vibrant-music-2,Miss Pearl *, Music of Indonesia, Vol. 17: Kalimantan: Dayak Ritual and Festival Music, Music in Motion [Jason Marsalis], The Golden Age [American Music Club], The Boy Who Knew Too Much [CD Boxset] [2 discs]

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Boorer's guitar playing is as excellent as always and it's great to hear him really let rip in a way which his day job with Moz only sporadically allows."20.15394

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Dirty Linen (8-9/99, p.61) - "...Beautifully recorded....[Emphasizes] choral pieces and drum/gong ensembles, these pieces document the vibrant sound tracks to Kalimatan's religious and social ceremonies."4.30033

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CMJ (4/17/00, p.24) - "...A vibrant straight-ahead program where the drummer/composer leaves plenty of room for his players to shine. His playing is decisive throughout but never flashy, instead laying down hard swinging tempos and gently providing understated support."Down Beat (7/00, p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...This is a drummer's CD....The patterns are simple, accountable to a rock steady pulse and repetitive enough to lure listeners quickly into their broad weave of figures....an abundance of good music to be heard..."JazzTimes (11/00, pp.91-2) - "...This is the drummer's date....the most physically gifted of Dolores and Ellis' progeny....we're witnessing a man likely to become one of the real drum forces in the music."4.042862

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Spin (p.96) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The album has] an even-tempered groove, with acoustic fingerpicking fading into discordant electric guitar and then back into beats that sashay like ballroom waltzes."Entertainment Weekly (p.94) - "[A] lush collection that ranks among their best. Singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel reconfirms both his offbeat sense of humor...and his soulful vocals..."Uncut (p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE GOLDEN AGE is the real thing. These songs catch Eitzel in uplifting mood, aided considerably by Dave Trumfio's production."Alternative Press (p.140) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "What it does have is songwriting, setting the stage with 'All My Love,' a downtrodden pledge of devotion that wears its mood like Leonard Cohen in the rain."No Depression (p.69) - "The music is warm and organic, with somber acoustic guitars and piano, and earthy accents from electric guitars building into the occasional squall."Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Pick of the bunch...is 'The Windows Of The World,' a beautifully executed 9/11 lament that builds to a mighty white-noise climax."Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'The Victory Choir' conflates sardonic country rock with sparkling Beach Boys polyphony."Paste (magazine) (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he results are typically vibrant, if only because this allows Eitzel's deft songcraft to remain front and center."The Word (magazine) (p.98) - "'All My Love' and 'Sleeping Beauty' wrap the world in an unsettlingly seductive narcotic embrace....No one else tackles life's seedy realities with such style and charm."3.994401

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Rolling Stone (p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mika's faith in the campy excess of Freddie Mercury/Elton John-style pomp pop is bracing."Spin (p.82) - "[H]e rewrites the hooks from your parents' favorite Bon Jovi/Belinda Carlisle hit into earnest proclamations of teenage eccentricity..."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[I]t's a Technicolor pop explosion designed for throwing your jazz hands into the air." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.53) - "[T]his Beirut-born singer comes back strong with another set of over-the-top anthems that proves no one's more entitled to inherit Freddie Mercury's glam-god crown."Q (Magazine) (pp.106-107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is a bold, daring and vibrant album....He is undoubtedly a star of the old school -- and a rare one at that."3.707487

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Rolling Stone (2/14/02, pp.61-2) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Chambers shakes hands with rock, pop and blues while standing steadfastly on country soil....updating yestersay's classic forms principally through her assured presence....[She] is a 'performer'. But she's also a vibrant tunesmith..."Spin (2/02, p.109) - 8 out of 10 - "...Well-executed genre exercises in alt-country...aligning more closely with folk music than with indie rock..."Entertainment Weekly (2/15/02, pp.65-6) - "...These tracks are pleasant, pretty, and immaculately perfromed, and Chambers' voice is a strong but restrained instrument..." - Rating: BQ (May 2002, p.108) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...[Chambers has] a feisty way with word and tune....she trundles along with the rickshaw efficiency of her heroine, Lucinda Williams..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/02, p.98) - "...She has a remarkably strong country voice, powerful, sweet, with a lonesome catch..."3.21772

