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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."32.39893

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Uncut (p.126) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 44 tracks cover just about every important nook and cranny of The Byrds' illustrious career..."28.80062

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Uncut (p.126) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 44 tracks cover just about every important nook and cranny of The Byrds' illustrious career..."24.79143

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.124) - Ranked #117 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[D]ressing Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard songs in steel guitar and rock & roll drive, setting the stage for country rock."Rolling Stone (6/12/97, p.114) - "...Remixed and reshuffled, with Gram Parsons' vocals front and center, this sparkling reissue gives revisionist history a good name..."Rolling Stone (9/14/68, p.20) - "...The material they've chosen to record, or rather, the way they perform the material, is simple, relaxed and folky. It's not pretentious, it's pretty. The musicianship is excellent..."Rolling Stone (6/12/97, p.114) - "...Remixed and reshuffled, with Gram Parsons' vocals front and center, this sparkling reissue gives revisionist history a good name..."Rolling Stone (9/14/68, p.20) - "...The material they've chosen to record, or rather, the way they perform the material, is simple, relaxed and folky. It's not pretentious, it's pretty. The musicianship is excellent..."Entertainment Weekly (4/4/97, pp.81-82) - "...sounds sharper [than the original pressing]...and outtakes featuring Gram Parsons add a rustic postscript. Anyone taken with the '90s alt-country of Wilco should visit this more authentic RODEO..." - Rating: AEntertainment Weekly (4/4/97, pp.81-82) - "...sounds sharper [than the original pressing]...and outtakes featuring Gram Parsons add a rustic postscript. Anyone taken with the '90s alt-country of Wilco should visit this more authentic RODEO..." - Rating: AQ (9/00, p.134) - Included in Q's "Best Alt.Country Albums Of All Time".Q (4/97, p.140) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...their most influential album, a landmark at a crucial junction on pop's long, dusty road..."Q (1/04, p.130) - 5 stars out of 5 - "[S]pawning several generations of rockers who were a lil' bit country."Q (9/00, p.134) - Included in Q's "Best Alt.Country Albums Of All Time".Q (4/97, p.140) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...their most influential album, a landmark at a crucial junction on pop's long, dusty road..."Down Beat (8/97, p.61) - 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...the best of the pack....a full immersion into bluegrass, country and gospel..."Down Beat (8/97, p.61) - 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...the best of the pack....a full immersion into bluegrass, country and gospel..."Dirty Linen (12/03, p.59) - "...Without a doubt the album most influential for generations of musicians interested in fusing country and rock..."Dirty Linen (12/03, p.59) - "...Without a doubt the album most influential for generations of musicians interested in fusing country and rock..."Musician (6/97, p.86) - "...there was a time before the Eagles, when the Byrds made the steel guitar acceptable to hippies...The 20-bit remastering seems to add overtones to everything without adding anything to the price, and the five extra cuts...offer an illuminating glimpse into how they worked..."Musician (6/97, p.86) - "...there was a time before the Eagles, when the Byrds made the steel guitar acceptable to hippies...The 20-bit remastering seems to add overtones to everything without adding anything to the price, and the five extra cuts...offer an illuminating glimpse into how they worked..."Blender (Magazine) (p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t now sounds like a prophecy of the way Nashville and L.A. embraced each other in the '70s."24.18666

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t ploughs a similar country furrow to The Byrds' then-just-released SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO, but with more emphasis on the kind of yearning ballads which Gram Parson would later sing with Emmylou Harris..."0.5522014

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Who Needs Who More' takes off like the Byrds' 'Eight Miles High' in a funnel cloud....Passionate, yowling guitar rock at its best."0.5522014

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Q (1/95, p.268) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "How come The Byrds' best songs still sound completely wonderful? How come, despite the fact that Roger McGuinn's jangly 12-string Rickenbacker has been imitated inside out...it still sounds immediately, immaculately unique?....Sublime's too good of a word. Superb isn't."0.4601679

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Q (1/95, p.268) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "How come The Byrds' best songs still sound completely wonderful? How come, despite the fact that Roger McGuinn's jangly 12-string Rickenbacker has been imitated inside out...it still sounds immediately, immaculately unique?....Sublime's too good of a word. Superb isn't."0.4601679

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Paste (magazine) - "At their best, they channel the kind of chiming Byrds-influenced jangle propagated by artists like Big Star and The Raspberries..."0.4250849

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "BLUE PINE TREES reveals a band in thrall to the keening, glittering textures of the Clarence White-era Byrds..."0.3719493

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Rolling Stone (6/22/72, p.54) - "...they'll stand proudly right next to the best recordings of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Burrito Brothers, and the other premier Los Angeles groups..."0.3719493

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[E]veryone is on their best behavior here, subdued in service of some of McCaughey's more somber songs, mostly in mellow country-rock mode that hovers somewhere between the Byrds and Big Star."0.3719493

