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Entertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Nicely rounds out his catalog...revealing a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: BEntertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Nicely rounds out his catalog...revealing a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: BQ (6/02, p.137) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Brimmed with loveliness..."Q (6/02, p.137) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Brimmed with loveliness..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...Interesting..."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...Interesting..."3.53301

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Rolling Stone - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nother round of airtight songs celebrating life-as-sublime-train-wreck amid music that conjures the British Invasion landing in a Texas barroom."Paste (magazine) - "[A] cathartic, punk-rock stomper of a record, and perhaps the first in the band's catalog to accurately capture their sweatbox live performances."3.021396

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Rolling Stone (2/14/02, p.65) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Like their own music, Thievery Corp's choices favor voluptuous rhythms, opiate melodies, worldly flavors and classy musicianship..."Q (2/02, p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A labor of love...showcasing the 60s acts that made the Verve label the home of cool jazz and hot bossa nova..."Alternative Press (4/02, p.84) - 8 out of 10 - "...This disc lets [Thievery's] records do the basking, compiling bossa-nova and other ethno-savvy classics from the Verbe label's catalog..."2.988542

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Down Beat (p.49) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "In the most engaging passages, the music succeeds in evoking a particular atmosphere, rich in associations and connotations..."JazzTimes (p.60) - "SIGN OF LIFE finds Frisell exploring chamber-group dynamics in ways that toggle between composition and improvisation, reverberating soundscapes and spiky minimalism."Billboard (p.30) - "[M]ost of the set plays it on the quiet side, whether shimmery, languid or delicate. There's a gentle purity to this music that makes it unique in Frisell's catalog."2.988542

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Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[T]he singer revels in gutbucket and gospel, delivering 12 emotionally charged sermon-songs with raw-throated abandon." -- Grade: B+Billboard (p.48) - "[O]n PRAISE & BLAME, that gusty Northern soul voice sounds as righteous and true as it does when he's operating in the more carnal regions of his catalog."Mojo (Publisher) (p.51) - Ranked #41 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[The album] proved that Jones, at 70, was still evolving as an artist."2.988542

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Brian Aubert injects wispy drama, balancing moppy-haired brooding and bracing alt-rock moves."Alternative Press (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "WOODS is much darker and more nuanced than anything else in the Pickups' catalog....[The album] feels complete -- and essential."Billboard (p.48) - "The album's peak comes near the end, where the band treats 'Gun-Shy Sunshine' with a perfect balance of tension and sonic space."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "[A] technically masterful record replete with multilayered flourishes from frontman and guitarist Brian Aubert."2.988542

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Alternative Press (p.117) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "WORLD PAINTED BLOOD is the most raw and punked-up Slayer album this decade, and a vital addition to the band's catalog."Q (Magazine) (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "WORLD PAINTED BLOOD doesn't disappoint....Such cold-blooded consistency should be commended."Record Collector (magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he passing of the years has seen the LA foursome refine their original brand of streamlined thrash metal into a subtler, heavier formula that covers most bases."2.988542

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "There's stealth hip-hop science: Songs slice up beats and flip deep-catalog Costello."Q (Magazine) (pp.104-105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Refuse To Be Saved' is propelled by the most irresistible of keyboard riffs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he approach feels refreshing....'Wake Me Up' melds 'The River In Reverse' with THE DELIVERY MAN album's apocalyptic Bedlam..."2.988542

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "There's stealth hip-hop science: Songs slice up beats and flip deep-catalog Costello."Q (Magazine) (pp.104-105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Refuse To Be Saved' is propelled by the most irresistible of keyboard riffs..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he approach feels refreshing....'Wake Me Up' melds 'The River In Reverse' with THE DELIVERY MAN album's apocalyptic Bedlam..."2.988542

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Entertainment Weekly (7/26/91) - "...a virtual catalog of contemporary black-pop grooves..." - Rating: B-Q (10/99, p.160) - Included in Q Magazine's Best Motown Records Of All Time - "...street corner soul balladeers whose mellow, lovelorn sound is an obvious heir to The Miracles. Add to that some modish and well-done hip hop and dance inflections and they were millionaires..."Q (1/93, p.78) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a succession of spectacular, deep breathing ballads..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stone cold classic; close harmonies, quiet storm, touches of doo wop on Side One....Sexy, seductive and, despite the technical brilliance, full of feeling..."2.972115

