of the Velvet Underground's proto-punk."0.3261706

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Spin (p.104) - "New wave's first baby steps."Q (3/93, p.98) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...their delightfully offhand garage rock recalled [singer/songwriter] Richman's mentors, The Velvet Underground, and the cornbread naivete of 1962. He tapped into rock & roll's innocent roots to create a personal landscape..."Q (11/03, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Pretty damn essential..."Uncut (2/04, p.90) - "[T]here's a sincerity in his timbre and pithiness to his lyrics that make Richman's lovelorn protestations seem like those of a genuine poet..."No Depression (p.91) - "Drummer David Robinson and bassist Ernie Brooks are a stellar rhythm section throughout."0.3261706

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Q (4/93, p.86) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...fans of Boston's premiere maverick will slake their thirsts greedily at the well of inspiration dredged up on his latest work of ever so slightly off the wall rock'n'roll Americana..."Alternative Press (3/93, p.55) - "...this solitary figure rocks harder than any quartet you'll ever see/hear....you close your eyes and swear the solitary figure is the Velvets..."0.2976067

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Rolling Stone (8/31/00, p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A departure for [the band]....they've replaced their dreamy tones with more diverse atmospherics....covering more abrasive, Velvet Underground-lined terrain..."Entertainment Weekly (8/4/00, p.86) - "...Effortlessly slack. Lethargic space rock, rock-steady retro riffs, and country-blues bop coexist peaceably in [their] vaguely nonconformist cityscape..." - Rating: BQ (1/01, p.91) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (8/00, p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A truly impressive journey that calls on Kevin Ayers, The Rolling Stones and US grunge as well as their original influences [The Velvet Underground and T.Rex]....this sets out their stall magnificently."Uncut (8/00, p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their ideals are based on the late Sixties/early Seventies cusp, with specific references to Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead....A fuzzed-up, country-psychedelic romp..."CMJ (6/19/00, p.3) - "...With its stylistic variety...[it's] more like 4 or 5 records in one....you've got a garden of pop in which something grows for everyone."Melody Maker (6/20/00, p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Pretty damn pleasurable....a big strummin' rock record, half tunes and half tomfoolery..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.101) - "...Plain peachy-keen....A stoner's paradise from start to finish. Most pleasurable."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.78) - Ranked #29 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (6/10/00, p.39) - 7 out of 10 - "...A pretty good album....they're terrific....[their] music is good enough to override any irritation you might have with their [b.s.]..."0.2882968

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.120) - Ranked #109 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[A] record that highlights the R&B/doo-wop roots and Sun Records crackle deep inside the Velvets' noir-guitar maelstrom..."Rolling Stone (12/24/70, p.51) - "...LOADED is merely a refinement of the Velvet Underground's music as it has grown through the course of their past three albums....[it's] a celebration of the spirit of rock 'n' roll..."Q (7/93, p.115) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a laudable album. 'Sweet Jane' and 'Rock & Roll' are the pivotal tracks but the lovely harmonies of 'I Found A Reason' and the extended workout of 'Oh! Sweet Nuthin'' stand proud as peak Velvets..."0.2853993

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Rolling Stone (2/4/93, p.66) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...What the Velvet Underground's WHITE LIGHT/WHITE HEAT and NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS, HERE'S THE SEX PISTOLS were to their eras, ATOMIZER was to the Eighties--an album that confronted the horror of the everyday with a sound to match..."Spin (3/93, p.78) - "...Big Black took guitar as we know it to new wailing, scraping, aggressive heights--one of the most challenging, intelligent, and distinctive groups to emerge in the mid '80s....ATOMIZER is near perfect, sporting innumerable layers of noise and differing musical styles delivered with unmatchable power..."Entertainment Weekly (1/22/93, p.57) - "...Barbed with oblique political venom and the most abrasive sounds ever coaxed out of electric guitars, this reissue of a mid-'80s compilation from Chicago's uncompromising Big Black seethes with scrawny punk antagonism and virulent musical imagination..." - Rating: BNME (Magazine) (11/28/93, p.30) - 10 - Classic - "...[ATOMIZER] remains Big Black's finest work, ten tales from America's butt end. Rarely before or since has the Land Of The Free sounded so disgusting or so appallingly attractive...sheer unhinged fury..."0.244628

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Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.173) - "Chilly computer-graphics cover art and half their songs sung in French can't disguise the fact that--tweeters in woofers' clothing--Stereolab come on ambient but emerge as pop....This is strange and oddly elevating fun."Spin (10/94, pp.116-117) - Highly Recommended - "...[Stereolab] mixes and matches familiar sounding component parts like musical Lego blocks: Beach Boys-style good vibrations, dissonant grooves by way of the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth feedback fugues..."Q (10/94, p.126) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...dreampop, luscious and carefree, exotic and grooving for a change..."Option (11-12/94, p.147) - "Groovy as a `60s beach party, these fresh-scrubbed little tunes shimmy through their 4/4 moves while slyly slipping their message through the ear canal to a disarmed brain..."Musician (8/94, p.91) - "...Guitarist Tim Gane and French singer Laetitia Sadier have more noticeably molded their narcotic highway mantras into actual songs..."NME (Magazine) (8/27/94, p.39) - "...It's all here: oddbod lyrics, fragile paens to space travel with discotheque beats, Eurobop hi-fi thrills...masterful examples of off-kilter easy listening..."0.244628