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Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[N]ow you can hear Sixties psych rock and Nineties Brit pop in their sound....'Ocean' is the best Byrds tune Oasis never wrote..."0.3719493

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Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Songs like 'High On Love' evoke the California dreamtime of The Byrds, all wistful harmonies and keening chords..."0.3719493

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Uncut (pp.121-122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Trading in the same jangle-folk as contemporaries The Byrds, they were actually a vehicle for journeyman songwriters Steve Barri and PF Sloan."0.3719493

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."0.3253878

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Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.126) - Ranked #124 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Hillman bloomed as a writer, simultaneously reviving the Byrds' early magic and foreshadowing their adventures in country rock..."Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (12/94, p.158) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...flawed Byrds masterpiece...a seamless blend of psychedelia, C&W, rock and jazz. These American Beatles were never in better form..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...As haphazard as all false divinities, maybe The Byrds kissed the sky mostly by accident. It doesn't matter. You can still find them up there."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "Seems unfair to do this reissue a mere four years after you dropped a pile of money on the box set, but whatever `20-bit remastering' means, I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #98 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 10 (out of 10) - "...a work of genius....a sprawling multi-flavoured blow out..."0.3253878

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Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (7/96, p.134) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...The Byrds took a plane to the knots and gnarls in the orginals and fashioned records that smoothly embodied the romance of rebellion and the exhilaration of escape..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...`Mr. Tambourine Man' gave them both a Number One single and a record worthy of their sound, which was blue sky and tears of milk..."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 7 (out of 10) - "...The Byrds...took rock music on an astral flight which everybody from Big Star to REM to John Squire have never come down from. MR. TAMBOURINE MAN...still bears up..."0.2761007

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Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: B+Q (7/96, p.134) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...The Byrds took a plane to the knots and gnarls in the orginals and fashioned records that smoothly embodied the romance of rebellion and the exhilaration of escape..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...`Mr. Tambourine Man' gave them both a Number One single and a record worthy of their sound, which was blue sky and tears of milk..."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."NME (Magazine) (5/11/96, p.46) - 7 (out of 10) - "...The Byrds...took rock music on an astral flight which everybody from Big Star to REM to John Squire have never come down from. MR. TAMBOURINE MAN...still bears up..."0.2761007

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cooley wrote six out of 13 here - and batted 1.000, moving successfully from bashed-out pop to bar-Byrds heartbreakers and honky-tonk piano blues that can barely keep on its stool."Paste (magazine) - "ENGLISH OCEANS is a triumph for the Drive-By Truckers, one that capitalizes on Hood and Cooley's strengths as songwriters..."0.265678

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Cooley wrote six out of 13 here - and batted 1.000, moving successfully from bashed-out pop to bar-Byrds heartbreakers and honky-tonk piano blues that can barely keep on its stool."Paste (magazine) - "ENGLISH OCEANS is a triumph for the Drive-By Truckers, one that capitalizes on Hood and Cooley's strengths as songwriters..."0.265678

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Entertainment Weekly (6/28-7/5/96, p.106) - "...illustrates why the best Byrds music still inspires musicians....And while time hasn't enhanced the group's forays into psychedelia...there are enough keepers to make you forgive their occasional tendency to fly into walls." - Rating: BQ (7/96, p.134) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...the group's secret weapon was Gene Clark....His knowing twist on songs of teen heartbreak...have a blissful surge to them....Clark's ballads...are some of the most mature, restrained bits of music to emerge from this adolescent era..."Melody Maker (5/11/96, p.50) - Recommended - "...[Pete] Seeger's `Turn Turn Turn,' whose fervent serenity sums up the paradox at the core of The Byrds, is the second LP's cornerstone, but again Clark's exquisite ballads grip like filigreed silver handcuffs..."Musician (8/96, p.90) - "I like the sound better here. The guitar interplay emerges with greater warmth and clarity, without over-thinning the wash..."Goldmine - Very Good0.2254353

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Rolling Stone (8/16/73, p.53) - "...The related themes of discontent and movement give the album its power....It removes any doubt that McGuinn is still in possession of his creative faculties..."Entertainment Weekly (3/5/04, p.68) - "[A]n extension of his Byrds days--country-tinged rock dotted with hippie trips." - Rating: A-Uncut (5/04, p.109) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]ntermittently brilliant, not least 'My New Woman', a smeared-harmony offcut from that year's ill-fated Byrds reunion..."Dirty Linen (4/04, p.59) - "[A] new and self-confident McGuinn...more interested in belting out a rousing sea chantey like 'Heave Away' or doing a finger-pointing, folk-styled ballad..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Spaced out folk reigns on this reissue of the Byrd leader's solid 1973 solo debut."0.2254353

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.57) - Ranked #9 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[S]trong melodies were cloaked in shimmering guitars and sun-kissed harmonies..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A thing of true wonderment, it's shimmering, beatific multi-coloured coats of guitars and vocal harmonies -- think The Everly Brothers, Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash -- dress songs that primarily concern themselves with the demystification process."0.2125424