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Rolling Stone (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Helm struts his slippery shell-game groove on 'Jed' and works it deftly throughout....He digs deepest here with his voice, which veers between soulful stoicism and boozy yowl."Dirty Linen (p.54) - "[O]n ELECTRIC DIRT, his voice is full-bodied, vibrant, and exuberant -- fully comparable to his days with the Band."Billboard (p.28) - "It's driven by Helm's warm, amazingly rich moonshine vocals and decorated with bluesy guitar sprinkles, angelic violins and lovely harmonies..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's the rustic and rambunctious Helm vocal, a cornerstone of The Band's sound, that provides these songs with their charm and personality."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he moods and influences tumble breezily over one another. The opener, a cover of Grateful Dead's 'Tennessee Jed' swings joyously..."3.126052

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2000 - "...Hard-bolied brigands with MC5 guitars and heads full of revolutionary spleen..."Rolling Stone (9/28/00, p.58) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A bracing tonic for our millenial malaise, wrought from equal doses punk, politico-metal-rap and vintage White Panther rage..."Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #5 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year [2000]" - "...Combines artily abtruse lyrics with thunderously direct guitars...forging a sound [that's] big, thick, and gnarly, capable of evoking the ferocious power of a mushroom cloud..."Entertainment Weekly (9/15/00, p.79) - "...At times, ferociously intense, other times stirring, it never fails to excite." - Rating: AQ (12/00, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A vibrant, exciting new arrival."Uncut (10/00, p.80) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...[A] riotous fusion of MC5 hairdos and Fugazi sonics....A wired, convulsing fit of an album..."Uncut (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[W]ith big anthems lurching out of the turbulence."Alternative Press (11/00, pp.96-7) - 4 out of 5 - "...They're a rock band who can write stellar hooks....COMMAND is a strong album..."CMJ (1/08/01, p.8) - Picked as CMJ's "#1 Album of the Year" from 2000.CMJ (8/28/00, p.3) - "...It couldn't sound more 'now', with a timeless intensity and a brutal honesty that rivals the greatest of DC hardcore....With this record, ATDI rockets into the realm of the legendary Fugazi..."Melody Maker (9/19/00, p.50) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...From the MC5, to Big Black, to Rage, to Fugazi, to The Make-Up...ATDI effortless assimilate influences to create 2000's most viscerally exhausting album..."Q (Magazine) (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] still sounds excellent, at times like a poppy take on Washington art-punks Fugazi, at others like an experimental MC5."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.96) - "...Breathless, urgent rifferama, elements of which can be traced to RATM, The Stooges and...Placebo..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #5 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (9/23/00, p.34) - 9 out of 10 - "...Absolutely storming....of the 11 tracks contained within, there is not a pedestrian moment...They deliver in style..."2.770673

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Option (July-Aug./92, p.128) - "..exemplary Yiddish-American music...a vibrant history lesson that swings...The slightly scratchy recordings give this CD the warm ambience of old vinyl.."2.695521

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"...TARZAN is admittedly a triumph of caricature..." Sight and Sound "...A spirited return to form....This TARZAN swings..." Rolling Stone "...Disney's most elegant animated 'classic' in years..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...One of the more exotic blooms in the Disney hothouse, what with voluptuous flora, hordes of fauna, charming characters and excitingly kinetic animation that gracefully incorporates computer-generated motion..." New York Times "...Once again Disney has assembled an impressive roster of voice talent....Likewise, Disney has once again reached new heights in animation art....This film, simply put, is beautiful..." Box Office "...[Disney] unveils its most vibrant and virile hero in ages....The script is remarkably well built..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A lot of fun. It has scenes that move through space with a freedom undreamed of in older animated films..." Chicago Sun-Times2.355842