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Spin (12/95, p.125) - 7 (out of 10) - "...an almost Hawthornian Gothic. Linkous broadcasts his perambulatory figures and `Dear Prudence' balladry from some right scary places....a tremolo crush of organs, tape loops, and fuzz vocals--like listening to the Velvet Underground in the cells of Angola..."Option (1-2/96, p.118) - "...engaging triumphs of low fidelity, but the sound is not `lo-fi' per se. Clear, sparse guitar lines drift along soft rhythms on most tracks, with off-kilter instrumental flourishes erupting every so often..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #20 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...Fanbloodysoaraway heedlessheartachetastic....my oh my, the boy's songs are fine....Lavishness beyond hoping for in 16 brief tracks and a million ideas: a gobsmackingly confident debut album without a bad idea..."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #10 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.NME (Magazine) (5/4/96, p.56) - 9 (out of 10) - "...Songs that are as fragile as a bouquet of rotting roses, heavy American gothic masterpieces delivered so hushed you can hear a feather drop....unconditionally recommended to all those who feel that life just might be one bad joke..."0.2038566

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Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.104) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Rolling Stone (3/14/02, p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Clinic squeeze cold-sweat, clenched-teeth tension into their cryptic rock, evoking all at once the dapper menace of Tindersticks, the deadpan decadence of the VU and the thrift-shop psych of the Beta Band....disquieting in its prettiness."Spin (3/02, pp.127-8) - 8 out of 10 - "...An update to the great garage bands of the '60s....the album is so spacious it's practically a temple to the Almighty Hook, and every crisp snare tap and bass bump reverberates through the hall..."Entertainment Weekly (3/29/02, pp.71-72) - "...Clearly inspired by the hippie era's experimental fringes and early-'80s post-punk, the band builds unusual grooves out of distorted vintage organs and hypnotic double-time beats..." - Rating: A-Alternative Press (4/02, p.71) - 9 out of 10 - "...The main influences are still intact-early Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, Can, Captain Beefheart...but they're now rendered with a knowing wink....strangled energy has morphed into a consistenly throbbing groove..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/02, p.105) - "...The mood is of melancholic candle-lit Christmases soundtracked by Philip Glass, black notes on the piano and the sinister face of Greg Lake at the window. The mood of snow-cushioned dread, initially unnerving, is also eerily comforting. They're damaged, but friendly and worth visiting..."0.2038566

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Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This oscillates between jollity...and gulm introspection...plus a midway jolt of punk rock....it oozes intelligence..."Q (May 2002, p.124) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...This oscillates between jollity...and gulm introspection...plus a midway jolt of punk rock....it oozes intelligence..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #10 in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.68) - Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks" - "...'60s and '70s pop classics plus Nico, Lennon, Dylan and Mark Mothersbaugh's bittersweet instrumental miniatures. Simples, perfect."0.1488033

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[B]oth catchy and terrifying, sounding like the Beach Boys had let out their inner Charles Manson."Spin (p.110) - "[With] bubblegum hooks...blasts of guitar noise...[and] buried mumbling singing...this is the root integer of shoegaze."Spin (p.79) - "[With] sticky-sweet, hang-ten Beach Boys hooks...[and] a dense pudding of Velvets-via-Joy Division feedback and distortion on top..."Spin (5/01, p.112) - Ranked #45 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records" - "...These diffidently tuneful jokers declared noise, timbre, and texture the new coins of the realm..."Q (p.122) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] still feels seismic....The Mary Chain brought and extremity of intent and emotion that was unprecedented."Q (7/01, p.86) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".Q (6/00, p.63) - Ranked #88 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Mixes the Velvets, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, and Phil Spector to produce a morbid drill of a record....A fan letter to the darkest US rock...[it] is a bridge between 2 great British inventions, goth and punk..."Alternative Press (8/01, p.112) - Included in AP's "10 Essential '80s Albums".Alternative Press (7/95, p.78) - Ranked #10 in AP's list of the 'Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...JAMC's debut LP radically updated the Velvets, Beach Boys and Ramones, dousing honeyed melodies with scouring blankets of feedback....Fantastic tunes under tons of feedback..."CMJ (3/6/00, p.29) - "...haunting and unique songs...[whose] radiance is buried under an impenetrable blanket of piercing white noise..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.111) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Twenty-one years later, PSYCHOCANDY still has grime under its nails, an irresistible feedback urchin raised by rock'n'roll wolves."NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.18) - Ranked #6 in NME's list of The 50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s - "...[PSYCHOCANDY drenches] the sweetest pop tunes in the most hideous racket..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #27 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] brash statement that guitars should be louder than vocals and that texture of sound was as important as the tunes embedded within."0.1686452

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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..."0.1051905

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