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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Ra Ra Riot combine Arcade Fire's orchestral reveries with Vampire Weekend's pop sensibility for an album that's both effervescent and heartbreaking."Rolling Stone (p.94) - Ranked #38 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "When life's unfairness doesn't' break a band, it makes for a heart-wrenching album."Spin (p.122) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he cello-rocking sextet has consistently inserted bubblegum earnestness into Arcade Fire melodrama....This nimble full-length wrings catharsis from pop with no lapses into pretension."Alternative Press (pp.150-151) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] majestic cover of Kate Bush's 'Suspended In Gaffa' is simply magical, its classical grace channeling DeVotchKa's finest moments."37.18673

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"[T]his is a suitable place to enroll in his extraordinary space programme." Uncut32.93247

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The Wire (p.53) - "Dunger has a tendency to lean hard on the end of some of his lines, giving them the hint of a veil. He also has a similarly sweet falsetto..."32.63345

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Uncut (magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The 19-minute 'Amboss' heads out there fast, Gottsching's arcing guitar leads held down, barely, by Schulze's racing drums..."32.63345

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Down Beat (6/96, p.44) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good/Excellent - "...a sparkling exception to the trend of bland tribute albums....32 bands...pay homage to the diversity and strength of the music and poetry of Ra and the Arkestra, arguing convincingly that Ra's work will stand the test of time....these tracks...true to Ra's spirit, straddle a line between ceremony and circus..."JazzTimes (9/96, pp.111-112) - "The Sun Ra legacy is spreading like solar energy to warm and animate all corners of the cosmos; the covers are worthy of galactic upheavals..."Option (3-4/96, p.130) - "...quite an accomplishment...this double CD concentrates primarily on contributions from Bay Area artists, many of whom are definitely on the wavelength..."26.60107

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Down Beat (5/93, p.37) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...finds [Ra] unbowed in spirit and still incisive on piano and synthesizer....the band is exuberant..."26.53699

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Rolling Stone (3/4/93, p.64) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a showcase for the Arkestra's tenor sax giant, John Gilmore, and introduces the band's show-stopping finale, `Enlightenment'..."Down Beat (5/92, p.56) - 4 Stars - Very GoodRecord Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[U]niversally perceived as one of Sun Ra's finest albums -- the compositions, arrangements and musicianship are unimpeachable..."26.32187

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Magnet (p.118) - "[F]orged from an alloy of primitive electronics, exotic percussion, plaster-cracking horn solos and tradition steeped swing rhythms."The Wire (p.63) - "The most notable track 'Heliocentric Worlds', is primarily an atmospheric Ra piano solo over Roger Blank's inventive percussive overlay and Ronnie Boykins's steady bass pulsations."23.11231

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The Wire (p.76) - "[T]his is a joyful amalgam of Ellingtonian swing, percussive nod towards a pan-African inheritance and occasional quirky evocations of an imagined ancient Egypt."22.84341

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"[A] touching and insightful film..."New York Times "Debuting feature director Alexandrowicz, previously a well-regarded documentary filmmaker, uses his background to make sure his droll, biting critique of Israeli society always comes off as realistic."Los Angeles Times22.69022

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Rolling Stone (12/21/00, pp.174-5) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...2 '73 LPs shelved during the chaos of his brief association with the Impulse label....CYMBALS is a bluesy smoker....CRYSTAL SPEARS is a big-band fantasia propelled by an army of percussionists and Ra's Afro-space keys..."Alternative Press (3/01, pp.92-4) - 4 out of 5 - "...Fanatics will surely rejoice....With passionate horn and reed soloists and uniquely textured arrangements the Arkestra are in dramatic form..."The Wire (10/00, p.60) - "...Extraordinary....it's music that doesn't sound much like anything else you might have heard..."JazzTimes (12/00, pp.99-100) - "...Decidedly bluesy....Ra's keyboards dominate the program....a reminder that many of Ra's better albums are simply all over th ecosmic lost, mixing concise, riff-based blowing vehicles with freely formed marathon improvisations..."19.90609

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Spin (1/97, p.82) - 8 (out of 10) - "...too uneven to provide the ideal introduction to Ra's omniverse...it's still a treasure trove of mischief, and an inspiring way of mapping the many rings of wound visited by America's most intrepid astral traveler..."Down Beat (1/97, p.44) - 4.5 Stars - (out of 5) - "Prepare yourself: This is one of the major archival projects of the decade....this excursion into Ra's extensive and virtually unkown work as a producer of seven-inch, 45-rpm singles lets listeners in on several heretofore shrouded zones in his seemingly boundless musical omniverse..."Option (11-12/97, p.132) - "...lots of beautifully bizarre nuggets....offbeat even by Sun Ra standards, this is not the place to start for Sun Ra neophytes. But for hardcore fans, how can you get along without it?"Musician (2/97, p.122) - "...equal parts big band swing, blues, R&B, performance art, black vaudeville, twentieth-century harmony and Afrocentric rythm-n-ning, animated by a folksy vision of the cosmos and a generous dollop of hokum..."19.90274

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