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Rolling Stone (5/92, p.81) - Highly Recommended - "...Yo La Tengo redefines guitar skronk while recapturing the crispness of country-rock songwriting and reinventing rock`n'roll ambience..."0.327233

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Musician (7/93, p.93) - "...beyond the novelty of hearing lightning-fast jazz chord runs on a banjo, one is taken with the ambience of these recordings--with piano or dance band arrangements behind him, and the hiss of these 60-to-70-year-old 78s--and it's hard to imagine anyone not being charmed by his world..."0.2719233

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Uncut (2/04, p.71) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[L]ike a field recording, full of hiss and crackle as she sings her spooky fairy tales over an acoustic guitar, accompanied occasionally by a muted banjo and meandering harmonica."Magnet (2/04, pp.98-9) - "[I]t's pretty, haunting and pulsing with life..."Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.101) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]t wields an oddly compelling spell."0.2719233

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Alternative Press (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "For all their impressive depth, the band still find time for blast beats, invigoratingly fast riffs and indecipherable Greenway hisses."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "Opener 'Strong Arm' is fast, violent and crammed with punk-metal riffage. 'Diktat' adds a death metal thrust and interweaving guitars...."0.2719233

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Spin (p.106) - "On PORCELAIN, the band recasts Ward's privates prayers as national anthems....Ward can scream with the best of them..." - Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.87) - "[P]ersonal, cohesive, and daring." - Grade: B+0.2617864

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Rolling Stone (3/1/01, p.54) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Quietly affirms the promise of a songwriter who can be simultaneously impenetrable, strange and oddly magnificent."Entertainment Weekly (2/16/01, p.98) - "...Highly eccentric....evoking Nick Drake and Syd Barrett, while tiny drum machines and tape hiss enhance the melodrama..." - Rating: B+Q (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Confident and inventive."NME (Magazine) (2/17/01, p.46) - 7 out of 10 - "...15 rather depressed lo-fi tunes....proof that the man is on a creative roll....There remains an underlying optimism and fondness for unapologetically pretty melodies that imparts a redeeming and lasting warmth..."0.2175386

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Spin (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] platform for the versatility of his eccentric genius."The Wire (p.67) - "[This] recording contains some of his finest and most immediate work....'Nothing Like This' is the winning moment, a beautifully naive love song over a dreamy reversed guitar sample sass."The Wire (p.55) - "Ditching studio sheen for layers of tape hiss and rugged snare hits, the rough hewn arrangements complement the album's lyrical motifs."CMJ (p.6) - "Dilla's fiercely chopped production integrates punk, industrial and techno with ease."CMJ (p.44) - "[The album plays] on Dilla's strengths as a performer..."0.2175386

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Q (10/95, p.136) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...The emphasis is...on the standard ballads repertoire, while Hartman's rich, intimate baritone in no way diminishes Coltrane's imagination and focus..."Down Beat (11/95, p.73) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...20-bit Super Mapping eradicates almost all the hiss, underscoring the analog warmth of this 1963 tete-a-tete of unfettered soul..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his inspired collaboration with iconic saxophonist John Coltrane undoubtedly represents the pinnacle of Hartman's career."0.2175386

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The Wire (p.61) - "Hear what it is that gives the producer's beats their dolorous languor and indirection: the three-bar loops, the barely perceptible tempo fluctuations, the drum and melody loops in canon-at-the-quaver."0.1963398

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Down Beat (p.65) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "NEW YORK DAYS shimmers like a gauzy landscape painting, with Turner's husky, vertical phrases and the hiss of Motian's cymbals and dominant textures."JazzTimes (p.78) - "Turner is the wild card here....His lines are austere and vertical whereas Rava plays sensuous, free, floating forms."JazzTimes (p.36) - Ranked #37 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009."Record Collector (magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Rava, an Italian trumpeter of some repute and a lengthy career, presents seven original recordings that find hip on tip-top form..."Signal To Noise (magazine) (p.64) - "Following a two-part improvisation in which Rava and Turner exchange roles at the halfway point, the trumpeter concludes with a pair of gorgeous ballads featuring melodies that are more fully formed."0.1903463

