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Entertainment Weekly (9/29/95, p.63) - "Fifteen tracks, split between two genres....There's alternative lite....[and] heartfelt punk-pop....A daring disc with its three unsigned bands." - Rating: B+22.54204

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Alternative Press (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] 12-song collection of covers that range from classic-rock icons to obscure Spanish pop acts."Billboard (p.44) - "Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the Silence' has been transformed from a moody new wave jam into a cheerfully dance-ready, guitar-heavy ditty..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "One real triumph is Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy The Silence,' which weirdly suits them..."Paste (magazine) - "Nada Surf repurposes a dozen songs from inside and outside pop music's canon....The appropriation of other people's words works best on 'Agony of Lafitte'..."Uncut (magazine) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They turn] the wildly disparate source material into a coherent album that doubles as a tribute to their own roots in The Byrds and Big Star."3.418119

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Rolling Stone (6/22/00, pp.134-5) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...An intermittenly twangy, often trippy and, yes, generally transcendant outing....Earle keeps his material hewed to a basic theme - the universality of the blues - and finds that home truth everywhere his muse takes him..."Spin (7/00, pp.155,157) - 7 out of 10 - "...The record sounds great...[his] most ambitious yet....[He] explores some well-traveled roads: Beatlesque psychedelia; Irish reels; bluegrass....and, of course, the guns-blazin' badass stompers..."Entertainment Weekly (6/9/00, pp.78-9) - "...He's thrown open the gates. Walking through the psychedelic title track, the RUBBER SOUL-ish pop, the garage rock, and the lovely Eire-meets-Tennessee 'The Galway Girl', BLUES is his musical road map..." - Rating: A-Q (7/00, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...There is no doubt that his songwriting chops just keep getting better...proving his mastery of every country-rock style..."Magnet (1-2/01, p.44) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2000" - "...The crowning achievement of Nashville's king of the road..."Down Beat (3/01, p.73) - 4.5 out of 5 - "Th ebest of Earle's career is a brilliant melange of rootsy country, blazing rock, Irish folk, uptempo bluegrass and Beatlesque pop..."No Depression (5-6/00, pp.110-1) - "...There is much to suggest that a little less hair and a little more gut are matters of nuance, and nuance is what it's eventually all about....it is socked with good things...making loyalists glad they've been on board for the whole dang oeuvre..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.106) - "...He bares his spiritual chest...with a Lennonesque honesty and a vocal delivery that increasingly resembles Tom Petty's sub-Dylan sneer..."2.907506

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Q (5/00, p.133) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their big, clean sound and jazzy sophistication marked them out as pop chart interlopers....They shone briefly but brightly."Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.129) - "...There are enough overlooked heirlooms here to make this compilation highly worthwhile."2.559665

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Entertainment Weekly (6/12/98, p.79) - "...this beautifully arranged, fascinatingly annotated import collection establishes this British Invasion quintet as fecund power-poppers with a psychedelic steak kept in check by endearing nerdiness. In other words, a unique act, full of aching melancholy..." - Rating: A2.546135

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Rolling Stone (10/6/94, p.90) - 3.5 Stars - Good - "...[Gravediggaz] evoke the atmosphere of horror movies and ominous effects, they've also been street tested, boasting hard beats and verbal skills..."Entertainment Weekly (8/19/94, p.62) - "...The album doesn't take itself very seriously, but the flustered beats, washed in minor chords, are strangely irresistible--partly because it is all so silly..." - Rating: BQ (11/94, p.129) - 3 Stars - Good - "...The foursome use death, burial and The Grim Reaper as central themes for a chilling mid-tempo stomp through America's urban problems..."The Source (9/94, pp.91-92) - 3.5 Stars - Dope - "...No, this isn't the climax of the latest Stephen King flick or Jason, part 17. It's an image created by the Gravediggaz, one of a number of new groups combining rap with horror-movie macabre to create a genre unofficially known as `horror-core'..."The Source (9/94, pp.91-92) - 3.5 Stars - Dope - "...No, this isn't the climax of the latest Stephen King flick or Jason, part 17. It's an image created by the Gravediggaz, one of a number of new groups combining rap with horror-movie macabre to create a genre unofficially known as 'horror-core'..."Rap Pages (11/94, p.26) - 8 - "...The Gravediggaz dug up a lot of skeletons, and they told some grim stories...[now you] be the judge...but don't expect to escape the slaughter."Urban Latino (10/94, p.52) - "...Gravediggaz - four hip-hop veterans armed with bugged rhyme skills, equally bugged beats and a flair for drama, here to save hip-hop from the blahs..."NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #22 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'NME (Magazine) (9/10/94, p.46) - 8 - Excellent - "...Gravediggaz feverishly document the low life - graveyard low..."2.069092

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Melody Maker (11/1/97, p.44) - "...Mogwai fashion raw electricity into gravity-heavy melodies of impossibly sad sweetness....with massive amounts of distortion."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "A series of scathing, violent, beautiful, poignant and majestic instrumentals, it combined the attitude of punk with inspirational dynamics and pathos."Q (Magazine) (p.150) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "When, for example, 'Like Herod''s slow beats and furtive guitars explode into feedbacking rock action, this is music as continual mood swing..."Paste (magazine) (p.67) - "The 12-minute track 'Like Herod' introduces a sleepy, rolling guitar figure, which later erupts into a screeching opus of distorted, cresting guitar blasts. Such dynamic contrasts offer the record's most riveting moments..."1.582907

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Melody Maker (11/1/97, p.44) - "...Mogwai fashion raw electricity into gravity-heavy melodies of impossibly sad sweetness....with massive amounts of distortion."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "A series of scathing, violent, beautiful, poignant and majestic instrumentals, it combined the attitude of punk with inspirational dynamics and pathos."Q (Magazine) (p.150) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "When, for example, 'Like Herod''s slow beats and furtive guitars explode into feedbacking rock action, this is music as continual mood swing..."Paste (magazine) (p.67) - "The 12-minute track 'Like Herod' introduces a sleepy, rolling guitar figure, which later erupts into a screeching opus of distorted, cresting guitar blasts. Such dynamic contrasts offer the record's most riveting moments..."1.294134

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