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(Jan.-Feb./91) - "Aside from the corny cover, Bad Religion waste no time or effort as `Against The Grain' is screechingly released hot on the heels of last years punk hit `No Control' which sold so many copies, why not keep the formula untouched?...as much as I like to ignore such a massively accepted `punk' record, the exuberance of this release is kinda tuff ta' blow off."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "[H]ome to a slicker, more polished output from a band in their prime, boasting a host of classic tracks to prove it."81.51376

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Uncut (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his ranks with her best, accompanied by Bill Lee, whose delicate basslines perfectly offset her more strident guitar."64.91235

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Down Beat (11/00, pp.74-5) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...One of the busiest woodwind sidemen on the scene....The tracks that work best are those with trumpeter Nicholas Payton; they also happen to be those where the leader plays alto sax..."JazzTimes (10/00, p.97) - "...A fine work that indicates a Wilson masterpiece is forthcoming."0.232304

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Rolling Stone (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's impressive variety here: contemplative ballads...and impressionistic epics....Joel's melodic genius invites comparisons to Paul McCartney..."Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.113) - Ranked #67 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...The real pleasure here is the specificity of the lyrics in the rock songs located in New York..."Q (Magazine) (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "After four albums yielded only minor-league status, Billy JOel penned the most durable songs of his career....He was at the top of his game here."Blender (Magazine) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "A record where saxophones trump guitars and the piano is nearly the cradle of civilization, THE STRANGER cut against any number of grains in the era just after disco and punk had broken out..."0.2093391

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Entertainment Weekly (1/31/97, p.58) - "...On album No. 2, this singerless Maryland trio hybridizes better than most, eschewing the Muzak-y conventions that have already taken over trip-hop and replacing them with a blend of Wire-esque jaggedness, arena-rock machismo, and the occasional dance-friendly beat." - Rating: B+Alternative Press (4/97, p.63) - 5 (out of 5) - "...Trans Am are the only band smearing the lines between heady cerebralists, dance-club denizens and grain-alcohol-puking lamebrains..."Musician (6/97, p.90) - "...America's answer to all that Krautrock stuff...Integrating the sublime circular cadences of Neu! with the humorous logic of Kraftwerk, Trans Am fire up like a warped prog band with a tape loop fetish....Futuristic soundtracks for a wrecked transistor era."0.2093391

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"Nine years after Thompsons death, it is nearly impossible to think of his prose without conjuring visions of Mr. Steadmans drawings -- nightmarishly funny compositions in which spidery lines intersect with clouds of spilled and sprayed ink."New York Times "[The] virtue of FOR NO GOOD REASON, a documentary about Steadman, is that it puts a lot of that work up on the big screen to galvanic effect."RogerEbert.com "[I]t incorporates archival footage, reams of photographs and seemingly limitless selections of the artists alternately lurid, provocative and hilarious work..."Variety 3 stars out of 4 -- "Lovingly detailed with animated and archival imagery, FOR NO GOOD REASON shares the fine-grain layered style of its subject."Chicago Sun-Times0.2093391

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Rolling Stone (11/16/95, p.110) - 3.5 Stars - Good - "...Harris floats in some netherland amid country, rock and folk. Her latest album turns this stylistic ambiguity into a stunning virtue....a wrenching collection of songs that merges popular and historical styles like a 1990s rethink of the Band..."Entertainment Weekly (9/26/95, p.60) - "...the biggest stretch of her career....the album plucks Harris from the safe ground of pristine country ballads and acoustic rave-ups and plops her squarely in the middle of idiosyncratic, New Age-y pop rock..." - Rating: A-Q (2/96, p.64) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995 - "...a timely reminder of just how fabulous a singer Emmylou Harris is..."Musician (11/95, p.87) - "...nothing in Harris' catalog prepares a listener for the leap she takes....[she] nudges her vocals gingerly into places as if completing a complex jigsaw puzzle....There are moments...that approximate...fleeting epiphany....WRECKING BALL isn't `country music,' not by a long shot..."Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #12 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.41) - "...She steps off the edge into heavy rhythm tracks and instruments deployed as atmospheric noise while attention focuses on her voice - reaching low, straining high, letting elegance take care of itself..."New York Times (Publisher) (1/6/96, p.C16) - Included on Stephen Holden's list of the Top 10 Albums of `95 - "...eerie, atmospheric collaboration....a queen of country steps down from her pedestal to sing...with a frayed urgency..."Paste (magazine) - "It was, simply, a watershed. Emmylou Harris, with her song sense, acute rhythm guitar playing and set-on-stun gift as a vocal gut-leveler, was suddenly free to find the essence of her gift."0.2053297

