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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."40.1642

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"The richness of THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN lies in the close, tireless, enthusiastic attention it pays to the most mundane daily tasks, especially those involving food."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Kechiche elicits marvelous performances from his cast...and he establishes a rhythm ideally suited to presenting a complex, even messy, vision of everyday domestic conflict..."Box Office "[A] beautiful film, which captures the rhythms of displacement and hardship, the bond of family meals, and even the daily routines of the magnificent women who are part of Slimane's life." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN never slows, always engages....It is made of life itself."Chicago Sun-Times "Intense and realistic, equally involved with personal stories and social issues, it takes us inside a slice of France we rarely see and makes our time there hard to shake off."Los Angeles Times "THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN is mostly ambiance, at once intimate and austere....Quietly arranged tensions build to a simmer."Washington Post32.18391

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"The richness of THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN lies in the close, tireless, enthusiastic attention it pays to the most mundane daily tasks, especially those involving food."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Kechiche elicits marvelous performances from his cast...and he establishes a rhythm ideally suited to presenting a complex, even messy, vision of everyday domestic conflict..."Box Office "[A] beautiful film, which captures the rhythms of displacement and hardship, the bond of family meals, and even the daily routines of the magnificent women who are part of Slimane's life." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN never slows, always engages....It is made of life itself."Chicago Sun-Times "Intense and realistic, equally involved with personal stories and social issues, it takes us inside a slice of France we rarely see and makes our time there hard to shake off."Los Angeles Times "THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN is mostly ambiance, at once intimate and austere....Quietly arranged tensions build to a simmer."Washington Post24.26308

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"The picture has a gritty, harsh appearance with inherent film grain that provides an edgy texture to the storytelling....The soundtrack is energetic and exciting." Widescreen Review0.460631

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CMJ (7/19/99, p.33) - "...bristles with spirituality, reminding one somewhat of a clasic Impulse! session from the '60s or '70s. THe music's edge...[expresses] its sense of reaching, its mission and its vision."JazzTimes (12/99, pp.145-6) - "...continues to provide a thoughtful, challenging outlet for his against-the-grain colleagues and kindred spirits in Medicine Wheel....strikes a wonderful balance between form and freedom....provocative material..."0.2878944

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Entertainment Weekly (9/10/99, p.152) - "...Die-hard boosters...will find some chewable grains of wheat-field whimsy here, in a roadhouse revamp of 'Rain on the Scarecrow'...and surprisingly passionate readings of rock standards....It ain't Bruce. But it ain't half bad." - Rating: B-0.2878944

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Uncut (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[He] remains one of Jamaica's most exciting DJs....[Featuring] underground favorites including the Steely & Clevie-produced 'Year 4'."The Beat (Magazine) (p.13) - "Quick and clever with a lyrical turn, Beenie's huge popularity went against the grain of the growly dancehall dj style that dominates, managing a rare combination of gentle and gangster more akin to Tupak Shakur than Notorious B.I.G."0.2878944

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Powers offers more character and fervour per ounce than most of what's currently on sale in the blues market."0.2416777

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Uncut (p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "His latest boasts some rattling good tunes, not least 'There's A Hole', with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach."Magnet (p.95) - "12 superb tracks of Doe teaming up with pals like Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin, Black Keys fretboard ace Dan Auerbach and pedal steel player Greg Leisz..."CMJ (p.44) - "John Doe returns with a fevered collection, ranging from country barn-burners to bashing punk."No Depression (p.91) - "The duet with Edwards on 'The Golden State' shows a mature craftsmanship as a rich and romantic metaphor for Doe's adopted California....There has long been a noirish undercurrent to his music..."0.2416777

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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."0.227856

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"...Lee revels in mixing street cool with full-throttle emotion....HE GOT GAME provides potent entertainment..." Rolling Stone "...Big things to say....Washington does an award-worthy turn....[Allen] is an intense innocent..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...[Lee] returns full blast to what he does best....[Washington] gives a splendid, carefully measured performance..."New York Times "...A moving and often powerful story that wisely chooses to ask more questions than it answers..." Box Office "...Outstanding performances..."Premiere "...HE GOT GAME is always watchable and often compelling....Likable, affectionate and unashamedly warm-hearted, DANCER, TEXAS is a sentimental little picture that goes gently against the grain..." Los Angeles Times "Spike Lee brings the spirit of a poet to his films about everyday reality....Lee uses visual imagination to lift his material into the realms of hopes and dreams..." Chicago Sun-Times0.2015261

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"There is a sweet, sentimental side to TULPAN, but Mr. Dvortsevoy applies his own romanticism sparingly, allowing his slender, poignant narrative to thread its way, at times almost imperceptibly, through the film's rough and vivid documentary foreground."New York Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "TULPAN provides a wormhole into a world where the viewer becomes a nomadic sand grain whirling around and settling into the lives of a family and then flying up again to the next destination."Box Office Theres no room for mush in filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoys triumphant, intimate drama, no when the necessities of daily life are so elemental, and so tenderly observed. -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "[A] beautifully choreographed and photographed story about tradition and modernity in rural Asia." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 4 stars out of 4 -- "TULPAN is an amazing film....The film's closing shot is epic in its meaning and astonishing in its difficulty."Chicago Sun-Times0.2015261

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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..."0.2013981

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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."0.2013981

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "[The album] shudders with hardcore ferocity throughout....Frontman Dan Quiggle succeeds in injecting sharp melodic hooks into tracks like 'Blackout' and 'Break Me'."0.2013981

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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."0.2013981

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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."0.2013981

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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."0.2013981

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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."0.1628577

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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.0.1611185

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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."0.1611185

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Muzik (1/97, p.116) - 3.5 out of 5 - "...The unruly basslines and sparse rhythms that characterise each track may be too heavy for most dub virgins, but it remains a gem....further credence to King Tubby's reputation as Don of the mixing boards..."NME (Magazine) (6/9/01, p.39) - 8 out of 10 - "...It may seem a little bland but get stoned. It improves loads..."0.1611185

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