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What helps make LES MISERABLES so vibrant and thrilling onscreen is Hooper's daring decision to have his actors sing live....LES MISERABLES overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] reverent Hooper plays everything to the rafters, a strategy that admittedly yields great rewards."Box Office "[M]uch of the rest of the cast is terrific...[particularly] Jackman andAnne Hathaway, who settle into their roles like they've spent their lives waiting for this opportunity."Movieline "[T]his production is visual to the max, with an epic physical scale and grandeur the play couldn't possibly have."Los Angeles Times "It's big, and also intimate, but best of all it's an affecting adaptation of a show that has touched hearts all over the world for a quarter-century."Wall Street Journal "[Ms. Hathaway] holds you rapt with raw, trembling emotion."New York Times "[Barks] brings across her character handsomely and with just the right air of sweet, sad, resigned longing."A.V. Club "Hooper opts for a gritty, authentic approach -- at once intimate and epic -- that generally eschews theatrical flourishes....His leads respond in kind with unabashedly emotional, tear-sodden turns..."Total Film "LES MISERABLES is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's also wonderfully intimate, thanks to Tom Hooper's deft direction."USA Today "[Hathaway] is able to deliver 'I Dreamed a Dream,' the despairing solo of fallen grisette Fantine, with a raw dramatic intensity rarely seen in musicals..."Sight and Sound2.325135

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Rolling Stone (p.103) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "WRITE ME BACK is suave, string-swathed Seventies revivalism, with tips of the hat to Barry White, OFF THE WALL-era Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "WRITE ME BACK keeps the throwbacks coming, ensconsing his creamy croon in dramatic '70s-nightclub strings and funky bedspread disco." -- GradeL A-Billboard (p.48) - "Embracing love -- his favorite subject -- Kelly jumps straight to the heart of the matter on the vibrant, rumba-esque opener 'Love Is.'"Q (Magazine) (p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Brilliant album opener 'Love Is' starts off like a Barry White number before giving way to a chorus that nods strongly towards 'Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel.'"2.00925

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What helps make LES MISERABLES so vibrant and thrilling onscreen is Hooper's daring decision to have his actors sing live....LES MISERABLES overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] reverent Hooper plays everything to the rafters, a strategy that admittedly yields great rewards."Box Office "[M]uch of the rest of the cast is terrific...[particularly] Jackman andAnne Hathaway, who settle into their roles like they've spent their lives waiting for this opportunity."Movieline "[T]his production is visual to the max, with an epic physical scale and grandeur the play couldn't possibly have."Los Angeles Times "It's big, and also intimate, but best of all it's an affecting adaptation of a show that has touched hearts all over the world for a quarter-century."Wall Street Journal "[Ms. Hathaway] holds you rapt with raw, trembling emotion."New York Times "[Barks] brings across her character handsomely and with just the right air of sweet, sad, resigned longing."A.V. Club "Hooper opts for a gritty, authentic approach -- at once intimate and epic -- that generally eschews theatrical flourishes....His leads respond in kind with unabashedly emotional, tear-sodden turns..."Total Film "LES MISERABLES is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's also wonderfully intimate, thanks to Tom Hooper's deft direction."USA Today "[Hathaway] is able to deliver 'I Dreamed a Dream,' the despairing solo of fallen grisette Fantine, with a raw dramatic intensity rarely seen in musicals..."Sight and Sound1.949315

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What helps make LES MISERABLES so vibrant and thrilling onscreen is Hooper's daring decision to have his actors sing live....LES MISERABLES overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] reverent Hooper plays everything to the rafters, a strategy that admittedly yields great rewards."Box Office "[M]uch of the rest of the cast is terrific...[particularly] Jackman andAnne Hathaway, who settle into their roles like they've spent their lives waiting for this opportunity."Movieline "[T]his production is visual to the max, with an epic physical scale and grandeur the play couldn't possibly have."Los Angeles Times "It's big, and also intimate, but best of all it's an affecting adaptation of a show that has touched hearts all over the world for a quarter-century."Wall Street Journal "[Ms. Hathaway] holds you rapt with raw, trembling emotion."New York Times "[Barks] brings across her character handsomely and with just the right air of sweet, sad, resigned longing."A.V. Club "Hooper opts for a gritty, authentic approach -- at once intimate and epic -- that generally eschews theatrical flourishes....His leads respond in kind with unabashedly emotional, tear-sodden turns..."Total Film "LES MISERABLES is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's also wonderfully intimate, thanks to Tom Hooper's deft direction."USA Today "[Hathaway] is able to deliver 'I Dreamed a Dream,' the despairing solo of fallen grisette Fantine, with a raw dramatic intensity rarely seen in musicals..."Sight and Sound1.949315

