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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."19.92745

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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."8.112743

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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."7.633323

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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."7.587602

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Rolling Stone (3/18/04, p.72) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Oldham doesn't cover so much as reinvent spare Palace tunes such as "Ohio River Boat Song" and "Gulf Shores" into lush countrypolitian numbers."Spin (p.108) - "[M]ost of these jaunty retoolings are a rhinestone-studded joy." - Grade: B+Uncut (4/04, p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[P]ossibly the most straightforwardly enjoyable album Oldham has produced thus far....He sounds more human, less theatrical, touchingly direct."Uncut (p.76) - Ranked #43 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] stunning collection of wryly provocative country ballads with a blackly humorous twist."CMJ (3/15/04, p.4) - "[H]is now-solid voice is confident, as though years of inexplicable yearning have made him wiser....Oldham's disenchantment has finally been refigured into a brilliant new eloquence."Dirty Linen (p.83) - "These sounds are amazingly fresh, vibrant, and a breath of fresh air..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/04, p.126) - "[B]eefed up country-style with big guitars, rollicking piano, fiddling fiddles and loud pedal steel....An agreeable curio..."7.573854

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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."5.799864

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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.."4.939607

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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-Times4.521467

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"[With] moments of inventiveness and wit..." Ultimate DVD "[T]he kind of life lessons that usually gum up the fun go down as easily as jelly beans in THE ANT BULLY, an effortlessly clever animated confection..." Entertainment Weekly "Stirring classical music accompanies scenes of flying insects swooping in on the ants....The action should appeal to children."Sight and Sound "[T]he CGI-created earthbound universe that Lucas is dragged down into is a lively environment full of energy, excitement and cultural heritage..."Box Office "[The] details are very well resolved, with fine textures looking very realistic. Colors are vibrant and realistic..."Widescreen Review3.805065

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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 Sound3.452261

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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 Sound3.452261

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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..."3.092232

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Down Beat (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his was a period where older highlife styles co-existed with newly emerging Afro-rock sounds....The tendency of the musicians to mix and match styles and approaches here seems like a defining characteristic."Dirty Linen (p.57) - "You can hear psychedelic organ on the Nigerian Police Force Band's 'Asiko Ni Ni' and early Soweto influences drifting into the vibrant guitar of Easy Kabaka Brown..."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.42) - "NIGERIA SPECIAL is, quite simply, the most unusual and consistently jaw-dropping collection of lost diamonds you'll probably ever encounter, this year or any year."Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Of particular note are a number of elegiac, bluesy beauties that slow the pace to a languid crawl....NIGERIA SPECIAL is an aural and design classic."Pitchfork (Website) - "Taken as a whole, the comp itself is as revelatory as it is incessantly enjoyable. Pop history has rarely gone down so painlessly."The Beat (Magazine) (p.43) - "Force 7 for one on 'Asiko Mi Ni' stake their claim to international music justice....[With] clave and congas, heavy bottom traps, [and] a military snare roll..."3.042846

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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..."3.000631

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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..."2.655351

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JazzTimes (11/96, p.73) - "...Peter White...stays for the most part with the light R&B colors in his palette. This renders many of the tracks on CARAVAN OF DREAMS, which are melodic, upbeat and likable--ready for `smooth jazz' radio play. However, White's vibrant, creative side emerges on the more adventurous pieces..."1.939025

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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."1.763488

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Dirty Linen (6-7/99, p.63) - "...a uniquely personal document, which shows a vibrant spirit that transcends his physical frailties in performance..."Living Blues (7-8/99, pp.86-7) - "...these life-affirming 1991 recordings are the best from his autumnal career."1.75727

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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."1.735099

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Paste (magazine) - "There is truth in Mahalia Jackson's vibrant contralto. Joy. Beauty. Strength. Sadness. Spirituality and redemption."1.517205

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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..."1.502035

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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."1.471367

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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..."1.471133

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JazzTimes (p.97) - "With a voice as bright and inviting as a ray of sunshine yet as arresting as a lightning bolt, Andrade enriches the vibrant Cape Verdean tradition of morna..."Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.43) - "[H]er music is undoubtedly cosmopolitian -- sophisticated and intimate at times, but still folksy and even pop-oriented when it counts."1.457489

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Vibe (June 2002, p.155) - 4 out of 5 - "A cornucopia of moody remixes, vibrant live performances, and lovingly reconstructed demos....an ethereal journey that's surprisingly jazzier than his cooler-than-cool masterpiece...SAO PAULO CONFESSIONS..."1.456129