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Entertainment Weekly (5/12/00, p.24) - "The exquisiteness of the first album is expanded upon in 'Hazey Jane I', 'Fly' and a genuinely optimistic love song, 'Northern Sky'..." - Rating: B+Q (1/01, p.95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".Q (6/00, p.76) - Ranked #23 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Few songwriters have given such perfect voice to the England of dreaming spires, tea cups and quiet desperation..."Alternative Press (3/01, p.88) - "...With a voice paradoxically feather-light and grave, [one] of the most beautiful and melancholy albums ever recorded..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.99) - "...Certainly the most polished of his catalog....[It[ begins to suggest a whole other tableau of unexplored possibilities....God, how damn confident it all sounds. He knew how good he was..."NME (Magazine) (9/18/93, p.19) - Ranked #14 in NME's list of The Greatest Albums Of The '70s.2.955688

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.52) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (5/30/91) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...a staggering collection....goes well beyond the usual hits 'n' rarities approach of boxed retrospectives to get at the essence of Brown's development from gospel-style shouter...to Soul Brother No. 1...and from God-father of Soul...to grandfather of rap..."Rolling Stone (4/18/91) - "...The success of STAR TIME should pave the way for further examination of the James Brown catalog....the box is an ideal way to reintroduce Brown's massive body of work to a public more familiar with his legend than with the records themselves..."Entertainment Weekly (6/12) - "...soul history as a headlong rush of killer hooks, brain-melting horn blasts, and a scream that fuses passion and violence in one initiable call of the wild..." - Rating: AQ (6/91) - 5 Stars - Indespensable - "...Brown is one of the half- dozen most important, most influential individual oeuvres of the entire rock-and-roll era: the equal of Dylan, The Beatles and Motown....This isn't just the history of one artist; it is literally the history of the groove, the beat that can't be beat..."Uncut (p.119) - 5 stars out of 5 - "No home's complete without it."Mojo (Publisher) (p.115) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he music is undimmed from blues, jazz and R&B to soul and funk."2.939261

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Spin (12/98, pp.170-172) - 8 (out of 10) - "...it's a warm, slow, understated downer of a record, all about death and depression, and therefore totally in line with Beck's fascination and comfort with folk blues..."Entertainment Weekly (10/30/98, pp.111-112) - "...MUTATIONS is a colleciton of tumblin'-tumbleweeds, mellow-Acapulco-gold melodies on which Beck's drowsy voice and strummed guitar are framed by the lazy whine of a pedal steel, the wheeze of a harmonica, the occasional trumpet, and the bleeps and burps of old-school synthesizers..." - Rating: BQ (12/99, p.115) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a loose, thrown-together selection of oddities and missahpes which he dreamed up and scribbled down while out on the road. He calls the album 'parenthetical.' Most artists would kill to be able to casually marginalise material as marvellous as this..."Muzik (12/98, p.72) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...[Beck] settles down to some good ol' bluegrass strummin'. And it might just be his best album yet....Retro or not, it sound sperfect at 4 in the morning..."CMJ (1/11/99, p.4) - "...the intimate, colorful, occaisionally creepy themes of this stop-gap effort and the sheer diversity of its songs make it a beautifully complex album, as instantly rewarding as any in his catalog..."Vibe (1/99, p.182) - "...the songs are still quite fully fleshed out and sweet....MUTATIONS is an exploration of more classic 60's Brit-pop structures and arrangements..."Dirty Linen (4-5/99, p.74) - "...Beck's complicated work reminds listeners of their own complications and contradictions..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #32 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A]n eerie update of roots from back porch to Brazilian, pushed through a dark, Beatlesy filter..."2.922834

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he record is remarkably polished, coloring Gram Parsons-style country with R.E.M.'s vocal drama and the Replacements' beer-breath blues."Rolling Stone (8/7/97, p.64) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "If there's to be a Nirvana among the bands that are imprecisely dubbed alternative country, look to Whiskeytown. Ryan Adams is a gifted writer who pens aching songs about alienation and love's lackings, and sings in a weary voice scuffed by hard luck..."Spin (08/01/97, p.74) - "...This Raleigh, N.C., quintet breaks away from the No Depression pack with a potent major-label bow that might be characterized as country & Westerberg. More tuneful and ruminative than their rowdy shows would suggest, Ryan Adams' America-soaked songs alternately rock and tiptoe through the space between apathy and regret..." - Rating: B+Uncut (p.109) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] still sounds like alt.country's high tide."Uncut (5/04, p.100) - "[S]tunning....[R]ocking like a primate and sad-balladeering like the loneliest barfly."Alternative Press (3/01, p.104) - Included in A.P.'s "10 Essential Alt-Country Albums" - "...Ryan Adams always seems to be singing at the end of a hard night of drinking, or at the end of a string of hard luck..."Option (11-12/97, p.125) - "...show[s] range beyond the band's trademark roughhouse, twang-tinged punk, but its honky-tonk heart still beats..."Melody Maker (1/24/98, p.37) - "Purchase immediately and file next to EVERYBODY HURTS and Big Star's THIRTEEN. It really is that good."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #23 in the Village Voice's 1997 Jazz & Pop Critics' Poll.Paste (magazine) (p.64) - "STRANGERS ALMANAC is the beating heart of Whiskeytown's catalog and one of the best albums of its genre and era."Record Collector (magazine) (p.100) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Flitting between dustbowl desperation and inner city ennui on slacker anthems such as 'Losering,' Adams soundtracked a subculture with quiet reserve and filmic imagery..."2.922834