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Q (3/95, p.112) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Whilst other jazz innovators mapped out new harmonic and melodic realms, Brubeck and his band were forging time signatures anew, giving the music the wonky grace of a gazelle running the 200 metre hurdles..."Down Beat (p.61) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Both 'Kathy's Waltz' and 'Strange Meadow Lark' contain melodies and moods that keep one hearing new things time and again..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.131) - "...superb remastering puts you in the room and brings out all the shimmer of Joe Morello's drums. Jazz-lite it may be, but jazz-lite has seldom been bettered."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brubeck's music employed unorthodox time signatures that owed more to western classical music, perhaps, than jazz....TIME OUT sounds as fresh and vibrant as it must have done back in 1959."1.820142

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Alternative Press (p.130) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "BATTLE FOR THE SUN takes the best elements of their sound and focuses it into a cohesive listening experience -- there's no filler to be found."Q (Magazine) (p.129) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith vibrant, lusty tones as epitomised by the title track, whose swirling synths and strings build to a euphoric climax."1.787328

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Rolling Stone - 5 stars out of 5 -- "MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY is his most manically inspired music yet....Yeezy goes for the grandeur of stadium rock, the all-devouring sonics of hip-hop, the erotic gloss of disco, and he goes for all of it, all the time."The Wire (p.74) - "The bulk of MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY finds him augmenting classic breaks and moody loops with large and immaculate orchestral flourishes."Billboard (p.24) - "[P]ossibly the best album of the year....West has expanded his sonic palate by incorporating imprecise choir-like chants, new accents and inflections, epic horns, prog-rock samples, sinister guitar riffs and spoken word..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] genuinely great record....The album's subtleties run deep and devastating..."Paste (magazine) - "The record sounds innately full and vibrant, but by peeling back a few layers, West has emerged with his most effective, plaintive work ever."Clash (magazine) - "This is not just West's best album, it's a keen contender for the most ambitious LP in hip-hop history."Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fascinating record, a sumptuous musical banquet at which Bon Iver and Aphex Twin rub shoulders with Jay-Z, Smokey Robinson and a whole Broadway chorus."1.76045

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Spin (p.77) - "With bleakly detached baritone, anxiety-ridden bass lines, and vintage electronics, Maus works more like a steampunk novelist....These retro-futurist trappings allow Maus to be scandalously, absurdly, and sometimes movingly honest."Q (Magazine) (p.123) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's sublime stuff, clever and blissfully unaware a rule book exists."Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Matter Of Fact' gets under the skin, and 'Believer' is the closest this wave has come to a stadium anthem."Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]he most vibrant and toothsome expression of Maus' pursuits yet. He keeps the vocals awash in gothic reverb and echo-driven effects..."1.759757

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Paste (magazine) - "There is truth in Mahalia Jackson's vibrant contralto. Joy. Beauty. Strength. Sadness. Spirituality and redemption."1.5929

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Q (2/97, p.107) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...[Clinton] influenced...generations of funkers, rappers and hip hoppers, many of whom have sampled his compulsive brand of vibrant funk. Here, a gaggle of contemporary R&B heavyweights...check in to re-pay favours with rapping contributions..."1.577841

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Q (3/95, p.112) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Whilst other jazz innovators mapped out new harmonic and melodic realms, Brubeck and his band were forging time signatures anew, giving the music the wonky grace of a gazelle running the 200 metre hurdles..."Down Beat (p.61) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Both 'Kathy's Waltz' and 'Strange Meadow Lark' contain melodies and moods that keep one hearing new things time and again..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.131) - "...superb remastering puts you in the room and brings out all the shimmer of Joe Morello's drums. Jazz-lite it may be, but jazz-lite has seldom been bettered."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brubeck's music employed unorthodox time signatures that owed more to western classical music, perhaps, than jazz....TIME OUT sounds as fresh and vibrant as it must have done back in 1959."1.519822

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.49) - "The horns are vibrant, the vibe is joyous...it's an album built for a beer and a barbecue..."1.513583

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Dirty Linen (p.84) - "This is a tasty selection of tunes....Rideout, three-time Scottish national fiddle champion, has a distinctive and vibrant voice with her fiddle."1.512424