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JazzTimes (p.95) - "The CD's nine meditative and often cinematic tracks offer a worldview where the various native rhythms are melding into one another, and the phenomenon is something to marvel at and ponder..."Dirty Linen (p.85) - "[S]he displays a remarkable maturity....[The instruments] give these melodic pieces a dreamy and visionary spaciousness."0.2053297

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Uncut (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he thickly atmospheric glaze of psych-folk and keyboard drone are still here, but they're kicking their heels - if not exactly rocking out - with a little country, some Beatlesy buzz and indie strum."0.2053297

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Alternative Press (p.155) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[They've] done nothing drastic to their gritty, bottom-heavy wall of sound. Instead, they've simply hankered down and spat out the best crop of songs they've ever written."0.2053297

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Alternative Press (p.138) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's smothered in optimism, with his glib vocals acting as your buoy in the sea of the world. An inspiring album."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.47) - "BRING ME YOUR LOVE pairs his familiar, achingly beautiful voice with much riper musical backing."0.2053297

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Q (6/97, p.150) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...the album's highpoints are right up there alongside Dylan's very best work..."0.2053297

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Rolling Stone (2/3/00, p.58) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...he moves...with verve....DMX doesn't stray far from his proven formula: schizophrenic flows and old-age-wisdom-meets-street-knowledge buttressed by sea-chanteylike choruses..."Rolling Stone (2/3/00, p.58) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...he moves...with verve....DMX doesn't stray far from his proven formula: schizophrenic flows and old-age-wisdom-meets-street-knowledge buttressed by sea-chanteylike choruses..."Entertainment Weekly (1/14/00, pp.73-4) - "...What makes DMX so compelling is the ravaged grain and electric urgency of his voice - he sounds like a man who...is just about to blow....That internal drama lends X a thematic ambition few contemporary rappers even bother to strive for..." - Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly (1/14/00, pp.73-4) - "...What makes DMX so compelling is the ravaged grain and electric urgency of his voice - he sounds like a man who...is just about to blow....That internal drama lends X a thematic ambition few contemporary rappers even bother to strive for..." - Rating: A-Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Excellent. The results are thrilling: dynamic anthemic stadium rap, plus loads of swearing..."Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Excellent. The results are thrilling: dynamic anthemic stadium rap, plus loads of swearing..."The Source (3/00, p.256) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...[DMX] hits you with that same X flow that made you wanna get at him in the first place. And as usual, the other side of his duel persona has a revealing conversation with God....his bark calls us...you just gotta feel."The Source (3/00, p.256) - 3.5 mics out of 5 - "...[DMX] hits you with that same X flow that made you wanna get at him in the first place. And as usual, the other side of his duel persona has a revealing conversation with God....his bark calls us...you just gotta feel."0.1691715

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.62-63) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The DJ built songs out of layer upon layer of sampled instruments and other sound fragments, most of which he processed, looped and re-arranged far beyond recognition....funky rhythms that never sound like they've been cut and pasted together..."Spin (p.134) - "[T]his remains a stone classic, channeling Afrika Bambaataa's genre-splicing, DJ-booth mysticism into a fully realized studio epic..."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #15 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (1/97, p.81) - 9 (out of 10) - "...layers slinky break-beats with sampled sounds--anything from church bells to War Of The Worlds and, egad, Tears For Fears....a cosmic-chamber feel complete with choruses of fallen angels, plucked harps, Mellotron, and cello..."Spin (p.102) - "One of the best hip-hop, yes hip-hop - records ever made."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.92) - "...Unfolding lik a surreal film soundtrack on which jazz, classical, and jungle fragments are artfully blended with turntable tricks and dialogue snippets, ENDTRODUCING... takes hip-hop into the next dimension." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (11/96, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Shadow's brief is to develop a totally sample-based idiom, weaving a cinematically broad spectrum so deftly layered that the sampling-is-stealing argument falls flat..."Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's an elegy from a vinyl mausoleum, a sonic fiction assembled by a keen-eared archaeologist."Alternative Press (4/97, p.70) - 5 (out of 5) - "...an undeniable hip-hop masterpiece....DJ Shadow remembers that sampling is an art form."Magnet (p.88) - "An instrumental album entirely composed of samples and influenced by both prog rock and Public Enemy was, at the time, revolutionary....Still unmatched in its carefree invention."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "Some consider...ENDTRODUCING... a broadcast from hip-hop's near future. But that notion ignores how much this disc reaffirms the music's creative roots....ENDTRODUCING is pretty damn good, with Shadow demonstrating an unerring ear for motif and texture, touching on everything from dub to funk to groove-jazz..."Option (1-2/97, p.73) - "...Shadow makes records the way Robert Rauschenberg made his combines: from scraps, pop artifacts, the things other people throw away....While some of his tracks float serenely on a cloud of jazzy phrasing and ambient textures, Shadow always lands on his beat..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #2 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (9/14/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...it flips hip hop inside out all over again like a reversible glove, and again, and again, and each time it's sudden and new. I am, I confess, totally confounded by it. I hear a lot of good records, but very few impossible ones....You need this record. You are incomplete without it."Rap Pages (12/96, p.33) - "...Innovative arrangements and structures of sound are present here, reflecting a mind that is constantly summoning collage forms..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[The album] returned hip hop's focus from the MC to the music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A decade on, DJ Shadow's affirmatory essay on record collecting as a creative endeavour has lost none of its grandeur."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #5 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.0.1642638