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Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hen Matthews' aching counter-melody and richer tone is added -- or, better still, leads -- HYMNS really sings."Uncut (magazine) (p.73) - "Cardinal's fine harmonised vocals and muzzy, Byrds-like melodies are still intact, but there's a DIY roughness and punk swing to 'Carbolic Smoke Ball' and 'Love Like Rain'..."0.2125424

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Spin (p.120) - "[S]hifting between singer/songwriter Rhett Miller's heartrending country and mojo-fueled power pop." - Grade: B+Alternative Press (pp.142-4) - 4 out of 5 - "On DRAG IT UP - aided by unpolished production that doesn't force them to rock faster or harder than they should - all that cleverness works better than before....Beautifully haunting and well worth the wait."CMJ (p.8) - "[G]uitarist Ken Bethea's super-reverberated riffs strut between Byrds-like warble and Uncle Tupelo-like fingerpicking with ease."0.2125424

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.57) - Ranked #9 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[S]trong melodies were cloaked in shimmering guitars and sun-kissed harmonies..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A thing of true wonderment, it's shimmering, beatific multi-coloured coats of guitars and vocal harmonies -- think The Everly Brothers, Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash -- dress songs that primarily concern themselves with the demystification process."0.2125424

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Rolling Stone (7/26/69, p.36) - "This is an eminently playable record....The vocals are warm and full...with rich, complementary harmonies....Tasteful backing accompanies the superb compositions....the result is an especially satisfying work..."Rolling Stone (7/26/69, p.36) - "This is an eminently playable record....The vocals are warm and full...with rich, complementary harmonies....Tasteful backing accompanies the superb compositions....and the result is an especially satisfying work..."Uncut (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "CSN defined themselves by chilling out and laying back, turning down the volume on the Byrds/Springfield amplifiers. In place of electric fizz and crackle came softer tones, richer layering."Dirty Linen (p.56) - "CSN showcased tight harmonies and innovative songwriting..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Every song was masterfully crafted and performed, some of the most valuable work its three principals would ever produce..."0.1859746

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Rolling Stone (4/17/03, p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...All lilting vocals and gentle acoustic fireworks....The Jayhawks' old-fashioned gift is that they can make being lost sound sort of nice..."Rolling Stone (4/17/03, p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...All lilting vocals and gentle acoustic fireworks....The Jayhawks' old-fashioned gift is that they can make being lost sound sort of nice..."Spin (5/03, p.116) - "...RAINY DAYS MUSIC returns to the Byrds nest....Gary Louris' shaky/sweet vocals suit the album's rueful vibe..." - Grade: BSpin (5/03, p.116) - "...RAINY DAYS MUSIC returns to the Byrds nest....Gary Louris' shaky/sweet vocals suit the album's rueful vibe..." - Grade: BEntertainment Weekly (4/11/03, p.76) - "...Folk-rock laced with banjos, accordions, and pedal steel, MUSIC is the roots move one suspects fans have wanted for years, its classic rock flavor echoing the Byrds, CSNY, and Poco..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (4/11/03, p.76) - "...Folk-rock laced with banjos, accordions, and pedal steel, MUSIC is the roots move one suspects fans have wanted for years, its classic rock flavor echoing the Byrds, CSNY, and Poco..." - Rating: B+Uncut (5/03, p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It's all acoustic guitars, rich jangling melodies and heavenly harmonies....Gary Louis has come up with some of his most memorable compositions..."Uncut (5/03, p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...It's all acoustic guitars, rich jangling melodies and heavenly harmonies....Gary Louis has come up with some of his most memorable compositions..."Magnet (4/03, p.94) - "...This album is buoyed by the best set of tunes since TOWN HALL; 'You Look So Young' and 'Angelyne' are as delicate and sweet as anything Louris and Co. have penned..."CMJ (04/14/03, p.8) - "...Revisits familiar territory with aplomb and enthusiasm, while letting the music do all the talking..."CMJ (04/14/03, p.8) - "...Revisits familiar territory with aplomb and enthusiasm, while letting the music do all the talking..."Dirty Linen (06-07/03, p.83) - "...A low-key effort that features delicate harmonies, recalling California relatives such as Poco and the post-Gram Parsons Burrito Brothers..."Dirty Linen (06-07/03, p.83) - "...A low-key effort that features delicate harmonies, recalling California relatives such as Poco and the post-Gram Parsons Burrito Brothers..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their new-found economy makes for some pretty lovely highpoints....Louris is unquestionably a virtuoso, playing his parts with a decorous restraint, and contributing cooing, affectingly human vocals..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.92) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Their new-found economy makes for some pretty lovely highpoints....Louris is unquestionably a virtuoso, playing his parts with a decorous restraint, and contributing cooing, affectingly human vocals..."0.1859746

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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."0.1594068

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