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Rolling Stone (4/12/01, p.142) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A splendidly untraditional traditional-blues album....sounding like a worthy companion to Bob Dylan's TIME OUT OF MIND....The 2 new Tom Waits songs are knockouts..."Q (5/01, p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A genuine revelation...Hammond savors every last low-life syllable of every spiked boho-spiel with top-dollar back-up....A rambunctious joy from beginning to end..."CMJ (3/12/01, p.28) - "...Hammond doesn't try to reinvent Waits' mule-boned wheel onthese 13 tunes, slathering on some extra greas licks here and there, but largely honoring the style of the originals performances..."JazzTimes (5/01, pp.117-8) - "...A potent brew and a great synthesis of 2 unique artists..."No Depression (5-6/01, p.123) - "...This veteran blues revivalist has a strong, vibrant tenor that gives these melodies a clarity and warmth Waits could never have produced..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.114) - "...The arrangememts have all the care-worn beauty you'd expect and, vocally, Hammond's classy singlemalt proves just as satisfying as Waits' rough-assed moonshine..."1.498307

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Pitchfork (Website) - "Rose injects a celebratory energy into every note....LUCK IN THE VALLEY is so vibrant, engaging, and alive, it's hard to overestimate it."Uncut (magazine) - "Intense, devotional and playful, 'Blues For Percy Danforth sounds like Rose collapsing musical boundaries on his own terms, just as his guru Fahey had done four or five decades earlier."1.490169

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]n 'WTF' and the hometown Seattle tribute 'Queen City,' these barracudas still draw buckets of blood."Uncut (magazine) (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Producer Ben Mink beefs up the vibrant Americana he brought to KD Lang's early stuff..."1.489408

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Entertainment Weekly (10/1/99, p.75) - "...The headbangers prove their mettle when they modernize their bone-crushing rock: The electronically enhanced 'Insomnia' is reminiscent of BROKEN-era Nine Inch Nails and several tracks even pack hummable choruses..." - Rating: B-Q (10/99, p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...strong on heaving riffs, anthemic choruses and a newly aquired sense of melody....overall this is suprisingly vibrant stuff."1.488249

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Johansen vibrant and in command on robust Dolls-style rockers 'Girls' and 'Funky But Chic,' while emerging a powerful balladeer in the classic New York tradition on the likes of 'Donna' and the glorious 'Frenchette'..."1.487669

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Q (3/95, p.112) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Whilst other jazz innovators mapped out new harmonic and melodic realms, Brubeck and his band were forging time signatures anew, giving the music the wonky grace of a gazelle running the 200 metre hurdles..."Down Beat (p.61) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Both 'Kathy's Waltz' and 'Strange Meadow Lark' contain melodies and moods that keep one hearing new things time and again..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/99, p.131) - "...superb remastering puts you in the room and brings out all the shimmer of Joe Morello's drums. Jazz-lite it may be, but jazz-lite has seldom been bettered."Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brubeck's music employed unorthodox time signatures that owed more to western classical music, perhaps, than jazz....TIME OUT sounds as fresh and vibrant as it must have done back in 1959."1.481902

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "TEMPEST is musically varied and fully of curveballs. It may also be the single darkest record in Dylan's catalog."Entertainment Weekly (p.140) - "Thirty-five albums in, Dylan remains as magical and mysterious as ever." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.44) - "Rich in stories and some piercing couplets, TEMPEST hits high marks on the seven-minute 'Tin Angel,' the edgy 'Pay in Blood' and the grinding blues-rocker 'Narrow Road.'"Q (Magazine) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Scarlet Town' is the one moment where Tempest truly transcends....Its a reminder that, more than ever, music may be Bob Dylan's last unreconstructed pleasure."Mojo (Publisher) (p.84) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "TEMPEST is Dylan's best musical album of this century, a vibrant maximising of strict rules and the savaged-leather state of that voice."Paste (magazine) - "[O]ne of the most cohesive, musically and lyrically intense records he's put together in years."1.480171

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Rolling Stone (p.77) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "TEMPEST is musically varied and fully of curveballs. It may also be the single darkest record in Dylan's catalog."Entertainment Weekly (p.140) - "Thirty-five albums in, Dylan remains as magical and mysterious as ever." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.44) - "Rich in stories and some piercing couplets, TEMPEST hits high marks on the seven-minute 'Tin Angel,' the edgy 'Pay in Blood' and the grinding blues-rocker 'Narrow Road.'"Q (Magazine) (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Scarlet Town' is the one moment where Tempest truly transcends....Its a reminder that, more than ever, music may be Bob Dylan's last unreconstructed pleasure."Mojo (Publisher) (p.84) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "TEMPEST is Dylan's best musical album of this century, a vibrant maximising of strict rules and the savaged-leather state of that voice."Paste (magazine) - "[O]ne of the most cohesive, musically and lyrically intense records he's put together in years."1.477853

