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Spin (p.90) - "This scholarly 26-song 2004 compilation documents the century-long tradition of contraband-running ballads..."Dirty Linen (p.66) - "You'd be hard-pressed to find a better documented project, which makes this an essential purchase for anyone who's interested in mid-20th-century Mexican music."0.1838653

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.65) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Entertainment Weekly (10/8/93, p.55) - "...Brown singing these ballads and torch songs provides an emotionallly nourishing experience....Her honesty and craftsmanship should give her a shot at another Grammy..."Down Beat (12/93, p.38) - 4.5 stars - Very Good - "...Ruth Brown's latest captures her spirit of sincerity better than any of her recordings since a long-ago meeting with Thad Jones and Mel Lewis...even the spaces Brown leaves between phrases are supercharged with meaning...."0.1470922

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JazzTimes (9/97, p.65) - "...A word to anyone who passes on the two-disc FENCEWALK: THE ANTHOLOGY: you're missing out....Mandrill did it all; if you aren't hip to them, here's your chance to get with it."Vibe (5/97, p.124) - "...essential listening for hip-hop nationals, contemporary R&B fans, and rockers alike....delivered streetwise funk, sweet soul ballads, pan-Latin jams, and virile guitar rock with equal authority..."0.1470922

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.56) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (10/17/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Guns N' Roses fire on all comers and take no prisoners..."Rolling Stone - 4 Stars - Excellent - "..Guns N' Roses fire on all comers and take no prisoners."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "There were huge ballads, orchestral behemoths and an appearance from Alice Cooper."New York Times (Publisher) (9/15/91) - "...Finally, the baddest boys in rock are back on record--and nearly as confused, abused, defensive and defiant as ever...."New York Times (Publisher) (9/15/91) - "Finally, the baddest boys in rock are back on record--and nearly as confused, abused, defensive and defiant as ever."0.1287057

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.50) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (9/5/91) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Several songs...seem destined to become hard-rock classics....[They] effectively bridg[e] the gap between commercial metal and the much harder thrash of Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth..."Spin (9/99, p.146) - Ranked #52 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (9/91) - Highly Recommended - "...A burnished black gem..."Spin (p.89) - "This record's diamond-tipped tuneage stripped the band's melancholy guitar excess down to melodic, radio-ready bullets and ballads."Entertainment Weekly (8/16/91) - "...Rock's preeminent speed-metal cyclone...Metallica may have invented a new genre: progressive thrash..." - Rating: B+Q (8/00, p.127) - Included in Q's "Best Metal Albums Of All Time" - "...Transformed them from cult metal heroes into global superstars....bringing a little refinement to their undoubted power..."Melody Maker (12/91) - Ranked #16 in Melody Maker's list of the top 30 albums of 1991 - "...In a committed move away from their thrash roots, METALLICA was slower, less complicated, and probably twice as heavy as anything they'd done before..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.55) - "[The album] that propelled them out of the metal ghetto to true mainstream global rock superstardom."0.09193264

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.66) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (10/2/97, pp.53-54) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...TIME's perspective is that of an outsider speaking to an absent confidant....a more fully realized version of OH MERCY....Dylan has made a coherent, sonically striking but equally subdued ensemble album..."Spin (9/99, p.134) - Ranked #29 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/98, p.86) - Ranked #5 on Spin's list of the "Top 20 Albums Of The Year."Spin (12/97, p.154) - 9 (out of 10) - "...the whole shebang is pretty terrific, stuffed with the fun freedom of train-song rhythms; swampy, organ-studded soul; boyish ballads; and worn-out blues. Hearing them all, you get the sense of a loner's road trip....These are the thoughts of a pilgrim, and he's headed to the grave..."Entertainment Weekly (10/03/97, pp.80-82) - "...Dylan's songwriting is at once blissfully assured and gleefully uneven throughout....Dylan sounds lively, even playful--in no way is this album a downer. It sounds as if, at 56, he can't wait to be a full-fledged old codger..." - Rating: A+Q (10/01, p.67) - Ranked #24 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"Q (12/99, p.92) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (1/98, p.112) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.67) - Ranked #4 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Quivering guitar tremolos and crepuscular keyboards frame a cavalcade of blues-inflected poignancy..."NME (Magazine) (9/27/97, p.55) - 8 (out of 10) - "...his most intriguing album for quite a few years....The songs slow-crawl with the finest licks money can buy..."0.07354611