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[A] veritable treasure trove of electro-bubblegum, irresistible punk-funk and hypnotic noise experiments."0.1642638

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Rolling Stone (p.59) - "[A]n arena-ready collection of jokey rockers and sad-cowboy ballads that's as immaculate and assembly-line sturdy as a new SUV."Entertainment Weekly (p.85) - "[T]his one's less about attitude than song craft, with plenty of subliminal homage to the '70s country he grew up on...' -- Grade: B0.1642638

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CMJ (8/4/01, p.17) - "...You feel like you're in the front row and just caught one of Pepper Keenan's sweaty guitar picks. The track selection rocks..."0.1642638

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Rolling Stone (12/9/93, p.73) - 3.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...On ANODYNE, Uncle Tupelo's fourth album (and first for a major label), the trio continues making contemporary-sounding country rock for the perplexed generation..."Spin (11/93, p.136) - Highly Recommended - "...[ANODYNE] doesn't feel like a shrine to some black-and-white past...the pleasures of ANODYNE aren't in the words: they're in the cracks between guitar notes and the grain of voices..."Q (9/00, p.135) - Included in Q's "Best Alt.Country Albums Of All Time".Q (11/93, p.138) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Uncle Tupelo need only shed some of that Neil Young obsession to take the next step..."Uncut (6/03, p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This reissue of their 1993 swan song still sounds spectacular....This record is studded with rare booty..."Melody Maker (11/6/93, p.31) - "...ANODYNE is country music as open emotional wound....floods the senses like a visitation from an eclipse..."Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #28 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.NME (Magazine) (10/16/93, p.31) - 9 - Excellent Plus - "...Uncle Tupelo have crafted a record to rank with the country rock greats..."0.1495279