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Q (12/99, p.130) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...Dogg's vocals can actually verge on the sublime....in glorious slow motion, and the undercurrent vibe is distinctly soulful..."The Source (9/98, p.239) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Few MCs from the West have ever gotten as much acceptance and acclaim from outside regions....No Limit's latest soldier isn't trying to rock the boat with his third album...the vibrant vocalist is very happy to be with rap's top squad..."1.469471

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - "[The songs] were, like McQueen's acting, cool and nuanced yet tough and quietly tortured at the center."Spin (p.124) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "It wraps gossamer synths and ghostly background vocals around posh melodies that nod as much to Sondheim and Gershwin as to the rock canon."Q (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir work still stands up, especially STEVE MCQUEEN, the most succinct expression of McAloon's skills."Mojo (Publisher) (p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese songs are sweet postcards from the crepuscular fringes of romance, and sound as vibrant and as out of kilter as ever."1.468709

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Rolling Stone (10/20/94, p.151) - 3.5 Stars - "...The Church's spontaneity lends a vibrant lining to the dark beauty of the melodies on SOMETIME ANYWHERE, but getting ultimate gratification and catching the record's nuances will require a few listens..."Q (8/94, p.99) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a further refinement of the psychedelic louchness that has seen them grow into the space between The Only Ones and Talk Talk..."Musician (8/94, p.89) - "...the once-jangling group has summoned up a surreal, bewitching mood piece somewhere between WISH YOU WERE HERE and THE WALL, and an album that would play well by candlelight in a hilltop mansion..."1.468709

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delivers power-chord-packed electropop....It's supercatchy..."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[The storytelling] is unfalteringly vibrant, loaded with righteous anger, irreverence, and a clear eye for the darker side....Pink's uniquely torqued confessionals permeate every song..." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.36) - "Feisty and fun as always, the singer manages to balance the mature charge of motherhood without sacrificing the danceable pop rock that brought her to the party."1.467551

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delivers power-chord-packed electropop....It's supercatchy..."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[The storytelling] is unfalteringly vibrant, loaded with righteous anger, irreverence, and a clear eye for the darker side....Pink's uniquely torqued confessionals permeate every song..." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.36) - "Feisty and fun as always, the singer manages to balance the mature charge of motherhood without sacrificing the danceable pop rock that brought her to the party."1.467551

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.113) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (2/17/00, pp.53-4) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...[her] background in jazz, gospel, rock and r&b brings a deeply felt sonic futurism....this interplanetary power-girl mix sounds both danceably down-to-earth and shockingly new."Spin (2/00, p.109) - 6 out of 10 - "...Kelis is...a cool sound on an album full of them....[The album's] production standout is 'Mars' where the chorus impossibly melds slow keyboards, fast bully chants, stutter drums, and Kelis' angled wailings with lyrics that involve refusing to leave the planet..."Entertainment Weekly (1/7/00, p.68) - "...fleshes out her persona with petulant sass and roller-rink whimsy, pegging her romantic maturity halfway between Brandy and Mary J....what lingers are the minimalist staccato beats from production duo the Neptunes..." - Rating: B+Q (1/01, p.93) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000" - "...Refreshing, vibrant and replete with futuristic flourishes..."Q (4/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...an inspired debut....[She] establishes herself as a solo artist with an album that packs punches of the Mike Tyson variety and oozes confidence from every beat..."CMJ (12/20/99, p.21) - "...one of the hottest R&B debuts of 1999....a full spectrum of moods and tempos...bound together by Kelis' reflective lyrics and the rubber soul production of the Neptunes..."Melody Maker (3/28/00, p.48) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Pop's best mad psycho-bitch from hell. She does possess a demonic godzilla-with-toothache roar....brilliantly futuristic..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.96) - "...The producers possibly see themselves as the new Jimmy Jam-Terry Lewis. She is their Mary Davis. The material veers from hard looks at rocky relationships...to, oh dear, UFOs....Best track is 'Ghetto Children', a positive, uptempo song with catchy chorus, crisp rap and a strong echo of Stevie Wonder."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.77) - Ranked #10 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (2/26/00, p.35) - 9 out of 10 - "...a futuristic, visionary, multi-layered work of R&B, funk, soul and rap, furnished with an inspirational, psychedelic spirituality, rarely seen but desperately needed in these cynical times....We need more like this."1.466598