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Spin (p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] lulls you along with its sparsely melodic tinkering and blippy slow burn."Entertainment Weekly (p.66) - "Hushed vocals describe pastoral landscapes....Mostly acoustic instruments hum and pierce with precise sincerity." -- Grade: A-CMJ - "Meandering, melodramatic folk music rarely sounds as vibrant and vital as this UK band's stunning debut."Q (Magazine) (p.126) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] perfect distillation of creatively experimental folk music in the UK today."Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Modal, major chords and studiedly English, unison vocal chorales also pervade, punctuated by more troubadour-like paeans to everyday intimacies..."1.448165

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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."1.442743

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Entertainment Weekly (p.60) - "Together, they prove bluegrass' structures were ripe for loosening up after all." -- Grade: B+Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.45) - "[B]eautiful, vibrant and sure to please roots obsessives, casual country fans and just about anybody else. A great record."1.434924

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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..."1.42267

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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..."1.414354

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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."1.413388

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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'..."1.412905

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Q (1/94, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...The performances are seamless without being anodyne and the revisitings of Beatles classics are genuinely vibrant and uncluttered with modern twaddle...."Stereo Review (3/94, p.98) - Performance: Value For Money / Recording: Adequate - "...It's a real live album, complete with bum notes and foibles that make it more human....early Beatles stuff is wonderful..."1.412905

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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."1.403987

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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."1.402054

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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..."1.394419

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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."1.393784

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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."1.392818

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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."1.392818

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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..."1.3855

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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..."1.384134

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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."1.382015

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Entertainment Weekly (10/22/00, p.79) - "There's always room for another good singer, however conservative, in the jazz pool, and Monheit fits the bill..." - Rating: BDown Beat (9/00, p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...A nicely understated debut that bodes well for an ingenue. Her voice is airy, sweet and soft...yet she can set it on edge..."JazzTimes (12/00, p.128) - "...Monheit has a rich, vibrant voice and strong musical instincts..."0.5630542

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3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere....DREAMGIRLS is a movie that has everything: a blazing new star in Jennifer Hudson, a riveting, revitalized Eddie Murphy, a hot-lick score...[and] a timely story..."Rolling Stone "[W]hen was the last time you saw a first-time film actress upstage an Oscar winner, a pop diva and a movie star of long standing? Ms. Hudson is not going anywhere. She has arrived."New York Times "DREAMGIRLS is the rare movie musical with real rapture in it....[The editing] works in beautiful smooth tandem with the whooshing, darting camera." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "DREAMGIRLS is a movie you take to heart."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "Murphy delivers easily his best work to date in a role that perfectly utilises his wise-cracking persona, earthy singing voice and steadily advancing years."Total Film "[T]he greatest pleasure comes from its honesty as a musical....[With] great spangly extravaganzas of glam and glory, fireworks and frocks."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "Packed with big production numbers and dazzling cinematography, this movie is sequin-sharp and note perfect..."Ultimate DVD0.534923

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"[W]hen was the last time you saw a first-time film actress upstage an Oscar winner, a pop diva and a movie star of long standing? Ms. Hudson is not going anywhere. She has arrived."New York Times "DREAMGIRLS is the rare movie musical with real rapture in it....[The editing] works in beautiful smooth tandem with the whooshing, darting camera." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "DREAMGIRLS is a movie you take to heart."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere....DREAMGIRLS is a movie that has everything: a blazing new star in Jennifer Hudson, a riveting, revitalized Eddie Murphy, a hot-lick score...[and] a timely story..."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "Murphy delivers easily his best work to date in a role that perfectly utilises his wise-cracking persona, earthy singing voice and steadily advancing years."Total Film "[T]he greatest pleasure comes from its honesty as a musical....[With] great spangly extravaganzas of glam and glory, fireworks and frocks."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "Packed with big production numbers and dazzling cinematography, this movie is sequin-sharp and note perfect..."Ultimate DVD0.534923

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"[W]hen was the last time you saw a first-time film actress upstage an Oscar winner, a pop diva and a movie star of long standing? Ms. Hudson is not going anywhere. She has arrived."New York Times "DREAMGIRLS is the rare movie musical with real rapture in it....[The editing] works in beautiful smooth tandem with the whooshing, darting camera." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "DREAMGIRLS is a movie you take to heart."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere....DREAMGIRLS is a movie that has everything: a blazing new star in Jennifer Hudson, a riveting, revitalized Eddie Murphy, a hot-lick score...[and] a timely story..."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "Murphy delivers easily his best work to date in a role that perfectly utilises his wise-cracking persona, earthy singing voice and steadily advancing years."Total Film "[T]he greatest pleasure comes from its honesty as a musical....[With] great spangly extravaganzas of glam and glory, fireworks and frocks."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "Packed with big production numbers and dazzling cinematography, this movie is sequin-sharp and note perfect..."Ultimate DVD0.534923

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