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Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.80) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (1/23/97, pp.62-63) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The DJ built songs out of layer upon layer of sampled instruments and other sound fragments, most of which he processed, looped and re-arranged far beyond recognition....funky rhythms that never sound like they've been cut and pasted together..."Spin (p.134) - "[T]his remains a stone classic, channeling Afrika Bambaataa's genre-splicing, DJ-booth mysticism into a fully realized studio epic..."Spin (9/99, p.126) - Ranked #15 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #12 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (1/97, p.81) - 9 (out of 10) - "...layers slinky break-beats with sampled sounds--anything from church bells to War Of The Worlds and, egad, Tears For Fears....a cosmic-chamber feel complete with choruses of fallen angels, plucked harps, Mellotron, and cello..."Spin (p.102) - "One of the best hip-hop, yes hip-hop - records ever made."Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, p.92) - "...Unfolding lik a surreal film soundtrack on which jazz, classical, and jungle fragments are artfully blended with turntable tricks and dialogue snippets, ENDTRODUCING... takes hip-hop into the next dimension." - Rating: A-Q (12/99, p.90) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (11/96, p.120) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Shadow's brief is to develop a totally sample-based idiom, weaving a cinematically broad spectrum so deftly layered that the sampling-is-stealing argument falls flat..."Uncut (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 - "It's an elegy from a vinyl mausoleum, a sonic fiction assembled by a keen-eared archaeologist."Alternative Press (4/97, p.70) - 5 (out of 5) - "...an undeniable hip-hop masterpiece....DJ Shadow remembers that sampling is an art form."Magnet (p.88) - "An instrumental album entirely composed of samples and influenced by both prog rock and Public Enemy was, at the time, revolutionary....Still unmatched in its carefree invention."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "Some consider...ENDTRODUCING... a broadcast from hip-hop's near future. But that notion ignores how much this disc reaffirms the music's creative roots....ENDTRODUCING is pretty damn good, with Shadow demonstrating an unerring ear for motif and texture, touching on everything from dub to funk to groove-jazz..."Option (1-2/97, p.73) - "...Shadow makes records the way Robert Rauschenberg made his combines: from scraps, pop artifacts, the things other people throw away....While some of his tracks float serenely on a cloud of jazzy phrasing and ambient textures, Shadow always lands on his beat..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #2 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (9/14/96, p.49) - Bloody Essential - "...it flips hip hop inside out all over again like a reversible glove, and again, and again, and each time it's sudden and new. I am, I confess, totally confounded by it. I hear a lot of good records, but very few impossible ones....You need this record. You are incomplete without it."Rap Pages (12/96, p.33) - "...Innovative arrangements and structures of sound are present here, reflecting a mind that is constantly summoning collage forms..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.65) - Ranked #18 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[The album] returned hip hop's focus from the MC to the music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A decade on, DJ Shadow's affirmatory essay on record collecting as a creative endeavour has lost none of its grandeur."NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #5 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.0.14519

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The Wire (12/00, pp.56-7) - "...An album bursting with inspiration and bubbling over with ideas....An essential album."Down Beat (5/01, p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[His] most ambitious, dazzling effort to date....exploring post-modern themes of self-consciousness and reflexivity, multiplicity, noise, randomness, time, interpretation and distortion..."0.1437308

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Dirty Linen (4-5/99, p.53) - "...a great energy....the sublime beauty of musicians in complete control of an instrument."0.1231978

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Spin (p.96) - "[I]t's a seemingly endless showcase for Del's noisy, high-bpm, pre-CHRONIC beatwork and formidable, fine-tuned verbal chops."0.1231978

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Rolling Stone (6/13/96, pp.85-86) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a hair away from being flawless....The aural jaggedness of contemporary clubland not only perfectly complements EBTG's piercing words and aching vocals but it also burns away any residual preciousness. What's left is raw, pure and absolutely gorgeous."Spin (9/99, p.164) - Ranked #87 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."Spin (1/97, p.59) - Ranked #15 on Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums of '96.'Spin (7/96, p.88) - 9 (out of 10) - "...Though [Thorn's] restraint runs counter to current diva acrobatics, she's still incredibly mannered, gently nudging songs along with a personalized assortment of heys and yeahs. It's the grain of her voice...rather than her range, that is special..."Entertainment Weekly (12/27/96-1/3/97, pp.144-146) - Ranked #2 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the "Top 10 Albums And Singles Of 1996."Entertainment Weekly (5/24/96, pp.93-94) - "...provide modern pop's first corollary to the weird sounds cooked up by the early '60s' most avant-garde lounge stylists: Esquivel and Martin Denny....[EBTG] offer an ideal conduit between today's chic underground and pop fans everywhere." - Rating: AVibe (8/96, p.132) - "...Everything But The Girl continue to explore new territory...and deeper into house, jungle and trip hop..."Melody Maker (5/4/96, p.59) - Recommended - "...Personally, I always found Ben and Tracey's continual love-affair-turned-sour laments a little too drippy, too sappy for my taste, but...oh, what a little laid back drum'n'bass can do!..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #12 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (6/96, p.117) - "...A certain lyrical introspection on the title track...infuses deep Jungle waves and breaks with resonance and sensitivity....[WALKING WOUNDED] is a testimony to the strength of collaboration, the possibility of rejuvenation..."NME (Magazine) (5/4/96, p.56) - 6 (out of 10) - "...isn't quite the all-out conversion to gutsy house, drum'n'bass and trip-hop we had hoped for....the songs are...well-crafted and no doubt spectacularly meaningful, and Thorn's vocals as finely elegiac and deeply emotive as ever..."0.1196223

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Dirty Linen (10-11/99, p.82) - "...This celebration of an evolving cultural identity makes a great introduction to some excellent players and features some great unfamiliar tunes."0.1026648

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