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Rolling Stone (1/23/97, p.44) - Ranked #6 on Rolling Stone's list of the "Ten Best Albums" of 1996.Rolling Stone (11/14/96, pp.111-112) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Tweedy and his band break free from the confines of the narrow Tupelo legacy by exploring the nuances of noise and atmosphere....a product of ambitious versatility, particularly in the string-band textures conjured by...Max Johnston..."Spin (11/96, pp.122-123) - 7 (out of 10) - "...trades unity in for riskier mood swings....For all his banjo-loving folksiness, he understands a simple secret: That rock'n'roll was invented to fly in the face of country's qualms...to offer a few hot little minutes of joy..."Entertainment Weekly (10/25/96, p.116) - "...Leader Jeff Tweedy's new songs--a sprawling mix of moody late-night ballads, and infectious pop-rock tunes--confront adult insecurities forthrightly and tunefully and document the maturation of a good band into a potentially great one." - Rating: AQ (1/98, p.115) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (3/01, p.104) - Included in A.P.'s "10 Essential Alt-Country Albums" - "An eclectic, genre-shifting double-CD....BEING THERE covers much of the 1970s FM dial, yet displays consistent prowess on all stations."Magnet (p.114) - "BEING THERE is a straight-up celebration of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle."Option (11-12/96, p.89) - "...Tweedy doesn't rehash country cliches; he gets inside and makes them real....awkward but self-assured, lingering with a supreme melancholy that's offset by humor and humility and hope....doesn't so much introduce a new Wilco sound as document the process of searching for one..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #14 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #37 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.0.07354611

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.60) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (8/11/94, p.66) - 3 1/2 Stars - Good Plus - "...a bittersweet collection of fist-clenched confessions...brooding ballads about regret, resignation and, ultimately, resolution...her abillity to write about intensely personal--and often painful--moments without romanticizing them shows that the wide-eyed farm girl...is now pondering issues that make the difference between healing and merely coping..."Spin (12/94, p.76) - Ranked #3 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of '94' - "...Iris DeMent's preserved twang and suspended orchestrations unlock gospel and country for rock fans, offering unbreakable gentleness as a modern epiphany about rural values..."Entertainment Weekly (4/15/94, p.58) - "...her outlook is cautious and unwaveringly bleak....MY LIFE is an aural chronicle of a breakdown, of a human being shattering into shards....No average country troubador, DeMent is a backwoods Emily Dickinson...." - Rating: A-Option (10/94, pp.98-99) - "...MY LIFE isn't quite diverse as DeMent's debut, but it's every bit as powerful..."Musician (5/94, p.70) - "...There are moments [on MY LIFE] that are so childishly wide-eyed, so emotionally true that they're almost heartbreaking....DeMent warbles her reminiscences in a voice so crystalline it might've risen from the church pews--or maybe a scratchy old Carter Family record...."Village Voice (2/28/95) - Ranked #18 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.Sing Out! (11-12/94-1/95, p.142) - "...DeMent's singing, with its pure mountain quality, sounds somewhat more confident now than on the first recording. So does her songwriting..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/5/95, p.C15) - Included on Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94 - "...Songs of love, loss and emotional survival [that] have the cutting simplicity and directness of classic country."NME (Magazine) (4/30/94, p.39) - 6 - Good - "...when you get to hear the industrial strength, emotion and resilience...you know that Iris and her big heart will survive the very toughest of times..."0.07354611