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Rolling Stone (4/4/96, p.60) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...using samples, loops, and scratches--with standard funk bass and beats--FLC stake a larger claim on hip-hop tools than G. Love [& Special Sauce] ever attempted..."Q (7/96, p.110) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a vibrant splatterfest of urban hip hop, full of stomping beats, razor sharp ribald lyrics, fresh and frazzled samples and a compellingly crunchy set of melodies....They play fast and loose with wise-guy iconography against a crisp and bouncy backbeat..."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #21 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.NME (Magazine) (6/29/96, p.54) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Where there should be grimaces, there are grins. Where there should be realism, there is surrealism....shooting out increasing bizarre shades of nonsense...as blissfully screwed up as it is listenable..."1.45836

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Rolling Stone (5/14/92, p.105) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...the pioneers of noise pop (3 chords and a distortion pedal) are still building castles of fuzz...J&M Chain work their terrain with indefatigable enthusiasm..."Spin (5/92, p.76) - Highly RecommendedQ (5/92, p.80) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Snake-eyed, arrogant and tall in the saddle, HONEY'S DEAD is an album at one with dynamic, imagery and amplifiers alike...pretty damn excellent..."Option (July-Aug./92, p.109) - "...The Jesus & Mary Chain cuts loose once again with a squalor of sound...this is the roar of a shimmering locomotive, powerful, sleek, vibrant and black..."Musician (5/92, p.89) - "...the band's appeal remains the combination of sloppily loud but essentially appealing licks and naughty, unfocused (i.e. druggy) lyrics..."1.45836

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]ven Disc Two hits hard, especially `Broken Language' by Smoothe Da Hustler and Trigger, who trade off barrages packed with violent images and a love of phonetics."Spin (p.106) - "These days, it's almost hard to remember that rap was ever so funny, strange, and open to possibilities....So many of their singles turned out to be touchstones..."Q (Magazine) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jeckyll and Hyde are just two of many forgotten names scattered across this vibrant two-disc flashback to the era of Kangol berets..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[F]resh blood like Nine and Camp Lo ensured they stayed relevant to the very last, leaving a legacy that's as satisfyingly deep as it is brilliant."1.45658

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t delivers power-chord-packed electropop....It's supercatchy..."Entertainment Weekly (p.137) - "[The storytelling] is unfalteringly vibrant, loaded with righteous anger, irreverence, and a clear eye for the darker side....Pink's uniquely torqued confessionals permeate every song..." -- Grade: ABillboard (p.36) - "Feisty and fun as always, the singer manages to balance the mature charge of motherhood without sacrificing the danceable pop rock that brought her to the party."1.431948

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Rolling Stone (p.71) - "DONA GOT A RAMBLIN' MIND is dazzling in its velocity and virtuosity..."Dirty Linen (p.48) - "[T]hey represent the hope for rebirth and continuation of a vibrant, exciting genre....Every note exudes excitement and vitality."Living Blues (p.33) - "The music the Chocolate Drops make is good-timey and danceable, with a rugged undercurrent of hard-bitten wisdom contained in the lyrics."No Depression (p.96) - "Their debut discs brims with exuberance. Tackling sixteen traditional songs -- some well-known, others obscure -- the group transcends any whiff of novelty while conjuring up a bygone era."1.302659

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"...Dazzling..."Sight and Sound "...TOMMY virtually explodes with excitement on the screen....The performers are extravagantly fine..."New York Times "...The Who's rock opera TOMMY was an apt screen subject for director Ken Russell's visual bombast..."USA Today "[R]edeemed by the performances of Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed, interesting cameos from Elton John and Tina Turner, and a stylish sense of design."Uncut "[I]t's better enjoyed as a sequence of lurid performances of Who songs..."Mojo "[I]t's still a powerful experience, musically and visually....The music has the ferocity of a Who live performance..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club0.5294601

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