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.58) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (10/1/92, p.63) - 3 Stars - Good - "..With its wave after wave of rhythmic innovation, US hints at catharsis...[It] can be heard as a combination of its immediate predecessors: The western firepower of SO meets the Eastern earthiness of PASSION.."Spin (10/92, p.111) - Highly Recommended - "..fresh, accessible...It's a testament to Gabriel's universal voice that most tracks on the album evoke both a private moment and a plea for world peace.."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Nicely rounds out his catalog...revealing a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: B+Q (1/93, p.71) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Q (11/92, p.102) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "..disregard all suggestions that this is an `adult' album, designed for sensitive, musicologically correct, vaguely troubled fortysomethings. US is, first and foremost, start to finish, a truly wonderful blast.."Musician (10/92, p.102) - "..[Gabriel] has never sounded better...filled with the longing of a middle-aged man who finds himself alone...songs with a cold wind blowing through them.."Jazziz (Dec.-Jan./92, p.94) - Picked by critic John Dilberto as one of the 10 best albums of 1992.Audio Magazine (12/92, p.148) - Sound: B - Performance: A- - "..possibly Gabriel's most personal album...reveals more details, sonically and emotionally, with each listening.."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...Sustained 3's level of inspiration and craftsmanship....Gabriel constantly demonstrated a wonderful ear for choosing, from his quincontinental mental archive, sound and rhythm that did the job, no artsy farting about..."New York Times (Publisher) (9/23/92, p.C14) - "..pure 90's material. Not only does it mix standard pop instrumentation with instruments and musicians from around the world, but it's wrenchingly confessional.."NME (Magazine) (10/24/92, p.36) - 5 - Fair - "..a vague affair...staggers under the weight of its own earnestness.."0.1261841

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.58) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (10/1/92, p.63) - 3 Stars - Good - "..With its wave after wave of rhythmic innovation, US hints at catharsis...[It] can be heard as a combination of its immediate predecessors: The western firepower of SO meets the Eastern earthiness of PASSION.."Spin (10/92, p.111) - Highly Recommended - "..fresh, accessible...It's a testament to Gabriel's universal voice that most tracks on the album evoke both a private moment and a plea for world peace.."Entertainment Weekly (7/12/02, pp.84-5) - "...Nicely rounds out his catalog...revealing a surprisingly logical progression...Gabriel sharpens his writing and expands his sonic scope with every release..." Rating: B+Q (1/93, p.71) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Q (11/92, p.102) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "..disregard all suggestions that this is an `adult' album, designed for sensitive, musicologically correct, vaguely troubled fortysomethings. US is, first and foremost, start to finish, a truly wonderful blast.."Musician (10/92, p.102) - "..[Gabriel] has never sounded better...filled with the longing of a middle-aged man who finds himself alone...songs with a cold wind blowing through them.."Jazziz (Dec.-Jan./92, p.94) - Picked by critic John Dilberto as one of the 10 best albums of 1992.Audio Magazine (12/92, p.148) - Sound: B - Performance: A- - "..possibly Gabriel's most personal album...reveals more details, sonically and emotionally, with each listening.."Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.126) - "...Sustained 3's level of inspiration and craftsmanship....Gabriel constantly demonstrated a wonderful ear for choosing, from his quincontinental mental archive, sound and rhythm that did the job, no artsy farting about..."New York Times (Publisher) (9/23/92, p.C14) - "..pure 90's material. Not only does it mix standard pop instrumentation with instruments and musicians from around the world, but it's wrenchingly confessional.."NME (Magazine) (10/24/92, p.36) - 5 - Fair - "..a vague affair...staggers under the weight of its own earnestness.."0.1261841

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