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.74) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (9/7/95, pp.71-72) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...makes the nasty rhythms bubbling underneath his multilayered love songs seem old and new as the same time....a reminder of where R&B has been and, if the genre is to resurrect its creative relevance like a phoenix rising from the ashes, where it needs to go..."Spin (10/95, p.116) - 8 (out of 10) - "...he applies the lesson of sampling --savoring essence while still messing with meaning--in the service of soul's integrationist spirit....the true inheritor of...'70s soul men...for a...substantial reason: he's proven himself...adept in the mysteries of the groove."Entertainment Weekly (6/30-7/7/95, p.100) - "Love--both sugary sweet and delightfully nasty--is what D'Angelo's debut serves up....Husky bedroom oohs and ahhs segue effortlessly into airy, retro-styled ballads, suggesting late nights and dimmed lights." - Rating: AVibe (8/95, p.125) - "...determined to give pre-hip hop forms like blues, soul, gospel, and jazz a mid-'90s vibe....inhabits his songs from odd angles, without non-stop Vandross-style aural showmanship....Most of this important debut is a joy to listen to..."Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #21 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.54) - Ranked #97 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "BROWN SUGAR is a deep, dope-fuelled meditation on love, sex and betrayal..."NME (Magazine) (7/22/95, p.50) - 9 (out of 10) - "...D'Angelo's downbeat world blurs the borders..., kicking over the traces of the genre game and shrugging, demanding that you...just absorb the sultry atmosphere he sets up with his little-more-than-nothing beats and Russian doll vocals....a major, major record..."0.07354611

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he best mid-Seventies record of 2006, a rabid, ingenious para-phrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock's golden age of bombast."Rolling Stone (p.104) - Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "My Chemical Romance rev up the pathos with an arena-ripe panache..."Spin (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a savage, heartfelt, at times hilarious goth-mosh emopera..."Spin (p.62) - Ranked #5 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[A]n orchestrated spiral of punk-goth, classic rock, Salvation Army bands, and high school musicals."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[U]plifting, ambitious, and at times riotously enjoyable....Pristinely produced by regular Green Day collaborator Rob Cavallo, this album is not just the band's most adventurous, but also its best." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #3 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "PARADE stands as one of the most cohesive, engaging rock records of 2006."Q (p.147) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey've concocted a startlingly ambitious concept album, complete with Queen-inspired solos, windswept piano ballads and Sgt Pepper-style vaudeville."Q (p.123) - Ranked #32 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "A major new band had arrived."Alternative Press (p.179) - "What's really engaging is that THE BLACK PARADE is a concept album about death, yet even the most weepy sentiments are delivered with a swagger, a blistering guitar lead or a joyful, bouncy cadence."Alternative Press (p.136) - Included in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums Of 2006".Kerrang (Magazine) (p.10/14/2006) - "[W]hen THE BLACK PARADE reveals its secrets to you, you'll be dazzled by its brilliance."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.69) - Ranked #4 in Kerrang's "20 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[T]his was punk rock in glorious Technicolor."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A record riddled with blood-soaked riffs, morbid lyricism and the biggest of conceptual game plans..."0.07354611

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Rolling Stone (p.69) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he best mid-Seventies record of 2006, a rabid, ingenious para-phrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock's golden age of bombast."Rolling Stone (p.104) - Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "My Chemical Romance rev up the pathos with an arena-ripe panache..."Spin (p.95) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a savage, heartfelt, at times hilarious goth-mosh emopera..."Spin (p.62) - Ranked #5 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[A]n orchestrated spiral of punk-goth, classic rock, Salvation Army bands, and high school musicals."Entertainment Weekly (p.70) - "[U]plifting, ambitious, and at times riotously enjoyable....Pristinely produced by regular Green Day collaborator Rob Cavallo, this album is not just the band's most adventurous, but also its best." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #3 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "PARADE stands as one of the most cohesive, engaging rock records of 2006."Q (p.147) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey've concocted a startlingly ambitious concept album, complete with Queen-inspired solos, windswept piano ballads and Sgt Pepper-style vaudeville."Q (p.123) - Ranked #32 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "A major new band had arrived."Alternative Press (p.179) - "What's really engaging is that THE BLACK PARADE is a concept album about death, yet even the most weepy sentiments are delivered with a swagger, a blistering guitar lead or a joyful, bouncy cadence."Alternative Press (p.136) - Included in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums Of 2006".Kerrang (Magazine) (p.10/14/2006) - "[W]hen THE BLACK PARADE reveals its secrets to you, you'll be dazzled by its brilliance."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.69) - Ranked #4 in Kerrang's "20 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[T]his was punk rock in glorious Technicolor."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "A record riddled with blood-soaked riffs, morbid lyricism and the biggest of conceptual game plans..."0.07354611

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