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Spin (10/96, pp.135-136) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Still proudly displaying a 'socialism of the heart,' he's more interested than ever in how the politics of love and state affect the unseen choices of people just trying to get by..."Entertainment Weekly (9/20/96, pp.82-83) - "...Refreshing, grown-up, and cuddly all at the same time." - Rating: BQ (10/96, p.154) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...signals a significant return to his folk roots. The sound is more earthy and unfussy, the sentiment stripped down....Bragg's most sensitive set, mostly one-man playable, reflective paeans to a lost age..."Alternative Press (1/97, p.65) - 5 (out of 5) - "You know where you stand with Billy Bragg. A good tune, a few plays on words, strong sentiments and at least one classic song on every record....'Northern Industrial Town'...is as good a modern folk song as has been written lately..."Musician (2/97, p.124) - "Having become a parent since his last album five years ago, Bragg wants to balance his political and personal commitments....He's also a witty observer of the purely social..."NME (Magazine) (9/14/96, p.53) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Fatherhood--the event that's kept him out of pop so long--has clearly mellowed him. But this is no Dadrock album, it's more Kindlyunclerock: terminally old-fashioned yet always relevant; occasionally a bit of an embarrassment, but never likely to forget your birthday..."47.63287

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Spin (4/02, p.117) - 7 out of 10 - "...Bragg has whipped up another one of his trademark dilemmas: a worldbeat record about the terrors of globalization....ENGLAND's exoticism is offset by plenty of tough and tender ballads, and even the most stridently worldbeat numbers are joyous, well-made, and never patronizing..."Entertainment Weekly (3/8/02, p.74) - "...As always, he keeps one eye on class consciousness as he works the roots-pop angle..." - Rating: B-Q (3/02, p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...It's more of an anti-Britpop album, a rail against a warm-beer-and-cricket version of Englishness....the music incorporates everything from ska to Afrobeat to Algerian folk song..."Alternative Press (4/02, p.68) - 9 out of 10 - "...ENGLAND feels like a jam session-bluesy keyboard lines and guitar riffs busk with soul-inflected harmonies, would-music percussion and complex, exotic rhythms..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/02, p.114) - "...This is Billy Bragg as known and loved by many..."28.57973

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Melody Maker (10/5/96, p.49) - "...a blast through American life as seen trhough the eyes of four `wacky' blokes. Song topics range from alcoholism to farm machinery and make for an all-round bumper wheeze..."0.4952202

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]here are softer, subtler electronic textures and a real sense of reflection....Out of the blustering powerpop, there's a beating heart steadily emerging."0.3397756

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Q (3/02, p.131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...For parents and kids both....Guthrie wrote so many great working man's anthems it's easy to forget thet the songs he wrote for his kids were equally touching..."0.2883091

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Uncut (p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey sound magnificently otherworldly....An exotic, quixotic alternative to the current climate of bloke-rock orthodoxy."Magnet (p.91) - "The Casady sisters' voices whisper intimately, cheap drum machines back slow harp arpeggios, odd sounds surface and submerge."The Wire (p.55) - "NOAH'S ARK retains their beautiful otherness while coming across as more focused and confident."The Wire (p.45) - Included in The Wire's "2005 Rewind: 50 Records Of The Year."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he sisters make merry with harps, light operatic descants and witchy shrieking....CocoRosie sound, blissfully, like no one else."0.282983

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Alternative Press (7/95, p.84) - Ranked #33 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...If it weren't for these blokes, it would be hard to imagine Pavement's charmed existence..."The Wire (p.68) - "The songs are big and beaty and alterno-disco primed, subversively in sync with prevailing trends."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #95 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (9/25/93, p.19) - Ranked #22 in NME's list of the `50 Greatest Albums Of The '80s.'Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "John Leckie's production feels well placed....The star here is the album....Exemplary work from all involved."Uncut (magazine) (p.98) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Here, in all their menacing, utilitarian finery, is arguably the band's strongest configuration..."0.2122372

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