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Rolling Stone (5/19/94, p.100) - "...what sets this album apart is the way it illuminates the guitarist's debt to other bluesmen as well as his genius for pushing beyond those influences...."Entertainment Weekly (6/14/94, p.66) - "...paints a more complete picture of Jimi as traditionalist. Loose and improvisational, he had an amazing range..." - Rating: AOption (8/94, p.89) - "...Hendrix's masterful guitar playing - even on the most derivative of these third-string outtakes, 24 years after his death - provides a better lesson on creativity..."Musician (7/94, p.89) - "...Through the hiss and crackle of these recordings, you can actually hear the blues giving birth to the gymnastic blues-rock and psychedelic guitar that influenced the Stevie Ray Vaughans, the Robin Trowers and the Vernon Reids..."0.1903463

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Rolling Stone (p.81) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "APHRODITE is her finest work since 1997's underrated IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS, teaming her with Madonna producer Stuart Price."Spin - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Club crossover boffins Stuart Price and Calvin Harris bring the European boom-boom and post-Gaga hooks on every synth-soaked track..."Entertainment Weekly (p.116) - "The diminutive Australian diva is still delivering disco thunder from Down Under." -- Grade: A-Billboard (p.32) - "'Cupid Boy' matches Minogue's lusty delivery with the hisses and pulses of Sebastian Ingrosso's after-hours DJ sets....Cohesive, fun and fitting for a goddess."Clash (magazine) - "'All The Lovers' encapsulates the pure essence of Kylie: sexed-up vocals, delicate instrumentation and, of course, that climactic, breathtaking chorus."0.1903463

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Singer Maynard Keenan's operatic vocals, alternately simmering and shrill, are more personal and less pretentious than ever before."Rolling Stone (p.108) - Ranked #38 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "'Vicarious' and 'The Pot' are packed with clever twists on instant-hit-single kicks..."Spin (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "They've moved past metal to become their own genre....Keenan hisses a mysterious, gnomic gospel..."Alternative Press (p.196) - "10,000 DAYS packs enough beauty, heartache and triumph that it will be dissected, studied and envied by younger bands for years to come."Kerrang (Magazine) - "[E]pic, gradiose, mysterious and engaging....An album as substantial and challenging as only the great works of art can aspire to be..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.68) - Ranked #6 in Kerrang's "20 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "Self-indulgence never sounded so thrilling."Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's enough innovation of a musical nature to ensure they need not rely solely on vintage phantasmagoria to capture the imagination."0.163154

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Spin (12/97, pp.156-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...Driving relentlessly into the dark, PEACE AND NOISE avoids overt morbidity by masking Smith's doomsaying as fair warning for a world in peril....Like the realm it explores, this music is both vast and airless, and Smith is not a gentle guide--she grabs your arm and drags you in."Entertainment Weekly (10/03/97, p.84) - "...Smith has made peace with the ghosts that haunted 1996's mournful GONE AGAIN and reommitted to electricity for a triumphant album that's of a piece with her '70s masterworks....Smith's at her wild-eyed, visionary best." - Rating: B+Option (11-12/97, p.81) - "...a full return to the casual grace and power of her best early work..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #29 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (9/27/97, p.59) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a fiercely uncompromising record released on the back of a sprawling, emotional one....PEACE AND NOISE stands up, shakes a defiant fist, and hisses `death be not proud'."0.163154

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Rolling Stone (p.90) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[L]ush and layered: 'So Far to Go' could be a classic soul ballad....Dilla uses background hiss, vocal effects and the stark, hushed movie clips to inject a sense of foreboding."Spin (p.103) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The] album sports the trademark soul loops, crackling drums, and underwater ambience of his best past work..."Spin (p.57) - Ranked #35 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[I]t's a remarkably cohesive, entrancing farewell."Entertainment Weekly (p.87) - "His warm, intimate style is highlighted throughout, especially on 'So Far To Go,' a gorgeous ballad featuring floating coos from fellow enigmatic genius D'Angelo." -- Grade: A-The Wire (p.55) - "[T]he most astonishing thing about THE SHINING isn't so much its bright and celebratory tone as its modesty....Its elegiac tone is profoundly affecting and you can feel the silence when the music stops."CMJ (p.6) - "THE SHINING's live instrumentation lends a relaxed R&B lilt that accentuates the human warmth Yancey brought to every project."Vibe (p.138) - "His scattered styles are woven together seamlessly....SHINING brims with clear-cut and fully resolved ideas."XXL (Magazine) (p.176) - "[The album] commemorates his musical genius by juxtaposing lush loops with formidable flows."0.1359616

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