trembling-blue-stars,Perceptual, So Many Roads: Live in Concert, Don't Look for a Heartache, Olympia [Bryan Ferry] [CD] [1 disc] , Rejoicing in the Hands [Devendra Banhart]
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Down Beat (7/00, p.73) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...A minor masterpiece....the decade's 1st perfect headphones disc, of any genre....9 interrelated sonic sculptures that owe as much to folksy American as to heady post-bop..."
CD So Many Roads: Live in Concert
Down Beat (2/96, p.49) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...[Rush] wrings tense, trembling notes...as though his life were on the line....The vivid cry of his guitar lines and forceful chordal strokes find agreement in his smooth yet anguished singing everywhere on the program. In his feverish quest to express himself, Rush even pushes beyond the standard protocol of blues and embarks on jazzy solo flights..."Musician (11/95, p.93) - "...Heard in a lean quartet format, backed by a strong band..., Rush is at his jazziest, twirling out clotted, unpredictable licks hither and yon. His straining, impassioned singing is in near-top form as well..."
CD Don't Look for a Heartache
Q (p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Once heard, never forgotten, Gimore's trembling tenor is one of the wonders of country music - the unadulterated Texas kind, that is."
CD Olympia [Bryan Ferry] [CD] [1 disc] 
Billboard (p.72) - "[Ferry] brings his own style to covers of Tim Buckley's 'Song to the Siren' and Traffic's 'No Face, No Name, No Number.'"Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he mature Ferry continues to smolder....His charm remains reasonably irresistible."Clash (magazine) - "[A] healthy dose of blue-eyed soul that gets downright sleazy at times, with elements of funk, soul and blues and as much polish as it could soak up."Record Collector (magazine) (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Ferry himself is on amazingly good form....He's become a master at creating atmospherics for his delicately trembling vocals to ride."Uncut (magazine) (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The best tracks have a lightness of touch and make a virtue of the husk of Ferry's lunar croon..."
CD Rejoicing in the Hands [Devendra Banhart]
Rolling Stone (4/15/04, p.151) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Sounding like the work of a high-pitched Tom Waits, Banhart's second album is full of alternately fragile and quirky folk songs..."Q (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[E]ven more mesmeric and deep into Nick Drake territory: intense and slightly damaged, especially on the stark love songs..."Uncut (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "REJOICING...feels like the work of a man in the midst of a prodigious creative spurt."Uncut (p.74) - Ranked #26 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] mystical trip into an eerie neverland of joyful bohemian blues."Magnet (p.87) - "With his trembling tenor, Banhart continues to traverse the surreal, telling the tales of laughing lemon trees, milky suns and dancing teeth....It's a mesmerizing journey through the dark heart of Brooklyn's lost boy."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Banhart wraps his songs in a gorgeously quavering warble that seems lifted right off some blues mama's dusty 78. A nearly flawless left-field folk."
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